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Woman charged in pond crash waives hearing, headed to trial

Feb. 02, 2023 17:15 PM EST

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — A woman whose three young sons drowned after she crashed her SUV into an icy pond is headed to trial. Leticia Gonzales, 31, of Holland, waived her preliminary hearing before it could be held Thursday, MLive.com reported. The hearing is the stage in the...

Today in History: FEB 1, Space shuttle Columbia breaks up

Feb. 01, 2023 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2023. There are 333 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: In Feb. 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke up during re-entry, killing all seven of its crew members:...

Authorities in Honduras order exhumation of land activist

Jan. 30, 2023 18:26 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran authorities on Monday ordered the exhumation of the body of a land defender who died under unclear circumstances near the country’s Caribbean coast. Members of an ethnic group of mixed African and Indigenous heritage contend the death of...

New this week: Lukas Graham, 'That 90’s Show' and 'Jung_E'

Jan. 20, 2023 10:23 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES — ”Train to Busan” and “Hellbound” director Yeon Sang-Ho has a new sci-fi...

Saved from death at sea, Syrian refugees face deportation

Jan. 18, 2023 01:06 AM EST

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — On New Year’s Eve, a small boat carrying more than 230 would-be migrants, most of them Syrians, broke down and began to sink after setting sail from the northern coast of Lebanon. Since the collapse of Lebanon's economy in 2019, an increasing number of...

Review: Spellbinding ‘Saint Omer’ straddles truth, fiction

Jan. 13, 2023 20:10 PM EST

First, the real-life facts of the case, more shocking than you’ll find in most fiction: In November 2013, a mother took a train from Paris to the northern French coast, along with her 15-month old daughter. She checked into a hotel, walked down to the water at night, fed the hungry child, and...

Greece: Somali man beats life sentence for migrant smuggling

Jan. 09, 2023 13:01 PM EST

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — An appeals court in Greece has ordered the release of a Somali migrant who had been sentenced to life in prison for people smuggling, in a case that has drawn international attention to draconian border protection laws in the European Union country. Mohammad Hanad Abdi was...

Body of 2nd missing ice fisherman recovered at NJ reservoir

Jan. 02, 2023 11:46 AM EST

KINNELON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say they have recovered the body of a second man believed to have drowned while ice fishing at a New Jersey reservoir. Morris County prosecutors say family members called Butler police at about 2 p.m. Saturday to report that a 76-year-old Passaic...

2 NJ ice fishermen feared drowned; 1 body found, 1 sought

Jan. 01, 2023 10:55 AM EST

KINNELON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities searching for two men believed to have drowned while ice fishing at a New Jersey reservoir say one body has been recovered and another is being sought. Morris County prosecutors say family members called Butler police at about 2 p.m. Saturday to...

Parents of 2 among 3 dead after fall in icy Arizona lake

Dec. 29, 2022 11:28 AM EST

FOREST LAKES, Ariz. (AP) — A mother and father of two as well as another parent, all Indian nationals, were the drowning victims recovered from a frigid Arizona lake. The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the identities of 49-year-old Narayana Muddana and his wife,...