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Israel, Gaza fighters trade fire after deadly West Bank raid

Jan. 26, 2023 23:59 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza militants fired rockets and Israel carried out airstrikes early Friday as tensions soared following an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank that killed nine Palestinians, including at least seven militants and a 61-year-old woman. It was the deadliest...

DA: 5 Memphis cops 'all responsible' for Tyre Nichols' death

Jan. 26, 2023 22:37 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Five fired Memphis police officers were charged Thursday with murder and other crimes in the killing of Tyre Nichols, a Black motorist who died three days after a confrontation with the officers during a traffic stop. Shelby County District Attorney Steve...

Past US presidents, VPs asked to recheck for classified docs

Jan. 26, 2023 18:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives has asked former U.S. presidents and vice presidents to recheck their personal records for any classified documents following the news that President Joe Biden and former Vice President Mike Pence had such documents in their possession. The...

New barrage of Russian strikes in Ukraine kills at least 11

Jan. 26, 2023 16:27 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia fired more missiles and self-exploding drones at nearly a dozen Ukrainian provinces early Thursday, causing the first war-related death in Kyiv this year and killing at least 11 people overall, according to Ukrainian authorities. The attacks adhered to...

5 women, immense power: Can they keep US from fiscal brink?

Jan. 27, 2023 01:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — They are now among the most powerful women in Congress. But when they were first elected in the 1990s, they were often overlooked, or even talked down to. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, remembers that men would avoid asking her questions, addressing other men in the...

Farm where 4 were killed had separate shooting last summer

Jan. 27, 2023 00:36 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The shooting that left four dead at a California mushroom farm on Monday was at least the second time an employee tried to kill a coworker on the property, records show. Martin Medina, a manager at California Terra Garden, was charged with attempted murder...

Hong Kong to ban CBD, label it a 'dangerous drug'

Jan. 27, 2023 00:40 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong will ban CBD starting Wednesday, categorizing it as a “dangerous drug" and mandating harsh penalties for its smuggling, production and possession, customs authorities announced Friday. Supporters say CBD can treat a range of ailments including anxiety...

78 years on, Jewish Holocaust rescuers want their story told

Jan. 27, 2023 01:13 AM EST

KIBBUTZ HAZOREA, Israel (AP) — Just before Nazi Germany invaded Hungary in March 1944, Jewish youth leaders in the eastern European country jumped into action: They formed an underground network that in the coming months would save tens of thousands of fellow Jews from the gas chambers. ...

Tsitsipas beats Khachanov to reach 1st Australian Open final

Jan. 27, 2023 02:30 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Stefanos Tsitsipas had a harder time strictly following all of the rules than he did outplaying his opponent in the early going, then recovered after blowing two match points late in the third set, and eventually reached the final at the Australian Open for the first...

World champion says Rubik's Cube and violin go hand in hand

Jan. 27, 2023 01:12 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A University of Michigan student is one of the world’s foremost “speedcubers,” a person capable of quickly solving a Rubik’s Cube. He also is an accomplished violinist. Stanley Chapel says the two fields go hand in hand. Not only does...

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AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Jan. 27, 2023 03:27 AM EST

Jan. 20-26, 2023 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific. The gallery was curated by AP photo editor Hiro Komae in Tokyo. Follow AP visual journalism: ...

EU official: Russia shifts war focus to 'NATO and the West'

Jan. 27, 2023 02:21 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A senior EU official said Friday that Russia has taken its war against Ukraine to a “a different stage” by making indiscriminate attacks on civilians and non-military targets, while criticizing Moscow for triggering recent moves by Germany and the United States to send advanced...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Jan. 27, 2023 02:45 AM EST

JAN 20-26, 2023 From skiing in Austria and Italy to military exercises in Romania and haute couture fashion shows in Paris, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa. ...

Adani Group mulls suing US short-seller for fraud claims

Jan. 27, 2023 02:42 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Adani Group launched a share offering for retail investors Friday as it mulled taking legal action against U.S.-based short-selling firm Hindenburg Research for allegations of stock market manipulation and accounting fraud that caused heavy selling of its stocks this...

Asian shares edge higher, tracking Wall Street rally

Jan. 27, 2023 02:36 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares advanced Friday, tracking a rally on Wall Street following reports suggesting the economy and corporate profits may be doing better than feared. In Tokyo, data showed the core consumer price index was up 4.3%, slightly higher than expected and higher than...

Gunman kills security chief at Azerbaijan Embassy in Iran

Jan. 27, 2023 02:27 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A man armed with a Kalashnikov-style rifle attacked the Azerbaijan Embassy in Iran's capital Friday, killing the head of security at the diplomatic post and wounding two guards, authorities said. No one immediately offered a motive for the attack...

Auschwitz anniversary marked as peace again shattered by war

Jan. 27, 2023 02:23 AM EST

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau are gathering Friday to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German death camp in the final months of World War II, amid the horror of war again shattering peace in Europe. The former concentration...

Djokovic's dad to stay away from Australian Open semifinal

Jan. 27, 2023 01:24 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic's father decided to stay away from the 21-time Grand Slam champion's semifinal after getting embroiled in a flap involving spectators who brought banned Russian flags to Melbourne Park, Tennis Australia said Friday. In a release e-mailed...

78 years on, Jewish Holocaust rescuers want their story told

Jan. 27, 2023 01:13 AM EST

KIBBUTZ HAZOREA, Israel (AP) — Just before Nazi Germany invaded Hungary in March 1944, Jewish youth leaders in the eastern European country jumped into action: They formed an underground network that in the coming months would save tens of thousands of fellow Jews from the gas chambers. ...

World champion says Rubik's Cube and violin go hand in hand

Jan. 27, 2023 01:12 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A University of Michigan student is one of the world’s foremost “speedcubers,” a person capable of quickly solving a Rubik’s Cube. He also is an accomplished violinist. Stanley Chapel says the two fields go hand in hand. Not only does...