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Messi, Argentina beat Netherlands on penalties at World Cup

Dec. 09, 2022 22:07 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Lionel Messi started the match by delivering another soccer clinic. The Argentina superstar ended it sporting a bloodied top lip, shouting abuse to opponents and even blasting the referee. And of course there were goals, too, for one of the greats of the game...

Putin says more US-Russian prisoner exchanges are possible

Dec. 09, 2022 13:31 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that more U.S.-Russian prisoner exchanges are possible if Moscow and Washington find a compromise. Putin spoke a day after Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout was swapped for WNBA star and two-time Olympian Brittney Griner. ...

Ex-cop who kneeled on George Floyd’s back gets 3.5-year term

Dec. 09, 2022 22:49 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s back while another officer kneeled on the Black man’s neck was sentenced Friday to 3 1/2 years in prison. J. Alexander Kueng pleaded guilty in October to a state count of aiding and abetting...

Warnings on gay club shooter stir questions about old case

Dec. 09, 2022 20:20 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A California woman who warned a judge last year about the danger posed by the suspect in the Colorado Springs gay nightclub shooting said Friday that the deaths could have been prevented if earlier charges against the suspect weren't dismissed. Jeanie Streltzoff — a...

Soccer writer Grant Wahl dies at World Cup match in Qatar

Dec. 09, 2022 22:45 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Grant Wahl, one of the most well-known soccer writers in the United States, died early Saturday while covering the World Cup match between Argentina and the Netherlands. U.S. media seated near him said Wahl fell back in his seat in the media tribune at Lusail...

Hong Kong jails pro-democracy media tycoon over fraud

Dec. 09, 2022 23:49 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court sentenced a pro-democracy media tycoon to five years and nine months in prison on Saturday over two fraud charges linked to lease violations, the latest of a series of cases against prominent activists that critics say are aimed at crushing dissent in the city....

AP Investigation: Prison boss beat inmates, climbed ranks

Dec. 09, 2022 13:52 PM EST

The prison staff didn’t know much about the new acting warden. Then, they say, he made a bizarre and startling confession: Years ago, he beat inmates — and got away with it. Thomas Ray Hinkle, a high-ranking federal Bureau of Prisons official, was sent to restore order and trust...

Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema switches to independent

Dec. 09, 2022 17:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona announced Friday she has registered as an independent, a renegade move that could bolster her political brand but won't upend the Democrats' narrow Senate majority. She says she will not caucus with Republicans. Sinema,...

Kari Lake challenges her defeat in Arizona governor’s race

Dec. 09, 2022 23:04 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Kari Lake, the Republican defeated in Arizona governor’s race, is formally challenging her loss to Democrat Katie Hobbs, asking a court to throw out certified election results from the state's most populous county and either declare her the winner or rerun the governor's election...

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Today in History: December 10, Mandela is mourned

Dec. 10, 2022 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2022. There are 21 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 10, 2013, South Africa held a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, during which U.S. President Barack Obama...

Hong Kong jails pro-democracy media tycoon over fraud

Dec. 09, 2022 23:49 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court sentenced a pro-democracy media tycoon to five years and nine months in prison on Saturday over two fraud charges linked to lease violations, the latest of a series of cases against prominent activists that critics say are aimed at crushing dissent in the city....

Strong winds, up to 4 feet of snow forecast in Sierra Nevada

Dec. 09, 2022 23:17 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Another winter storm packing heavy snow and powerful winds was moving into the northern Sierra Nevada late Friday where as much as 4 feet (1.2 meters) of snow is forecast in the upper elevations around Lake Tahoe over the weekend. The National Weather Service...

Kari Lake challenges her defeat in Arizona governor’s race

Dec. 09, 2022 23:04 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Kari Lake, the Republican defeated in Arizona governor’s race, is formally challenging her loss to Democrat Katie Hobbs, asking a court to throw out certified election results from the state's most populous county and either declare her the winner or rerun the governor's election...

Federal data: Kansas oil spill biggest in Keystone history

Dec. 09, 2022 22:58 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A ruptured pipe dumped enough oil this week into a northeastern Kansas creek to nearly fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool, becoming the largest onshore crude pipeline spill in nine years and surpassing all the previous ones on the same pipeline system combined, according to...

Ex-cop who kneeled on George Floyd’s back gets 3.5-year term

Dec. 09, 2022 22:49 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s back while another officer kneeled on the Black man’s neck was sentenced Friday to 3 1/2 years in prison. J. Alexander Kueng pleaded guilty in October to a state count of aiding and abetting...

Flint water crisis charges dismissed against ex-Gov. Snyder

Dec. 09, 2022 22:46 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge dismissed criminal charges against former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder in the Flint water crisis, months after the state Supreme Court said indictments returned by a one-person grand jury were invalid. Snyder, a Republican who left office in 2019, was...

Soccer writer Grant Wahl dies at World Cup match in Qatar

Dec. 09, 2022 22:45 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Grant Wahl, one of the most well-known soccer writers in the United States, died early Saturday while covering the World Cup match between Argentina and the Netherlands. U.S. media seated near him said Wahl fell back in his seat in the media tribune at Lusail...

No food in 9 days for 19 Nevada prisoners on hunger strike

Dec. 09, 2022 22:19 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Through stifled sobs, Nina Fernandez described on Friday a vastly different version of events than those shared by Nevada prison officials as to why her son and dozens of others have been on hunger strike at a maximum-security prison for more than a week. The...

Prosecutor: No evidence hiding in wrongful conviction case

Dec. 09, 2022 22:02 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis judge won't sanction the city's top prosecutor after Missouri's attorney general accused her of concealing evidence in her effort to overturn the conviction of Lamar Johnson, who has spent nearly three decades in prison for a murder he contends he didn't commit. ...