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Tyre Nichols' brutal beating by police shown on video

Jan. 27, 2023 22:31 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis authorities released video footage Friday showing Tyre Nichols being beaten by police officers who held the Black motorist down and repeatedly struck him with their fists, boots and batons as he screamed for his mother. The video is filled with violent...

Live Updates | Release of video of Tyre Nichols' beating

Jan. 27, 2023 22:55 PM EST

The Latest on the release of a Memphis Police Department video showing the beating of Tyre Nichols, who later died. WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are both condemning the Memphis police beating of Tyre Nichols that ended in his death. ...

Pelosi attack video shows struggle and savage hammer swing

Jan. 27, 2023 19:41 PM EST

Video released Friday shows the husband of former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi struggling with his assailant for control of a hammer moments before he was struck in the head during a brutal attack in the couple's San Francisco home last year. Police body-camera footage shows David...

Palestinian gunman kills 7 near Jerusalem synagogue

Jan. 27, 2023 22:51 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian gunman opened fire outside an east Jerusalem synagogue Friday night, killing seven people, including a 70-year-old woman, and wounding three others before he was shot and killed by police, officials said. It was the deadliest attack on Israelis in years and raised...

Police charge 2nd teen in Iowa school shooting that killed 2

Jan. 27, 2023 19:53 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities on Friday charged a second teenager with murder in the shooting deaths of two students at a Des Moines educational program. Bravon Michael Tukes, 19, of Des Moines, faces two counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder and one...

DEA Mexico chief quietly ousted over ties to drug lawyers

Jan. 27, 2023 20:17 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration quietly ousted its former top official in Mexico last year over improper contact with lawyers for narcotraffickers, an embarrassing end to a brief tenure marked by deteriorating cooperation between the countries and a record flow of cocaine,...

Tyre Nichols remembered as beautiful soul with creative eye

Jan. 27, 2023 19:46 PM EST

On most weekends, Tyre Nichols would head to the city park, train his camera on the sky and wait for the sun to set. “Photography helps me look at the world in a more creative way. It expresses me in ways I cannot write down for people,” he wrote on his website. He preferred...

Pence: 'Mistakes were made' in classified records handling

Jan. 27, 2023 21:42 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that he takes “full responsibility” after classified documents were found at his Indiana home. In his first public comments since the discovery, Pence said he hadn't been aware that the documents were in his residence...

Afghan soldier seeking US asylum hopes for 'American dream'

Jan. 27, 2023 21:52 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — In the months he was held in detention in Texas during his legal fight to remain in the U.S., Afghan soldier Abdul Wasi Safi thought he would eventually be returned to his home country and meet a likely death at the hands of the Taliban because of his work with the U.S. military. ...

Green comet zooming our way, last visited 50,000 years ago

Jan. 27, 2023 09:41 AM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A comet is streaking back our way after 50,000 years. The dirty snowball last visited during Neanderthal times, according to NASA. It will come within 26 million miles (42 million kilometers) of Earth Wednesday before speeding away again, unlikely to...

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Live Updates | Release of video of Tyre Nichols' beating

Jan. 27, 2023 22:55 PM EST

The Latest on the release of a Memphis Police Department video showing the beating of Tyre Nichols, who later died. WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are both condemning the Memphis police beating of Tyre Nichols that ended in his death. ...

Palestinian gunman kills 7 near Jerusalem synagogue

Jan. 27, 2023 22:51 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian gunman opened fire outside an east Jerusalem synagogue Friday night, killing seven people, including a 70-year-old woman, and wounding three others before he was shot and killed by police, officials said. It was the deadliest attack on Israelis in years and raised...

2 dead, 2 missing as rain pounds New Zealand's largest city

Jan. 27, 2023 20:46 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Police said Saturday that two people had died and two more were missing as record levels of rainfall pounded New Zealand's largest city, causing widespread disruption. Authorities declared a state of emergency for the Auckland region and the nation's...

Tyre Nichols' brutal beating by police shown on video

Jan. 27, 2023 22:31 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis authorities released video footage Friday showing Tyre Nichols being beaten by police officers who held the Black motorist down and repeatedly struck him with their fists, boots and batons as he screamed for his mother. The video is filled with violent...

White supremacists who attacked Black DJ at bar sentenced

Jan. 27, 2023 22:10 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Four white men with white supremacist ties were sentenced in federal court in Seattle Friday for a 2018 assault on a Black DJ at a bar in the suburb of Lynnwood. Judge Richard Jones sentenced the men to varying prison terms, the Daily Herald reported. ...

Driver in California cliff crash moved from hospital to jail

Jan. 27, 2023 22:08 PM EST

MONTARA, Calif. (AP) — The driver of a car that plunged 250 feet (76 meters) off a treacherous cliff in northern California, injuring his two young children and his wife, was released from the hospital and jailed on suspicion of attempted murder and child abuse, authorities said Friday. ...

Sheriff: 2 deputies who appeared at scene of Tyre Nichols beating have been relieved of duty pending internal probe

Jan. 27, 2023 22:08 PM EST
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Sheriff: 2 deputies who appeared at scene of Tyre Nichols beating have been relieved of duty pending internal probe.

Afghan soldier seeking US asylum hopes for 'American dream'

Jan. 27, 2023 21:52 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — In the months he was held in detention in Texas during his legal fight to remain in the U.S., Afghan soldier Abdul Wasi Safi thought he would eventually be returned to his home country and meet a likely death at the hands of the Taliban because of his work with the U.S. military. ...

DOJ appointee releases new plan for 'tenuous' Jackson water

Jan. 27, 2023 21:39 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The interim manager appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice to reform the troubled water system in Mississippi's capital city released a new financial plan Friday to change the way Jackson bills for water and spend hundreds of millions of federal relief funds paying down...

Grizzlies, other NBA teams speak out on Tyre Nichols' death

Jan. 27, 2023 21:37 PM EST

Memphis Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins watched a televised interview on Friday of Tyre Nichols’ mother speaking about the loss of her son, and lost control of his emotions. “I cried,” Jenkins said. The outrage, frustration, sadness and anger was evident around...