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6th Memphis officer relieved of duty in Nichols arrest

Jan. 30, 2023 16:27 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Police Department has disciplined an officer involved in the arrest, beating and death of Tyre Nichols, the department said Monday, widening the circle of punishment for a killing that has already led to the murder indictment of five officers and outraged the...

Trump investigations: Georgia prosecutor ups anticipation

Jan. 30, 2023 11:59 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Donald Trump and his allies have been put on notice by a prosecutor, but the warning didn’t come from anyone at the Justice Department. It was from a Georgia prosecutor who indicated she was likely to seek criminal charges soon in a two-year...

School where boy shot teacher reopens with added security

Jan. 30, 2023 15:52 PM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The Virginia elementary school where a 6-year-old boy shot his teacher reopened Monday with stepped-up security and a new administrator, as nervous parents and students expressed optimism about a return to the classroom. Richneck Elementary School in...

Pakistan mosque suicide bomber kills 59, wounds over 150

Jan. 30, 2023 14:28 PM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a crowded mosque inside a police compound in Pakistan on Monday, causing the roof to collapse and killing at least 59 people and wounding more than 150 others, officials said. Most of the casualties were police officers. It was not...

Experts urge better opioid rescue drug access to save lives

Jan. 29, 2023 10:24 AM EST

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Jessie Blanchard started small nearly five years ago, just trying to get enough of the rescue drug naloxone that reverses opioid overdoses to keep her daughter from dying from an overdose. She pleaded with colleagues at the college where she’s an adjunct...

Fed, set to impose smaller hike, may hint of fewer increases

Jan. 30, 2023 11:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is poised this week to raise its benchmark interest rate for an eighth time since March. But the Fed will likely announce a smaller hike for a second straight time, and it could change some key wording in its post-meeting statement about future rate...

2 Cuban sisters' 4,200-mile journey to the US and a new life

Jan. 30, 2023 10:30 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The Rolo González sisters walked out of Nicaragua's main airport and peered out onto a sea of young men. The Central American “coyotes” squinted back, trying to find the people they would smuggle to the United States. These were the first steps that 19-year-old...

Ex-Twitter execs to testify on block of Hunter Biden story

Jan. 30, 2023 13:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Twitter employees are expected to testify next week before the House Oversight Committee about the social media platform’s handling of reporting on President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden. The scheduled testimony, confirmed by the committee Monday, will...

Michael Jackson's nephew to star in King of Pop biopic

Jan. 30, 2023 13:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Jackson's 26-year-old nephew, Jaafar Jackson, will play the King of Pop in the planned biopic “Michael” to be directed by Antoine Fuqua. Lionsgate announced Jackson's casting Monday for the film being produced by Oscar-winning “Bohemian Rhapsody”...

Purdue a unanimous No. 1 in AP Top 25; Vols up to No. 2

Jan. 30, 2023 13:01 PM EST

Purdue became this season's first unanimous No. 1 team in the AP Top 25 men's college basketball poll Monday after wins over Michigan and Michigan State last week as chaos ensued behind the Boilermakers among other ranked teams. More than half of Top 25 teams lost, including...

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6th Memphis officer relieved of duty in Nichols arrest

Jan. 30, 2023 16:27 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Police Department has disciplined an officer involved in the arrest, beating and death of Tyre Nichols, the department said Monday, widening the circle of punishment for a killing that has already led to the murder indictment of five officers and outraged the...

What winter? NYC goes without any measurable snowfall so far

Jan. 30, 2023 16:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It's winter, so where's the white stuff? It's not covering the ground in New York City. Since summer ended, there hasn't been any measurable snowfall in the city, meaning at least one-tenth of an inch accumulating on the ground, according to the National Weather...

US sanctions Mexican international cartel lieutenant

Jan. 30, 2023 16:24 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions Monday on an international operator for the Sinaloa drug cartel whose activities span the globe. The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control blocked any U.S. properties of José Angel Rivera Zazueta and two...

Stocks sink as markets brace for big week with Fed, earnings

Jan. 30, 2023 16:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks sank Monday as Wall Street prepped for a week full of potentially market-moving events, from decisions on interest rates around the world to earnings reports from the biggest U.S. companies. The S&P 500 dropped 1.3%, giving back some of the gains that had...

Brazil's Bolsonaro applies for 6-month U.S. visitor visa

Jan. 30, 2023 16:23 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has filed a request for a six-month visitor visa to stay in the U.S., indicating he may have no immediate intention of returning home, where legal issues await. The application was first reported by The Financial...

Youth program leader hurt in school shooting out of hospital

Jan. 30, 2023 16:23 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The founder of an educational program for at-risk youth in Des Moines has been released from the hospital, his family said Monday, a week after he was wounded and two students were shot dead. Will Keeps, 49, a former Chicago gang member who moved to Iowa and...

AI: World likely to hit key warming threshold in 10-12 years

Jan. 30, 2023 16:13 PM EST

The world will likely breach the internationally agreed-upon climate change threshold in about a decade, and keep heating to break through a next warming limit around mid-century even with big pollution cuts, artificial intelligence predicts in a new study that's more pessimistic than previous...

MLB The Show '23 cover athlete is Marlins' Jazz Chisholm

Jan. 30, 2023 16:08 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Jazz Chisholm Jr., the Miami Marlins’ Euro-stepping, home-run blasting all-star, has goals beyond his impressive stats. With every stolen base and acrobatic catch, Chisholm hopes to have an impact on the next generation of players. “I had Ken Griffey Jr., who was a...

Ex-Guatemalan police chief convicted of US visa fraud

Jan. 30, 2023 16:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Guatemalan police chief has been found guilty of lying on his U.S. immigration papers about a prior conviction for killing two political activists in his country, U.S. authorities said Monday. Catalino Esteban Valiente Alonzo, an 82-year-old resident of...

State in deal with plastics maker over PFAS contamination

Jan. 30, 2023 15:56 PM EST

BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — A plastics manufacturer reached an agreement with the state to investigate and address hazardous substances known as “forever chemicals” at a former factory in Livingston County, Attorney General Dana Nessel said Monday. Asahi Kasei Plastics North America...