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Memphis police disband unit that beat Tyre Nichols

Jan. 28, 2023 17:19 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis police chief on Saturday disbanded the city's so-called Scorpion unit after some of its officers beat to death Tyre Nichols, reversing an earlier statement that she would keep the unit intact. Police Director Cerelyn “CJ” Davis said she...

Trump opens 2024 run, says he's 'more committed' than ever

Jan. 28, 2023 17:11 PM EST

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump kicked off his 2024 White House bid with a stop Saturday in New Hampshire before heading to South Carolina, events in early-voting states marking the first campaign appearances since announcing his latest run more than two months ago. ...

Palestinian teen wounds 2, day after 7 killed in Jerusalem

Jan. 28, 2023 15:23 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A 13-year-old Palestinian boy opened fire in east Jerusalem on Saturday, wounding two Israelis, officials said, a day after another attacker killed seven outside a synagogue in the deadliest attack in the city since 2008. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened...

Police say 3 dead, 4 hurt in latest California shooting

Jan. 28, 2023 15:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three people were killed and four others wounded in a shooting at a short-term rental home in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood early Saturday morning, police said. The shooting occurred about 2:30 a.m. in the Beverly Crest neighborhood. This is at least the...

NFL playoffs: Vegas believes some classics could be coming

Jan. 28, 2023 11:20 AM EST

If Vegas oddsmakers are correct — and there's a reason those casinos are huge and luxurious — then football fans are in for a treat this weekend. The NFL's conference championship weekend is here: The Philadelphia Eagles will host the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC title while...

Election-denying lawmakers hold key election oversight roles

Jan. 28, 2023 09:23 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers who have spread election conspiracy theories and falsely claimed that the 2020 presidential outcome was rigged are overseeing legislative committees charged with setting election policy in two major political battleground states. Divided...

How to fix a howitzer: US offers help line to Ukraine troops

Jan. 28, 2023 09:39 AM EST

A MILITARY BASE IN SOUTHEASTERN POLAND (AP) — On the front lines in Ukraine, a soldier was having trouble firing his 155 mm howitzer gun. So, he turned to a team of Americans on the other end of his phone line for help. “What do I do?” he asked the U.S. military team member,...

Tyre Nichols remembered as beautiful soul with creative eye

Jan. 27, 2023 23:56 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...

Japan firm opens whale meat vending machines to push sales

Jan. 28, 2023 05:05 AM EST

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — A Japanese whaling operator, after struggling for years to promote its products amid protests from conservationists, has found a new way to cultivate clientele and bolster sales: whale meat vending machines. The Kujira (Whale) Store, an unmanned outlet that...

Aryna Sabalenka wins 1st Grand Slam title at Australian Open

Jan. 28, 2023 09:19 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One point away from her first Grand Slam title, Aryna Sabalenka faulted. And then she faulted again. She grimaced. She yelled and turned her back to the court. She wiggled her shoulders and exhaled. Clearly, this business of winning the Australian Open...

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In 67 minutes of video, brutality followed by nonchalance

Jan. 28, 2023 17:54 PM EST

If you stumbled on the scene too late, you might have missed him there, bloodied and beaten. The officers’ demeanors seem untroubled and their work nonurgent as they mill at this quiet corner trading battle tales, a fist bump and a back pat. The police ranks have ballooned, but...

Bus falls into ravine in northern Peru, leaving 25 dead

Jan. 28, 2023 17:45 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A passenger bus fell into a ravine in northern Peru on Saturday leaving at least 25 people dead and others injured, authorities said. The bus belonging Q’orianka Tours had left the capital of Lima for the Tumbes region near the Ecuador border on Peru's coastal...

Utah governor OKs bill banning gender-affirming health care

Jan. 28, 2023 17:41 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s Republican governor on Saturday signed bills that ban youth from receiving gender-affirming health care and allow families to receive scholarships to pay for education outside the public school system, both measures that are part of larger nationwide movements. ...

N. Carolina church says it lost nearly $800K in email scam

Jan. 28, 2023 17:40 PM EST

ELKIN, N.C. (AP) — Leaders of a northwestern North Carolina church say cybercriminals stole nearly $800,000 that the congregation spent years raising to build a new sanctuary that's supposed to be completed in a few months. It happened in November when Elkin Valley Baptist Church...

Northern California police shoot, wound 17-year-old male

Jan. 28, 2023 17:38 PM EST

TRACY, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California shot and wounded a 17-year-old male wielding a knife Friday, authorities said. Tracy Police Department officials said in a statement that the department received a call Friday before 2 p.m. about two males, one of whom was holding...

Distrust of police: Black parents, children have 'the talk'

Jan. 28, 2023 17:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — About 50 years ago, Greg Bowens was given “the talk” — sage advice about what young Black people should do and, more importantly, not do when stopped by police in Detroit. But just this month, Tyre Nichols, a Black man, died after police officers in Memphis,...

Israeli PM Netanyahu announces punitive steps in response to Palestinian attacks, including 'strengthening' settlements

Jan. 28, 2023 17:24 PM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli PM Netanyahu announces punitive steps in response to Palestinian attacks, including 'strengthening' settlements.

Officials: 6 die, 3 injured in crash in upstate New York

Jan. 28, 2023 17:23 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Six people died in upstate New York when a freight truck and an express bus carrying more than a dozen people collided Saturday near the U.S.-Canada border, state police said. Three others were injured, including one in critical condition. They were being...

Memphis police disband unit that beat Tyre Nichols

Jan. 28, 2023 17:19 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis police chief on Saturday disbanded the city's so-called Scorpion unit after some of its officers beat to death Tyre Nichols, reversing an earlier statement that she would keep the unit intact. Police Director Cerelyn “CJ” Davis said she...

Bystander wounded in shootout with police at Arizona RV park

Jan. 28, 2023 17:13 PM EST

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A bystander was struck by gunfire during a shootout between a suspect and officers at a recreational vehicle park in northwestern Arizona, authorities said. Bullhead City police said officers went to the Silver View RV Resort on Friday to investigate...