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6th Memphis officer disciplined, fire workers fired

Jan. 30, 2023 18:17 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...

President Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11

Jan. 30, 2023 17:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden informed Congress on Monday that he will end the twin national emergencies for addressing COVID-19 on May 11, as most of the world has returned closer to normalcy nearly three years after they were first declared. The move to end the national...

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...

School where boy shot teacher reopens with added security

Jan. 30, 2023 17:18 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...

Dems urge Biden to halt aid to Peru over protest crackdown

Jan. 30, 2023 17:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A group of House Democrats is urging the Biden administration to suspend all U.S. security assistance to Peru over a “pattern of repression” of antigovernment protests that has resulted in more than 50 civilian deaths. The letter, sent Monday and a copy of which...

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...

Treasury to increase borrowing amid debt ceiling standoff

Jan. 30, 2023 16:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Monday it plans to increase its borrowing during the first three months of 2023, even as the federal government is bumping up against a $31.4 trillion limit on its legal borrowing authority. The U.S. plans to borrow $932 billion during...

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...

Dolphins, humans both benefit from fishing collaboration

Jan. 30, 2023 15:55 PM EST

A fishing community in southern Brazil has an unusual ally: wild dolphins. Accounts of people and dolphins working together to hunt fish go back millennia, from the time of the Roman Empire near what is now southern France to 19th century Queensland, Australia. But while historians...

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US sanctions Mexican international cartel lieutenant

Jan. 30, 2023 18:29 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...

State capital mayor: Plan for courts is like apartheid

Jan. 30, 2023 18:27 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Legislation that would create a separate court system run by unelected judges in part of Mississippi’s capital city is racially motivated, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said Monday. At a Monday news conference, Lumumba excoriated several bills moving...

No charges vs Phoenix policemen accused of excessive force

Jan. 30, 2023 18:27 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced Monday that no criminal charges will be filed against two Phoenix officers accused of using excessive force during an arrest last year. The Phoenix Police Department previously recommended criminal charges against the...

Man arrested for attacking LA-area drivers' vehicles

Jan. 30, 2023 18:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man suspected of being the Tesla driver seen in viral videos attacking Los Angeles-area motorists' vehicles with a pipe was arrested over the weekend, the California Highway Patrol said Monday. Nathaniel Walter Radimak, 36, was arrested Sunday...

Authorities in Honduras order exhumation of land activist

Jan. 30, 2023 18:26 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran authorities on Monday ordered the exhumation of the body of a land defender who died under unclear circumstances near the country’s Caribbean coast. Members of an ethnic group of mixed African and Indigenous heritage contend the death of...

Rare southern New Mexico butterfly now an endangered species

Jan. 30, 2023 18:26 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has named the Sacramento Mountains checkerspot butterfly in New Mexico as an endangered species, an environmental group said Monday. The orange and dark-brown butterfly is found only in high-elevation meadows in the...

Two Memphis Fire Department emergency medical workers and a driver have been fired over Tyre Nichols' death

Jan. 30, 2023 18:26 PM EST
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two Memphis Fire Department emergency medical workers and a driver have been fired over Tyre Nichols' death.

Priscilla Presley disputes trust of late Lisa Marie Presley

Jan. 30, 2023 18:21 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Priscilla Presley has filed legal documents disputing who oversees the estate of her late daughter Lisa Marie Presley. The filing in Los Angeles Superior Court last week disputes the validity of a 2016 amendment to Lisa Marie Presley's living trust that removed...

Lawmakers shelve bills cutting unemployment appeals times

Jan. 30, 2023 18:18 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers have shelved a pair of bills that would have given unemployment claimants half as much time to file an appeal with a state agency still struggling with pandemic-related cases. A Senate panel on Monday voted unanimously to pass by the...

6th Memphis officer disciplined, fire workers fired

Jan. 30, 2023 18:17 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...