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Myanmar's Suu Kyi gets 4 years in trial seen as political

Dec. 06, 2021 06:55 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Aung San Suu Kyi, the civilian leader of Myanmar who was ousted in a de facto coup this year, was convicted of incitement and another charge Monday and sentenced to four years in prison — in a trial widely criticized as yet a further attempt by the country’s military...

Turning outrage into power: How far right is changing GOP

Dec. 06, 2021 05:33 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy appears to have settled on a strategy to deal with a handful of Republican lawmakers who have stirred outrage with violent, racist and sometimes Islamophobic comments. If you can't police them, promote them. ...

Bob Dole, a man of war, power, zingers and denied ambition

Dec. 06, 2021 00:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Dole willed himself to walk again after paralyzing war wounds, ran for Congress with a right arm too damaged to shake hands, and rose through the Senate ranks to become a long-serving Republican leader and tough and tireless champion of his party. ...

China attacks potential US diplomatic boycott of Olympics

Dec. 06, 2021 05:52 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday threatened to take “firm countermeasures” if the U.S. proceeds with a diplomatic boycott of February’s Beijing Winter Olympic Games. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian accused U.S. politicians of grandstanding over the issue...

Unvaccinated Italians face new restrictions as holidays near

Dec. 06, 2021 08:31 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy is making life more uncomfortable for unvaccinated people this holiday season, excluding them from indoor restaurants, theaters and museums starting Monday to reduce the spread of coronavirus and encourage vaccine skeptics to get their shots. Italian...

Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant

Dec. 05, 2021 17:28 PM EST

U.S. health officials said Sunday that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading throughout the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalizations. President Joe Biden's...

Pandemic stress weighs heavily on Gen Z: AP-NORC, MTV poll

Dec. 06, 2021 08:08 AM EST

Isolation. Anxiety. Uncertainty. The stresses of the coronavirus pandemic have taken a toll on Americans of all ages, but a new poll finds that teens and young adults have faced some of the heaviest struggles as they come of age during a time of extreme turmoil. Overall,...

EXPLAINER: Jussie Smollett's turn to testify. Will he?

Dec. 05, 2021 11:35 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — After two brothers spent hours telling a jury how Jussie Smollett paid them to carry out a fake racist and anti-gay attack on himself in downtown Chicago, the big question when the actor's trial resumes Monday will be whether or not he will tell his side of the story. ...

Pope returning home after trip focused on helping migrants

Dec. 06, 2021 06:51 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Pope Francis ended his visit to Greece on Monday by encouraging its young people to follow their dreams and not be tempted by the consumerist “sirens” of today that promise easy pleasures. Francis briefly struggled to keep his balance on the...

101-year-old returns to Pearl Harbor to remember those lost

Dec. 06, 2021 01:01 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — When Japanese bombs began falling on Pearl Harbor, U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class David Russell first sought refuge below deck on the USS Oklahoma. But a split-second decision on that December morning 80 years ago changed his mind, and likely saved his life....

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Pope: New meeting with Russian Orthodox patriarch possible

Dec. 06, 2021 08:38 AM EST

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Monday there are plans for a possible second meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, after their historic 2016 encounter in Cuba became a landmark in mending relations severed by the 1,000-year-old schism that divided...

Unvaccinated Italians face new restrictions as holidays near

Dec. 06, 2021 08:31 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy is making life more uncomfortable for unvaccinated people this holiday season, excluding them from indoor restaurants, theaters and museums starting Monday to reduce the spread of coronavirus and encourage vaccine skeptics to get their shots. Italian...

3 firefighters injured, rescued from Minneapolis home

Dec. 06, 2021 08:31 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three firefighters were injured and had to be rescued from a burning home in Minneapolis. Crews responded to the fire shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday. A neighbor called 911 after spotting the fire in the back of the single-family...

27 still missing after Indonesia volcanic eruption kills 22

Dec. 06, 2021 08:22 AM EST

SUMBERWULUH, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers dug out the body of a 13-year-old boy with their bare hands on Monday, as improved weather condition allowed them to resume their search for bodies after the highest volcano on Java island erupted with fury, killing at least 22 people and leaving 27...

Nobel Prizes awarded in pandemic-curtailed local ceremonies

Dec. 06, 2021 08:20 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Winners of the 2021 Nobel Prizes began receiving their awards on Monday in scaled-down local ceremonies adapted for pandemic times. For a second year, COVID-19 has scuttled the traditional formal banquet in Stockholm attended by winners of the prizes in...

New Hampshire police: 2 girls die in Interstate 93 crash

Dec. 06, 2021 08:20 AM EST

LITTLETON, N.H. (AP) — Two juvenile girls died in a crash on Interstate 93 in the town of Littleton, New Hampshire State Police said. The crash was reported at about 6:40 p.m. Sunday. A 36-year-old man from Milton, Vermont, was traveling north when he lost control of...

WHO: No 'doomsday,' but malaria fight disrupted by pandemic

Dec. 06, 2021 08:19 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Monday that the global response to the longtime threat of malaria has taken a hit as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted health services in many countries, leading to tens of thousands more deaths worldwide last year — as questions remain on...

Nehammer sworn in as Austria's third chancellor in 2 months

Dec. 06, 2021 08:19 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Karl Nehammer was sworn in Monday as Austria's third chancellor in two months, capping a round of upheaval triggered by the decision last week of Sebastian Kurz, the country's dominant political figure of recent years, to bow out of politics. Nehammer, 49,...

Turkey says mosque attacks on Cyprus won't go 'unanswered'

Dec. 06, 2021 08:15 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that attacks on Muslim houses of worship on Cyprus would “not go unanswered” following reports of an attempted arson attack on a mosque on the southern, internationally-recognized Greek Cypriot part of the divided...

Sudanese protest military coup, deal that reinstated PM

Dec. 06, 2021 08:14 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of Sudanese took to the streets Monday in the capital of Khartoum and other cities in the latest protests against the October military coup and subsequent deal that reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. Footage circulated on social media...