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Impassioned calls for police reform at Tyre Nichols' funeral

Feb. 01, 2023 18:34 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tyre Nichols' family and friends remembered him with songs of faith and heartfelt tributes Wednesday, blending a celebration of his life with outraged calls for police reform after the brutal beating he endured at the hands of Memphis police. Nichols’...

Biden approval steady after document discovery: AP-NORC Poll

Feb. 02, 2023 00:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — More U.S. adults disapprove than approve of the way President Joe Biden has handled the discovery of classified documents at his home and former office, a new poll shows, but that seems to have had little impact on his overall approval rating. The new poll from...

Israeli settler population in West Bank surpasses 500k

Feb. 02, 2023 01:53 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's West Bank settler population now makes up more than half a million people, a pro-settler group said Thursday, crossing a major threshold. Settler leaders predicted even faster population growth under Israel's new ultranationalist government. The report, by...

US, Philippines agree to larger American military presence

Feb. 01, 2023 23:32 PM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United States and the Philippines on Thursday announced plans to expand America's military presence in the Southeast Asian nation, with access to four more bases as they seek to deter China’s increasingly aggressive actions toward Taiwan and in the disputed South...

Kidnapper leaves bloody trail in Oregon, hides under house

Feb. 02, 2023 02:08 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police converged in force on the tiny, unincorporated community of Wolf Creek in southwest Oregon the night of Jan. 26 as they hunted for a suspect who was wanted for kidnapping and torturing a woman nearly to death — and who had previously been convicted of a similar crime...

Adani scraps $2.5B share sale after fraud claims hit stock

Feb. 02, 2023 02:24 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Embattled Indian billionaire Gautam Adani said Thursday his conglomerate will review its plans for raising capital after calling off his flagship company’s $2.5 billion share offering following the loss of tens of billions of dollars in market value due to claims of fraud by a...

Australia is removing British monarchy from its bank notes

Feb. 02, 2023 01:45 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is removing the British monarchy from its bank notes. The nation's central bank said Thursday its new $5 bill would feature an Indigenous design rather than an image of King Charles III. But the king is still expected to appear on coins that...

Targeting Iran, US tightens Iraq's dollar flow, causing pain

Feb. 02, 2023 01:42 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — For months, the United States has restricted Iraq’s access to its own dollars, trying to stamp out what Iraqi officials describe as rampant money laundering that benefits Iran and Syria. Iraq is now feeling the crunch, with a drop in the value of its currency and public anger...

'Dances With Wolves' actor due in court in sex abuse probe

Feb. 02, 2023 02:35 AM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former “Dances With Wolves” actor who faces at least five felonies for allegedly sexually abusing Indigenous girls is scheduled to face a judge for the first time in the case on Thursday. The possible charges against Nathan Chasing Horse, 46, include...

Punxsutawney Phil prepares to make Groundhog Day prediction

Feb. 02, 2023 01:17 AM EST

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — It’s Groundhog Day and people are waiting to learn whether a furry critter in a western Pennsylvania town will predict an early spring or six more weeks of winter. People will gather Thursday at Gobbler’s Knob as members of Punxsutawney Phil’s...

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Sony CFO to lead entertainment-electronic giant as president

Feb. 02, 2023 03:24 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Sony appointed a veteran executive as its president Thursday to lead the Japanese electronics and entertainment conglomerate through changing times, and reported a decline in its profit in the last quarter. Hiroki Totoki, Sony's chief financial officer, will become...

Austria expels 4 Russian diplomats based in Vienna

Feb. 02, 2023 03:15 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Austria's government said Thursday that it has ordered four diplomats based in Vienna, including two at Moscow's mission to U.N. agencies in the city, to leave the country. The Foreign Ministry said in a brief statement that two diplomats at the Russian Embassy had...

Iran blames Israel for drone attack, threatens retaliation

Feb. 02, 2023 03:10 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Thursday blamed Israel for a drone attack that targeted a military workshop in its central city of Isfahan over the weekend, warning it “reserves its legitimate and inherent right” to retaliate. Iran's mission to the United Nations,...

Adani scraps $2.5B share sale after fraud claims hit stock

Feb. 02, 2023 03:10 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Embattled Indian billionaire Gautam Adani said Thursday his conglomerate will review its plans for raising capital after calling off his flagship company’s $2.5 billion share offering following the loss of tens of billions of dollars in market value due to claims of fraud by a...

Israeli AG: Netanyahu mustn't deal with judicial changes

Feb. 02, 2023 03:06 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's attorney general has told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he must avoid being involved in an overhaul to the country's judicial system proposed by his government, saying in a letter made public Thursday that he risks a conflict of interest in his ongoing...

Vienna court convicts 2020 gunman's alleged helpers

Feb. 02, 2023 03:01 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court has convicted four men of terrorist offenses and participation in murder over their alleged links to a sympathizer of the Islamic State group who carried out a deadly shooting in Vienna in 2020. Two of the men were sentenced to life in prison by the...

Sunak marks 100 days as UK prime minister as problems mount

Feb. 02, 2023 02:52 AM EST

London (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has angry unions to the left of him, anxious Conservative Party lawmakers to the right and, in the middle, millions of voters he must win over to avert electoral defeat. It’s a daunting situation for Sunak, who on Thursday marks 100...

Bank of England poised for big rate hike to tame inflation

Feb. 02, 2023 02:46 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England is expected to raise interest rates by as much as half a percentage point Thursday as it seeks to tame the double-digit inflation fueling a cost-of-living crisis, public-sector strikes and fears of recession. The move would push the U.K.’s key...

Hong Kong woos tourists with air tickets and vouchers

Feb. 02, 2023 02:43 AM EST

Hong Kong (AP) — Hong Kong will give away air tickets and vouchers to woo tourists back to the international financial hub, racing to catch up with other popular travel destinations in a fierce regional competition. During the pandemic, the city largely aligned itself with...

'Dances With Wolves' actor due in court in sex abuse probe

Feb. 02, 2023 02:35 AM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former “Dances With Wolves” actor who faces at least five felonies for allegedly sexually abusing Indigenous girls is scheduled to face a judge for the first time in the case on Thursday. The possible charges against Nathan Chasing Horse, 46, include...