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Tyre Nichols' brutal beating by police shown on video

Jan. 28, 2023 04:01 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities released video footage Friday showing Tyre Nichols being beaten by five Memphis police officers who held the Black motorist down and repeatedly struck him with their fists, boots and batons as he screamed for his mother. The video is filled with...

A timeline of events in Tyre Nichols arrest, death

Jan. 27, 2023 23:47 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A timeline of events in the Tyre Nichols case, which sparked state and federal investigations into police brutality and led to murder and other charges against the five officers involved in his arrest this month: — Jan. 7: Tyre Nichols is pulled over by...

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

Jan. 28, 2023 00:41 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,...

Palestinian teen wounds 2, day after 7 killed in Jerusalem

Jan. 28, 2023 07:16 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A 13-year-old Palestinian attacker opened fire in east Jerusalem on Saturday, wounding two people, officials said, a day after another assailant killed seven outside a synagogue in the deadliest attack in the city since 2008. The shooting in the Palestinian...

Republicans confront bitter divide; no clear path forward

Jan. 28, 2023 01:02 AM EST

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Ronna McDaniel has become the longest serving leader of the Republican National Committee since the Civil War. But now, she must confront a modern-day civil war within the GOP. Frustrated Republicans from state capitals to Capitol Hill to the luxury...

Trump kicks off 2024 bid with events in early voting states

Jan. 28, 2023 00:25 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is set to kick off his 2024 White House bid on Saturday with visits to a pair of early voting states, his first campaign events since launching his bid more than two months ago. Trump will be the keynote speaker at the New...

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...

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...

Pence: 'Mistakes were made' in classified records handling

Jan. 27, 2023 21:42 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that he takes “full responsibility” after classified documents were found at his Indiana home. In his first public comments since the discovery, Pence said he hadn't been aware that the documents were in his residence...

‘He’s close to us’: Wheelchair users in Africa await pope

Jan. 28, 2023 05:26 AM EST

GOMA, Congo (AP) — When Pope Francis arrives in Congo and South Sudan next week, thousands of people will take special note of a gesture more grounded than the sign of the cross. Watching from their wheelchairs, they will relate to the way he uses his. The pope, who began using a...

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Challenge for Tunisian democracy: Getting voters to show up

Jan. 28, 2023 07:25 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia was once the Arab world’s hope for a new era of democracy. Now it’s in the midst of an election that’s more of an embarrassment than a model. Barely 11% of voters turned out in the first round of parliamentary elections last month, boycotted by...

Italy's premier visits Libya for talks on energy, migration

Jan. 28, 2023 07:17 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Italy’s prime minister visited Libya for talks Saturday with officials from the country’s west-based government focusing on energy and migration, top issues for Italy and the European Union. Libya is the third North African country Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni...

Palestinian teen wounds 2, day after 7 killed in Jerusalem

Jan. 28, 2023 07:16 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A 13-year-old Palestinian attacker opened fire in east Jerusalem on Saturday, wounding two people, officials said, a day after another assailant killed seven outside a synagogue in the deadliest attack in the city since 2008. The shooting in the Palestinian...

Climate activists block main road into The Hague

Jan. 28, 2023 07:11 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Hundreds of climate activists blocked one of the main roads into The Hague on Saturday, defying attempts to prevent their protest that have sparked concerns about restrictions on the right to demonstrate in the Netherlands. The protesters, many waving...

Philippines probes labor abuses in Kuwait after new killing

Jan. 28, 2023 07:03 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government said Saturday it will take steps to assess and prevent abuses including rape and maltreatment of Filipino workers in Kuwait, after a housemaid was killed and dumped in a desert in the oil-rich emirate. The remains of Jullebee...

Flights canceled as UK airline Flybe sinks into bankruptcy

Jan. 28, 2023 05:48 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Struggling U.K. regional airline Flybe collapsed for the second time in three years Saturday, putting jobs on the line and leaving passengers stranded. The airline initially slumped into bankruptcy in March 2020, shedding 2,400 jobs, as coronavirus restrictions...

‘He’s close to us’: Wheelchair users in Africa await pope

Jan. 28, 2023 05:26 AM EST

GOMA, Congo (AP) — When Pope Francis arrives in Congo and South Sudan next week, thousands of people will take special note of a gesture more grounded than the sign of the cross. Watching from their wheelchairs, they will relate to the way he uses his. The pope, who began using a...

Czechs select successor to Milos Zeman in president runoff

Jan. 28, 2023 05:10 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech voters were casting ballots on the second day of a presidential runoff election on Saturday, picking a successor to Milos Zeman in the largely ceremonial post. Retired army Gen. Petr Pavel and populist billionaire Andrej Babis, advanced to a second round of...

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...

Sabato De Sarno named new Gucci creative director

Jan. 28, 2023 04:52 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italian designer Sabato De Sarno has been named the new creative director of Gucci, and will unveil his first collection during Milan Fashion Week next September, Gucci and parent company Kering announced Saturday. De Sarno has previously worked for Prada, Dolce &...