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Memphis police disband unit that fatally beat Tyre Nichols

Jan. 28, 2023 23:12 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis police chief disbanded the city's so-called Scorpion unit on Saturday, citing a “cloud of dishonor” from newly released video that showed some of its officers beating Tyre Nichols to death after stopping the Black motorist. Police Director...

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...

Russians gone from Ukraine village, fear and hardship remain

Jan. 29, 2023 03:07 AM EST

KALYNIVSKE, Ukraine (AP) — When night falls in Tatiana Trofimenko’s village in southern Ukraine, she pours sunflower oil that aid groups gave her into a jar and seals it with a wick-fitted lid. A flick of a match, and the make-do candle is lit. “This is our electricity,”...

Iran says drone attack targets defense facility in Isfahan

Jan. 29, 2023 04:30 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bomb-carrying drones targeted an Iranian defense factory in the central city of Isfahan overnight, authorities said early Sunday, causing some damage at the plant amid heightened regional and international tensions engulfing the Islamic Republic. ...

Israeli police seal off home of Jerusalem synagogue attacker

Jan. 29, 2023 05:17 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Sunday sealed up the east Jerusalem home of a Palestinian attacker who killed seven people and wounded three outside a synagogue, one of several punitive measures approved by Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet overnight. The move came following a...

Djokovic leads 2-0 in Australian Open final vs Tsitsipas

Jan. 29, 2023 05:51 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic is one set away from his 10th Australian Open singles championship and his 22nd Grand Slam title. Djokovic won the first set 6-3 and the second 7-6 (4) against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open men's singles final on Sunday. ...

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

Jan. 28, 2023 19:17 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump kicked off his 2024 White House bid with stops Saturday in New Hampshire and South Carolina, events in early-voting states marking the first campaign appearances since announcing his latest run more than two months ago. ...

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...

UK leader fires party chairman over tax bill allegations

Jan. 29, 2023 05:05 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak fired the chairman of his ruling Conservative Party Sunday over a “serious breach” of the ministerial code. Pressure had been building on Nadhim Zahawi amid allegations he settled a multimillion-dollar unpaid tax bill while he...

US skier Shiffrin leads slalom in pursuit of record 86th win

Jan. 29, 2023 04:43 AM EST

SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic (AP) — American skier Mikaela Shiffrin had what she called a “perfect run” to lead a women’s World Cup slalom after the opening leg Sunday as she approached the all-time record for the most career wins with 86. If Shiffrin wins the race, she...

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Passenger bus in Pakistan crashes, catches fire killing 40

Jan. 29, 2023 06:31 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A passenger bus crashed into a pillar and fell off a bridge, catching fire and killing 40 people in southern Pakistan on Sunday, a government official said. The bus was carrying 44 passengers from Quetta in Balochistan province to Karachi in neighboring...

UK leader fires party chairman over tax bill allegations

Jan. 29, 2023 05:05 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak fired the chairman of his ruling Conservative Party Sunday over a “serious breach” of the ministerial code. Pressure had been building on Nadhim Zahawi amid allegations he settled a multimillion-dollar unpaid tax bill while he...

Australia mining company sorry for losing radioactive device

Jan. 29, 2023 05:30 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A mining corporation on Sunday apologized for losing a highly radioactive capsule over a 1,400-kilometer (870-mile) stretch of Western Australia, as authorities combed parts of the road looking for the tiny but dangerous substance. The capsule was part of a...

Israeli police seal off home of Jerusalem synagogue attacker

Jan. 29, 2023 05:17 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Sunday sealed up the east Jerusalem home of a Palestinian attacker who killed seven people and wounded three outside a synagogue, one of several punitive measures approved by Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet overnight. The move came following a...

China announces resumption of visas for Japanese

Jan. 29, 2023 04:54 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — China announced it was resuming issuing visas for Japanese travelers beginning Sunday, ending its nearly three-week suspension in an apparent protest of Tokyo's tougher COVID-19 entry requirements for tourists from China. The decision was announced in a statement...

Iran says drone attack targets defense facility in Isfahan

Jan. 29, 2023 04:30 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bomb-carrying drones targeted an Iranian defense factory in the central city of Isfahan overnight, authorities said early Sunday, causing some damage at the plant amid heightened regional and international tensions engulfing the Islamic Republic. ...

UK prime minister fires his party chairman, accused of settling settled an unpaid tax bill while he was Treasury chief

Jan. 29, 2023 04:22 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — UK prime minister fires his party chairman, accused of settling settled an unpaid tax bill while he was Treasury chief.

Emhoff says somber Auschwitz visit key to antisemitism work

Jan. 29, 2023 04:00 AM EST

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, said he was deeply moved by a “solemn and sad” visit to the former site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, describing it Saturday as an important part of his work combating antisemitism for the Biden...

Elections shine spotlight on Tunisia's troubled democracy

Jan. 29, 2023 03:31 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s president and its shaky, decade-long experiment with democracy are facing an important test Sunday as voters cast ballots in the second round of parliamentary elections. Turnout was just 11% in the first round of voting last month, as many...

Tiny radioactive capsule lost in Australia triggers search

Jan. 29, 2023 03:21 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Authorities in Western Australia were searching for a tiny but potentially deadly radioactive capsule that got lost while being transported on a truck from a mine to a depot in the city of Perth, officials said Saturday. Emergency services said they were...