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Subversion trial for Hong Kong political activists opens

Feb. 06, 2023 06:24 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Some of Hong Kong’s best-known pro-democracy activists went on trial Monday in the biggest prosecution yet under a law imposed by China’s ruling Communist Party to crush dissent. The 18 defendants face up to life in prison if convicted under the national...

Concern rises for lives of 2 Thai activists on hunger strike

Feb. 06, 2023 06:07 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Concerns about the condition of two hunger strikers in Thailand seeking political and judicial reforms heightened Monday after the hospital where the two women are being kept urgently summoned their parents. Tantawan “Tawan” Tuatulanon, 21, and Orawan “Bam”...

Kenya labor court rules that Facebook can be sued

Feb. 06, 2023 06:03 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A judge in Kenya has ruled that Facebook’s parent company, Meta, can be sued in the East African country. Meta tried to have the case dropped, arguing that Kenyan courts do not have jurisdiction over their operations, but the labor court judge dismissed...

Pakistan blocks Wikipedia, says it hurt Muslim sentiments

Feb. 06, 2023 03:11 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's media regulator said Monday it blocked Wikipedia services in the country for hurting Muslim sentiment by not removing purportedly blasphemous content from the site. Critics denounced Islamabad's action, saying it was a blow to digital rights. Under...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Feb. 06, 2023 00:23 AM EST

Cleveland Plain Dealer. February 3, 2023. Editorial: Full hearings needed on marijuana driving-under-the-influence bill A Greater Cleveland legislator’s bill would give people arrested for driving or boating under the influence of marijuana a chance to produce...

One killed and four injured at rap concert in Arkansas

Feb. 05, 2023 18:38 PM EST

NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) — One person is dead and four others injured following a shooting at a rap concert in Newport, Arkansas, early Sunday, police told KAIT-TV in Jonesboro. A 19-year-old woman was killed and four people were injured in the attack, which occurred during a Fredo Bang...

Ride at Iowa amusement park where boy died will never reopen

Feb. 05, 2023 16:17 PM EST

ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — The ride at an Iowa amusement park where an 11-year-old boy was killed in 2021 will never reopen, the park's owners said. Bill Lentz, Adventureland's general manager, said in a letter posted on the park's website Friday that after spending months reviewing the...

Los Angeles man admits selling ghost guns, 17 pounds of meth

Feb. 05, 2023 15:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 27-year-old Los Angeles man has pleaded guilty to federal charges for selling 17 pounds (7.7 kilos) of methamphetamine and 89 firearms, including dozens of untraceable “ghost guns,” prosecutors said. Julio Ernesto Lopez-Menendez could face life in prison...

Man gets prison for fatal crash while fleeing Border Patrol

Feb. 05, 2023 11:40 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man who crashed a car while fleeing U.S. Border Patrol agents in Southern California, killing one of his passengers, has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison, prosecutors said. Two people were critically injured in the crash on Christmas Day...

How the cases in Alex Murdaugh's murder trial are shaping up

Feb. 05, 2023 10:23 AM EST

Two weeks into the double murder trial of South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh, prosecutors haven't presented any direct evidence that he killed his wife and son at their home in June 2021. There is no confession, no surveillance camera footage, no recording of the victims' final...