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Guilty verdict in 2013 killing of Vietnam vet out for a run

Jan. 27, 2023 16:22 PM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The man charged with killing a 66-year-old Vietnam veteran and retired postal worker who was out for his morning run in a Rhode Island park nearly a decade ago was found guilty on Friday by a judge who rejected the suspect's mental illness defense. Michael...

At Lunar New Year, desserts can be customary or 'cute-ified'

Jan. 19, 2023 12:12 PM EST

Every Lunar New Year without fail, Kat Lieu's mother would make her steamed nian gao, which is a sweet rice — or mochi — cake. It was a tasty tradition of having dessert for breakfast. The Seattle-based author of the “Modern Asian Baking at Home” cookbook and founder of the...

Threats, advantages seen in China's shrinking population

Jan. 18, 2023 07:29 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — For seven decades, China's Communist Party has ruled the world's most populous country. As the nation's population crests and begins to shrink, experts say, it will face challenges ranging from supporting the elderly to filling the ranks of its military. Population...

Vietnamese president resigns, criticized for major scandals

Jan. 17, 2023 06:58 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc resigned Tuesday, becoming the most senior member of the government to step down after a series of high-profile corruption scandals for which he was held responsible. The state Vietnam News Agency reported that he had resigned at...

US Navy warship to bear name of Medal of Honor recipient

Jan. 13, 2023 11:35 AM EST

A U.S. Navy destroyer is going to bear the name of a Medal of Honor recipient from Massachusetts who was severely wounded but continued to direct sailors who repelled an enemy attack in Vietnam. An Arleigh Burke destroyer will be named for retired Navy Capt. Thomas Gunning Kelley,...

AP photographer Jack Smith, who shot Mount St. Helens, dies

Jan. 12, 2023 19:49 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Jack Smith, an Associated Press photographer who captured unforgettable shots of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, the Exxon-Valdez oil spill, boxer Mike Tyson biting off part of Evander Holyfield's ear, and weeping figure skater Tonya Harding at the Olympics during a 35-year...

Today in History: JAN 12, Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown

Jan. 12, 2023 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2023. There are 353 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 12, 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown Records (originally Tamla Records) in Detroit. On this...

Philippine court voids oil exploration pact involving China

Jan. 10, 2023 23:48 PM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday declared unconstitutional a 2005 pact by China, the Philippines and Vietnam to jointly explore for oil in the disputed South China Sea, a decision that also brings other proposed agreements into doubt. The decision...

Today in History: JAN 10, Florida secedes from the Union

Jan. 10, 2023 00:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2023. There are 355 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 10, 1776, Thomas Paine anonymously published his influential pamphlet, “Common Sense,” which argued for...

Nate Thayer, reporter who interviewed Pol Pot, dies

Jan. 05, 2023 19:39 PM EST

Nate Thayer, a fearless reporter who survived several brushes with death over decades covering conflict in Southeast Asia and was the last western journalist to interview Pol Pot, the leader of the murderous Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, has died. Thayer was found dead at his...