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Ship's master said he spent 50 hours sleepless before crash

Nov. 27, 2021 08:38 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An oil tanker hit an offshore oil platform at night off Louisiana because its Turkish operating company didn’t give the ship’s master time to recover from days of sleepless travel, federal investigators have found. The master, or person in charge...

Macao detains Suncity boss on China gambling charge

Nov. 27, 2021 05:57 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Macao police on Saturday detained the head of Macao’s biggest casino junket organizer and others after Chinese authorities issued an arrest warrant for them over accusations that they ran an illegal cross-border gambling syndicate. The arrests in the...

Solomon Islands police find 3 bodies after violent protests

Nov. 27, 2021 05:38 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Solomon Islands police found three bodies in a burned-out building and arrested more than 100 people in this week's violence sparked by concerns about the Pacific nation's increasing links with China. Australian media reported the bodies were...

Widow of SKorean dictator issues apology over brutal rule

Nov. 27, 2021 01:05 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The widow of South Korea’s last military dictator issued a brief apology over the “pains and scars” caused by her husband’s brutal rule as dozens of relatives and former aides gathered at a Seoul hospital on Saturday to pay their final respects to Chun...

2 suspects dead after 2 separate New Mexico police shootings

Nov. 27, 2021 00:47 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in New Mexico were investigating two separate shootings where officers fired at suspects Friday, leaving two people dead and another wounded. No officers were injured. The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department said at...

Court blocks COVID-19 vaccine mandate for California prisons

Nov. 26, 2021 22:31 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked an order that all California prison workers must be vaccinated against the coronavirus or have a religious or medical exemption. A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a...

Lawsuit claims dairy company is misrepresenting Hawaii links

Nov. 26, 2021 21:30 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A food distributor in Hawaii has filed a federal lawsuit against a dairy company because milk from the mainland is allegedly being sold under a name that advertises local ties. The lawsuit filed by Hawaii Foodservice Alliance claims Meadow Gold Dairies...

Police chief: 3 shot in fight at North Carolina mall

Nov. 26, 2021 20:20 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Three people were shot and wounded Friday during an apparent fight between two groups at a North Carolina mall crowded with shoppers on the day after Thanksgiving, the police chief said. Authorities said in the late afternoon that one person was...

Grandmother of baby killed has medical emergency in court

Nov. 26, 2021 20:02 PM EST

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The mother of a Griswold woman accused of suffocating her 6-week-old son appeared in court on Friday on a charge of risk of injury to a minor in the same case. During her arraignment, 58-year-old Linda Kennison had a medical emergency and left the...

Manhunt underway for escaped inmate in Louisiana

Nov. 26, 2021 17:47 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities searched Friday for an inmate who escaped from a south Louisiana prison. The state Department of Public Safety and Corrections said a manhunt is underway for 23-year-old Shwilliam Cheevis, who is serving 15 years for sentences out of...