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Devils associate coach Andrew Brunette charged with DUI

Feb. 01, 2023 16:38 PM EST

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New Jersey Devils associate coach and former Florida Panthers head coach Andrew Brunette was arrested Wednesday in South Florida and charged with driving under the influence. Brunette was pulled over in the Deerfield Beach area, north of Fort...

Israel says it intercepted rocket fired from Gaza Strip

Feb. 01, 2023 12:56 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Militants fired a rocket into Israel's south on Wednesday, the army said, setting off sirens and raising already heightened tensions under the country's new ultranationalist government. The rocket from the Gaza Strip was intercepted, according to the...

Regional heads plan joint push against al-Shabab in Somalia

Feb. 01, 2023 11:32 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The leaders of Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya have agreed on a joint “search and destroy” military campaign against the Somali al-Shabab Islamic militant group that has carried out attacks in the region — including firing mortars near the meeting venue in...

Putin foe Navalny says he's in solitary cell for 6 months

Feb. 01, 2023 11:10 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said in a social media post published Wednesday that prison authorities have placed him in a one-person cell for six months, a move his lawyer described as part of authorities' efforts to damage Navalny's health. ...

Cryptocurrency fraud scheme lands man 8 years in prison

Feb. 01, 2023 10:11 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The founder of a cryptocurrency and virtual payment services company who authorities say cheated dozens of investors out of about $7.5 million, which he used to buy a house, cars, jewelry, and other luxuries, has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison. ...

Convicted Khmer Rouge leader moved to Cambodian state prison

Feb. 01, 2023 07:51 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Khieu Samphan, who was convicted by a U.N.-backed tribunal of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes for his role as a leader of the communist Khmer Rouge when they ruled Cambodia in 1975-1979, has been transferred from the tribunal’s jail to serve his life...

Austin in Philippines to discuss larger US military presence

Feb. 01, 2023 05:41 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was in the Philippines on Wednesday for talks about deploying U.S. forces and weapons in more Philippine military camps to ramp up deterrence against China’s increasingly aggressive actions toward Taiwan and in the disputed South China...

3 rappers missing for days since Detroit gig was scratched

Feb. 01, 2023 04:16 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Three aspiring rappers who met in prison have been missing for 10 days after a Detroit gig suddenly was canceled because of an equipment problem, police said. "We just have a whole lot of unanswered questions that we’re trying to find the answer to,” Cmdr....

Mississippi's 1st Black woman legislator won't seek new term

Jan. 31, 2023 20:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The first Black woman elected to the Mississippi Legislature said Tuesday that she will not seek another term, 38 years after she first took office. Democratic Rep. Alyce Clarke of Jackson, 83, announced her decision one day before candidates' qualifying...

About 80 inmates released with ankle monitors under new law

Jan. 31, 2023 20:15 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — About 80 Alabama inmates were released with ankle monitors Tuesday as a 2021 law took effect requiring inmates to spend the final few months of their prison sentence on supervised release, the Alabama Department of Corrections said. The law requires inmates...