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Security patrol outside the Pullman Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand, July 6, 2020. Health officials in New Zealand say Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, that genome tests indicate the country's most recent COVID-19 patient contracted the virus from another returning traveler just before leaving quarantine. (Peter Meecham/New Zealand Herald via AP)

The Latest: More rules for returning New Zealand travelers

Jan. 27, 2021 9:58 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Travelers returning to New Zealand will face stricter rules at quarantine hotels as health authorities investigate how up to three people got infected with the coronavirus while isolating at Auckland’s Pullman Hotel. The people were released before testing positive and...

State probes deputy body slam of female high school student

Jan. 27, 2021 12:43 PM EST

KISSIMMEEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the body slam by a school resource officer on a female high school student who appears to lose consciousness after her head hits the concrete in videos taken by other students, a Florida sheriff said Wednesday. Osceola...

This image released by HBO shows a scene from the limited miniseries “The Investigation

Danish crime show turns lurid procedural trend on its head

Jan. 27, 2021 11:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2017 murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall had all the gruesome elements of a modern true-crime classic. Writer and director Tobias Lindholm initially disagreed. The young woman had been decapitated in a homemade submarine. The perpetrator had tortured and sexually assaulted her. He cut...

Authorities: Man sexually assaulted 'numerous' children

Jan. 27, 2021 9:48 AM EST

RANKIN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man accused of sexually assaulting several young children recorded the acts and then shared the images and videos with other people, authorities said. Devaughante J. Law Sr., 27, of Rankin, faces numerous counts, including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse,...

In this undated photo released by Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (BAKAMLA), a BAKAMLA ship escorts Iranian-flagged tanker MT Horse, top right, as they sail towards Batam Island, Indonesia. Indonesian authorities detained the crews MT Horse and Panamanian-flagged MT Freya that were seized Sunday for illegally transferring oil in Indonesian waters, an official said Tuesday. (Indonesian Maritime Security Agency via AP)

Indonesia detains Iranian, Chinese crews of seized tankers

Jan. 26, 2021 7:43 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have detained the Iranian and Chinese crewmembers of two tankers that were seized for illegally transferring oil in Indonesian waters, an official said Tuesday. “The Iranian-flagged MT Horse and Panamanian-flagged MT Freya are on the way to Batam...

This undated photo provided by the Polk County Sheriff's Office, in Florida, shows Joshua Colon. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, officials said that Colon, who had been recently named “Paramedic of the Year,” helped a supervisor steal COVID-19 vaccines meant for first responders. (Polk County Sheriff's Office via AP)

'Paramedic of the Year' accused of helping to steal vaccine

Jan. 26, 2021 7:26 PM EST

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who had been recently named “Paramedic of the Year” helped a supervisor steal COVID-19 vaccines meant for first responders, sheriff's officials said. Joshua Colon, 31, forged the vaccine screening and consent forms to help cover up the theft of three vials...

Judge: Floyd's past arrest details can't be used at trial

Jan. 26, 2021 5:17 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Information about George Floyd’s prior arrests can’t be used at the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in his death, but jurors will be allowed to hear details about two previous incidents involving the officer who kneeled on Floyd's neck, a judge...

Lawyer says Pelosi laptop hasn't been recovered from suspect

Jan. 26, 2021 4:37 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A laptop stolen from the offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the U.S. Capitol attack has not been recovered from the home or car of a Pennsylvania woman accused of helping steal it, the woman's lawyer said Tuesday. Public defender A.J. Kramer told a federal judge that...

Lyubov Sobol, ally of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, speaks during her news conference via video conference in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Allies of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny are calling for new protests next weekend to demand his release, following a wave of demonstrations across the country in a defiant challenge to President Vladimir Putin. The words on her tribune reading

Navalny ally vows to press for his freedom despite crackdown

Jan. 26, 2021 3:02 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A top ally of Alexei Navalny vowed Tuesday to keep up the fight to free the jailed Russian opposition leader and his battle to influence this year's parliamentary election despite a government crackdown on nationwide protests and its attempts to create a climate of fear. U.S. officials said...

Ex-LA councilman gets prison in City Hall corruption case

Jan. 26, 2021 12:06 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander was sentenced Monday to 14 months in prison for lying to federal investigators about his dealings with a businessman who provided him $15,000 in secret cash payments during a night out in Las Vegas. U.S. District Judge John F. Walter...