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FILE - This undated photo provided by the U.S. Army shows U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, a Green Beret, who died from non-combat related injuries in Mali in June 2017. Tony DeDolph, a U.S. Navy SEAL, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, for his role in the hazing-related death of Melgar.  (U.S. Army via AP, File)

Navy SEAL gets 10 years for his role in Green Beret's death

Jan. 25, 2021 1:18 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy SEAL has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the hazing death of a U.S. Army Green Beret while the men served together in Africa. The SEAL's attorney said he plans to appeal the punishment. Tony DeDolph received the sentence Saturday from a jury of fellow...

To fight virus, Zimbabwe sends home 90% of government staff

Jan. 25, 2021 11:37 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's public services are paralyzed as the government ordered a near shutdown of operations to minimize the spread of COVID-19 amid a spike in infections and deaths. The southern African country is on a tight lockdown imposed in early January and last week the government...

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 22, 2010 file photo q man walks in front of Arik Brauer's paintings at the exhibition 'Fantastic Art from Vienna' in the Panorama museum in Bad Frankenhausen, central Germany. Austrian-Israeli artist Arik Brauer, known for his colorful and surreal paintings and murals, has died at the age of 92. Austrian public broadcaster ORF reported Monday that Brauer died late Sunday, Jan 24, 2021 surrounded by his family. It gave no cause of death. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)

Austrian artist Arik Brauer dies at 92

Jan. 25, 2021 6:21 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian artist Arik Brauer, known for his surreal paintings and murals, has died at the age of 92. Austrian public broadcaster ORF reported Monday that Brauer died late Sunday surrounded by his family. It gave no cause of death. Born Erich Brauer in 1929 to a Jewish family that had emigrated...

Signs direct drivers waiting for a COVID-19 testing at a pop-up testing centre at Marsden Point, New Zealand, on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Health officials in New Zealand say genome tests indicate the country's most recent COVID-19 patient contracted the virus from another returning traveler just before leaving quarantine. (Tania Whyte/Northern Adivacate/NZME via AP)

The Latest: Hong Kong ends lockdown in Kowloon neighborhood

Jan. 24, 2021 11:13 PM EST

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s government on Monday morning ended an unprecedented lockdown after testing thousands of residents living in an area that had reported an increasing number of coronavirus cases, authorities said. The lockdown, which was implemented in the early hours of Saturday, covered 16...

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs alumni George Armstrong, right, and son of Maple Leafs alumni Syl Apps, Syl Apps Jr., shake hands during a ceremony before a Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets NHL hockey game in Toronto. Armstrong, who captained the Maple Leafs to four Stanley Cups in the 60s and wore the blue and white his entire career, has died. He was 90. The Maple Leafs confirmed the death Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, on Twitter. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Hockey Hall of Famer George Armstrong dies at 90

Jan. 24, 2021 3:30 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — George Armstrong, who captained the Toronto Maple Leafs to four Stanley Cups in the 1960s, has died. He was 90. His death was announced Sunday by the Maple Leafs, who said he died of heart complications, citing his family. Armstrong had 296 goals and 417 assists over 21 seasons for the...

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo, two nurses put a ventilator on a patient in a COVID-19 unit at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif. U.S. hospital intensive care units in many parts of the country are straining under record numbers of COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

2 in 5 Americans live where COVID-19 strains hospital ICUs

Jan. 24, 2021 11:47 AM EST

Straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation's intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing to hire temporary traveling nurses at soaring rates. Many of the facilities are clustered in the South and West. An Associated Press analysis of federal...

South Africa mourns anti-apartheid trombonist Jonas Gwangwa

Jan. 24, 2021 10:18 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tributes are pouring in for South Africa's Oscar-nominated anti-apartheid jazz trombonist and composer Jonas Gwangwa, who has died at the age of 83. With driving music that fired up Black South Africans’ resistance to repressive white minority rule, Gwangwa left the country...

Pallbearers carry the coffin of a government minister of Dr Ellen Gwaradzimba who died of COVID-19, at the Heroes Acre in Harare, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa who presided over the burial called the pandemic

Fourth Zimbabwean Cabinet member dies of COVID-19 in surge

Jan. 24, 2021 8:53 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Four Zimbabwean Cabinet ministers have died of COVID-19, three within the past two weeks, highlighting a resurgence of the disease that is sweeping through this southern African country. President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the coronavirus is reaping a “grim harvest” in...

Screenwriter Walter Bernstein dies at 101

Jan. 23, 2021 6:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Screenwriter Walter Bernstein, among the last survivors of Hollywood’s anti-Communist blacklist whose Oscar-nominated script for “The Front” drew upon his years of being unable to work under his own name, died Saturday. He was 101. The cause was pneumonia, according to...

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2000 file photo, Larry King, host of CNN's Larry King Live, asks a question to the Republican presidential candidates, from left, Sen. John McCain, Alan Keyes, and Gov. George W. Bush of Texas, during the Republican presidential debate in Columbia, S.C.  King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87. Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted that King died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Eric Draper, Pool)

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

Jan. 23, 2021 4:50 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87. King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his production company, Ora...