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Israel hits Gaza with airstrikes after rockets intercepted

Jan. 26, 2023 20:25 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces on Thursday killed nine Palestinians — including at least seven militants and a 61-year-old woman — in the deadliest single incident in the occupied West Bank in two decades, Palestinian officials said. Two rockets were fired from Gaza early Friday and Israel...

DA: 5 Memphis cops 'all responsible' for Tyre Nichols' death

Jan. 26, 2023 17:51 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Five fired Memphis police officers were charged Thursday with murder and other crimes in the killing of Tyre Nichols, a Black motorist who died three days after a confrontation with the officers during a traffic stop. Shelby County District Attorney Steve...

Past US presidents, VPs asked to recheck for classified docs

Jan. 26, 2023 18:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives has asked former U.S. presidents and vice presidents to recheck their personal records for any classified documents following the news that President Joe Biden and former Vice President Mike Pence had such documents in their possession. The...

NYC bike path killer convicted, could face the death penalty

Jan. 26, 2023 19:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An Islamic extremist who killed eight people with a speeding truck in a 2017 rampage on a popular New York City bike path was convicted Thursday of federal crimes and could face the death penalty. Sayfullo Saipov bowed his head as he heard the verdict in a Manhattan...

Trump adviser Eastman faces California disciplinary charges

Jan. 26, 2023 19:17 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Conservative attorney John Eastman, a lead architect of some of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to remain in power after the 2020 election, was slapped Thursday with a series of disciplinary charges in California that could lead to his disbarment. The...

Farm where 4 were killed had separate shooting last summer

Jan. 26, 2023 20:40 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California mushroom farm where four people were killed Monday had another shooting last July where one manager attempted to kill another. Court documents and a case summary from the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office show California Terra Garden...

FDA's advisers back plan to simplify COVID-19 vaccinations

Jan. 26, 2023 18:09 PM EST

The U.S. is poised to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like a yearly flu shot, a major shift in strategy despite a long list of questions about how to best protect against a still rapidly mutating virus. The Food and Drug Administration asked its scientific advisers Thursday to help...

Why Brazil's Yanomami are being decimated by disease, mining

Jan. 26, 2023 17:49 PM EST

BOA VISTA, Brazil (AP) — Severe malnutrition and disease, particularly malaria, are decimating the Yanomami population in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and on Jan. 20 the federal government declared a public health emergency. While many in Brazil were left wondering how the calamity could...

US military kills senior Islamic State official in Somalia

Jan. 26, 2023 17:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. special operations forces have killed a senior Islamic State group official and 10 other terrorist operatives in remote northern Somalia, the Biden administration announced Thursday. The operation carried out on Wednesday targeted Bilal al-Sudani, a key...

New barrage of Russian strikes in Ukraine kills at least 11

Jan. 26, 2023 16:27 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia fired more missiles and self-exploding drones at nearly a dozen Ukrainian provinces early Thursday, causing the first war-related death in Kyiv this year and killing at least 11 people overall, according to Ukrainian authorities. The attacks adhered to...

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Farm where 4 were killed had separate shooting last summer

Jan. 26, 2023 20:40 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California mushroom farm where four people were killed Monday had another shooting last July where one manager attempted to kill another. Court documents and a case summary from the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office show California Terra Garden...

Jamaican cleric convicted in NY state terrorism trial

Jan. 26, 2023 20:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Jamaican cleric accused of recruiting support for the Islamic State group was convicted Thursday of state terrorism charges after being extradited to New York City following an undercover New York Police Department sting that went international. Abdullah el-Faisal...

California storms boost water allocation for cities

Jan. 26, 2023 20:25 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Weeks of historic rainfall in California won't be enough to end a severe drought but it will provide 27 million people with five times more water than suppliers had been told to expect a month ago, state officials announced Thursday. The Department of...

Israel hits Gaza with airstrikes after rockets intercepted

Jan. 26, 2023 20:25 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces on Thursday killed nine Palestinians — including at least seven militants and a 61-year-old woman — in the deadliest single incident in the occupied West Bank in two decades, Palestinian officials said. Two rockets were fired from Gaza early Friday and Israel...

Gunman killed by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies

Jan. 26, 2023 20:21 PM EST

MAYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A man was shot and killed Thursday after he pointed a handgun at Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, authorities said. The man was shot shortly after 5:30 a.m. in the Los Angeles suburb of Maywood, the Sheriff's Department said in a statement. ...

Myanmar opium cultivation surged 33% amid violence, UN finds

Jan. 26, 2023 20:17 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The production of opium in Myanmar has flourished since the military's seizure of power, with the cultivation of poppies up by a third in the past year as eradication efforts have dropped off and the faltering economy has led more people toward the drug trade, according to a United...

Israel says aircraft striking Gaza militant sites hours after Palestinian militants fired two rockets toward Israel.

Jan. 26, 2023 20:17 PM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says aircraft striking Gaza militant sites hours after Palestinian militants fired two rockets toward Israel.

A look at California's deadly back-to-back mass shootings

Jan. 26, 2023 20:09 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the course of 48 hours, two gunmen went on shooting rampages at both ends of California that left 18 dead and 10 wounded. The unrelated massacres at a dance hall in a Los Angeles suburb on Saturday night and a pair of mushroom farms south of San Francisco on...

Woman who survived train crash into patrol car sues police

Jan. 26, 2023 20:03 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A woman who was seriously injured when the parked patrol car she was detained in was hit by a freight train filed a lawsuit against police on Thursday, accusing three officers of acting recklessly and failing in their duty to take care of her while she was in their custody. ...

3 people killed by gunman at convenience store identified

Jan. 26, 2023 19:58 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The names of the three people killed in a random shooting Tuesday at a convenience store in Yakima, Washington, have been released. Nikki Godfrey, 40, Roy Knoeb Jr., 65, both of Yakima, and Jeffrey Howlett, 54, of Selah, died in the shooting at a Circle K...