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UKs embattled Prince Andrew loses honorary military titles

Jan. 13, 2022 17:39 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Andrew has been stripped of his honorary military roles as the growing furor over allegations that he sexually abused a teenage girl trafficked by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein threatened to taint the House of Windsor. Buckingham Palace said late Thursday...

2 plead guilty to submitting fake COVID-19 loan applications

Jan. 13, 2022 08:23 AM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia couple has pleaded guilty to submitting at least 40 fake loan applications totaling more than $5.1 million connected to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Malik Mitchum, 26, and Jenna Mitchum, 25, worked to...

Army offers reward in Fort Riley woman's killing last fall

Jan. 12, 2022 16:32 PM EST

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in a shooting death at Milford State Park last year. Enfinnity Hayes, 22, of Fort Riley, was killed on Oct. 3 while she was at the group...

AP Photos: Hundreds protest over controversial Indian act

Jan. 12, 2022 01:00 AM EST

KOHIMA, India (AP) — Hundreds of people walked over 40 miles on Tuesday in India’s northeast to demand the repeal of a controversial act that grants special powers to Indian troops, following a deadly incident last month when soldiers killed over a dozen civilians. They began...

Ugandan author charged with 'disturbing' president's peace

Jan. 11, 2022 07:31 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities on Tuesday brought criminal charges against an author critical of the government whose ongoing detention has sparked concern at home and abroad. Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, who has been detained since Dec. 28, was charged with two counts of...

Amid tensions, Bosnian Serbs celebrate outlawed holiday

Jan. 09, 2022 08:20 AM EST

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Amid Bosnia’s greatest political crisis since the end of its 1992-95 interethnic war, the country’s Serbs celebrated an outlawed holiday Sunday with a provocative parade showcasing armored vehicles, police helicopters and law enforcement officers with...

Marine officer blames bad information for sinking tragedy

Jan. 08, 2022 00:15 AM EST

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A Marine Corps battalion commander testified Friday that in retrospect he would have halted the exercise that killed nine of his Marines whose amphibious assault vehicle sank off the Southern California coast but at the time he did not have accurate information to...

Portuguese court convicts 11 in national armory heist case

Jan. 07, 2022 10:55 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese court on Friday acquitted a former defense minister but convicted 11 others in connection with the theft of weapons from the national armory more than four years ago, according to the defendants’ lawyers and local media reports. Former Defense...

Israel issues first sentence in mob attack on Arab driver

Jan. 05, 2022 08:16 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli court on Wednesday sentenced a man to one year in prison for his involvement in a mob attack on an Arab motorist during a spasm of communal violence last year. Lahav Nagauker, who was 20 at the time, was convicted of incitement to violence and...

Panel hears dueling versions of Marine tank's fatal sinking

Jan. 04, 2022 17:00 PM EST

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A Marine Corps officer takes responsibility for the sinking of an amphibious assault vehicle off the Southern California coast that killed nine service members under his command, but he doesn't deserve to be discharged for any missteps, his attorney told a military...