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  • The Latest: California officer shot was rising star

    January 11, 2019 3:56 PM 121

    Officials say a 22-year-old police officer who was killed in Northern California while investigating a three-car crash was the daughter of a retired sheriff’s deputy and a rising star at the David Police Department. Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona was shot after responding alone to a traffic accident shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday in the city west of Sacramento

  • Greek police search more campuses amid letter scare

    January 11, 2019 3:33 PM 124

    THESSALONIKI, Greece - Greek authorities have searched at least 10 more university and college buildings after letters containing white powder were sent to campuses around the country. Fire service crews for a third day Friday picked up more suspicious packages and carried out building inspections in Athens, the northern city of Thessaloniki, and several

  • Video shows Waffle House workers put food on unconscious man

    January 11, 2019 3:29 PM 113

    LITHONIA, Ga. - A video shows two Waffle House employees putting salt, a slice of cheese and ketchup on an unconscious man’s head and now the company says the workers at the Atlanta area location have been fired. News outlets report the video on Instagram also shows the employees playing with the man like a puppet while he was passed-out. They’re seen moving

  • Gaza officials say Israeli fire kills woman at protest

    January 11, 2019 3:26 PM 126

    GAZA, Palestinian Territory - Gaza’s Health Ministry says Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian woman as thousands demonstrated along the territory’s perimeter fence. Spokesman Ashraf al-Kidra says the woman was shot in the head Friday at a protest site east of Gaza City. She has not yet been identified. Al-Kidra says 25 Palestinians were wounded

  • Muslim family: Hospital guard said they looked ‘scary’

    January 11, 2019 3:22 PM 118

    FAIRFAX, Va. - A Muslim family says staff at a Virginia hospital told them they looked “scary” and threatened to kick them out when they went to visit a newborn relative in December. The newborn’s aunt, Arwa Zahr, tells WRC-TV that a security guard confronted the family at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital’s birthing centre, and told them they weren’t allowed

  • Prosecutor won’t seek death penalty in Catholic store attack

    January 11, 2019 3:03 PM 126

    St. Louis County prosecutor Wesley Bell says he won’t seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a woman and sexually assaulting two others inside a religious supplies store. Bell said Friday in a statement to The Associated Press that he will seek life in prison without the possibility of parole for Thomas Bruce. Bruce is charged with first-degree

  • Hundreds protest in Sudan, tear gas used to disperse them

    January 11, 2019 2:45 PM 115

    CAIRO - Protests calling for the resignation of Sudan’s autocratic President Omar al-Bashir are ongoing in and around the capital Khartoum, with activists circulating videos showing hundreds marching at, at least, half a dozen sites. Eyewitnesses said that police fired tear gas at demonstrators and automatic rifles in the air to break up the gatherings

  • The Latest: African regional groups take note of Congo vote

    January 11, 2019 2:42 PM 128

    Spurned Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu says he will challenge the official results of the presidential election by releasing the results of the influential Catholic Church and its 40,000 vote observers, province by province. Diplomats briefed on the church’s results say they show Fayulu easily won. Fayulu tells a crowd in the capital, Kinshasa

  • Woman says missing Wisconsin girl called out to her for help

    January 11, 2019 2:42 PM 112

    MILWAUKEE - A woman said she was walking her dog along a rural road when a disheveled teenage girl called out to her for help, quickly grabbed her and told her she was lost. Then the girl revealed her name: Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who vanished three months ago after her parents were fatally shot in the family’s home. Jeanne Nutter

  • AP Interview: Catalan leader says ‘No’ to Spain govt budget

    January 11, 2019 2:15 PM 124

    BARCELONA, Spain - The Spanish government’s bid to pass a national budget is doomed unless it bends to the demands of Catalonia’s separatists for a referendum on secession, the leader of the wealthy northeastern region says. Catalan regional president Quim Torra told The Associated Press in an interview that the representatives of Catalonia’s separatist