• Prosecutor: Cop behind wheel in wrong-way fatal was drunk

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Toxicology results show that an off-duty New Jersey officer behind the wheel in a wrong-way crash that killed another officer and a friend on a New York City highway was drunk, a Staten Island prosecutor said Monday. Tests show Linden Officer Pedro Abad's blood alcohol...

  • Polish border guards refuse entry for 10 Russian bikers

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    TERESPOL, Poland (AP) — Polish border guards on Monday blocked 10 nationalistic Russian bikers loyal to President Vladimir Putin from entering Poland as part of a ride to commemorate the Red Army's victory over Nazi Germany 70 years ago. The bikers — who have stirred controversy with...

  • Car bombings in Iraq's capital kill at least 20 civilians

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of car bombings targeting busy commercial areas in Iraq's capital killed at least 20 civilians Monday, officials said. The deadliest attack took place Monday night when a car bomb exploded on a commercial street in Baghdad's western district of Mansour, killing...

  • Sicilian court convicts 20 Somalis of migrant-trafficking

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MILAN (AP) — A court in Sicily on Monday convicted 20 Somalis who had received political asylum in Italy of a role in a vast criminal organization focused on migrant-smuggling. Prosecutors in Catania said that the defendants were part of an international migrant-smuggling ring that...

  • Sudan's al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, according to official results announced on Monday, extending his 25-year rule despite international war crimes charges and multiple insurgencies. The head of the Election Commission,...

  • Kenya: Court orders government to register gay rights group

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan judges on Monday ordered a government agency to register a human rights group representing the country's gay people. The Kenyan constitution recognizes and protects the rights of minorities, the three judges of the High Court said in their ruling. The...

  • Ex-South Carolina sheriff sentenced: 1 year, 1 day in prison

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The man who had been South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison after pleading guilty in a corruption scheme. U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten also fined former Lexington County Sheriff James Metts $10,000....

  • Burundi Red Cross: 6 killed in anti-president protests

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — At least six people have been killed in clashes between police and civilians demonstrating against the Burundian president's bid for a third term, a spokesman for the Burundi Red Cross said on Monday, as hundreds continued to protest in the capital despite a...

  • Suspect arrested after crashing through Utah airport fences

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man has been arrested after crashing through two fences and sprinting onto a runway at the Salt Lake City airport early Monday. Authorities say 39-year-old Leo Greene of Salt Lake City is facing charges, including driving under the influence, fleeing and...

  • Judge: Caesars can demolish Harrah's casino in Mississippi

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Chicago bankruptcy judge has blessed plans to dismantle the former casino at the shuttered Harrah's complex in Mississippi's Tunica County. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Benjamin Goldgar authorized the dismantling March 30. It's one facet of a massive bankruptcy case...

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