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India arrests top Kashmiri leaders under controversial law

By AIJAZ HUSSAIN | February 7, 2020

JAMMU, India (AP) — Indian authorities have arrested two former top elected officials of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without trial, officials said...

Barr warns against Chinese ‘dominance’ in wireless networks

By ERIC TUCKER | February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr waded into ongoing diplomatic tensions between the United States and China on Thursday, decrying what he said was Beijing's determination to establish “dominance” in the market of next-generation,...

Puppy in crime: Deputies take man, dog into custody in theft

February 6, 2020

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man and his furry “accomplice” were taken into custody by authorities who said the man shoplifted from a store.Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said Logan Wilson was arrested Wednesday and charged with petit theft...

Authorities: Man shot in face during immigration operation

By JIM MUSTIAN | February 6, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating the shooting of a man in Brooklyn that involved a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer, a case that is inflaming passions around New York City's sanctuary policies.The shooting happened...

Man body-slammed by police sues Chicago, officer

By MICHAEL TARM | February 6, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — A 29-year-old man who was knocked unconscious when a Chicago police officer body slammed him onto a street curb sued the city and the officer on Thursday, saying the officer should have known the maneuver was dangerous because he is trained...

Denmark jails 3 men suspected of spying for Saudi Arabia

February 5, 2020

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three men who are members of an Iranian separatist group, the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz, have been jailed in pre-trial custody in Denmark until Feb. 27, suspected of spying for an unnamed Saudi intelligence...

Text of President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address

February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Text of President Donald Trump's 2020 State of the Union address, as provided by the White House:Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow citizens:Three years ago, we...

Man arrested in slaying of 2 sisters at Texas dormitory

February 4, 2020

COMMERCE, Texas (AP) — A man has been arrested in the fatal shooting at a university dormitory in Texas of a woman believed to be his ex-girlfriend and her sister and the wounding of a 2-year-old boy, school officials said Tuesday.Texas A&M University-Commerce...

Package labeled ‘Bag Full of Drugs’ leads to Florida arrests

By Associated Press | February 4, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — Two men charged with drug trafficking could have done a better job hiding their wares than using a package labeled “Bag Full of Drugs,” Florida authorities said.Ian Simmons and Joshua Reinhardt, both 34, were pulled over in Santa Rosa...

Police say Lesotho’s first lady to be charged with murder

By HERBERT MOYO | February 4, 2020

MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — The first lady of Lesotho is set to be charged with murder in connection with the 2017 killing of the prime minister's former wife, police said Tuesday.Maesaiah Thabane, who fled the country on Jan. 10 to escape arrest, returned...

South African court issues arrest warrant for ex-leader Zuma

By CARA ANNA and MOGOMOTSI MAGOME | February 4, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A judge in South Africa issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for former president Jacob Zuma for failing to appear in court on a corruption case that he has sought to avoid for months — now by asserting that he is ill.The National...

Men wanted by police in Seattle shooting arrested in Nevada

February 1, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) — Two men who investigators say were involved in a downtown Seattle shooting that killed one person and injured seven others were arrested Saturday, the Seattle Police Department said.The Seattle Times and the Las Vegas Review-Journal report...