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Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2022. There are 338 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 2...

Feds accuse Texas man of selling gun used to take hostages

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas man has been charged with a federal gun crime after authorities say he sold a gun to a man who held four hostages inside a Texas synagogue earlier this month before being fatally...

QAnon follower who attacked police at Capitol gets prison

A man who identified himself as a believer in the QAnon conspiracy theory was sentenced on Wednesday to three years and eight months in prison for assaulting police officers at the Capitol during las...

South Dakota House committee approves trans athlete ban

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota House committee on Wednesday approved a proposal from Republican Gov. Kristi Noem to ban transgender women and girls from competing in school sports leagues that mat...

Hong Kong security chief says new laws will reflect "importance of spies"

Hong Kong's security chief said on Wednesday that his government would strengthen laws against espionage as part of extra national security legislation now being drafted. Secretary for Security...

At a West Bank outpost, Israeli settlers flaunt their power

BURQA, West Bank (AP) — The Jewish settlement of Homesh, built on privately owned Palestinian land deep inside the occupied West Bank, was dismantled in 2005 and cannot be rebuilt. A...

Hundreds march in Burkina Faso to show support for new junta

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Burkina Faso's capital Tuesday in a show of support for the new military-led junta that ousted democratically electe...

Ex-NSO chairman says departure unrelated to company turmoil

JERUSALEM (AP) — The former chairman of the NSO Group on Tuesday confirmed that he has left the Israeli spyware company but said his departure was planned months ago and was unconnected to the recent ...

Olympics breaks own rules over China’s treatment of Uyghurs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the Winter Olympics set to take place in Beijing from Feb. 4-20, 2022, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has faced pressure to change the venue or boycott the...

Deniz Yücel: European court rules Turkey violated journalist's human rights

Nearly three years after German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel was released from prison in Istanbul, the European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday ruled that Turkey had violated his human rights. The...

Afghan refugee convicted of assaulting girl, 3, at Quantico

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted an Afghan refugee housed at Quantico Marine Corps Base after he fled the country with a sexual assault. The jury in U.S. District ...

EXPLAINER: Why effort to help Afghanistan is falling short

WASHINGTON (AP) — As winter deepens, a grim situation in Afghanistan is getting worse. Freezing temperatures are compounding misery from the downward spiral that has come with the fall of the U.S.-bac...

US draws down Ukraine embassy presence as war fears mount

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Sunday ordered the families of all American personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine to leave the country amid heightened fears of a Russian invasion. ...

French soldier dies in attack on anti-insurgent base in Mali

PARIS (AP) — A French soldier has been killed in a mortar shelling attack on a base in Mali, the military said Sunday. The 24-year-old artilleryman, Alexandre Martin, was serving wit...

Afghanistan: Taliban envoys arrive in Oslo for aid talks

A Taliban delegation landed in Oslo, Norway, late Saturday for three days of meetings with Western officials. The talks, scheduled to run until Tuesday, will mark the Taliban's first meeting wit...