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Russian journalist detained, charged over war criticism

Russian authorities detained a former state TV journalist who quit after making an on-air protest against Moscow’s war in Ukraine and charged her Wednesday with spreading false information about Russi...

Feds: Illegal dumping in Houston may violate civil rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Friday it is investigating illegal dumping in Houston, including dead bodies and medical waste, that officials said is plaguing Black and Latino neighborh...

Abused Indonesian caregiver wants to leave Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a harrowing 14 months of alleged abuse by her Taiwanese employer, an undocumented Indonesian caregiver says that she wants to return to her home country. Earlier ...

French parliament picks first-ever female speaker

France's parliament has picked Yael Braun-Pivet to be its new speaker, making her the first woman to ever hold the post. Braun-Pivet used her inaugural speech in the new role to address reproduct...

Heckler charged with assault after confronting Rudy Giuliani

NEW YORK (AP) — A heckler who clapped former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the back at a campaign event was arrested, jailed for more than 24 hours and now faces an assault charge. ...

To some defenders, gun ruling could right a racial wrong

NEW YORK (AP) — When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down New York's tight restrictions on who can carry a handgun, condemnation erupted from liberal leaders and activists. But some pu...

Live updates | American Medical Association weighs in

The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling on New York's gun law: The American Medical Association has called the ruling a “harmful and deeply disturbing decision.’’ "F...

Israeli settlers at risk of losing special West Bank status

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank may soon get a taste of the military rule that Palestinians have been living under for 55 years. If Israel’s parliament do...

Indonesia's LGBTQ community fears crackdown under legal reforms

Indonesia's lawmakers are working on reforming the country's criminal code under a draft bill, known in the country by the acronoym RKUHP. The reforms are an attempt to sweep out a colonial er...

Settlement ends police stings in NYC bus terminal bathrooms

NEW YORK (AP) — The police agency that patrols New York City’s main bus terminal has agreed to stop sending plainclothes officers into its public bathrooms to try and catch people propositioning stran...

Lawyer: 5 of 6 subway shooting witnesses couldn't ID gunman

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of randomly murdering a fellow passenger on a New York City subway train made his first appearance in court Wednesday, where his lawyer urged the judge and the public not...

Suspect under arrest in deadly New York City subway shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — A man suspected of abruptly pulling a gun and killing a stranger on a New York City subway train was arrested Tuesday, with police saying his motive for the unprovoked attack was “a bi...

Catholic cardinal, others arrested on Hong Kong security law

HONG KONG (AP) — A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and at least two others have been arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national secu...

Live updates | Protesters target Russian envoy in Warsaw

WARSAW, Poland — Protesters threw what appeared to be red paint, to symbolize blood, at the Russian ambassador as he arrived at a cemetery in Warsaw to pay respects to Red Army soldiers who died durin...

Patriotism, unease mix as Russia marks Victory Day in WWII

Red Soviet flags and orange-and-black striped military ribbons are on display in Russian cities and towns. Neighborhoods are staging holiday concerts. Flowers are being laid by veterans' groups at mon...