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Woman who won freedom from prison in 2011 dies of COVID-19

Woman who won freedom from prison in 2011 dies of COVID-19

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A woman who won freedom from prison a decade ago after being convicted with her sister in a 1993 armed robbery in Mississippi, then went on to become an advocate for justice, has died of COVID-19. Jamie Scott died Nov.
Russian test blamed for space junk threatening space station

Russian test blamed for space junk threatening space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A Russian weapons test created more than 1,500 pieces of space junk that is now threatening the seven astronauts aboard the International Space Station, U.S. officials said Monday.
Trump ally Bannon appears in court for defying Jan. 6 panel

Trump ally Bannon appears in court for defying Jan. 6 panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Trump ally Steve Bannon appeared before a judge on Monday to face criminal contempt charges for defying a subpoena from Congress' Jan.

Alex Jones liable for defamation in Sandy Hook 'hoax' case

Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was found liable Monday for damages in lawsuits brought by parents of children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting over Jones' claims that the massacre was a hoax.
UK raises terror threat level after Liverpool taxi blast

UK raises terror threat level after Liverpool taxi blast

LONDON (AP) — British authorities raised the country's threat level to its second-highest rung on Monday, after police said a blast in a taxi outside a Liverpool hospital that killed one man and injured another was caused by a homemade bomb.
Democrat Beto O'Rourke running for Texas governor in 2022

Democrat Beto O'Rourke running for Texas governor in 2022

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O’Rourke is running for governor of Texas, pursuing a blue breakthrough in America’s biggest red state after his star-making U.S. Senate campaign in 2018 put him closer than anyone else in decades.
US journalist jailed in Myanmar for nearly 6 months is freed

US journalist jailed in Myanmar for nearly 6 months is freed

BANGKOK (AP) — American journalist Danny Fenster, who was recently sentenced to 11 years of hard labor after spending nearly six months in jail in military-ruled Myanmar, was freed and on his way home Monday, a former U.S.
Pope honors Catholic priests, nuns who cared for HIV victims

Pope honors Catholic priests, nuns who cared for HIV victims

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has paid tribute to Catholic priests, nuns and laypeople who helped care for people with HIV and AIDS during the early period of the epidemic in the U.S. “at great risk to their profession and reputation.
9-year-old Dallas boy dies after Astroworld festival crush

9-year-old Dallas boy dies after Astroworld festival crush

HOUSTON (AP) — A 9-year-old Dallas boy has become the youngest person to die from injuries sustained during a crowd surge at the Astroworld music festival in Houston.
Anti-corruption party holds lead in Bulgaria's elections

Anti-corruption party holds lead in Bulgaria's elections

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A newly founded anti-corruption party held a narrow lead in the preliminary vote count from Bulgaria’s parliamentary elections Sunday.