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Sarkozy convicted by French court in campaign financing case

Sarkozy convicted by French court in campaign financing case

PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty Thursday of illegal campaign financing of his unsuccessful 2012 reelection bid. Sarkozy wasn't present at the Paris court for the verdict’s announcement.
At least 116 dead in gang battle at Ecuador jail; 5 beheaded

At least 116 dead in gang battle at Ecuador jail; 5 beheaded

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A battle between gangs in a prison killed at least 116 people and injured 80 in what authorities are calling the worst penitentiary massacre in Ecuador's history.
House panel subpoenas organizers of Jan. 6 Trump rally

House panel subpoenas organizers of Jan. 6 Trump rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan.
Olympic swimmer who stormed Capitol pleads guilty to felony

Olympic swimmer who stormed Capitol pleads guilty to felony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge for storming the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot and faces 21 to 27 months in prison.

Danish artist makes off with pile of cash intended to be art

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish artist who was was given a pile of money by a museum with which to create a piece of artwork, submitted two empty canvases — titled “Take the Money and Run.
The AP Interview: Ethiopia crisis 'stain on our conscience'

The AP Interview: Ethiopia crisis 'stain on our conscience'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The crisis in Ethiopia is a “stain on our conscience,” the United Nations humanitarian chief said, as children and others starve to death in the Tigray region under what the U.N.

Canadian indigenous rights campaigner among winners of "Alternative Nobel"

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Right Livelihood Award — known as the “Alternative Nobel” — was awarded Wednesday to three activists and an organization working across the globe to empower communities in areas ranging from child protection to environm
Activist, historian, writer among `genius grant' recipients

Activist, historian, writer among `genius grant' recipients

CHICAGO (AP) — A historian devoted to keeping alive the stories of long-dead victims of racial violence along the Texas-Mexico border and a civil rights activist whose mission is to make sure people who leave prison are free to walk into the voting b
Texas inmate executed for fatally stabbing 2 brothers

Texas inmate executed for fatally stabbing 2 brothers

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate was executed Tuesday evening for fatally stabbing two Houston-area brothers during a robbery in their home more than 30 years ago.

Gang clash at Ecuador prison kills 24 inmates and injures 48

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A riot in a penitentiary in coastal city of Guayaquil killed 24 inmates and injured 48 more Tuesday, Ecuadorian officials said.