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Germany: Syrian official guilty of crimes against humanity

Germany: Syrian official guilty of crimes against humanity

KOBLENZ, Germany (AP) — A former Syrian secret police officer was convicted by a German court Thursday of crimes against humanity for overseeing the abuse of detainees at a jail near Damascus a decade ago.
Chicago teachers accept COVID deal, keeping kids in school

Chicago teachers accept COVID deal, keeping kids in school

CHICAGO (AP) — Students in the nation's third-largest district returned to classrooms Wednesday after Chicago Public Schools canceled five days of classes amid a standoff with the teachers union over COVID-19 safety protocols .
Ohio justices toss GOP Statehouse maps, order fix in 10 days

Ohio justices toss GOP Statehouse maps, order fix in 10 days

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court declared GOP-drawn legislative maps invalid on Wednesday, agreeing with voting rights advocates that the lines were unconstitutionally gerrymandered.

Back in shape: Maine's famous spinning ice disk says hello

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — Maine's famous rotating ice disk is back. The disk has begun to form in the Presumpscot River, where it partially formed in 2020 but failed to draw a worldwide audience like in its first appearance in 2019.

Army ups bonuses for recruits to $50K, as COVID takes toll

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.
1/6 panel requests interview from GOP leader Kevin McCarthy

1/6 panel requests interview from GOP leader Kevin McCarthy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the U.S.

Army ups bonuses for recruits to $50K, as COVID takes toll

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.

British Council worker freed from Iranian prison, back in UK

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian employee of the British Council detained for more than three years in Iran and sentenced to a decade in prison over widely criticized espionage charges has been freed and returned to the United Kingdom, t
Car bomb hits outside Mogadishu airport in Somalia; 8 killed

Car bomb hits outside Mogadishu airport in Somalia; 8 killed

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb exploded Wednesday outside the international airport in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, killing at least eight people and wounding nine others, a local doctor said.
Democrat to replace Hastings in vacant Florida US House seat

Democrat to replace Hastings in vacant Florida US House seat

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Health care CEO Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick was elected to fill the seat of late Democratic Florida U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings on Tuesday, boosting the Democrats’ slim majority in the House.