January 24th, 2022

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Soldiers declare military junta in control in Burkina Faso

By Sam Mednick, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) – More than a dozen mutinous soldiers declared Monday on state television that a military junta had seized control of Burkina Faso after detaining the democratically elected president following a day of gunbattles in the capital of the West African country. The military coup in a nation that was once a ... Read More »

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Judges approve special grand jury in Georgia election probe

By Kate Brumback, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

ATLANTA (AP) – A request for a special grand jury by the Georgia prosecutor who’s investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others broke the law by trying to pressure Georgia officials to throw out Joe Biden’s presidential election victory has been approved. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis last week sent a letter to ... Read More »

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New space telescope reaches final stop million miles out

By Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – The world’s biggest, most powerful space telescope reached its final destination 1 million miles from Earth on Monday, a month after it lifted off on a quest to behold the dawn of the universe. The James Webb Space Telescope fired its rocket thrusters for nearly five minutes to go into ... Read More »

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Hope seen once the omicron wave increases global immunity

By Carla K. Johnson, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

World health officials are offering hope that the ebbing of the omicron wave could give way to a new, more manageable phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, even as they warn of difficult weeks ahead and the possibility of another, more dangerous variant arising. In the U.S., cases have crested and are dropping rapidly, following a ... Read More »

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Defense: Chauvin called ‘all of the shots’ when Floyd killed

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A defense attorney for one of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights tells jurors that fellow officer Derek Chauvin called “all of the shots” during the killing of Floyd. During opening statements Monday, Tom Plunkett, the attorney for J. Alexander Kueng, highlighted the rookie ... Read More »

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Soldiers say military junta now controls Burkina Faso

By Sam Mednick, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) – More than a dozen mutinous soldiers declared Monday on state television that a military junta now controls Burkina Faso after they detained the democratically elected president following a day of gunbattles in the capital. Capt. Sidsore Kaber Ouedraogo said that the Patriotic Movement for Safeguard and Restoration would work to ... Read More »

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Police: 6 found dead at Milwaukee home had been shot

By The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The six people found dead in a Milwaukee home apparently had been shot, police said Monday. The victims had injuries that are suspected to have been caused by gunfire, Milwaukee Police Sgt. Efrain Cornejo said in an email to The Associated Press. The police department continues to seek “unknown suspects,” he said. ... Read More »

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Prosecutor: 3 officers stood by as Chauvin killed Floyd

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A prosecutor told jurors that three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights did nothing to intervene as fellow officer Derek Chauvin pinned the Black man’s neck to the street. “For second after second, minute after minute, these three CPR-trained defendants stood and knelt next to ... Read More »

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Trial begins for cops accused of violating Floyd’s rights

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Opening statements have begun in the federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights. J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao are the other three officers who were at the scene May 25, 2020, as Derek Chauvin pinned Floyd’s neck to the ground ... Read More »

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UAE, US intercept Houthi missile attack targeting Abu Dhabi

By Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The United Arab Emirates and the U.S. military intercepted two ballistic missiles fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels over the skies of Abu Dhabi early Monday, authorities said, the second attack in a week that targeted the Emirati capital. The missile fire further escalates tensions across the Persian Gulf, which ... Read More »

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Official: US, UAE military both shot at Houthi missiles

By Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – A U.S. official says both the American and Emirati military fired interceptor missiles during an attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Abu Dhabi. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss military operations, said the combined counterattack prevented the missiles from hitting the country Monday. At Al-Dhafra Air ... Read More »

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