December 6th, 2021

World News

Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Suu Kyi to 4 years

By Grant Peck, The Associated Press on December 5th, 2021

BANGKOK (AP) – A court in Myanmar sentenced the country’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to four years in prison on Monday after finding her guilty of incitement and violating coronavirus restrictions, a legal official said. The ruling is the first in a series of cases brought against the 76-year-old Nobel laureate since the ... Read More »

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Northam to remove Lee statue pedestal, transfer land to city

By Sarah Rankin, The Associated Press on December 5th, 2021

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has announced that his administration will remove an enormous pedestal that until earlier this year held a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The announcement on Sunday marks a reversal in course from September, when the Richmond statue was removed but the Democratic governor said the ... Read More »

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Aid group says tribal violence kills 24 in Sudan’s Darfur

By Samy Magdy, The Associated Press on December 5th, 2021

CAIRO (AP) – Tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs killed at least 24 people Sunday in Sudan’s western Darfur region, an aid group said. It was the latest bout of intercommunal violence to rock the conflict-stricken region. The fighting grew out of a financial dispute late Saturday between two individuals in the Krinding camp for ... Read More »

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Senate leader, presidential candidate Bob Dole dies at 98

By John Hanna, The Associated Press on December 5th, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Bob Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans, has died. He was 98. His wife, Elizabeth Dole, posted the announcement Sunday on Twitter. Dole announced ... Read More »

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Michigan parents found in building; bond set at $500K apiece

By Kathleen Foody And Corey Williams, The Associated Press on December 4th, 2021

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) – A judge imposed a combined $1 million bond Saturday for the parents of the Michigan teen charged with killing four students at Oxford High School, hours after police said they were caught hiding in a Detroit commercial building. James and Jennifer Crumbley entered not guilty pleas to each of the four ... Read More »

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Edward Shames, last ‘Band of Brothers’ officer, dies at 99

By The Associated Press on December 4th, 2021

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Edward Shames, a World War II veteran who was the last surviving officer of “Easy Company,” which inspired the HBO miniseries and book “Band of Brothers,” has died. He was 99. An obituary posted by the Holomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory said Shames, of Norfolk, Virginia, died peacefully at his home ... Read More »

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Michigan suspect told counselors gun drawing was game design

By Kathleen Foody And Corey Williams, The Associated Press on December 4th, 2021

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) – .The Michigan teenager charged with killing four classmates and wounding seven other people at his high school this week told guidance counselors that drawings showing a gun, bullet and a bleeding gunshot victim were part of a video game design. The information came from a written statement released Saturday by the ... Read More »

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France to work with Saudis to resolve crisis with Lebanon

By Aya Batrawy And Sarah El Deeb, The Associated Press on December 4th, 2021

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – France’s president and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince held a joint phone call with Lebanon’s prime minister during Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the kingdom on Saturday, in a significant gesture amid an unprecedented crisis between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. During the calls with Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Macron said France ... Read More »

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France’s Macron uses Saudi trip to ease tension with Lebanon

By Aya Batrawy And Sarah El Deeb, The Associated Press on December 4th, 2021

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – France’s president and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince held a joint phone call with Lebanon’s prime minister during Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the kingdom on Saturday, in a significant gesture amid an unprecedented crisis between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. During the call, Macron said France and Saudi Arabia expressed their ... Read More »

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Biden, Putin to talk next week as tensions grow over Ukraine

By Associated Press, The Associated Press on December 4th, 2021

MOSCOW (AP) – President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak by telephone on Tuesday as tensions between the U.S. and Russia escalate over a Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border seen as a sign of a potential invasion. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed plans on Saturday for the much-anticipated call and ... Read More »

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Bond set at combined $1M after Michigan parents enter pleas

By Corey Williams And Ed White, The Associated Press on December 4th, 2021

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) – A judge imposed a combined $1 million bond Saturday for the parents of the Michigan teen charged with killing four students at Oxford High School, hours after police said they were caught hiding in a commercial building. James and Jennifer Crumbley entered not guilty pleas to each of the four involuntary ... Read More »

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