December 6th, 2021

World News

In ‘Flee,’ an Afghan refugee’s tale in vivid animation

By Jake Coyle, The Associated Press on December 3rd, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) – Jonas Poher Rasmussen was 15 when a boy his same age arrived alone in his small Danish town. “He arrived all by himself and stayed with a family just around the corner from where I lived,” says Rasmussen. “We met at the bus stop every morning going to high school and ... Read More »

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Parents of Michigan boy charged in Oxford school shooting

By Corey Williams And Ed White, The Associated Press on December 3rd, 2021

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) – The parents of a teen accused of killing four students at a Michigan high school were charged with involuntary manslaughter Friday as a prosecutor described chilling moments that day when a teacher found a drawing of a gun, a person bleeding and the words “help me” at the boy’s desk. Oakland ... Read More »

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Prosecutor: Michigan school shooting suspect wrote ‘help me’

By Corey Williams And Ed White, The Associated Press on December 3rd, 2021

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) – A prosecutor says the parents of a teen accused of killing four students at a Michigan high school were summoned a few hours earlier after a teacher found a drawing of a gun, a person bleeding and the words “help me.” Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald made the disclosure Friday as ... Read More »

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Virginia GOP completes sweep of elections with House win

By Ben Finley, The Associated Press on December 3rd, 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – A three-judge panel overseeing a recount in a close Virginia Beach state House race upheld the Republican candidate’s victory on Friday, a decision that also reaffirms the GOP’s takeover of the chamber and completes the party’s sweep of last month’s elections. Republicans also claimed the statewide offices of governor, lieutenant ... Read More »

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Virginia House seat election recount upholds GOP win

By Ben Finley, The Associated Press on December 3rd, 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – A three-judge panel overseeing a recount in a close Virginia Beach state House race upheld the Republican candidate’s victory on Friday, a decision that also reaffirms the GOP’s takeover of the chamber. The certified results from the Nov. 2 election showed Republicans leading in 52 districts and the Democrats leading ... Read More »

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Suspect’s parents charged in Michigan school shooting

By Corey Williams And Ed White, The Associated Press on December 3rd, 2021

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – A prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges Friday against the parents of a 15-year-old accused of killing four students and wounding seven other people at a Michigan High School. James and Jennifer Crumbley were charged with four counts each of involuntary manslaughter. Authorities have said Ethan Crumbley opened fire shortly before ... Read More »

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Mostly white jury seated for trial in Daunte Wright’s death

By Steve Karnowski And Amy Forliti, The Associated Press on December 3rd, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A jury has been seated for the trial of a former Minnesota police officer who claims she mixed up her gun and Taser when she shot and killed Black motorist Daunte Wright. Kim Potter is charged with first- and second-degree manslaughter in Wright’s death in April in Brooklyn Center, a Minneapolis suburb. ... Read More »

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Iran nuclear talks pause, will reconvene in Vienna next week

By The Associated Press on December 3rd, 2021

BERLIN (AP) – Diplomats negotiating in Vienna to revive Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers have paused after five days of talks to consult with their governments and will reconvene next week, officials said Friday. The European Union official chairing the meeting said there had been some progress, but further “convergence” was necessary. “We ... Read More »

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Lebanese minister resigns in bid to ease crisis with Saudis

By Zeina Karam, The Associated Press on December 3rd, 2021

BEIRUT (AP) – Lebanon’s information minister announce his resignation Friday, in a bid to ease an unprecedented diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries. Minister George Kordahi made the announcement at a press conference in Beirut, weeks after televised comments he made that were critical of Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen sparked the ... Read More »

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UAE agrees to buy French warplanes as Macron visits Gulf

By Barbara Surk, The Associated Press on December 3rd, 2021

NICE, France (AP) – France says the United Arab Emirates has purchased 80 French-made Rafale warplanes for 16 billion euros. There was no immediate confirmation of the deal from Emirati officials. The French Defense Ministry described the deal as France’s largest-ever weapons contract for export. French President Emmanuel Macron is in the Emirates on the ... Read More »

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School chief: Discipline not needed for boy before shooting

By Corey Williams And Ed White, The Associated Press on December 2nd, 2021

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – The superintendent of a Michigan school district says no discipline was necessary for a teen who was summoned to the office a few hours before four students were fatally shot. Tim Thorne also acknowledged that Ethan Crumbley’s parents were at Oxford High School on Tuesday, the day of the shooting. ... Read More »

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