Officer shot dead while detaining suspect at London station

LONDON – A British police officer was shot dead inside a London police station early Friday while detaining a suspect. London’s Metropolitan Police force said the officer was shot at the Croydon Custody Center in the south of the city. The 23-year-old man being detained also sustained a gunshot wound and is in critical condition …

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Asian shares mixed, cheered by US rally, stimulus hopes

TOKYO – Asian shares other than those in China advanced Friday, cheered by a modest rally on Wall Street and rising hopes for fresh stimulus for the U.S. economy. Despite signs of a global economic rebound in the third quarter, worries remain the upturn may be running out of steam. House Democrats said they are …

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At least 1 hurt in hit-and-run during Los Angeles protest

LOS ANGELES – At least one person was hurt when a vehicle ran into a small crowd of people protesting police brutality in Los Angeles Thursday night, authorities said. An ambulance transported one patient to a hospital in unknown condition following the hit-and-run at Sunset Boulevard and Seward Street in Hollywood shortly before 9 p.m., …

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Virus delays Rio’s Carnival for first time in a century

Rio de Janeiro delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying Thursday night that the global spectacle cannot go ahead in February because of Brazil’s continued vulnerability to the pandemic. Rio’s League of Samba Schools, LIESA, announced that the spread of the coronavirus has made it impossible to safely hold the traditional parades that are a cultural …

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Australian think-tank finds 380 detention camps in Xinjiang

CANBERRA, Australia – China appeared to be expanding its network of secret detention centres in Xinjiang, where Muslim minorities are targeted in a forced assimilation campaign, and more of the facilities resemble prisons, an Australian think-tank found. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute used satellite images and official construction tender documents to map more than 380 …

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Groups decry proposal to roll back Alaska forest protections

JUNEAU, Alaska – The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to exempt the country’s largest national forest from a ban on timber harvests and road building in roadless areas, a move conservation groups denounced Thursday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, under which the Forest Service falls, announced Thursday the upcoming release of a final environmental review …

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Kentucky Senate candidates take up Breonna Taylor case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Democrat Amy McGrath called for fundamental change to combat “systemic racism“ as the Senate candidate met Thursday with some of the Kentucky protesters seething over a grand jury’s decision not to charge officers in the killing of Breonna Taylor. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, her Republican opponent, said peaceful protests offer a …

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Two window washers rescued after scaffold collapses at Toronto highrise at Yonge and Eglinton

Two workers were rescued after the scaffold they were on at a Toronto highrise collapsed Thursday afternoon At 12:19 p.m., Toronto police tweeted its officers were responding to an unknown trouble call in the area of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue. Officers had reports two men were seen dangling from the side of a building …

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Park identifies hunter killed by bear in Alaska as Ohio man

COPPER CENTER, Alaska – The hunter killed by a grizzly bear last weekend in a remote part of Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve was identified Thursday by park officials as a 22-year-old man from Ohio. The death of Austin Pfeiffer late Sunday was the first recorded fatal bear attack in the park since …

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Trump niece files suit saying family cheated her of millions

NEW YORK – Donald Trump’s niece followed up her bestselling , tell-all book with a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the president and two of his siblings cheated her out of millions of dollars over several decades while squeezing her out of the family business. Mary L. Trump sought unspecified damages in the lawsuit, filed in …

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