Germany recalls overlooked LGBT victims of Nazi persecution

BERLIN (AP) — Germany remembered the victims of Nazi persecution on the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, highlighting on Friday those who were imprisoned and killed because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people were arrested and thrown into camps during Adolf … Read more

Ukrainian presidency: 10 dead in latest Russian shelling

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian shelling killed at least 10 Ukrainian civilians and wounded 20 others in one day, Ukraine’s president’s office reported Friday as the country worked to recover from an earlier spate of Russian missile and drone strikes . New casualties included the deaths of at least two civilians in the southern city … Read more

Gunman kills security chief of Azerbaijani embassy in Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A man armed with a Kalashnikov-style rifle stormed the Azerbaijani embassy in Iran’s capital on Friday, killing the chief of security at the diplomatic post and wounding two guards, the official said. authorities. Tehran’s police chief, General Hossein Rahimi, blamed the attack on “personal and family problems,” according to … Read more

Man appears in federal court to face riot charges at the Capitol

FLINT, Michigan (AP) — A Central Michigan man says he is innocent of charges brought against him in connection with the January 6, 2021, riot at the Washington Capitol. Isaac Thomas of Genesee County appeared in U.S. District Court in Flint on Thursday, WJRT-TV reported. “I was told I was charged with a second-degree felony … Read more

Maternal mortality and inequality are on the rise in Mississippi

JACKSON, Ms. (AP) — Deaths from pregnancy complications are more common in Mississippi, and racial disparities in the health of those who give birth have widened in recent years, according to a report released Thursday by the state’s Department of Health. The Mississippi Maternal Mortality Report shows that between 2017 and 2019, the overall maternal … Read more

First Officer: Alex Murdaugh didn’t cry over dead wife and son

The first officer who arrived after Alex Murdaugh called 911 to report that his wife and son had been seriously injured, noted during the attorney’s double murder trial on Thursday that the suspect was upset but had no tears in his eyes. During the first day of testimony, jurors watched Colleton County Sgt. Daniel Greene’s … Read more

Wound Fox correspondent Benjamin Hall publishes memoir

NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News Channel correspondent who was badly wounded while covering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is due out with a memoir next month. HarperCollins Publishers announced Thursday that Benjamin Hall’s “Saved: A War Reporter’s Mission to Come Home” will be released on March 14, the one-year anniversary of the Russian bombing … Read more

Germany arrests second suspect in Russian espionage case

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Thursday they have arrested a second person in connection with a high-profile espionage case that has embarrassed Germany’s foreign intelligence agency. Federal prosecutors said Arthur E., whose last name was not released for privacy reasons, was detained at Munich Airport last month after arriving from the United States. Prosecutors … Read more

EXPLANATION: What is an Australian black vote in parliament?

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians expect to vote this year in a referendum that would enshrine in the country’s constitution a mechanism for Indigenous peoples to advise parliament on policies that affect their lives, known as the vote. Proponents say embedding the vote in the constitution would recognize the special place Indigenous people hold in … Read more

Senators: Officials block access to mishandled documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday they need access to classified documents discovered in the homes of President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence, arguing that the Biden administration stops them on the matter. Senators reacted with quick, bipartisan anger after a secret meeting … Read more