January 25th, 2022

World News

New space telescope reaches final stop million miles out

By Lindsey Bahr, 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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Cruise ship wanted in US lawsuit remains in the Bahamas

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

MIAMI (AP) – Bahamian authorities say a cruise ship that was set to dock in Miami this weekend remained in the Bahamas on Monday, avoiding a U.S. judge’s order to seize the vessel. Sgt. Kareem Woods with the Royal Bahamas Police Force said the Crystal Symphony is still docked in Bimini and that authorities currently ... Read More »

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Former judge to review call from suspended Alberta justice minister to police chief

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

EDMONTON – A retired judge from Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench is to determine whether suspended justice minister Kaycee Madu interfered with the administration of justice. Premier Jason Kenney’s office, in a news release, says Adele Kent will investigate a phone call Madu made to Edmonton Police Chief Dale McFee 10 months ago regarding a ... Read More »

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Vancouver Canucks name former agent Emilie Castonguay assistant GM

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Canucks have hired former player agent Emilie Castonguay to be assistant general manager. She is the first female assistant GM in Canucks history. Jim Rutherford, Vancouver’s president of hockey operations and interim GM, said in a statement that Castonguay will play a lead role in player contracts and negotiations, and managing ... Read More »

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Alberta man faces child pornography charges after investigation with U.S. authorities

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

DRUMHELLER, Alta. – RCMP in southern Alberta say a man is facing child luring and child pornography charges after being alerted by authorities in the United States. Mounties say the investigation began in January 2021 when RCMP officers in Drumheller, Alta., were contacted by a police agency in Indiana about a man having sexually explicit ... 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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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 Lindsey Bahr, 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 Lindsey Bahr, 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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