2nd NYPD officer dies, days after Harlem shooting

NEW YORK -- A New York City police officer gravely wounded in a Harlem shooting that took his partner's life last week has also died of his injuries, police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said Tuesday.
Officer Wilbert Mora, 27, entered the police academy in October 2018 and was assigned to Harlem's 32nd precinct since November 2019.
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RFK Jr. apologizes after condemnation for Anne Frank comment

Anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., apologized Tuesday for suggesting things are worse for people today than they were for Anne Frank, the teenager who died in a Nazi concentration camp after hiding with her family in a secret annex in an Amsterdam house for two years.
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China accuses U.S., Japan of smearing it 'baselessly'

BEIJING -- Beijing has issued a strongly-worded complaint to the United States and Japan for "baselessly" attacking China at a virtual meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said on Monday.
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Medical examiner rules 23-year-old Connecticut woman's death accidental

The death of Lauren Smith-Fields was accidental and caused by "acute intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl, promethazine, hydroxyzine and alcohol," a medical examiner ruled.
Before Monday's ruling by Dr. Christopher Borck of Connecticut's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, members of Smith-Fields' family accused the Bridgeport Police Department of violating their civil rights, mishandling the investigation of her death and not notifying them she had died.
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Ukraine 'will not accept' concessions to Russia, Foreign Minister says

Ukraine "will not allow anyone to impose any concessions on us" as part of efforts to de-escalate the threat of conflict with Russia, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told CNN in an exclusive interview Tuesday.
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Conviction of Mexican drug kingpin 'El Chapo' upheld by U.S. appeals court

NEW YORK -- The Mexican drug kingpin known as "El Chapo" will stay in prison after a U.S. appeals court refused to overturn his 2019 drug trafficking conviction despite a report that jurors had tracked the case in the media during his blockbuster trial.
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Russia adds Navalny, allies to terrorists, extremists list

MOSCOW -- Russian authorities have added imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny and some of his top allies to the registry of terrorists and extremists, the latest move in a multi-pronged crackdown on opposition supporters, independent media and human rights activists.
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The eruption this month of an underwater volcano near Tonga was hundreds of times more powerful than the Hiroshima atomic bomb, according to NASA.
Jim Garvin, chief scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, said the eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano on January 15 released "hundreds of times the equivalent mechanical energy of the Hiroshima nuclear explosion," referring to one of two atomic bombs dropped by the United States on Japan during World War II.

Hundreds march in Burkina Faso to show support for new junta

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO -- Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Burkina Faso's capital Tuesday in a show of support for the new military-led junta that ousted democratically elected President Roch Marc Christian Kabore and seized control of the country.
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Avenatti weighs representing himself against Stormy Daniels

NEW YORK -- Once-prominent California attorney Michael Avenatti tried Tuesday to interrupt his trial over whether he stole money from porn star Stormy Daniels to consider formally asking to represent himself, but the judge refused to delay the proceeding and said the right to self-representation is diminished once a trial begins.
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Power outages reported in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan

MOSCOW -- Widespread power outages were reported on Tuesday in the central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.
The Interfax news agency said that a significant number of the 2 million residents of Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city, found themselves without electricity on Tuesday.
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Avenatti now representing himself in case vs. Stormy Daniels

NEW YORK -- Once-prominent California attorney Michael Avenatti took over representation of himself Tuesday at his latest criminal trial, setting the stage for him to directly confront former client and porn star Stormy Daniels over her claims that he stole some of the money she was owed for her autobiography.
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Yemen's internet service returns after four-day outage following air strike

ADEN -- Internet services were largely restored in Yemen on Tuesday, residents said, after a four-day outage following Saudi-led coalition air strikes which damaged telecoms infrastructure.
The Iran-aligned Houthi group's communications ministry said services had returned to all provinces after initial repairs.
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