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Fulton County Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis photographed in her office on Jan. 4, 2022. A request by the Georgia prosecutor who's investigating whether Donald Trump and others broke the law by trying to pressure Georgia officials to throw out Joe Biden's presidential election victory has been approved. Willis last week sent a letter to county superior court Chief Judge Christopher Brasher asking him to impanel a special grand jury. Brasher issued an order Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 saying the request was considered and approved by a majority of the superior court judges.

Judges approve special grand jury in Georgia election probe

Fulton County Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis photographed in her office on Jan. 4, 2022. A request by the Georgia prosecutor who's investigating whether Donald Trump and others broke the law by trying to pressure Georgia officials to throw out Joe Biden's presidential election victory has been approved. Willis last week sent a letter to county superior court Chief Judge Christopher Brasher asking him to impanel a special grand jury. Brasher issued an order Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 saying the request was considered and approved by a majority of the superior court judges.

January 24, 2022, 2:28pm Nation & World

A request for a special grand jury by the Georgia prosecutor who’s investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others broke the law by trying to pressure Georgia officials to throw out Joe Biden’s presidential election victory has been approved. Read story

Baltimore City firefighters embrace at the scene of a vacant row house fire in Baltimore, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022.

Officials: 3 Baltimore firefighters injured; 4th trapped

Baltimore City firefighters embrace at the scene of a vacant row house fire in Baltimore, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022.

January 24, 2022, 1:02pm Nation & World

Three Baltimore firefighters were seriously injured battling a blaze in a vacant home early Monday and crews were working to rescue a fourth firefighter trapped inside, officials said. Read story

Minnesota police: Poison gas that killed 7 came from furnace

January 24, 2022, 1:00pm Nation & World

A furnace was the source of carbon monoxide that last month killed seven members of an immigrant family from Honduras living in Minnesota, authorities said Monday. Read story

FILE - This image from video shows Minneapolis police Officers Thomas Lane, left and J. Alexander Kueng, right, escorting George Floyd, center, to a police vehicle outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis, on May 25, 2020. Three former Minneapolis officers headed to trial this week on federal civil rights charges in the death of George Floyd aren't as familiar to most people as Derek Chauvin, a fellow officer who was convicted of murder last spring.

Defense: Chauvin called ‘all of the shots’ when Floyd killed

FILE - This image from video shows Minneapolis police Officers Thomas Lane, left and J. Alexander Kueng, right, escorting George Floyd, center, to a police vehicle outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis, on May 25, 2020. Three former Minneapolis officers headed to trial this week on federal civil rights charges in the death of George Floyd aren't as familiar to most people as Derek Chauvin, a fellow officer who was convicted of murder last spring.

January 24, 2022, 10:45am Nation & World

Prosecutors in the trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights accused the men Monday of standing by as fellow Officer Derek Chauvin “slowly killed George Floyd right in front of them.” Read story

FILE - Memorial items are shown on the sign of Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Officials planned to welcome students back to Oxford High School on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, which is reopening for the first time since four students were killed and six students and a teacher were injured during a shooting at the school on Nov. 30, 2021. The students have been attending classes at other buildings since Jan. 10. A fellow student, Ethan Crumbley, 15, is charged with murder and other crimes. His parents also are facing charges.

Oxford High School reopens nearly 2 months after shooting

FILE - Memorial items are shown on the sign of Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Officials planned to welcome students back to Oxford High School on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, which is reopening for the first time since four students were killed and six students and a teacher were injured during a shooting at the school on Nov. 30, 2021. The students have been attending classes at other buildings since Jan. 10. A fellow student, Ethan Crumbley, 15, is charged with murder and other crimes. His parents also are facing charges.

January 24, 2022, 10:15am Nation & World

The Detroit-area high school where four students were fatally shot reopened Monday for the first time since the November attack, with the school's principal declaring “we are reclaiming our high school back.” Read story

6 dead at Milwaukee home; homicide investigation underway

January 24, 2022, 10:15am Nation & World

The six people found dead in a Milwaukee home had apparently been shot, police said Monday. Read story

Tennessee deputy found shot, dead in burning home

January 24, 2022, 8:49am Nation & World

A Tennessee sheriff’s deputy was found dead with a gunshot wound inside her burning home, officials said. Read story

Taliban delegate Shafiullah Azam, Taliban vice director for economic cooperation ministry foreign affairs, right, talks to a delegate at a hotel in Oslo, Norway, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. A Taliban delegation led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi on Sunday started three days of talks in Oslo with Western officials and Afghan civil society representatives amid a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. The closed-door meetings are taking place at a hotel in the snow-capped mountains above the Norwegian capital.

Taliban talks in Norway raise new debate about recognition

Taliban delegate Shafiullah Azam, Taliban vice director for economic cooperation ministry foreign affairs, right, talks to a delegate at a hotel in Oslo, Norway, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. A Taliban delegation led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi on Sunday started three days of talks in Oslo with Western officials and Afghan civil society representatives amid a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. The closed-door meetings are taking place at a hotel in the snow-capped mountains above the Norwegian capital.

January 24, 2022, 8:49am Nation & World

A Taliban delegation led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi on Sunday started three days of talks in Oslo with Western officials and Afghan civil society representatives amid a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. Read story

FILE - Gypsy Cordova blows smoke and shakes a maraca in front of a Juan Ponce de Leon monument while leading a group of activists in a march demanding statues and street names commemorating symbols of colonial oppression be removed, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Unknown people have toppled a statue of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Le?n ahead of a visit of King Felipe VI to the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. Col. Jos? Juan Garc?a, police commissioner for San Juan, told The Associated Press  on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 that officers patrolling the cobblestone streets of the capital's historic district hear a loud bang at 4:30 a.m. and found the statue broken in pieces.

Statue tumbled in Puerto Rico before Spanish king’s visit

FILE - Gypsy Cordova blows smoke and shakes a maraca in front of a Juan Ponce de Leon monument while leading a group of activists in a march demanding statues and street names commemorating symbols of colonial oppression be removed, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Unknown people have toppled a statue of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Le?n ahead of a visit of King Felipe VI to the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. Col. Jos? Juan Garc?a, police commissioner for San Juan, told The Associated Press  on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 that officers patrolling the cobblestone streets of the capital's historic district hear a loud bang at 4:30 a.m. and found the statue broken in pieces.

January 24, 2022, 8:48am Nation & World

Unknown people toppled a statue of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León in the pre-dawn hours of Monday ahead of a visit of King Felipe VI to the U.S. Caribbean territory of Puerto Rico. Read story

An official file portrait provided by Britain's Parliament of Conservative lawmaker Nusrat Ghani. Ghani, a former minister in Britain's Conservative government says she was told that her Muslim faith was a reason she was fired. The claim has deepened the rifts roiling Prime Minister Boris Johnson's governing party.

UK to probe lawmaker’s claim she was fired over Muslim faith

An official file portrait provided by Britain's Parliament of Conservative lawmaker Nusrat Ghani. Ghani, a former minister in Britain's Conservative government says she was told that her Muslim faith was a reason she was fired. The claim has deepened the rifts roiling Prime Minister Boris Johnson's governing party.

January 24, 2022, 8:47am Nation & World

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday ordered an investigation into a Conservative lawmaker’s claim that she was fired from a government job in part because of her Muslim faith — the latest allegation of wrongdoing that is shaking the Conservative government and Johnson’s grip on power. Read story