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Vegas crash driver in court...Computer glitch leads to early prison release in WA...Indonesia tightens security

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 23, 2015 at 4:40 a.m.



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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The woman accused of plowing into a crowd of pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip is expected to make her first appearance before a judge today. Lakeisha Holloway is charged with murder, child abuse and hit-and-run after police say she intended to drive into pedestrians Sunday, killing one person and injuring dozens of others. Holloway's young daughter was in the car at the time of the crash.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he has ordered immediate steps to correct a computer glitch that's led to the early release of more than 3,000 prisoners since 2002. A state Supreme Court ruling required the Corrections Department to apply good-behavior credits earned in county jail to state prison sentences, but some prisoners were given too much credit. Inslee calls the glitch "maddening."

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's government has deployed 150,000 security personnel across the country to safeguard churches, airports and other public places, while also intensifying a manhunt for the country's most wanted militant. Abu Wardah Santoso has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. Despite foiling an alleged plot by Islamic militants to assassinate public figures, Indonesian officials believe a credible threat of terrorist attacks remains in the year-end holiday season.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Reinforcements are rushing to Afghanistan's besieged southern district of Sangin, which has been threatened for days with the takeover by Taliban fighters. Afghanistan's acting defense minister says security forces are still pinned down as fighting continues in that part of Helmand province. Districts across Helmand have been threatened by the Taliban in recent months.

ISTANBUL (AP) — An airplane cleaner at an airport in Istanbul has died following an explosion on an aircraft. Two cleaners were hurt in today's blast, and the condition of the second cleaner isn't clear. The workers were cleaning a plane operated by the Turkish carrier Pegasus Airlines when the explosion occurred. It's being investigated.

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