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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A defense lawyer says Lakeisha Holloway is planning to plead not guilty to murder and other charges. But she won't be required to enter a plea during an initial court appearance today. She's accused of intentionally plowing her car, with her three-year-old daughter in the back seat, through crowds of pedestrians on a Las Vegas strip sidewalk Sunday, killing one person and injuring at least 35 others.

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities say two teenage Syrian brothers have been arrested at a refugee center in the country on suspicion of involvement with terrorist organizations — in one case, the Islamic State group. They say the two, aged 16 and 18, were arrested last week and remain in custody, the Austria Press Agency reported. The tip leading to the arrest came from Germany, where authorities accuse a third, elder brother of belonging to the Islamic State.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Autopsy results are expected to be released today in the death of a woman who refused to leave a Florida hospital when doctors discharged her and collapsed when police arrested and forcibly removed her. Police in Blountstown say 57-year-old Barbara Dawson collapsed Monday while being escorted in handcuffs from the Liberty Calhoun Hospital, where she sought treatment for breathing trouble. Mallory says an officer arrested Dawson for disorderly conduct and trespassing.

MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked with the International Space Station. The Russian space agency said the docking occurred without problem on the first attempt today. It was the maiden launch of a modified version of the Progress spacecraft, which has been in service for more than four decades. The new version is fully digital and features an improved docking system. A Progress launch in April ended in failure, but the latest supply mission in October was successful.

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — One of New Jersey's "Real Housewives" has been freed after serving nearly a year in prison for bankruptcy fraud. A lawyer for Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dys) says she was freed early this morning from the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution in Connecticut. She and her husband, Joe Giudice, pleaded guilty last year to bankruptcy fraud. They admitted hiding assets from bankruptcy creditors and submitting phony loan applications to get about $5 million in mortgages and construction loans. Joe Giudice is expected to start his own prison sentence in March.

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