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Judge in Chauvin trial to release names of jurors on Nov. 1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The judge who oversaw the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin said Monday that he will make the names of 15 jurors and alternates who sat in the courtroom public next week. Judge Peter Cahill’s order said he will make the list of jurors public on Nov. 1. The […]
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Lawmakers defer some Jan. 6 document requests, seek others

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol “deferred” its requests for several dozen pages of records from former President Donald Trump’s administration at the White House’s urging, but President Joe Biden again rejected the former president’s invocation of executive privilege on hundreds of additional pages. In a […]
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Judge: No order barring union from discussing vaccine order

CHICAGO (AP) — An order barring the president of the police union from making public statements encouraging members to disobey the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate expired after a judge on Monday denied a request to extend it. Earlier this month, Cook County Judge Cecilia Horan granted the city’s request for a temporary restraining order. After […]
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Man guilty of posting bomb instructions for terrorists

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man has been convicted of posting bomb-making instructions on the internet for people who he believed were Islamic terrorists. Samuel Baptiste, 29, pleaded guilty Friday in Miami federal court to attempting to provide material support to terrorists, according to court records. He faces up to 15 years in prison […]
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Oklahoma Supreme Court blocks 3 new anti-abortion laws

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s Supreme Court on Monday blocked three anti-abortion laws that were scheduled to take effect Nov. 1 that abortion rights supporters say would have devastated abortion access in the state. In a 5-3 ruling , the court granted a temporary injunction that keeps the laws from taking effect. All three appointees […]
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CDC extends cruise line health rules until mid-January

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday extended for nearly three more months its rules that cruise ships must follow to sail during the pandemic. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the extension makes only “minor modifications” to rules already in effect. The agency said that after Jan. 15, it plans […]
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Alaska’s lone House member to face off with familiar family

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seeking a 26th term in the U.S. House, Alaska’s lone representative will face a challenger in 2022 with strong name recognition in the state. Nicholas Begich III has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to challenge U.S. Rep. Don Young’s hold on the state’s sole seat in the U.S. House. […]
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4 still in hospital, 2 critical, from deadly drag race crash

KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — Four people remained hospitalized Monday, two in critical condition, after a weekend drag racing crash in the Texas Hill Country that killed two children, police said. The crash happened during a Saturday racing event on a runway at the Kerrville-Kerr County Airport, about 50 miles (85 kilometers) northwest of San Antonio. […]
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FILE - A carving on Stone Mountain honoring Confederate generals is shown on Monday, May 24, 2021, ...

Only 1 bidder to run Georgia’s Confederate-themed park

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — The only bidder for management of Georgia’s Confederate-themed, state-owned Stone Mountain Park is a new firm created by an official of the company that’s pulling out, the park’s governing board said Monday. The Stone Mountain Memorial Association board voted Monday to choose Thrive Attractions Management LLC as the finalist to […]
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More lawsuits over sex abuse by Ohio State doc are dismissed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge on Monday dismissed more of the unsettled lawsuits filed by men who say Ohio State University failed to stop sexual abuse decades ago by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Watson’s latest rulings weren’t much of a surprise, given how he’d previously dismissed similar […]
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US industry wonders: What should tomorrow’s casino floor be?

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Walk into a casino today, and chances are it won’t look that much different than it did in the 1942 movie “Casablanca” when Humphrey Bogart made his way through the gambling tables in the smoke-filled room. Sure, the slot machines are larger, louder and flashier than they were back then. […]
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Police: Man in Wyoming facing DUI blames 4-year-old son

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A man in the U.S. state of Wyoming allegedly tried getting out of a drunken driving charge by claiming his 4-year-old son was behind the wheel. Campbell County sheriff’s deputies pulled the 39-year-old man over Saturday. They were responding to a report he’d been fighting with a woman, sheriff’s Lt. Paul […]
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Judge says Oklahoma can proceed with 5 lethal injections

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma ruled Monday the state can move forward with scheduled lethal injections for five death row inmates, including Julius Jones, whose case has drawn international attention and who is scheduled to die on Nov. 28. Judge Stephen Friot denied a motion for a preliminary injunction sought by […]
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Jill Biden: Cancer ‘touches every American family’

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden on Monday toured a cancer center in the state that played a pivotal role in her husband’s victory in the 2020 Democratic nominating process, telling South Carolinians that cancer “touches every American family.” In the closing days of October — a month dedicated to breast cancer awareness […]
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Police: 3 Florida teens killed student with knife, sword

MIAMI (AP) — A high school student was ambushed and stabbed to death with a knife and sword by another teen who was angry the victim had previously had sex with the suspect’s ex-girlfriend, authorities in South Florida said. A 17-year-old boy planned the murder with his current girlfriend, who is also 17, and received […]
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‘I can’t breathe’: Public inquiry into Garner’s death begins

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare judicial inquiry began Monday into the death of Eric Garner, whose dying cry of “I can’t breathe” as he was restrained by New York City police officers became a slogan of the Black Lives Matter movement. Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, and other activists sought the inquiry hoping it would […]
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Texas governor approves state voting maps redrawn by GOP

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed redrawn voting maps that pave a safer path for the GOP’s slipping majority, leaving opponents hoping courts will block the newly gerrymandered districts before they can be used in the 2022 elections. Abbott signed the maps Monday, according to a spokeswoman for the […]
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Police: 2 die, 4 injured in Idaho mall shooting

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A suspect is in custody after two people were killed and four injured — including a police officer — in a shooting at a shopping mall Monday in Boise, Idaho, police said. At a news conference, authorities said officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect. Police on Monday evening said in a […]
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Treasury claims rental assistance helped stop eviction wave

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of households receiving emergency rental assistance has increased steadily in recent months, with no major increase in people being turned out of their homes despite the expiration of the federal eviction moratorium, the Biden administration said Monday. Fresh numbers released by the Treasury Department, which oversees the Emergency Rental Assistance […]
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EXPLAINER: What’s a ‘wealth tax’ and how would it work?

To help pay for his big economic and social agenda, President Joe Biden is looking to go where the big money is: billionaires. Biden never endorsed an outright “wealth tax” when campaigning last year. But his more conventional proposed rate hikes on the income of large corporations and the wealthiest Americans have hit a roadblock. […]
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Judge to sentence neo-Nazi group members under terrorism law

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two neo-Nazi group members intended to engage in terrorist activity before FBI agents arrested them ahead of a pro-gun rally in Virginia, a federal judge concluded Monday. U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang’s decision to apply a “terrorism enhancement” in sentencing the men favors prosecutors’ recommendation that both of them get 25 […]
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Biden sued over reversal of Trump-era abortion referral ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s top lawyer filed suit against the Biden administration on Monday seeking to restore a Trump-era ban on abortion referrals by family planning clinics that President Joe Biden reversed earlier this month. The action filed by Republican Attorney Dave Yost in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati was joined by 11 other […]
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US condemns Sudan coup, suspends $700 million in aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday suspended $700 million in financial assistance to Sudan following a coup in the African nation that U.S. officials roundly condemned. The State Department said the full amount of the aid package had been put on “pause” pending a review of the developments in Khartoum that saw the […]
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Lawsuits: Jailed lawyer Alex Murdaugh may be hiding millions

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Attorneys in three different civil lawsuits against Alex Murdaugh want the court to have independent representatives take control of the money and other assets of the South Carolina lawyer involved in a half-dozen state police investigations. The court motions in the cases, all filed last week, said they fear Murdaugh is […]
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