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 2020-10-23 21:11 

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High school winter sports will start on time, MHSAA says...

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan high school winter sports will start on time in November. Face coverings are required for athletes practicing and competing in basketball, competitive cheer, ice hockey and wrestling, the Michigan High School Athletic A...

 2020-10-23 21:10 

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Prosecutor says officers justified in fatal April shooting...

Officers who shot an unarmed Hispanic man to death outside his mother's Manchester home in April were justified because they believed he had weapon, a prosecutor's report released Friday said. Tolland State's Attorney Matthew Gedansky's fi...

 2020-10-23 21:08 

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Cop accused of driving into vandalism suspect at protest...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Multnomah County grand jury has indicted a now-retired Portland police officer on official misconduct and other charges related to an incident during a protest against police brutality. Scott Groshong was charged this week with thr...

 2020-10-23 20:59 

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AstraZeneca resuming US testing of COVID-19 vaccine...

AstraZeneca Inc. announced Friday that regulators are letting it resume testing of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in the U.S. Testing of the vaccine was halted worldwide early last month because of a British study volunteer's illness. Studies have alr...

 2020-10-23 20:58 

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Boy, 13, is 2nd to die after shooting in Mississippi town...

CANTON, Miss. (AP) - A 13-year-old boy is the second person to die as a result of gunfire that broke out two days earlier at a Mississippi fast food restaurant. The second victim, Robert Luckett, died at the University of Mississippi Medical Center early ...

 2020-10-23 20:58 

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Ken Paxton, Texas AG, has criminal case moved to Collin County...

DALLAS — A judge on Friday ordered the long-running criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton returned to his home county in a legal victory for the Republican. Judge Jason Luong ruled that the securities fraud case should continue in ...

 2020-10-23 20:56 

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Judge denies injunction over West Virginia school virus map...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia teachers union lost its bid Friday to stop the state from using its color-coded map to decide whether counties can hold in-person public school classes and athletic competitions during the coronavirus pandemic. Jud...

 2020-10-23 20:56 

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Judge moves criminal case against Texas attorney general...

DALLAS (AP) - A judge on Friday ordered the long-running criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton returned to his home county in a legal victory for the Republican. Judge Jason Luong ruled that the securities fraud case should continue in C...

 2020-10-23 20:53 

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Iowa rolls out new system to track sexual assault test kits...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa officials are rolling out a new system to test sexual assault evidence collection kits more quickly as they work to clear a backlog that once numbered in the thousands. "We think this is something that's important and ...

 2020-10-23 20:53 

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Legislators consider ways to increase Idaho air travel...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Lawmakers in Idaho have considered ways to increase air travel in the state as flights have been reduced or eliminated in recent years, stunting economic growth. Horizon Air stopped direct flights from the Lewiston airport to Boise two...

 2020-10-23 20:47 

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Trump, Biden eye single Electoral College votes in Nebraska, Maine...

President Trump is set to travel to deep-red Nebraska next week as part of a Midwestern swing as the Biden campaign deploys Doug Emhoff, the husband of Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala D. Harris, to northeast Maine this weekend. Mr. Trump ...

 2020-10-23 20:45 

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Sean Feucht, praise singer, brings protest tour to D.C....

Sean Feucht, a California-based Christian singer, is expected to draw thousands to the National Mall on Sunday, even as the District clamps down on gatherings of more than 50 people. The National Park Service this week issued a permit to Sean Feucht Minis...

 2020-10-23 20:44 

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Mississippi man charged in shooting death of ex-girlfriend...

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man with previous convictions has been charged with capital murder in the shooting death of his former girlfriend. Darriel Gilbert, 50, of Greenwood, was charged Friday in the death of Angela McDowell, 48, the Greenwo...

 2020-10-23 20:30 

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Intel, American Express fall; Mattel, Boston Beer rise...

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Friday: Gilead Sciences Inc., up 12 cents to $60.79. Regulators approved the company's antiviral medication remdesivir, the first drug to treat COVID-19. Mattel Inc., up $1.23 to $14.16...

 2020-10-23 20:20 

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Virus hospitalizations reach 1,000 in NY, highest since June...

NEW YORK (AP) - The number of people hospitalized in New York because of the coronavirus has climbed back over 1,000, officials said Friday, a figure that has increased in the last month but is still far below the peak level of the spring. Gov. Andrew Cuo...

 2020-10-23 20:20 

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Report: Ransomware disables Georgia county election database...

A ransomware attack that hobbled a Georgia county government in early October reportedly disabled a database used to verify voter signatures in the authentication of absentee ballots. It is the first reported case of a ransomware attack affecting an elect...

 2020-10-23 20:20 

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Utah Legislature to use COVID-19 rapid testing for lawmakers...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Lawmakers in Utah have added safety precautions in preparation to hold the 2021 Legislative session in-person, which is set to begin in January. House of Representatives and Senate leaders plan to implement daily, rapid testing for l...

 2020-10-23 20:19 

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Tucson pulls police from voting sites over 'intimidation' worries...

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Tucson Police Department has announced officers will no longer provide security at early voting sites after the city received complaints about police presence and concerns over voter intimidation. Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodr...

 2020-10-23 20:16 

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Art exhibit in Chadwick Boseman's hometown honors legacy...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - There's a hole in Anderson, South Carolina. It opened suddenly in August when Chadwick Boseman, one of the city's favorite sons and an international star for his role as the Black Panther, died after a quiet battle with canc...

 2020-10-23 20:10 

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Editorial Roundup: New England...

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England's newspapers: CONNECTICUT: Coronavirus protocols more important than ever The Connecticut Post Oct. 19 With cases of the coronavirus on the rise and state officials trying to limit i...

 2020-10-23 20:09 

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Devonere Johnson, Black man whose arrest triggered violent Madison protest, to plead guilty...

MADISON, Wis. — A Black man whose arrest triggered a violent protest in Madison will plead guilty to extorting a local business in a deal with federal prosecutors. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Friday that 29-year-old Devonere Johnson has agr...

 2020-10-23 20:04 

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Thousands of Ravens fans can attend next home game...

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens will have a crowd of around 5,000 fans at their next home game on Nov. 1 against Pittsburgh. This will be the first time that ticket holders will be allowed in the stadium this season. Because of the pandemic, the Rav...

 2020-10-23 20:03 

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Trump campaign sues in Nevada to stop Vegas-area vote count...

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Trump campaign and Nevada Republicans asked a state judge on Friday to stop the count of Las Vegas-area mail-in ballots, alleging that "meaningful observation" of signature-checking is impossible in the state's biggest and...

 2020-10-23 20:01 

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Hospitalization data flawed in Missouri, perhaps elsewhere...

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) - With the number of coronavirus patients requiring hospitalization rising at alarming levels, Missouri and perhaps a handful of other states are unable to post accurate data on COVID-19 dashboards because of a flaw in the federal r...

 2020-10-23 19:57 

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The Latest: Biden accuses Trump of encouraging virus spread...

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Joe Biden has long accused the Trump administration of giving up on the coronavirus pandemic, but he is getting more aggressive, arguing that the president actively enc...

 2020-10-23 19:53 

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Family of slain Utah college student confronts her killer...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Family members of a Utah college student who was found strangled and burned last year following a search for her that captured the nation's attention called the man who pleaded guilty to her murder a "monster" Friday as t...

 2020-10-23 19:52 

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Opinions are split at forum on planned charter school in WVa...

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Opinions were split during a public forum on a proposal to open a charter school in West Virginia next fall. About 100 people attended the forum Thursday at University High School in Monongalia County as the local board of educati...

 2020-10-23 19:52 

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Nebraska reports another 977 known coronavirus cases...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska public health officials confirmed another 977 coronavirus cases on Thursday, bringing the state's total to 61,285, according to the state's tracking portal. The number tracks with a recent surge in cases that led Gov....

 2020-10-23 19:52 

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Intensifying Colorado fire grows thousands of acres...

The East Troublesome Fire in Colorado, which forced hundreds to evacuate this week, grew another 45,000 acres Thursday afternoon and evening. The fire, located near Grimes Peak on the Arapaho National Forest, now spans more than 170,100 acres and is 5% co...

 2020-10-23 19:43 

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2 charged in shooting that killed New Jersey teen, brother...

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Authorities on Friday charged a man and a woman in the fatal shooting of a New Jersey teen and his 8-year-old brother, who were gunned down following an earlier dispute. Police arrested Destanie Ellis, 29, of Morrisville, Pennsylvania...

 2020-10-23 19:42 

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Joe Biden: Trump has 'quit on America' in fight against COVID...

Joseph R. Biden said Friday that President Trump has "quit" the fight against COVID-19 and vowed to hit the ground running after the election to chart a new course. "The president still doesn't have a plan. He's given up. He's quit...

 2020-10-23 19:41 

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State health officials report nearly 4,400 new virus cases...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Nearly 4,400 more Wisconsin residents have contracted COVID-19 as the disease continues to surge unchecked across the state, health officials said Friday. The state Department of Health Services reported 4,378 newly confirmed cases on...

 2020-10-23 19:37 

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Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities...

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for December delivery fell 79 cents to $39.85 a barrel Friday. Brent crude oil for December delivery fell 69 cents to $41.77 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for November delivery fell 2 cents to $1.14 a gallon. November heating oil f...

 2020-10-23 19:29 

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Top Democrats sue over Arizona redistricting panel list...

PHOENIX (AP) - Democratic leaders of the Arizona Legislature say two of five independents chosen by a judicial panel as potential chairs of a commission that will redraw political district boundaries next year are not legally eligible for the post. A laws...

 2020-10-23 19:28 

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Investigators probe deaths at Georgia personal care home...

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Officials are investigating why two older residents died at a Georgia personal care home, while three of their four fellow residents were hospitalized. The Augusta Chronicle reports a medical examiner is working on autopsy reports for ...

 2020-10-23 19:27 

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Baltimore SWAT officer charged with child sex abuse...

BALTIMORE (AP) - A Baltimore Police SWAT team officer was charged with child sex abuse in Harford County, according to court records. Donald P. Hildebrandt, 50, was charged this week with four counts, including sex abuse of a minor, third-degree sex offen...

 2020-10-23 19:27 

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Anti-'police defunding' bill falls short in Louisiana Senate...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A bid to give Louisiana lawmakers more power to penalize municipalities that too steeply cut their police departments stalled Friday in the Senate during the last minutes of the special session. Republican Rep. Lance Harris, who is...

 2020-10-23 19:23 

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Man who bought rifles used in 2015 San Bernardino, California, terror attack sentenced to 20 years i...

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Man who bought rifles used in 2015 San Bernardino, California, terror attack sentenced to 20 years in prison....

 2020-10-23 19:16 

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Police fatally shoot homicide suspect in exchange of gunfire...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City police officers shot and killed a homicide suspect Friday after he fired at them during a traffic stop, authorities say. Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Bill Lowe said officers stopped the ride share vehicl...

 2020-10-23 19:13 

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State senator still recovering in hospital after aneurysm...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee state senator who suffered an aneurysm earlier this month is continuing to recover at a hospital, a Senate GOP spokesperson said Friday. Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus spokesperson Darlene Schlicher said Sen. Kerry ...

 2020-10-23 19:11 

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Wisconsin man who triggered protest will plead to extortion...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Black man whose arrest triggered a violent protest in Madison will plead guilty to extorting a local business in a deal with federal prosecutors. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Friday that 29-year-old Devonere Johnson has agre...

 2020-10-23 19:10 

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Early voting in Iowa at record pace with several days left...

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa voters are casting ballots in person or by mail at a record pace before the Nov. 3 election with several days of early voting still remaining. The Iowa secretary of state's office reported that 685,234 absentee ballots have...

 2020-10-23 19:06 

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5-year-old girl accidentally shot, killed by young relative...

MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A 5-year-old girl was accidentally shot and killed by a juvenile member of her family and the girl's father was arrested for child endangerment, police said. Officers responded to a report of a gunshot heard inside a home in Merc...

 2020-10-23 19:05 

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Texas fire chief seen in photos eating sushi off naked woman...

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Officials in San Antonio said they are reviewing the actions of the city's fire chief after photos were made public in which he was eating sushi displayed on a mostly nude woman at a firefighter's birthday party this year. The S...

 2020-10-23 19:04 

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Record 1M-plus Indiana voters requested early ballots...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - More than 1 million Indiana voters requested early ballots this fall amid worries about the coronavirus, a record number but still lower than officials initially projected. The Indiana secretary of state's office, which oversees st...

 2020-10-23 19:04 

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Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to Idaho reel under the surge. The impact is bein...

 2020-10-23 18:52 

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Tucson Police pulled from poll sites over intimidation fears...

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The Tucson Police Department has announced officers will no longer provide security at early voting sites after the city received complaints about police presence and concerns over voter intimidation. Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodri...

 2020-10-23 18:44 

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Pentagon condemns Turkey's test of Russian missile defense system 'in strongest possible terms'...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday confirmed a recent test by Turkey's military of a Russian-made S-4000 missile defense system. The development was quickly condemned by the Pentagon, which said that an operational S-400 system is "n...

 2020-10-23 18:41 

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Real estate market, improved budget credited to newcomers...

The economic toll inflicted on Connecticut by the coronavirus pandemic has been blunted somewhat what appears to be an influx of newcomers who are boosting both the real estate market and the state budget. Joanne Breen, the 2020 president of the Connectic...

 2020-10-23 18:41 

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Virginia Beach woman accused in infant's death in 2019...

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A Virginia Beach woman was charged with felony homicide in the death of an infant in her care more than a year ago, police said. Shylan Csatlos, 39, also was charged with felony child abuse, The Virginian-Pilot reported Friday. ...

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