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Today in History

Aug. 9, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 9, the 222nd day of 2020. There are 144 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown Jr., an unarmed 18-year-old Black man, was shot to death by a police officer following an altercation in Ferguson, Missouri; Brown’s...

Colorado man sentenced threatening to kill official, lawyer

Aug. 8, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Colorado man has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for threatening to kill a New Mexico state official and an attorney with a law firm in connection with a fraud case. Federal prosecutors said Andrew Graham , 40, of Snowmass, Colorado, had pleaded guilty to sending...

Las Vegas man pleads guilty in straw purchase of 10 rifles

Aug. 8, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors says a Las Vegas man could face prison time after pleading guilty to making a straw purchase of 10 semiautomatic rifles. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Nevada says Ethan Erhardt, 37, pleaded guilty Friday and is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 13 by U.S. District Judge...

FILE - In this April 29 2020, file photo, a resident from the Alexandra township gets tested for COVID-19 , in Johannesburg, South Africa. Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1 million, but global health experts tell The Associated Press the true toll is several times higher.  (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

The Latest: Brazil surpasses 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

Aug. 8, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil has surpassed a grim milestone — 100,000 deaths from COVID-19. And five months after the first reported case, the country is showing no signs of crushing the disease. The nation of 210 million people has been reporting an average of more than 1,000 daily deaths from the pandemic...

FILE - This May 4, 2020 file photo released by the Venezuelan Miraflores presidential press office shows what Venezuelan authorities identify as the I.D. cards of former U.S. special forces citizen Airan Berry, right, and Luke Denman, left, in Caracas, Venezuela. The two former Green Berets were arrested in May 2020 while participating in a botched raid organized from neighboring Colombia to oust Maduro. (Miraflores Palace presidential press office via AP, File)

Ex-Green Berets sentenced to 20 years for Venezuela attack

Aug. 8, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan court has sentenced two former U.S. special forces soldiers to 20 years in prison for their part in a blunder-filled beach attack aimed at overthrowing President Nicolás Maduro. Lawyers for the former Green Berets, Luke Denman and Airan Berry, said they were...

Pam Kissell, a food service worker at the Bellows Falls Union High School, in Westminster, Vt., wraps meals to be handed out to students as part of the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union summer meals program on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Virus exposure at NH church; Vermont announces relief funds

Aug. 8, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus news from around New England: ___ MAINE Masks and social distancing will be required when Maine holds its first murder trial since the coronavirus pandemic crippled much of the U.S. legal system this spring. Carine Reeves, of New York City, is scheduled to go on trial...

California pastor vows to hold indoor worship despite order

Aug. 8, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — The pastor of a California church has vowed to continue holding indoor worship in defiance of coronavirus health orders after a judge issued a temporary restraining order barring the church from doing so. “I wish it didn’t have to come to this, I really do, but we will...

4 tribes sue over Oklahoma gambling compacts with 2 others

Aug. 8, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Four Oklahoma tribes are asking a federal court to void gambling compacts between the state of Oklahoma and two other tribes — agreements that the Oklahoma State Supreme Court recently invalidated. The Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Citizen Potawatomie Nations filed a lawsuit...

Mother of Iowa student who died in freezing temps sues

Aug. 8, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The mother of an 18-year-old University of Iowa student who froze to death in January 2019 is suing the school for negligence. Michael Belz, of Cedar Rapids, was caught outside of his residence hall on the night of Jan. 29, 2019, when wind chills in Iowa City were 51 degrees below...

Autopsy set for inmate serving life at Mississippi prison

Aug. 8, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An autopsy will be conducted on a Mississippi inmate who died in the emergency room at a prison hospital. The Mississippi Department of Corrections said in a news release Friday that Antonio D. Hay, 54, was pronounced dead Friday at the hospital at the Mississippi State Penitentiary...