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18-year-old charged in shooting death of 15-year-old

Oct. 31, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An 18-year-old is facing first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of a 15-year-old in St. Louis. Ezell Johnson III was fatally shot Oct. 22 in the city's Greater Ville neighborhood. Authorities said Saturday that 18-year-old Tevin Collins is charged in his death. Police say...

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The Latest: Italy adds record 31,758 daily coronavirus cases

Oct. 31, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

ROME — Italy added a record 31,758 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours and doubled the deaths to nearly 300 on Saturday. The Health Ministry says approximately one of every seven people receiving swab tests has tested positive in recent days. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte is considering more...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 file photo, A full gallery oversees the Texas Gov. Greg Abbott giving his State of the State Address in the House Chamber in Austin, Texas. Two years ago, a longtime Republican incumbent held onto his west Houston state House seat by the slimmest of margins, a mere one-tenth of percentage point in a race that helped the GOP withstand a Democratic wave. This year, the stakes are even higher. AP Photo/Eric Gay)

State legislative elections key to redistricting power

Oct. 31, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Not long ago, Berta Patterson’s corner of Houston was as symbolically red as they come. Up the road is the Harris County GOP headquarters. In the other direction are the old 9th floor offices of the late Republican President George H.W. Bush. Roughly in between is Trini Mendenhall...

Noose displayed at Missouri poll covered up amid complaints

Oct. 31, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

GALENA, Mo. (AP) — A replica hangman's noose on display near voting booths in a southwest Missouri county building has been covered up following complaints from Democrats that it amounted to intimidation of Black voters. The Missouri Democratic Party released a photo Friday of the display with several...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2020, file photo, demonstrators gather near the Lincoln Memorial as final preparations are made for the March on Washington, in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s

Black Lives Matter faces test of its influence in election

Oct. 31, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Lives Matter has been a lot of things in its brief, fiery life. It has been a slogan, a rallying point. A movement that led protests coast to coast, calling for America to get serious about preventing Black deaths at the hands of law enforcement. A heaven-sent resource for people like...

Nearly 3,000 more COVID-19 cases reported in Missouri

Oct. 31, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's health department reported nearly 3,000 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, along with a positivity rate that remains alarmingly high. The dashboard for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services showed 183,186 COVID-19 cases, a rise of 2,986 from Friday. The death...

Final weekend: Galloway in STL, KC; Parson in St. Peters

Oct. 31, 2020 8:45 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike Parson is campaigning in the St. Louis suburb of St. Peters on Saturday, and his Democratic opponent, Nicole Galloway, is spending the final weekend of the campaign in both of Missouri's big cities. Parson was scheduled to appear Saturday at a “Keep Missouri...

FILE  - In this May 11, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear puts on a face mask after speaking to reporters at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky's governor said Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020,  that he will quarantine after a member of his security detail who drove with his family the day before later tested positive for COVID-19.
Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear said he and his family feel fine, show no coronavirus symptoms and have tested negative for the virus. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP, File)

The Latest: Kentucky sees near-record number of new cases

Oct. 30, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky reported a near-record number of new coronavirus cases Friday as the surging outbreak continued sending more people to hospitals, Gov. Andy Beshear said. “This is a dangerous time. We’re moving the wrong way,” the Democratic governor said as he urged Kentuckians to...

3 charged with recent killing in southwest Missouri

Oct. 30, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Three people have been charged with killing a southwest Missouri man during a burglary. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 25-year-old Riley Collier is charged in Greene County with first-degree murder in the Oct. 20 killing of 39-year-old Stanley Simon. The other two...

Missouri deaths investigated as possible murder-suicide

Oct. 30, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of two people earlier this month in a southwest Missouri home as a possible murder-suicide. The Springfield News-Leader reports that a search warrant shows that Greene County sheriff's deputies were dispatched Oct. 11 to a home southwest of...