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2 men sought in beating death outside cheesesteak restaurant

Sep. 20, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Arrest warrants have been issued for two men in the death of a New York man beaten with a trash can lid and pummeled during a brawl outside a famous Philadelphia cheesesteak restaurant last week, police said. Osvaldo Pedraza, 34, and Victor Pedraza,...

Houston officer dead, another injured while serving warrant

Sep. 20, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston police officer has died and another was injured Monday morning during a shooting that also killed a 31-year-old man who the officers were attempting to arrest, authorities said. The veteran officers were shot while attempting to serve an arrest...

Nearly 58% of eligible South Dakota residents are vaccinated

Sep. 20, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials said Monday about 63% of state residents age 12 and up have gotten at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine and nearly 58% are fully inoculated. The Department of Health has reported 446 new COVID-19 cases and...

Another inmate dies at NYC's troubled Rikers Island jail

Sep. 20, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An inmate died at New York City's Rikers Island jail complex, bringing the death toll at the troubled facility to 11 this year, authorities said. Karim Isaabdul, 42, died at a jail infirmary just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday, the Department of Correction said...

Travis Zajac signs one-day deal to retire a New Jersey Devil

Sep. 20, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Long-time New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac has retired. Zajac signed a one-day contract with the Devils on Monday so he could retire as a member of the organization where he spent all but 27 games of his 15-year career. The...

Inflation forces homebuilders to take it slow, raise prices

Sep. 20, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even in the hottest U.S. housing market in more than a decade, new home construction has turned into a frustratingly uncertain and costly proposition for many homebuilders. Rising costs and shortages of building materials and labor are rippling across...

Batting title races jumbled as MLB season winds down

Sep. 20, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

The bar for the batting title is unusually low this year — and that's creating wild races for the honor in both leagues. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the majors in hitting with a .321 average, and Trea Turner is atop the National League at .316. According to...

Canadians vote in pandemic election that could cost Trudeau

Sep. 20, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadians voted Monday in a tight pandemic election that threatens to knock Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from power. Trudeau gambled on an early election in a bid to win a majority of seats in Parliament. But the opposition has been relentless in...

Finding cause of Mt. Charleston Lodge fire may take weeks

Sep. 20, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Investigators were trying Monday to piece together what led to the fire that destroyed much of Mt. Charleston Lodge, a popular summer retreat for Las Vegas residents. KLAS-TV reports authorities believe it will take several more days or even weeks to...

COVID has killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu

Sep. 20, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000. And like the worldwide scourge of a century ago, the coronavirus may never entirely disappear from our midst. Instead, scientists hope the virus that causes...