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FILE - In this March 23, 2001, file photo, Gregory McKnight, 24, is comforted by his attorney in Vinton County Common Pleas Court in McArthur, Ohio, after he was indicted. Lawyers for McKnight, an Ohio death row inmate who is Black, are seeking a new trial based on allegations of racial slurs used during jury deliberations over the inmate's fate. McKnight was sentenced to death almost 20 years ago for the 1999 kidnapping and slaying of a white female college student. (AP Photo/Bill Graham, File)

Ohio killer alleging racism-tainted jury seeks new trial

Oct. 1, 2020 9:12 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio death row inmate who is Black deserves a new trial based on allegations that some white jurors used racial slurs in describing him during their deliberations over his fate, according to arguments before a state appeals court. Defendant Gregory McKnight was sentenced to death...

Police in Ukraine investigate death of US Embassy employee

Oct. 1, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in Ukraine are investigating the death of an American woman who worked for the United States Embassy in Kyiv. The woman was found unconscious with a head injury near the railway tracks in a park not far from the embassy on Wednesday, according to a police statement. She died in...

Today in History

Oct. 1, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 1, the 275th day of 2020. There are 91 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire from a room at the Mandalay Bay casino hotel in Las Vegas on a crowd of 22,000 country music fans at a concert below, leaving 58...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva comments on the investigation of the shooting of two deputies during a news conference at the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles. A photo from surveillance video of the assault is at left. Authorities say they have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as they sat in their squad car. Villanueva and District Attorney Jackie Lacey on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 said attempted murder charges have been filed against 36-year-old Deonte Lee Murray. He was arrested two weeks ago in connection with a separate carjacking. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Man charged in shooting of 2 Los Angeles County deputies

Sep. 30, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors charged a 36-year-old man Wednesday with a brazen ambush of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies earlier this month, an apparently unprovoked shooting as they sat in a squad car outside a rail station. The deputies suffered head wounds in the Sept. 12 attack and...

Black Lives Matter protesters march, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Louisville. Breonna Taylor's family demanded Friday that Kentucky authorities release all body camera footage, police files and the transcripts of the grand jury hearings that led to no charges against police officers who killed the Black woman during a March drug raid at her apartment. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings to be released Friday

Sep. 30, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has delayed until Friday the release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor’s killing by police, so that prosecutors can edit out witnesses’ names and personal information. Audio recordings of the proceedings were originally supposed to be...

Texas man who spent nearly 40 years on death row released

Sep. 30, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An intellectually disabled Texas man who served nearly 40 years on death row has been released from prison. Bobby James Moore, 60, was released Aug. 6 and now lives with his brother, said Robert Hurst, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Moore was convicted in 1980 of...

FILE - This 1984 file photo shows Sweden's Prime Minister Olof Palme. A Swedish prosecutor said Wednesday Sept. 30, 2020, the unsolved murder of former Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme 34 years ago won’t be reopened. In June, authorities announced that the investigation into the 1986 murder of Palme was being closed because the main suspect died in 2000. (Tobbe Gustavsson/TT News Agency via AP, File)

Sweden won't reopen probe into 1986 slaying of PM Palme

Sep. 30, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The unsolved slaying of former Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme 34 years ago won’t be reopened, a Swedish prosecutor said Wednesday, adding that those who have requested a review have no connection to the case that would justify ”a substantive review of the...

College football player arrested on murder charge in Georgia

Sep. 30, 2020 5:00 AM EDT

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Marshals in Georgia have arrested a Georgetown University football player accused of killing a man in Washington, D.C. Federal agents took Dijon Williams, 21, into custody at a Lawrenceville home Monday, U.S. Marshals spokesman Inspector Frank Lempka told news outlets....

FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, law enforcement respond to a report of a shooting at the Amazon Fulfillment Center on Pecan Park Road near the Jacksonville International Airport in Jacksonville, Fla. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department said on its Twitter account late Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, that there was a report of a shooting at the Amazon Fulfillment Center. The center was also the site of a shooting in June. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)

1 killed, 1 injured in shooting at Florida Amazon facility

Sep. 30, 2020 2:18 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A woman was killed and a man was hospitalized following a shooting at an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Jacksonville, Florida, according to authorities. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to the center Tuesday night, where deputies found the woman dead at the scene, Lt....

Today in History

Sep. 30, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 30, the 274th day of 2020. There are 92 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 30, 1938, after co-signing the Munich Agreement allowing Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain...