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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...

7 injured in drive-by shooting at Milwaukee funeral home

Sep. 30, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Seven people were shot and wounded Wednesday in an apparent drive-by shooting outside a Milwaukee funeral home, the city's mayor said. Mayor Tom Barrett said all seven people were hit when a person driving past the funeral home opened fire. Acting Police Chief Michael Brunson said all of...

Little Rock Police Chief Keith Humphrey speaks at a news conference at Mosaic Church in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Humphrey filed a lawsuit accusing the local police union, two assistant chiefs and several officers of conspiring against him in an effort to force him out of his job. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)

Little Rock chief sues officers' union claiming conspiracy

Sep. 30, 2020 10:11 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock's police chief on Wednesday sued the local police union, two assistant chiefs and several officers, accusing them of conspiring to try and force him out of his job. The federal lawsuit by Chief Keith Humphrey is the latest round in an escalating public fight within the...

Prosecutor: 2 officers brutally beat Black man in Alabama

Sep. 30, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A prosecutor said two on-duty white Alabama officers brutally beat a Black man five months ago after the victim got into a road-rage incident with the wife of one of the officers. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson announced felony assault charges against former Selma police...

8th federal execution since July scheduled for Nov. 19

Sep. 30, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Black death-row inmate who was convicted of kidnapping and killing a Texas teenager in 1994 has been scheduled for execution in November, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. If the lethal injection goes ahead as scheduled Nov. 19, Orlando Hall would be the eighth person executed...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, survivors return to the scene of a mass shooting on the first anniversary in Las Vegas. A judge in Nevada has approved a total of $800 million in payouts from casino company MGM Resorts International and its insurers to more than 4,400 relatives and victims of the Las Vegas Strip shooting that was the deadliest in recent U.S. history. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Court OK's $800M settlement for MGM Resorts, Vegas victims

Sep. 30, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court on Wednesday approved a settlement totaling $800 million from casino company MGM Resorts International and its insurers to more than 4,400 relatives and victims of the Las Vegas Strip shooting that was the deadliest in recent U.S. history. The action makes final a deal settling...

Wisconsin DOJ releases Kenosha officers' training records

Sep. 30, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice on Wednesday released the training records for the three Kenosha police officers involved in last month's shooting of Jacob Blake, which sparked several nights of unrest. Officers Ryan Sheskey, Brittany Meronek and Vincent Arenas responded to a...

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...

Victims committee eyes subpoenas for Boy Scouts records

Sep. 30, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The official committee representing survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy is asking for authorization from the judge to issue subpoenas for information that it claims is being withheld by the organization and its local councils. Attorneys for the...

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...