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Is John Hinckley, who shot Reagan, no longer a threat?

Sep. 27, 2021 06:51 AM EDT

Lawyers are scheduled to meet in federal court on Monday to discuss whether John Hinckley Jr., the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, should be freed from court-imposed restrictions including overseeing his medical care and keeping up with his computer passwords. ...

Today in History

Sep. 27, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2021. There are 95 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 27, 1996, in Afghanistan, the Taliban, a band of former seminary students, drove...

Man who refused to wear mask arrested after alleged assault

Sep. 27, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A man who refused to wear a mask and was asked to leave during a performance at Arizona State University’s Gammage Auditorium has been arrested after he allegedly assaulted two staff members, according to campus police. Police said the man was...

6 improving at Tennessee hospital after grocery shooting

Sep. 26, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Six people wounded in a mass shooting at a Tennessee supermarket are no longer in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday. One person was in serious condition and five others were in good condition, Angie Golding, a spokeswoman for...

Man shot to death in St. Louis suburb of Ferguson

Sep. 26, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police are investigating after a man was found shot to death in Ferguson on Sunday morning. Police said officers found the man with gunshot wounds around 7:15 a.m. Sunday in the St. Louis suburb. He died at the scene. ...

Man charged with manslaughter after collision kills teen

Sep. 26, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and manslaughter after a head-on collision that killed a 19-year-old from Caldwell. Sedgwick County Sheriff's Lt. Benjamin Blick said the crash happened early Saturday around 2:45 a.m....

Girl, 15, killed in Trenton shooting; 3 others wounded

Sep. 26, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials in Trenton are asking for help from the public in finding those responsible for a shooting in New Jersey's capital city that killed a 15-year-old girl and wounded three other people over the weekend. Authorities said the gunfire on...

Police kill armed man on crowded Southern California beach

Sep. 26, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police officers shot and killed an armed man in the sand in front of dozens of terrified witnesses, many who had gathered at Huntington Beach for the U.S. Open of Surfing. Officers responding to reports of a man with a gun made contact...

Michigan man pleads guilty to Vermont school shooting threat

Sep. 26, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

CHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A Michigan man has pleaded guilty to threatening to “shoot up” a Vermont high school in 2019. Jason Graham, 24, of Holland, Michigan, pleaded guilty Friday, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Vermont. Prosecutors said Graham was involved...

Raleigh police make arrest in fatal shooting

Sep. 26, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police in Raleigh say they've arrested a suspect in a shooting that resulted in the death of a 46-year-old man. The Raleigh Police Department issued a news release Sunday saying that Jordan Delacey Andrews, 33, was charged with murder in the...