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State, cops seek to bar evidence in trial over Floyd killing

Oct. 05, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys for two former Minneapolis police officers charged in the killing of George Floyd have filed more than 100 motions to limit testimony or evidence at trial — with many requests relying heavily on what happened at the previous two trials in...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Oct. 05, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. September 29, 2022. Editorial: A new level of dishonesty: Mailers targeting NC Democrats photoshop the truth Political advertisements, most of the time, should not be taken at face value. They habitually omit important...

GOP optimistic about Senate chances despite Walker turmoil

Oct. 05, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Leading Republicans are entering the final month of the midterm campaign increasingly optimistic that a Senate majority is within reach even as a dramatic family fight in Georgia clouds one of the party's biggest pickup opportunities. And as some Democrats crow on...

Settlement reached in fatal police shooting lawsuit

Oct. 05, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The City Council in Vancouver, Washington, has approved a $725,000 settlement in the police shooting of a man who was experiencing a mental health crisis in April 2020. William Abbe, 50, was shot and killed by three Vancouver police officers. The shooting...

Republican LePage says he would veto 15-week abortion ban

Oct. 05, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who's seeking his old job back, said he’d veto a bill banning abortions at 15 weeks, delivering disappointing news to abortion opponents. LePage provided the answer in a labored exchange Tuesday evening during the first...

E. Washington rancher sentenced for 'ghost cattle' fraud

Oct. 05, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An eastern Washington rancher has been sentenced to 11 years in prison by a federal judge for a massive “ghost cattle” scam that defrauded Tyson Foods and another company out of more than $244 million. Cody Easterday, 51, of Mesa, Washington, was sentenced...

Ethiopia turns over alleged people smuggler to Netherlands

Oct. 05, 2022 07:41 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ethiopia has turned over to Dutch judicial authorities a 38-year-old Eritrean man suspected of playing a leading role in a major international criminal network that smuggled Eritreans to the Netherlands. “The journey involved brutal violence —...

Complainant testifies about Australian Parliament House rape

Oct. 05, 2022 03:35 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former government staffer testified Wednesday about being raped by a colleague in the Australian Parliament House and described her fears of not being believed because of the disparity in their workplace statuses. Brittany Higgins became the first...

Texas inmate who fought prayer, touch rules to be executed

Oct. 05, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas death row inmate whose case clarified the role of spiritual advisers in death chambers nationwide is scheduled for execution Wednesday, despite efforts by a district attorney to stop his lethal injection. John Henry Ramirez, 38, was sentenced to death for...

Today in History: October 5, Truman speaks on TV

Oct. 05, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2022. There are 87 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 5, 1953, Earl Warren was sworn in as the 14th chief justice of the United States, succeeding Fred M....