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Smollett trial to resume with defense possibly calling him

Dec. 06, 2021 10:25 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — After two brothers spent hours telling a jury how Jussie Smollett paid them to carry out a fake racist and anti-gay attack on himself in downtown Chicago, the big question when the actor’s trial resumes Monday will be whether he will tell his side of the story. The...

Big North Carolina factory likely to be Toyota battery plant

Dec. 06, 2021 10:17 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina government officials have scheduled a Monday afternoon news conference to announce a major economic development project that likely will be construction of a Toyota electric vehicle battery factory that will employ 1,750 people. Officials from...

Police: Officer hospitalized after being attacked with knife

Dec. 06, 2021 08:09 AM EST

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — A police officer has been stabbed in a Birmingham suburb, authorities said. The Bessemer officer was hospitalized Sunday night after suffering a couple of stab wounds, Al.com reported. The officer was conscious and in stable...

Israel: Palestinian car-rammer wounds guard, is shot dead

Dec. 06, 2021 01:46 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A 16-year-old Palestinian rammed a vehicle into an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank overnight, wounding a security guard before being shot and “neutralized” at the scene, the Israeli Defense Ministry said Monday. Israeli media reported that the...

Shoplifter deploys bear spray, Colorado Walmart evacuated

Dec. 05, 2021 19:06 PM EST

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A Walmart store in Colorado was evacuated after a shoplifter deployed bear spray against several employees, police said Sunday. Officers responded to the Greeley Walmart on Sunday afternoon after receiving multiple reports about bear spray being...

St. Anthony police investigating man found dead as homicide

Dec. 05, 2021 15:59 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police in St. Anthony found a man dead inside a home late Saturday and took into custody a second man with a self-inflicted stab wound to his chest. The incident is being investigated as a homicide, but no charges have been filed, the Minneapolis...

Woman dies, husband critically hurt in Wichita stabbing

Dec. 05, 2021 15:00 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An elderly woman died and her husband was critically hurt after they were stabbed Saturday in Wichita shortly after a truck was stolen and crashed into a nearby church. Wichita Police said 36-year-old Goldy Metcalf, who was out of jail on parole,...

Montana man arrested after woman fatally stabbed

Dec. 05, 2021 13:15 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man was arrested on suspicion of deliberate homicide in connection to the weekend stabbing death of a 67-year-old female relative, police said. Police responding to a complaint about a man trespassing Saturday morning at a hotel in...

Salvation Army bell ringer robbed, suspect caught

Dec. 05, 2021 12:26 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A man was chased down and caught by deputies in Washington state after allegedly assaulting a Salvation Army bell ringer and fleeing with his donations kettle. Clark County deputies responded just before 8 p.m. Saturday night to a reported...

AG: Officer justified in killing man who threatened toddler

Dec. 05, 2021 11:54 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An officer was justified in fatally shooting an Oneonta man who was threatening his toddler son with a knife last April, New York's attorney general's office wrote in a report. Tyler Green threatened and then stabbed his partner, who was the mother...