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Store guard stabbed 27 times for asking women to wear masks

Oct. 27, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two sisters accused of stabbing a West Side Chicago store security guard 27 times with a knife after he asked them to wear face masks and use hand sanitizer were ordered held without bond Tuesday. The alleged attack late Sunday by Jessica Hill, 21, and Jayla Hill, 18, left the 32-year-old...

FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks during the Ohio State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Every Tuesday for months, DeWine interrupts his remarks on pandemic stats and safety measures and pleads with fellow Republican lawmakers to act on his legislation addressing gun violence in the state. DeWine proposed the bill after a mass shooting in Dayton in 2019. A key element is boosting penalties for felons committing new crimes with guns. The governor says the need has only grown more dire since Dayton. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

Ohio governor has been pleading for action on gun violence

Oct. 27, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Gov. Mike DeWine uses his twice-weekly bully pulpit to detail Ohio's fight against the coronavirus, the Republican chief executive has also continued his so-far unsuccessful crusade against gun violence. After laying out pandemic stats and and warnings about masks and social...

Alaska man charged with virus violation dies in shooting

Oct. 27, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man who was the first among a few Alaska residents to face charges for violating a coronavirus quarantine order was killed in a shooting. Duane Fields, 48, died Oct. 21 at the Anchorage hotel where he lived and worked, Alaska Public Media reported Monday. Fields helped another...

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019, file courtroom drawing, defendant Keith Raniere, center, leader of the secretive group NXIVM, is seated between his attorneys Paul DerOhannesian, left, and Marc Agnifilo during the first day of his sex trafficking trial. Raniere, a self-improvement guru whose organization NXIVM attracted millionaires and actresses among its adherents, faces sentencing Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, on convictions that he turned some female followers into sex slaves branded with his initials. (Elizabeth Williams via AP, File)

NXIVM guru gets 120 years in prison in sex-slaves case

Oct. 27, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Disgraced self-improvement guru Keith Raniere, whose NXIVM followers included millionaires and Hollywood actors, was sentenced to 120 years on Tuesday for turning some adherents into sex slaves branded with his initials. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis called Raniere “ruthless...

In this image taken from video, Tafara Williams speaking to reporters from her hospital bed during a Zoom meeting Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 in Libertyville, Ill. Williams who was injured in a police shooting in suburban Chicago says she begged officers to help her boyfriend, who was also shot and eventually died. Williams and Marcellis Stinnette, a Black man, were shot last week while in a car in Waukegan, north of Chicago. (Zoom/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Woman injured in police shooting says cops let boyfriend die

Oct. 27, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A woman who was shot by police last week in suburban Chicago said Tuesday that officers did nothing more than cover her boyfriend with a blanket after he was shot and left him on the ground to die. Tafara Williams, 20, spoke to reporters during a Zoom call from her hospital bed as she...

2 conservative hoaxers charged in Ohio for robocalls

Oct. 27, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two conservative operatives facing criminal charges in Michigan were indicted in Cleveland on Tuesday for organizing tens of thousands of hoax robocalls — made to predominantly Black Midwestern cities — that falsely warned people information gleaned from their mail-in ballots...

Trial opens for defendant in 1972 Washington homicide case

Oct. 27, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington man went on trial this week on a charge of first-degree murder for a crime committed 48 years ago. Opening statements began Monday in the Snohomish County Superior Court trial of 78-year-old Terrence Miller, The Daily Herald reported. A couple found 20-year-old Jody...

University of Maine student accused of voting as roommate

Oct. 27, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — A University of Maine student is facing criminal charges for voting with an absentee ballot in the name of a former roommate, officials said Tuesday. Local election officials in Orono discovered the potential violation before the ballot was processed and alerted the secretary of state's...

Ex-Maui officer pleads not guilty in sex solicitation case

Oct. 27, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A former Maui police officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to an indictment accusing him of soliciting sex from a woman he pulled over for operating a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Before a grand jury indicted Brandon Saffeels last week, he was expected to plead guilty....

Yale students among those targeted in paintball shootings

Oct. 27, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven and Yale police are investigating after a number of city residents, including at least seven Yale students, reported being hit this month by assailants firing paintball guns. Yale freshman Naomi Schwartzburt told the Yale Daily News t hat she and a friend were walking...