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Rapid City Civic Center took huge steps to keep hockey team

Oct. 31, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Civic Center Director Craig Baltzer said he knew the former owners of the Rush were in serious financial trouble in 2017, but the extent of circumstances surrounding the problem were not as evident. “I remember it distinctly that in December 2017, (former Rush owner) Scott...

Prosecutors block sex offense cases from Cook County judge

Oct. 31, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teenager pleaded with Cook County Judge James Linn to impose the maximum prison sentence on the man who sexually assaulted her and her two sisters for several years and threatened to kill them if they told anyone. “I just want justice to be served the correct way. With...

Kyle Rittenhouse appears for an extradition hearing in Lake County court Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Waukegan, Ill. The 17-year-old is accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wis.,  on Aug. 25, 2020, two days after a police officer trying to arrest Jacob Blake shot him seven times in the back, paralyzing him from the waist down.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, Pool)

Illinois authorities extradite Kyle Rittenhouse to Wisconsin

Oct. 30, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A 17-year-old from Illinois accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has been extradited to stand trial on homicide charges, with sheriff’s deputies in Illinois handing him over to their counterparts in Wisconsin shortly after a judge on Friday approved the...

Prison sentence for driver in deadly 2018 multi-car pileup

Oct. 30, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A driver who drove while drunk and high, setting off a 2018 multi-car pileup that killed a man and injured others, was sentenced Friday to six to 15 years in prison. Alex Elicier, 31, of Brooklyn, had pleaded guilty in July to aggravated vehicular homicide and other charges stemming from...

Texas AG sues to block COVID-19 shutdown in El Paso County

Oct. 30, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday joined several El Paso County restaurant owners in suing to block a county order shutting down all non-essential activities for two weeks. The suit, filed in state court in El Paso, comes a day after County Judge Ricardo Samaniego ordered...

In this. Oct. 8, 2020 image from video provided by the 36th District Court in Detroit, Jacob Wohl, left, and Jack Burkman, shown in the center left photo, are seen during an arraignment being conducted over Zoom in Detroit. The men were arraigned on voter intimidation charges for robocalls designed to scare people from voting in four states. In compliance with a New York judge's order on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, nearly 30,000 recipients of those robocalls received new court-ordered calls on Friday, Oct. 30, saying the earlier call had false information that intimidated voters. (36th District Court/Zoom via AP)

Court-ordered robocalls sent to 'electoral terror' victims

Oct. 30, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 30,000 recipients of what a judge described as “electoral terror” robocalls designed to scare people from voting in four states including Ohio and Pennsylvania received new court-ordered calls Friday saying the earlier call had false information that intimidated voters....

North Carolina county ordered to reopen voting site

Oct. 30, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

REIDSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday which reopens a rural North Carolina voting site that was closed due to a coronavirus case reported at the location. North Carolina’s Democratic Party had sought the move after filing a lawsuit Thursday which said one of...

FILE - In this March 24, 2015 file photo Debra Milke speaks at a news conference in Phoenix. Milke spent 22 years on death row in her son's killing before her conviction was thrown out in 2013. A judge dismissed Milke's wrongful-conviction lawsuit on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, after concluding Milke's destruction of records in the civil case prevents the true facts from emerging. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Ex-death-row inmate's suit tossed over document destruction

Oct. 30, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful conviction lawsuit filed by an Arizona woman who spent 22 years on death row in her son’s killing before her conviction was thrown out, concluding her repeated destruction of records in the civil case prevents the true facts from emerging. In a...

FILE- In this Oct. 24, 2017, file photo, Mimi Haleyi, left, appears at a news conference with her attorney, Gloria Allred, in New York. Haleyi, who testified against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, has filed a lawsuit against him Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, seeking damages for what she described as lasting injuries. The former

Weinstein accuser who testified at his trial sues him

Oct. 30, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who testified against disgraced and imprisoned Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein filed a lawsuit against him on Friday to seek damages for what she described as lasting injuries. Miriam Haley brought the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, seeking unspecified damages for sexual...

NY's COVID hot spot restrictions upheld again in court

Oct. 30, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge in upstate New York on Friday upheld the state's restrictions on religious gatherings in coronavirus hot spots. The decision by U.S. District Judge Gary Sharpe in Albany followed two other similar rulings earlier this month that also refused to block Gov. Andrew Cuomo's...