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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference at Cal Expo in Sacramento. Newsom has filed a brief with the state Supreme Court arguing the state's process for imposing the death penalty has always been infected by racism. (Daniel Kim/The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool, File)

California governor: Death penalty 'infected by racism'

Oct. 26, 2020 8:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's process for imposing the death penalty “is now, and always has been, infected by racism,” Gov. Gavin Newsom declared Monday in a brief filed with the state Supreme Court. Newsom filed the brief in the case of Donte Lamont McDaniel, who was sentenced to...

Police shoot and kill man after yelling at him to drop knife

Oct. 26, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police shot and killed a man on a Philadelphia street Monday afternoon after yelling at him to drop his knife. The shooting occurred shortly before 4 p.m. as officers responded to a report of domestic violence. Sgt. Eric Gripp, a police spokesman, told The Philadelphia Inquirer that...

Georgia officer shoots man thought to have fled traffic stop

Oct. 26, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

SYLVESTER, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into why a south Georgia police officer shot and killed a man believed to have fled a traffic stop hours before. An unnamed Sylvester police officer shot and killed Jakerion Shmoud Jackson, 19, of Ty Ty before dawn Saturday. A Sylvester...

Sven Spichiger, Washington State Department of Agriculture managing entomologist, walks with a canister of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a nest in a tree behind him Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. Scientists in Washington state discovered the first nest earlier in the week of so-called murder hornets in the United States and worked to wipe it out Saturday morning to protect native honeybees. Workers with the state Agriculture Department spent weeks searching, trapping and using dental floss to tie tracking devices to Asian giant hornets, which can deliver painful stings to people and spit venom but are the biggest threat to honeybees that farmers depend on to pollinate crops. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Scientists remove 98 'murder hornets' in Washington state

Oct. 26, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Workers from the state Department of Agriculture managed to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the U.S. without suffering any stings or other injuries, the agency said Monday. The nest, located in Whatcom County near the Canadian border, created concern...

Minnesota couple avoids prison time in son's drowning death

Oct. 26, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge says a Minnesota couple accused in the drowning death of their 21-month-old son after leaving three children unsupervised for nearly two hours will not have to serve prison time. Eddy Louis, 55, and Sabina Lewis, 26, of Bloomington, pleaded guilty in August to second-degree...

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill, left, announces aggravated murder charges against Adam Antonio Spencer Durborow, 29, pictured on computer screen, in the 2010 death of Sherry Black during a news conference at the district attorney's office in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Gill was joined at the event by other officials involved in the case. (Steve Griffin/The Deseret News via AP)

Charges filed in bookstore owner's decade-old slaying

Oct. 26, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Prosecutors filed murder charges Monday in slaying of a bookstore owner 10 years ago. DNA evidence, including a sample collected secretly by investigators, played a key role in solving the woman's homicide, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said. Still, he did not specify...

Police: Woman shot to death inside busy Iowa Chuck E. Cheese

Oct. 26, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A woman was charged with first-degree murder after a mother of five was shot to death inside a busy Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Davenport, police said. Eloise Chairs, 29, of Davenport was killed Sunday evening, Davenport police said in a news release. Treshonda M. Pollion, 24, of...

2 killed, 4 charged in shooting at racetrack parking lot

Oct. 26, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Three men and a 16-year-old boy have been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two men killed in the Meadowlands Racetrack parking lot, state police said. The shooting occurred just before 9:30 p.m. Sunday. A trooper who happened to be patrolling nearby heard the...

Prosecutors: Homicides, assaults increase in King County

Oct. 26, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Shooting deaths and injuries increased in the first nine months of the year in King County, Washington state said, which prosecutors attributed in part to uncertainty and anxiety caused by the pandemic. The King County prosecuting attorney's office released a report saying there were 58...

Indiana man shot by police after stabbing son, 10, has died

Oct. 26, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

WABASH, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man who was shot by police after he allegedly stabbed his 10-year-old son, mortally wounding the boy, has died at a hospital more than two weeks after that attack, authorities said Monday. William L. Sendelbach, 32, died Saturday at a Fort Wayne hospital where he was...