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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...

In this frame grab made from UNTV, U.N. General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir closes the High-Level Meeting on the 25th Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at UN headquarters. (UNTV Via AP )

The Latest: U.N. cancels meetings after reported virus cases

Oct. 27, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations canceled all in-person meetings after a U.N. member nation reported five coronavirus cases among its staff. General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir sent a letter to the 193 U.N. member nations announcing Tuesday’s cancellation on the advice of the U.N. Medical...

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2012, file photo, an eBay sign sits in front of the company's headquarters in San Jose, Calif. On Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, federal prosecutors said four former eBay Inc. employees had agreed to plead guilty to their roles in a campaign of intimidation that included sending live spiders and cockroaches to the home of a Massachusetts couple who ran an online newsletter highly critical of the auction site. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

5th former eBay employee pleads guilty in harassment scheme

Oct. 27, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former supervisor of security operations for eBay Inc.'s European and Asian offices pleaded guilty Tuesday to his role in a cyberstalking campaign that included having live spiders and other disturbing deliveries sent to a Massachusetts couple who published an online newsletter critical of...

Firefighter Raymond Vasquez battles the Silverado Fire Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Irvine, Calif. A fast-moving wildfire forced evacuation orders for 60,000 people in Southern California on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent utility equipment from sparking new blazes. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Wind a risk as California fires keep tens of thousands away

Oct. 27, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews tried to beat back two out-of-control wildfires in Southern California on Tuesday that have kept tens of thousands of people out of their homes even as another round of dangerous fire weather raises the risk for flames erupting across the state. Fierce winds that drove twin fires...

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Rams kicker Samuel Sloman (1) makes a field goal against the Chicago Bears during the first half of an NFL football game in Inglewood, Calif. The Rams have released rookie kicker Samuel Sloman after seven games with the team. The Rams (5-2) dropped their seventh-round pick on Tuesday, after he had a field goal attempt blocked in their 24-10 win over Chicago on Monday night.(AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

Rams release rookie kicker Samuel Sloman after rough start

Oct. 27, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have released rookie kicker Samuel Sloman after seven games with the team. The Rams (5-2) dropped their seventh-round pick on Tuesday after he had a field-goal attempt blocked in their 24-10 win over Chicago on Monday night. Veteran NFL kicker Kai Forbath is expected...

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Nick Taylor, of Canada, holds up his trophy on the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links after winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. The win got him into his first Masters, but Taylor will miss out on the roars without spectators. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Column: First-timers at Masters won't get the real Masters

Oct. 27, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Nick Taylor has never been to the Masters. He already is motivated to get back. Taylor is excited to be playing Augusta National in two weeks, make no mistake about that. The 32-year-old Canadian has only watched on television, often enough to have a good idea what to expect....

Washington joins multi-state review pact on COVID-19 vaccine

Oct. 27, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington is among a handful of Western states that have joined California in a pact to independently review the safety and efficacy of any coronavirus vaccine that is ultimately approved by the FDA before any distribution occurs in those states, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday. ...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2020 file photo, Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark J. Gonzalez, center, flanked by Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu, right, and others, holds a banner with key vote center locations and social distancing instructions at a news conference outside Staples Center in Los Angeles. Most vote centers in California will open on Saturday. There will be fewer of them available this year because of the coronavirus. While most people will vote by mail, some will still show up to vote in person. State officials are urging people to vote early to avoid lines. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Fewer in-person polling places in California on Election Day

Oct. 27, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians are voting in record numbers, with more than a third of the state's 22.3 million ballots already returned to county election offices one week before Election Day. Yet at the Oak Park Community Center in Sacramento on Sunday, it was so slow that poll worker Tom...

Carol McCarthy sends candy down the candy chute that she will use to give out treats to socially-distant trick-or-treaters on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Palmyra, N.J. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

One Good Thing: Wickedly creative pandemic trick-or-treating

Oct. 27, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Dropping candy down a chute for little costumed Baby Sharks, Mulans and Black Panthers. Flinging full-size candy bars to them via mini-catapults, “Game of Thrones” style, or with decorated slingshots. Scattering candy at social distances across the front yard, placing it in...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2015, file photo Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen performs at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y. Van Halen's Southern California hometown will memorialize the late guitar legend, but it's still unclear what form the tribute will take. The Pasadena City Council on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, directed officials to come up with ideas and report back on how to best remember the rock icon who died of cancer Oct. 6, 2020, at age 65. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Van Halen's California hometown plans memorial to guitarist

Oct. 27, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Eddie Van Halen's Southern California hometown will memorialize the late guitar legend, but it's still unclear what form the tribute will take. The Pasadena City Council on Monday directed officials to come up with ideas and report back on how to best remember the rock icon who...