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Today in History

Oct. 25, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2021. There are 67 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 25, 1983, a U.S.-led force invaded Grenada (greh-NAY’-duh) at the order of...

Hearing may settle use-of-force experts at Rittenhouse trial

Oct. 24, 2021 23:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge may decide at a hearing Monday whether use-of-force experts can testify at Kyle Rittenhouse's trial for shooting three people during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin last year. The hearing is likely the last before...

Homeowner charged in slaying of motorist in his driveway

Oct. 24, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

MARTINDALE, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas man has been charged with murder in the driveway shooting of a motorist who had pulled into his driveway. Terry Duane Turner, 65, of Martindale, Texas, turned himself in Friday after an arrest warrant accused him of murdering...

Analysis: Judges can't order attorney general to take cases

Oct. 24, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi attorney general can take over a case when a local prosecutor steps away, but the takeover must be voluntary and a judge cannot set deadlines for the work. In a unanimous ruling Tuesday, Mississippi Supreme Court justices said a...

3 charged with attempted murder of Rockford police officer

Oct. 24, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Three people have been charged in what authorities characterize as an attempted murder of a Rockford police officer. The three males, ranging in age from 18 to 21, face attempted murder of a police officer and aggravated discharge of a firearm,...

Trial of man charged in deadly bar fight scheduled to start

Oct. 24, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — The trial of a Massachusetts man charged with fatally punching another man during a fight outside a Quincy American Legion post nearly three years ago is heading to trial. Matthew Potter, who faces manslaughter and other charges in connection with...

Portland murders apparently break record; 2 dead in Old Town

Oct. 24, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say two people were killed at an Old Town apartment building on Sunday, and a man was detained as an investigation continues. The Oregonian reports that Sunday’s killings would bring the city’s homicide toll to 71 this year,...

Police ID man who died after Des Moines shooting on Friday

Oct. 24, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified the 21-year-old man who was shot and killed in northeast Des Moines Friday morning. Police said Sunday that Kalvyn Roy Kline was killed in the shooting. A day earlier, police said 27-year-old Darren Antwon Diggs had...

3 teens arrested for murder of Florida high school student

Oct. 24, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Two teenage girls and a teenage boy have been arrested on suspicion they murdered an 18-year-old high school student in South Florida. Police in Miramar, Florida said in a news release the young man had been missing for two days when his body was found...

Police: Woman killed in standoff feared harm from police

Oct. 24, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

TANNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An armed woman shot and killed during a standoff in eastern Pennsylvania following a vehicle pursuit last week had a history of mental illness and believed police were trying to kidnap, sexually assault and murder her, authorities allege in court documents. ...