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Crew member: Baldwin careful with guns before fatal shooting

Oct. 25, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A camera operator told authorities that Alec Baldwin had been careful with weapons on the set of the film “Rust” before the actor shot and killed a cinematographer with a gun he’d been told was safe to use, court records released Sunday show. ...

Youngkin's school warnings intensify GOP's suburban push

Oct. 25, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — Glenn Youngkin wants voters in Virginia to hear an urgent message: Your children are in danger. In a speech in Northern Virginia's suburbs last week, the Republican candidate for governor highlighted the murky case of a student who allegedly...

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...

More migrants report sex abuse crossing Panama's Darien Gap

Oct. 24, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

LAJAS BLANCAS, Panama (AP) — A growing number of women migrants crossing the forbidding jungle of the Darien Gap between Colombia and Panama on their route north are reporting sexual assaults, grabbing the attention of Panamanian lawmakers. On Saturday, a 25-year-old...

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...

Authorities charge volunteer firefighter with sexual assault

Oct. 24, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Waterloo volunteer firefighter has been charged with sexual assault after authorities say he drugged a woman and attacked her while she was incapacitated. The Douglas County Attorney has charged 27-year-old Brandon Hanusek with first-degree sexual...

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,...

Illinois city of Peoria records 30-year record for homicides

Oct. 24, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The city of Peoria has recorded 26 homicides this year, which breaks at least a 30-year record. Police said they responded to a shooting Friday evening where a male was found unresponsive with gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead at a...