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Colorado jury convicts man in killing of sheriff's deputy

Oct. 29, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado jury on Thursday convicted a man in the killing of a sheriff's deputy in 2018. Dreion Dearing, 24, faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of first-degree murder and felony murder of a peace officer. Dearing also was...

Police work behind a restricted zone near the Notre Dame church in Nice, southern France, after a knife attack took place on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. An attacker armed with a knife killed at least three people at a church in the Mediterranean city of Nice, prompting the prime minister to announce that France was raising its security alert status to the highest level. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Tunisian carrying Quran fatally stabs 3 in French church

Oct. 29, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — A young Tunisian man armed with a knife and carrying a copy of the Quran attacked worshippers in a French church and killed three Thursday, prompting the government to raise its security alert to the maximum level hours before a nationwide coronavirus lockdown. The attack in...

FILE - This Thursday, June 14, 2018, file photo, shows the FBI seal at a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington. In an alert Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, the FBI and other federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare system that could lock up their information systems just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US health care system

Oct. 29, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals could unleash a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. health care system, an effort that, if successful, could paralyze hospital information systems just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking. In a joint alert Wednesday,...

Affidavit: Arkansas mans says he killed 2 women, injured 1

Oct. 29, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

CHEROKEE VILLAGE, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man was arrested after confessing to injuring one woman because she was talking and fatally stabbing two other women because they stole from him, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Charles Paul Stovall, 24, of Cherokee Village is being held in the Sharp...

Kentucky court won't reduce jury award in Rand Paul attack

Oct. 29, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday upheld an award of nearly $600,000 against Sen. Rand Paul's former neighbor, who attacked the lawmaker in 2017 in a dispute over lawncare, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. Rene Boucher had asked the high court to review the award but the...

Lincoln man accepts deal in beating that led to man's death

Oct. 29, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man has pleaded no contest to attempted manslaughter after he beat another man, who died five days later. Mark Hietbrink, 49, was originally charged with manslaughter and first-degree assault in the death of Jonathan Olson in October 2019. Prosecutors agreed to the reduced...

A man prays in the street outside the Notre Dame church in Nice, southern France, after a knife attack took place on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. An attacker armed with a knife killed at least three people at a church in the Mediterranean city of Nice, prompting the prime minister to announce that France was raising its security alert status to the highest level. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

The Latest: Prosecutor: attacker not on intelligence radar

Oct. 29, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a knife attack in Nice, France, (all times local): 10:25 p.m. France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor says the Nice attacker, who was born in 1999, was not on the radar of intelligence agencies as a potential threat. Jean-Francois Ricard detailed the gruesome scene inside the...

Plea deal reached in case of Everett cop pinning Black man

Oct. 29, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man who served a month in jail for running from Everett police will serve no more time behind bars in a case that prompted the police department to clarify its policy about a technique to pin suspects. The arrest of Joseph Michael Hill, 39, a Black man, came the day before police...

Charges dropped in football hazing scandal at De La Salle

Oct. 29, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Misdemeanor assault charges have been dropped against seven teens who were accused of hazing fellow members of the football team at an all-boys school in suburban Detroit, a prosecutor said. The accused, who attended De La Salle Collegiate in Warren, met several conditions, including...

Coyotes cut ties with draft pick who bullied Black classmate

Oct. 29, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes renounced their rights Thursday to their top 2020 draft pick after saying they learned more about his bullying of a Black classmate with developmental disabilities four years ago. The team parted ways with Mitchell Miller after taking criticism for selecting him...