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Police investigating fatal assault of Arkansas inmate

Sep. 20, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the fatal assault at a prison of a convicted murderer who died last week, the state's prison system said Monday. Jerry Richard died at a Little Rock hospital on Friday, two days after the assault at the Cummins...

Ex-official calls out city for ending equity group

Sep. 20, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — In the summer of 2020, after racial justice protests roiled Klamath Falls and many other American cities, the Klamath Falls City Council created a task force to examine local issues of racial and social fairness and advise city government on ways to make the city...

Colombia, Nicaragua present cases in long maritime dispute

Sep. 20, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia and Nicaragua went before the International Court of Justice on Monday to present their arguments in a long running dispute over what the Nicaraguan government alleges are violations of its sovereignty in the western Caribbean. The case...

Men suing Ohio State over doc's sex abuse want judge recused

Sep. 20, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some of the hundreds of men who sued Ohio State over its failure to stop sexual abuse by a team doctor are seeking the recusal of the federal judge overseeing the remaining unsettled cases after he disclosed this month that his wife’s business has ties with the...

Texas doctor who defied the state's abortion ban is sued

Sep. 20, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A San Antonio doctor who said he performed an abortion in defiance of a new Texas law has been sued by two people seeking to test the legality of the state’s near-total ban on the procedure. Former attorneys in Arkansas and Illinois filed lawsuits Monday...

2 charged, 2 sought in death outside cheesesteak restaurant

Sep. 20, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities have announced charges against two men and arrest warrants against two others in the death of a New York City man beaten with a trash can lid and pummeled during a brawl outside a famous Philadelphia cheesesteak restaurant last week ...

Man arrested in brutal California attacks, rape on trail

Sep. 20, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pilot has been arrested in connection with brutal attacks on women in Southern California where he allegedly choked them into unconsciousness and assaulted them in bushes off of a running trail, prosecutors announced Monday. Robert Yucas, 51, faces...

3 members of South Dakota family sentenced for grain fraud

Sep. 20, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Three members of a South Dakota family accused of bilking millions from farmers due to risky speculation in the grain business have been sentenced to time behind bars. Jared Steffensen and his wife, Tami Steffensen, pleaded guilty earlier to theft...

Man charged with making threats against Dominican president

Sep. 20, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who authorities say made internet threats to kidnap, injure and kill Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader prior to the arrival of officials for this week's United Nations' proceedings was ordered held without bail on Monday as a danger to the community. ...

Republican Dean Heller announces run for governor of Nevada

Sep. 20, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican Dean Heller announced plans to run for governor in Nevada, declaring Monday that he would oppose government mandates on masks and vaccines and tighten voting laws if elected to lead the battleground state. Heller has historically...