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Kyle Rittenhouse sits while listening during an extradition hearing in Lake County court Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Waukegan, Ill. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, Pool)

Teen told police where to find gun used in Kenosha shootings

Oct. 31, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

ANTIOCH, Illinois (AP) — A visibly upset 17-year-old accused of fatally shooting two demonstrators in Wisconsin told officers at his local police station in Illinois where to find an assault-style rifle he said he had used just two hours earlier to shoot several people, according to police records. Kyle...

People gather during a counter protest against Black Lives Matter in Vancouver, Wash., Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, after a candlelight vigil for Kevin Peterson Jr., who was killed in Thursday's shooting with police involved. The Clark County Sheriff's office has not released any details on the Thursday evening shooting in Hazel Dell, but a man told The Oregonian/OregonLive that his 21-year-old son was fatally shot by police. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)

Unrest erupts over police killing of Black man near Portland

Oct. 31, 2020 4:39 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Tensions boiled over into unrest late Friday following a vigil for a Black man shot and killed by law enforcement in a city near Portland, Oregon, in southwestern Washington state. Mourners gathered in Hazel Dell, an unincorporated area of Vancouver, Washington, where family and...

This August 2018 photo provided by Jake Thompson shows Kevin Peterson Jr., a 21-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by law enforcement in Clark County, Wash., on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. The Clark County Sheriff's office has not released any details on the Thursday evening shooting. (Jake Thompson via AP)

Police shooting of Black man near Portland raises tension

Oct. 31, 2020 12:09 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The shooting of a Black man by law enforcement in Washington state threatened to increase tensions around Portland, Oregon, where protesters against racial injustice have clashed repeatedly with right-wing groups. Friends and family identified the dead man as Kevin E. Peterson Jr.,...

Kyle Rittenhouse appears for an extradition hearing in Lake County court Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Waukegan, Ill. The 17-year-old is accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wis.,  on Aug. 25, 2020, two days after a police officer trying to arrest Jacob Blake shot him seven times in the back, paralyzing him from the waist down.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, Pool)

Illinois authorities extradite Kyle Rittenhouse to Wisconsin

Oct. 30, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A 17-year-old from Illinois accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has been extradited to stand trial on homicide charges, with sheriff’s deputies in Illinois handing him over to their counterparts in Wisconsin shortly after a judge on Friday approved the...

2 plead guilty in Georgia case of 2 buried children

Oct. 30, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. (AP) — Two people have pleaded guilty to murder charges in the deaths of two teenage siblings found buried outside their Georgia home and will testify against the siblings' father and others facing the death penalty in the case, prosecutors said Friday. During a court hearing in Effingham...

A member of the National Guard stands guard in front of the Philadelphia Municipal Services Building in Philadelphia, Pa., Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Lawyer: Mom, child trapped in crowd when police smashed car

Oct. 30, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials plan to release the police body camera footage Wednesday of the encounter that led officers to fatally shoot Walter Wallace Jr., the latest in a line of police killings of Black people to roil the U.S. this year. The announcement came as National Guard soldiers...

Michael Skakel, right, appears for his hearing at Stamford Superior Court, with his attorney Stephan Seeger, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Stamford, Conn. A Connecticut prosecutor says Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel will not face a second trial in the 1975 murder of teenager Martha Moxley in Greenwich. (Erik Trautmann/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)

Kennedy cousin Skakel will not be retried in 1975 killing

Oct. 30, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A prosecutor said Friday that Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel will not face a second trial in the 1975 killing of Martha Moxley, an announcement that came 45 years to the day after the teenager was bludgeoned to death in her wealthy Connecticut neighborhood. The decision ended a...

Illinois judge OKs extradition of 17-year-old accused in Kenosha shootings to face homicide charges in Wisconsin

Oct. 30, 2020 4:33 PM EDT
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois judge OKs extradition of 17-year-old accused in Kenosha shootings to face homicide charges in Wisconsin.

Civil case delayed in fatal Park Police shooting of motorist

Oct. 30, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A civil suit filed by the family of a northern Virginia man who was fatally shot by two U.S. Park Police officers during a stop-and-go chase three years ago has been put on hold, despite the family's objections to the delay. Bijan Ghaisar, 25, of McLean, died after the November 2017...

Michael Skakel arrives to a courthouse in Stamford, Conn., Friday, Oct. 30, 2020.  Skakel, a Kennedy cousin, is expected at a court hearing as Connecticut prosecutors decide whether to retry him for the bludgeoning death of a fellow teenager in 1975. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Timeline of case against Michael Skakel in 1975 killing

Oct. 30, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

Prosecutors announced Friday they were not seeking a new murder trial for Michael Skakel, the nephew of Robert F. Kennedy’s widow, Ethel Kennedy. Here is a timeline of key developments in the case: — Oct. 30, 1975: Greenwich teenager Martha Moxley is beaten to death with a golf club, later traced to...