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US limits immigration arrests at schools, 'protected' areas

Oct. 27, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities will limit arrests at schools, hospitals and other “protected” areas under guidelines issued Wednesday by the Department of Homeland Security, part of a broader effort to roll back the approach to enforcement under President Donald Trump. ...

Man dies after vehicle goes over Grand Canyon's western rim

Oct. 27, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

PEACH SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) — A man is dead after driving a vehicle over the western rim of the Grand Canyon in an apparent suicide, authorities said Wednesday. Details were sketchy and the name, age and hometown of the man wasn’t immediately available. ...

Favre repays $600K in Mississippi welfare case, auditor says

Oct. 27, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Retired NFL player Brett Favre has repaid $600,000 in state welfare money he accepted for speeches where he didn't appear, but the state attorney general could sue Favre if he doesn’t pay interest owed on the amount, the Mississippi auditor said Wednesday. ...

Thai police: Woman cut rope holding painters 26 floors high

Oct. 27, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A resident of a high-rise condominium in Thailand cut the support rope for two painters, apparently angry she wasn't told they would be doing work, and left them hanging above the 26th floor until a couple rescued them, police said Wednesday. The woman...

'Animalism': Blackhawks scandal raises culture questions

Oct. 27, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — For three weeks in 2010, they did nothing. That's how long it took for the leadership of the Chicago Blackhawks to act on allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player. Three weeks. Three weeks that — more than a decade later —...

Seattle police shoot, critically injure suspect

Oct. 27, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a wanted suspect was shot and critically wounded Wednesday by Seattle police officers outside at a shopping center in Des Moines, Washington. KOMO reports the shooting happened just after 3 p.m. The unidentified person was taken...

Judge won't stop vaccine mandate for NYC cops, other workers

Oct. 27, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Wednesday refused to pause a COVID-19 vaccine mandate set to begin Friday for the city’s municipal workforce, denying a police union’s request for a temporary restraining order. Judge Lizette Colon said the mandate can take effect...

School safety officer charged with murder in fatal shooting

Oct. 27, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A former school safety officer has been charged with murder in the shooting death of an 18-year-old woman near a Southern California high school last month, prosecutors said Wednesday. Eddie Gonzalez, 51, was scheduled to be arraigned Friday...

Former jail guard guard guilty of buying guns for others

Oct. 27, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida jail guard has pleaded guilty to buying firearms and immediately reselling them to someone who hadn't passed a federal background check. Kenyari Devaughnte Brewton, 26, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Ocala federal court to making a...

Officer charged with punching woman during road rage clash

Oct. 27, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A San Jose police officer was charged Wednesday with punching a woman during an alleged road-rage confrontation on the side of a San Francisco Bay Area highway in the summer while he was off-duty, authorities said. George Brown, 37, was charged...