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Woman sought in slayings of 4 people in central Michigan

Two people have been shot to death and the bodies of two others were found on a property in central Michigan

Ex-Minneapolis officer who had murder conviction overturned gets 57 months for manslaughter in 2017 death of 911 caller

Ex-Minneapolis officer who had murder conviction overturned gets 57 months for manslaughter in 2017 death of 911 caller

Federal officials investigate fatal bridge demolition

Federal workplace safety officials are investigating a bridge demolition accident that killed one worker and injured two others

Volvo adds 195,000 vehicles to recall for dangerous air bags

Volvo is recalling another 195,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the front driver’s air bags could explode and send shrapnel into the cabin

Mizzou suspends fraternity activities after hospitalization

The University of Missouri-Columbia has suspended all fraternity activities after a alcohol-filled party ended with a freshman being taken to a hospital

US unemployment claims fall to new pandemic low of 290,000

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to a new low point since the pandemic erupted, evidence that layoffs are declining as companies hold onto workers

Accidental shot from Chicago officer wounds 2 other police

Authorities say an officer accidentally fired his handgun during a struggle while police were making arrests in suburban Chicago, wounding two other officers

Official: US at turning point in dealing with Myanmar crisis

A senior U.S. official says the United States is at a turning point in deciding how to handle the crisis in military-ruled Myanmar, weighing further political and economic steps to pressure the government to change its behavior

Alabama man faces 2nd execution date this year for killing

An Alabama man is facing his second execution date this year for the killing of a woman taken at gunpoint from an ATM location and shot in a cemetery

Sheriff to announce what killed California family on hike

A California sheriff has scheduled a news conference to announce the causes of death of a Northern California family and their dog who were found in a remote hiking area

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2021. There are 71 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 21, 1966, 144 people, 116 of them children, were killed when a coal waste landslide engulfed a school and some 20 houses in Aberfan, Wales. On this date: In 1797, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, also known as “Old Ironsides,” was christened in Boston’s harbor. In 1805, a British fleet commanded by Adm. Horatio Nelson defeated a French-Spanish fleet ...

Ex-Minneapolis cop faces new sentence in death of 911 caller

A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report that she heard a possible rape happening behind her home will be sentenced on a lesser charge

Victims of the 2018 Parkland, Florida, high school massacre

Nikolas Cruz has pleaded guilty to the 2018 shooting massacre that left 17 people dead at a high school in Parkland, Florida

UN urges leaders in central Africa to help end conflicts

The U.N. Security Council is urging leaders in central Africa’s Great Lakes region to seize the momentum of recent positive political developments to make progress toward ending conflicts and the illegal exploitation of gold and other natural resources

Cargo backlog creates traffic headaches on sea and land

Bottlenecks at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have spilled over into a neighborhood where cargo trucks are clogging residential streets
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