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30 Oct 2020 1:20 pm
AP Week in Pictures, North America

Oct. 23- 29, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the North America region. The gallery was curated by photo editor Courtney Dittmar in New York. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: https://twitter.com/APImages AP Images blog: https://apimagesblog.com

30 Oct 2020 11:54 am
Court hearing set for Kennedy cousin Skakel in 1975 killing

Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel is expected at a court hearing as Connecticuts top prosecutor decides whether to retry him for the bludgeoning death of a fellow teenager in 1975

30 Oct 2020 10:49 am
Illinois judge to rule on Rittenhouse extradition to Kenosha

The mother of a 17-year-old accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is among those slated to testify at a hearing in Illinois to decide if her son should be extradited across the border to stand trial on homicide charges

30 Oct 2020 9:23 am
UN chief has plan for eventual peacekeeping exit from Congo

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has proposed a plan with benchmarks that would allow the more than 18,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force in Congo to progressively transfer its activities to Congolese authorities

30 Oct 2020 7:43 am
Woman goes to prison over powder sent to Sen. Susan Collins

A woman convicted of mailing a letter containing powder to the Maine home of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins has been sentenced to 30 months in prison

30 Oct 2020 7:17 am
Debris falls from supertall NYC skyscraper; no one injured

Officials say no one was injured when debris fell from a supertall New York City skyscraper near completion

30 Oct 2020 7:14 am
Black leopard mauls man who paid to have pictures taken

Wildlife officials say a captive black leopard mauled a man in a backyard zoo in South Florida

30 Oct 2020 6:59 am
Philadelphia police face rebuke from city, Wallace family

Philadelphia police are facing rebuke from both City Hall and the family of Walter Wallace Jr. as the city reexamines the departments response to a year of sometimes violent civil unrest

30 Oct 2020 4:58 am
Woman shot by suburban Chicago police sues officers, city

A Black woman who was shot last week by police in the Chicago suburb of Waukegan is suing the officer who injured her and killed her boyfriend

30 Oct 2020 3:10 am
2 die in Vegas-area small plane crash; man on ground escapes

A twin-engine aircraft crashed into a desert lot in suburban Las Vegas, killing two people Thursday and igniting a fire that damaged a construction trailer from which a man escaped while choking on fuel fumes

30 Oct 2020 1:27 am
Virginia residents say they'll appeal removal of Lee statue

Several Virginia residents have filed notice that they will appeal a ruling allowing the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E

30 Oct 2020 1:25 am
Man charged in case involving slain, abused adopted children

A Tennessee man has been charged with murder and abuse involving children his parents adopted

30 Oct 2020 12:57 am
VMI to remove statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson

The Virginia Military Institutes board has voted to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Thomas Stonewall Jackson that currently stands in front of the barracks on campus

30 Oct 2020 12:53 am
Fair housing groups: Redfin 'redlines' minority communities

Fair housing organizations are accusing Redfin of systematic racial discrimination, saying in a lawsuit the online real estate broker offers fewer services to homebuyers and sellers in minority communities

30 Oct 2020 12:31 am
San Francisco's Transamerica Pyramid sold for $650 million

The Transamerica Pyramid, one of San Franciscos most iconic buildings, has been sold for $650 million, eight months after a sales agreement was reached

30 Oct 2020 12:25 am
Court revives Kansas City man's lawsuit in wrongful arrest

A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit filed by a Black Kansas City man who was wrongfully arrested when he was 15 and held for three weeks without charge

30 Oct 2020 12:16 am
Train derails in southeast Texas, forcing evacuations

Authorities in southeast Texas say a freight train has derailed and are urging nearby residents to evacuate their homes as hazmat crews assess the damage

29 Oct 2020 11:07 pm
U.S. OKs extradition of 2 nabbed in ex-Nissan boss' escape

Lawyers say the U.S. State Department has agreed to turn over to Japan two American men accused of smuggling former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of the country

29 Oct 2020 10:50 pm
U.S. agrees to extradite men wanted by Japan for aiding ex-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn's escape, lawyers say

U.S. agrees to extradite men wanted by Japan for aiding ex-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn's escape, lawyers say

29 Oct 2020 10:07 pm
White supremacist group members charged in intimidation case

Two Michigan men who authorities say are members of a national white supremacist group have been arrested for threats made to an Ann Arbor-area family

29 Oct 2020 9:24 pm
Police: Kentucky officer kills man during altercation

Police say an officer with a Kentucky sheriffs department has fatally shot a man during an altercation

29 Oct 2020 9:18 pm
Falwell sues Liberty, saying school damaged his reputation

Jerry Falwell Jr. has sued Liberty University two months after resigning amid a series of scandals

29 Oct 2020 9:17 pm
US economy grew at 33% rate in Q3 but recovery is incomplete

The U.S. economy grew at a record 33.1% annual rate in the July-September quarter but has yet to fully rebound from its plunge in the first half of the year and the recovery is slowing as coronavirus cases surge and government aid dries up

29 Oct 2020 9:04 pm
Florida businessman pleads guilty in criminal case against two of Rudy Giuliani's associates

Florida businessman pleads guilty in criminal case against two of Rudy Giuliani's associates

29 Oct 2020 9:04 pm
Police: Mother pretended baby was in SUV when it was stolen

Authorities have charged a Chicago woman with filing a false police report after she told police that her SUV had been stolen with her 7-month-old son inside

29 Oct 2020 8:31 pm
Michigan fraternity sued over nonbinary and female members

A fraternity at the University of Michigan is being sued by its national organization after accepting women as members

29 Oct 2020 8:25 pm
8-year-old girl dies after being shot while doing homework

Authorities say an 8-year-old northwest Indiana girl has died days after she was shot in the head by stray gunfire as she did her homework

29 Oct 2020 8:24 pm
Jobless claims fall to 751,000, but new infections a threat

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 751,000, the lowest since March but a figure that remains historically high and indicates the viral pandemic is still forcing many employers to cut jobs

29 Oct 2020 7:42 pm
US economy grew at record 33.1% annual rate last quarter in rebound from virus-caused plunge, but recovery is incomplete

US economy grew at record 33.1% annual rate last quarter in rebound from virus-caused plunge, but recovery is incomplete

29 Oct 2020 6:02 pm
US jobless claims fall to 751,000 as layoffs remain high nearly 8 months after virus struck economy

US jobless claims fall to 751,000 as layoffs remain high nearly 8 months after virus struck economy

29 Oct 2020 6:02 pm
Georgia officials: Zeta causes second death in the South when a falling tree kills a man

Georgia officials: Zeta causes second death in the South when a falling tree kills a man

29 Oct 2020 5:25 pm
China blasts US charges against agents seeking man's return

8 people were charged with seeking to coerce a NJ man to return to China.

29 Oct 2020 5:04 pm
Zeta barrels northeast after battering storm-weary coast

A fast-moving Zeta has weakened to a tropical storm as it barrels northeast after causing havoc along the coast

29 Oct 2020 12:41 pm
The Latest: Zeta weakens into a tropical storm over Alabama

Zeta has weakened into a tropical storm over central Alabama

29 Oct 2020 12:35 pm
At least 1 dead as Hurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast

At least one person has died as Hurricane Zeta pounds New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast with heavy rains and howling winds before rapidly making its way through Mississippi and Alabama with strong gusty winds, heavy rains and dangerous storm surge

29 Oct 2020 10:45 am
US focused on disrupting finances for Somalia's al-Shabab

The United States is strongly backing efforts to disrupt the illegal financing methods used by Somalias al-Shabab extremist group, which according to U.N. experts raised more than the $21 million it spent last year on fighters, weapons and intelligence

29 Oct 2020 10:10 am
Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 29, the 303rd day of 2020. There are 63 days left in the year. Todays Highlight in History: On Oct. 29, 1929, Black Tuesday descended upon the New York Stock Exchange. Prices collapsed amid panic selling and thousands of investors were wiped out as Americas Great Depression began. On this date: In 1901, President William McKinleys assassin, Leon Czolgosz (CHAWL-gahsh), was electrocuted. In 1940, a blindfolded Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson drew the fir

29 Oct 2020 9:30 am
Report: Pilot in Hawaii plane crash had risk-taking history

Witnesses have told federal officials the pilot of a plane that crashed and killed all 11 on board had a history of taking unnecessary risks and pushing the limits of his skills to give passengers an exciting ride

29 Oct 2020 9:15 am
Coroner in Louisiana confirms 1st death from Hurricane Zeta: 55-year-old man electrocuted by downed power lines

Coroner in Louisiana confirms 1st death from Hurricane Zeta: 55-year-old man electrocuted by downed power lines

29 Oct 2020 7:26 am
Judge allows John Hinckley to publicly display his artwork

A federal judge has ruled that the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can now publicly display his writings, artwork and music

29 Oct 2020 6:53 am
The Latest: Roofs blown away: 'Zeta gave us a good punch'

An official in an area southeast of New Orleans says emergency crews are fielding numerous calls from people in distress who had their roofs torn away by Hurricane Zeta

29 Oct 2020 5:27 am
Man gets life term for murder of Chicago police commander

A man convicted of first-degree murder in the 2018 shooting death of a Chicago police commander has been sentenced to life in prison

29 Oct 2020 3:11 am
Category 2 Hurricane Zeta crashes ashore in storm-weary Louisiana, dealing new blow in busy Atlantic hurricane season.

Category 2 Hurricane Zeta crashes ashore in storm-weary Louisiana, dealing new blow in busy Atlantic hurricane season.

29 Oct 2020 2:36 am
Montana judge grants petition to change offensive lake name

A Montana judge has granted a petition to re-name a small lake near Whitefish because its name includes an offensive term referring to a Black person

29 Oct 2020 2:06 am
S&P 500 falls 3.5% and Dow industrials drop more than 900 points as rising virus cases threaten more business shutdowns

S&P 500 falls 3.5% and Dow industrials drop more than 900 points as rising virus cases threaten more business shutdowns

29 Oct 2020 1:33 am
Developer tied to Texas AG accused judge, others of fraud

An Austin real estate developer at the center of recent allegations against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked investigators to probe an elaborate conspiracy this fall

29 Oct 2020 1:30 am
Fraud by fake CIA operative lands 7-year prison term

A former federal public affairs officer has been sentenced to seven years in prison for pretending to be an undercover CIA operative to persuade companies to give him millions of dollars

29 Oct 2020 1:10 am
ICE settles lawsuit filed by immigrant activists in Vermont

The federal government has agreed not to deport three immigrant activists in Vermont who sued two years ago after they were arrested

29 Oct 2020 1:03 am
AP Explains: Power shutoffs to prevent California wildfires

Californias largest utilities have repeatedly staged power shutoffs this year to prevent their equipment from sparking wildfires during one of the worst fire seasons on record

29 Oct 2020 12:52 am