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  • Life sentence for killer of retired St. Louis police captain
    ST. LOUIS -- A 26-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for killing a retired St. Louis police captain as he tried to stop a pawn shop from being looted during racial injustice protests two years ago.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the life term was mandatory after... Read more
    Source: ABC - National Published on: 2022-10-05 By The Associated Press
  • Ian deals blow to Florida's teetering insurance sector
    Daniel Kelly and his wife bought a 1977 doublewide mobile home in May for about $83,000 at Tropicana Sands, a community for people 55 and older in Fort Myers, Florida. But he ran into roadblocks when he tried to insure it.Managers at Tropicana Sands told him he likely wouldn’t be... Read more
    Source: ABC - National Published on: 2022-10-04
  • Texas inmate who fought prayer, touch rules to be executed
    HOUSTON -- A Texas death row inmate whose case clarified the role of spiritual advisers in death chambers nationwide is scheduled for execution Wednesday, despite efforts by a district attorney to stop his lethal injection.John Henry Ramirez, 38, was sentenced to death for killing 46-year-old Pablo Castro, a convenience store... Read more
    Source: ABC - National Published on: 2022-10-04 By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press
  • Today in History: October 5, Truman speaks on TV
    Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2022. There are 87 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 5, 1953, Earl Warren was sworn in as the 14th chief justice of the United States, succeeding Fred M. Vinson. On this date:... Read more
    Source: ABC - National Published on: 2022-10-04 By The Associated Press
  • W.Va. Supreme Court hears arguments in school voucher case
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A voucher program that would provide West Virginia parents state money to pull their children out of K-12 public schools is blatantly unconstitutional and would disproportionately impact poor children and those with disabilities, a lawyer representing parents who sued the state argued Tuesday in West Virginia's Supreme... Read more
    Source: ABC - National Published on: 2022-10-04 By LEAH WILLINGHAM Associated Press
  • Oklahoma judge rules man competent to be executed this month
    McALESTER, Okla. -- An Oklahoma judge ruled Tuesday that a man on death row for killing his 9-month-old daughter is competent to be executed, paving the way for his lethal injection next month. Judge Mike Hogan in Pittsburg County, where the Oklahoma State Penitentiary is located, issued his decision in... Read more
    Source: ABC - National Published on: 2022-10-04 By The Associated Press
  • Lawyer: Trump 'eager' for deposition in rape accuser case
    NEW YORK -- A lawyer for ex-President Donald Trump said Tuesday that her client is “ready and eager” to sit for a deposition in the defamation case of a woman who says he raped her in the 1990s, but she's nevertheless asking that it be postponed.Attorney Alina Habba wrote to... Read more
    Source: ABC - National Published on: 2022-10-04 By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press
  • UN envoy: Iraq is `highly volatile' and leaders must talk
    UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. special envoy for Iraq warned Tuesday that the situation in the country remains “highly volatile” nearly a year after last October’s elections failed to form a government, saying all sides have made “strategic mistakes” and it’s now time for all Iraqi leaders to hold talks... Read more
    Source: ABC - National Published on: 2022-10-04 By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press
  • Teenage girl, boyfriend arrested in father's stabbing death
    LINCOLN, Neb. -- Police in Nebraska’s capital city of Lincoln have arrested a 15-year-old girl and her 16-year-old boyfriend in the stabbing death of the girl’s father. Officers called Monday afternoon to the apartment of 70-year-old Jesse Gilmer found him dead with stab wounds, police said in a news conference... Read more
    Source: ABC - National Published on: 2022-10-04 By The Associated Press
  • Police: 6 California killings may be work of serial killer
    STOCKTON, Calif. -- Ballistics tests have linked the fatal shootings of six men and the wounding of one woman in California — all potentially at the hands of a serial killer — in crimes going back more than a year, police said.Authorities last week announced that five men in Stockton... Read more
    Source: ABC - National Published on: 2022-10-04 By The Associated Press