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Joe Biden anticipates coronavirus will cause Inauguration Day to resemble largely-virtual DNC

Joseph R. Biden anticipates his upcoming presidential inauguration will more closely resemble this year's virtual Democratic National Convention than previous swearing-in ceremonies, he said Friday. Citing safety concerns raised by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Mr. Biden said it is "highly unlikely" a million people will be on or around the ...

Officials say gunmen kill secular thinker in southern Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - A Yemeni university professor and secular thinker was killed on Saturday in a drive-by shooting in southern Yemen, local officials said. Khalid al-Hameidi was a known critic of Islamic extremists, at a time when dissent has become dangerous amid Yemen’s yearslong civil war. No group immediately ...

Corrections officer fatally shoots woman at Spokane jail

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A corrections officer at the Spokane County Jail fatally shot a woman in the facility’s lobby, authorities said. The shooting happened late Friday after the woman entered the jail’s lobby with a knife, The Spokesman-Review reported Saturday. The woman repeatedly pressed a button to be ...

Tales of ballot capers convince Trump fans, not judges, of stolen election

The Trump campaign and its allies offered video footage and sworn affidavits attesting that trucks, vans and suitcases full of suspect ballots were sneaked into voting centers for tabulation in a number of states won by presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden. The accusations potentially involve tens of thousands of ballots ...

Nabbed for street racing, Florida man blasts "Bad Boys"

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities say that when two young men were pulled over for street racing, one of the drivers blasted the song “Bad Boys," the opening theme to the TV show “Cops.” The Collier County Sheriff's Office said Oscar Llera Iturralde, 19, and Jose Ramirez-Sanchez, 20, ...

Prosecutors start conviction review units

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Death row and life sentence inmates who were sentenced in Jefferson County could get a second look at their cases under a new initiative aimed at reviewing possible wrongful convictions. Al.com reports that Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr and Jefferson County Bessemer Cutoff District ...

Police: Officers fatally shoot man who pointed gun at them

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Police responding to a domestic violence report at a public housing complex in Toledo fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at them, authorities said. City police responded to the Weiler Homes residence around 12:30 a.m. Saturday when a woman called 911 to say she ...

"Alabama Snake" to tell story of snake-handling preacher

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A movie premiering on HBO Max will tell the story of an Alabama preacher who went to prison after being convicted of trying to kill his wife with a snake nearly three decades ago. “Alabama Snake,” which will begin showing Wednesday on the service, is about ...

Rhode Island police investigate suspicious infant death

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - Detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a 9-month-old boy in Cranston, the Rhode Island State Police said. On Wednesday first responders in Cranston were called to a report of an unresponsive and not breathing infant at a home on Lincoln Avenue. The child was taken ...

Man fatally shot in Maryland mall parking lot

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) - Police in Maryland are investigating a fatal shooting in the parking lot at the Mall in Columbia. Howard County police on Saturday identified the victim as Anthony Patterson, 20, of Owings Mills, Maryland. Police say he was shot and killed around 10:23 p.m. Friday ...

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