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Jury for officer’s trial in Daunte Wright death reaches 11

December 2, 2021, 1:24pm Nation & World

Jury selection moved forward Thursday in the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright's shooting death, with the 10th and 11th jurors seated ahead of opening statements… Read story

Prosecutor: Gun was ‘freely available’ to Michigan shooter

December 2, 2021, 1:20pm Nation & World

A prosecutor considering criminal charges against the parents of a boy accused of killing four students at a Michigan school said Thursday their actions went “far beyond negligence” and that… Read story

FILE -Tamala Payne, center, with attorney Sean Walton, participate during a protest march for the shooting of her son, Casey Goodson Jr., by a Franklin County deputy sheriff in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020.  Jason Meade, the former Ohio deputy who fatally shot Casey Goodson Jr. in the back five times was charged Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, with murder in Goodson's death in an encounter that is still largely unexplained and involved no body camera or dashcam footage.

Murder charge for Ohio deputy in Casey Goodson Jr. shooting

FILE -Tamala Payne, center, with attorney Sean Walton, participate during a protest march for the shooting of her son, Casey Goodson Jr., by a Franklin County deputy sheriff in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020.  Jason Meade, the former Ohio deputy who fatally shot Casey Goodson Jr. in the back five times was charged Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, with murder in Goodson's death in an encounter that is still largely unexplained and involved no body camera or dashcam footage.

December 2, 2021, 1:15pm Nation & World

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot Casey Goodson Jr. in the back five times was charged Thursday with murder in an encounter that led to racial justice protests, yet is still largely unexplained and involved no body camera or dash cam footage. Read story

FILE - Licensed practical nurse Yokasta Castro, of Warwick, R.I., draws a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a mass vaccination clinic, May 19, 2021, at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Mass. While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn't finished wreaking havoc in the U.S. There is much that is unknown about omicron, including whether it is more contagious than previous versions, makes people sicker or more easily thwarts the vaccine or breaks through the immunity that people get from a bout of COVID-19.

As omicron looms, U.S. is still battling the delta wave

FILE - Licensed practical nurse Yokasta Castro, of Warwick, R.I., draws a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a mass vaccination clinic, May 19, 2021, at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Mass. While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn't finished wreaking havoc in the U.S. There is much that is unknown about omicron, including whether it is more contagious than previous versions, makes people sicker or more easily thwarts the vaccine or breaks through the immunity that people get from a bout of COVID-19.

December 2, 2021, 1:15pm Health

While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn't finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., sending record numbers of patients to the hospital in the Midwest and New England. Read story

A fire burned through the Gibson Flats area south of Great Falls, Mont., on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, destroying 11 homes, seven garages and 11 outbuildings, fire officials said. The fire was one of three wind-driven fires on Wednesday that forced evacuations in Montana. A fire near Denton led hundreds of residents to flee the central Montana town on Wednesday. Some buildings in the town were on fire. Another grass fire forced temporary evacuations near Browning, east of Glacier National Park.

Wildfire burns into central Montana town, destroys houses

A fire burned through the Gibson Flats area south of Great Falls, Mont., on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, destroying 11 homes, seven garages and 11 outbuildings, fire officials said. The fire was one of three wind-driven fires on Wednesday that forced evacuations in Montana. A fire near Denton led hundreds of residents to flee the central Montana town on Wednesday. Some buildings in the town were on fire. Another grass fire forced temporary evacuations near Browning, east of Glacier National Park.

December 2, 2021, 11:52am Nation & World

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A late-season wildfire pushed by strong winds ripped through a tiny central Montana farming town overnight, burning several homes and grain elevators that had stood for more than a century, authorities said. Read story

Man who put razor blades in pizza dough sentenced to prison

December 2, 2021, 10:02am Nation & World

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A man accused of putting razor blades and screws in pizza dough at supermarkets in Maine and New Hampshire was sentenced Thursday to four years and nine months in federal prison. Read story

Abimbola Osundairo, right, prays with his brother Olabinjo Osundairo, center, a bodyguard, left, and their attorney Gloria Schmidt Rodriguez, upon their arrival at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on day four of actor Jussie Smollett's trial Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in Chicago. Smollett is accused of lying to police when he reported he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago nearly three years ago.

Smollett lawyer suggests star witness sought money, fame

Abimbola Osundairo, right, prays with his brother Olabinjo Osundairo, center, a bodyguard, left, and their attorney Gloria Schmidt Rodriguez, upon their arrival at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on day four of actor Jussie Smollett's trial Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in Chicago. Smollett is accused of lying to police when he reported he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago nearly three years ago.

December 2, 2021, 9:15am Nation & World

CHICAGO  — Jussie Smollett’s legal team suggested Thursday that a star state witness who testified that the former “Empire” actor recruited him and his brother to stage a fake attack isn't credible and that he was trying to further his career and make money off his relationship with the actor. Read story

This photo provided by St. Louis County Police Department shows Detective Antonio Valentine.  The St. Louis County police detective died in the line of duty and a suspect he was trying to stop also died in a head-on collision of their vehicles.  The crash happened Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021,  in north St. Louis County after officers with the department's drug unit tried to stop a car that had been reported stolen, police said. (St.

Officer, suspect killed in police chase crash near St. Louis

This photo provided by St. Louis County Police Department shows Detective Antonio Valentine.  The St. Louis County police detective died in the line of duty and a suspect he was trying to stop also died in a head-on collision of their vehicles.  The crash happened Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021,  in north St. Louis County after officers with the department's drug unit tried to stop a car that had been reported stolen, police said. (St.

December 2, 2021, 9:09am Nation & World

BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. — A police detective and a suspect he was trying to stop have both died in a head-on collision of their vehicles near St. Louis, authorities said. Read story

Florida man calls 911, says he shot his wife, children

December 2, 2021, 9:08am Nation & World

CALLAHAN, Fla. — A Florida man who served as the music minister at a church is accused of fatally shooting his wife and two adult children, officials said. Read story

This image released by ABC News shows actor-producer Alec Baldwin, left, during an interview with "Good Morning America" co-anchor George Stephanopoulos. The hour-long interview about the fatal shooting on the set of Baldwin's film "Rust," will air Thursday, Dec. 2 at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.

Lawyer backs up Baldwin’s assertion he didn’t pull trigger

This image released by ABC News shows actor-producer Alec Baldwin, left, during an interview with "Good Morning America" co-anchor George Stephanopoulos. The hour-long interview about the fatal shooting on the set of Baldwin's film "Rust," will air Thursday, Dec. 2 at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.

December 2, 2021, 9:06am Nation & World

NEW YORK — The assistant director who handed Alec Baldwin a prop gun that went off on a New Mexico film set, killing a cinematographer, backs up the actor’s assertion that he did not pull the trigger. Read story