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Golden State Killer pleads guilty to first murder of 13

June 29, 2020, 11:12am Latest News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A former police officer who terrorized California as a serial burglar and rapist and went on to kill more than a dozen people while evading capture for decades pleaded guilty Monday to murders attributed to a criminal dubbed the Golden State Killer. Read story

2 Oklahoma police officers shot, suspect taken into custody

June 29, 2020, 11:05am Nation & World

TULSA, Okla. — Two police officers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were shot and critically wounded on the city’s east side Monday morning and police arrested the suspected gunman following a more than seven-hour search, authorities said. Read story

Democrats want John Wayne’s name, statue taken off airport

June 29, 2020, 8:54am Nation & World

SANTA ANA, Calif. — In the latest move to change place names in light of U.S. racial history, leaders of Orange County’s Democratic Party are pushing to drop film legend John Wayne’s name, statue and other likenesses from the county’s airport because of his racist and bigoted comments. Read story

Couple draw guns at crowd heading to St. Louis mayor’s home

June 29, 2020, 8:54am Nation & World

ST. LOUIS — A white couple stood outside their mansion and pointed guns at protesters in St. Louis as the group marched toward the mayor’s home to demand her resignation. Police said people in the crowd yelled threats at the couple. Read story

Gunman at Walmart distribution center was former employee

June 29, 2020, 8:51am Nation & World

RED BLUFF, Calif — A man who drove into a Walmart distribution center in Northern California and went on a shooting rampage that left him and another man dead, and four others wounded, was fired from his job at the center last year, authorities said. Read story

Judge delays Roger Stone’s prison surrender for 2 weeks

June 29, 2020, 8:51am Nation & World

WASHINGTON — A federal judge is giving Roger Stone, a longtime ally and confidant of President Donald Trump, an additional two weeks before he must report to serve his federal prison sentence. Read story

Governments backtracking as confirmed virus cases surge

June 29, 2020, 8:50am Health

The city of Jacksonville, Florida, where mask-averse President Donald Trump plans to accept the Republican nomination in August, ordered the wearing of face coverings Monday, joining the list of state and local governments reversing course to try to beat back a resurgence of the coronavirus. Read story

UK city of Leicester awaits lockdown fate after virus spike

June 29, 2020, 8:31am Nation & World

LONDON — Residents of the central English city of Leicester waited Monday to hear whether lockdown restrictions will persist for their area for two weeks longer following a spike in coronavirus infections. Read story

Militants attack Karachi stock exchange, killing at least 3

June 29, 2020, 8:30am Nation & World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Militants attacked the stock exchange in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Monday, killing at least three people — two guards and a policeman, according to police. Special police forces deployed to the scene of the attack and in a swift operation secured the building, killing all four gunmen. Read story

Who hasn’t heard of COVID-19 by now? More than you think

June 29, 2020, 6:00am Nation & World

JOHANNESBURG — A half-year into the most momentous pandemic in decades, it’s hard to imagine that anyone, anywhere has not heard of the coronavirus. But scores of migrants arriving in Somalia tell United Nations workers every day that they are unaware of COVID-19. Read story