October 22nd, 2021

World News

Alabama man put to death for 1991 killing of woman

By Kim Chandler, The Associated Press on October 21st, 2021

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama man who avoided execution in February was put to death Thursday for the 1991 killing of a woman who was abducted during a robbery and then shot in a cemetery. Willie B. Smith III, 52, received a lethal injection at a prison in southwest Alabama. He was pronounced dead ... Read More »

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Alabama man who avoided earlier execution date put to death

By Kim Chandler, The Associated Press on October 21st, 2021

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama man who avoided execution in February was put to death Thursday for the 1991 killing of a woman who was abducted during a robbery and then shot in a cemetery. Willie B. Smith III, 52, received a lethal injection at a prison in southwest Alabama. He was pronounced dead ... Read More »

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Wright Brothers, wrong design: Ohio mangles license plate

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s debut of its new license plate failed to take off – because a banner depicted on the plate was attached to the wrong end of the Wright Brothers’ historic first plane, the Wright Flyer. The new license plate illustrates rays of sunlight beaming into the sky, with a banner that ... Read More »

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UK palace says queen, 95, spent night in hospital for checks

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2021

LONDON (AP) – Buckingham Palace said Thursday that Queen Elizabeth II spent a night in a hospital for checks after being advised by her doctor this week to rest. The palace said the 95-year-old British monarch went to the private King Edward VII’s Hospital in London on Wednesday for “preliminary investigations.” It said she returned ... Read More »

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FBI: Remains found in Florida park ID’d as Brian Laundrie

By Curt Anderson, The Associated Press on October 21st, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – The FBI on Thursday identified human remains found in a Florida nature preserve as those of Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito while the couple was on a cross-country road trip. The remains, a backpack and notebook believed to belong to Laundrie were ... Read More »

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Palace: queen spent night in hospital after scrapping trip

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2021

LONDON (AP) – Buckingham Palace said Thursday that Queen Elizabeth II spent a night in a hospital after being advised by her doctor to rest. The palace said the 95-year-old British monarch went to an unspecified hospital for “preliminary investigations.” It said she returned to her Windsor Castle home at lunchtime on Thursday, “and remains ... Read More »

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Sheriff says family on California hike died of extreme heat

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2021

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) – A Northern California sheriff says a family and their dog died of hyperthermia, or extreme heat exhaustion, while hiking in a remote area in August. Mariposa County Sheriff Jeremy Briese said Thursday that John Gerrish, his wife, Ellen Chung, their 1-year-old daughter, Miju, and their dog were walking in extreme heat ... Read More »

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Jamaica arrests Colombian as suspect in Haiti assassination

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2021

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – A police superintendent in Jamaica told The Associated Press on Thursday that authorities have arrested a Colombian man they believe is a suspect in the July 7 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. Officials were still making calls to different embassies and ministers of foreign affairs to confirm details, ... Read More »

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Buzzards settle in North Carolina town despite scare tactics

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2021

BUNN, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina town finds itself under siege by buzzards, and nothing the locals do to scare them off seems to work. The buzzards have chosen the town of Bunn as a meeting place for the past year, and they’re congregating at every available location, The News & Observer of Raleigh ... Read More »

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House votes to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in contempt

By Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press on October 21st, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House voted Thursday to hold Steve Bannon, a longtime ally and aide to former President Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. In a rare show of bipartisanship on the House floor, the committee’s Democratic chairman, Mississippi Rep. ... Read More »

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