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  • COVID cases falling, but trouble signs arise as winter looms

    Tumbling COVID-19 case counts have some schools around the U.S. considering relaxing their mask rules, but deaths nationally have been ticking up over the past few weeks, some rural hospitals are showing signs of strain, and cold weather is setting in.
  • Orthodox patriarch praises Biden after meeting

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodox Christians, resumed a busy American visit Monday after an overnight hospital stay, meeting with President Joe Biden after earlier meetings with the Turkish ambassador and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
  • Judge sets final ground rules for Rittenhouse trial evidence

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge laid out the final ground rules Monday on what evidence will be allowed when Kyle Rittenhouse goes on trial next week for shooting three people during a protest against police brutality, ruling he'll permit testimony from the defense's use-of-force expert and on how police welcomed Rittenhouse and others carrying guns during the demonstration.
  • Judge in Chauvin trial to release names of jurors on Nov. 1

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The judge who oversaw the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin said Monday that he will make the names of 15 jurors and alternates who sat in the courtroom public next week.
  • Lawmakers defer some Jan. 6 document requests, seeks others

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol “deferred” its requests for several dozen pages of Trump administration records at the White House's urging, but President Joe Biden again rejected the former president's invocation of executive privilege on hundreds of additional pages.
  • Judge to rule on barring union from discussing vaccine order

    CHICAGO (AP) — A judge is expected to rule Monday about whether to extend an order barring the president of the Chicago police union from making public statements encouraging members to disobey the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
  • 'I can't breathe': Public inquiry into Garner's death begins

    NEW YORK (AP) — A rare judicial inquiry began Monday into the death of Eric Garner, whose dying cry of “I can’t breathe” as he was restrained by New York City police officers became a slogan of the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • Man guilty of posting bomb instructions for terrorists

    MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man has been convicted of posting bomb-making instructions on the internet for people who he believed were Islamic terrorists.
  • Sudan's military takes power in coup, arrests prime minister

    CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s military seized power Monday, dissolving the transitional government hours after troops arrested the prime minister, and thousands flooded the streets to protest the coup that threatened the country’s shaky progress toward democracy.
  • Ammon Bundy: Report on far-right group undercounted members

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The founder of a far-right anti-government group says a report estimating the organization’s fast growth over the past year undercounted by half. Ammon Bundy took issue with the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights report, saying People’s Rights is actually much larger and more of a network than an official organization.

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