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Lennon's killer says he sought glory, deserved death penalty

Lennon's killer says he sought glory, deserved death penalty

ALBANY, N.Y. — The man who killed John Lennon in 1980 says he was seeking glory and deserved the death penalty for a "despicable” act.
Ranked choice voting in Maine a go for presidential election

Ranked choice voting in Maine a go for presidential election

PORTLAND, Maine — Ranked choice voting will be used for the first time in a presidential race in the U.S. under a ruling Tuesday by the Maine Supreme Court, which concluded a GOP-led petition drive intended to prevent its use came up short.
Complaint flushed: No charge in toilet election display

Complaint flushed: No charge in toilet election display

MASON, Mich. — A prosecutor in Michigan has flushed a complaint about a toilet that was promoted as a place to drop absentee ballots.
US homes sales rise 2.4% in August

US homes sales rise 2.4% in August

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Sales of existing homes rose 2.4% in August to its highest level since 2006 as the housing market recovers from a widespread shutdown in the spring brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.
EU postpones summit after Michel goes into quarantine

EU postpones summit after Michel goes into quarantine

BRUSSELS — The coronavirus pandemic forced the European Union to postpone a scheduled summit for a week after EU Council President Charles Michel went into quarantine because a close collaborator was diagnosed with COVID-19.
Dog trapped in 30-foot hole lured to safety with beef jerky

Dog trapped in 30-foot hole lured to safety with beef jerky

MORGANTON, N.C. — A group of mountain bikers on a North Carolina trail spotted a dog trapped 30 feet (9 metres ) down in a sinkhole — and it took a salty snack and some straps to lift him to safety.
Justice Dept.: 179 arrested in darknet opioid takedown

Justice Dept.: 179 arrested in darknet opioid takedown

WASHINGTON — Law enforcement officials arrested 179 people and seized more than $6.5 million in a worldwide crackdown on opioid trafficking on the darknet, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday. The operation, which mainly occurred in the U.S.
Virus scales down December Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony

Virus scales down December Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony

COPENHAGEN — The award ceremony for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, traditionally held at the Oslo city hall on Dec. 10, will instead be held in scaled-down form at the city’s university because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Aniston is award-worthy first responder in Emmy fire skit

Aniston is award-worthy first responder in Emmy fire skit

LOS ANGELES — Jennifer Aniston missed out on an Emmy but proved herself as an award-worthy first responder when a ceremony stunt got overheated.
Another record low in viewership for 'Pandemmys'

Another record low in viewership for 'Pandemmys'

NEW YORK — The novelty of television stars getting Emmy Awards delivered to their homes wasn't enough to keep the annual show from slipping further in popularity. The Nielsen company said 6.