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Robert Durst, seated with attorney Dick DeGuerin, is sentenced to life without possibility of parole for the killing of Susan Berman Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 at the Airport Courthouse in Los Angeles. New York real estate heir Robert Durst was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without chance of parole for the murder of his best friend more that two decades ago.

Robert Durst hospitalized with COVID-19, his lawyer says

Required vs. recommended: Mask policy updates

What locations are requiring COVID-19 vaccination? Here's a list
In this March 2021 photo provided by Pfizer, vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared for packaging at the company’s facility in Puurs, Belgium. Pfizer is about to seek U.S. authorization for a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, saying Thursday, July 8, 2021, that another shot within 12 months could dramatically boost immunity and maybe help ward off the latest worrisome coronavirus mutant.

Lawsuits demand unproven ivermectin for COVID patients
This Jan. 29, 2021, file photo shows the packaging and a container of veterinary ivermectin in Johannesburg, South Africa. At least two dozen lawsuits have been filed around the U.S., many in recent weeks by people seeking to force hospitals to give their COVID-stricken loved ones ivermectin, a drug for parasites that has been promoted by conservative commentators as a treatment despite a lack of conclusive evidence that it helps people with the virus.

Cities, police unions clash as vaccine mandates take effect

Resilient shoppers push retail sales up 0.7% in September
A young customer looks at a Halloween mask at a Party City store, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, in Miami. Americans continued to spend at a solid clip in September despite rising prices and snarled global supply chains that are limiting the flow of goods. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.7% in September from the month before, the U.S. Commerce Department said Friday, Oct. 15.

This Saturday, March 6, 2021, file photo shows vials of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a pharmacy in Denver. Johnson & Johnson has asked U.S. regulators to allow booster shots of its COVID-19 vaccine as the U.S. government moves toward shoring up protection in more vaccinated Americans. J&J said Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, it filed data with the Food and Drug Administration on giving a booster dose between two to six months after vaccination.

FDA panel endorses booster shot for J&J COVID-19 vaccine

MDH: 28 newly-reported COVID-19 deaths, 3,352 new cases

MDH: 28 newly-reported COVID-19 deaths, 3,352 new cases

People hold a banner reading No Green Pass during a protest in Rome, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Protests erupted in Italy on Friday as one of the most stringent anti-coronavirus measures in Europe went into effect, requiring all workers, from magistrates to maids, to show a health pass to get into their place of employment. The so-called “Green Pass” shows proof of vaccination, a recent negative test or of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months. Italy has required it to access all sorts of indoor activities for weeks, including dining , visiting museums and theaters and on long-distance trains.

Protests greet debut of Italy's workplace COVID pass rule

Pfizer seeks European OK for child vaccines
Made in India virus kits boost testing and local industry
FDA panel endorses lower-dose Moderna COVID shot for booster
MDH: 25 newly-reported COVID-19 deaths, 2,919 new cases

MDH: 25 newly-reported COVID-19 deaths, 2,919 new cases

Nursing schools see applications rise, despite COVID burnout
What’s the latest advice on the type of mask I should wear?
More questions for J&J vaccine boosters ahead of FDA review
Weekly COVID-19 positivity rate highest it's been in Minnesota since last year

Russia, WHO differ on when approval will come for Sputnik V

US to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated

MDH: 24 newly-reported COVID-19 deaths, 2,388 new cases

Puerto Rico to lift pandemic curfew, ban on alcohol sales

Texas order reflects growing GOP vaccine mandates hostility

Minnesota COVID-19 positivity rate hits vaccine-era high

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Gang with past abductions blamed for kidnapping 17 U.S. missionaries

A view of the densely populated Jalousie neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. A group of 17 U.S. missionaries including children was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident.

Celebrities join Prince William for Earthshot Prize award

Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first ever Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony at Alexandra Palace in London on Sunday Oct. 17, 2021. Created by Prince William and The Royal Foundation, The Earthshot Prize has led an unprecedented global search for the most inspiring and innovative solutions to the greatest environmental challenges facing the planet.

Heavy rains, landslides leave 18 dead in south India

This photograph provided by the Indian Navy and taken from a naval helicopter shows the scene after a landslide triggered by heavy rains in the western ghats mountains at Koottickal in Kottayam district, southern Kerala state, India, Sunday, Oct.17, 2021. Bodies of six people have been recovered, and rescuers are searching for those feared missing.

Islamic State claims mosque bombing in south Afghanistan

Damaged wall of a mosque is seen following a suicide bombers attack in the city of Kandahar, southwest Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that was packed with worshippers attending Friday prayers, killing several people and wounding others, according to a hospital official and a witness.

Moderate earthquake rocks Bali, killing at least 3

A man stands near his house damaged by an earthquake in Karangasem on the island of Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. A few people were killed and another several were injured when a moderately strong earthquake and an aftershock hit the island early Saturday.

Cambridge college to return looted bronze statue to Nigeria

Archivist Robert Athol looks at a bronze statue of a cockerel called The Okukor, one of the Benin Bronzes, at Jesus College, University of Cambridge, England, Friday Oct. 15, 2021. The Cambridge University college will return a looted bronze cockerel to Nigeria later this month, making it the first U.K. institution to hand back one of the artifacts known as the Benin Bronzes.

No. 5 Centennial's defense too much for Blaine

The No. 5 Centennial Cougars defeated the Blaine Bengals 26-14 on Thursday evening at Centennial High School.

Sweet, savory and some in between: Minnesota State Fair announces new foods

Sweet, savory and some in between: Minnesota State Fair announces new foods

GMA highlights Minnesota as part of its 'Rise and Shine' series

GMA highlights Minnesota as part of its 'Rise and Shine' series

Walz declares Fire Prevention Week, orders flags at half-staff

Walz declares Fire Prevention Week, orders flags at half-staff

Minneapolis nonprofit that empowers people with disabilities through employment set to host 2021 Ability Bash

Minneapolis nonprofit that empowers people with disabilities through employment set to host 2021 Ability Bash