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A white gunman who targeted a Buffalo supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood is expected to plead guilty to killing 10 people and wounding three others. Payton Gendron is scheduled to appear in Erie County Court on Monday. Lawyers for the victims' families say that they were told weeks ago that Gendron plans to plead guilty to all counts in a 25-count grand jury indictment that includes a charge of domestic terrorism motivated by hate. That charge carries a life sentence upon conviction. The 19-year-old also faces separate federal hate crime charges that could carry a possible death sentence.

Merriam-Webster has chosen “gaslighting” as its word of the year for 2022. Lookups for “gaslighting” on the dictionary company's website increased this year by 1,740% over 2021. Merriam-Webster's Peter Sokolowski tells The Associated Press exclusively ahead of Monday's unveiling that lookups were pervasive all year long. Typically there's a single event that drives searches. The word refers to a form of psychological coercion. Merriam-Webster, chooses its word of the year based solely on data. Sokolowski and his team weed out evergreen words most commonly looked up to gauge which word received a significant bump over the year before.

Police say two small children died of stab wounds after their mother was taken into custody for observation in New York City. Police say a 3-year-old boy and an 11-month-old boy were found in a Bronx apartment with multiple stab wounds to the neck and torso Saturday night. The 24-year-old mother had been taken into custody and transported to a hospital after acting erratically less than an hour earlier. A short time later, police received a 911 call for the same location reporting two children were not breathing. Officers returned to the apartment and tried to resuscitate the boys, who died while being treated at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. The mother was not arrested and the father was not taken into custody.

A group of police officers who helped deliver a baby at a Long Island home over the weekend included a sergeant who helped another newborn take his first breath five years ago. This time, Suffolk County Sgt. Jon-Erik Negron joined officers Conor Diemer, Jadin Rodriguez and Zachary Vormittag after a woman went into labor at her Shirley home on Saturday. Back in August 2017, Negron responded when a Mount Sinai woman unexpectedly went into labor and gave birth at home. Negron cleared fluid from the infant's airway, and the boy started breathing. The sergeant is now that child's godfather.

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The following are unofficial returns from the New York State Board of Elections. The statewide races are complete, except for one precinct in Westchester County.

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