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Trump acquitted: Senate votes 57-43 at impeachment trial
2021-02-13 05:44:43 House impeachment managers, led by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., walk out of the Senate Chamber in the Capitol at the end of the fifth day of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, in Washington. The Senate has acquitted Donald Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, bringing his trial to a close and giving the form
For Parkland seniors, high school years bookended by tragedy
2021-02-13 13:47:32 In this undated photo made available by Lori Alhadeff, her daughter Alyssa, right, sits at a table with her best friend Abby Price. Alyssa was killed in the 2018 Valentine's Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Abby's family moved to North Carolina for her junior year hoping for a fresh start. She was terrified of a new school, forging new fri
The Latest: Trump lawyer jokes he“s “going to Disney World“
2021-02-13 13:52:25 Michael van der Veen, second from left an attorney for former President Donald Trump, fist bumps a colleague as the depart on the Senate Subway, on Capitol Hill after the Senate acquitted Trump in his second impeachment trial in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. Trump was accused of inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and the ac


Trump remains dominant force in GOP following acquittal
2021-02-13 23:26:30 FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., stand with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., as Trump speaks while departing after a Senate Republican Policy luncheon, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican Party st
White House aide resigns after threatening reporter
2021-02-14 00:21:59 In this Feb. 9, 2021 photo, White House deputy press secretary TJ Ducklo listens as press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington. Ducklo has been suspended for a week without pay after he reportedly issued a sexist and profane threat to a journalist seeking to cover his relationship with another reporter. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Pioneering Hollywood casting director Lynn Stalmaster dies
2021-02-13 22:30:38 FILE - In this April 10, 2014, file photo, Lynn Stalmaster arrives at the TCM Classic Film Festival's Opening Night Gala in Los Angeles. Lynn Stalmaster, the Oscar-winning casting director whose eye for talent helped launch the careers of John Travolta, Christopher Reeve, Richard Dreyfuss and many other actors, has died. He was 93.(Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File) Ly
Social justice at NASCAR“s forefront as new season begins
2021-02-13 21:59:16 FILE - In this June 10, 2020, file photo, driver Bubba Wallace, wearing an "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt waits for the start of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Martinsville, Va. A predominantly white sport with deep Southern roots and a longtime embrace of Confederate symbols, NASCAR was forced last summer to face its own checkered racial history during the country’s social unres
Northwest ice storm power outages could last through weekend
2021-02-13 17:21:40 People walk by a collapsed tree in Lake Oswego, Ore., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. The tree fell during an ice and snowstorm that left hundreds of thousands of people without power and disrupted travel across the Pacific Northwest region. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus) LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) — A winter storm blanketed the Pacific Northwest with ice and snow on Saturday, leaving hundre
A bleak Valentine“s Day, lovers find hope in roses, vaccines
2021-02-13 20:30:35 A shopper at a Chicago area store looks over Valentine's Day cards Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) The notecards poking from bouquets rushing out of a Chicago florist all carry similar messages: “looking forward to celebrating in person.” “The notes aren’t sad,” said Kate Prince, a co-owner of Flora Chicago on the city’s North Side. “They’re hopeful.”
7 Republicans vote to convict Trump in impeachment trial
2021-02-13 21:24:50 Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., walks in the Capitol as the Senate proceeds in a rare weekend session for final arguments in the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven Republicans voted Saturday to convict former President Donald Trump in his Senate tria
Party in a pandemic: NASCAR fans power through at Daytona
2021-02-13 07:48:54 Motor homes are shown in the infield at the Daytona International Speedway before a truck race Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona is used to shirtless fans partying in the infield. But what about maskless ones? Usually the biggest NASCAR party of the season, the sport will have to figure out how to police up to 30,000 fans who may have little interest in sti
In Nevada desert, a technology firm aims to be a government
2021-02-13 16:13:11 This undated illustration provided by Blockchains LLC shows a proposed "smart city" in rural northern Nevada. A cryptocurrency company that owns 67,000 acres in rural northern Nevada wants state government to grant technology companies power to form local governments on land they own. Jeffrey Berns, CEO of Nevada-based Blockchains, LLC, wants to build a "smart city" run on blo
High court denies accused Ghosn smugglers“ bid to stay in US
2021-02-13 19:02:37 FILE—This Dec. 30, 2019 image from security camera video shows Michael L. Taylor, center, and George-Antoine Zayek at passport control at Istanbul Airport in Turkey. Taylor is accused of smuggling former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan in 2019 while he was awaiting trial on financial misconduct charges. (DHA via AP, File) BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Cour
Virus-muffled Mardi Gras hits New Orleans“ party-loving soul
2021-02-13 15:16:03 People walk past parts of Mardi Gras floats past and present, at Mardi Gras World, where Kern Studios creates and stores some of their floats, in New Orleans, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. New Orleans' annual pre-Lenten Mardi Gras celebration is muted this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Parades canceled. Bars closed. Crowds suppressed. Mardi Gras joy is muted this year in
English soccer at breaking point over abuse on social media
2021-02-13 14:59:12 FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 file photo, Aadetailed view of the "No room for racism" badge on the shirt of Newcastle United's Callum Wilson during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Brighton at St. James' Park in Newcastle, England. The leaders of English soccer have asked the heads of Facebook and Instagram to show “basic human decen
Lauded early in pandemic, Cuomo now panned on nursing homes
2021-02-13 15:00:52 FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 file photo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to reporters during a news conference at a COVID-19 pop-up vaccination site in the William Reid Apartments in the Brooklyn borough of New York. More than 9,000 recovering coronavirus patients in New York state were released from hospitals into nursing homes at the height of the pandemic under a controv
Brazil governors seek own vaccine supplies as stocks run low
2021-02-13 15:38:31 Health workers Diego Feitosa Ferreira, 28, right, and Clemilton Lopes de Oliveira, 41, leave a home after a resident denied to be vaccinated against the new coronavirus, in the Capacini community, along the Purus river, in the Labrea municipality, Amazonas state, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. Navigating complex waterways to reach remote communities in Brazil’s Amazon is only
As suicides rise, young survivors make case for hope in film
2021-02-13 15:18:35 This image released by MTV shows documentary film subject Emma in a scene from "Each and Every Day," about young people and suicide. (MTV via AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Each and Every Day” represents studies in courage, both in life and in the MTV documentary about young people and suicide. In frank and revelatory conversations, nine survivors recount what took them to the brink
Imprisoned ex-FBI agent who worked with Bulger seeks release
2021-02-13 15:31:36 FILE- In this Oct. 15, 2008 file photo, former FBI agent John Connolly listens to the testimony during his trial in Miami. The imprisoned former FBI agent serving a 40-year prison sentence for alerting former Boston mobster Whitey Bulger that he could implicated in a mob murder wants to be released from prison on medical grounds. Connolly will ask the Florida Commission on Off
Myanmar protests in 2nd week, with neither side backing down
2021-02-13 07:16:41 Anti-coup protesters join a rally on motorcycles in Mandalay, Myanmar, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. Mass street demonstrations in Myanmar have entered their second week with neither protesters nor the military government they seek to unseat showing any signs of backing off from confrontations. (AP Photos) YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Mass street demonstrations in Myanmar entered their s
Draghi takes helm in Italy, focused on pandemic recovery aid
2021-02-13 12:09:34 Italian outgoing Premier Giuseppe Conte handed over the cabinet minister bell to new Premier Mario Draghi, during the handover ceremony at Chigi Palace Premier's office, in Rome, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) ROME (AP) — Mario Draghi, the man largely credited with saving the euro currency, took the helm as Italy's premier Saturday after assembling a gove
ICE nearly released sex abuse convicts despite Biden memo
2021-02-13 14:44:33 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was prepared to release three men convicted of sex offenses against children, Texas officials said, in an apparent misapplication by authorities of enforcement directives from President Joe Biden’s administration. The three were not released after discussions in recent weeks between the state prison system and immig
Tight supply creates reluctance over federal vaccine sites
2021-02-13 14:03:25 FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2021, file photo, a worker at left checks in with people sitting in an observation area after they were given the first of two doses of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 in Seattle. Governors and health officials have been reluctant to sign on to a Biden administration plan to open 100 federally supported vaccination sites by the end of February. With vac


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