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Georgia lawmakers pass GOP election reform bill amid outcry
2021-03-25 17:58:39 African Methodist Episcopal Church Bishop Reginald Jackson announces a boycott of Coca-Cola Co. products outside the Georgia Capitol on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Atlanta. Jackson says Coca-Cola and other large Georgia companies haven't done enough to oppose restrictive voting bills that Georgia lawmakers were debating as Jackson spoke (AP Photo/Jeff Amy) ATLANTA (AP) — Lawma
“Arrested Development“ actor Jessica Walter dies at 80
2021-03-25 19:27:06 FILE - In this May 17, 2018 file photo, Jessica Walter attends the LA Premiere of "Arrested Development" Season Five in Los Angeles. Walter, who played a scheming matriarch in television series, has died. She was 80. Walter's death was confirmed Thursday, March 25, 2021, by her daughter, Brooke Bowman. The actor's best-known film roles included playing the stalker in Clint Eas
Stuck ship in Egypt“s Suez Canal imperils shipping worldwide
2021-03-25 03:03:41 This photo released by the Suez Canal Authority on Thursday, March 25, 2021, shows Lt. Gen. Ossama Rabei, head of the Suez Canal Authority, investigating the situation with the Ever Given, a Panama-flagged cargo ship, after it become wedged across the Suez Canal and blocking traffic in the vital waterway. An operation is underway to try to work free the ship, which further imp

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Mexico tops 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, but real toll is higher
2021-03-26 01:15:43 FILE - In this May 27, 2020 file photo, a street dog sleeps amid the tombs at the San Nicolas Tolentino Pantheon cemetery as workers make space for more burials in the Iztapalapa neighborhood of Mexico City, amid the coronavirus pandemic. As Mexico approaches 200,000 in officially test-confirmed deaths from COVID-19, the real death toll is probably higher due to the country’s
EXPLAINER: Varying views on how to keep accurate voter rolls
2021-03-25 21:13:32 FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, a masked election worker sits behind a clear barrier as she performs identification checks of potential voters on Election Day in Ridgeland, Miss. As Republican state lawmakers across the country push new restrictions on voting, a key element focuses on cleaning voter rolls to ensure only those who are eligible are registered t
Tornadoes pummel Alabama, killing at least 5
2021-03-25 11:57:00 Residents survey damage to homes after a tornado touched down south of Birmingham, Ala. in the Eagle Point community damaging multiple homes, Thursday, March 25, 2021. Authorities reported major tornado damage Thursday south of Birmingham as strong storms moved through the state. The governor issued an emergency declaration as meteorologists warned that more twisters were like
Texas death toll from February storm, outages surpasses 100
2021-03-25 20:48:54 FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2021, file photo, Ricki Mills looks out from her home as she waits for a fire hydrant to be turned to get water, in Dallas. Texas officials on Thursday, March, 25, 2021 raised the death toll from February's winter storm and blackouts to at least 111 people — nearly doubling the state's initial tally following one of the worst power outages in U.S. histo
EXPLAINER: Suez Canal block could hit product supply chains
2021-03-25 21:59:22 This satellite image from Cnes2021, Distribution Airbus DS, shows the cargo ship MV Ever Given stuck in the Suez Canal near Suez, Egypt, Thursday, March 25, 2021. The skyscraper-sized cargo ship wedged across Egypt's Suez Canal further imperiled global shipping Thursday as at least 150 other vessels needing to pass through the crucial waterway idled waiting for the obstruction
USC agrees to $852 million payout in sex abuse lawsuit
2021-03-25 20:46:04 FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, Dr. George Tyndall listens during his arraignment at Los Angeles Superior court in Los Angeles. The University of Southern California has agreed to an $852 million settlement with more than 700 women who have accused Tyndall, the college's longtime campus gynecologist, of sexual abuse, officials announced Thursday, March 25, 2021. (AP P
California to vaccinate anyone 16 and older in 3 weeks
2021-03-25 18:21:02 FILE - In this March 10, 2021, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom addresses the media during a visit to a vaccination center in South Gate, Calif. California is expanding its vaccine eligibility to anyone 50 and over starting in April and anyone 16 and over on April 15. Gov. Newsom said Thursday, March 25, 2021, that California expects to receive 2.5 million doses a week
Michigan, Villanova push past key injuries in Sweet 16 run
2021-03-25 20:11:58 Michigan head coach Juwan Howard celebrates at the end of a second-round game against LSU in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium Monday, March 22, 2021, in Indianapolis. Michigan won 86-78. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Villanova spent all season operating with the security of having senior point guard Collin Gillespie leading the
Michigan, Villanova push past key injuries in Sweet 16 run
2021-03-25 20:11:58 Michigan head coach Juwan Howard celebrates at the end of a second-round game against LSU in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium Monday, March 22, 2021, in Indianapolis. Michigan won 86-78. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Villanova spent all season operating with the security of having senior point guard Collin Gillespie leading the
In shift, oil industry group backs federal price on carbon
2021-03-25 18:36:36 FILE - This Sunday, April 10, 2011 picture shows a rig and supply vessel in the Gulf of Mexico, off the cost of Louisiana. Thirteen states sued the Biden administration Wednesday, March 24, 2021 to end a suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water and to reschedule canceled sales of offshore leases in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska waters and western states. The
California to open vaccinations to everyone 16 and older
2021-03-25 18:21:02 FILE - In this March 10, 2021, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom addresses the media during a visit to a vaccination center in South Gate, Calif. California is expanding its vaccine eligibility to anyone 50 and over starting in April and anyone 16 and over on April 15. Gov. Newsom said Thursday, March 25, 2021, that California expects to receive 2.5 million doses a week
Biden leaves door open for US to stay longer in Afghanistan
2021-03-25 16:43:00 President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday left the door open for U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan through the end of the year, and one of his top generals told Congress that Afghanistan's military forces need American
Michigan sees virus surge, but tighter restrictions unlikely
2021-03-25 17:50:59 FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo, waitress Rikkie Schleben takes down lunch orders from Tabitha Kemble, right, and her father Ken Kemble for dine-in service at Woodchips BBQ in Lapeer, Mich. Michigan, which not long ago had one of the country's lowest COVID-19 infection rates, is confronting an alarming spike that some experts worry could be a harbinger nationally. In
“The world got dimmer“: Shooting victims“ lives remembered
2021-03-25 19:52:25 A photograph of Suzanne Fountain, one of the victims of a mass shooting at a King Soopers grocery store, hangs on the temporary fence around the store Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — One victim of the Colorado supermarket shooting was leaving after fixing a coffee machine. Another worked at the store but was only t
“Godzilla vs. Kong“; A heavyweight bout with a light touch
2021-03-25 16:03:46 This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows a scene from "Godzilla vs. Kong." (Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The original 1950s Godzilla movies stomped into theaters carrying a metaphor about nuclear destruction. Two years ago, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” sounded alarms about climate change. But don’t fret about finding a message amid t
In shift, oil industry group backs federal price on carbon
2021-03-25 18:36:36 FILE - This Sunday, April 10, 2011 picture shows a rig and supply vessel in the Gulf of Mexico, off the cost of Louisiana. Thirteen states sued the Biden administration Wednesday, March 24, 2021 to end a suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water and to reschedule canceled sales of offshore leases in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska waters and western states. The
Michigan sees virus surge, but tighter restrictions unlikely
2021-03-25 17:50:59 FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo, waitress Rikkie Schleben takes down lunch orders from Tabitha Kemble, right, and her father Ken Kemble for dine-in service at Woodchips BBQ in Lapeer, Mich. Michigan, which not long ago had one of the country's lowest COVID-19 infection rates, is confronting an alarming spike that some experts worry could be a harbinger nationally. In
Russia opposition leader Navalny“s health worsens in prison
2021-03-25 15:54:47 FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 file photo, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands in a cage in the Babuskinsky District Court in Moscow, Russia. Alexei Navalny's lawyer Mikhailova said Navalny was taken to a hospital outside prison on Wednesday, March 24 for magnetic resonance tomography but wasn't given the results. She said Navalny has received pills and oin
The Latest: Twitter grilled about blocking a NY Post article
2021-03-25 17:13:06 The Capitol is seen under muted and rainy skies in Washington, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest news from a House committee questioning the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter. All times local. ___ 2:30 p.m. Rep. Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, raised the long-running conservative talking point that Twitter, Faceboo
Final results confirm political deadlock after Israeli vote
2021-03-25 07:44:15 Workers count votes in Israel's national elections wearing and divided in groups by sheets of plastic masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, at the Knesset in Jerusalem, Thursday, March 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo) JERUSALEM (AP) — Final election results show Israel in political deadlock once again, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his opponents fal
UN-backed vaccine delivery program warns of supply delays
2021-03-25 16:37:07 A vial of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India and provided through the global COVAX initiative, is removed from a portable cold storage box in preparation for a vaccination, in Machakos, Kenya, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. AstraZeneca's repeated missteps in reporting vaccine data coupled with a blood clot scare could do lasting damage t
The Latest: Biden says it“s his `expectation“ to run again
2021-03-25 15:17:19 President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Joe Biden's first news conference since taking office Jan. 20 (all times local): 2:10 p.m. President Joe Biden says it's his “expectation” that he'll run for reelection in 2024. Biden i
Guns are on Supreme Court“s agenda days after mass shootings
2021-03-25 16:42:46 FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo the Supreme Court is seen at sundown in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — A possible expansion of gun rights is on the Supreme Court's agenda, days after mass shootings in Colorado and Georgia. The justices are meeting in private Friday to discuss adding new cases to their docket for the fall. Among the p
NCAA tourney proof of narrowing talent gap in college hoops
2021-03-25 16:43:45 Oral Roberts forward Kevin Obanor (0) drives to the basket ahead of Florida forward Anthony Duruji, left, during the second half of a college basketball game in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Sunday, March 21, 2021 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One by one, the college basketball coaches had filed into the swelteri
High court: More police excessive force suits can go forward
2021-03-25 17:02:26 People view the Supreme Court building from behind security fencing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sunday, March 21, 2021, after portions of an outer perimeter of fencing were removed overnight to allow public access. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with a New Mexico woman who was shot by police as she drove away from them, in a case t
WWII codebreaker Turing honored on UK“s new 50-pound note
2021-03-25 09:46:07 In this photo provided by the Bank of England on Thursday, March 25, 2021, new 50-pound notes featuring scientist Alan Turing on the printing press. The rainbow flag is flying proudly above the Bank of England in the heart of London’s financial district to commemorate legendary World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, the new face of Britain’s 50-pound note. The design of the ban
“Godzilla vs. Kong“; A heavyweight bout with a light touch
2021-03-25 16:03:46 This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows a scene from "Godzilla vs. Kong." (Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The original 1950s Godzilla movies stomped into theaters carrying a metaphor about nuclear destruction. Two years ago, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” sounded alarms about climate change. But don’t fret about finding a message amid t
Rarely seen Van Gogh masterpiece goes under hammer in Paris
2021-03-25 16:19:23 FILE- In this Feb. 25, 2021, file photo, Sotheby's personnel display « Scene de rue à Montmartre » (Street scene in Montmartre), a painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh at Sotheby's auction house in Paris. A rare painting by Vincent Van Gogh is being put up for auction by Sotheby's Paris on Thursday, and is expected to sell for many millions. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File
Science panel: Consider air cooling tech as climate back-up
2021-03-25 15:09:21 This March 2021 photo provided by researcher Yomay Shyur shows a gondola at a Harvard University facility in Cambridge, Mass., which will be tested on a balloon over Sweden for eventual possible use in releasing sunlight-reflecting aerosols into the Earth's atmosphere. On Thursday, March 25, 2021, the National Academy of Sciences said the U.S. must seriously consider the idea
Aid group reports spike in COVID-19 patients in Yemen
2021-03-25 16:24:32 CAIRO (AP) — International aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Thursday it is witnessing “a dramatic influx” of critically ill COVID-19 patients in war-stricken Yemen, as a second wave overwhelms the country's depleted medical facilities. “We are urging all medical humanitarian organizations already present in Yemen to rapidly scale up their COVID-19 emergency response,

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