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Fully-vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says
2021-03-08 16:01:47 FILE - Medical Assistant Keona Shepard holds up the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as she prepares to administer it at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center during the mass coronavirus vaccination in New Orleans, in this Thursday, March 4, 2021, file photo. (Chris Granger/The Advocate via AP, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Fully-vaccinated Americans can gather with oth
Guilt, envy, distrust: Vaccine rollout breeds mixed emotions
2021-03-08 08:00:13 This image shows part of a Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 Instagram post by Jeff Klein of Austin, Texas, holding his COVID-19 vaccination card. The 44-year-old musician notes he was given a shot as a volunteer at a mass vaccination hub at the Alamodome in San Antonio. ”I definitely mentioned it on purpose, because I didn’t want people to get the wrong idea,” (Jeff Klein via AP) NEW
Claimed value of sleepy NY estate could come to haunt Trump
2021-03-08 06:00:12 The Seven Springs, a property owned by former U.S. President Donald Trump, is covered in snow, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in Mount Kisco, N.Y. The estate, a 213-acre swath of nature surrounding a Georgian-style mansion, is a subject of two state investigations in New York: a criminal probe by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and a civil inquiry by state Attorney Genera

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Judge ends shooting case against Breonna Taylor“s boyfriend
2021-03-08 20:15:53 Attorney Benjamin Crump, left, holds up the hand of Kenneth Walker during a rally on the steps of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Thursday, June 25, 2020. Walker was the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor who was killed by officers of the Louisville Metro Police Department following the execution of a no knock warrant on her apartment on March 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Timoth
Biden“s big relief package a bet gov“t can help cure America
2021-03-08 22:53:01 President Joe Biden speaks during an event to mark International Women's Day, Monday, March 8, 2021, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden wants America to know that he’s from the government and he’s here to help. That sentiment became a well-worn punchline under Ronald Reagan and shaped the politic
RNC maintains right to use Trump“s name in fundraising
2021-03-08 23:51:25 Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee is defending its right to use former President Donald Trump's name in fundraising appeals after he demanded they put an end to the practice. In a Monday letter to Trump att
US offers residency to Venezuelans and will review sanctions
2021-03-08 21:28:47 Security forces take part in a military drill to mark the eighth death anniversary of President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela, late Friday, March 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday it is offering temporary legal residency to several hundred thousand Venezuelans who fled their country’s economic collapse and will revi
Exciting 2nd half awaits NBA, but virus may still have a say
2021-03-08 19:00:09 Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrates with Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic during the first half of basketball's NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta, Sunday, March 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) While LeBron James was largely resting through the All-Star Game, the Brooklyn Nets were adding another piece for a run at his title. With James still near the top o
COVID-19 claims 15 people in life of one Milwaukee woman
2021-03-08 18:21:32 Kimberly Montgomery sits for a photo in her office in City Hall on Feb. 23, 2020, in Milwaukee. Montgomery lost 15 people in her life to COVID-19. "I don't know if I ever will ever be able to process all of them," she said. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger) MILWAUKEE (AP) — The first person Kimberly Montgomery lost to COVID-19 was her aunt. She had trouble breathing, so her daughte
Emails: FBI was looking for gold at Pennsylvania dig site
2021-03-08 21:35:16 FILE-This Sept. 20, 2018 file photo, Dennis Parada, right, and his son Kem Parada stand at the site of the FBI's dig for Civil War-era gold in Dents Run, Pennsylvania. Government emails released under court order show that FBI agents were looking for gold when they excavated Dent's Run in 2018, though the FBI says that nothing was found. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam, File) Go fo
Brazil justice annuls Lula“s sentences, enabling 2022 run
2021-03-08 19:30:51 FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2020 file photo, Brazilian former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrives for a meeting with the Italian Cgil union, in Rome. Prosecutors in Brazil’s sprawling Car Wash corruption investigation on Monday, Sept. 14, charged former the former President with money laundering, less than a year after the country’s top court ordered him freed from jail wh
VIRUS TODAY: Massachusetts nurses go on strike over staffing
2021-03-08 22:32:10 Striking nurses walk the picket line outside Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass., as the sun rises on the first day of a strike Monday, March 8, 2021. Hundreds of nurses at the central Massachusetts hospital walked off the job on Monday morning after failing to reach an agreement with management over staffing levels. (Rick Cinclair/Worcester Telegram & Gazette via AP) H
Fiery chants for justice from marchers at Chauvin trial
2021-03-08 21:41:29 EDS NOTE: OBSCENITY - Hundreds of demonstrators march through Minneapolis following protests near the Hennepin County Government Center, Monday, March 8, 2021, in Minneapolis where the trial for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin began with jury selection. Chauvin is charged with murder in the death of George Floyd during an arrest last May in Minneapolis. (AP Pho
Oprah’s deft royal interview shows why she’s still the queen
2021-03-08 22:41:20 In this video grab issued Monday, March 8, 2021 by CBS This Morning, Oprah Winfrey discusses her interview with Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. "Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special aired March 7. (CBS This Morning via AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were royal victims and villains in Harry and Meghan’s tell-all — or tell enough — interview with Oprah
FBI arrests 2, including Stone bodyguard, in Capitol riot
2021-03-08 20:07:21 NEW YORK (AP) — Two men wanted in the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol were arrested over the weekend, including one who reportedly served as a bodyguard to former President Donald Trump's longtime political confidant Roger Stone, federal authorities said Monday. Roberto Minuta breached the Capitol grounds and “aggressively berated and taunted U.S. Capitol police officers" duri
Fiery chants for justice from marchers at Chauvin trial
2021-03-08 21:41:29 EDS NOTE: OBSCENITY - Hundreds of demonstrators march through Minneapolis following protests near the Hennepin County Government Center, Monday, March 8, 2021, in Minneapolis where the trial for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin began with jury selection. Chauvin is charged with murder in the death of George Floyd during an arrest last May in Minneapolis. (AP Pho
Heads up: Some sea slugs grow new bodies after decapitation
2021-03-08 16:19:33 This undated photo provided by Sayaka Mitoh shows a Elysia cf. marginata sea slug after autotomy. According to a study released in the journal Current Biology on Monday, March 8, 2021, scientists have discovered that some Japanese sea slugs can grow whole new bodies if their heads are cut off, taking regeneration to the most extreme levels ever seen. (Sayaka Mitoh via AP) TOKY
EXPLAINER: Why battle over a murder charge in Floyd“s death
2021-03-08 19:17:28 Demonstrators gather outside the Hennepin County Government Center, Monday, March 8, 2021, in Minneapolis where the trial for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin began with jury selection. Chauvin is charged with murder in the death of George Floyd during an arrest last May in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jury selection in the trial of a form
At Dubai airport, travelers“ eyes become their passports
2021-03-07 16:56:04 A woman enters the face and iris-recognition gate to board a plane, during a media tour at Dubai Airport, in the United Arab Emirates, Sunday, March 7, 2021. Dubai's airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, has introduced an iris-scanner that verifies one’s identity and eliminates the need for any human interaction when leaving the country. It’s the latest artifi
Gonzaga remains No. 1, Baylor back to No. 2 in AP Top 25
2021-03-08 17:03:16 Gonzaga forward Drew Timme celebrates his basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Loyola Marymount in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. Gonzaga won 86-69. (AP Photo/Young Kwak) Gonzaga’s bid to go wire-to-wire No. 1 is in its final week. The Zags received 61 of 63 first-place votes from a media panel in The Associated Press men’s college
EXPLAINER: Why battle over a murder charge in Floyd“s death
2021-03-08 19:17:28 Demonstrators gather outside the Hennepin County Government Center, Monday, March 8, 2021, in Minneapolis where the trial for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin began with jury selection. Chauvin is charged with murder in the death of George Floyd during an arrest last May in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jury selection in the trial of a form
Stocks rise broadly on Wall Street even as technology lags
2021-03-08 07:16:46 FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2020 file photo, stone sculptures adorn the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are wavering between small gains and losses in the early going on Wall Street as weakness in technology companies is offset by strength in banks and other sectors. The S&P 500 was off 0.1% in the first few minutes of trading Monday, March 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) NEW
Gonzaga remains No. 1, Baylor back to No. 2 in AP Top 25
2021-03-08 17:03:16 Gonzaga forward Drew Timme celebrates his basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Loyola Marymount in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. Gonzaga won 86-69. (AP Photo/Young Kwak) Gonzaga’s bid to go wire-to-wire No. 1 is in its final week. The Zags received 61 of 63 first-place votes from a media panel in The Associated Press men’s college
US journalist arrested while covering protest goes on trial
2021-03-08 16:55:43 Police officers are shown arresting Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri after a Black Lives Matter protest she was covering on May 31, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa, was dispersed by tear gas. Sahouri is set to stand trial on Monday, March 8, 2021, on misdemeanor charges, a case that prosecutors have pursued despite international condemnation from advocates for press freed
High court revives ex-student“s suit against Georgia college
2021-03-08 16:01:15 FILE - This Nov. 4, 2020 file photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is reviving a lawsuit brought by a Georgia college student who sued school officials after being prevented from distributing Christian literature on campus. The high court sided 8-1 with the student , Chike Uzuegbunam, and against Georgi
Dolce&Gabbana seeks over $600M damages from 2 US bloggers
2021-03-06 19:49:11 FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2018 file photo, a woman walks past a Dolce&Gabbana retail outlet in Beijing, China. The Milan fashion house Dolce&Gabbana filed a multi-million-dollar defamation suit in an Italian court against U.S. fashion bloggers who reposted anti-Asian comments attributed to one of the designers that led to a boycott by Asian consumers. The suit was filed in Milan
Judge tosses suit over “race-norming“ in NFL dementia tests
2021-03-08 16:49:40 FILE - Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najeh Davenport (44) sits on the bench during an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Pittsburgh, in this Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007, file photo. A federal judge on Monday, March 8, 2021, dismissed a lawsuit that challenged “race-norming” in dementia tests for retired NFL players, a practice that some say makes it harder for Black
GOP Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri won“t seek reelection in 2022
2021-03-08 15:48:14 FILE - In this March 5, 2021, file photo, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., heads to the chamber as the Senate holds a voting marathon on the Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that's expected to end with the chamber's approval of the measure, at the Capitol in Washington. Sen. Blunt says he will not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate. Blunt, who turned 71 in January, was wi
Judge tosses suit over “race-norming“ in NFL dementia tests
2021-03-08 16:49:40 File-Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Rick Mirer (3) is sacked for a seven-yard-loss by Kevin Henry (76) of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter of their NFL game in Seattle, Wash., Sunday, Dec. 26, 1993. Dementia tests in the NFL concussion litigation allow doctors to use different baseline standards for Black and white retired players, making it more difficult for
US journalist arrested while covering protest goes on trial
2021-03-08 16:55:43 Police officers are shown arresting Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri after a Black Lives Matter protest she was covering on May 31, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa, was dispersed by tear gas. Sahouri is set to stand trial on Monday, March 8, 2021, on misdemeanor charges, a case that prosecutors have pursued despite international condemnation from advocates for press freed
Revealing Harry, Meghan interview reverberates across UK
2021-03-08 10:11:48 This image provided by Harpo Productions shows Prince Harry, left, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, speaking about expecting their second child during an interview with Oprah Winfrey. "Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special" airs March 7 as a two-hour exclusive primetime special on the CBS Television Network. (Joe Pugliese/Harpo Productions via AP) LONDON (AP) — Br
Europe staggers as infectious variants power virus surge
2021-03-06 07:25:21 FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 7, 2021 file photo, people crowd Via del Corso shopping street in Rome, following the ease of restriction measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. Europe recorded 1 million new COVID-19 cases last week, an increase of 9% from the previous week and ending a six-week decline, WHO said Thursday, March 4, 2021. The so-called UK variant is of greatest
Biden order could change how colleges handle sex misconduct
2021-03-08 10:29:46 President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House, Saturday, March 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is rethinking Trump administration policies that weakened how colleges and universities that get federal dollars handle sexual assault accusations on campus, according to administration officials. Biden is
Jill Biden sees teachable moment in the depths of a pandemic
2021-03-08 05:23:06 FILE - In this March 3, 2021, file photo speaks with students as she tours Fort LeBoeuf Middle School in Waterford, Pa. The first lady seems intent on turning every aspect of her new job into an opportunity, for that matter, especially anything related to her triple passions for education, fighting cancer and supporting military families. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP, File) WATERF
GOP Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri won“t seek reelection in 2022
2021-03-08 15:48:14 FILE - In this March 5, 2021, file photo, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., heads to the chamber as the Senate holds a voting marathon on the Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that's expected to end with the chamber's approval of the measure, at the Capitol in Washington. Sen. Blunt says he will not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate. Blunt, who turned 71 in January, was wi
As US mulls Afghan exit, activist sees long fight for women
2021-03-08 06:17:39 Sima Samar, a prominent activist and physician, who has been fighting for women’s rights in Afghanistan for the past 40 years, gives an interview to The Associated Press, at her house in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, March 6, 2021. Samar, 64, believes her struggle is far from over -- especially at a time when violence is on the rise, peace talks between rival Afghan groups are
Royalty TV: UK monarchy and television have complex ties
2021-03-06 07:52:08 FILE - This June 2, 1953 file photo shows Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, seated on the throne, receiving the fealty of the Archbishop of Canterbury, centre with back to camera, the Bishop of Durham, left and the Bishop of Bath and Wells, during her Coronation in Westminster Abbey. Britain’s royal family and television have a complicated relationship. The medium has helped defin
Myanmar security forces kill 2 anti-coup protesters
2021-03-08 09:28:18 Anti-coup protesters discharge fire extinguishers to counter the impact of the tear gas fired by police during a demonstration in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Monday, March 8, 2021. The escalation of violence in Myanmar as authorities crack down on protests against the Feb. 1 coup is raising pressure for more sanctions against the junta, even as countries struggle over how to best sway
Spring-break partying falls victim to COVID-19 crisis
2021-03-08 14:59:04 Beachgoers take advantage of the weather as they spend time on Clearwater Beach Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Clearwater, Fla., a popular spring break destination, west of Tampa. Colleges around the U.S. are scaling back spring break or canceling it entirely to discourage beachfront partying that could raise infection rates back on campus. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) FORT LAUDERDALE
Pope weighed Iraq virus risk but believes God will protect
2021-03-08 06:10:37 Pope Francis speaks to journalists, Monday, March 8, 2021, while flying back to The Vatican at the end of his four-day trip to Iraq where he met with different Christian communities and Shiite revered cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. At right pope's spokesperson Matteo Bruni. (AP Photo/Yara Nardi, pool) ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Monday he weighed th
Jury selection is 1st battleground at trial in Floyd“s death
2021-03-08 04:51:23 This file photo provided by the Ramsey County, Minn., Sheriff's Office shows former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was arrested Friday, May 29, 2020, in the Memorial Day death of George Floyd. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter and jury selection in his trial begins Monday, March 8, 2021. (Ramsey County Sheriff's Office via AP, File) M
With virus aid in sight, Democrats debate filibuster changes
2021-03-08 05:07:05 FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2021, file photo, reporters question Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., as he arrives for votes on President Joe Biden's cabinet nominees, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Joe Biden on the verge of his first big legislative victory, a key moderate Democrat says he's open to changing Senate rules
Myanmar security forces kill 2 anti-coup protesters
2021-03-08 09:28:18 Anti-coup protesters discharge fire extinguishers to counter the impact of the tear gas fired by police during a demonstration in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Monday, March 8, 2021. The escalation of violence in Myanmar as authorities crack down on protests against the Feb. 1 coup is raising pressure for more sanctions against the junta, even as countries struggle over how to best sway
Biden order could change how colleges handle sex misconduct
2021-03-08 10:29:46 President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House, Saturday, March 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to sign an executive order on Monday directing the Department of Education to review policies implemented by Donald Trump's administration, including changes to Title IX regulations that prohibit se

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