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Ancient coins may solve mystery of murderous 1600s pirate
2021-04-01 05:11:05 Amateur historian Jim Bailey uses a metal detector to scan for Colonial-era artifacts in a field, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Warwick, R.I. In 2014, Bailey, who holds a degree in anthropology from the University of Rhode Island, found a 17th-century Arabian silver coin at a farm in Middletown, R.I., that he contends was plundered in 1695 by English pirate Henry Every from Mus
Where every kid needs lunch, school fights to feed them all
2021-04-01 14:08:26 Jefferson County School District Department of Food Services staff member Raquel Mims-Cole, center, hands out several days of bagged lunches to a parent for his children on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in Fayette, Miss. As one of the nation's most food insecure counties, free breakfast and lunches are provided to students at school and those at home "virtually learning." The meals
US hunger crisis persists, especially for kids, older adults
2021-04-01 14:03:59 Rita Scanlon, 92, eats lunch delivered to her by Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island as she listens to Gov. Gina Raimondo's press conference urging residents to stay home for Thanksgiving amidst an increase in COVID hospitalizations, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Central Falls, R.I. As more at-risk seniors find themselves unable to leave their homes during the pandemic, Meals on Wh

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A ghostly set of images, and a glimpse of border danger
2021-04-01 22:54:12 Video released Wednesday by U.S. officials shows two Ecuadoran children being dropped by smugglers over a 14-foot-high barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border. The two were checked for injuries and are now in the care of U.S. authorities. (March 31) PHOENIX (AP) — A border wall. Smugglers. Small children being dropped into America in the darkness. A grainy video released Wednesda
EXPLAINER: How Floyd“s “spark of life“ played out at trial
2021-04-01 21:28:34 In this image from video, witness Courteney Ross answers questions as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides Thursday, April 1, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd. (Court TV via AP, Pool) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors try
With King Kong, a little swagger returns to the box office
2021-04-01 19:09:08 This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows a scene from "Godzilla vs. Kong." (Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Once again, mayhem and mass destruction is back at the box office. It’s almost like old times. “Godzilla vs. Kong,” one of the few tentpoles to dare release during COVID times, is poised this weekend to set a new high in ticket sales dur
Daughter: Bystander disrupted attack on Asian American woman
2021-04-01 22:17:20 This image taken from surveillance video provided by the New York City Police Department shows a person of interest, background center, assaulting an Asian American woman, on ground, Monday, March 29, 2021, in New York. The 65-year-old woman was walking in midtown Manhattan a few blocks from Times Square on Monday afternoon when a man approached her and kicked her in the stoma
Amid glow open day, cloud looms over MLB All-Star Game
2021-04-01 20:21:53 FILE - Cardboard cutouts of fans in the otherwise empty seats face the field during the sixth inning of a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Rays in Atlanta, in this Thursday, July 30, 2020, file photo. Georgia’s new voting law _ which critics claim severely limits access to the ballot box, especially for people of color _ has prompted calls from as high as
EXPLAINER: Witnesses relive trauma, guilt over Floyd“s death
2021-04-01 20:22:05 In this image from video, witness Charles McMillian becomes emotional as he answers questions as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd. (Court TV via AP, Pool) The f
US draws close to 100M vaccinations as baseball resumes
2021-04-01 19:47:59 Spectators wait on a security line outside Yankee Stadium before an opening day baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Thursday, April 1, 2021, in the Bronx borough of New York. Fans are back at the ballpark in limited numbers after they were shut out completely during the regular season last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.(AP Photo/John Minchillo) The U.S. moved clos
The Latest: Virus postpones Mets-Nats opener
2021-04-01 15:31:13 FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2020, file photo, Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo looks on during the seventh inning in the continuation of a suspended baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Nationals in Baltimore. On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, Rizzo said a player for the team has tested positive for COVID-19. Rizzo said that four teammates and a staff mem
Biden“s “Jobs Cabinet“ to sell infrastructure as GOP resists
2021-04-01 19:59:05 President Joe Biden speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 1, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden set about convincing America it needs his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan on Thursday, deputizing a five-member “jobs Cabinet” to help in the effort. But the enormity of his task was clear
EXPLAINER: Starving for more chips in a tech-hungry world
2021-04-01 18:43:28 In this aerial photo, mid-sized pickup trucks and full-size vans are seen in a parking lot outside a General Motors assembly plant where they are produced Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Wentzville, Mo. As the U.S. economy awakens from its pandemic-induced slumber, a vital cog is in short supply: the computer chips that power our cars and other vehicles, and a vast number of oth
Justice Department working with tribes on missing persons
2021-04-01 17:30:45 In this image from video, Ernie Weyand, the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Person coordinator for the Justice Department in Montana, speaks at virtual news conference Thursday, April 1, 2021, announcing a development in the initiative. The Justice Department has finalized its first plan to help address the problem of missing and murdered Native people on one of the largest re
Justices uphold FCC“s easing of local media ownership limits
2021-04-01 15:06:18 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) — The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously upheld federal regulators' decision to ease ownership limits on local media, rejecting a claim that the change would hurt minority and female ownership. The court said the Federal Communicat
Hulu to produce, release “1619 Project“ documentary series
2021-04-01 18:00:39 NEW YORK (AP) — Hulu will produce a documentary series based on “ The 1619 Project,” stories in The New York Times that examined the legacy of slavery in America dating from the arrival of the first slave ship from Africa. Roger Ross Williams, an Academy Award-winning director for his film “Music by Prudence,” will oversee and produce the series, it was announced Thursday. The
OPEC and allies agree to gradually boost crude oil output
2021-04-01 17:39:18 The morning sun rises behind oil rigs sitting in storage Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 at a yard outside of Odessa, Texas. The OPEC oil cartel and allied countries said Thursday, April 1, 2021 that they have decided to add gradually add back some 2 million barrels per barrel per day of oil production from May to July, moving cautiously in pace with the recovery of the global economy
Biden holds first Cabinet meeting amid infrastructure push
2021-04-01 04:12:41 Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin listen as President Joe Biden speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 1, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden used his first Cabinet meeting to promote his new infrastructure plan, but the gathering had a very d
Former California cop leads GOP dream of Newsom recall
2021-04-01 15:41:37 Orrin Heatlie, the main organizer for the Recall of California Gov. Newsom campaign, poses with a banner before recording a radio program at the KABC radio station studio in Culver City, Calif., Saturday, March 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — Orrin Heatlie was recovering from a back procedure and browsing social media in 2019 when he found a video
WHO: Europe“s vaccination program is “unacceptably slow“
2021-04-01 14:56:09 Vials of COVID-19 vaccines produced by Chinese Sinopharm in the office of general practitioner Gyorgy Teleki in Taplanszentkereszt, Hungary, Thursday, April 1, 2021, as the national vaccination campaign against the new coronavirus continues in the country. (Istvan Filep/MTI via AP) LONDON (AP) — European nations' immunization campaigns against COVID-19 are “unacceptably slow”
Brutal NYC attack renews Asian American volunteers“ efforts
2021-04-01 05:03:58 Teresa Ting stands for a portrait, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York. The vicious assault of a 65-year-old woman while walking to church this week near New York City’s Times Square has heightened already palpable levels of outrage over anti-Asian attacks that started with the pandemic. Ting, a 29-year-old Chinese American
Biden launches community corps to boost COVID vaccinations
2021-04-01 10:00:04 Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a virtual meeting with community leaders to discuss COVID-19 public education efforts in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus, Thursday, April 1, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to overcome vaccine hesitancy , the Biden administration o
Migrants freed without court notice — sometimes no paperwork
2021-04-01 05:05:30 Every night, the recently-opened shelter at Our Lady of Guadalupe church in Mission, Texas fills up with nearly a hundred migrants who have been allowed to remain in the United States as they apply for asylum refugee status. (March 29) MISSION, Texas (AP) — Overwhelmed and underprepared, U.S. authorities are releasing migrant families on the Mexican border without notices to a
Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams retiring after 33-year run
2021-04-01 14:38:41 FILE - North Carolina head coach Roy Williams celebrates after his team's 89-72 victory over Michigan State in the championship game at the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in Detroit, in this Tuesday, April 7, 2009, file photo. North Carolina announced Thursday, April 1, 2021, that Hall of Fame basketball coach Roy Williams is retiring after a 33-year caree
Oklahoma town eases pandemic, one restaurant meal at a time
2021-04-01 14:14:54 In this Feb. 5, 2021, photo provided by Zack's Cafe, receipts for pre-paid meals hang on the wall inside Zack's Cafe in Miami, Okla. Customers pay for them so that people in need, many of them struggling financially due to the coronavirus pandemic, can get a meal, judgment-free and no questions asked. (Zack's Cafe via AP) NEW YORK (AP) — In Miami, Oklahoma, restaurants and the
George Floyd“s girlfriend recalls the first time they met
2021-04-01 03:46:26 Witnesses testified Tuesday in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Most witnesses said that they grew increasingly angry as they begged Chauvin to take his knee off George Floyd’s neck. (March 30) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd's girlfriend cried on the witness stand Thursday as she told the story of how they first met in 2017 at a Salvation Army she
Black adviser quits UK government in wake of racism report
2021-04-01 11:09:39 FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, June 6, 2020, demonstrators gather outside Downing Street during a Black Lives Matter march in London. A government inquiry, by a panel of experts, has concluded Wednesday March 31, 2021, that there is racism in Britain, but it’s not a systematically racist country that is “rigged” against non-white people, though many ethnic-minority
Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams retiring after 33-year run
2021-04-01 14:38:41 FILE - North Carolina head coach Roy Williams celebrates after his team's 89-72 victory over Michigan State in the championship game at the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in Detroit, in this Tuesday, April 7, 2009, file photo. North Carolina announced Thursday, April 1, 2021, that Hall of Fame basketball coach Roy Williams is retiring after a 33-year caree
Justices uphold FCC“s easing of local media ownership limits
2021-04-01 15:06:18 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) — The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously upheld federal regulators' decision to ease ownership limits on local media, rejecting a claim that the change would hurt minority and female ownership. The court said the Federal Communicat
WHO: Europe“s vaccination program is “unacceptably slow“
2021-04-01 14:56:09 Vials of COVID-19 vaccines produced by Chinese Sinopharm in the office of general practitioner Gyorgy Teleki in Taplanszentkereszt, Hungary, Thursday, April 1, 2021, as the national vaccination campaign against the new coronavirus continues in the country. (Istvan Filep/MTI via AP) LONDON (AP) — European nations' immunization campaigns against COVID-19 are “unacceptably slow”
Japan puts Osaka, 2 other areas under virus semi-emergency
2021-04-01 04:00:29 People wear face masks as they make their way in Osaka, western Japan Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Japan is set to designate Osaka and two other prefectures for new virus control steps Thursday as infections in those areas rise less than four months before the Tokyo Olympics. (Kyodo News via AP) TOKYO (AP) — Japan designated Osaka and two other areas for new virus control steps
Oklahoma town eases pandemic, one restaurant meal at a time
2021-04-01 14:14:54 In this Feb. 5, 2021, photo provided by Zack's Cafe, receipts for pre-paid meals hang on the wall inside Zack's Cafe in Miami, Okla. Customers pay for them so that people in need, many of them struggling financially due to the coronavirus pandemic, can get a meal, judgment-free and no questions asked. (Zack's Cafe via AP) NEW YORK (AP) — In Miami, Oklahoma, restaurants and the
In AP survey, ADs raise worries about women“s college sports
2021-04-01 12:15:19 FILE - Stanford players, top, and a Utah Valley player warm up before their college basketball game in the first round of the women's NCAA tournament at the Alamodome in San Antonio, in this Sunday, March 21, 2021, file photo. Arena branding was among the differences people noticed between the NCAA's two biggest events, the women's and men's basketball tournaments. (AP Photo/C
Child among 4 dead in shooting at California office building
2021-04-01 03:15:37 A police officer surveys the scene after a shooting at an office building in Orange, Calif., Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The shooting killed several people, including a child, and injured another person before police shot and wounded the suspect, police said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A child was among four people killed Wednesday in a shooting at a Southern Cal
Medics despair as France’s ‘third way’ virus strategy flails
2021-04-01 07:12:13 Medical workers tend to a patient affected with the COVID-19 in the Amiens Picardie hospital Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Amiens, 160 km (100 miles) north of Paris. France is now facing a deadly new surge of the virus that is overwhelming many hospitals, as critics accuse the government of ignoring warning signs and favoring political concerns over public health. (AP Photo/Franc
Company at heart of J&J vaccine woes has series of citations
2021-04-01 04:05:58 FILE - In this March 25, 2021 file photo, a box of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is shown in a refrigerator at a clinic in Washington state. A batch of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine failed quality standards and can’t be used, the drug giant said late Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The drugmaker didn’t say how many doses were lost, and it wasn’t clear how the proble

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