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Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million
2021-04-17 08:40:14 FILE - In this April 13, 2021, file photo, the remains of a woman who died from complications related to COVID-19 are placed into a niche by cemetery workers and relatives at the Inahuma cemetery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday, April 17, 2021, amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccinatio
As mask mandates end, Oregon bucks trend with permanent rule
2021-04-17 15:43:21 Residents wearing masks sit in downtown Lake Oswego, Ore., on Sunday, April 11, 2021. Tens of thousands of Oregon residents are angry about a proposal to make permanent an emergency rule that requires masks and social distancing in the state's businesses and schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Opponents worry about government overreach and fear that state officials won'
US West prepares for possible 1st water shortage declaration
2021-04-17 16:25:40 FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, lightning strikes over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam that impounds Colorado River water at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. The Bureau of Reclamation is forecasting first-ever water shortages because of falling levels at Lake Mead and says the reservoir could drop so low that it might not be able to generate electricity a

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Ontario retracts new restrictions that drew the ire of many
2021-04-17 17:26:23 A 47-year-old woman, left, who is intubated and on a ventilator is one of many in the intensive care unit at the Humber River Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP) TORONTO (AP) — Ontario's premier retracted restrictions Saturday that banned playgrounds and allowed police to require anyone not at
No charges, but consequences still possible from Prude death
2021-04-17 20:55:52 Newly released grand jury transcripts shed more light on why police officers who restrained Daniel Prude avoided criminal charges in his death, but the city of Rochester and the officers could still be held accountable. Disciplinary charges are still possible against the officers, lawyers for Prude's estate have filed a civil lawsuit and a federal civil rights action also is p
In Minneapolis, armed patrol group tries to keep the peace
2021-04-17 20:19:26 Protestors gather in front of the Brooklyn Center Police Department, Friday, April 16, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minn. Former Brooklyn Center police Officer Kim Potter was charged with second-degree manslaughter in Sunday's shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop. (Elizabeth Flores /Star Tribune via AP) BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — As protests
Navalny“s doctor: Putin critic “could die at any moment“
2021-04-17 18:11:20 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. A doctor for imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike, said on Saturday April 17, 2021, his health is deteriorating rapidly and the 44-year-old Kremlin critic co
Prosecutor who implied boy was armed when shot put on leave
2021-04-17 18:22:20 This image from Chicago Police Department body cam video shows the moment before Chicago Police officer Eric Stillman fatally shot Adam Toledo, 13, on March 29, 2021, in Chicago. (Chicago Police Department via AP) CHICAGO (AP) — A prosecutor who implied in court that 13-year-old Adam Toledo was holding a gun the instant he was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer was place
AP PHOTOS: Reflections on a royal funeral amid a pandemic
2021-04-17 19:31:12 Pall Bearers carry the coffin of the Duke of Edinburgh into St George's Chapel for his funeral, as members of the royal family including Princess Anne, right, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Prince William and Sir Tim Laurence follow, at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Saturday April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain
Harry, William seen chatting together after royal funeral
2021-04-17 17:35:40 Britain's Prince William, left, and Prince Harry follow the coffin as it slowly makes its way in a ceremonial procession during the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip inside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 17, 2021. (Gareth Fuller/Pool via AP) LONDON (AP) — A year after they last saw one another, Prince William and his brother Prince Harry put their fraught
After child death, US says to stop using Peloton treadmill
2021-04-17 16:27:23 FILE - This Nov. 19, 2019 file photo shows a Peloton logo on the company's stationary bicycle in San Francisco. Safety regulators are warning people with kids and pets to immediately stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and nearly 40 others were injured. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Saturday, April 17, 2021, that it received reports o
As voting fight moves westward, accusations of racism follow
2021-04-17 13:03:29 FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo voters deliver their ballot to a polling station in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona and Texas are both in the final stages of work on contentious pieces of state legislation to tighten voting laws. The GOP has pushed these measures after former President Donald Trump’s false insistence that he only lost the 2020 election because of voter fraud. (AP
Black Americans experiencing collective trauma, grief
2021-04-17 16:11:30 Visitors browse a memorial to George Floyd as a new addition commemorating Daunte Wright is displayed outside Cup Foods, Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minn. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Carlil Pittman knows trauma firsthand. As the co-founder of the Chicago-based youth organization GoodKidsMadCity-Englewood, he grieved the loss of Delmonte Johnson, a young community
On foreign policy decisions, Biden faces drag of pragmatism
2021-04-17 16:38:22 FILE - In this April 15, 2021, file photo President Joe Biden speaks about Russia in the East Room of the White House in Washington. In recent days, Biden has piled new sanctions on Russia, announced he would withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan in less than five months and backed away from a campaign promise to sharply raise refugee admission caps. (AP Photo/Andrew Harni
Scott Rudin will “step back“ after allegations of bullying
2021-04-17 15:34:01 FILE - Scott Rudin arrives at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Jan. 16, 2011. Rudin, one of the most successful and powerful producers, with a heap of Oscars and Tonys to show for it, has long been known for his torturous treatment of an ever-churning parade of assistants. Such behavior has long been engrained — and sometimes even celebrated — in show busine
Iran offers upbeat assessment of progress in nuclear talks
2021-04-17 14:53:24 This satellite photo provided from Planet Labs Inc. shows Iran's Natanz nuclear facility on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Iran began enriching uranium Friday, April 16, 2021, to its highest level ever at Natanz, edging closer to weapons-grade levels to pressure talks in Vienna aimed at restoring its nuclear deal with world powers after an attack on the site. (Planet Labs via AP)
Treatment ban creates uncertainty for trans youth, families
2021-04-17 15:24:50 Andrew Bostad, center, talks with his mother, Brandi Evans and stepdad Jimmy Evans at their home in Bauxite, Ark., on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Andrew is one of hundreds of transgender youth in Arkansas who could have their hormone therapy cut off under a new state law banning gender confirming treatments for minors. Opponents have vowed to challenge the ban in court before it
Divers back in Gulf; search resumes for capsized boat“s crew
2021-04-17 14:55:49 A man who did not want to be identified surveys his company's barge that ran aground during a storm on Tuesday, that also capsized a lift boat, killing one with 12 others still missing in the Gulf of Mexico, in Grand Isle, La., Thursday, April 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Divers returned Saturday to the murky, roiling waters of the Gulf of Mexi
Four Sikhs among victims of Indianapolis mass shooting
2021-04-17 15:09:14 A body is taken from the scene where multiple people were shot at a FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis, Friday, April 16, 2021. A gunman killed several people and wounded others before taking his own life in a late-night attack at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport, police said. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis' tight knit Sikh communit
Italy“s Salvini to stand trial for 2019 migrant standoff
2021-04-17 10:01:06 FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020 file photo, then opposition leader Matteo Salvini speaks at the end of the debate at the Italian Senate on whether to allow him to be prosecuted, as he demands to be, for alleging holding migrants hostage for days aboard coast guard ship Gregoretti instead of letting them immediately disembark in Sicily, while he was interior minister, in Rome. A j
EXPLAINER: How is “reasonableness“ key to Chauvin“s defense?
2021-04-17 14:27:24 In this image from video, Dr. David Fowler, a retired forensic pathologist and former chief medical examiner for the state of Maryland testifies as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides, Wednesday, April 14, 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
Black soldier mistreatment common even before Virginia case
2021-04-17 13:40:40 FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2020, file frame from Windsor, Va., police body camera, Lt. Caron Nazario is helped by an EMT after he was pepper-sprayed by Windsor police during a traffic stop in Windsor. The episode was a grim reminder to many Black Americans that even being in military uniform doesn’t necessarily protect them from mistreatment by police. (Windsor Police via AP, File
Lawyers: DOJ defense in Trump defamation suit is “dangerous“
2021-04-17 12:39:19 FILE - In this March 4, 2020 file photo, E. Jean Carroll talks to reporters outside a courthouse in New York. Lawyers for Carroll, who is suing former President Donald Trump, say the U.S. Justice Department made a “wrong and dangerous” argument in seeking to defend him. E. Jean Carroll's lawyers wrote that in court papers filed late Friday, April 16, 2021 (AP Photo/Seth Wenig,
Cuomo retreats from open news briefings that made him a star
2021-04-17 12:09:16 FILE — In this March 24, 2020 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, speaks while practicing social distancing, during a news conference at the Jacob Javits Center, in New York. Cuomo has lately shied away from coming face to face with reporters as he faces sexual harassment allegations. The Democratic governor gained national attention last spring for televised news
SolarWinds hacking campaign puts Microsoft in hot seat
2021-04-17 11:41:41 FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2021, file photo Brad Smith, president of Microsoft Corporation, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington during a hearing on emerging technologies and their impact on national security. Federal lawmakers are insisting Microsoft swiftly upgrade security to what they say it should have provided in the first place _ and without fleecing taxpayers. (AP Photo/S
Fires, damage at Oakland protest against police brutality
2021-04-17 11:36:21 Demonstrators set fire to the front of the California Bank and Trust building during a protest against police brutality in Oakland, Calif., Friday, April 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Ethan Swope) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A protest that began peacefully in California ended with multiple fires set, several cars damaged and numerous windows shattered. The protest against police brutality in
Seager“s homer in 12th sends Dodgers to 11-6 win over Padres
2021-04-17 07:28:49 Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Dennis Santana, center, has words with San Diego Padres' Jorge Mateo (3) after Mateo was hit by a pitch during the tenth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 16, 2021, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) SAN DIEGO (AP) — Whew! And still 18 more to go. Corey Seager hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer on Tim Hill's first pitch of the 12th i
The Latest: Philip“s coffin in Inner Hall ahead of funeral
2021-04-17 09:23:11 Police inspect the walk ahead of the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021. Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be only 30 mourners for the service, including the widowed queen, her four children and her eight grandchildren. (AP Photo/F
Riot declared after windows smashed in Portland protests
2021-04-16 18:08:38 A Portland Police officer stand by following a police involved shooting of a man at Lents Park, Friday, April 16, 2021, in Portland, Ore. Police fatally shot a man in the city park Friday morning after responding to reports of a person with a gun, authorities said. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian/The Oregonian via AP) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon, declared a r

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