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NASA“s Mars helicopter takes flight, 1st for another planet
2021-04-19 10:59:23 In this image from NASA, NASA's experimental Mars helicopter Ingenuity hovers above the surface of Mars Monday, April 19, 2021. The little 4-pound helicopter rose from the dusty red surface into the thin Martian air Monday, achieving the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. (NASA via AP) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s experimental helicopter Ingenuity rose i
Walter Mondale, Carter“s vice president, dies at 93
2021-04-20 00:52:08 FILE - In an Oct. 30, 2012, file photo, former Vice President Walter Mondale, a former Minnesota senator, gestures while speaking at a Students for Obama rally at the University of Minnesota's McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Mond

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Older Korean-Americans in LA fearful amid anti-Asian attacks
2021-04-20 03:05:07 Hea Kyung Kim, an 81-year-old South Korean immigrant, pauses for photos in her apartment in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. "My children tell me to be careful these days," said Kim. "I have never been a hate crime victim, but it scares me watching the news about it. There is no guarantee it won't happen to me ever." (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Apple signals return of right-wing “free speech“ app Parler
2021-04-19 20:37:35 FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2021, file photo, the website of the social media platform Parler is displayed in Berlin. Apple said it has reached an agreement with the right-wing social app Parler that could lead to its reinstatement in the company's app store. Apple kicked out Parler in January over ties to the deadly Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol. (Christophe Gateau/dpa via AP,
Gaetz, Greene flaunt new paths to power, testing GOP leaders
2021-04-19 20:45:58 FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2021, file photo, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional leaders have always faced rebels in their ranks. But Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene are presenting top House Republicans with a test of how to handle a new breed of Trump-era, social media-savvy firebrands. (AP P
EXPLAINER: What are charges against Chauvin in Floyd death?
2021-04-19 18:00:34 In this image from video, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin listens as his defense attorney Eric Nelson gives closing arguments as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill preside Monday, April 19, 2021, in the trial of Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd. (Court TV via AP, Pool) MINNEAP
Coast Guard: Search for missing crew to be suspended
2021-04-19 17:06:05 The capsized lift boat Seacor Power is seen seven miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, April 18, 2021. The vessel capsized during a storm on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) CUT OFF, La. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said it will suspend the search for crew members who disappeared when a lift boat capsized off Louisiana last week at sunset Monday, and
Supreme Court likely to bar some “green card“ applicants
2021-04-19 20:36:06 FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2019, file photo, a view of the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court appears ready to prevent thousands of people living in the U.S. for humanitarian reasons from applying to become permanent residents. The justices seemed favorable to arguments made by the Biden administration on April 19, 2021, that federal immigration law prohibits people w
Feds weighing how to respond after verdict in Chauvin trial
2021-04-19 19:58:01 President Joe Biden meets with members of congress to discuss his jobs plan in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is privately weighing how to handle the upcoming verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, including considering whether Presid
Medical ruling: Capitol cop Sicknick died of natural causes
2021-04-19 20:42:40 FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2021, file photo, a U.S. Capitol Police officer holds a program during a ceremony memorializing U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, as an urn with his cremated remains lies in honor on a black-draped table at the center of the Capitol Rotunda in Washington. The D.C. medical examiner’s office says Sicknick, who was injured during the Jan. 6 insurr
Leaders of Proud Boys ordered jailed on Capitol riot charges
2021-04-19 18:43:01 FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Proud Boys members Joseph Biggs, left, and Ethan Nordean, right with megaphone, walk toward the U.S. Capitol in Washington. A federal judge has ordered Biggs and Nordean, two leaders of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group, to be arrested and jailed while awaiting trial on charges they planned and coordinated an attack on the U.S. C
New York AG authorized to probe Cuomo“s use of aides on book
2021-04-19 19:34:08 Gov. Andrew Cuomo takes off his face mask before a news conference in New York on Monday, April 19, 2021. New York’s comptroller has asked the state attorney general’s office to launch a criminal investigation into whether the governor used state resources to write and promote his book on leadership in the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shannon Stapleton/Pool via AP) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) —
EU warns “spark“ could set of escalation at Ukraine borders
2021-04-19 08:56:13 European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks as he attends a meeting of EU foreign ministers to discuss the situation in Ukraine, at the European Council building in Brussels, Monday, April 19, 2021. European Union foreign ministers on Monday assessed the bloc's strategy towards Russia in the wake of the military buildup on Ukraine's borders and amid the weakening
Stocks pull back from record highs in afternoon trading
2021-04-19 07:37:26 FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, a sign for Wall Street is carved in the side of a building. Stocks are easing lower in early trading on Wall Street, pulling major indexes slightly below the record highs they reached last week. The S&P 500 was down 0.2% in the early going Monday, April 19, 2021, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.4%. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, Fi
Swedish teen Thunberg joins fight against vaccine inequity
2021-04-19 18:05:43 A health worker administers a dose of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine against the new coronavirus to a patient at Szent Gyorgy Training Hospital in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, Monday, April 19, 2021. (Tamas Vasvari/MTI via AP) GENEVA (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has urged governments, vaccine developers and the world to “step up their game” to fight vaccine inequity aft
Leaders of Proud Boys ordered jailed on Capitol riot charges
2021-04-19 18:43:01 FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Proud Boys members Joseph Biggs, left, and Ethan Nordean, right with megaphone, walk toward the U.S. Capitol in Washington. A federal judge has ordered Biggs and Nordean, two leaders of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group, to be arrested and jailed while awaiting trial on charges they planned and coordinated an attack on the U.S. C
2 views of Floyd onlookers: Desperate to help, or angry mob?
2021-04-19 15:20:22 FILE - This May 25, 2020, file image from a police body camera shows bystanders including Alyssa Funari, left filming, Charles McMillan, center left in light colored shorts, Christopher Martin center in gray, Donald Williams, center in black, Genevieve Hansen, fourth from right filming, Darnella Frazier, third from right filming, as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chau
US sends team to probe fatal Tesla crash with no driver
2021-04-19 15:48:56 FILE - This Feb. 9, 2019, file photo shows a sign bearing the company logo outside a Tesla store in Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. Federal safety regulators have sent a team to investigate the fatal crash of a Tesla electric car near Houston in which local authorities say no one was behind the wheel.T he National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday, April 19, 2021,
GOP targets ballot drop boxes in Georgia, Florida, elsewhere
2021-04-19 15:57:45 FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, file photo, an election worker stamps a vote-by-mail ballot dropped off by a voter before placing it in an official ballot drop box before at the Miami-Dade County Board of Elections in Doral, Fla. Ballot drop boxes were enormously popular during the 2020 election, with few problems reported. Yet they have drawn the attention of Republican
A jab on the job: Companies, unions offer COVID-19 vaccines
2021-04-19 16:22:32 Registered nurse Rocio Ortiz administers a vaccine shot at a vaccination event for workers at an Amazon Fulfillment Center, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in North Las Vegas, Nev. A growing number of companies and labor unions are directly securing coronavirus vaccines for their workers. Amazon and some other large companies have hosted on-site inoculations, while smaller operatio
Prosecutor: FedEx shooter didn“t have “red flag“ hearing
2021-04-19 15:50:54 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) — A former FedEx employee who shot and k
EU estimates 150,000 Russian troops near Ukraine“s borders
2021-04-19 08:56:13 European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks as he attends a meeting of EU foreign ministers to discuss the situation in Ukraine, at the European Council building in Brussels, Monday, April 19, 2021. European Union foreign ministers on Monday assessed the bloc's strategy towards Russia in the wake of the military buildup on Ukraine's borders and amid the weakening
“Downton Abbey“ cast returns for sequel opening in December
2021-04-19 13:59:06 This image released by Focus Features shows Elizabeth McGovern, left, as Lady Grantham and Hugh Bonneville, as Lord Grantham, in "Downton Abbey". The original principal cast of “Downton Abbey” are returning for a second film that will arrive in theaters December 22 this year, Focus Features announced Monday. “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes has written the screenplay, a
UEFA could ban Super League players from Euro 2020, WCup
2021-04-19 06:53:11 The Official UEFA Champions League match balls are on display ahead of the Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Jon Super) MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Players at the 12 clubs setting up their own Super League could be banned from this year’s Europ
Myanmar junta cracks down on celebrations of new shadow govt
2021-04-19 13:51:39 Anti-coup protesters shout slogan with a banner reading ''Carry on revolution! We do not accept as the military slave,'' in Kamayut township of Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, April 19, 2021. Anti-coup protesters kept public demonstrations going despite the threat of lethal violence from security forces. (AP Photo) YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Security forces in Myanmar used violence on Mo
Billions spent on coronavirus fight, but what happens next?
2021-04-19 14:00:34 Dr. Mysheika W. Roberts, the health commissioner for Columbus Public Health, poses for a portrait in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Public health officials who have juggled bare-bones budgets for years are happy to have the additional money prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet they worry it will soon dry up as the pandemic recedes, continuing a boom-bust fundi
Biden pressed on emissions goal as climate summit nears
2021-04-19 04:24:06 FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2021, file photo President Joe Biden delivers remarks on climate change and green jobs, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. When Biden convenes a virtual climate summit on Thursday, he faces a vexing task: how to put forward a nonbinding but symbolic goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that will have a tangible impact not only
Officials: Hunger-striking Navalny to go to prison hospital
2021-04-19 09:21:28 FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2021, file photo, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands in a cage in the Babuskinsky District Court in Moscow, Russia. Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike, will be admitted to a hospital in another prison, the Russian state penitentiary service said Monday, April 19, after the politician's doctor said he could be near death. (
Bitter experience helps French ICUs crest latest virus wave
2021-04-19 06:47:04 A nurse tends to a patient affected by the COVID-19 virus in the ICU unit at the Charles Nicolle public hospital, Thursday, April 15, 2021 in Rouen, France. A renewed crush of COVID-19 cases is again forcing intensive care units across France to grapple with the macabre mathematics of how to make space for thousands of critically ill patients (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) ROUEN, F
India“s capital to lock down amid devastating virus surge
2021-04-19 08:02:34 People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus line up without any physical distancing to get tested for COVID-19 at a government hospital in Jammu, India, Monday, April 19, 2021. India now has reported more than 15 million coronavirus infections, a total second only to the United States. (AP Photo/Channi Anand) NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi imposed a weeklong
Luke Bryan wins top ACM Award, but female acts own the night
2021-04-18 07:00:08 This combination photo shows Mickey Guyton, from left, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Carrie Underwood performing at the 56th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. The awards show aired on April 18 with both live and prerecorded segments. Underwood brought the Academy of Country Music Awards to church. Morris won two honors, including song of the year,
Rwanda report blames France for “enabling“ the 1994 genocide
2021-04-19 11:05:04 FILE - In this Friday, April 5, 2019 file photo, family photographs of some of those who died hang on display in an exhibition at the Kigali Genocide Memorial centre in the capital Kigali, Rwanda. A report commissioned by the Rwandan government due to be made public on Monday, April 19, 2021 concludes that the French government bears "significant" responsibility for "enabling
NASA“s Mars helicopter takes flight, 1st for another planet
2021-04-19 10:59:23 In this image from NASA, NASA's experimental Mars helicopter Ingenuity hovers above the surface of Mars Monday, April 19, 2021. The little 4-pound helicopter rose from the dusty red surface into the thin Martian air Monday, achieving the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. (NASA via AP) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s experimental Mars helicopter rose from t

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