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Biden praying for “right verdict“ in Chauvin trial
President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he is “praying the verdict is the right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin and that he believed the case to b
“No place for you“: Indian hospitals buckle amid virus surge
FILE In this April 19, 2021 file photo, a relative of a person who died of COVID-19 reacts during cremation, in New Delhi, India. India's health system is collapsing under the worst surge in coronavirus infections that it has seen so far. Medical oxygen is scarce. Intensive care units are full. Nearly all ventilators are in use, and the dead are piling up at crematoriums and graveyards. Such trag

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US takes steps to protect electric system from cyberattacks
FILE - This Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 file photo shows power lines in Houston. The Biden administration is taking steps to protect the country’s electric system from cyberattacks through a new 100-day initiative combining federal government agencies and private industry. The initiative was announced Tuesday by the Energy Department. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administrat
Arizona third-grader holds food drives to help in pandemic
Dylan Pfeifer sits on the corner of his neighborhood cul da sac in Chandler, Ariz., Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Pfeifer received 555 cans and boxes and about $500 in monetary donations. (Erin Pfeifer via AP) CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Neighbors walked by during their morning stroll, passing families waved from their bikes and drivers slowed down long enough to read the hand-drawn sign — “Dylan's Food Dri
Oscar predictions: Can anything beat “Nomadland“?
This combination photo shows poster art for best picture Oscar nominees, top row from left, "The Father," "Judas and the Black Messiah," "Mank," "Minari," bottom row from left, "Nomadland," "Promising Young Woman," Sound of Metal," and The Trial of the Chicago 7." (Sony Pictures Classics/Warner Bros. Pictures, Netflix, A24, Searchlight Pictures, Focus Features, Amazon Studios, Netflix via AP) Ahe
Navalny“s doctors prevented from seeing him at prison clinic
FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2021, file photo taken from footage provided by the Babuskinsky District Court, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gestures during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia. Several doctors were prevented Tuesday, April 20, from seeing Navalny in a prison hospital after his three-week hunger strike, and prosecutors also detailed a sweeping, new case against his organization.
Police: 1 killed, 2 wounded in shooting at NY grocery store
This aerial photo provided by WABC shows police responding to the scene of a shooting at a Stop & Shop supermarket in West Hempstead, N.Y., on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said in a tweet Tuesday there had been shooting at the Long Island supermarket and that the suspect has not been apprehended. (WABC via AP) WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A gunman shot three worker
AP source: Chelsea preparing to ask out of Super League
Chelsea fans protest against Chelsea's decision to be included amongst the clubs attempting to form a new European Super League before the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Brighton and Hove Albion outside Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool) LONDON (AP) — Chelsea was preparing to dramatically abandon its plan to join a
EXPLAINER: Conviction on lesser murder count might not stick
FILE - In this April 19, 2021, file image from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, accompanied by defendant, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, speaks to the judge at the Hennepin County courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Prosecutors fought hard to add a third-degree murder charge against Chauvin, but a conviction on that charge alone could set up a problematic scenario for the
Biden praying for “the right verdict“ in Chauvin trial
President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Washington. Biden said Tuesday that he is "praying the verdict is the right verdict" in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Dereck Chauvin. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday he was “prayi
EXPLAINER: Conviction on lesser murder count might not stick
FILE - In this April 19, 2021, file image from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, accompanied by defendant, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, speaks to the judge at the Hennepin County courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Prosecutors fought hard to add a third-degree murder charge against Chauvin, but a conviction on that charge alone could set up a problematic scenario for the
Climate change creates migrants. Biden considers protections
FILE - This March 30, 2004, file photo, shows Tarawa atoll, Kiribati. Ioane Teitiota and his wife fought for years to be allowed to stay in New Zealand as refugees, arguing that rising sea levels caused by global warming threaten the very existence of their tiny Pacific nation of Kiribati, one of the lowest lying countries on Earth. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File) SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ioane Teitiota a
First woman ever applies to run for president of Syria
FILE - In this April 13, 2016 file photo, a Syrian election official waits for voters at a polling station with posters of President Bashar Assad during the parliamentary election in Damascus, Syria. On Sunday, April 18, 2021, Syria’s parliament speaker announced that presidential elections in the war-ravaged country will be held May 26. The election is widely expected to give Assad a fourth seve
In Minneapolis, a fortified city awaits Chauvin verdict
National Guard members are seen through fencing and wire near the Minneapolis Police 3rd Precinct in Minneapolis on Monday, April 19, 2021, after the murder trial against former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin advanced to jury deliberations. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just outside the entrance to Smile Orthodontics, in a Minneapolis neighborhood of craft breweries and tre
Police: 1 killed, 2 wounded in shooting at NY grocery store
This aerial photo provided by WABC shows police responding to the scene of a shooting at a Stop & Shop supermarket in West Hempstead, N.Y., on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said in a tweet Tuesday there had been shooting at the Long Island supermarket and that the suspect has not been apprehended. (WABC via AP) WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — One person was killed and
First woman ever applies to run for president of Syria
FILE - In this April 13, 2016 file photo, a Syrian election official waits for voters at a polling station with posters of President Bashar Assad during the parliamentary election in Damascus, Syria. On Sunday, April 18, 2021, Syria’s parliament speaker announced that presidential elections in the war-ravaged country will be held May 26. The election is widely expected to give Assad a fourth seve
EU regulator finds link between J&J shot and blood clots
FILE - In this April 13, 2021, file photo, a box of Johnson & Johnson vaccines are shown by pharmacist Zsolt Szenasi at a warehouse of Hungaropharma, a Hungarian pharmaceutical wholesale company, in Budapest, Hungary. Experts at the European Medicines Agency are preparing to present the conclusions of their investigation later on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, into possible links between the Johnson &
UEFA president urges Super League owners to reverse decision
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin speaks during the 45th UEFA Congress in Montreux, Switzerland, Tuesday April 20, 2021. Ceferin has directly appealed to the owners of English clubs in the Super League project to change their minds out of respect for soccer fans. Ceferin both cajoled and criticized the six-club English group made up of American billionaires, Arab royalty and a Russian oligarch. (
Queen enters “twilight“ of reign after farewell to Philip
FILE - In this Monday, March 12, 2018 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves after attending the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London. Now that the Royal Family has said farewell to Prince Philip, attention will turn to Queen Elizabeth II’s 95th birthday on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 and, in coming months, the celebrations marking her 70 years on the throne. This combinatio
In death, long after loss, Mondale“s liberal legacy stands
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 1984, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale and his running mate, Geraldine Ferraro, wave as they leave an afternoon rally in Portland, Ore. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday, April 19, 2021. He was 93. (AP Photo/Jack Smith,
Military says that Chad“s president killed on battlefield
FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008 file photo, Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno addresses a news conference at the Presidential Palace in N'Djamena, Chad. Deby, who ruled the central African nation for more than three decades, was killed on the battlefield Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in a fight against rebels, the military announced on national television and radio. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File
Rapper Black Rob, known for hit ‘Whoa!,“ dead at 52
FILE - Black Rob performs at the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam on June 7, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. The rapper, known for his hit "Whoa!" and key contributions to Diddy's Bad Boy Records in the 1990s and early 2000s, has died. He was 52. Black Rob died Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Atlanta, according to longtime friend and former labelmate Mark Curry. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK
Out of sight but center stage, jurors weigh Chauvin“s fate
During a break in closing arguments in the murder trial of a former Minneapolis police officer accused of excessive force and killing George Floyd, Floyd's family members and attorneys reacted with pleas for justice. (Apirl 19) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jurors who sat quietly off-camera through three weeks of draining testimony in Derek Chauvin's murder trial in George Floyd's death moved into the s
Cape Town wildfire: About 90% of blaze now contained
A South African military helicopter drops water on the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. A massive fire spreading on the slopes of the city's famed Table Mountain is kept under control as firemen and helicopters take advantage of the low winds to contain the blaze. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay) CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Fire crews worked for a third day to
Military: Chadian president killed after 30 years in power
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno, who ruled the central African nation for more than three decades, was killed Tuesday on the battlefield in a fight against rebels, the country's top military commander announced on national television and radio. The stunning announcement came just hours after electoral officials had declared Deby the winner of the April 11 presidential el
“No place for you“: Indian hospitals buckle amid virus surge
FILE In this April 19, 2021 file photo, a relative of a person who died of COVID-19 reacts during cremation, in New Delhi, India. India's health system is collapsing under the worst surge in coronavirus infections that it has seen so far. Medical oxygen is scarce. Intensive care units are full. Nearly all ventilators are in use, and the dead are piling up at crematoriums and graveyards. Such trag
Hosmer delivers late for Padres in 5-2 win over Dodgers
San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr, top left, celebrates with teammates after they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game Sunday, April 18, 2021, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) SAN DIEGO (AP) — Round 1 is in the books, and the heavyweight Padres and Dodgers didn't disappoint. “I think it was no secret that the whole baseball world was locked into this series," San Di
Canucks top Leafs 3-2 in OT in return from COVID layoff
Vancouver Canucks' J.T. Miller (9), goalie Braden Holtby (49) and Brock Boeser (6) celebrate with teammates after the winning goal during overtime of an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, April 18, 2021. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks returned to the ice after a COVID-19 outbreak
Police: Stalker arrested at Taylor Swift“s New York building
FILE - This Nov. 24, 2019 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Police say a stalker who claims Swift is communicating with him on social media was arrested on a trespassing charge after trying to break into the singer’s Manhattan apartment. A police spokesperson says 52-year-old Hanks Johnson was arrested at 8:30 p.m. Saturday after a 911 caller reported he w
Review: An odd surrogate friendship in ‘Together Together’
This image released by Bleecker Street shows Ed Helms, left, and Patti Harrison in a scene from "Together Together." (Tiffany Roohani/Bleecker Street via AP) The new film “ Together Together ” has a great premise: A single, straight man wants to be a father and decides to hire a surrogate to help. It’s fertile territory that has been fairly unexplored in popular art and brings with it a host of b
Alex Smith retires after comeback from gruesome leg injury
FILE - Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith (11) is shown in action against the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFL football game in Philadelphia, in this Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, file photo. Smith announced his retirement Monday, April 19, 2021, on Instagram, saying he still has plenty of snaps left him just shy of his 37th birthday but is calling it quits to enjoy time with his family. (A
Rapper Black Rob, known for hit ‘Whoa!,“ dead at 52
FILE - Black Rob performs at the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam on June 7, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. The rapper, known for his hit "Whoa!" and key contributions to Diddy's Bad Boy Records in the 1990s and early 2000s, has died. He was 52. Black Rob died Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Atlanta, according to longtime friend and former labelmate Mark Curry. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK
Curry hits 10 3s, scores 49 in Warriors“ win in Philly
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, goes up for a shot past Philadelphia 76ers' Seth Curry during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 19, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stephen Curry stripped off his No. 30 jersey and handed stuffed duffle bags full of memorabilia to a Delaware state trooper who stopped in full uniform to shoot hoops
Search for survivors of capsized lift boat ends
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 search for survivors from a capsized lift boat in the Gulf of Mexico has closed and attention now turns to comforting the loved ones of the five known dead and eight missing
Byron Bay locals protest planned Netflix reality series
In this image made from video, surfers form a cancel symbol in the water of Byron Bay, Australia, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Around 100 surfers paddled to sea to form a cancel symbol in the hope that Netflix will can the series about social media influencers. Angry Byron Bay locals are protesting the filming of a reality television series that some fear will damage the reputation of their trendy Au

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