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US officials: Anxiety drove vaccine reactions in 5 states
FILE - In this Monday, April 26, 2021 file phto, a nursing student administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at UNLV in Las Vegas. On Friday, April 30, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that it was anxiety — and not a problem with the coronavirus vaccine — that caused apparent reactions in dozens of people vaccinated earlier this month at clinics acr
US to restrict travel from India over COVID starting Tuesday
White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will restrict travel from India starting on May 4, the White House said Friday, citing a devastating rise in COVID-19 cases in the country and the emergence of potentially dangerous variants of the coronavirus. White Hous


Texas voters head back to polls after congressman“s death
Volunteer Al Green looks at his phone as he takes a break from holding a sign supporting his candidate in a local election outside an early voting location Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Mansfield, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The widow of a Texas congressman who died after contracting COVID-19 carried Donald Trump's endorsement into a special election Saturday, while Democrats an
FedEx shooting victims to be remembered at big ceremony
Members of the Sikh Coalition gather at the Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Saturday, April 17, 2021 to formulate the groups response to the shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis that claimed the lives of four members of the Sikh community. A gunman killed eight people and wounded several others before taking his own life in a late-night attack at a FedEx facility near the In
Trump“s doctor“s comments on symptoms, care spark confusion
Dr. Sean Conley, physician to President Donald Trump, and other doctors, arrive to brief reporters at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. Trump was admitted to the hospital after contracting the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) For the second day in a row, the Navy commander in charge of President Donald Trump’s care left the world wonderin
Suicide truck bomber hits Afghan guest house, killing 21
Afghan security police stand guard in front of the hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, April 30, 2021. A powerful suicide truck bombing struck a guest house in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 14 people and wounding as many as 90, the Interior Ministry said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll in a powerful suicide truck bombing that struck a guest ho
Eli Broad, billionaire entrepreneur who reshaped LA, dies
In this Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, file photo, Billionaire Eli Broad attends the unveiling of the Broad Art Foundation contemporary art museum designs in Los Angeles. Eli Broad, the billionaire philanthropist, contemporary art collector and entrepreneur who co-founded homebuilding pioneer Kaufman and Broad Inc. and launched financial services giant SunAmerica Inc., died Friday, April 30, 2021 in Los
Hospital fire kills 15 COVID-19 patients in western India
A relative of a person who died of COVID-19 mourns at a crematorium in Jammu, in Jammu, India, Friday, April 30, 2021. Indian scientists appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to publicly release virus data that would allow them to save lives as coronavirus cases climbed again Friday, prompting the army to open its hospitals in a desperate bid to control a massive humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo
Venezuela gives US oilmen house arrest in gesture to Biden
MIAMI (AP) — Six American oil executives jailed in Venezuela more than three years ago on corruption charges were granted house arrest on Friday in a gesture of goodwill toward the Biden administration as it reviews its policy toward the politically turbulent South American country. The partial release of the six employees of Houston-based Citgo was confirmed to The Associated Press by lawyers an
3 officers resign in rough arrest of woman with dementia
Three Colorado police officers involved in the arrest of a 73-year-old woman with dementia who was shown being pushed to the ground and handcuffed on body camera footage have resigned, police said Friday. (April 30) DENVER (AP) — Three Colorado police officers involved in the arrest of a 73-year-old woman with dementia who was shown being pushed to the ground and handcuffed on body camera footage
Mars helicopter aces 4th flight, gets extra month of flying
This Thursday, April 29, 2021 image from video made available by NASA shows the Mars Ingenuity helicopter on the surface of the planet. The 4-pound aircraft was supposed to lift off Thursday on its longest, fastest flight yet. But the chopper remained on the ground. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS via AP) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s little Mars helicopter has gotten a reprieve. Instead of wrapp
Manchin pans DC statehood bill in another break with Dems
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, arrives to hold a confirmation hearing for Tommy Beaudreau of Alaska, to be deputy secretary of the Department of the Interior, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, April 29, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — A long-shot bid to pass legislation that would make the District of Columbia th
With Idaho case, AP counts 109 statehouse #MeToo allegations
FILE - In this April 28, 2021 file photo, State Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger, R-Lewiston, listens as an alleged victim, identified as Jane Doe, offers testimony during a hearing before the Idaho Ethics and House Policy Committee in the Lincoln Auditorium at the Idaho Statehouse in Boise, Idaho. Von Ehlinger was before the committee to face sexual misconduct allegations with a 19-year-old volunteer sta
Determined volunteers still search for capsized ship missing
Scott Daspit, the father of missing Seacor Power crew member Dylan Daspit, suggests where people should search based on areas already visited, at Harbor Light Marina in Cocodrie, La., Tuesday, April 27, 2021. The United Cajun Navy and other volunteers joined forces to locate 7 missing Seacor Power crew members almost 2 weeks after the lift boat capsized about 8 miles from Port Fourchon during bad
US to restrict travel from India over COVID starting Tuesday
White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will restrict travel from India starting on May 4, the White House said Friday, citing a devastating rise in COVID-19 cases in the country and the emergence of potentially dangerous variants of the coronavirus. White Hous
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn“t happen this week
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019, file photo, kicking off her book tour, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at George Washington University in Washington. On Friday, April 30, 2021, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that a copy of Harris’ children's book, “Superheroes Are Everywhere,” is being given to every migrant child in a Long Beach, Calif., facil
Former reality TV star Josh Duggar faces child porn charges
This photo provided by the Washington County (Ark.) Jail shows Joshua Duggar. Former reality TV Star Josh Duggar is being held in a northwest Arkansas jail after being arrested, Thursday, April 29, 2021 by federal authorities, but it’s unclear what charges he may face. (Washington County Arkansas Jail via AP) FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Former reality TV star Josh Duggar faces charges of downloadin
Venezuela“s “doctor of the poor“ beatified in small ceremony
Maria Comedor watches a live television broadcast of the Beatification ceremony for the late, Venezuelan Dr. Jose Gregorio Hernandez inside her washateria she operates in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, April 30, 2021. Known as the "doctor of the poor, Hernandez is being Beatified by the Catholic church, a step towards sainthood. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A man revered by m
Giuliani probe includes look at move to oust ambassador
FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington. Federal agents raided Giuliani’s Manhattan home and office on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, seizing computers and cellphones in a major escalation of the Justice Department’s investigation into the business dealings of former P
US closes in on 100 million Americans fully vaccinated
FILE - In this March 13, 2020, file photo, Katherine Quezada shows off her engagement ring as she takes a selfie with her new fiance, Fernando Carranza, in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle the during the last day before Disneyland closes because of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, in Anaheim, Calif. Carranza proposed to Quezada in front of the castle earlier that day. Disneyland Park and Disney
Biden“s corporate tax plan takes aim at income inequality
President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, as Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., applaud. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool) WASHINGTON (AP) — From John Kennedy to Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump, American presidents have taken aim at corporate Am
AP Source: Grammys may cut nomination review committees
FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, various Grammy Awards are displayed at the Grammy Museum Experience at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The Grammy Awards are in discussion to remove its nomination review committees — the group that determines the contenders for key awards at the coveted music show. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File) NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards are in discussion to rem
Judge: Kushner“s apartment company violated consumer laws
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2020 file photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner speaks at a press briefing at the White House in Washington. A judge in Maryland has ruled that an apartment company co-owned by Kushner, former President Donald Trump's son-in-law, repeatedly violated state consumer protection laws by collecting debts without required licenses, charging tenants improper fees and mi
Eyeing 2024, Pence says he“ll push back on “liberal agenda“
In his first public speech since leaving office, former Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a dinner hosted by Palmetto Family on Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence, positioning himself for a possible return to elected office, told an audience in early-voting South Carolina that he will spend the coming months
“We did it!“: Minnesota exults at Census win at NY“s expense
FILE - In this April 1, 2019 file photo, Noelle Fries, 6, left, and Galen Biel, 6, both of Minneapolis, attend a rally at the Minnesota Capitol to kick off a year-long drive to try to ensure that all Minnesota residents are counted in the 2020 census. Minnesotans spent 18 months worrying over whether the 2020 Census would finally cost them a precious seat in Congress. Residents voluntarily return
US wages and benefits jump as economy reopens
A hiring sign shows in Wheeling, Ill., Sunday, March 21, 2021. The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell last week to 547,000, a new low since the pandemic struck and a further encouraging sign that layoffs are slowing on the strength of an improving job market. The Labor Department said Thursday, April 22, that applications declined 39,000 from a revised 586,000 a week earlier.
EU accuses Apple of antitrust breach over App Store rules
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 file photo, European Commissioner for Europe fit for the Digital Age Margrethe Vestager speaks during a news conference on European project in battery value chain at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. European Union regulators are accusing Apple of violating the bloc’s antitrust rules, alleging that the company distorts competition for music st
Social equity in marijuana industry still largely pipe dream
Sarah Woodson poses for a portrait in Denver on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Woodson, the executive director of the advocacy group The Color of Cannabis, runs a 10-week business course to help students navigate Colorado's social equity application process and to connect them with marijuana industry leaders. Colorado's social equity program is aimed at correcting past wrongs from the war on drugs, whi
Virus surge, vaccine shortages spread beyond India“s borders
A Sri Lankan couple receive the vaccine for COVID-19 at a municipal health centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 30, 2021. For many weeks, the number of daily COVID-19 infections in the island nation of Sri Lanka stood below 200. But last week, the figure suddenly surged and reached 1,466 on Thursday, the highest ever in a single day since the start of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawar


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