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US birth rate falls to lowest point in more than a century
FILE - In this Monday, April 6, 2020 file photo, cots and cribs are arranged at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy, Utah, as an alternate care site or for hospital overflow amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a government report released on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, the U.S. birth rate fell 4% in 2020, the largest single-year decrease in nearly 50 years. The rate dropped for moms of eve
India“s virus surge damages Modi“s image of competence
FILE - In this Nov. 11 2020, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves after a function at the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters following a state election in New Delhi, India. Despite clear signs that India was being swamped by another surge of coronavirus infections, Modi refused to cancel campaign rallies, a major Hindu festival and cricket matches with spectators. The crisis ha
Families mourn victims of Mexico City subway collapse
Firefighters work to lower to the ground a subway car dangling from a collapsed elevated section of the metro, in Mexico City, Tuesday, May 4, 2021. The elevated section of Mexico City's metro collapsed late Monday killing at least 23 people and injuring at least 79, city officials said. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano) MEXICO CITY (AP) — José Luis Hernández Martínez crossed Mexico City every day on sub
Parents excited over prospect of virus shots for children
Heather Ousley sits with her older children Elliannah, 15, right, and Samuel, 13, in front of their home in Merriam, Kan, Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Ousley was thrilled when she heard the FDA was expected to authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for youngsters ages 12 to 15 and was hoping to get her kids vaccinated as soon as she can. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) MISSION, Kan. (AP) — After more than a year
Professor overcomes loss to craft COVID-19 student brochures
LaGuardia Community College professor Lucia Fuentes teaches her honors biology class via videoconference from Ontario, Canada, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Fuentes assigned her students to create multilingual online brochures on the science of the coronavirus and vaccinations to help make the information more accessible. (Lorena Fuentes via AP) When the coronavirus pandemic struck New York City, LaGu
Chauvin“s lawyer seeks new trial, impeachment of verdict
FILE - In this April 20, 2021 file image from video, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, center, is taken into custody as his attorney, Eric Nelson, left, looks on, after the verdicts were read at Chauvin's trial for the 2020 death of George Floyd,, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Nelson has requested a new trial, saying the court abused its discretion when it
Bill and Melinda Gates divorce could shake up philanthropy
FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, Bill and Melinda Gates smile at each other during an interview in Kirkland, Wash. The couple announced Monday, May 3, 2021, that they are divorcing. The Microsoft co-founder and his wife, with whom he launched the world's largest charitable foundation, said they would continue to work together at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (AP Photo/Elaine Thomps
Campaign stunt, ads bring California recall into new phase
John Cox, Republican recall candidate for California governor, begins his statewide "Meet the Beast" bus tour on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, with Tag, a Kodiak brown bear, at Miller Regional Park in Sacramento. (Renee C. Byer/The Sacramento Bee via AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's recall election now features “the beast" and a “compassionate disruptor." That's how John Cox and Caitlyn Jenner,
Facebook board“s Trump decision could have wider impacts
FILE - President Donald Trump speaks to crowd before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., in this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, file photo. Former President Donald Trump will find out this week whether he gets to return to Facebook. The social network’s quasi-independent Oversight Board says it will announce its decision Wednesday, May 5 on a case concerning the former president. Tr
US report: Taliban will likely curtail Afghan women“s rights
A U.S. flag is lowered as American and Afghan soldiers attend a handover ceremony from the U.S. Army to the Afghan National Army, at Camp Anthonic, in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, Sunday, May 2, 2021. (Afghan Ministry of Defense Press Office via AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence agencies are warning that any gains in women's rights in Afghanistan made in the last two decades will
DA: OK to test evidence from 1992 “Fatal Attraction“ trial
FILE - This Jan. 22, 1991 file photo shows ex-school teacher Carolyn Warmus during trial in Westchester County Court, in White Plains, N.Y. Warmus, convicted to serve a sentence of 25 years to life for the 1989 murder of her lover's wife, is to be released from prison. Prosecutors in New York have consented to DNA testing of evidence from the 1992 trial of so-called "Fatal Attraction" killer Warm
National bail fund to expand in the Deep South
Letitia Sanabria poses for a portrait in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, May 2, 2021. A national effort helping to bail poor and low-income people out of jail formally announced on Tuesday, May 4, its expansion into the Deep South. Sanabria still weeps when she thinks about the few days last winter that she spent in a Louisiana parish jail because she couldn’t afford to post bond on $5,000 bail. “It ca
Technology shares sink broader market in afternoon trading
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2021 file photo, pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Stocks were solidly lower in early trading Tuesday, May 4, dragged down by banks and big technology companies like Apple and Google. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) Stocks were solidly lower in afternoon trading Tuesday, dragged down by big technology companies like Apple and Google. Most sectors in
Madrid election centers on virus response, rise of far right
People queue to cast their votes during the regional election in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Over 5 million Madrid residents are voting for a new regional assembly in an election that tests the depths of resistance to lockdown measures and the divide between left and right-wing parties. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) MADRID (AP) — Madrid residents voted in droves Tuesday for a new regional a
German far-right crime rises; police arrest alleged neo-Nazi
FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020 file photo, a projectile lies on the sidewalk near a restaurant at the scene of a shooting in central Hanau, Germany. About one year ago a far right man shot nine people before he shot himself. Hanau will commemorate the victims this Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File) BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police arrested a 53-year-old German man on suspicion of sending dozens of
As pandemic ebbs, an old fear is new again: mass shootings
Chicago resident Ray Mandel practices shooting during a session at Maxon Shooter's Supplies and Indoor Range, Friday, April 30, 2021, in Des Plaines, Ill. After a year of pandemic lockdowns, mass shootings are back, but the guns never went away. As the U.S. inches toward a post-pandemic future, guns are arguably more present in the American psyche and more deeply embedded in American discourse th
America“s new normal: A degree hotter than two decades ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 file photo, the remains of a carp are seen on the dry lake bed of O.C. Fisher Lake in San Angelo, Texas. According to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, the new United States normal is not just hotter, but wetter in the eastern and central parts of the nation and considerably drier in the West than j
Welcome to Top 10, Melo: Elite NBA scoring list adds Anthony
Brooklyn Nets forward Jeff Green (8) guards against Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony (00) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, April 30, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) ATLANTA (AP) — Carmelo Anthony looked like he was all done just a couple of seasons ago. Now, he's part of a truly exclusive club in the NBA. Welcome to the Top 10, Melo. Anthony scor
Hyundai recalls over 390K vehicles for possible engine fires
FILE - This July 26 2018 file photo shows the logo of Hyundai Motor Co. in Seoul, South Korea. Hyundai is recalling over 390,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, for problems that can cause engine fires. In one recall, owners are being told to park outdoors until repairs are made. That recall covers more than 203,000 Santa Fe Sport SUVs from 2013 through 2015. (AP Photo/Ahn
AP source: Sheldon Silver released from prison on furlough
FILE - In this May 11, 2018 file photo, former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves federal court in New York. Silver has been released from a federal prison on furlough, while he awaits potential placement to home confinement. That's according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke with The Associated Press on Tuesday (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Former New Y
House GOP leader cites rank-and-file concerns about Cheney
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks during his weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy amplified the renewed pressure on No. 3 House Republican leader Liz Cheney on Tuesday, citing rank-and-file concerns about “her ability to carry out her job” after she trade
Ethiopia “at a crossroads“ amid spiraling ethnic conflict
A destroyed tank is seen by the side of the road south of Humera, in an area of western Tigray annexed by the Amhara region during the ongoing conflict, in Ethiopia, Saturday, May 1, 2021. Ethiopia faces a growing crisis of ethnic nationalism that some fear could tear Africa's second most populous country apart, six months after the government launched a military operation in the Tigray region to
Apple“s “walled garden“ faces Epic attack in app store trial
A member of Apple's legal team rolls exhibit boxes into the Ronald V. Dellums building in Oakland, Calif., as the company faces off in federal court against Epic Games on Monday, May 3, 2021. Epic, maker of the video game Fortnite, charges that Apple has transformed its App Store into an illegal monopoly. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple’s lucrative app store was alternately
Some Black parents say remote learning gives racism reprieve
In this photo provided by Tanya Hayles, Hayles poses with her son Jackson, 7, in this undated photo. Hayles, founder of Black Moms Connection, an online network of more than 16,000 Black mothers with chapters across North America and Asia, said she has noticed discussions among members about how remote learning has allowed Black mothers to better shield their children from racism. (Courtesy of Ta

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