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 2021-04-12 21:12 

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EXPLAINER: Prosecution explores Floyd's 'spark of life'...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors trying a white former Minneapolis police officer in George Floyd's death put one of Floyd's brothers on the witness stand in a further effort to humanize him for the jury. Prosecutors also used him to counter t...

 2021-04-12 21:08 

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Robert Durst murder trial resumes May 17 after virus delay...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The murder trial of eccentric New York real estate heir Robert Durst will resume next month after more than a yearlong hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. Judge Mark Windham on Monday told lawyers to return to court May 17 for...

 2021-04-12 21:04 

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Ex-Chiefs assistant Britt Reid charged with DWI after crash...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid has been charged with driving while intoxicated after a crash that critically injured a 5-year-old girl. Jackson County prosecutors announced the charges Monday against Rei...

 2021-04-12 20:40 

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Police report multiple victims in Tennessee school shooting...

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say multiple people including a police officer have been shot at a high school in the east Tennessee city of Knoxville, and the scene has since been secured. The Knoxville Police Department tweeted that authoritie...

 2021-04-12 20:39 

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Kanye agrees with Kim on joint custody in divorce response...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West agrees with Kim Kardashian West that they should have joint custody of their four children and neither of them need spousal support. That's according to divorce documents filed by West's attorneys in Los Angeles...

 2021-04-12 20:35 

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Weinstein challenges extradition to face California charges...

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A lawyer for convicted movie producer Harvey Weinstein is challenging Weinstein's extradition to California to face charges of sexually assaulting five women. At a hearing Monday, Weinstein's lawyer cited a paperwork tec...

 2021-04-12 20:35 

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Official says scene has been secured at Tennessee high school where multiple people were shot...

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Official says scene has been secured at Tennessee high school where multiple people were shot....

 2021-04-12 20:35 

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Judge orders Nebraska to transport prisoner for abortion...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has granted a Nebraska prisoner's request for an abortion and ordered state officials to transport her to a clinic so she can get the procedure, but the inmate will have to pay for the procedure herself and cov...

 2021-04-12 20:33 

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Police report multiple victims in Tennessee school shooting...

The Knoxville Police Department tweeted that authorities were on the scene of the shooting Monday at Austin-East Magnet High School....

 2021-04-12 20:22 

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Biden names 2 ex-NSA officials for senior cyber positions...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has selected two former senior National Security Agency officials for key cyber roles in his administration. That's according to a White House announcement Monday. Former NSA deputy director Chris Inglis is ...

 2021-04-12 20:18 

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Biden picks 2 Trump critics for border, immigration roles...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is nominating two people who criticized Trump-era immigration policies for key roles at the Department of Homeland Security. The nominations announced Monday come as the Biden administration faces a rising numbe...

 2021-04-12 19:52 

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Scottsdale police investigating a suspected suicide case...

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Scottsdale say a man is suspected of fatally shooting his wife and barricading himself in their home before turning a gun on himself. The names and ages of the couple haven't been released yet. Police say a hou...

 2021-04-12 19:41 

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DeSantis attacks YouTube for yanking his pandemic video...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is attacking YouTube for its decision to remove from its website a video of a pandemic panel discussion he recently held that it considered disinformation. DeSantis on Monday accused the tech gi...

 2021-04-12 19:27 

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Nogales Fire offers free Naloxone kits to anyone in Santa Cruz County...

The Nogales and Medical Department is providing free Naloxone kits to anyone who wants them....

 2021-04-12 19:24 

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Pakistan police arrest radical Islamist party head in Lahore...

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan police have arrested the leader of a radical Islamist political party a day after he threatened the government with protests if it did not expel France's ambassador over depictions of Islam's Prophet Muhammad...

 2021-04-12 19:20 

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New FBI report shows Americans lose billions to online crimes...

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released its annual report on Friday. It found Americans have lost billions to online crimes....

 2021-04-12 19:19 

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All schools in Ontario to shut and go to online learning...

TORONTO (AP) — All schools in Canada's most populous province will be shut down and move to online learning because of a record number of coronavirus infections fueled by more contagious virus variants. Ontario Premier Doug Ford says his governm...

 2021-04-12 19:19 

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BBB warns if vaccine passports roll out so will scams...

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has started warning people about the potential for vaccine passport-related scams....

 2021-04-12 18:59 

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Biden tells execs US needs to invest, lead in computer chips...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden used a virtual meeting with corporate leaders about a global shortage of semiconductors to push for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan. He says the U.S. should be the world's computer chip leader. Speakin...

 2021-04-12 18:49 

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Central American nations deploy troops to reduce migration...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has struck an agreement with a trio of Central American nations to temporarily surge troops to their borders in an effort to reduce the tide of immigration to the U.S. border. According to White House press...

 2021-04-12 18:37 

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Man shot at his home two weeks ago killed in second shooting...

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who survived a shooting in front of his house two weeks ago was shot to death while he sat on his porch last weekend. The Winston-Salem Journal reports police say 27-year-old Demar Marquis Floyd was si...

 2021-04-12 18:37 

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Video shows Black player forced to sit near banana peels...

A Black football player at a northwest Illinois high school is seen on video sitting down in a locker littered with banana peels after a teammate threatens to break his knees if he doesn't comply. Moline Police Chief Darren Gault called the incident a...

 2021-04-12 18:35 

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George Floyd's brother sheds tears on the stand as he is shown a picture of a young Floyd and his mother...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd's brother sheds tears on the stand as he is shown a picture of a young Floyd and his mother....

 2021-04-12 18:35 

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Taliban not ready to meet Afghan govt in Turkey as US wants...

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Taliban spokesman says the religious militia won't attend a peace conference tentatively planned for later this week in Turkey. The announcement Monday puts U.S. efforts to get a peace plan anytime soon in jeopardy. U.S. Secre...

 2021-04-12 18:29 

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New this week: 'Big Shot,' 'Mare of Easttown' and 'Monday'...

This week's new entertainment releases include new music from rockers Greta Van Fleet and the return of John Stamos to TV as a hot-button NCAA basketball coach in "Big Shot" who ends up coaching girls at an elite private high school. Kate Wins...

 2021-04-12 18:05 

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Myanmar's ruling junta issues fresh charges for Suu Kyi...

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's ruling military has again squared off against its opponents in the courts, the streets and the countryside, showing no sign of relenting in its crackdown against those opposed to February's coup. Aung San Suu...

 2021-04-12 18:02 

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Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt join Oscars starry presenting cast...

The Oscars are aiming to be more like a movie than a television show and enlisting A-list stars like Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Halle Berry and Reese Witherspoon to help. They'll be joined at the April 25 broadcast by the likes of Regina King, Joaquin ...

 2021-04-12 17:58 

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How billionaire is using financial muscle for racial equity...

Inspired by the racial justice protests of 2020, Jahm Najafi is ready to shed his normally low profile to make some headlines for his partnerships and philanthropy. In February, Najafi, a billionaire who runs the Phoenix-based investment firm Najafi Cos.,...

 2021-04-12 17:52 

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Coroner identifies 3 young children killed in Los Angeles...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have identified the three young children who were killed in a gruesome slaying in Los Angeles over the weekend. Their mother is the suspect in the killings and was being held Monday in a central California jail. The au...

 2021-04-12 17:04 

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Rome judge orders arrest of Vatican suspect in London deal...

ROME (AP) — A Rome judge has ordered the arrest of an Italian businessman living in London who is a prime suspect in the Vatican's investigation into the Holy See's investment in a London real estate venture. The judge said there was an "...

 2021-04-12 16:57 

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Police investigate officer-involved shooting on Tucson's north side...

According to TPD's Sergeant Richard Gradillas, the incident happened in the 4000 block of East River Road....

 2021-04-12 16:55 

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Tensions rise in water battle along Oregon-California line...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A historic drought in a massive agricultural region straddling Northern California and southern Oregon could mean steep cuts to the water provided to hundreds of farmers to sustain endangered fish species. The U.S. Bureau of Re...

 2021-04-12 16:54 

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Immune-boosting drug may help before lung cancer surgery...

Doctors say that a drug that boosts the immune system may help before lung cancer surgery. It gave dramatic results when used with chemotherapy in patients with operable lung tumors. The study of about 350 people tested chemo and the Bristol Meyers Squibb...

 2021-04-12 16:53 

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New book asks why world ignores repression by Rwandan leader...

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The new book "Do Not Disturb" by British author Michela Wrong questions why some in the international community continue to praise Rwandan President Paul Kagame despite repression in his central African country where h...

 2021-04-12 16:45 

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EXPLAINER: Judge lets jury decide Floyd's remark about drugs...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The judge overseeing the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer in the death of George Floyd says he'll leave it up to the jury to sort out whether Floyd yelled "I ate too many drugs" or "I ain't do no dr...

 2021-04-12 16:02 

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Somalia's parliament votes to extend president's mandate...

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's parliament has voted to effectively extend the mandate of the president and federal government by two years in an attempt to end a political crisis after national elections were delayed in February. The vote t...

 2021-04-12 15:53 

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Driver slowed or stopped before crash killed 13 migrants...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Testimony released Monday says the driver of an SUV packed with migrants stopped or slowed before getting slammed by a tractor-trailer in one of the deadliest border-related crashes. Results of the National Transportation Safety Boa...

 2021-04-12 15:45 

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Charles Booker forms exploratory committee for US Senate run...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Charles Booker says he's forming an exploratory committee as he weighs a follow-up Senate race in 2022 against Republican incumbent Rand Paul in Kentucky. Booker's progressive campaign came up short in last ye...

 2021-04-12 15:44 

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Social media and COVID news...

People who rely on social media for news about the coronavirus, tend to be less informed about the pandemic....

 2021-04-12 15:43 

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Venice architecture Biennale opens a year later on May 22...

MILAN (AP) — The Venice Biennale for architecture will open on May 22 for a six-month run under strict virus protocols. It will come a year after being postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials said Monday that the exhibition will bring together...

 2021-04-12 15:42 

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Prince Philip funeral preparation begins...

Preparations have begun at Windsor Castle for the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip, due to take place this weekend....

 2021-04-12 15:21 

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Investigation finds Syria likely behind 2018 chlorine attack...

An investigation by the global chemical weapons watchdog has found...

 2021-04-12 15:19 

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Russia's FM in Egypt for talks on trade and Ethiopia's dam...

CAIRO (AP) — The foreign ministers of Egypt and Russia have discussed trade and other ties between the two nations. Egypt's top diplomat urged Moscow on Monday to help settle Egypt's yearslong dispute with Ethiopia over a massive dam project...

 2021-04-12 15:16 

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Judge refuses to sequester jury in George Floyd murder case...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The judge in the George Floyd murder case has refused a defense request to sequester the jury, the morning after the death of a Black man during a traffic stop triggered unrest in a suburb just outside Minneapolis. The request cam...

 2021-04-12 15:16 

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William, Harry remember Prince Philip's wit, service to UK...

LONDON (AP) — Princes William and Harry issued separate statements Monday paying tribute to their grandfather, Prince Philip, who died last week at 99. William, who is second in line to the throne, pledged "to get on with the job'' of se...

 2021-04-12 15:12 

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Drivers wanted: Record demand at Uber as vaccinations rise...

Uber is offering sign-up bonuses and other incentives for drivers as it faces record demand for rides and meal delivery. The San Francisco ride-hailing company said Monday that total monthly bookings, including food delivery and passenger service, reached...

 2021-04-12 15:10 

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Time to party? Events industry still uncertain about COVID...

NEW YORK (AP) — Although weddings and other big celebrations are going back on the calendar in the U.S., business owners who make those events happen expect a slow recovery from the impact of COVID-19. Owners say inquiries and bookings are picking u...

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