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  • Expert: George Floyd Should Have Been 'Resting Comfortably' With Officer's Knee on His Neck
    George_floyd_should_have_been_'resting_comfortably'_with_officer's_knee_on_his_neck 2021-04-14 01:53:09 UTC
    <p>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) &mdash; Former Officer <a href="https://apnews.com/article/8b486c2622de5504f1e65a606b0eac7f">Derek Chauvin</a> was justified in pinning <a href="https://apnews.com/article/a55d2662f200ead0da4fed9e923b60a7">George Floyd</a> to the ground because he kept struggling, a use-of-for...

  • EXPERT: Officer Kept His Knee on George Floyd's Neck Minutes After He Took His Last Breath
    Expert-_officer_kept_kneeling_on_george_floyd's_neck_minutes_after_he_took_his_last_breath 2021-04-08 19:46:28 UTC
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd died of a lack of oxygen from being pinned on his stomach with his hands cuffed behind him and his face jammed against the pavement, a medical expert testified Thursday at former Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. Floyd&rsquo;s breathing while he was being he...

  • Police Chief Gives Damning Testimony in Chauvin Trial
    Police_chief_gives_damning_testimony_in_chauvin_trial 2021-04-05 21:57:41 UTC
    The Minneapolis police chief testified Monday that now-fired Officer Derek Chauvin violated departmental policy in pinning his knee on George Floyd’s neck and keeping him down after Floyd had stopped resisting and was in distress. Continuing to kneel on Floyd’s neck once he was handcuffed behi...

  • Police Blocks Trained EMT Firefighter to Provide Medical Attention to Floyd
    Police_blocks_trained_emt_firefighter_to_provide_medical_attention_to_floyd 2021-03-31 08:37:39 UTC
    <p>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) &mdash; A Minneapolis firefighter who voiced frustration at being prevented from using her EMT training to help George Floyd will be back on the stand Wednesday in the trial of the fired police officer charged in Floyd&rsquo;s death.</p><p>Genevieve Hansen, one of several byst...

  • US Tests COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids
    Us_tests_covid-19_vaccines_for_kids 2021-03-27 00:25:31 UTC
    <p>The 9-year-old twins didn&rsquo;t flinch as each received test doses of Pfizer&rsquo;s COVID-19 vaccine -- and then a sparkly bandage to cover the spot.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Sparkles make everything better,&rdquo; declared Marisol Gerardo as she hopped off an exam table at Duke University to mak...

  • Biden Accuses GOP of Misusing Filibuster “in a Gigantic Way”
    Biden_accuses_republican_of_misusing_filibuster_%e2%80%9cin_a_gigantic_way%e2%80%9d 2021-03-26 02:00:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden said on Thursday he believes the U.S. Senate should make it harder to use a parliamentary maneuver called the filibuster that requires 60 votes to advance most legislation in the 100-seat chamber, saying it is being abused. At his first official Whit...

  • Gun Violence Plagues America
    Gun_violence_plagues_america 2021-03-26 02:02:23 UTC
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A shooting at a Colorado supermarket killed 10 people Monday, including a police officer who was the first to respond to the scene, authorities said. Police arrested a suspect, but didn’t reveal his name or any details about the shooting at an evening news conference wher...

  • US Study: AstraZeneca 79% Effective Against COVID-19
    Us_study-_astrazeneca_79__effective_against_covid-19 2021-03-26 01:46:11 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca reported Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine provided strong protection among all adults in a long-anticipated U.S. study, raising hopes that the findings could help rebuild public confidence in the beleaguered shot in other countries and moving a step closer to clearance f...

  • Chicago Plans to Pay Black Residents Reparations
    Chicago_plans_to_pay_black_residents_reparations 2021-03-22 00:08:19 UTC
    EVANSTON, Ill. (Reuters) - Decades ago, in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Cordelia Clark ran a restaurant out of her kitchen and parked cabs for her taxi company in her backyard because Black residents were effectively barred from owning or renting storefronts in town. Now Evanston is poised ...

  • Domain of Biden: Withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan
    Domain_of_biden-_withdrawal_of_us_troops_from_afghanistan 2021-03-22 00:07:35 UTC
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, on his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, said Sunday that the Biden administration wants to see “a responsible end” to America’s longest war, but the level of violence must decrease for “fruitful” diplomacy to have a chanc...

  • Both Chambers of US Congress Approve $1.9T Relief Bill
    Both_chambers_of_us_congress_approve__1.9t_relief_bill 2021-03-11 01:59:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Congress riven along party lines approved the landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Wednesday, as President Joe Biden and Democrats claimed a major triumph on legislation marshaling the government’s spending might against twin pandemic and economic crises that have upend...

  • Trump's Money Man at Center of Criminal Probe
    Trump's_money_man_at_center_of_criminal_probe 2021-03-07 22:17:03 UTC
    (Reuters) - When lawyers asked Donald Trump more than a decade ago to identify who estimated values on some of his signature properties, he shrugged and pointed to his longtime accountant, Allen Weisselberg. “I think ultimately probably Mr. Weisselberg,” he said, testifying in 2007 in a defama...

  • Facts & Questions: George Floyd’s Cause of Death
    Facts___questions-_george_floyd%e2%80%99s_cause_of_death 2021-03-07 20:46:24 UTC
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer was swiftly fired and charged with murder after bystander video showed him pressing his knee into George Floyd’s neck, ignoring the Black man’s cries that he couldn’t breathe. But even with that powerful footage, legal experts say the case isn’t a s...

  • After Losing US Election, Republicans Weigh Making It Harder To Vote
    After_losing_us_election__republicans_weigh_making_it_harder_to_vote 2021-03-02 01:27:18 UTC
    ATLANTA (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Georgia muscled legislation through the state House on Monday that would roll back voting access, over the objection of Democrats and civil rights groups gathered at the Capitol to protest. The bill comes after record turnout led to Democratic wins in Geo...

  • Here Is Why Rush Limbaugh Was Most Important Individual Media Figure in U.S.
    Here_is_why_rush_limbaugh_was_most_important_individual_media_figure_in_u.s. 2021-02-18 16:51:22 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — You didn’t have to like or even listen to Rush Limbaugh to be affected by what he did. Conservative talk radio wasn’t a genre before him. Without Limbaugh, it’s hard to imagine a Fox News Channel, or a President Donald Trump, or a media landscape defined by shouters of all stri...

  • Decades Of Hate: Limbaugh Dead
    Decades_of_hate-_rush_limbaugh_dead 2021-02-18 16:39:51 UTC
    Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who ripped into liberals and laid waste to political correctness with a merry brand of malice that made him one of the most powerful voices on the American right, influencing the rightward push of conservatism and the rise of Donald Trump, died Wednesday. He was...

  • Biden: This Sad Chapter In Our History Has Reminded Us That Democracy Is Fragile
    Biden-_this_sad_chapter_in_our_history_has_reminded_us_that_democracy_is_fragile 2021-02-14 06:57:56 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The end of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial opens a new chapter for his successor in the White House. But while President Joe Biden and his team are eager to move past the impeachment, the bitterly partisan tone of the proceedings underscores the deep challen...

  • US Senate To Wrap Trump's Impeachment Case
    Us_senate_to_wrap_trump's_impeachment_case 2021-02-13 20:20:38 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats began wrapping up their impeachment case against Donald Trump on Saturday after a tumultuous morning in which they gave up a last-minute plan for witness testimony that could have significantly prolonged the trial and delayed a vote on whether the former presiden...

  • Trump's Crimes Remain Fresh After His Presidency
    Trump's_crimes_remain_fresh_after_his_presidency 2021-02-13 02:17:43 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chilling security video of last month’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, including of rioters searching menacingly for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence, has become a key exhibit in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial as lawmakers prosecuting the case...

  • Biden Suspends Trump's Asylum Agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
    Biden_suspends_trump's_asylum_agreements_with_el_salvador__guatemala__honduras 2021-02-07 06:31:56 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Biden administration said on Saturday it was immediately suspending Trump-era asylum agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, part of a bid to undo his Republican predecessor’s hardline immigration policies. In a statement, State Department Secretary Anto...

  • Rodgers Wins NFL MVP Award, Donald 2020 Top Defensive Player
    Rodgers_wins_nfl_mvp_award__donald_2020_top_defensive_player 2021-02-07 05:42:20 UTC
    A pair of Aarons pulled off an NFL hat trick Saturday night. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers earned his third Associated Press Most Valuable Player award, while Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald took his third top defensive player prize at NFL Honors. Also taking home awards were two mem...

  • Biden: Erratic Trump Should Not Receive Classified Intel
    Biden-_erratic_trump_should_not_receive_classified_intel 2021-02-06 06:51:58 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that Donald Trump’s “erratic behavior” should prevent him from receiving classified intelligence briefings, a courtesy that historically has been granted to outgoing presidents. Asked in an interview with CBS News what he feared if Trump contin...

  • U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 450,000
    New_covid-19_variant_has_been_discovered_in_us 2021-02-05 18:52:51 UTC
    Coronavirus deaths in the United States surpassed 450,000 on Thursday, and daily deaths remain stubbornly high at more than 3,000 a day, despite falling infections and the arrival of multiple vaccines. Infectious disease specialists expect deaths to start dropping soon, after new cases hit a p...

  • US House Punishes Congresswoman for Spreading Hateful and Violent Conspiracy Theories
    Us_house_punishes_congresswoman_for_spreading_hateful_and_violent_conspiracy_theories 2021-02-05 00:25:47 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fiercely divided House tossed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off both her committees Thursday, an unprecedented punishment that Democrats said she’d earned by spreading hateful and violent conspiracy theories. Underscoring the political vise her inflammatory commentary has cla...

  • Biden's Chance to Restore Obamacare
    Joe_biden-_trump_has_'emboldened_white_supremacists'_ 2021-01-29 05:30:25 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered government health insurance markets to reopen for a special sign-up window, offering uninsured Americans a haven as the spread of COVID-19 remains <a href="https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic">dangerously high</a> and vacc...