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‘Clear the Capitol,’ Pence pleaded, timeline of riot shows

Apr. 10, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control. In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling demand. “Clear the...

Charles: Royal family 'deeply grateful' for world's support

Apr. 10, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles offered a heartfelt tribute to his “dear Papa" on Saturday as Buckingham Palace offered the broad outlines of a royal funeral that will be attended by the family and broadcast to the world. As Queen Elizabeth II and other...

Stalled at first jab: Vaccine shortages hit poor countries

Apr. 10, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — As many as 60 countries, including some of the world’s poorest, might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global program intended to help them are blocked until as late as June. COVAX,...

Trump in 2024? He says only that 'a Republican' will win

Apr. 10, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump plans to affirm his commitment to the Republican Party — and raise the possibility that someone else will be the GOP's next presidential nominee — in a closed-door speech to donors Saturday night. Trump's...

Ash-covered St. Vincent braces for more volcanic eruptions

Apr. 10, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — People who ignored an initial warning to evacuate the area closest to a volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent raced to get clear Saturday, a day after it erupted with an explosion that shook the ground, spewed ash skyward and blanketed the...

In GOP strongholds, a big push on 'culture war' legislation

Apr. 10, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An ardent abortion foe who once opposed allowing gay couples to be foster parents, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is the unlikeliest figure to complain about bills on the “culture wars" reaching his desk. But by vetoing a ban on gender...

Trump addresses GOP as power to shape national debate wanes

Apr. 10, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump insists he's enjoying his life off Twitter. The press releases his aides fire off on an increasingly frequent basis are more “elegant,” he says. Plus there's no risk of backlash for retweeting unsavory accounts. But...

Georgia governor: Loss of All-Star game will hurt minorities

Apr. 10, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's Republican governor on Saturday stepped up his attack on Major League Baseball's decision to pull this summer's All-Star Game from the state in response to a sweeping new voting law, saying the move politicized the sport and would hurt minority-owned...

Bouquet-bearing public honors Philip, ignoring COVID warning

Apr. 10, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British authorities have implored people to stay away from royal palaces as they mourn the death of Prince Philip in this time of COVID-19, but they keep coming. Not just to honor him, but to support Queen Elizabeth II, who lost her husband of 73 years. ...

Reports: Myanmar forces kill 82 in single day in city

Apr. 10, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

YANGON (AP) — At least 82 people were killed in one day in a crackdown by Myanmar security forces on pro-democracy protesters, according to reports Saturday from independent local media and an organization that keeps track of casualties since the military’s February seizure of power. ...

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The Latest: Thomas takes a triple on the par-5 13th

Apr. 10, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the Masters, the first golf major of the year (all times EDT): ___ 6:15 p.m. Justin Thomas was having an up-and-down Saturday at the Masters: three birdies, three bogeys through 12 holes, all...

Las Vegas family awarded $29.5M in allergic reaction case

Apr. 10, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury has awarded $29.5 million to the family of a woman who was left brain damaged after being treated for a severe allergic reaction by an ambulance service in Las Vegas in 2013. Then-27-year-old Chantel Giacalone went into anaphylactic shock after...

New Arkansas virus cases, per capita, lowest in the nation

Apr. 10, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases per capita in Arkansas during the past two weeks was the lowest in the nation, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Arkansas had 72.6 new cases per 100,000 residents to rank 52nd in the U.S. in...

Mother arrested after 3 children found slain in Los Angeles

Apr. 10, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of three children — all under the age of 5 — found slain inside a Los Angeles apartment Saturday morning has been arrested, police said. Liliana Carrillo, 30, was arrested in Tulare County, about 200 miles (322 kilometers) north of Los...

Nevada reports 752 additional COVID cases; delays cited

Apr. 10, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada on Saturday reported 752 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases but a regional health agency said for the second straight day that hundreds of the cases were delayed from previous months. The state' also reported nine additional virus-caused deaths...

Trump in 2024? He says only that 'a Republican' will win

Apr. 10, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump plans to affirm his commitment to the Republican Party — and raise the possibility that someone else will be the GOP's next presidential nominee — in a closed-door speech to donors Saturday night. Trump's...

Navajo president vetoes reopening tribal roads to visitors

Apr. 10, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has vetoed a resolution to reopen tribal roads on the Navajo reservation to tourists and other visitors amid the continuing pandemic. Nez said Friday in a statement that he vetoed the resolution approved...

Maryland lawmakers override vetoes on police reform

Apr. 10, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers voted Saturday to override Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes of three far-reaching police reform measures that supporters say are needed to increase accountability and restore public trust. The Democrat-controlled General...

Officer killed during Feb. traffic stop had asked for rifle

Apr. 10, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Newly released information on the killing of a New Mexico State Police Officer during a Feb. 4 traffic stop indicates he was caught by surprise when a man who'd agreed to temporarily surrender a rifle instead opened fire. Omar Felix Cueva, 39, of...

Evacuation notice lifted in area where fire destroyed homes

Apr. 10, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

DUDLEYVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities on Saturday lifted an evacuation notice for a south-central Arizona community where a wildfire earlier burned at least 12 homes, allowing approximately 200 residents to return home. The Pinal County Sheriff's Office said the...