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Orlando Magic's Cole Anthony shoots the game-winning 3-point basket at the buzzer against the Minnesota Timberwolves in an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. The Magic won 97-96. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Correction: Magic-Timberwolves story

Jan. 21, 2021 3:01 PM EST
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a story January 20, 2021, about the Orlando Magic-Minnesota Timberwolves game, The Associated Press erroneously stated the first name of Malik Beasley.

Judge denies request to delay cop's trial in Floyd's death

Jan. 21, 2021 11:48 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge said he won’t reconsider his decision to hold a March trial for the former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for several minutes even though the Black man said he couldn’t breathe, according to a ruling made public...

A man holds up a child, both wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, to reach out a tree branches at the Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. A Chinese province grappling with a spike in coronavirus cases is reinstating tight restrictions on weddings, funerals and other family gatherings, threatening violators with criminal charges. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: China grapples with virus outbreaks in northeast

Jan. 18, 2021 11:37 PM EST

BEIJING — China is now dealing with coronavirus outbreaks across its frigid northeast, prompting additional lockdowns and travel bans. The country reported a total of 118 newly confirmed cases Tuesday — most of them in Jilin province, the Hebei region just outside Beijing and Heilongjiang province...

Man injured after exchanging gunfire with Minneapolis police

Jan. 14, 2021 7:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of pointing a gun at someone was injured after exchanging gunfire with officers in Minneapolis on Thursday, police said. The man was arrested on multiple counts of probable cause second-degree assault and taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that were...

Ontario Premier Doug Ford looks on as the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Canada is administered to personal support worker Anita Quidangen by registered nurse Hiwot Arfaso at The Michener Institute in Toronto on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Latest: Fla. lawyer in tobacco cases dies from COVID-19

Jan. 12, 2021 9:39 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Florida attorney Fred Levin, who won a major legal battle against the tobacco industry in the 1990s, has died several days after contracting the coronavirus. He was 83. An attorney at the Levin Papantonio Rafferty legal firm says Levin died Tuesday from complications of COVID-19, the...

FILE - This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on June 3, 2020, shows from left, former Minneapolis police officers Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao.  Chauvin, who held his knee to the neck of George Floyd for several minutes, will be tried separately from three other former officers accused in his death, according to scheduling orders filed Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.  (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Officer with knee to George Floyd's neck to be tried alone

Jan. 12, 2021 3:35 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who held his knee to George Floyd's neck for minutes will be tried separately from the three other former officers accused in his death, according to an order filed Tuesday that cites limited courtroom space due to COVID-19 restrictions. Derek Chauvin...

Minneapolis police union president to retire early

Jan. 11, 2021 4:18 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The head of the Minneapolis police union, frequently attacked by opponents after George Floyd's death as an obstacle to needed changes in the department, said Monday he is retiring. Lt. Bob Kroll confirmed the announcement in a text to The Associated Press. He didn't immediately respond...

Minneapolis officer reprimanded for speaking to press

Jan. 9, 2021 6:23 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer who spoke to GQ magazine after the death of George Floyd — criticizing the department for having what she called a toxic culture — has been reprimanded for speaking to the media without seeking permission. Disciplinary records made public...

Minnesota police kill knife-wielding suspect after chase

Jan. 8, 2021 5:04 PM EST

ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) — Officers in a Minneapolis suburb shot and killed a man Friday after he refused their commands to drop a knife and rushed at them following a brief chase, police said. The shooting in Robbinsdale happened shortly before 11 a.m., police said in a statement. The man, who was white,...

FILE - This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao.  Prosecutors in the case against the four Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd requested that the trial delayed by three months. Prosecutors cited the COVID-19 pandemic and the amount of time needed before enough people are vaccinated and health risks are sufficiently diminished. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

No immediate ruling in request to delay trial in Floyd case

Jan. 7, 2021 6:44 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota judge overseeing the case against four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd said Thursday that he would take under advisement a prosecution request to delay the trial by three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prosecutors are asking...