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EXPLAINER: Reluctant witness won't testify in Chauvin trial

Apr. 14, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A friend of George Floyd who was with him the night he died won't testify at the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer charged in his death, the judge overseeing the case ruled Wednesday. Derek Chauvin's defense attorney wanted to call...

Biden's gamble: Will pulling troops revive extremist threat?

Apr. 14, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — At its start, America’s war in Afghanistan was about retribution for 9/11. Then it was about shoring up a weak government and its weak army so that Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida could never again threaten the United States. Now it's about over. With bin...

Utah redistricting meeting bombarded with explicit images

Apr. 14, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (AP) — The first meeting of Utah's independent redistricting committee was cut short after the virtual call was bombarded with explicit images and racist comments. Commission members met in person in Taylorsville, Utah on Tuesday but the public could...

No. 2 House Republican says GOP would act against Gaetz

Apr. 14, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 House Republican leader said Wednesday that party leaders would “take action" against Rep. Matt Gaetz if the Justice Department formally moves against the Florida lawmaker, who is under federal investigation for alleged sex trafficking. ...

The disabled hope their Oscar moment can become a movement

Apr. 14, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Right down to its production design, the Oscars have not always felt like the most welcoming place for the disabled. “I’ve always seen that stage with its stairs as a symbol that they don’t expect people who had mobility issues to be nominated...

Lamont criticizes FDA's decision to pause J&J vaccinations

Apr. 14, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is criticizing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for recommending a pause in the administering of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The Democrat said Wednesday the response to a potential for a...

UFC plans full Vegas crowd in July at Poirier-McGregor fight

Apr. 14, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

The UFC intends to welcome a capacity crowd at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena on July 10 when Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor fight for the third time. UFC President Dana White announced his plan Wednesday for the promotion's first sellout show in its hometown since the...

Up to a foot of new snow atop mountains around Lake Tahoe

Apr. 14, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The on-again, off-again spring weather in the Sierra is off again, at least for now. Up to a foot (30 centimeters) of snow fell in the mountains above Lake Tahoe Tuesday night into Wednesday, with 12 inches (30 cm) at the Mount Rose ski resort on the...

Testing shows animal killed in eastern Nebraska was wolf

Apr. 14, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Genetic testing has shown that an animal killed in January by coyote hunters north of Fremont was a gray wolf, Nebraska wildlife officials said. The female wolf was killed Jan. 28 near Ueling, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission said Wednesday in...

Minnesota cop will be charged in shooting of Black motorist

Apr. 14, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A prosecutor said Wednesday that he will charge a white former suburban Minneapolis police officer with second-degree manslaughter for killing 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright in a shooting that ignited days of unrest and clashes between protesters and...