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FBI says it interviewed FedEx mass shooter last year

Apr. 16, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis was interviewed by FBI agents last year, after his mother called police to say that her son might commit “suicide by cop,” the bureau said Friday. Coroners...

What to expect in closings for ex-cop's trial in Floyd death

Apr. 16, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For three weeks, prosecutors at the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd played and replayed video, supplementing the bystander video that shocked the world with multiple other angles of Floyd’s arrest. And over and over, Derek...

Funeral to praise Philip's 'courage' and support for queen

Apr. 17, 2021 02:18 AM EDT

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Prince Philip will be remembered as a man of “courage, fortitude and faith” on Saturday, at a funeral that salutes both his service in the Royal Navy and his support for Queen Elizabeth II over three quarters of a century. Philip, who died...

From Russia to Britain, Philip's royal ties spanned Europe

Apr. 17, 2021 02:36 AM EDT

TATOI, Greece (AP) — Prince Philip's life spanned a century of European history. His family ties were just as broad, with Britain's longest-serving consort linked by blood and marriage to most of the continent's royal houses. “If Queen Victoria is considered the...

Era ends as Raul Castro steps down as Communist Party chief

Apr. 17, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro said he is stepping down as Cuban Communist Party leader, leaving the island without a Castro guiding affairs for the first time in more than six decades and handing control of the party to a younger generation. The 89-year-old Castro made the...

Biden's appeals for action on guns, policing face reality

Apr. 17, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the nation struggles with yet another mass shooting and faces a reckoning over the deaths of Black men at the hands of police, President Joe Biden is calling for action. Going beyond that, however, is proving a lot more difficult. Three months into...

Chicago police critics call for charges in shooting of boy

Apr. 17, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Newly released video that shows a Chicago police officer fatally shoot a 13-year-old will be key evidence when prosecutors consider a case against the officer and are confronted with both the emotions surrounding the chilling footage and legal precedent that makes it...

Gov. Kemp faces next test from Trump loyalists in Georgia

Apr. 17, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s new voting law overhaul kickstarted Gov. Brian Kemp’s effort to reconnect with hardline conservatives angry that the Republican executive didn’t help overturn former President Donald Trump’s loss last November. But the new GOP-backed law hasn’t mollified...

Interior head Haaland revokes Trump-era orders on energy

Apr. 16, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday revoked a series of Trump administration orders that promoted fossil fuel development on public lands and waters, and issued a separate directive that prioritizes climate change in agency decisions. The moves...

As Biden improves with vets, Afghanistan plan a plus to some

Apr. 17, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

ELM GROVE, Wis. (AP) — Patrick Proctor Brown says the war in Afghanistan was lost within a year of its start. The suburban Milwaukee lawyer, who was an infantry captain in Iraq, said the trillions of dollars spent and the thousands of lives lost, including a lieutenant he trained with, make...

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China says US-Japan actions are stoking division

Apr. 17, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China hit back at the U.S.-Japan show of alliance during talks between President Joe Biden and Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, calling it an "ironic attempt of stoking division.” China said Suga and Biden's news conference Friday, in which they...

New college tour highlights slavery's shadow

Apr. 17, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Dickinson College has long been proud of its Colonial-era history, one framed forever by its standing as the first college to be chartered west of the Susquehanna River, launched to ensure the expanding frontiers of the new American nation would have access to future...

Books about kids with disabilities, written by kids for kids

Apr. 17, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — About 20 years ago, Kimberly Resh stood before a Kids Gap cashier, her 6-year-old daughter Mikayla behind her, with her wheelchair and feeding tube. Mikayla had numerous severe physical and intellectual disabilities from birth, and medical...

Bicycle industry still booming a year into the pandemic

Apr. 17, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bicycles continue to spin out of stores in record numbers. Last March, people began purchasing bicycles at the beginning of the pandemic. A year later, the industry continues to see an increase in sales — to the point where...

Woman thought friend was lost in Holocaust. Now, they Zoom.

Apr. 17, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The 9-year-old girls met in the schoolyard near their Berlin homes to say goodbye. Ilse Betty Grebenschikoff and Anne Maria Wahrenberg were best friends who leaned on one another during the early days of the Nazi’s anti-Jewish campaign. In...

At 82, farrier still teaching ancient art of shoeing horses

Apr. 17, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sweat dripped from Sonny Pistilli’s nose and evaporated on the red-hot horseshoe he’d taken out of a burning forge. He’d been pounding steel with a mallet for two hours, his hands like anvils from a half-century of that same clanging rhythm. ...

Restaurants desperate for workers offer $400 signing bonuses

Apr. 17, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Want to work at a restaurant during a pandemic? If the answer’s “no,” would $400 cash change your mind? South Florida restaurants are so desperate to fill critical jobs they are taking a page from the playbook of Silicon Valley...

Cicadas expected to be fish ‘filet mignon’ in Pennsylvania

Apr. 17, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Anglers are expecting a fisherman’s paradise toward the end of May in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Brood X cicadas are expected to emerge after a 17-year slumber and the high-protein insects are delicious food for a variety of fish. ...

From Russia to Britain, Philip's royal ties spanned Europe

Apr. 17, 2021 02:36 AM EDT

TATOI, Greece (AP) — Prince Philip's life spanned a century of European history. His family ties were just as broad, with Britain's longest-serving consort linked by blood and marriage to most of the continent's royal houses. “If Queen Victoria is considered the...

Funeral to praise Philip's 'courage' and support for queen

Apr. 17, 2021 02:18 AM EDT

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Prince Philip will be remembered as a man of “courage, fortitude and faith” on Saturday, at a funeral that salutes both his service in the Royal Navy and his support for Queen Elizabeth II over three quarters of a century. Philip, who died...