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Texas deputy fatally shoots man with knife in 'crisis'

Apr. 14, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston area man whose family says had a history of mental illness was fatally shot early Wednesday by a deputy after authorities allege he threatened the officer with a knife. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to the man’s home...

Expert blames George Floyd's death on heart rhythm problem

Apr. 14, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd died of a sudden heart rhythm problem due to his heart disease while being restrained by police, a retired forensic pathologist testified for the defense Wednesday at former Officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial, contradicting several experts who said Floyd...

UMass trustees approve tuition freeze for most students

Apr. 14, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts trustees voted Wednesday to approve President Marty Meehan’s proposal to freeze tuition for most students over concerns that many are struggling financially because of the coronavirus pandemic. The vote applies to all...

We need to plan: UK travel urges clarity from government

Apr. 14, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Leaders from Britain's aviation industry joined forces Wednesday to urge the British government to ensure that popular European destinations face the least onerous coronavirus travel restrictions when holidays are allowed again. Under the government's new...

Biden to address Congress under security, COVID restrictions

Apr. 14, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress will look like no other in recent memory. The traditional speech for the new president, set for April 28, will unfold against the backdrop of heightened security in the aftermath of the...

New Treasury office to oversee billions in virus relief help

Apr. 14, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department has created a new office to supervise the disbursement of the billions of dollars in relief money authorized by Congress to combat the coronavirus-related recession. Officials said Wednesday that the goal is to streamline the process and ensure that...

Many say now is the time to fight racial bias in foster care

Apr. 14, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

Cheri Williams looks back with regret at the start of her career as a child welfare caseworker in 1998. Systemic racism is a major reason why. “I removed probably about 100 kids from their homes in the 15 months I was an investigator … a lot of them were children of...

Belgium eases lockdown, plans to open terraces in May

Apr. 14, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium is planning to reopen restaurants and bars for outdoor service next month and to lift a night-time curfew as new COVID-19 cases continue to go down in the country. Prime Minister Alexander De Croo made the announcement on Wednesday following a...

Europe scrambles as J&J vaccine delay deals another blow

Apr. 14, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — European countries diverged Wednesday on whether they would push ahead with giving their residents Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine after reports of very rare blood clots in a handful of recipients in the United States. While some...

Colorado advises new shots for those vaccinated at spa

Apr. 14, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Nearly 4,000 people who received COVID-19 vaccinations at a Colorado Springs medical spa need to be re-vaccinated because health officials have been unable to verify that the vaccines were properly stored there, the Colorado Department of Public Health said...