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Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

Apr. 18, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves. ...

Police: FedEx shooter legally bought guns used in shooting

Apr. 18, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis legally bought the two rifles used in the attack despite red flag laws designed to prevent such purchases, police said. A trace of the two guns found by...

AP PHOTOS: Photographers reflect on single shot of pandemic

Apr. 18, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The images show the intimacy of husbands and wives saying goodbye for the last time, or reuniting after months apart. They honor the courage of nurses, funeral workers and clerics who risked their own health to do their jobs. They witness life slipping away, and being snatched...

Australia-New Zealand travel bubble brings relief, elation

Apr. 18, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Elation marked the opening Monday of a long-anticipated travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand. The start of quarantine-free travel was a relief for families who have been separated by the coronavirus pandemic as well as to...

Dynamic duo: CeCe Winans, Carrie Underwood own ACM Awards

Apr. 18, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CeCe Winans and Carrie Underwood brought the Academy of Country Music Awards to church on Sunday. The gospel legend and country superstar joined forces for a top-notch, powerful performance that was the show's highlight, though the event is still on for...

Police: Suspect on the run in fatal shooting of 3 in Texas

Apr. 18, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A manhunt was underway Sunday for a former sheriff's deputy wanted in the fatal shooting of three people in Austin, Texas, as an official said it wasn't known if the suspect was still in the city. Interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said those...

GOP White House hopefuls move forward as Trump considers run

Apr. 18, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than three months after former President Donald Trump left the White House, the race to succeed him atop the Republican Party is already beginning. Trump's former secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has launched an aggressive schedule, visiting...

Search for 9 missing from capsized boat in Gulf on 6th day

Apr. 18, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — For a sixth day, rescue crews returned Sunday to a capsized lift boat in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana, looking for nine crew members who have not been found, the Coast Guard said. Officials have released little information about their...

Some Jan. 6 defendants try to use journalism as riot defense

Apr. 18, 2021 07:30 AM EDT

The Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol in January created a trove of self-incriminating evidence, thoroughly documenting their actions and words in videos and social media posts. Now some of the camera-toting people in the crowd are claiming they were only there to record history...

Key moments at Derek Chauvin's trial in George Floyd's death

Apr. 18, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

The three weeks of testimony at a former Minneapolis police officer's trial in the death of George Floyd were filled with indelible moments, ranging from witnesses breaking down as they relived what they saw to a clinical account by one expert pinpointing on video the instant he believes...

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List of winners at the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards

Apr. 18, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

A list of winners in the top categories at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards, held at various locations in Nashville, Tennessee: Entertainer of the Year — Luke Bryan. Female artist of the year — Maren Morris. Male...

Asian shares mixed amid cautious outlook for global economy

Apr. 18, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid cautious optimism about a global rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark quickly lost early gains and fell 0.1% to 29,642.79, the first market reaction after a summit by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga...

Police: FedEx shooter legally bought guns used in shooting

Apr. 18, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis legally bought the two rifles used in the attack despite red flag laws designed to prevent such purchases, police said. A trace of the two guns found by...

Vigil, 'peace walk' in Chicago after police shooting of boy

Apr. 18, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — People gathered around Chicago on Sunday to remember a 13-year-old boy fatally shot by a police officer and to call for changes in policing and an end to gun violence. Sunday's events followed the release of body-camera footage showing Chicago police...

Dynamic duo: CeCe Winans, Carrie Underwood own ACM Awards

Apr. 18, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CeCe Winans and Carrie Underwood brought the Academy of Country Music Awards to church on Sunday. The gospel legend and country superstar joined forces for a top-notch, powerful performance that was the show's highlight, though the event is still on for...

Police: Suspect on the run in fatal shooting of 3 in Texas

Apr. 18, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A manhunt was underway Sunday for a former sheriff's deputy wanted in the fatal shooting of three people in Austin, Texas, as an official said it wasn't known if the suspect was still in the city. Interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said those...

13 people dead as SUV falls into Philippine irrigation canal

Apr. 18, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

BAGUIO, Philippines (AP) — Thirteen people, many of them children, drowned when their SUV plunged into an irrigation canal in a northern Philippine mountain city, police said Monday. Police said 2 of the 15 occupants of the crowded SUV survived the accident with...

Authorities say no one was driving Tesla before deadly crash

Apr. 18, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Two people were killed in Texas in the fiery crash of a Tesla and authorities say there was no one in the driver's seat at the time of the crash, although it's not clear whether the car's driver-assist system was being used. A Harris County constable told...

Woman in California dies after parachuting accident

Apr. 18, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A woman in California has died after her parachute failed to fully open as she was falling to the ground and it became tangled around her, police said. The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said the woman died on Saturday at the Lodi...

European soccer split as 12 clubs launch breakaway league

Apr. 18, 2021 21:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A group of 12 elite English, Spanish and Italian clubs dramatically split European soccer on Sunday by announcing the formation of a largely-closed Super League. They are leaving the existing UEFA-run Champions League structure despite warnings they could be kicked out of...