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FBI says it interviewed FedEx mass shooter last year

Apr. 16, 2021 19:07 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...

Raul Castro resigns as Communist chief, ending era in Cuba

Apr. 16, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro said Friday he is resigning as head of Cuba’s Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership that began with his brother Fidel and country’s 1959 revolution. The 89-year-old Castro made the announcement in a speech at the opening of...

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...

Chicago police critics call for charges in shooting of boy

Apr. 16, 2021 18:39 PM 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...

After outcry, WH says Biden will lift refugee cap in May

Apr. 16, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing swift blowback from allies and aid groups, the White House on Friday said President Joe Biden plans to lift his predecessor’s historically low cap on refugees by next month, after initially moving only to expand the eligibility criteria for resettlements. ...

State's expert told grand jury police didn't kill Prude

Apr. 16, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

Prosecutors overseeing a grand jury investigation into the death of Daniel Prude last year in Rochester, New York, undercut the case for criminal charges with testimony from a medical expert who said three police officers who held Prude to the ground until he stopped breathing didn’t do...

Russia to expel 10 US diplomats in response to Biden actions

Apr. 16, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Friday responded to a barrage of new U.S. sanctions by saying it would expel 10 U.S. diplomats and take other retaliatory moves in a tense showdown with Washington. The Russian Foreign Ministry also published a list of eight current or former...

SpaceX picked for moonwalkers, on verge of 3rd crew launch

Apr. 16, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA chose SpaceX on Friday to build the lunar lander that will eventually put the first woman and person of color on the moon. The announcement came a few hours after SpaceX's most international crew of astronauts yet arrived in Florida for...

'Hillbilly' to Capitol Hill? Author eyes Senate bid in Ohio

Apr. 16, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Rodney Muterspaw figures J.D. Vance has already shown he's got what it takes to be a U.S. senator. Vance, the “Hillbilly Elegy” author and a fellow Middletown native, broke out of poverty and family chaos and never forgot his Appalachian...

'Peaky Blinders' actor Helen McCrory dies of cancer at 52

Apr. 16, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

British actor Helen McCrory, who starred in the television show “Peaky Blinders” and the “Harry Potter” movies, has died, her husband said Friday. She was 52 and had been suffering from cancer. Her husband, fellow actor Damian Lewis, said McCrory died...

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Prosecutors in grand jury probe of Daniel Prude death chose medical expert who testified police did nothing wrong

Apr. 16, 2021 19:26 PM EDT
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors in grand jury probe of Daniel Prude death chose medical expert who testified police did nothing wrong.

State's expert told grand jury police didn't kill Prude

Apr. 16, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

Prosecutors overseeing a grand jury investigation into the death of Daniel Prude last year in Rochester, New York, undercut the case for criminal charges with testimony from a medical expert who said three police officers who held Prude to the ground until he stopped breathing didn’t do...

Japan, US showcase alliance, resolve in dealing with China

Apr. 16, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga showcased the alliance between their two countries as well as their shared resolve in dealing with China as they met at the White House on Friday in Biden's first face-to-face talks with a foreign leader as...

Unstoppable Cink: 47-year-old sets midway record at Heritage

Apr. 16, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Two-time champion Stewart Cink moved into position for a third RBC Heritage title, shooting a second straight 63 to set the 36-hole scoring mark at Harbour Town. Cink, 47, appears unstoppable after two amazing days. He sits at 16-under...

New Mexico COVID-19 cases tick up as death toll tops 4K

Apr. 16, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The number of new COVID-19 cases is ticking up again in New Mexico as the death toll reached another milestone Friday. State health officials reported that four more people have succumbed to the virus, pushing the total to 4,001 since the...

FBI says it interviewed FedEx mass shooter last year

Apr. 16, 2021 19:07 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...

Ontario to limit outdoor gatherings amid wave of infections

Apr. 16, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The premier of Canada’s most populous province said Friday he will be limiting outdoor gatherings to those in the same household and will close playgrounds and golf courses amid a record wave of coronavirus infections fueled by variants. Police in...

New Texas COVID-19 cases just short of norm; deaths top norm

Apr. 16, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The newly reported COVID-19 cases in Texas on Friday fell just short of the average for the past seven days. However, the state's daily COVID-19 death toll was significantly above average. The 3,474 newly reported cases...

Families await news of missing workers on capsized ship

Apr. 16, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Worried family members were waiting Friday to hear the fate of 11 workers still missing after a lift boat capsized earlier this week off Louisiana while the Coast Guard confirmed it pulled a second body from the Gulf of Mexico's waters. ...

Raul Castro resigns as Communist chief, ending era in Cuba

Apr. 16, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro said Friday he is resigning as head of Cuba’s Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership that began with his brother Fidel and country’s 1959 revolution. The 89-year-old Castro made the announcement in a speech at the opening of...