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Families traumatized by violence face crime scene cleanup

Apr. 10, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the days after Patricia Norris was murdered in her West Oak Lane home, her family was busy planning the unexpected funeral, and investigators had finished collecting evidence. But no one told the Norris family what they’d find when they came back to the house to...

The Latest: US 7th Fleet: 14,000 personnel fully vaccinated

Apr. 09, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

PHILIPPINE SEA — The U.S. 7th Fleet that operates throughout the Indo-Pacific says more than 14,000 of its service members have received their full doses of the coronavirus vaccine, which it began administering on January 5. “We are in a pandemic and our principle...

Alaska files lawsuit against toxic chemical producers

Apr. 09, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska officials have filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of toxic, man-made “forever chemicals” that have been detected in some of the state's groundwater. The lawsuit filed Wednesday names large chemical-making corporations such as 3M,...

Musk statement on Tesla production raises questions

Apr. 09, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk is once again drawing scrutiny for questionable comments he made to Wall Street analysts, this time involving the status of his company’s vehicle production. On a Jan. 27 conference call to discuss Tesla's fourth-quarter earnings,...

Chip shortage forces more production cuts by GM, Ford

Apr. 08, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The global shortage of semiconductors has forced General Motors and Ford to further cut production at their North American factories as chip supplies seem to be growing tighter. The shutdowns likely will crimp dealer inventory of vehicles made at the...

Okta, Silicon Motion rise; Apogee, Constellation fall

Apr. 08, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Thursday: Okta Inc., up $15.92 to $238.48. The cloud computing company gave investors an encouraging update on its operations and plans for growth. ...

The Latest: 11 new COVID-19 cases in China's lone outbreak

Apr. 07, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

BEIJING — Chinese officials say 11 more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in a southwestern city bordering Myanmar that is the scene of China’s current sole active outbreak. Cases in the Yunnan province city of Ruili have topped 100, including those not...

Colorado legislation would expand foreign drug imports

Apr. 07, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill to add more countries to a state program that imports prescription drugs from Canada. The state House Health and Insurance committee passed a bill Wednesday that would expand the program if the federal program is...

Man, a steal! Rare Superman comic sells for record $3.25M

Apr. 07, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the few copies of the comic book that introduced Superman to the world has sold for a super-sized, record-setting price. The issue of Action Comics #1 went for $3.25 million in a private sale, ComicConnect.com, an online auction and consignment...

3rd health minister fired in virus-battered Czech Republic

Apr. 07, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech Prime Minster Andrej Babis fired his health minister on Wednesday, the third to have been ousted during the pandemic in one of Europe's hardest-hit countries. Jan Blatny was replaced by Petr Arenberger, the director of Prague’s University Hospital...