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New Mexico among states grappling to reform policing

Apr. 22, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death and protests that followed, state lawmakers in New Mexico have eliminated police immunity from prosecution in state courts and enacted a flurry of reforms aimed at addressing racial inequities. The...

Iowa sees increase in people hospitalized with virus

Apr. 22, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa public health officials reported a rise in coronavirus-related hospitalizations Thursday with a 36% increase in patients admitted in the last 24 hours and a slight increase in patients remaining in hospitals fighting the virus. Iowa...

Arkansas marks 1 million virus vaccine shots administered

Apr. 22, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Thursday marked 1 million coronavirus vaccine shots administered in the state so far, though the governor acknowledged more needs to be done to increase demand. Gov. Asa Hutchinson was on hand as health officials administered the...

DeSantis, Army Corps reach deal on major Everglades project.

Apr. 22, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an agreement Thursday with the Army Corps of Engineers that will continue work on a key reservoir in Everglades restoration. Work on the long-stalled Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir in western Palm Beach County...

Wine giant fights South Carolina's quirky liquor laws

Apr. 22, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The biggest winemaker in the United States wants to open an East Coast bottling and distribution center in South Carolina, investing $400 million and hiring up to 500 people. But it isn't the taxpayer money and other typical incentives being...

Mushroom hunters find human skull southwest of Salina

Apr. 22, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Mushroom hunters in a rural, wooded area of central Kansas found a human skull, the Saline County Sheriff’s Department reported. The discovery was made by the two men Tuesday evening about 10 miles southwest of Salina, the Salina Journal reported....

DA: Boulder shooting suspect had 10 high-capacity magazines

Apr. 22, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The man accused of killing 10 people at a crowded Colorado supermarket last month armed himself with 10 high-capacity ammunition magazines, devices banned in the state after previous mass shootings, a prosecutor said Thursday. Boulder County...

Caserio tries to improve Texans without pick in 1st 2 rounds

Apr. 22, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

67. HOUSTON TEXANS (4-12) LAST SEASON: Coach/general manager Bill O’Brien was fired after an 0-4 start and Romeo Crennel took over as interim coach. He couldn’t turn things around, and the Texans finished 4-12 after winning the AFC South the previous two seasons....

The Latest: Pope Francis praises efforts in climate summit

Apr. 22, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Joe Biden's global climate summit (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Pope Francis is urging participants in the U.S.-hosted global climate summit to ensure that the post-pandemic world is cleaner, purer and...

EPA review faults permitting for proposed Minnesota mine

Apr. 22, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An internal investigation has found that the Environmental Protection Agency mishandled its oversight of permits for what would be Minnesota’s first copper-nickel mine, according to the federal agency's inspector general. The findings describe a...