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Jury's swift verdict for Chauvin in Floyd death: Guilty

Apr. 21, 2021 06:31 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After three weeks of testimony, the trial of the former police officer charged with killing George Floyd ended swiftly: barely over a day of jury deliberations, then just minutes for the verdicts to be read — guilty, guilty and guilty — and Derek Chauvin was...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Apr. 21, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

St. Cloud Times. April 16, 2021. Editorial: We can’t let this happen again Last week, as the world had its eyes on Minnesota for a trial that could define the future of our criminal justice system, yet another Black man was killed by a Minnesota...

Today in History

Apr. 21, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 21, the 111th day of 2021. There are 254 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 21, 1836, an army of Texans led by Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans at San...

Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death

Apr. 20, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck in a case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and...

The Latest: Elation and wariness after verdict in Floyd case

Apr. 20, 2021 22:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd (all times local): 9 p.m. Crowds nationwide are reacting with jubilation but also with deep awareness of the progress...

Many hail verdict in Floyd death, say much work remains

Apr. 20, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

The nation watched as former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin went on trial for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee, and news of his conviction on charges of murder and manslaughter rippled across the globe. Many hailed the outcome as a step toward...

Biden nominates 4 for Tennessee Valley Authority board

Apr. 20, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated four people for the board of a federal utility. The White House announced Tuesday that Biden has picked Beth Geer, Robert Klein, Kimberly Lewis and Michelle Moore for five-year terms on the Tennessee Valley...

Former U.S. education secretary runs for Maryland governor

Apr. 20, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former U.S. Education Secretary John King says he's running for governor of Maryland. King, who was education secretary in former President Barack Obama's administration, announced on social media Tuesday he is seeking the Democratic nomination in...

In death, long after loss, Mondale's liberal legacy stands

Apr. 20, 2021 06:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the last days of his life, former Vice President Walter Mondale received a steady stream of phone calls of appreciation. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris all called to say goodbye and thank you. ...

Mondale remembered as effective policymaker, public servant

Apr. 20, 2021 05:57 AM EDT

Reaction to the death of former Vice President Walter Mondale, who died Monday in Minneapolis at age 93: “Today I mourn the passing of my dear friend Walter Mondale, who I consider the best vice president in our country’s history. During our administration, Fritz used...