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Iran calls Natanz atomic site blackout 'nuclear terrorism'

Apr. 11, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Sunday described a blackout at its underground Natanz atomic facility an act of “nuclear terrorism,” raising regional tensions as world powers and Tehran continue to negotiate over its tattered nuclear deal. While there...

Brazil's virus outlook darkens amid vaccine supply snags

Apr. 11, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — April is shaping up to be Brazil’s darkest month yet in the pandemic, with hospitals struggling with a crush of patients, deaths on track for record highs and few signs of a reprieve from a troubled vaccination program in Latin America's largest nation. ...

Trump goes after Pence, McConnell in speech to party donors

Apr. 11, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It was supposed to be a unifying weekend for a Republican Party at war with itself over former President Donald Trump’s divisive leadership. But Trump himself shattered two days of relative peace in his closing remarks to the GOP’s top donors when he insulted the...

For Chauvin's trial attorney, it's all about raising doubt

Apr. 11, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin's defense attorney was questioning George Floyd's girlfriend about the couple buying drugs when he abruptly shifted gears for what seemed an innocuous question: He presumed the couple had pet names for each other. Under what name, he asked, did she appear in...

Some GOP-led states target abortions done through medication

Apr. 11, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

About 40% of all abortions in the U.S. are now done through medication — rather than surgery — and that option has become all the more pivotal during the COVID-19 pandemic. Abortion rights advocates say the pandemic has demonstrated the value of medical care provided...

Andrew: Philip's death has left 'huge void' in queen's life

Apr. 11, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The death of Prince Philip has left a “huge void” in Queen Elizabeth II’s life, their son Prince Andrew said Sunday, as Princess Anne paid tribute to her father as “my teacher, my supporter and my critic.” As hundreds well-wishers continued to...

Pentagon chief declares 'ironclad' US commitment to Israel

Apr. 11, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Sunday declared an “enduring and ironclad” American commitment to Israel, reinforcing support at a tense time in Israeli politics and amid questions about the Biden administration's efforts to revive nuclear negotiations...

Business faces tricky path navigating post-Trump politics

Apr. 11, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than a half-century, the voice emerging from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s monolithic, Beaux Arts-styled building near the White House was predictable: It was the embodiment of American business and, more specifically, a shared set of interests with the...

Jordanian prince makes first public appearance since arrest

Apr. 11, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's Prince Hamzah on Sunday made his first public appearance since he was placed under house arrest last week, reciting Quranic verses together with King Abdullah II at the graves of their forefathers. The gesture appeared to be an attempted show of unity on a...

Biden sees `win' for US in electric vehicle battery deal

Apr. 11, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two big South Korean electric vehicle battery makers said Sunday they have settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one company to move ahead with plans to manufacture batteries in Georgia. President Joe Biden called it “a win for American workers and the...

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Mexican candidate accused of rape vows to block elections

Apr. 11, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican ruling party state candidate accused of rape, who later had his candidacy canceled by regulatory authorities on other grounds, said Sunday he will not allow elections in his home state unless he is allowed to run. Félix Salgado is running...

New book asks why world ignores repression by Rwandan leader

Apr. 11, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The new book " Do Not Disturb " by British author Michela Wrong questions why some in the international community continue to praise Rwandan President Paul Kagame despite repression in his central African country where he could rule until 2034. ...

Police say NY officer in critical condition after stabbing

Apr. 11, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — A police officer was in critical condition Sunday after a man stabbed him in the leg following a car crash on Long Island, authorities said. A Suffolk County Police officer on patrol in Patchogue spotted a Mercedes being driven erratically with...

Southern Illinois village elects first black president

Apr. 11, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

COLP, Ill. (AP) — Voters in the southern Illinois community of Colp made history last week when they elected a Black woman village president. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports Marcella Clark was elected Tuesday with 30 votes, with...

Judge allows parts of islander suit alleging discrimination

Apr. 11, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge is letting part of a lawsuit proceed alleging a Georgia county denied services to residents of Sapelo Island in part because they are Black, but with fewer plaintiffs. The Brunswick News reports U.S. District Judge Stan Baker said...

Boater remains missing in Georgia after boat capsizes

Apr. 11, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Department of Natural Resources continues to search for a person who fell overboard in Savannah after a boat capsized. Local news outlets reported the search was scheduled to resume Sunday after stopping late Saturday night. ...

Small Kansas water utility system hacking highlights risks

Apr. 11, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

ELLSWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas utility worker has been charged with remotely tampering with a public water system's cleaning procedures, highlighting the difficulty smaller utilities face in protecting against hackers. Wyatt Travnichek, 22, was charged last...

Prisma abandons plan to buy 3 more South Carolina hospitals

Apr. 11, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

South Carolina's largest hospital system will not be buying three more hospitals, with Prisma Health announcing Friday that it was giving up the plans after an unfavorable court ruling and questions about whether the deal would give Prisma a near-monopoly over hospital care in much of the...

Iran calls Natanz atomic site blackout 'nuclear terrorism'

Apr. 11, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Sunday described a blackout at its underground Natanz atomic facility an act of “nuclear terrorism,” raising regional tensions as world powers and Tehran continue to negotiate over its tattered nuclear deal. While there...

Downtown hotel sues Charlottesville over tax bill

Apr. 11, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A hotel in downtown Charlottesville has filed a lawsuit accusing the Virginia city of overcharging it nearly $100,000 in taxes. The Daily Progress reports that Charlottesville’s City Council last week unanimously voted to allow the city...