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Kansas City man testifies he didn't kill 2 Cass County women

Apr. 14, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man on trial for two counts of first degree murder has testified that he didn't kill the two women but suggested that his dead half-brother did. Kylr Yust took the stand in his own defense Wednesday in...

Editorial Roundup: US

Apr. 14, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 14 The Chicago Tribune on the federal pause of administering the Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine: Blood clots in veins...

Arizona history -April 18-24

Apr. 14, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

Sunday, April 18 On this date in 1924, the Chiricahua National Monument was established. On this date in 1924, 1,600 motorists were stranded at points of entrance to Arizona because of the embargo on all vehicular traffic due to a hoof and mouth...

Vikes' Pierce had regrets about opt-out, but made most of it

Apr. 14, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Pierce is 28 years old, entering what ought to be the prime of his career in the NFL as a run-stopping nose tackle. In 2020, after he signed with the Minnesota Vikings but opted out of the season because of health concerns surrounding...

Navajo Nation reports no COVID-19 deaths for 4th day in row

Apr. 14, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Wednesday reported 10 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the fourth consecutive day. The latest numbers brought the pandemic totals on the tribe’s reservation to 30,279 cases and 1,262 known...

Capsized ship off Louisiana: 12 missing, 1 dead, 6 rescued

Apr. 14, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Coast Guard boats and aircraft have covered an area larger than the state of Rhode Island to search for 12 people still missing Wednesday off the Louisiana coast after their offshore oilfield vessel capsized in hurricane-force winds. One...

US Navy decommissions massive ship destroyed by fire

Apr. 14, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Navy on Wednesday decommissioned the USS Bonhomme Richard docked off San Diego nine months after flames engulfed it in one of the worst U.S. warship fires outside of combat in recent memory. The ceremony at Naval Base San Diego was not open to...

Prosecutor: Missing student killed during 1996 rape attempt

Apr. 14, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The suspect in the 1996 disappearance of California college student Kristin Smart killed her while trying rape her in his dorm room and his father helped hide the body, the San Luis Obispo County district attorney said Wednesday. District Attorney...

Michigan health chief traveled out of state amid virus spike

Apr. 14, 2021 20:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan health director Elizabeth Hertel traveled with family to Alabama for spring break last week despite her department's guidance to avoid out-of-state travel while Michigan suffers a raging coronavirus outbreak. The trip was first reported by...

Former Minnesota cop charged in shooting of Black motorist

Apr. 14, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A white former suburban Minneapolis police officer was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter for killing 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright in a shooting that ignited days of unrest and clashes between protesters and police. ...