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Gun rights advocates sue lawmakers over virtual meetings

Apr. 09, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Gun rights advocates have filed a federal lawsuit challenging continued virtual meetings of the Delaware General Assembly after Democrats rammed two controversial gun-control bills through the state Senate. The lawsuit was filed Friday against...

Arkansas reports 178 new virus cases, prison visits expand

Apr. 09, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Friday reported 178 new coronavirus cases as the state's prison system expanded its in-person visitation to six more facilities. The Department of Health said the state's virus cases since the pandemic began now totals 331,882. The...

Turner homers, Dodgers beat Nats 1-0 on champs' ring day

Apr. 09, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner homered in the sixth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their World Series ring ceremony day with a 1-0 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday. Walker Buehler pitched six strong innings as the Dodgers won a tidy...

Countries worldwide hit new records for virus cases, deaths

Apr. 09, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

Ambulances filled with breathless patients lined up in Brazil as nations around the world set new records Thursday for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections. The disease surged even in some countries that have kept the virus in check. In the United States,...

Brazil's daily deaths from COVID pass 4,000 for first time

Apr. 09, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil reported a 24-hour tally of COVID-19 deaths exceeding 4,000 for the first time Tuesday, becoming the second nation to go above that daily threshold. Many governors, mayors and judges are reopening parts of the economy despite lingering chaos in...

Blue Jays' Teoscar Hernández on IL after COVID close contact

Apr. 09, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have placed outfielder Teoscar Hernández on the injured list after he was exposed to someone with a positive coronavirus case outside of the team. Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Friday the team is conducting contact...

Medical examiner blames police pressure for Floyd's death

Apr. 09, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The chief medical examiner who ruled George Floyd’s death a homicide testified Friday that the way police held him down and compressed his neck “was just more than Mr. Floyd could take,” given the condition of his heart. Dr. Andrew Baker, the...

Virus-battered Canucks aim to complete condensed season

Apr. 09, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks are recovering from the NHL’s worst COVID-19 outbreak and believe they can complete the pandemic-condensed season. An outbreak has ripped through the team over the past week and a half with 25 people — 21...

Shots for shots: New Orleans bars offer vaccines

Apr. 09, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bars in New Orleans are doing their part to battle the coronavirus pandemic. Local media reported that two of the city’s bars are holding events where patrons can get the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The Dragon’s...

Feds charge 3 more in massive California unemployment fraud

Apr. 09, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Friday that they have charged three Southern California women with using prison inmates' names to bilk a state agency out of a combined nearly $1.25 million in coronavirus-related unemployment benefits, the latest allegations in an ongoing...