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Minnesota mayor blasts police tactics to control protesters

Apr. 17, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Elected leaders in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright want officers to scale back their tactics amid nightly protests, leaving some law enforcement called in to assist asking whether the city still wants their help. ...

Mexico says 14 townships refuse coronavirus vaccines

Apr. 16, 2021 23:57 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican health authorities said Friday that 14 of the country’s roughly 2,600 townships have refused to allow vaccination teams to administer anti-coronavirus doses there, and a convoy transporting vaccines came under an armed attack in another part of the country. ...

Daily Camera seeks review of Open Records Act ruling

Apr. 16, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Boulder's Daily Camera newspaper is seeking a review of a district court ruling that found that University of Colorado regents could refuse to disclose the names and applications of finalists for the university president's job in 2019. Thursday's...

How the Kremlin provides a safe harbor for ransomware

Apr. 16, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A global epidemic of digital extortion known as ransomware is crippling local governments, hospitals, school districts and businesses by scrambling their data files until they pay up. Law enforcement has been largely powerless to stop it. One big reason:...

Municipal mask mandates remain in place across New Hampshire

Apr. 16, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's statewide mask mandate has been lifted, but local ordinances requiring the use of face coverings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus remain in place in several communities. Nashua was the first city to enact an ordinance...

'Hillbilly' to Capitol Hill? Author eyes Senate bid in Ohio

Apr. 16, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Rodney Muterspaw figures J.D. Vance has already shown he's got what it takes to be a U.S. senator. Vance, the “Hillbilly Elegy” author and a fellow Middletown native, broke out of poverty and family chaos and never forgot his Appalachian...

Former city councilman in Jackson dies at 85

Apr. 16, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Funeral services are scheduled next week for former Jackson City Councilman Frank Bluntson who died Tuesday. Bluntson represented the city's Ward 4 from 2005 to 2013, serving several years as president of the council. He was in bad health the last...

Second jury convicts Rapid City man of assaulting 3 girls

Apr. 16, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man accused of sexually assaulting three young girls in Pennington County has been convicted after his first trial ended when the jury could not unanimously agree on his guilt or innocence. Teddy Guzman, 38, was found guilty of...

Ricketts creates credential system for media covering events

Apr. 16, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — News outlets that want to attend Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts' press conferences will have to answer detailed questions about their business model and submit a notarized letter from a manager before they'll be given access to ask questions under a new policy the governor's...

Georgia city's mayor responds to mismanagement allegations

Apr. 15, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

STONECREST, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia mayor under fire for alleged mismanagement of $6 million in COVID-19 relief funds on Thursday called the investigation political and he criticized a recent change to the city charter that stripped him of most of his power. But...