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Chauvin won't testify at murder trial in Floyd's death

Apr. 15, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd rested its case Thursday without putting Chauvin on the stand, presenting a total of two days of testimony to the prosecution’s two weeks. Chauvin, his...

US expels Russian diplomats, imposes new round of sanctions

Apr. 15, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday announced the expulsion of 10 Russian diplomats and sanctions against dozens of people and companies as it moved to hold the Kremlin accountable for interference in last year's presidential election and the hacking of federal agencies....

India's biggest cities shut down as new virus cases hit 200K

Apr. 15, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's two largest cities imposed stringent restrictions on movement and one planned to use hotels and banquet halls to treat coronavirus patients as new infections in the country shot past 200,000 Thursday amid a devastating surge that is straining a fragile health...

Blinken in Afghanistan to sell Biden troop withdrawal

Apr. 15, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Thursday to sell Afghan leaders and a wary public on President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw all American troops from the country and end America's longest war. ...

EXPLAINER: Ex-officer on trial for Floyd death won't testify

Apr. 15, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in George Floyd’s death said Thursday that he won't testify in his own defense, invoking his right to remain silent and leave the burden of proof on the state. It was a high-stakes decision....

Ex-Minnesota cop faces hearing in shooting of Daunte Wright

Apr. 15, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Black community leaders and family members of Daunte Wright were calling for more serious charges against a white police officer in Wright's death, comparing her case to the murder charge brought against a Black officer who killed a white woman in nearby...

Divers aim to reach capsized vessel in search for survivors

Apr. 15, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — With 12 people still missing from a capsized oil industry vessel, Coast Guard divers waited for a break in stormy weather Thursday that would allow them to reach the hull and search for survivors. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan...

Coronavirus hug image named World Press Photo of the Year

Apr. 15, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A photo symbolizing “love and compassion” of an 85-year-old Brazilian woman getting her first embrace in five months from a nurse through a transparent “hug curtain” was named the World Press Photo of the Year on Thursday. The...

J-Rod are done: Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez have split

Apr. 15, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — J-Lo and A-Rod are no longer J-Rod — officially. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez told the “Today” show Thursday in a joint statement that they are calling off their two-year engagement. “We have realized we are better as...

What is a COVID-19 vaccine passport, and will I need one?

Apr. 15, 2021 03:24 AM EDT

What is a COVID-19 vaccine passport, and will I need one? “Vaccine passports," or vaccine certificates, are documents that show you were vaccinated against COVID-19 or recently tested negative for the virus. They could help you get into places such as stadiums or even...

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Ex-police chief in central Kansas convicted in stalking case

Apr. 15, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A jury has convicted a former central Kansas police chief of several felony counts brought against him in a domestic stalking case. A Reno County jury found Brian Treaster guilty Wednesday of stalking and criminal threat, as well as misdemeanor...

Both sides in the trial over the death of George Floyd finish presenting their cases, with closing arguments on Monday

Apr. 15, 2021 12:12 PM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Both sides in the trial over the death of George Floyd finish presenting their cases, with closing arguments on Monday.

EXPLAINER: Ex-officer on trial for Floyd death won't testify

Apr. 15, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in George Floyd’s death said Thursday that he won't testify in his own defense, invoking his right to remain silent and leave the burden of proof on the state. It was a high-stakes decision....

Pedestrian struck, killed by Washington County deputy

Apr. 15, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian was killed after being struck by an on-duty Washington County deputy early Thursday morning. KOIN reports the crash occurred shortly before 2 a.m. in Beaverton near the Nike World Headquarters. The...

Massachusetts state trooper to argue self-defense in assault

Apr. 15, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — The lawyer for a Massachusetts State Police trooper who allegedly assaulted and kidnapped his girlfriend in New Hampshire says he is going to argue self-defense. In court Thursday, the attorney for Sgt. Bryan Erickson says he’ll be filing a...

Georgia sheriff's investigator indicted on sex crime charges

Apr. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

QUITMAN, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia sheriff's investigator has been indicted for rape, incest and child molestation. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced the indictment Wednesday, saying 44-year-old Will Cope of Quitman resigned after he was arrested. ...

EU Parliament committee backs Brexit trade deal

Apr. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union Parliament committees overwhelmingly backed the new trade deal between the 27-nation bloc and former member Britain Thursday, pushing it onward to the full legislature for a final vote expected later this month. The EU and the United...

Man dies after skid loader goes into farm pond near Colton

Apr. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal farm accident. Deputies, Colton firefighters and state Department of Emergency Management employees were dispatched were dispatched to the farm about 5 p.m. Wednesday where a skid...

Germany sees record vaccinations amid hospital warning

Apr. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German officials said Thursday that the country has set a new record for the number of COVID-19 vaccinations in a single day, even as authorities warned that hospitals are seeing a “dramatic” rise in the number of coronavirus patients needing treatment. ...

St Vincent fears COVID-19 outbreak with volcano evacuations

Apr. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — Officials in St. Vincent said Thursday that they were extremely worried about a COVID-19 outbreak given the lack of water and more positive cases being reported as thousands of evacuees fleeing the erupting volcano crowd into shelters and private homes. ...