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VP Harris sits at counter where Greensboro Four made history

Apr. 19, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

Vice President Kamala Harris took a detour while visiting North Carolina on Monday to sit at the same lunch counter where four Black college students known as the Greensboro Four conducted a peaceful sit-in 61 years ago that became defining moment in the civil rights movement. ...

Miners' union backs shift from coal in exchange for jobs

Apr. 19, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest coal miners' union said Monday it would accept President Joe Biden's plan to move away from coal and other fossil fuels in exchange for a “true energy transition" that includes thousands of jobs in renewable energy and spending on technology to make...

Biden feels heat on emissions goal as climate summit nears

Apr. 19, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Joe Biden convenes a virtual climate summit on Thursday with 40 world leaders, he faces a vexing task: how to put forward a nonbinding but symbolic goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that will have a tangible impact on climate change efforts not only in...

Scrutiny of Tesla crash a sign that regulation may be coming

Apr. 19, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The fiery crash of a Tesla near Houston with no one behind the wheel is drawing scrutiny from two federal agencies that could bring new regulation of electronic systems that take on some driving tasks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

Rep. Liz Cheney outraises challengers for 2022 primaries

Apr. 19, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney has reported a strong start to her campaign's fundraising efforts for the 2022 primary election, when she is set to face challengers that have surfaced since her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump. ...

Gaetz, Greene flaunt new paths to power, testing GOP leaders

Apr. 19, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders have always faced rebels in their ranks. But Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene are presenting top House Republicans with a test of how to handle a new breed of Trump-era, social media-savvy firebrands. Gaetz, a...

AP source: Guantanamo prisoners now getting COVID-19 vaccine

Apr. 19, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center can now begin getting the COVID-19 vaccine, a senior defense official told The Associated Press on Monday, months after a plan to inoculate them was scuttled over outrage that many Americans weren’t eligible to receive the...

Medical ruling: Capitol cop Sicknick died of natural causes

Apr. 19, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was injured while confronting rioters during the Jan. 6 insurrection, suffered a stroke and died from natural causes, the Washington, D.C., medical examiner's office ruled Monday, a finding that lessens the chances that anyone...

India's capital to lock down amid explosive virus surge

Apr. 19, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi imposed a weeklong lockdown Monday night to prevent the collapse of the Indian capital's health system, which authorities said had been pushed to its limit amid an explosive surge in coronavirus cases. In scenes familiar from surges elsewhere,...

The Latest: Vt. ski resorts' winter pandemic loss at $100M

Apr. 19, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Ski Areas Association says the state’s ski resorts lost an estimated $100 million this winter during the pandemic. The Rutland Herald says Vermont state officials estimate that equates to $700 million in total losses for the economy. ...