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Indian hospitals plead for oxygen, country sets virus record

Apr. 23, 2021 04:35 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India put oxygen tankers on special express trains as major hospitals in New Delhi on Friday begged on social media for more supplies to save COVID-19 patients who are struggling to breathe. More than a dozen people died when an oxygen-fed fire ripped through a coronavirus...

Evidence in Chauvin case contradicted first police statement

Apr. 23, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Moments after former officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder in George Floyd's death, copies of the original Minneapolis police statement began recirculating on social media. It attributed Floyd's death to “medical distress” and made no mention that the Black...

Oscar slate holds 'firsts' for Asian actors, filmmakers

Apr. 22, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

It may be hard to believe that there are still many “firsts” left to check off after 93 years of the Academy Awards, and yet this year there were a handful for Asian actors and filmmakers. Steven Yeun ("Minari") became the first Asian American...

Algerian professor gets 3-year jail term for offending Islam

Apr. 22, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian court on Thursday convicted a high-profile university professor specializing in Islam of offending the Muslim religion, and sentenced him to three years in prison. Said Djabelkhir was not immediately jailed and said he would appeal,...

Leslie Jordan parlays Instagram fame with new book and album

Apr. 22, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year at this time, as much of the world was on lockdown due to the pandemic, Leslie Jordan began posting daily videos of himself on Instagram. The actor known for roles in the “American Horror Story” franchise and “Will & Grace” was...

Police officers revive infant that stopped breathing

Apr. 22, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police officers in a Massachusetts city have revived an infant who had stopped breathing. Springfield police said in a Facebook post that three officers responded to a report of a 3-month-old boy who wasn't breathing on Tuesday. They found the...

Police department apologizes for post critical of Floyd

Apr. 22, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police department is apologizing after a social media post critical of George Floyd was shared on the department's official Facebook page. The since-deleted post appeared shortly after a Minnesota jury found former Minneapolis...

Omaha radio host fired for tweet criticized as racist

Apr. 21, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A conservative radio host in Omaha was fired Wednesday after he posted a social media comment criticized as racist minutes after the conviction of a white former Minneapolis police officer for the killing last year of a Black man. KFAB afternoon...

Florida House overwhelmingly approves consumer privacy bill

Apr. 21, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House resoundingly approved a consumer privacy bill on Wednesday, giving the public an opportunity to regain ownership of the personal data collected by companies and the right to sue companies for mishandling information in a marketplace where consumers...

Floyd's brother expresses gratitude to Raiders for support

Apr. 21, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

The brother of George Floyd thanked the Las Vegas Raiders for their support after owner Mark Davis issued a statement on Twitter that drew backlash following the conviction of a police officer who killed Floyd. Philonise Floyd issued a statement through the family's...