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Iran calls Natanz atomic site blackout 'nuclear terrorism'

Apr. 11, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Sunday described a blackout at its underground Natanz atomic facility an act of “nuclear terrorism,” raising regional tensions as world powers and Tehran continue to negotiate over its tattered nuclear deal. While there...

Brazil's virus outlook darkens amid vaccine supply snags

Apr. 11, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — April is shaping up to be Brazil’s darkest month yet in the pandemic, with hospitals struggling with a crush of patients, deaths on track for record highs and few signs of a reprieve from a troubled vaccination program in Latin America's largest nation. ...

Trump goes after Pence, McConnell in speech to party donors

Apr. 11, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It was supposed to be a unifying weekend for a Republican Party at war with itself over former President Donald Trump’s divisive leadership. But Trump himself shattered two days of relative peace in his closing remarks to the GOP’s top donors when he insulted the...

For Chauvin's trial attorney, it's all about raising doubt

Apr. 11, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin's defense attorney was questioning George Floyd's girlfriend about the couple buying drugs when he abruptly shifted gears for what seemed an innocuous question: He presumed the couple had pet names for each other. Under what name, he asked, did she appear in...

Some GOP-led states target abortions done through medication

Apr. 11, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

About 40% of all abortions in the U.S. are now done through medication — rather than surgery — and that option has become all the more pivotal during the COVID-19 pandemic. Abortion rights advocates say the pandemic has demonstrated the value of medical care provided...

Andrew: Philip's death has left 'huge void' in queen's life

Apr. 11, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The death of Prince Philip has left a “huge void” in Queen Elizabeth II’s life, their son Prince Andrew said Sunday, as Princess Anne paid tribute to her father as “my teacher, my supporter and my critic.” As hundreds well-wishers continued to...

Pentagon chief declares 'ironclad' US commitment to Israel

Apr. 11, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Sunday declared an “enduring and ironclad” American commitment to Israel, reinforcing support at a tense time in Israeli politics and amid questions about the Biden administration's efforts to revive nuclear negotiations...

Ecuador, Peru head to polls under strict virus measures

Apr. 11, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Ecuador and Peru were choosing new presidents Sunday under strict public health measures prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, which has recently strengthened in the neighboring South American nations. Ecuadoreans face a runoff between a conservative...

Business faces tricky path navigating post-Trump politics

Apr. 11, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than a half-century, the voice emerging from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s monolithic, Beaux Arts-styled building near the White House was predictable: It was the embodiment of American business and, more specifically, a shared set of interests with the...

Jordanian prince makes first public appearance since arrest

Apr. 11, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's Prince Hamzah on Sunday made his first public appearance since he was placed under house arrest last week, reciting Quranic verses together with King Abdullah II at the graves of their forefathers. The gesture appeared to be an attempted show of unity on a...

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Vermont authorities search for man charged in assault

Apr. 11, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Authorities in Vermont continue to look for a man with a long criminal record who allegedly assaulted a neighbor in Marshfield last week. Police on Sunday went door-to-door, and searched buildings and a barn in Marshfield for Harley Breer, 51. ...

2 shot in Worecester; suspect arrested at hospital

Apr. 11, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A 25-year-old man has been charged with shooting two people in Worcester on Saturday night, police said in a statement Sunday. Troy Morvan faces several charges including two counts of armed assault to murder and carrying a firearm without a...

Crews work to contain 2 small wildfires on Rio Chama bosque

Apr. 11, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Crews were working Sunday to fully contain two small wildfires on the Rio Chama bosque in Albuquerque that forced some evacuations of residents. Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s officials said evacuations were lifted Saturday night and the cause of...

Officials: Missing kayaker's body found in Middlebury pond

Apr. 11, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. (AP) — Rescue workers recovered the body of a missing kayaker in Middlebury on Sunday. Middlebury Fire Chief Brett Kales told the Connecticut Post that the body of the kayaker who was reported missing in Long Meadow Pond on Saturday was found Sunday...

Ecuador, Peru head to polls under strict virus measures

Apr. 11, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Ecuador and Peru were choosing new presidents Sunday under strict public health measures prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, which has recently strengthened in the neighboring South American nations. Ecuadoreans face a runoff between a conservative...

Young woman dies when electrocuted during Florida storm

Apr. 11, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A 20-year-old woman died Sunday during a strong storm that swept through central Florida, damaging homes and businesses. The woman was driving in Spring Hill, north of Tampa, when a tree fell into her car. When she stepped out, she was...

2-week deer season approved, rifles banned from turkey hunts

Apr. 11, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

HARRIBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Game Commission has approved concurrent hunting for antlered and antlerless deer through the duration of the 2021-22 firearms deer season. LNP newspaper reports that commission members acknowledged at their spring meeting Saturday...

Ex-NJ police chief sentencing postponed for medical reasons

Apr. 11, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The sentencing of a former New Jersey police chief, who was convicted of lying to the FBI and is awaiting retrial on hate crime assault and civil rights violation charges, was postponed. Former Bordentown Township police chief Frank Nucera, 64, had...

Man charged with murder in Missouri convenience store attack

Apr. 11, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

KOSHKONONG, Mo. (AP) — A 28-year-old man has been charged in the fatal shooting of one person and the wounding of three more at a convenience store in a small southern Missouri town. Christopher Lindley of Thayer, Missouri, was charged with first-degree murder and...

Anti-Islamic ex-lawmaker named Oklahoma GOP chairman

Apr. 11, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former state representative with a reputation for anti-Islamic rhetoric has been elected as chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party. Former state Rep. John Bennett won a first-ballot victory at the party convention Saturday at the Oklahoma City...