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Biden summit draws climate vows from sparring global leaders

Apr. 22, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden convened leaders of the world's most powerful countries on Thursday to try to spur global efforts against climate change, drawing commitments from Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin to cooperate on cutting emissions...

A philanthropic drive to aid Black women is gaining momentum

Apr. 22, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

The needs of Black women and girls have become a focus of philanthropic efforts as major donors seek to narrow a racial wealth gap and address chronic funding disparities for groups that serve minority women. This week's guilty verdicts for Derek Chauvin, the former...

Officials: Biden preparing to recognize Armenian genocide

Apr. 21, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is preparing to formally acknowledge that the systematic killing and deportation of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in modern-day Turkey more than a century ago was genocide, according to U.S. officials. The...

NY man's trial starts for Jan. 6-related online threats

Apr. 21, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor urged a jury in a trial's opening statement Wednesday to convict a New York man who threatened to kill members of Congress in a video posted online, but a defense lawyer dismissed his rants as speech-protected hyperbole so absurd that they bordered on comedy. ...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Apr. 21, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

Audible best-sellers for the week ending April 16th: Nonfiction 1. Beginner’s Mind by Yo-Yo Ma, performed by the author (Audible Originals) 2. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) ...

AP sources: Biden to pledge halving greenhouse gases by 2030

Apr. 21, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030 as he convenes a virtual climate summit with 40 world leaders, according to three people with knowledge of the White House plans. The 50% target would nearly...

Jury's swift verdict for Chauvin in Floyd death: Guilty

Apr. 21, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After three weeks of testimony, the trial of the former police officer charged with killing George Floyd ended swiftly: barely over a day of jury deliberations, then just minutes for the verdicts to be read — guilty, guilty and guilty — and Derek Chauvin was...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Apr. 21, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

St. Cloud Times. April 16, 2021. Editorial: We can’t let this happen again Last week, as the world had its eyes on Minnesota for a trial that could define the future of our criminal justice system, yet another Black man was killed by a Minnesota...

Today in History

Apr. 21, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 21, the 111th day of 2021. There are 254 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 21, 1836, an army of Texans led by Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans at San...

Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death

Apr. 20, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck in a case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and...