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Police: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun

Apr. 12, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, as the man struggled with police, the city’s police chief said Monday. Brooklyn Center...

Taliban not ready to meet Afghan govt in Turkey as US wants

Apr. 12, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Taliban spokesman said Monday the religious militia won’t attend a peace conference tentatively planned for later this week in Turkey, putting U.S. efforts to get a peace plan anytime soon in jeopardy. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken...

Major training: Biden dog gets help adjusting to White House

Apr. 12, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden's dog Major will get professional help adjusting to the White House after a pair of biting incidents last month. Private training for the 3-year-old German shepherd will be conducted “off-site” — not...

White House issuing reports on states' infrastructure needs

Apr. 12, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden White House is amplifying the push for its $2.3 trillion infrastructure package with the release of state-by-state breakdowns that show the dire shape of roads, bridges, the power grid and housing affordability. The figures in the state...

Iran blames Israel for sabotage at Natanz nuclear site

Apr. 12, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran blamed Israel on Monday for an attack on its underground Natanz nuclear facility that damaged its centrifuges — sabotage that imperils ongoing talks over Tehran's tattered nuclear deal and brings a shadow war between the two countries into the...

CDC chief urges Michigan to 'close things down' amid spike

Apr. 12, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that Michigan should “close things down” to help address surging coronavirus infections, days after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer instead urged people to voluntarily restrict certain activities. ...

Biden names 2 ex-NSA officials for senior cyber positions

Apr. 12, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has selected two former senior National Security Agency officials for key cyber roles in his administration, the White House said Monday. Chris Inglis, a former NSA deputy director, is being nominated as the government's first...

Biden picks 2 Trump critics for border, immigration roles

Apr. 12, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday nominated two critics of Trump-era immigration policies for key roles at the Department of Homeland Security. The nominations come as the Biden administration faces a rising number of people attempting to enter the...

Pennsylvania: All adults eligible for vaccine on Tuesday

Apr. 12, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

Pennsylvania will expand eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to all adults beginning Tuesday, nearly a week ahead of schedule, state officials announced Monday. The quicker rollout was enabled by “ongoing appointment availability” in many parts of the state, state...

US stocks wobble, hover near record highs as tech slides

Apr. 12, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

Stocks wobbled between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Monday after the market hit record highs last week. Investors are continuing to focus on the economic recovery as well as concerns about inflation and rising bond yields. The S&P 500 index mostly...