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Lieutenant: Kneeling on Floyd’s neck ‘totally unnecessary’

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kneeling on George Floyd 's neck while he was handcuffed and lying on his stomach was top-tier, deadly force and "totally unnecessary," the head of the Minneapolis Police Department's homicide division testified Friday. "If your knee is on a person's neck, that can kill ...

April, the giraffe that became an online star, dies

HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — April, the giraffe that became a sensation when a rural New York zoo livestreamed her 2017 pregnancy and delivery, was euthanized Friday because of advancing arthritis, the zoo said. "She is a precious member of our family, and while we knew this day would ...

High court: Charlottesville can remove Confederate statues

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia's highest court ruled Thursday that the city of Charlottesville can take down two statues of Confederate generals, including one of Robert E. Lee that became the focus of a violent white nationalist rally in 2017. The state Supreme Court overturned a Circuit ...

NYC mayor hopeful Yang in hospital for apparent kidney stone

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang is in the hospital with an apparent kidney stone, his campaign said Friday. Yang, 46, went to the emergency room after experiencing abdominal pain Friday morning, co-campaign manager Chris Coffey said in a tweet. His wife, Evelyn, ...

Lawsuits over execution of 2020 census near conclusions

Two legal challenges to the Trump administration's execution of the 2020 census neared conclusions this week in the face of changes brought by President Joe Biden's administration since he took office last January. A group of primarily Latino and Asian American advocates that had sued the ...

Fully vaccinated people can travel safely again, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) — Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can safely enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to say fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S. without getting tested for the ...

Many still hesitate to get vaccine, but reluctance is easing

So few people came for COVID-19 vaccinations in one county in North Carolina that hospitals there now allow anyone 16 or older to get a shot, regardless of where they live. Get a shot, get a free doughnut, the governor said. Alabama, with the country's lowest vaccination rate, launched a ...

Biden plan would spend $16B to clean up old mines, oil wells

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion plan to transform America's infrastructure includes $16 billion to plug old oil and gas wells and clean up abandoned mines, a longtime priority for Western and rural lawmakers from both parties. Hundreds of thousands of "orphaned" oil and ...

Biden announces huge infrastructure plan to ‘win the future’

PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Joe Biden outlined a huge $2.3 trillion plan Wednesday to reengineer the nation's infrastructure in what he billed as "a once-in-a-generation investment in America" that would undo his predecessor's signature legislative achievement — giant tax cuts for ...

Court lets woman’s defamation suit vs. Trump proceed again

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump could face questioning under oath about a former "Apprentice" contestant's sexual assault allegations against him, following a ruling from New York's highest court Tuesday. Evidence-gathering has been on hold in Summer Zervos' defamation lawsuit ...