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Alaska to offer tourists COVID-19 vaccines starting June 1

Alaska to offer tourists COVID-19 vaccines starting June 1

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 16th - 9:08pm

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Friday that COVID-19 vaccines would be made available at key airports in the state starting June 1, in unveiling plans aimed at bolstering the state's pandemic-battered tourist industry.
Israel: Rocket from Gaza is 2nd in 24 hours; no injuries

Israel: Rocket from Gaza is 2nd in 24 hours; no injuries

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 16th - 7:52pm

The Israeli military says Palestinian militants fired a rocket from Gaza into the country's south Friday, the second incident in 24 hours.
Four members of Sikh community among dead in Indianapolis FedEx shooting -group

Four members of Sikh community among dead in Indianapolis FedEx shooting -group

Alexandra Ulmer, Reuters  |  Updated Apr 16th - 6:23pm

Four members of the Sikh religious community, three women and one man, were killed in a Thursday night shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis that claimed the lives of eight workers, a community group and local leader said on Friday.
California woman says she drowned children to protect them

California woman says she drowned children to protect them

Stefanie Dazio, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 16th - 6:14pm

A California woman admitted killing her three children, saying she hugged, kissed and apologized as she drowned her infant daughter and the girl's 2- and 3-year-old siblings last weekend to save them from what she said would be a lifetime of sexual abuse.
Grand jury to consider charges in death of Texas protester

Grand jury to consider charges in death of Texas protester

Acacia Coronado/Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 6:06pm

A grand jury will consider whether to bring charges against a man who drove into a crowd demonstrating in Austin against police violence last July and shot and killed an armed protester, prosecutors said Friday.
Prosecutors in grand jury probe of Daniel Prude death chose medical expert who testified police did nothing wrong

Prosecutors in grand jury probe of Daniel Prude death chose medical expert who testified police did nothing wrong

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 5:18pm

Prosecutors in grand jury probe of Daniel Prude death chose medical expert who testified police did nothing wrong.
Judge denies Ghislaine Maxwell's motions to toss sex charges

Judge denies Ghislaine Maxwell's motions to toss sex charges

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 16th - 4:58pm

A judge on Friday rejected Ghislaine Maxwell's arguments to toss charges that she recruited three teenager girls from 1994 to 1997 for then-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse.
Gunman who killed 8 workers at Indianapolis FedEx site had been detained for mental illness

Gunman who killed 8 workers at Indianapolis FedEx site had been detained for mental illness

Maria Caspani and Mark Hosenball, Reuters  |  Updated Apr 16th - 4:40pm

The 19-year-old gunman who opened fire at a FedEx site in Indianapolis, killing eight workers before taking his own life, was a former employee with a history of mental illness that led to his detention by law enforcement last year, police and FBI officials said on Friday.
Heavy, wet snow shows another side of spring in New England

Heavy, wet snow shows another side of spring in New England

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 16th - 4:27pm

New Englanders who had enjoyed an early spring were brought back to a cold, blustery reality Friday with a storm packing powerful wind gusts, lashing rain and heavy, wet snow.
2 men killed, officer wounded in San Antonio shootout

2 men killed, officer wounded in San Antonio shootout

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 16th - 3:55pm

Two men were killed and a woman and a San Antonio police officer were wounded in a shootout Friday following a routine traffic stop.
U.S. judge rejects Ghislaine Maxwell bid to dismiss indictment, severs perjury charges

U.S. judge rejects Ghislaine Maxwell bid to dismiss indictment, severs perjury charges

Reuters  |  Updated Apr 16th - 3:36pm

A U.S. judge on Friday rejected Ghislaine Maxwell's bid to dismiss an indictment accusing her of aiding the late financier Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse of young girls between 1994 and 1997.
Lawyers don't seek trial delay in newspaper shooting case

Lawyers don't seek trial delay in newspaper shooting case

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 16th - 3:29pm

Attorneys for a man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper said Friday they will not seek a delay at this time for the second phase of his trial to determine whether he is not criminally responsible due to insanity for the attack nearly three years ago.
Lawsuit: Police drew gun on driver whose headlights were off

Lawsuit: Police drew gun on driver whose headlights were off

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 2:27pm

An officer drew a gun on a young Black driver whose only infraction was driving with his headlights off, according to a lawsuit filed against a South Carolina town and its police department.
FBI says it interviewed suspect in FedEx shooting last year after police made mental health call to his home

FBI says it interviewed suspect in FedEx shooting last year after police made mental health call to his home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 2:27pm

FBI says it interviewed suspect in FedEx shooting last year after police made mental health call to his home.
Police: Suspect in shooting at FedEx facility that killed 8 had gun seized by authorities last year

Police: Suspect in shooting at FedEx facility that killed 8 had gun seized by authorities last year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 2:16pm

Police: Suspect in shooting at FedEx facility that killed 8 had gun seized by authorities last year.
FedEx: Indianapolis shooting suspect was a former employee at facility where 8 were killed

FedEx: Indianapolis shooting suspect was a former employee at facility where 8 were killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 1:51pm

FedEx: Indianapolis shooting suspect was a former employee at facility where 8 were killed.
Shootout at Texas traffic stop leaves two dead; officer, one other wounded

Shootout at Texas traffic stop leaves two dead; officer, one other wounded

Reuters  |  Updated Apr 16th - 1:50pm

The driver and passenger of a vehicle were killed in a shootout with a San Antonio police officer on Friday, as a casual encounter abruptly turned into a life-or-death struggle that left the officer and another passenger wounded, police said.
Deputy fatally shoots knife-wielding man in South Florida

Deputy fatally shoots knife-wielding man in South Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 1:38pm

A knife-wielding man who made threats and refused to drop his weapon was fatally shot when he lunged toward a sheriff's deputy outside a South Florida strip mall, investigators said.
NPA Announces Chalasani, Tetzlaff Win Awards of Highest Distinction

NPA Announces Chalasani, Tetzlaff Win Awards of Highest Distinction

National Postdoctoral Association, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 1:01pm

Chalasani Named 2021 NPA Gallagher Mentor of the Year; Tetzlaff Wins NPA Distinguished Service Award
Member of Montana Freemen from 1996 standoff dies in prison

Member of Montana Freemen from 1996 standoff dies in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 12:39pm

A member of the anti-government Montana Freemen who took part in the extremist group's 81-day armed standoff with FBI agents 25 years ago has died in prison.
Grand jury in Daniel Prude death voted 15-5 to clear 3 cops

Grand jury in Daniel Prude death voted 15-5 to clear 3 cops

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 12:34pm

Newly released transcripts show that a grand jury investigating the police suffocation death of Daniel Prude last year in Rochester, New York, voted 15-5 to clear the three officers involved in his restraint of a criminally negligent homicide charge sought by prosecutors.
Transcripts: Grand jury voted 15-5 to clear officers of negligent homicide charge in Daniel Prude death

Transcripts: Grand jury voted 15-5 to clear officers of negligent homicide charge in Daniel Prude death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 12:30pm

Transcripts: Grand jury voted 15-5 to clear officers of negligent homicide charge in Daniel Prude death.
Coroner tells news outlet, Coast Guard tells families: 2nd dead worker from capsized lift boat found off Louisiana

Coroner tells news outlet, Coast Guard tells families: 2nd dead worker from capsized lift boat found off Louisiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 12:27pm

Coroner tells news outlet, Coast Guard tells families: 2nd dead worker from capsized lift boat found off Louisiana.
Ex-NYPD cop admits to obstruction in murder-for-hire plot

Ex-NYPD cop admits to obstruction in murder-for-hire plot

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 16th - 12:18pm

A former New York City police officer pleaded guilty Friday to an obstruction of justice charge in a murder-for-hire plot that authorities say sought the death of her husband and her boyfriend's teenage daughter.
Climbing bolts found on 1,000-year-old petroglyphs in Utah

Climbing bolts found on 1,000-year-old petroglyphs in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 11:56am

Federal public lands officials are investigating after climbing bolts damaged an ancient petroglyph site near Moab, Utah.
Podcast helped California cops crack 1996 student killing

Podcast helped California cops crack 1996 student killing

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 16th - 11:15am

Chris Lambert would like to get back to making music but he can't stop chasing a ghost that has haunted him for nearly 25 years.
51 West Point cadets caught cheating must repeat a year

51 West Point cadets caught cheating must repeat a year

Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 16th - 11:07am

Most of the 73 West Point cadets accused in the biggest cheating scandal in decades at the U.S. Military Academy are being required to repeat a year, and eight were expelled, academy officials said Friday.
Police: Gunman who killed eight people at a FedEx facility, before killing himself, was a "younger male, in his 20s."

Police: Gunman who killed eight people at a FedEx facility, before killing himself, was a "younger male, in his 20s."

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 11:03am

Police: Gunman who killed eight people at a FedEx facility, before killing himself, was a "younger male, in his 20s."
Liberty sues Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking millions in damages

Liberty sues Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking millions in damages

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 10:23am

Liberty University has filed a civil lawsuit against its former leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking millions in damages after the two parted ways acrimoniously last year.
U.S. Justice Department announces first guilty plea in Capitol riots cases

U.S. Justice Department announces first guilty plea in Capitol riots cases

Reuters  |  Updated Apr 16th - 9:23am

The U.S. Justice Department on Friday publicly revealed its first plea agreement in the hundreds of criminal cases stemming from the deadly January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
More men charged in animal killing at white supremacist camp

More men charged in animal killing at white supremacist camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 9:22am

The killing of a farm animal during what authorities have said was a "ritual sacrifice" during a training camp in Georgia for a white supremacist group has led to charges against five additional men.
Authorities have yet to positively identify Indianapolis shooting suspect; FBI says premature to speculate on motive

Authorities have yet to positively identify Indianapolis shooting suspect; FBI says premature to speculate on motive

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 8:52am

Authorities have yet to positively identify Indianapolis shooting suspect; FBI says premature to speculate on motive.
LA Phil's Dudamel to become music director of Paris Opera

LA Phil's Dudamel to become music director of Paris Opera

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 8:39am

Gustavo Dudamel will become music director of the Paris Opera while continuing his commitment to the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
'In the Heights' to open Tribeca Film Festival in June

'In the Heights' to open Tribeca Film Festival in June

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 16th - 8:06am

The big-screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's "In the Heights" will kick off the Tribeca Film Festival on June 9, two days before the film opens in theaters and begins streaming.
Iran starts enriching uranium to 60%, its highest level ever

Iran starts enriching uranium to 60%, its highest level ever

Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 3:20am

Iran began enriching uranium up to 60% purity Friday, its highest level ever, after an attack targeted its Natanz nuclear site, the country's parliament speaker said.
Police: 8 dead in shooting at FedEx facility in Indianapolis

Police: 8 dead in shooting at FedEx facility in Indianapolis

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 16th - 2:54am

Eight people were shot and killed in a late-night shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, and the shooter killed himself, police said.
Indianapolis police say 8 people shot and killed at Fedex facility; multiple others have injuries

Indianapolis police say 8 people shot and killed at Fedex facility; multiple others have injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 1:00am

Indianapolis police say 8 people shot and killed at Fedex facility; multiple others have injuries.
Mother in California says she drowned 3 children to protect them from father's sex abuse

Mother in California says she drowned 3 children to protect them from father's sex abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 12:05am

Mother in California says she drowned 3 children to protect them from father's sex abuse.
Australian judge rules Google misled Android users on data

Australian judge rules Google misled Android users on data

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 15th - 11:00pm

Google broke Australian law by misleading users about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices, a judge found Friday.
Reports: Multiple people shot at Fedex facility in Indianapolis

Reports: Multiple people shot at Fedex facility in Indianapolis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 15th - 10:44pm

Reports: Multiple people shot at Fedex facility in Indianapolis.
Alert level raised for Aleutian Islands volcano emitting ash

Alert level raised for Aleutian Islands volcano emitting ash

Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 15th - 10:31pm

A volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands chain has continued to emit ash, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reported Thursday, prompting officials to raise the alert level.
Publisher won't distribute book by officer from Taylor raid

Publisher won't distribute book by officer from Taylor raid

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 15th - 9:58pm

The Louisville police officer who fired at Breonna Taylor after being shot during the deadly raid on Taylor's apartment is writing a book, but it won't be distributed as planned by publishing giant Simon & Schuster.
Defendant flees North Carolina courtroom during lunch break

Defendant flees North Carolina courtroom during lunch break

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 15th - 8:15pm

A man who was on trial on attempted murder charges fled a North Carolina courtroom while he was on lunch break, authorities said.
Kansas City man convicted in 2 women's deaths decade apart

Kansas City man convicted in 2 women's deaths decade apart

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 15th - 7:42pm

A Kansas City man has been found guilty of killing two women a decade apart and burying their bodies near each other in a field in western Missouri.
'I'm going home,' woman with dementia tells arresting cop

'I'm going home,' woman with dementia tells arresting cop

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 15th - 7:05pm

A police officer who arrested a 73-year-old woman with dementia, pushing her to the ground and handcuffing her, after she walked away from a store without paying for about $14 worth of items last year was placed on administrative leave Thursday pending the outcome of a police investigation into the arrest.
Ghislaine Maxwell wants trial delay, blames prosecutors

Ghislaine Maxwell wants trial delay, blames prosecutors

Jonathan Stempel, Reuters  |  Posted Apr 15th - 6:29pm

A lawyer for Ghislaine Maxwell has asked a U.S. judge to delay the July 12 criminal trial of Jeffrey Epstein's former associate by at least 90 days, blaming prosecutors for belatedly adding sex trafficking charges that frustrate her ability to be ready sooner.
Nets' Aldridge retires at 35 due to irregular heartbeat

Nets' Aldridge retires at 35 due to irregular heartbeat

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 15th - 5:56pm

LaMarcus Aldridge retired from the NBA on Thursday after saying he experienced an irregular heartbeat during his final game with the Brooklyn Nets.
Shy podcaster helped police crack California cold case

Shy podcaster helped police crack California cold case

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 15th - 5:42pm

Chris Lambert would like to get back to making music but he can't seem to stop chasing a ghost that has haunted him for nearly 25 years.
Ghislaine Maxwell, citing new charges, seeks trial delay

Ghislaine Maxwell, citing new charges, seeks trial delay

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 15th - 5:13pm

Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyer asked Thursday that her July trial be delayed until next year, saying sex trafficking charges recently added to an alleged conspiracy to recruit teenage girls for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse requires much more trial preparation.
Chicago releases graphic video of police shooting 13-year-old boy

Chicago releases graphic video of police shooting 13-year-old boy

Brendan O'Brien, Reuters  |  Updated Apr 15th - 2:45pm

Chicago officials on Thursday released to the public graphic body-camera video footage showing a policeman shooting and killing a 13-year-old boy who appeared to have his hands raised in an alley more than two weeks ago.
Ex-Dallas cop fired after murder charges wants his job back

Ex-Dallas cop fired after murder charges wants his job back

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 15th - 2:20pm

A former Dallas police officer who was charged with murder then fired is trying to get his job back after a judge found there was no probable cause for his arrest.
Chicago review board releases video of police officer's fatal shooting of 13-year-old boy

Chicago review board releases video of police officer's fatal shooting of 13-year-old boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 15th - 1:38pm

Chicago review board releases video of police officer's fatal shooting of 13-year-old boy.
Judge: R. Kelly to be moved to NYC for sex-trafficking trial

Judge: R. Kelly to be moved to NYC for sex-trafficking trial

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 15th - 12:20pm

A federal judge gave the green light Thursday to move jailed R&B singer R. Kelly to New York City to go on trial this summer after several delays.
Daunte Wright, slain by police, known as jokester, young dad

Daunte Wright, slain by police, known as jokester, young dad

Tim Sullivan and Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 15th - 11:15am

A few years ago, Daunte Wright was talking to a high school mentor about what to do if he was pulled over by police.
Son, father appear in court for hearing in 1996 killing

Son, father appear in court for hearing in 1996 killing

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 15th - 11:06am

A former California college student charged with murder in the 1996 disappearance of classmate Kristin Smart and the defendant's father, who is accused of helping hide the young woman's body, made their first court appearance Thursday but did not enter pleas.
Investigators find officer wounded in Tennessee not shot by student's gun

Investigators find officer wounded in Tennessee not shot by student's gun

Reuters  |  Updated Apr 15th - 11:05am

A police officer wounded during a shooting incident inside a high school in Knoxville, Tennessee, was struck by a bullet that was not fired by the gun of the student who police shot and killed, according to a preliminary investigation.
Mayor's request for release of school shooting video denied

Mayor's request for release of school shooting video denied

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 15th - 10:26am

The mayor of the east Tennessee city of Knoxville requested the release of video footage of a high school shooting that left one student dead and a police officer wounded, but a local prosecutor said Thursday she denied the request amid the ongoing investigation.
Both sides in the trial over the death of George Floyd finish presenting their cases, with closing arguments on Monday

Both sides in the trial over the death of George Floyd finish presenting their cases, with closing arguments on Monday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 15th - 9:55am

Both sides in the trial over the death of George Floyd finish presenting their cases, with closing arguments on Monday.
Derek Chauvin waives right to testify at murder trial for George Floyd arrest

Derek Chauvin waives right to testify at murder trial for George Floyd arrest

Jonathan Allen, Reuters  |  Posted Apr 15th - 8:42am

Former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin waived his right to testify to the jury at his murder trial for the deadly arrest last May of George Floyd.