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Elijah McClain's mom says his death sparked push for change

DENVER (AP) — Sheneen McClain is not always hopeful but thinks it's possible the death of her son Elijah McClain could create change. Officers in suburban Denver stopped the 23-year-old...
Mar. 4, 2021

Dallas police officer charged with arranging two killings

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas police officer was arrested Thursday on two counts of capital murder, more than a year and a half after a man told investigators that he...
Mar. 4, 2021

The Latest: Oklahoma jobless claims reach $4.4B in pandemic

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Unemployment payments since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic a year ago in Oklahoma have surpassed the payments made during the past 10 years combined by nearly...
Mar. 4, 2021

Canada lawyer says Trump comments shouldn't halt extradition

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Comments made by former U.S. President Donald Trump do not meet the standard to halt an extradition hearing of a senior executive for Chinese communications...
Mar. 4, 2021

Impeachment? Vindication? What comes next in Cuomo probe

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s attorney general has promised a thorough investigation of allegations that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed at least two women. But if the investigation finds...
Mar. 4, 2021

North Dakota lawmaker facing expulsion blames accusers

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota Republican House member facing expulsion for allegedly sexually harassing women at the Capitol told lawmakers Thursday that any of them could be in...
Mar. 4, 2021

Elijah McClain's mom says his death invoked push for change

DENVER (AP) — Sheneen McClain is not always hopeful but thinks it's possible the death of her son Elijah McClain could create change. Officers in suburban Denver stopped the 23-year-old...
Mar. 4, 2021

AP Week in Pictures, Europe and Africa

FEB. 25 - MARCH 4, 2021 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by the Associated Press from the Europe...
Mar. 4, 2021

Alabama's Republican governor extends face mask mandate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Breaking with other Southern GOP governors, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey extended her state’s mask order for another month Thursday but said the requirement will end for...
Mar. 4, 2021

North Dakota House deciding whether to expel GOP lawmaker

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Members of the North Dakota House were hearing testimony Thursday afternoon before deciding whether to expel a state lawmaker accused of sexually harassing women at the...
Mar. 4, 2021

Alert level raised after explosion at remote Alaska volcano

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A small explosion was recorded Thursday at a remote volcano on the Alaska Peninsula, prompting officials to raise the alert level. Satellite and webcam views indicated...
Mar. 4, 2021

Phish guitarist to found substance abuse treatment center

LUDLOW, Vt. (AP) — Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio plans to start a substance use disorder treatment center in Vermont, where the band was formed in 1983. Anastasio, who is now...
Mar. 4, 2021

Georgia moving to repeal citizen's arrest after Arbery death

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia moved closer Thursday to the possible repeal of an 1863 law that lets private citizens make an arrest, more than a year after the fatal shooting...
Mar. 4, 2021

VIRUS TODAY: Alabama governor extends face mask order

Here's what's happening Thursday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THE NUMBERS: VACCINES: Nearly 54.1 million people, or 16.3% of the U.S. population, have received at least one dose...
Mar. 4, 2021

The Latest: Alabama extends mask mandate, bucking GOP trend

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Breaking from other Southern GOP governors, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday extended her state’s mask order for another month. However, she says the requirement will end...
Mar. 4, 2021

Tech pulls stocks lower as bond yields continue upward march

Stocks turned lower on Wall Street as bond yields made another upward spike, renewing pressure on high-flying technology companies. The S&P 500 fell 1.3% Thursday, its third straight loss. The...
Mar. 4, 2021

Ontario leader disappointed in Biden for not sharing vaccine

TORONTO (AP) — The leader of Canada’s most populous province expressed irritation Thursday with the U.S. refusal to ship vaccines north of the border, saying he'd hoped for a change...
Mar. 4, 2021

Agency: Tsunamis may strike Hawaii after huge Pacific quake

HONOLULU (AP) — The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said tsunamis may strike Hawaii later Thursday after a huge earthquake occurred in a remote area between New Zealand and Tonga. The...
Mar. 4, 2021

March 16 bond hearing next in killing of ex-Saint's star

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A decision on what the bond amount will be for the man who fatally shot former NFL star Will Smith after a 2016 traffic collision will...
Mar. 4, 2021

Satan tries to get a date on the Boston subway system

BOSTON (AP) — The Prince of Darkness is apparently looking for a date on the Boston subway system. A 20-year-old woman approached transit police at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's...
Mar. 4, 2021

Powerful quake hits off New Zealand, prompting evacuations

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A powerful magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck in the ocean off the coast of New Zealand on Friday, prompting some evacuations and tsunami warnings across the...
Mar. 4, 2021

Correction: Editorial Rdp story

In an editorial included in the US Editorial Roundup on March 3, 2021, about harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the editorial...
Mar. 4, 2021

Senate begins considering Democrats' $1.9T virus relief bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Thursday to begin debating a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill after Democrats made eleventh-hour changes aimed at ensuring they could pull President Joe Biden’s...
Mar. 4, 2021

Greece: 'Surprise' aftershock adds damage to quake-hit area

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A powerful aftershock with magnitude 5.9 caused additional damage in central Greece Thursday, a day after an earthquake damaged hundreds of homes in the same area...
Mar. 4, 2021

UN aid chief calls for Eritrean forces to leave Tigray

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock demanded Thursday that Eritrean forces fighting alongside Ethiopian government troops in embattled Tigray province leave the country, a demand echoed by...
Mar. 4, 2021

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