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GM expected to announce Tennessee battery plant on Friday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — General Motors is expected to announce Friday that one of its joint ventures will build a second U.S. electric vehicle battery factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee...
Apr. 15, 2021

San Antonio airport on lockdown after police shooting

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) — San Antonio's airport was placed on lockdown Thursday after a reported police shooting, but authorities said there was no “active threat to the public.” The...
Apr. 15, 2021

12-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren hopes for 'awesome' win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a dozen and more reasons, Diane Warren would be overjoyed to win a best original song Oscar for her work in “The Life Ahead” starring...
Apr. 15, 2021

Poland's vaccines chief not ruffled by church objections

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's top vaccination official said Thursday he did not see any obstacle to the country's inoculation program from the “moral” reservations expressed by the powerful Catholic...
Apr. 15, 2021

The Latest: France reaches 100,000 COVID-19-related deaths

PARIS — France has become the third country in Europe after the U.K. and Italy to reach the unwanted milestone of 100,000 COVID-19-related deaths as new infections and deaths surged...
Apr. 15, 2021

Hundreds pay respects at funeral of slain US Capitol officer

ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — The flag-draped casket of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William Evans was carried into a Massachusetts church on Thursday by his fellow Capitol officers as dozens of...
Apr. 15, 2021

Daunte Wright family calls for stiffer charge against ex-cop

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Daunte Wright's family members joined with community leaders Thursday in calling for more serious charges against a white police officer in Wright's death, comparing her...
Apr. 15, 2021

Chicago releases video of fatal police shooting of boy, 13

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s police review board released body camera video on Thursday of a police officer’s fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy late last month. The Civilian Office of...
Apr. 15, 2021

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

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago review board releases video of police officer's fatal shooting of 13-year-old boy.
Apr. 15, 2021

Alabama Senate advances bill on transgender girls in sports

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama could soon become the next conservative state to prevent transgender girls from playing on female sports teams. The Republican-dominated Alabama Senate on Thursday voted 25-5...
Apr. 15, 2021

Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins unanimous pick: VMI's 1st Black leader

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins, who was named interim superintendent of Virginia Military Institute amid the controversy over the school’s Confederate ties and the removal of a...
Apr. 15, 2021

Environmental group sues over protections for 20 species

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An environmental group filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging the federal government has failed to act on petitions to protect nine species under the Endangered Species Act...
Apr. 15, 2021

The Latest: US opens more distance in worldwide vaccine race

NEW YORK — In the coronavirus vaccine race, the U.S. is opening more distance between itself and much of the rest of the world. The U.S. has administered almost 200...
Apr. 15, 2021

Israeli army: Rocket from Gaza hits south Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says a projectile fired from the Gaza Strip Thursday evening landed in south of the country, breaking weeks of relative cross-border calm. There were...
Apr. 15, 2021

Venice Film gives lifetime achievement to Roberto Benigni

ROME (AP) — The Venice Film Festival said Thursday it will give its lifetime achievement award this year to Oscar-winning director and actor Roberto Benigni. The Golden Lion for Lifetime...
Apr. 15, 2021

UN Security Council votes on monitors of Libya cease-fire

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is voting on a draft resolution that urges all foreign forces and mercenaries to leave Libya and authorizes a small U.N. team...
Apr. 15, 2021

German airlines, rail company aim to reduce domestic flights

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's airline industry and main rail company said Thursday they aim to encourage more people to switch from planes to trains for domestic routes, to reduce greenhouse...
Apr. 15, 2021

Officer whose pat-down missed gun cautioned against rushing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio officer who missed a gun during a pat-down of Miles Jackson — later leading to Jackson being fatally shot by officers after a struggle...
Apr. 15, 2021

Study: 2.5 billion T. rex roamed Earth, but not all at once

One Tyrannosaurus rex seems scary enough. Now picture 2.5 billion of them. That’s how many of the fierce dinosaur king probably roamed Earth over the course of a couple million...
Apr. 15, 2021

With layoffs down and spending up, US rebound gains momentum

WASHINGTON (AP) — A much-awaited economic boom coming off the pandemic recession appeared to edge closer to reality Thursday with fresh data showing the pace of layoffs dwindling, consumers spending...
Apr. 15, 2021

UN warns COVID-19 is `roaring back' as Yemen faces famine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Thursday that the world’s largest humanitarian crisis in Yemen is getting even worse with the COVID-19 pandemic “roaring back” in recent...
Apr. 15, 2021

AP Sports Digest

The highlights of Thursday’s AP Sports report. An up-to-the minute listing of all stories planned, including games and events, is available in Coverage Plan on AP Newsroom, http://newsroom.ap.org/coverageplan You can...
Apr. 15, 2021

Protests after Germany's top court nixes Berlin rent cap

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of Berliners took to the streets, many banging pots and pans, to protest a ruling Thursday by Germany's highest court that a cap on rent prices...
Apr. 15, 2021

Weather delays divers from searching for shipwreck survivors

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Families anxiously awaited news of the 12 people missing from a capsized oil industry vessel Thursday while stormy weather delayed divers from reaching the ship...
Apr. 15, 2021

Former Nebraska football player acquitted of sex assault

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A jury has acquitted former Nebraska football player Katerian LeGrone of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old fellow student in 2019. The Lancaster County jury returned the verdict...
Apr. 15, 2021

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