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Sheriff: 3 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at Wisconsin tavern

Three people were killed and two were left wounded early Sunday in a shooting at a tavern in southeastern Wisconsin, sheriff’s officials said.

ACM Awards to feature (most of) country music’s top stars

  Pandemic good Samaritan faces $16,000 tax bill for his efforts

  Woman with dementia sues Colorado police over alleged excessive force in arrest

  Sikh community calls for gun reforms after FedEx shooting

Felix Silla, Cousin Itt on TV’s ‘Addams Family,’ dies at 84

  Navalny’s doctor: Putin critic ‘could die at any moment’

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1 dead after Westroads Mall shooting; Omaha Police still looking for suspects

  The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

After child dies, US regulator warns about Peloton treadmill

  ‘Someone is going to be killed:’ Pa. gas station site of multiple crashes as owner demands change

  Police ask for help identifying Portland, Oregon, rioters

  American, 2 Russians return to Earth from space station

Iran names suspect in Natanz attack, says he fled country

Already, Iran has begun enriching uranium up to 60% purity in response — three times higher than ever before, though in small quantities.

  Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday.

  Minnesota mayor blasts police tactics to control protesters

Elected leaders in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright want officers to scale back their tactics amid nightly protests.

  Video: Chicago police critics call for charges in shooting of boy

A review board initially said it couldn’t release the video because it involved the shooting of a minor, but it changed course after the mayor and police superintendent called for the video’s release.

  Era ends as Raul Castro steps down as Communist Party chief

  Minnesota mayor blasts police tactics to control protesters

WATCH: N.C. man throws rabid bobcat after it attacks wife in wild video

Second body recovered 33 miles from Seacor Power site; divers yet to get inside vessel

  Simba the goldendoodle survives fall off 200-foot cliff

  Japan, US showcase alliance, resolve in dealing with China

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

A top official said only a few grams an hour of uranium gas would be enriched up to 60% purity — triple the level it once did but at a quantity far lower than what the Islamic Republic could produce.

Texas House approves bill that would allow people to carry a gun without a license

The Texas House has approved a bill that would allow handguns to be carried without a permit.

Amber Alert canceled in Ava, Mo.; child found safe

An Amber Alert was canceled after a 5-year-old boy was found safe on Friday, April 16.

After outcry, WH says Biden will lift refugee cap in May

The new allocations provide more slots for refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Central America and lift Trump’s restrictions on resettlements from Somalia, Syria and Yemen.

Interior head Haaland revokes Trump-era orders on energy

The moves are part of a government-wide effort by the Biden administration to address climate change ahead of a virtual global summit on climate change that President Joe Biden is hosting next week.

  FBI says it interviewed FedEx mass shooter last year

Four people were killed outside the building and another four inside. Several people were also wounded, including five who were taken to the hospital.

  Raul Castro confirms he’s resigning, ending long era in Cuba

Castro didn’t say who he would endorse as his successor as first secretary-general of the Communist Party, but he previously has indicated that he favors yielding control to Miguel Diaz-Canel, who succeeded him as president in 2018.

Liberty sues Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking millions in damages

The complaint offers new details, written with a flourish, reflecting the university’s perspective on its rift with Falwell.

Oath Keeper is 1st suspect to plead guilty in Capitol riot

Jon Ryan Schaffer, the frontman of the band Iced Earth, has agreed to cooperate with investigators in hopes of getting a lighter sentence, and the Justice Department will consider putting Schaffer in the federal witness security program.

  Soldiers who served together over 2 decades end military careers together, too

Two soldiers whose careers intersected frequently over two decades of service in the U.S. and abroad ended their careers on April 7 by picking up retirement papers together.

  GRAPHIC: State’s expert told grand jury police didn’t kill Prude

That was the only charge prosecutors from the state attorney general’s office asked the grand jury to consider after nine days of testimony.

‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Peaky Blinders’ actress Helen McCrory dies of cancer at 52

Her husband, actor Damian Lewis, said McCrory died “peacefully at home” after a “heroic battle with cancer.”

  N.Y. elementary school principal accused of sexually abusing students

Kirk Ashton was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, sexual abuse and sexual conduct.

Human composting legislation considered in Delaware

The bill introduced Thursday would permit a practice known as “natural organic reduction” but also called “human composting.”

Police: Suspect takes 7-year-old from home in middle of night, assaults her

Investigators shared surveillance footage from the incident Friday, which shows the male suspect on video walking with the victim outside of the home.

  Russia to expel 10 US diplomats in response to Washington

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also said Moscow will add eight U.S. officials to its sanctions list and move to restrict and stop the activities of U.S. nongovernment organizations from interfering in Russia’s politics.

Captain of Seacor Power recovered by Coast Guard; funeral arrangements announced

Captain David Ledet’s body was recovered along with six survivors.

AG Garland rescinds Trump-era memo curtailing use of consent decrees

Garland issued a new memorandum to all U.S. attorneys and other Justice Department leaders spelling out the new policies on civil agreements and consent decrees with state and local governments.

Wilmington police seek 16-year-old girl missing since April 5

The Wilmington Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate a 16-year-old girl who has been missing for nearly two weeks.

  Woman gets pregnant while already pregnant

One day, a little sister joined him in the womb - Baby Rosalie, who first popped up on a scan at week 12.

  A $1.2 billion loss for Delta, but recovery is on the radar

CEO Ed Bastian said Thursday that ticket sales have been stronger in the last two weeks than at any time since the pandemic hit the U.S. last year.

Facebook panel’s Trump ruling delayed as comments flood in

The panel’s initial 90-day deadline to come up with a decision was days away.

  Driver takes SUV airborne over rising Florida drawbridge

Police in Florida are on the lookout for the driver of an SUV who smashed through traffic arms on a rising drawbridge Monday morning.

  US setting up $1.7B national network to track virus variants

The new effort, which relies on money approved by Congress as part of President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief package, aims to break what experts say is a feast-or-famine cycle in U.S. preparedness for biological threats, of which the coronavirus is only one example.

  US says Russia was given Trump campaign polling data in 2016

Konstantin Kilimnik was one of 32 people and entities sanctioned by the U.S. government for interference in the 2020 election.

  Princely letter: Philip apologized to Nixon for ‘lame’ toast

In a handwritten note to the president uncovered by archivists at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, the Duke of Edinburgh wrote to “humbly apologize” for failing to toast the president’s health as dictated by protocol during a “stag” dinner in his honor.

Alabama prosecutors want inmate stimulus checks to go to crime victims

Alabama inmates were potentially paid millions in the newest round of stimulus payments. Prosecutors say inmates who are court-ordered to pay their victims should not receive stimulus money.

Family asks feds to reopen case on Tamir Rice police killing

In late 2020, federal prosecutors said they would not bring charges against the two police officers involved, saying video of the shooting was of too poor a quality for them to conclusively establish what had happened. There were no other prosecutions in the case.

Head of Tokyo Olympics again says games will not be canceled

The question comes as the general secretary of ruling LDP political party, Toshihiro Nikai, raised the possibility the day before.

  Senators to Biden: Waive vaccine intellectual property rules

The lawmakers, in a letter delivered to the White House on Thursday evening, wrote that Biden should “prioritize people over pharmaceutical company profits” and support the temporary waiver of the rules.

  Chauvin skips testifying as trial in Floyd death nears end

Former Officer Derek Chauvin’s trial in George Floyd’s death will be in a jury’s hands by early next week.

  Video shows Chicago teen wasn’t holding gun when shot by cop

Body camera footage of a Chicago police officer fatally shooting a 13-year-old boy last month will be released Thursday, the board that reviews such shootings said.

Sarah Sanders raises nearly $5M for Arkansas governor’s race

Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders’ campaign says she has raised nearly $5 million over the past three months in her bid to be Arkansas’ next governor.

  Grandfather shoots mask-wearing grandson in home invasion in N.C., officials say

The home invasion happened before 9 a.m. at a home on 38th Street NW, near Cape Hickory Road, in Long View.

  Defense rests without Chauvin testimony at murder trial

Closing arguments are set to begin Monday morning, after which the jury will get the case.

  US expels Russian diplomats, imposes sanctions for hacking

The actions, foreshadowed for weeks by the administration, represent the first retaliatory measures announced against the Kremlin for the hack, familiarly known as the SolarWinds breach.

  US opens more distance in worldwide race against coronavirus

Nearly half of American adults have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine, and about 30% of adults in the U.S. have been fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Pat Robertson says he’s ‘pro-police’ but that Derek Chauvin needs to be ‘under the jail’

The host of The 700 Club is being labelled “woke” by some on social media after speaking on several high-profile police encounters.

  Pfizer: 3rd COVID vaccine dose likely needed within 12 months

If you received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, you’ll likely need a third dose within a year.

  White House: Intel on Russian ‘bounties’ on US troops shaky

President Joe Biden raised the subject of the reported bounties on U.S. troops during his first call with Putin on Jan. 26, the White House said at the time. No mention of the topic was revealed by the White House after their latest call on Tuesday.

San Antonio airport on lockdown after police shooting

An airport spokeswoman said the incident happened on the Terminal A lower level.

  National WWI memorial to be unveiled in D.C.

World War I is long over, but now, those heroes will never be forgotten. A new memorial in the nation’s capital is set to be dedicated this week. Until now, it’s the only major conflict from the 20th century that did not have a national memorial in Washington, D.C.

‘I feel like I’m drowning,’ mother of missing crewmember waits for answers

Mother of missing crewmember waits for answers after the lift boat disaster.

  Daunte Wright family calls for stiffer charge against ex-cop

Kim Potter, who quit her job on the Brooklyn Center force two days after Wright’s death, was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter in what her chief said appeared to be a case of confusing her Taser with her handgun.

Former VP Pence undergoes surgery to implant pacemaker

Pence is expected to make a full recovery, according to the report.

  Disney cancels US cruise line sailings through June

Disney said it’s working with American officials in “resuming operations.”

Equal pay bill passed by House but faces long odds in Senate

House Democrats approved legislation Thursday that they say would help close the gap between what men and women are paid in the workplace, though the measure faces little chance of overcoming Republican opposition in the Senate.

Coronavirus hug image named World Press Photo of the Year

The image by Danish photographer Mads Nissen captured the moment Rosa Luzia Lunardi was hugged by nurse Adriana Silva da Costa Souza at the Viva Bem care home in Sao Paulo on Aug. 5.

Alaska denied benefits to gay couples despite court rulings

The practice by the Permanent Fund Dividend Division continued until several people questioned or appealed being denied checks in 2019.

  Study looks at weight gain during pandemic

At the beginning of the pandemic, many people became more sedentary, may have turned to food for comfort, and, according to a recent study, may have gained weight.

  Capitol Police watchdog says force needs a ‘culture change’

The top watchdog for the U.S. Capitol Police will testify for the first time on Thursday about the department’s broad failures before and during the Jan. 6 insurrection, including missed intelligence predicting a “war” and weapons that were so old that officers didn’t feel comfortable using them.

  Apple studies whether Apple Watch can detect COVID-19, flu

The company is teaming up with medical researchers to see if its devices can predict early signs of respiratory illnesses, like the flu or coronavirus.

Atlanta school replacing KKK leader’s name with Hank Aaron’s

The Atlanta Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to change the name of Forrest Hill Academy to Hank Aaron New Beginnings Academy.

  Democratic bill proposes Supreme Court expansion

Democratic lawmakers announed a measure Thursday to expand the number of justices on the nation's highest court, but it doesn't have the support of the Speaker of the House.

  St Vincent fears COVID-19 outbreak with volcano evacuations

Dr. Simone Keizer-Beache, St. Vincent’s chief medical officer, said Thursday that about a dozen cases have been reported in recent days.

  Princes William, Harry won’t walk side-by-side at funeral

Members of the royal family often wear uniforms to public events by virtue of their honorary roles with the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

Canadian lawmaker caught naked during video conference

William Amos, who has represented the Quebec district of Pontiac since 2015, appeared on the screens of his fellow lawmakers completely naked Wednesday.

Australian man finds venomous snake in lettuce bought at supermarket

It was a venomous pale-headed snake that authorities say made a 540-mile journey to Sydney from a packing plant in the Australian city of Toowoomba wrapped in plastic with two heads of cos lettuce.