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Ex-cop guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd case

Ex-cop guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd case

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck in a case that touched off worldwide protests, violence and a furio
Biden praying for 'the right verdict' in Chauvin trial

Biden praying for 'the right verdict' in Chauvin trial

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Tuesday he was “praying the verdict is the right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin.
Scott Rudin says he will 'step back' from film projects also

Scott Rudin says he will 'step back' from film projects also

NEW YORK — Scott Rudin says he's “stepping back” from film and streaming projects, along with his Broadway productions, as the fallout continued for one of the entertainment industry's most powerful and prolific producers following renewed accusation

Oklahoma seeks co-ordination on Indigenous peoples cold cases

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday signed into law a bill intended to co-ordinate state and federal law enforcement efforts when investigating missing or murdered Indigenous people.
US ambassador in Moscow heads home for consultations

US ambassador in Moscow heads home for consultations

MOSCOW — The U.S. ambassador to Russia said Tuesday he will head home for consultations — a move that comes after the Kremlin prodded him to take a break as Washington and Moscow traded sanctions.
Navalny's doctors prevented from seeing him at prison clinic

Navalny's doctors prevented from seeing him at prison clinic

MOSCOW — Several doctors were prevented Tuesday from seeing Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in a prison hospital amid his three-week hunger strike, and authorities stepped up actions against his supporters on the eve of protests called by hi
Police: 1 killed, 2 wounded in shooting at NY grocery store

Police: 1 killed, 2 wounded in shooting at NY grocery store

WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — An employee suspected of shooting three workers at an office inside a Long Island grocery store Tuesday, killing a manager, was arrested hours after fleeing, police said.
Jim Steinman, hitmaker for Meat Loaf and Celine Dion, dies

Jim Steinman, hitmaker for Meat Loaf and Celine Dion, dies

NEW YORK — Jim Steinman, the Grammy-winning composer who wrote Meat Loaf's bestselling “Bat Out Of Hell" debut album as well as hits for Celine Dion, Air Supply and Bonnie Tyler, has died, his brother said. He was 73.
Also roaring back from pandemic: earth-warming emissions

Also roaring back from pandemic: earth-warming emissions

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Global warming emissions are expected to spike this year as the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic and economies begin to recover. Worldwide energy-related carbon dioxide emissions could surge by 1.
General says Afghan withdrawal will make terror fight harder

General says Afghan withdrawal will make terror fight harder

WASHINGTON — In a blunt assessment Tuesday, the top U.S. general for the Middle East told Congress it will be extremely difficult but not impossible for the U.S.