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In this image from video, former paramedic Michelle Moseng testifies on Tuesday in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn.
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 09:25

The defense showed video from a 2019 traffic stop in which George Floyd was a passenger, and interviewed a paramedic who treated Floyd that day.

Ezhil Arasi (left) and Ranjith Kumar. The pandemic kept her from her pregnancy checkups. Their baby was born with an intestinal blockage that required surgery and died during the procedure. Doctors told Ranjith that if his wife had been examined regularly during her pregnancy, there could have been a different outcome.
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 08:56

A UNICEF report estimates that hundreds of thousands of babies in South Asia alone have died because of the inability of pregnant women to get appropriate care. India is seeking solutions.

People wearing protective face masks walk by the closed Cinerama Dome theater during the coronavirus pandemic on April 18, 2020, in Los Angeles.
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 08:37

With the closing of 300 screens, Hollywood laments the loss of the iconic Cinerama Dome; it opened in 1963 with the premiere of Stanley Kramer's wide-screen comedy It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.

Consumer prices jumped in March, marking a return of inflation, but the Federal Reserve insists any uptick will be temporary.
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 07:34

Consumer prices jumped last month as businesses struggled to keep pace with booming demand, but the Biden administration and the Federal Reserve say the uptick in inflation is likely to be temporary.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, shown here in a hospital in Denver.
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 07:04

In a statement on Tuesday, U.S. authorities said they are "reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine."

The casket of the late U.S. Capitol Police officer William "Billy" Evans arrives for a memorial service in the Rotunda at the U.S. Capitol on April 13, 2021.
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 07:00

Evans, who died in an attack earlier this month, is only the sixth Capitol police officer to have died in the line of duty.

People in Tokyo protest a decision to start releasing into the ocean massive amounts of treated wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant. The plant was damaged in a 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 06:10

Despite Tokyo's assurances that it will not pose a threat to people or the environment, the decision has been criticized by the local fishing community, environmental groups and Japan's neighbors.

A courier delivers goods at night on a street in Beijing in February.
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 05:08

The arrest of food delivery worker Chen Guojiang dealt a blow to nascent efforts to promote couriers' rights as they've gained broader public attention during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 05:01

It's been a year since teachers were handed an unprecedented request: educate students in entirely new ways amid the backdrop of a pandemic.

Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., seen before a television interview, is pushing his party to focus on working class voters as a way to win back the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterms and the White House in 2024.
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 04:57

Donald Trump drew more working-class voters in to the GOP than any president since Ronald Reagan. Now Republicans are trying to maintain that Trump appeal, without Trump on the ballot in 2022.

A mass vaccination site at the Lumen Field Event Center in Seattle had plenty of takers for the COVID-19 vaccine when it opened in mid-March. Though some relatively rare cases of coronavirus infection have been documented despite vaccination, "I don't see anything that changes our concept of the vaccine and its efficacy," says Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health.
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 04:56

COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective but don't always provide perfect protection. Some vaccinated people later exposed to the virus still get sick. Why and how often that happens is under study.

Men take a holy dip in the Ganges River on the occasion of first royal bath of Shivratri festival during Maha Kumbh Festival in Haridwar, India.
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 04:52

Hindu pilgrims are traveling to bathe in the Ganges River to wipe out their sins.

People arrive to drop off mail-in ballots or vote in person at an early voting location in Phoenix on Oct. 16, 2020. Republicans in Arizona are weighing measures to make the state's voting rules more restrictive.
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 04:00

Republican lawmakers in many states have proposed measures that would make their states' voting rules more restrictive. Of note are Arizona, Texas, Florida and Michigan.

The National Weather Service Tampa Bay said its Geostationary Lightning Mapper captured the bright meteor that shocked Floridians late Monday as it burned up off the coast.
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 02:55

Dashcam footage and home surveillance video captured the fireball that lit up the night sky on Monday.

Hospital workers tend to a Covid-19 patient at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, England, last month. Researchers have found that the so-called U.K. variant of the coronavirus isn't more likely to lead to death or severe illness.
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 01:26

The B.1.1.7 variant is now the most dominant version of the coronavirus in the U.S.

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