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COVID-19 hate crimes bill to fight Asian American discrimination passes Senate
COVID-19 hate crimes bill to fight Asian American discrimination passes Senate

The legislation would expedite the Justice Department's review of hate crimes as the Asian American community witnesses an increase in incidents.

Senate Republicans propose $568 billion infrastructure plan to counter Biden
Senate Republicans propose $568 billion infrastructure plan to counter Biden

Republicans proposed eliminating spending on caregivers, combating climate change and manufacturing that go beyond physical infrastructure.

Man pleads guilty in fatal shootings of 8 from Ohio family
Man pleads guilty in fatal shootings of 8 from Ohio family
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 20:38:57Z

A man pleaded guilty in the murders of his child's mother and seven other members of her family on Thursday, the fifth anniversary of when the shootings were...

Housing agency ends Trump-era anti-transgender shelter rule
Housing agency ends Trump-era anti-transgender shelter rule

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is withdrawing a Trump-era policy that would have allowed taxpayer-funded homeless shelters to deny access to...

Tim Scott picked to deliver Republican response to President Biden
Tim Scott picked to deliver Republican response to President Biden's first address to Congress

Republican leaders say the South Carolina senator, the only Black GOP member of Congress, exemplifies the best of their national coalition.

U.S. and Other Countries Double Down On Climate Pledges At Earth Day Summit
U.S. and Other Countries Double Down On Climate Pledges At Earth Day Summit

The United States and two other countries hiked their targets for slashing greenhouse gas emissions at a global climate summit hosted by President Joe Biden

Ex-officer avoids charges for slamming K-9 dog into patrol car
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 20:28:00Z

The North Carolina police officer caught on camera inappropriately handling a K-9 dog will not face charges. Many were left shocked last month after a viral...

Darnella Frazier secured justice for George Floyd. Consider her a
Darnella Frazier secured justice for George Floyd. Consider her a 'stone catcher' | Opinion
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 20:26:47Z

Keith Ellison, Minnesota's attorney general, called the bystanders who bore witness to George Floyd's murder "a bouquet of humanity."

California shelter opens to immigrant children from border
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 20:26:00Z

A federal emergency shelter in California is starting to receive immigrant children from border facilities in what advocates hope will be an improvement in...

GOP Senators Float Infrastructure Plan That
GOP Senators Float Infrastructure Plan That's A Fourth The Size Of Joe Biden's

It's a "very, very generous" offer, one Senate Republican said of the pared-down $568 billion "framework."

Climate scientists debunk 13 myths about global warming
Climate scientists debunk 13 myths about global warming

Climate scientists debunk myths about global warming, the temperature record, carbon dioxide, extreme weather, and climate change.

Sen. Tim Scott will deliver the GOP response to Biden
Sen. Tim Scott will deliver the GOP response to Biden's speech before a joint session of Congress

GOP Leader Mitch McConnell called Scott "one of the most inspiring and unifying leaders in our nation."

Chief of Sahara's Polisario Front gets hospitalized in Spain
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 20:06:17Z

Spain's foreign ministry says the leader of the Polisario Front that leads the struggle for the self-declared Western Sahara republic has been brought to...

A Normal Summer Depends on These Key Vaccine Holdouts
A Normal Summer Depends on These Key Vaccine Holdouts

Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastIf the stars align, the United States may yet be able to vaccinate its way out of the COVID-19 epidemic...

Senate passes Asian hate crimes bill, with McConnell
Senate passes Asian hate crimes bill, with McConnell's early support
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 20:00:01Z

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation on Thursday to spur greater reporting and review of anti-Asian hate crimes, an initiative that earned the...

Prosecutors expect at least 100 more arrests for U.S. Capitol riot
Prosecutors expect at least 100 more arrests for U.S. Capitol riot
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 19:57:49Z

(Reuters) -The U.S. Justice Department expects to charge at least 100 more people for taking part in the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, signaling...

Lone Arizona Republican votes
Lone Arizona Republican votes 'no,' blocking passage of bill targeting mail voting

GOP state Sen. Kelly Townsend said she supports the bill but wants to see the results of a GOP-backed audit of Maricopa County first.

Tim Scott to deliver GOP rebuttal to Biden
Tim Scott to deliver GOP rebuttal to Biden's joint address

Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress will take place on April 28.

Athens man indicted for arson that destroyed water pumping stations
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 19:52:00Z

Apr. 22-A federal grand jury in Tyler returned an indictment this week charging an Athens man with arson in the Eastern District of Texas, according to...

Police chief explains how deployment of Taser, gun differ
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 19:52:00Z

Apr. 22-The Tahlequah Police Department leader called the recent shooting death of a 20-year-old Minnesota man a tragedy, and says this wasn't the first time...

'Aren't our lives worth more?': Daunte Wright mourned at Minneapolis funeral
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 19:50:58Z

Days after streets filled with people celebrating Chauvin's conviction the city held a funeral for the Black man shot by police Benjamin Crump, the lawyer...

Sen. Tim Scott to deliver Republicans
Sen. Tim Scott to deliver Republicans' rebuttal to Biden's joint address

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) will deliver his party's response to President Biden's joint address to Congress next week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell...

Biden plans to nearly double the capital gains tax rate to as high as 43.4% for wealthy Americans, report says
Biden plans to nearly double the capital gains tax rate to as high as 43.4% for wealthy Americans, report says

While President Joe Biden isn't proposing an outright wealth tax, Bloomberg reports he would target the wealthiest Americans' taxes.

U.S. Senate passes bill to fight anti-Asian hate crimes
U.S. Senate passes bill to fight anti-Asian hate crimes
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 19:46:01Z

A hate crimes bill to combat violence against Asian Americans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic passed the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly on Thursday, a rare ...

Coronavirus: WHO urges African nations to keep expired vaccines
Coronavirus: WHO urges African nations to keep expired vaccines
  • World
  • 2021-04-22 19:44:30Z

The WHO appeal comes after Malawi and South Sudan said they planned to destroy some 70,000 doses.

Gaetz
Gaetz's complaints about Iran hostage scheme will not distract FBI probe: source
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 19:43:02Z

A federal investigation into whether U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz trafficked a minor for sex will not be derailed by his assertion that a veteran asked his...

'Unnecessary sadness': Inside Ontario's strained intensive care units

Over the course of a single shift last week, critical care physician Laveena Munshi saw her intensive care unit (ICU) at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital fill ...

Texas man arrested with 110,000 images of child porn sentenced to 10 years in prison
Texas man arrested with 110,000 images of child porn sentenced to 10 years in prison
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 19:35:14Z

Timothy Lynn Vandeventer was sentenced in federal court on Wednesday.

Pregnant mom driving drunk caused crash that killed son, injured 2 others, PA cops say
Pregnant mom driving drunk caused crash that killed son, injured 2 others, PA cops say
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 19:33:16Z

She had a blood alcohol content of 0.262, which is more than three times the legal limit of 0.08, police said.

John Kerry
John Kerry's Climate Warning: 'Even If We Get To Net Zero, We Need Carbon Removal'

The little-noticed remark came during a finance session of President Biden's big Earth Day climate summit.

22 inventions that could save the Earth
22 inventions that could save the Earth

We've compiled a list of 22 inventions that could help us cut back on plastic, reduce garbage in the sea, and make the Earth a better place.

Hospital employee paid almost $650,000 but
Hospital employee paid almost $650,000 but 'never went to work,' Italian police say
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 19:25:00Z

Savatore Scumace "never went to work for 15 years while getting his salary," Italy's financial police said.

NC sheriff
NC sheriff's office changing its tasers in wake of Daunte Wright shooting. Here's how
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 19:20:32Z

Wright died after Minnesota police said an officer mistook a gun for a taser.

Oklahoma governor signs bill that offers protections to drivers who hit protesters
Oklahoma governor signs bill that offers protections to drivers who hit protesters

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) has signed into law a measure that provides protections to drivers who unintentionally injure or kill protesters while "fleeing...

Huntsville man accused of beating pregnant girlfriend receives indictment
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 19:13:00Z

Apr. 22-A Huntsville man accused of beating his pregnant girlfriend was formally indicted by the Walker County Grand Jury, District Attorney Will Durham...

Man charged with kidnapping
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 19:12:00Z

Apr. 22-A Richmond man was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly holding a woman for several days and beating her when she tried to escape. Richard Layne, 21, ...

KC police killed their sons and brother: These Black women want them remembered
KC police killed their sons and brother: These Black women want them remembered
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 19:11:09Z

After the Chauvin verdict, The Star spoke to the families of four men killed by Kansas City police.

U.S. Supreme Court denies Brett Jones appeal
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 19:05:00Z

Apr. 22-Brett Jones, who was convicted of killing his Lee County grandfather when he was 15, will not get a new chance at freedom. The Supreme Court of the...

Expedition hauls tons of plastic out of remote Hawaii atolls
Expedition hauls tons of plastic out of remote Hawaii atolls
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 19:04:25Z

A crew returned from the northernmost islands in the Hawaiian archipelago this week with a boatload of marine plastic and abandoned fishing nets that...

Georgia governor won
Georgia governor won't wade into debate on Okefenokee mining
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 19:04:14Z

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Thursday he's not wading into the debate over whether a mining company should be allowed to dig for minerals near the edge of...

Dickson City man convicted on drug, weapons charges
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 19:04:00Z

Apr. 22-A Dickson City man awaits sentencing after his conviction on drug and weapons charges in Lackawanna County Court. Victor Alfonso Nieves-Crespo, 33...

OPINION: Coronavirus Diaries Day 448: Witness for the world
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 19:04:00Z

Apr. 22-A jury of 12 brought justice for George Floyd, but a brave, quick-thinking 17-year-old girl with a cellphone made it possible. To grasp the power of ...

U.S. moves to withdraw Trump rule barring California vehicle emissions regulations
U.S. moves to withdraw Trump rule barring California vehicle emissions regulations
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 19:03:35Z

The Biden administration said on Thursday it is moving to withdraw a Trump administration rule that sought to bar states from setting vehicle emissions rules...

Philly developer has big plans for Atlantic City
Philly developer has big plans for Atlantic City's Showboat
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 19:01:01Z

As it turns out, the $100 million indoor water park that Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein is pursuing at a former Atlantic City casino was just the...

Jury Duty Is Back, and It Looks Very Different
Jury Duty Is Back, and It Looks Very Different
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 18:58:35Z

NEW YORK - As New York continues to reopen and pandemic restrictions are slowly lifted, the sprawling federal and state court systems have lumbered back to...

Senators unveil bipartisan bill to address surge at the border
Senators unveil bipartisan bill to address surge at the border

Sens. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) introduced bipartisan legislation on Thursday in response to the surge of migration at the U.S...

Patients With Long COVID Face Lingering Worrisome Health Risks, Study Finds
Patients With Long COVID Face Lingering Worrisome Health Risks, Study Finds

The health effects of COVID-19 not only can stretch for months but appear to increase the risk of death and chronic medical conditions, even in people who...

Supreme Court conservatives reject restrictions on juvenile life without parole
Supreme Court conservatives reject restrictions on juvenile life without parole
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 18:52:36Z

In a 6-3 decision along ideological lines, the Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Brett Jones in Jones v. Mississippi on Thursday, effectively ruling a...

A Miami man killed an armed teen in self-defense. Why he
A Miami man killed an armed teen in self-defense. Why he's still facing a criminal case
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 18:50:56Z

When Christopher Luis pulled up to a West Kendall bank drive-thru ATM earlier this year, police say he was confronted by three gun-wielding robbers. Luis...

Andrew Brown
Andrew Brown's killing by NC deputy draws national attention, calls to 'stay outraged'
  • US
  • 2021-04-22 18:50:16Z

"We will not stand idly by and watch North Carolina become another Minnesota."

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