April 14th, 2021

World News

US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J vaccine over clot reports

By Zeke Miller, The Associated Press on April 13th, 2021

WASHINGTON – The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said it was investigating clots in six women in the days ... Read More »

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Business-seeking singer Akon draws political fire in Uganda

By Rodney Muhumuza, The Associated Press on April 13th, 2021

KAMPALA, Uganda – The American rap artist and singer Akon is drawing criticism from rights activists over his meetings with Uganda’s president as he pursues the development of a futuristic city in the East African country. Akon is helping to rehabilitate longtime President Yoweri Museveni’s reputation after an election earlier this year marred by violence, ... Read More »

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California’s ArcLight and Pacific Theaters to close for good

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on April 12th, 2021

Hollywood’s theatrical business may be slowly rebounding but for some exhibitors the last year has been catastrophic. Pacific Theaters, which operates some 300 screens in California, including the beloved ArcLight theatres and the historic Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, said Monday that it will not be reopening. “This was not the outcome anyone wanted, but despite ... Read More »

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Student fires at officers at Tennessee school, is killed

By Travis Loller And Adrian Sainz, The Associated Press on April 12th, 2021

A student opened fire on officers responding to a report of a possible gunman at a Tennessee high school Monday, and police shot back and killed him, authorities said. The shooting wounded an officer and comes as the community reels from off-campus gun violence that has left three other students dead this year. Police found ... Read More »

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Student fired at officers at Tennessee school, was killed

By Travis Loller And Adrian Sainz, The Associated Press on April 12th, 2021

A student opened fire on officers responding to a report of a possible gunman at a Tennessee high school Monday and police shot back and killed him, authorities said. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director David B. Rausch said at a news conference Monday that police found the student in a bathroom at Austin-East Magnet High ... Read More »

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Tennessee school shooting kills 1, wounds police officer

By Travis Loller And Adrian Sainz, The Associated Press on April 12th, 2021

A shooting at a Tennessee high school killed one person and wounded a police officer just before the bell rang Monday, coming as the community reels from off-campus gun violence that has left three students dead this year. No one else was hurt at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, a city about 180 miles ... Read More »

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Police: 1 dead, officer wounded in Tennessee school shooting

By Travis Loller And Adrian Sainz, The Associated Press on April 12th, 2021

Police faced gunfire as they responded to reports of a possible gunman at a Tennessee high school Monday, leaving one person dead and an officer wounded, authorities said. No one else was killed or wounded at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, a city about 180 miles (290 kilometres) east of Nashville, police said. A ... Read More »

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Expert: Chauvin did not take actions of ‘reasonable officer’

By Amy Forliti, Steve Karnowski And Tammy Webber, The Associated Press on April 12th, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS – Prosecutors’ case against former Officer Derek Chauvin drew toward a close Monday with tender memories from George Floyd’s younger brother and damaging testimony from a police use-of-force expert who said no “reasonable” officer would have done what Chauvin did. Seth Stoughton, a professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, judged ... Read More »

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Police: Officer wounded, 1 dead in Tennessee school shooting

By The Associated Press on April 12th, 2021

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A confrontation in a Tennessee high school that involved police officers responding to a report of a possible armed man, left one person dead and an officer wounded, authorities said. No other persons were killed or wounded, police said, adding the scene had been secured at the Austin-East Magnet High School in ... Read More »

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Police report multiple victims in Tennessee school shooting

By The Associated Press on April 12th, 2021

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Police say multiple people including an officer were shot Monday at a high school in the east Tennessee city of Knoxville. The Knoxville Police Department tweeted that authorities were on the scene of the shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School. The online posting said a Knoxville Police Department officer was reported among ... Read More »

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George Floyd’s brother sheds tears on the stand

By Amy Forliti, Steve Karnowski And Tammy Webber, The Associated Press on April 12th, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS – George Floyd’s younger brother took the witness stand Monday and lovingly recalled how George used to make the best banana mayonnaise sandwiches, how George drilled him in catching a football, and the way George used to mark his height on the wall as a boy because he wanted to grow taller. Philonise Floyd, ... Read More »

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