Is this an 'Asterisk Oscars' or a sign of things to come?

Published: 2021-04-22 19:37:02 UTC

[Associated Press] In 93 years of existence, the Oscars have been postponed by shootings — the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the attempted killing of Ronald Reagan — and by a flood, when 1938 rainstorms overwhelmed the Los Angeles River. Sunday’s ceremony will be …

How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last?

Published: 2021-04-22 19:37:02 UTC

[Associated Press] NEW YORK (AP) — How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last?Experts don't know yet because they're still studying vaccinated people to see when protection might wear off. How well the vaccines work against emerging variants will also determine if, wh…

Expedition hauls tons of plastic out of remote Hawaii atolls

Published: 2021-04-22 19:37:02 UTC

[Associated Press] HONOLULU (AP) — A crew returned from the northernmost islands in the Hawaiian archipelago this week with a boatload of marine plastic and abandoned fishing nets that threaten to entangle endangered Hawaiian monk seals and other animals on the uninhabited beac…

Israel says Syrian missile was not aimed at nuclear reactor

Published: 2021-04-22 19:37:02 UTC

[Associated Press] JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Thursday that a Syrian missile that reached deep into Israeli territory and set off air raid sirens near the country's top-secret nuclear reactor was the result of a misfire and not a deliberate attack.The missile la…

US troops in Afghanistan begin packing gear in pullout prep

Published: 2021-04-22 19:37:02 UTC

[Associated Press] KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. military has begun shipping equipment and winding down contracts with local service providers ahead of the May 1 start of the final phase of its military pullout from Afghanistan, a U.S. Defense Department official said Thur…

'He was guilty.' Extra juror in favor of Chauvin conviction

Published: 2021-04-22 19:37:02 UTC

[Associated Press] MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An alternate juror at the trial of Derek Chauvin said she agreed with the jury's decision to convict him in George Floyd's death, saying she saw Chauvin as the leader of officers at the scene and that he brushed off warnings by bystanders t…

DC statehood approved by House as Senate fight looms

Published: 2021-04-22 19:37:02 UTC

[Associated Press] WASHINGTON (AP) — A decades-long movement to reshape the American political map took a further step Thursday as the House of Representatives approved a bill to make the nation's capital the 51st state.Approval came by a 216-208 vote along strict party lines. …

Daunte Wright's mother: 'My son should be burying me'

Published: 2021-04-22 19:37:02 UTC

[Associated Press] MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Daunte Wright, the young Black man shot by police during a traffic stop in suburban Minneapolis, was remembered Thursday at an emotional funeral just two days after a former police officer was convicted in the death of George Floyd and amid…

COVID-19 hospitalizations tumble among US senior citizens

Published: 2021-04-22 19:37:02 UTC

[Associated Press] WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 hospitalizations among older Americans have plunged 80% since the start of the year, dramatic proof the vaccination campaign is working. Now the trick is to get more of the nation's younger people to roll up their sleeves.The drop-o…

World leaders pledge climate cooperation despite other rifts

Published: 2021-04-22 19:37:02 UTC

[Associated Press] WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of Russia and China put aside their raw-worded disputes with U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday long enough to pledge international cooperation on cutting climate-wrecking coal and petroleum emissions in a livestreamed summit s…

Daunte Wright: Hundreds attend Minneapolis funeral of man shot by police

Published: 2021-04-22 19:22:19 UTC

[BBC News] The death of Daunte Wright, who was shot near Minneapolis earlier this month, sparked mass protests.

Covid-19: Delhi hospitals run out of oxygen supplies

Published: 2021-04-22 19:07:23 UTC

[BBC News] Hospitals are overwhelmed, with more than 99% of intensive care beds occupied.

Senate Passes Hate-Crimes Legislation

Published: 2021-04-22 18:23:00 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] Bill comes in response to recent violence against Asian Americans

Stranded sailor allowed to leave abandoned ship after four years

Published: 2021-04-22 18:07:24 UTC

[BBC News] Mohammed Aisha had been living on a ship marooned off Egypt's Red Sea coast for four years.

John Kerry speaks at White House news briefing

Published: 2021-04-22 17:52:58 UTC

[The Washington Post] Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will join White House press secretary Jen Psaki and National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy at a news briefing.

What is the India Covid variant and will vaccines work?

Published: 2021-04-22 17:37:24 UTC

[BBC News] Much of the data around a coronavirus variant identified in India is incomplete, scientists say.

Akayed Ullah: Times Square subway pipe bomber jailed for life

Published: 2021-04-22 17:22:22 UTC

[BBC News] Akayed Ullah detonated a bomb in Times Square station during rush hour in December 2017.

Juror in the Derek Chauvin trial speaks out

Published: 2021-04-22 16:52:21 UTC

[BBC News] Lisa Christensen listened to the whole trial, but as an alternate juror did not deliberate on verdict.

How Deby’s death will affect the Sahel and beyond

Published: 2021-04-22 16:33:00 UTC

[Al Jazeera English] Chad’s neighbours and Western allies anxious about stability of nation central in fight against region’s armed groups.

Record COVID cases in India as world grapples with virus: Live

Published: 2021-04-22 15:48:33 UTC

[Al Jazeera English] Hospitals struggle with empty oxygen cylinders and shortage of beds as second wave of virus surges through India.


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