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  GRAPHIC: Minnesota cop, police chief resign 2 days after Black motorist’s death

Officer Kim Potter and Police Chief Tim Gannon both resigned two days after the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center.

N.C.’s COVID-19 hospitalizations increase above 1K, with 30.9% of adults fully vaccinated

  New child payments expected to start this summer, IRS chief says

  Expert says cop was justified in pinning down George Floyd

  EXPLAINER: How does an officer use a gun instead of a Taser?

‘Prime suspect’ arrested in Kristin Smart’s 1996 disappearance

  Biden raises concerns with Putin about Ukraine confrontation

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US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

  Leaders of GM, Ford among objectors to voting restrictions

  Iran says it will enrich uranium to 60%, highest level ever

US investigating possible air bag failures in GM vehicles

Austin: US adds 500 troops in Germany, despite Trump pledge

  Skateboarder rolls 2,500 miles along Australian coast

Business leaders urge Biden to set ambitious climate goal

An ambitious 2030 target would guide the federal government’s approach to sustainable and resilient infrastructure, as well as zero-emissions vehicles and buildings, and “would inspire other industrialized nations to set bold targets of their own,’' the group wrote.

Poll: 15% of Americans worse off a year into pandemic

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economy — the United States still has 8.4 million fewer jobs than it had in February 2020, just before the pandemic struck.

Record-holding giant rabbit stolen in UK, police say

Darius, a Continental Giant rabbit, disappeared from his enclosure in a backyard in the village of Stoulton over the weekend, the West Mercia Police force said.

  St. Vincent seeks water, funds as volcano keeps erupting

He estimated the country will need hundreds of millions of dollars to recover from the eruption, but did not give any details.

SC attorney general sends letter to Biden opposing statehood for DC

  Biden, lawmakers pay tribute to slain Capitol Police officer

J.K. Rowling children’s story ‘The Christmas Pig’ out in October

Consumer prices jump 0.6% in March, biggest gain since 2012

  Selena Gomez and J.Lo headline vax concert for poor nations

Facebook users can appeal harmful content to oversight board

Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years

The water has been used to cool the melted fuel at the nuclear plant damaged by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, but the tanks where it's stored will be full late next year.

  ‘Neurotic, man hating’ dog wins hearts after brutally honest adoption call

Instead of scaring people off, the hilarious description has resulted in the Chihuahua getting hundreds of inquiries.

  GRAPHIC: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun, police say

The police chief in a Minneapolis suburb where a Black man was fatally shot during a traffic stop said Monday that he believes the officer who fired intended to use a Taser, not a handgun.

  Man accused of fatally shooting pregnant girlfriend; arrest warrant issued

The victim was four months pregnant with her second child. Her body was found in a wooded area nearly a week after she was reported missing.

CDC issues alert after ground turkey linked to salmonella outbreak

At least 28 people in 12 states have gotten sick, and two have been hospitalized in connection to the raw meat items, according to the CDC.

Student at Tenn. high school identified as suspect, killed in shooting

One male was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

  Biden wants infrastructure deal, but GOP doubts persist

The administration is banking that the data will confirm the everyday experiences of Americans as they bump over potholes, get trapped in traffic jams and wait for buses that almost never correspond to published schedules.

  Half of US adults to be vaccinated by end of week

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly 46% of adults in the US have already received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and about 28% are fully vaccinated.

  Coroner identifies 3 young children killed in Los Angeles

The children’s grandmother returned home from work Saturday morning and found their bodies in their apartment in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Reseda.

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

Seth Stoughton, an associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, judged Chauvin’s actions against what a reasonable officer in the same situation would have done, and repeatedly found that Chauvin did not meet that test.

Robert Durst murder trial resumes May 17 after virus delay

Robert Durst, who turned 78 on Monday, is charged with murder in the killing of his best friend, Susan Berman, in her Los Angeles home in December 2000.

Kanye agrees with Kim on joint custody in divorce response

West’s filing was virtually identical to Kardashian West’s original petition, agreeing that the marriage should end over irreconcilable differences, and that the two should share custody of their children.

US budget deficit jumps to record $1.7 trillion this year

The deficit has been driven higher by trillions of dollars in support Congress has passed in successive economic rescue packages since the pandemic struck in early March 2020.

  Airlines prepare for jump in air traffic

American Airlines says all of its planes will be flying again by the end of the month.

  Uncollected: IRS fails to collect billions of dollars in tax debt each year, including from some of the wealthiest Americans

After 10 years, the IRS can no longer collect most tax debt, and the amount rolling off the books each year is growing. That includes debt from high-income taxpayers, who historically are responsible for much of the tax gap.

Luke Bryan tests positive for COVID, sidelined from ‘Idol’

Luke Bryan says he’s tested positive for COVID-19.

Georgia sheriff: 3 officers injured in chase, 1 suspect dead, 1 held

Three Georgia police officers were shot and wounded as they pursued two cousins from Alabama in a high-speed chase that ended early Monday with one cousin shot and killed and the other in custody, authorities said.

Will Smith film departs Georgia over voting restrictions

Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua have pulled production of their runaway slave drama “Emancipation” from Georgia over the state’s recently enacted law restricting voting access.

  William, Harry remember Prince Philip’s wit, service to UK

The brothers, who are at the center of a royal family rift, issued separate statements about Philip, who died last week at 99.

  Drivers wanted: Record demand at Uber as vaccinations rise

The San Francisco ride-hailing company said Monday that total monthly bookings, including food delivery and passenger service, reached an all-time high in March.

McMaster blocks feds from bringing unaccompanied children from border to SC

Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order Monday instructing the state’s Department of Social Services to prevent the federal government from placing undocumented, unaccompanied migrant children from the southern border into foster care and group homes.

Iran blames Israel for sabotage at Natanz nuclear site

Israel has not claimed responsibility for the attack. It rarely does for operations carried out by its secret military units or its Mossad intelligence agency.

  Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants

Viruses constantly evolve, and the world is in a race to vaccinate millions and tamp down the coronavirus before even more mutants emerge.

Poll: 46% of Americans would like to see Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson run for president

Johnson has hinted at a possible presidential run before and isn’t saying no now.

  ‘Huge’ explosion rocks St. Vincent as volcano keeps erupting

Experts called it a “huge explosion” that generated pyroclastic flows down the volcano’s south and southwest flanks.

Paris police hunt for gunman who killed person near hospital

Paris police are hunting for a gunman who opened fire Monday near a hospital in the wealthy 16th district of the French capital, killing one person and injuring another.

Will Smith film departs Georgia over voting restrictions

Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua have pulled production of their runaway slave drama “Emancipation” from Georgia over the state’s recently enacted law restricting voting access.

Major training: Biden dog gets help adjusting to White House

Last month, the White House confirmed that Major had nipped someone during a walk. Shortly before that incident, Major caused what the White House said was a minor injury to a Secret Service employee on March 8.

Police: Texas infant fatally shot by 3-year-old brother

Police believe an infant has been fatally shot by his 3-year-old brother after the older boy got a hold of a gun inside a Houston apartment.

  COVID-19 surge in Michigan prompts plea to White House for more vaccines

So far, the White House is staying the course and sticking with its vaccine distribution plan.

  Shops, gyms, outdoor dining restart in Britain

Monday sees the easing of restrictions that have been in place in England since early January to suppress a surge in coronavirus infections linked to a more transmissible new variant of the virus.

  Nevada GOP censures elections official who defended 2020 results

Barbara Cegavske, the only Republican statewide office holder in Nevada, said members of her party are disappointed with the election results and believe fraud occurred “despite a complete lack of evidence to support that belief.”

  GRAPHIC: Virginia police officer accused of force in stop of Black Army officer fired

One of two police officers accused of pepper-spraying and pointing their guns at a Black Army officer during a traffic stop has since been fired, a Virginia town announced late Sunday, hours after the governor called for an independent investigation into the case.

Feds: West Virginia Walmart worker stole $124K in gift cards

If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count.

  Biden Republicans? Some in GOP open to president’s agenda

As Biden meets Monday with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to discuss his massive infrastructure plan, he’s betting that the GOP’s elected leaders are making a political miscalculation.

Third state temporarily shuts down Johnson & Johnson vaccination site after several people suffer adverse reactions

Doctors are warning people not to panic.

  Teen, 13, on spring break saves toddler from drowning in resort pool

Doctors say if the teenager had not gotten into the pool and rescued the toddler as quickly as she did, the outcome might have been different.

  Mom dragged down street by SUV after man drives through Mich. yard

The victim believes she has identified the driver, and she has been in contact with police. There’s no word yet on possible charges.

Armed barricade, lockdown of guests and staff at Kahala resort ends after nearly 10 hours

An armed man fired multiple rounds through his hotel room door, triggering a property-wide lockdown and massive police response.

  Teen killed after stepping on downed power line while trying to escape burning car

Authorities say the power line had been knocked down by a tree during a quick-moving storm.

Hideki Matsuyama becomes first Japanese in Masters green jacket

Hideki Matsuyama has won the Masters.

First-of-its-kind meeting draws more than 100 corporate leaders to discuss state voting laws

More than 100 of the nation’s top corporate leaders met virtually on Saturday to discuss ways for companies to continue responding to the passage of more restrictive voting laws across the country.

Pelosi says “the door is open” for bipartisan cooperation on infrastructure bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday encouraged House Republicans to work across the aisle to pass President Biden’s sprawling infrastructure package, saying the “door is open” for bipartisan cooperation.

  Georgia pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine site after adverse reactions

The Georgia Department of Health says the reactions were consistent with common reactions in adults receiving any vaccine.

  Trump goes after Pence, McConnell in speech to party donors

The new tension between Trump and establishment-minded Republican leaders comes as GOP officials are trying to play down an internal feud over his role in the party, his commitment to Republican fundraising and his plans for 2024.

Suspect in custody after hit-and-run crash in Florida kills New York federal judge

Nastasia Snape, 23, is charged with vehicular homicide and other felonies for Friday’s crash that killed District Judge Sandra Feuerstein, 75, who served in the Eastern District of New York since 2003.

More flee volcano on Caribbean island of St. Vincent

Elford Lewis, a 56-year-old farmer who evacuated his home on Sunday morning, said the ongoing eruption is worse than the last big one in 1979.

  Andrew: Philip’s death has left ‘huge void’ in queen’s life

Prince Andrew, the third of the couple’s four children, attended church at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor along with other members of the royal family, two days after the 99-year-old Philip died at Windsor Castle.

2 South Korean firms reach US electric vehicle battery deal

Two big South Korean electric vehicle battery makers said Sunday they have settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one company to move ahead with plans to manufacture batteries in Georgia.

Ramsey Clark, attorney general under Johnson, dies at 93

In courtrooms around the country Clark defended antiwar activists. In the court of public opinion, he charged the United States with militarism and arrogance, starting with the Vietnam War and continuing with Grenada, Libya, Panama and the Gulf War.

Police: Man charged after crashing motorcycle with infant on lap

Authorities say the crash occurred after the suspect drove through a stop sign.

Report: Hotel will house Olympic athletes with COVID-19

The measure underlines the risk of trying to hold the Olympics and Paralympics during a pandemic.

Louisiana man dies when tree falls on his mobile home

Neighbor helps victim’s wife to safety

  Father fined after trying to get in zoo’s elephant exhibit to ‘impress his daughter’

Zoo staff fear this was a copycat of a recent incident in San Diego where a man entered an elephant enclosure. They say these stunts are not funny and can be deadly.

  Semi-truck driver crashes into murder suspect’s car to end police chase

The hours-long police chase through multiple California counties included near collisions, the running of red lights, wrong-way driving and driving on sidewalks.

  GRAPHIC: Lawsuit alleges Virginia police threatened Army officer during traffic stop

During the traffic stop, the police officers drew their guns, pointed them at the man and used a slang term to suggest he was facing execution.

Coroner: 6th person dead following South Carolina shooting

A sixth person has died following a shooting earlier this week at the hands of a former NFL player who also killed four members of a South Carolina family, local officials said Saturday.

Trump: The key to Republican success is more Trumpism

Former President Donald Trump staked his claim to the Republican Party in a closed-door speech to donors Saturday night, casting his populist policies and attack-dog politics as the key to future Republican success.