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Minneapolis law enforcement pledges ‘de-escalation’ should protests follow Chauvin verdict as tactics draw scrutiny

Law enforcement sought to present a unified front with community leaders Monday in the face of criticism of officers' aggressive response to protests in the suburb of Brooklyn Center.
  • Apr 19, 2021

Gunman at Indianapolis FedEx facility was former employee, police say; victims identified

Brandon Hole, 19, killed eight people and left several others injured Thursday before shooting himself at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, police said Friday at a news conference.
  • Apr 16, 2021

U.S. will allocate $1.7 billion to fight variants as new global infections almost double

More than 564,000 people have died due to covid-19 in the United States, out of over 31 million infections. At least 75 million Americans have been fully vaccinated against the virus.
  • Apr 16, 2021

Defense expert says Derek Chauvin did not cause George Floyd’s death as cross-examination grows tense

David Fowler, a former Maryland chief medical examiner, testified Wednesday that the former officer did not play a critical role in George Floyd’s death by kneeling on his neck. Cross-examination grew tense at times.
  • Apr 14, 2021

Defense’s expert says Chauvin was ‘justified’ but admits he kept knee in place while Floyd was compliant

Barry Brodd, the defense's use-of-force expert, said Chauvin acted reasonably but admitted under cross-examination that the ex-officer kept his knee in place while Floyd was complying with police.
  • Apr 13, 2021

A father went to his daughter’s 9th birthday party. He killed her family and himself, police say.

The 9-year-old, who was unharmed, called police sobbing to report that her father had shot people.
  • Apr 7, 2021

Oxford pauses AstraZeneca vaccine trial in children

University of Oxford paused its AstraZeneca vaccine trial in children pending a safety review unrelated to the trial.
  • Apr 6, 2021

Cocaine, a submarine and cash: CEO killed in plane crash was bankrolling drug empire, feds say

Marty Tibbitts, who ran a Michigan-based telecommunications company, was allegedly helping design an underwater drone meant to transport large quantities of cocaine to Europe.
  • Apr 2, 2021

A prank company and Lil Nas X are selling ‘Satan Shoes’ containing a drop of human blood. Nike is suing.

Each of the 666 pairs of the sneakers are selling for $1,018, a reference to Luke 10:18, a biblical passage that references Jesus seeing “Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”
  • Apr 1, 2021

Church barred woman from fishing trip because male pastor wanted to avoid ‘false accusations’ of sexual misconduct

The Baptist church that held the fishing raffle told Emily Smaniotto that she could not participate because they were "living in the days of sexual scandals and accusations."
  • Mar 31, 2021