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- Police apologize for George Floyd Facebook poston April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
- Trudeau warns Canada faces a serious third wave of Covid-19 cases as officials toughen lockdown measureson April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
Canada is scrambling to deal with a punishing third wave of the pandemic as several provinces have broken records for new daily cases of Covid-19 and hospital and ICU admissions.
- Brazil’s indigenous groups protest mining billon April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
President Jair Bolsonaro has said it’s a long held “dream” to release indigenous reserves for mining.
- Meet the new leader of Cuba’s Communist Partyon April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
The shift in power away from Cuba’s Raul Castro is finally afoot.
- Why vulnerable people are rejecting the Covid-19 vaccine in Colombiaon April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
Nixon Valera, a 42-year-old Venezuelan migrant selling empanadas in the streets of Bogota, does not want to receive vaccination against Covid-19.
- A year after Canada’s worst-ever mass shooting, a ban on assault-style guns has already been in place for monthson April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
“One year ago, 22 Canadians were senselessly killed and three more were injured when a gunman went on a rampage in small towns across Nova Scotia,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement commemorating the tragedy.
- Mexico’s President will propose a migration agreement during US climate summiton April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will propose a new migration agreement between the countries of North and Central America this week, he announced on Sunday.
- Canada’s health care workers brace for the painful blow of a punishing third waveon April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
For days now, as the Covid-19 case count mounted and hospital admissions surged, Canadians seemed dismayed and asked: How could this happen here, where most people dutifully followed public health guidelines?
- Raul Castro Fast Factson April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
Read CNN’s Fast Facts about Raul Castro, the former President of Cuba and the brother of former President Fidel Castro.
- Brazil asks women ‘if possible’ to delay pregnancy over Covid variantson April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
Brazil has warned women to postpone pregnancy until the worst of the coronavirus pandemic has passed, saying that the variants of the coronavirus in Brazil have been more aggressive in pregnant women.
- Cuba’s Raul Castro steps down, ending the era of his famous clan at the country’s helmon April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
When Raul Castro announced three years ago that he would step down in 2021 as head of Cuba’s all-powerful communist party, he surely envisioned the island on firmer economic footing and the transition to a new generation of leadership nearly complete.
- Leopoldo Lopez Fast Factson April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
Read CNN’s Fast Facts about Leopoldo López, a Venezuelan opposition leader who was imprisoned on charges of inciting anti-government protests.
- Chile’s vaccination rollout was fast and broad. So why are Covid-19 cases spiking?on April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
It was supposed to be Latin America’s bright spot in the fight against Covid-19.
- Bolsonaro asks for Biden’s ‘personal engagement’ to fight Amazon deforestationon April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has called for Joe Biden’s “personal engagement” in fighting deforestation in the Amazon rain forest, in a letter sent to the US President on Wednesday.
- Brazil has unveiled its plan to protect the Amazon. Critics say it’s not enoughon April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
The Brazilian government has presented a new official goal for fighting deforestation in the Amazon — a first for the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro. But critics say it’s hardly enough.
- Canadian MP apologizes after appearing naked during video meetingon April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
A Canadian politician has apologized after being spotted in a state of undress during a parliamentary video call on Wednesday.
- Ecuador and Peru signal political divides that could trouble the regionon April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
More than a year into the pandemic and as cases resurge in Latin America, two recent elections suggest that popular political views on how to escape the crisis remain deeply polarized — at a time when cohesion is most needed.
- Deaths outpace births in some Brazilian cities, as Covid-19 resurgeson April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
For the sixth month in a row, the city of Rio de Janeiro has seen more deaths than births — a devastating indicator of the nation’s unceasing Covid-19 crisis.
- Foreign interference in Canada hitting Cold War levels thanks to Covid-19, says spy agencyon April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) singled out Russia and China as particular causes for concern.
- Covid-19 is out of control in Brazil. So why are some officials easing restrictive measures?on April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
Last week, Brazil saw its deadliest day since the start of the pandemic, with 4,195 people killed in just 24 hours. The state of Sao Paulo and the city of Rio de Janeiro rank among the worst in the country for Covid-19 deaths. Yet both plan to ease movement restrictions starting on Monday.
- Can Bolsonaro be taken at his word on protecting the environment? A look at his recordon April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
World leaders meet virtually on Thursday to discuss climate issues in a summit convened by US President Joe Biden. Most highly anticipated perhaps is what the leaders of some of the world’s most environmentally consequential countries — including Brazil, China, India — have to say. But critics ranging from Brazilian environmentalists to American celebrities are warning the world not to listen to one: Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro.
- Cinco de Mayo Fast Factson April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
Here are some Cinco de Mayo Fast Facts from CNN about the holiday which commemorates the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
- Family of 2 killed in road rage accident grievingon April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
- Siblings find each other 50 years lateron April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
- Vet org can’t catch a break from break-ins, thefton April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
- Gov vetoes transgender athlete ban on sports teamson April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
- Army soldier rescues child from Rio Grande Riveron April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
- Groups clean-up neighborhoods on Earth Dayon April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
- George Floyd mural vandalized with racial sluron April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
- UPS ‘Package Man’ rescues 4-year-old boy when heavy package falls on himon April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
- Fetal remains burial bill passes legislatureon April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
- 11 y/o farmer finds success thru passion, prideon April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
- Drilling rig topples into New Hampshire riveron April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
- CNN en Españolon April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
Habla español? Visit CNN en Español for all the latest news and updates in Spanish.
- Litter-tracking apps aims to ID pollution issueson April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
- Debris falling from overpass damage carson April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
- Cops: Man kills 11-yo daughter, then himselfon April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
- Farmer strives to reduce carbon footprint, fight climate changeon April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
- House passes bill that would grant DC statehoodon April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
- St. Vincent suffers power outage after La Soufrière volcano eruptson April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
There has been a massive power outage on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent where La Soufrière volcano began erupting Friday, St. Vincent and the Grenadines National Emergency Management Organization reported Sunday.
- Tapping into the forces behind Colombia’s hippo crisison April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
“This is not about the past: The real problems will be in the future. It’s about an ecological risk, because these are animals of huge size with the capacity of changing the ecosystem.” This warning, from a Colombian biologist specialized in aquatic mammals, is what prompted me to investigate the hippopotami’s story.
- Protests break out in Montreal after the city’s latest Covid curfewon April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
Protests broke out Sunday night in Montreal after the city’s latest curfew went into effect due to spikes in Covid-19 cases.
- Mexico Drug War Fast Factson April 23, 2021 at 4:04 pm
Read CNN’s Fast Facts to learn more about how the Mexican government has been fighting against drug traffickers since December 2006.
- San Diego shooting: 1 dead, at least one arrested in downtown area, report saysby Edmund DeMarche on April 23, 2021 at 7:32 am
Authorities in San Diego responded to reports of a shooting in the city’s downtown late Thursday that resulted in one fatality and at least one arrest, a report said.
- $10,000 Flute Left in Cab Nine Years Ago Is Finally Returnedby Azi Paybarah on April 23, 2021 at 7:27 am
Heidi Slyker, a Boston-area musician, said the disappearance had consequences beyond the mere loss of property.
- California sheriff’s deputy’s 2016 slaying leads to life sentence for defendantby Dom Calicchio on April 23, 2021 at 6:31 am
A California defendant is expected to get life in prison without parole after pleading guilty Thursday to first-degree murder in the 2016 shooting death of a sheriff’s deputy.
- Los Angeles man pleads guilty to murdering sheriff’s deputy in 2016by Brie Stimson on April 23, 2021 at 5:55 am
A California man pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sergeant in 2016 in what Sheriff Alex Villanueva called an execution-style killing.
- Michigan woman glues eye shut after mistaking nail glue for eye drops: reportby David Aaro on April 23, 2021 at 5:50 am
A Michigan woman nearly lost her vision last week after she mistook a bottle of nail glue for eye drops, according to reports.
- Unrest near New York’s Central Park as mob splashes paint on statues, defaces property; arrests madeby Edmund DeMarche on April 23, 2021 at 5:36 am
Protesters and rioters gathered around New York City’s Central Park Thursday night and splashed red paint on the iconic statues leading into the park before marching uptown along Eighth Avenue to deface property.
- At least 11 children missing in East Texas since March, including baby: reporton April 23, 2021 at 5:21 am
At least 11 children are currently missing in East Texas since March and 145 children have been reported missing across the state so far this year, according to a report.
- Federal officers seek to block shooting trial in state courton April 23, 2021 at 5:17 am
A federal judge is set to hear arguments on whether Virginia prosecutors can bring manslaughter charges against two U.S. Park Police officers accused of fatally shooting an unarmed motorist in 2017
- Today in Historyon April 23, 2021 at 4:00 am
Today in History Today is Friday, April 23, the 113th day of 2021. There are 252 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 23, 1969, Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death for assassinating New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. (The sentence was later reduced to life imprisonment.) On this date: In 1616 (Old Style calendar), English poet and dramatist William Shakespeare died in Stratford-upon-Avon on what has traditionally been regarded as the 52nd anniversary of his birth in 1564. In 1789, President-elect George Washington and his wife, Martha, moved into the first executive mansion, the Franklin House, in New York. In 1898, Spain declared war on the United States, which responded in kind two days later. In 1940, about 200 people died in the Rhythm Night Club Fire in Natchez, Mississippi. In 1943, U.S. Navy Lt. (jg) John F. Kennedy assumed command of PT-109, a motor torpedo boat, in the Solomon Islands during World War II. (On Aug. 2, 1943, PT-109 was…
- This Day in History: April 23by Bryan Robinson on April 23, 2021 at 4:00 am
William Shakespeare dies; Sirhan Sirhan is sentenced to death for assassinating New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy; YouTube uploads its first clip.
- DHS whistleblower details grim scene on border, says Biden policies don’t ‘have any sense of realism’by Yael Halon on April 23, 2021 at 3:43 am
A whistleblower painted a grim picture of conditions on the U.S.- Mexico border Thursday in an exclusive “Hannity” interview with Fox News contributor and investigative reporter Sara Carter.
- Ohio Man Pleads Guilty in 2016 Killings of 8 in Same Familyby Neil Vigdor on April 23, 2021 at 3:37 am
Edward Wagner, 28, who prosecutors said had been in a custody dispute over his daughter, apologized for the Rhoden family murders.
- ‘ER’ virtual reunionon April 23, 2021 at 3:01 am
Amal Clooney is doing what so many people have been doing during the pandemic — watching “ER.”
- Biden, Calling for Action, Commits U.S. to Halving Its Climate Emissionsby Lisa Friedman, Somini Sengupta and Coral Davenport on April 23, 2021 at 2:56 am
Addressing leaders at a virtual summit meeting he convened, the president cast the fight against global warming as an economic opportunity for the world.
- Facebook Oversight Board decision on Trump’s account loomson April 23, 2021 at 2:45 am
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- Pentagon panel recommends ending commander involvement in sexual assault casesby Caitlin McFall on April 23, 2021 at 2:32 am
A Pentagon panel recommended that commanders no longer be involved in prosecuting cases involving sexual assault in the military.
- Parents sue father accused of hiding Kristin Smart’s bodyon April 23, 2021 at 2:31 am
The parents of missing California college student Kristin Smart have sued the father of the man charged with killing their daughter nearly 25 years ago
- ‘Vampire facials’ salon owner charged after clients contract HIVby Frank Miles on April 23, 2021 at 2:28 am
A former owner of a salon in New Mexico has been indicted on 24 felonies, including fraud and practicing medicine without a license, according to reports, after authorities discovered at least two patrons contracted HIV after getting a “vampire facial.”
- Georgia mom blasts school board for making kids wear COVID face masks: ‘Take these masks off of my child’by Bradford Betz on April 23, 2021 at 2:25 am
A Georgia mom is going viral after she grilled school board members for making young children wear masks and socially distance despite there being little evidence that kids are severely at risks of contracting COVID-19.
- Missing California mom: FBI, NCIS assisting Chula Vista PD in search for Maya Milleteby Paul Best on April 23, 2021 at 2:08 am
More than three months after Maya Millete went missing from her Chula Vista home, the police department announced that they are now partnering up with the FBI, NCIS and the San Diego County District Attorney in the search for the missing mother of three.
- Suspect in fatal shooting of Chicago girl, 7, shot, capturedon April 23, 2021 at 2:08 am
Chicago police exchanged gunfire with a suspect believed to be connected to the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl as she sat in a car with her father in a McDonald’s drive-thru
- Thomas Brock, Whose Discovery Paved the Way for PCR Tests, Dies at 94by Richard Sandomir on April 23, 2021 at 1:58 am
In 1966, he found heat-resistant bacteria in a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park. That led to the development of the chemical process behind the coronavirus test.
- Vaccines Are Effective Against the New York Variant, Studies Findby Apoorva Mandavilli on April 23, 2021 at 1:43 am
The research adds to a growing number of findings suggesting the Pfizer and Moderna shots are protective against the variants identified so far.
- Man killed by deputy recalled as storyteller, jokesteron April 23, 2021 at 1:43 am
Relatives and friends of Andrew Brown Jr. say he had a smile that belied a lifetime of loss and troubles with the law
- Earth Day: Rehabilitated sea turtle released in Florida Keyson April 23, 2021 at 1:29 am
Staff from the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital have released a rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle back to the ocean to mark Earth Day
- Ma’Khia Bryant’s Death Keeps Columbus Grappling With Police Shootingsby Will Wright, Lucia Walinchus and Kevin Williams on April 23, 2021 at 1:25 am
With four killings in the past four months, many residents in Ohio’s capital feel victimized by their Police Department, which has received a litany of misconduct complaints.
- NY Times ignores 18 deaths, nearly $2 billion in damage when bashing GOP bills targeting riotersby Teny Sahakian on April 23, 2021 at 1:15 am
- Foxx didn’t view video of Adam Toledo’s shooting in advanceon April 23, 2021 at 1:12 am
Cook County’s top prosecutor says she bears the responsibility for not viewing the footage of 13-year-old Adam Toledo’s fatal shooting or reviewing the misleading description of his killing by Chicago police before it was read by prosecutors in court
- Chicago child murder suspect shot multiple times while trying to carjack family, police sayby Louis Casiano on April 23, 2021 at 1:11 am
A Chicago murder suspect connected to the killing of a 7-year-old girl was shot by police officers multiple times Thursday during an attempted carjacking on a busy freeway in rush hour traffic, authorities said.
- Suit: Police tore Black librarian’s shoulder in traffic stopon April 23, 2021 at 1:05 am
A federal lawsuit filed by a Georgia librarian says white officers used excessive force on the Black woman during a May 2019 traffic stop in North Carolina
- Ohio ‘Pike County massacre’ suspect pleads guilty to 8 murders of ex, her familyby Bradford Betz on April 23, 2021 at 12:54 am
An Ohio man pleaded guilty Thursday to his role in the grisly 2016 murder of his child’s mother and seven of her family members – a crime that sparked terror in the community before authorities determined it revolved around a custody dispute.
- Chicago man charged in road rage shooting of toddler, police sayby Louis Casiano on April 23, 2021 at 12:25 am
A Chicago man has been charged in the shooting of a 22-month-old boy in the head during a road rage incident earlier this month, police said Thursday.
- Ex-officer who killed Rayshard Brooks wants his job backon April 23, 2021 at 12:23 am
A former Atlanta police officer’s attorney says his client didn’t get a chance to defend himself before he was fired for fatally shooting Rayshard Brooks last June
- Man pleads guilty to ‘executing’ California deputyon April 23, 2021 at 12:20 am
A man who killed a Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant five years ago in what prosecutors called an execution-style shooting has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder
- Biden to nominate ocean scientist Rick Spinrad to head NOAAby Christopher Flavelle on April 23, 2021 at 12:15 am
NOAA has been without a Senate-confirmed leader for the longest period since it was created in 1970.
- Columbus shooting: Others involved in confrontation that led to teen’s death were all adultsby Paul Best on April 23, 2021 at 12:04 am
The other individuals involved in the confrontation that ended in the fatal officer-involved shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant were all adults, a spokesperson for Columbus Police Department told Fox News Thursday.
- Biden Wants to Slash Emissions. Success Would Mean a Very Different America.by Brad Plumer on April 23, 2021 at 12:02 am
Hitting the targets could require a rapid shift to electric vehicles, the expansion of forests nationwide, development of complex new carbon-capture technology and many other changes, researchers said.
- Republicans Look to Slash the Size of Biden’s Infrastructure Planby Emily Cochrane and Jim Tankersley on April 22, 2021 at 11:39 pm
Working to avoid being cut out of the process, they presented a $568 billion blueprint that is a fraction of the size of President Biden’s proposal.
- Chicago man charged in road-rage shooting that wounded childon April 22, 2021 at 11:36 pm
Attempted murder charges have been filed against a suspect in a road-rage shooting on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive earlier this month that critically wounded a toddler
- DOJ probe into Minneapolis police will push to reform departments ‘nationwide’: Former NYPD lieutenantby Angelica Stabile on April 22, 2021 at 11:35 pm
The DOJ’s investigation into Minneapolis police will impact policing across the entire nation, former NYPD Lt. Joe Cardinale argues.
- Andrew Brown Jr. Shooting: Sheriff’s Deputy Kills Black Man in North Carolinaby Christina Morales and Michael Levenson on April 22, 2021 at 11:27 pm
The Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office said that a deputy who was executing a search warrant and an arrest warrant fatally shot Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City. Residents gathered at the scene to demand answers.
- NYC dad says daughter ‘recognized’ private school was ‘trying to make her feel guilty’ about ‘skin color’by Audrey Conklin on April 22, 2021 at 11:22 pm
A New York City father who pulled his daughter out of The Brearley School says she “recognized” the private school was “trying to make her feel guilty” about her “skin color.”
- UN Security Council: ‘Deep concern’ about Ethiopia’s Tigrayon April 22, 2021 at 11:09 pm
The U.N. Security Council is expressing concern about humanitarian conditions and human rights in Ethiopia’s wartorn Tigray region
- New Hampshire gender reveal explosion party explosion rocks towns miles awayby Louis Casiano on April 22, 2021 at 11:03 pm
A gender reveal celebration that involved more than 80 pounds of explosives rocked a New Hampshire neighborhood and beyond Tuesday night.
- At Daunte Wright Funeral, Minneapolis Mourns the ‘Prince of Brooklyn Center’by Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs on April 22, 2021 at 10:54 pm
The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy for Mr. Wright, the 20-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minn., last week.
- Sharpton decries ‘stench of racism’ in Daunte Wright’s deathon April 22, 2021 at 10:52 pm
Daunte Wright was remembered at his funeral Thursday as a dedicated father whose life was ended too soon at the hands of police
- Man pleads guilty in fatal shootings of 8 from Ohio familyon April 22, 2021 at 10:52 pm
A man has pleaded guilty in the murders of his child’s mother and seven other members of her family in southern Ohio
- Police video shows officer using stun gun on handcuffed manon April 22, 2021 at 10:49 pm
Police video shows a Louisiana police officer using a stun gun on a handcuffed, seated 67-year-old man and saying, “Scream again.”
- The Drop in Republican Support for Voting Rightsby Giovanni Russonello on April 22, 2021 at 10:45 pm
A Pew poll shows that the party’s voters increasingly oppose measures that would expand access to the ballot.
- With Few New Clotting Cases, Johnson & Johnson Pause Could Be Lifted Soonby Noah Weiland and Sharon LaFraniere on April 22, 2021 at 10:29 pm
Top federal health officials said in interviews this week that the number of rare blood clotting disorders in recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has remained small.
- EXPLAINER: Why is Chauvin unlikely to face maximum sentence?on April 22, 2021 at 10:07 pm
Derek Chauvin is already locked away in Minnesota’s only maximum-security prison, but it will be two months before he is sentenced for murder in George Floyd’s death
- Psychiatrist’s testimony limited in newspaper shooting caseon April 22, 2021 at 10:01 pm
A detention center psychiatrist who has observed the man who killed five people at the Capital Gazette newspaper will be limited to testifying about her personal observations
- Bodies found in desert in 1980 ID’d as woman seeks parentson April 22, 2021 at 10:00 pm
Authorities have finally identified two homicide victims who were found in the Southern California desert in 1980 and linked to a man imprisoned for murder in Mississippi
- Once Crippled by the Pandemic, Airlines See a Fast Recovery Comingby Niraj Chokshi on April 22, 2021 at 9:53 pm
As demand for tickets recovers, airlines are calling back workers, adding flights and planning for a summer they say could be normal.
- Biden Withdraws Trump Transgender Proposal for Homeless Sheltersby Chris Cameron on April 22, 2021 at 9:44 pm
The action is a stark change in policy at HUD, where then-Secretary Ben Carson once expressed concerns about “big, hairy men” gaining access to women’s shelters.
- This year’s Oscars already have made historyon April 22, 2021 at 9:25 pm
Welcome to the Oscars edition of Pop Life Chronicles. Even before the envelopes are opened, the 93rd Academy Awards already have made their mark with some historic firsts.
- Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Todayby Jonathan Wolfe and Amelia Nierenberg on April 22, 2021 at 9:20 pm
India recorded 312,731 new infections, making its outbreak the worst measured in the world.
- Virginia man pleads guilty in connection with cross-burningon April 22, 2021 at 9:18 pm
A southwest Virginia man has pleaded guilty to a federal offense in connection with the burning of a cross last summer on the front lawn of a Black teenager who had recently organized a civil rights protest
- NJ officials review police taking bike, cuffing Black personon April 22, 2021 at 9:12 pm
New Jersey authorities say they are reviewing an incident captured on video showing police handcuffing a Black youth and confiscating his bike
- Airlines waiting for word from Boeing on fixing Max planeson April 22, 2021 at 9:11 pm
Many new Boeing 737 Max jetliners are still grounded by an electrical problem in a backup power-control unit
- Senate Resoundingly Passes Bill to Target Anti-Asian Hate Crimesby Catie Edmondson on April 22, 2021 at 9:09 pm
The bipartisan vote was the first legislative action either chamber of Congress has taken to bolster law enforcement’s response to rising attacks on the Asian-American community.
- Mormon sex therapist ousted from faith for critiqueson April 22, 2021 at 8:48 pm
A sex therapist in Utah who has publicly challenged her faith’s policies on sexuality has been kicked out of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Tim Scott to Deliver G.O.P. Rebuttal to Biden’s Address to Congress.by Nicholas Fandos on April 22, 2021 at 8:48 pm
The senator from South Carolina said he would deliver an “optimistic vision” for the country focused on economic growth and “empowering working families.”
- Man pleads guilty in killings of 8 from Ohio family, says he’d testify against his 3 relatives charged in the murderson April 22, 2021 at 8:44 pm
Man pleads guilty in killings of 8 from Ohio family, says he’d testify against his 3 relatives charged in the murders
- Dow sinks more than 300 points on worries about higher taxeson April 22, 2021 at 8:42 pm
US stocks tumbled Thursday over investors’ worries about higher taxes.
- Idaho Senate Approves Bill to Kill 90 Percent of State’s Wolvesby Heather Murphy on April 22, 2021 at 8:29 pm
The bill would allow the state to hire contractors to kill the wolves, which supporters say are threatening the livelihoods of Idaho’s ranchers.
- Chicago seeks developer to open city’s first casino by 2025on April 22, 2021 at 8:25 pm
Chicago is taking a big step toward building its long-awaited first casino
- Latest: Klobuchar seeks ‘true justice’ for Black Americanson April 22, 2021 at 8:17 pm
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is calling for legislative change to ensure “true justice” following the police killings of Daunte Wright, George Floyd and more
- DC Statehood Vote: House Approves, But Senate Obstacles Remainby Emily Cochrane on April 22, 2021 at 8:07 pm
The vote reflected broad support among Democrats. But Republican opposition could stall the measure in the Senate.
- Chevron Lobbies to Head Off New Sanctions on Myanmarby Kenneth P. Vogel and Lara Jakes on April 22, 2021 at 7:15 pm
The oil company is arguing against efforts to restrict its involvement in a gas operation in Myanmar that provides funding for the junta there.
- Senate Republicans Shun Earmarks, Embracing Spending Restraint Anewby Emily Cochrane on April 22, 2021 at 7:11 pm
With a Democratic president in the White House, Senate Republicans have a newfound zeal for austerity, foreshadowing spending fights to come.
- Climate protests go virtual on Earth Day, but still have a voice.by John Schwartz on April 22, 2021 at 6:40 pm
- NYC subway bomber sentenced to life in prison for terror attackon April 22, 2021 at 6:11 pm
A man convicted in federal court for the 2017 terror bombing attack in a New York City subway station was sentenced Thursday to life in prison.
- Supreme Court Rejects Limits on Life Terms for Youthsby Adam Liptak on April 22, 2021 at 5:54 pm
The court, which has for years been cutting back on harsh punishments for juvenile offenders, changed course in a 6-to-3 decision.
- Prepare to pay the sticker price for a caron April 22, 2021 at 5:39 pm
Car dealer lots have only a fraction of the vehicles that they typically have — both new and used. It’s helping send prices to record levels.
- What Do Women Want? For Men to Get Covid Vaccines.by Jennifer Steinhauer on April 22, 2021 at 5:33 pm
As the Biden administration seeks to get most adults vaccinated by summer, men are holding back.
- Feds bust three men in $30 million bank robbery schemeon April 22, 2021 at 5:21 pm
Federal authorities say they’ve arrested three New York men Tuesday on money laundering conspiracy charges in connection with an elaborate, international bank robbery operation that netted more than $30 million over several years.
- California Officer, on Leave After One Shooting, Is Charged in Another, From 2018by Derrick Bryson Taylor and Christine Hauser on April 22, 2021 at 5:19 pm
A district attorney in the Bay Area charged the officer, Andrew Hall, in a fatal 2018 shooting. He was on leave after his involvement in a separate shooting last month.
- Virtual Climate Summit Plagued by Tech Problemsby Coral Davenport on April 22, 2021 at 5:07 pm
- Canadian Lawmaker Apologizes for Taking Nude Photo of Colleagueby Michael Levenson on April 22, 2021 at 4:12 pm
It was not immediately clear what sanctions, if any, Sébastien Lemire would face after he acknowledged taking a nude photo of William Amos during a Zoom call.
- What to Watch For and Who’s Attending Biden’s Climate Summitby Aishvarya Kavi and Glenn Thrush on April 22, 2021 at 4:09 pm
President Biden’s climate summit on Earth Day features high-profile speakers and attendees, including Pope Francis.
- Long Covid Patients Face Lingering, Worrisome Risks, Study Findsby Pam Belluck on April 22, 2021 at 3:58 pm
Patients who were not sick enough to be hospitalized still had a significantly greater risk of dying within six months than people who were not infected.
- Taco Bell is testing a new meat alternativeon April 22, 2021 at 3:54 pm
Taco Bell is testing a new meat alternative taco ahead of an expected launch of new offerings featuring Beyond Meat.
- Bitcoin? Ethereum? Dogecoin? Your guide to the biggest names in cryptoon April 22, 2021 at 3:36 pm
Bitcoin and its many peers have surged to new levels of popularity over the past year, but they’re still a mystery to many investors.
- Britain, Norway and the United States Announce a Plan to Protect Tropical Forests.by Catrin Einhorn on April 22, 2021 at 2:42 pm
The effort seeks to rally more than $1 billion for countries that can show they are lowering emissions by protecting tropical forests
- Climate Change Could Cut World Economy by $23 Trillion in 2050by Christopher Flavelle on April 22, 2021 at 2:10 pm
Poor nations would be particularly hard hit, but few would escape, Swiss Re said. The findings could influence how the industry prices insurance and invests its mammoth portfolios.
- Senate Democrats, joined by Lisa Murkowski, confirm Vanita Gupta, and other (nonclimate) news from Washington.by Katie Benner on April 22, 2021 at 1:39 pm
- How Do You Recycle in California? Here Are Tips for Reducing Wasteby Priya Arora and Jill Cowan on April 22, 2021 at 12:39 pm
Thursday: Reducing and recycling can still go a long way. Plus, a surprising pandemic shortage.
- American Police Are Inadequately Trainedby Olga Khazan on April 22, 2021 at 11:24 am
Officers in the United States don’t get as much instruction as police in other rich countries.
- Under Biden, Senate Republicans shun earmarks and return to fiscal conservatism.by Emily Cochrane on April 22, 2021 at 11:00 am
- Chevron is lobbying the Biden administration not to impose sanctions on Myanmar.by Kenneth P. Vogel and Lara Jakes on April 22, 2021 at 10:36 am
- Are Masks Necessary Outdoors?by David Leonhardt on April 22, 2021 at 10:31 am
We’re looking at two Covid questions people may have heading into summer.
- To meet Biden’s climate goals, the cars Americans drive need to change.on April 22, 2021 at 10:17 am
- Here’s what a leader of the next U.N. climate talks will be watching for at Biden’s summit.by Somini Sengupta on April 22, 2021 at 10:06 am
- How to Travel More Sustainablyby Paige McClanahan on April 22, 2021 at 9:00 am
Don’t skimp on doing your own research, and be aware that ‘green’ certificates aren’t always all they’re cracked up to be.
- Oklahoma passes a law that can protect drivers who run over protesterson April 22, 2021 at 5:11 am
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill Wednesday granting immunity to drivers who unintentionally injure or kill protesters while attempting to flee and which stiffens penalties for demonstrators who block public roadways, according to the Oklahoma State Legislature.
- After Chauvin Verdict, Police React With Relief and Some Resentmentby John Eligon and Shaila Dewan on April 21, 2021 at 11:53 pm
Unions and chiefs applauded the guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin, but rank-and-file officers were left feeling anxious.
- Columbus Shooting: Video Sheds Light on Killing of Ohio Teenby Kevin Williams, Jack Healy and Will Wright on April 21, 2021 at 11:40 pm
New video and 911 calls shed light on what led to the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, who the police said was wielding a knife when an officer fired four shots at her.
- How Civil Rights Lawyer Keith Ellison Led the Chauvin Prosecutionby Tim Arango on April 21, 2021 at 10:51 pm
Years before he won a murder conviction for the death of George Floyd, Mr. Ellison, the Minnesota attorney general, was a young civil rights lawyer taking on police misconduct.
- Trudeau Climate Record Complicated by Gas Emissions Increaseby Ian Austen and Christopher Flavelle on April 21, 2021 at 10:29 pm
Canada is the only G7 nation whose greenhouse gas emissions have increased since the Paris Agreement. The main reason: its oil sands.
- Florida School Superintendent Arrested on Perjury Chargeby Patricia Mazzei on April 21, 2021 at 9:59 pm
The superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, Robert W. Runcie, was arrested as part of a criminal investigation following the Parkland school shooting in 2018.
- Pentagon extremism adviser lays out challenge facing military after two commanders deny a problem existson April 21, 2021 at 9:27 pm
One day after two four-star military commanders told Congress they did not have problems with extremists in their ranks, the top adviser on the issue to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin took a different view and stated plainly that he believes the opposite.
- The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022on April 21, 2021 at 9:10 pm
Three months into President Joe Biden’s term, the candidate fields are taking shape and the first early data is emerging about the fight for control of the chamber that will ultimately determine how successful he can be.
- Biden associate AG Vanita Gupta confirmed after GOP senator breaks rankson April 21, 2021 at 8:26 pm
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Vanita Gupta to be associate attorney general in a narrow 51-49 vote after Sen. Lisa Murkowski joined with Democrats in support of President Joe Biden’s Justice Department nominee.
- Bolsonaro Seeks International Funding for Amazon Protectionby Manuela Andreoni and Ernesto Londoño on April 21, 2021 at 6:01 pm
The Biden era has prompted Brazil to take steps to repair its record as an environmental scoundrel — for which it’s seeking billions of dollars from the international community.
- AZ House passes bill that would stop some from automatically receiving mail-in ballotson April 21, 2021 at 4:51 pm
The GOP-led Arizona House on Tuesday passed legislation that would make changes to the mail-in voting process in the state, including stopping some voters from automatically receiving ballots.
- Quebec’s Ban on Public Religious Symbols Largely Upheldby Dan Bilefsky on April 20, 2021 at 8:36 pm
The ruling exempts English-speaking schools and effectively allows provincial legislators to wear turbans or head scarves, but it angered civil liberties advocates as discriminatory.
- U.N. Reports Surge of Migrant Children Entering Mexico, Destined for U.S.by Maria Abi-Habib on April 20, 2021 at 5:28 pm
The number of children arriving in Mexico seeking to cross into the United States increased ninefold from January to March 2021. About 275 arrive each day.
- The Original Sin of the War in Afghanistanby Jonah Blank on April 20, 2021 at 11:00 am
How Biden viewed the start of America’s post-9/11 wars may inform his future decisions on the use of force.
- Democrats’ No. 1 Target for 2022by Edward-Isaac Dovere on April 20, 2021 at 11:00 am
If Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin seeks reelection, the race could be a key test of Trumpism’s viability in a swing state.
- A Cuba Without a Castro? A Country Steps Into the Unknown.by Maria Abi-Habib and Ed Augustin on April 19, 2021 at 5:02 pm
Raúl Castro has stepped down as head of Cuba’s Communist Party, leaving Cubans without a Castro to lead them for the first time in over 60 years.
- CNN anchors read haunting list of US mass shooting locationson April 19, 2021 at 12:11 pm
CNN’s Brianna Keilar and John Berman list the everyday locations in which mass shootings — where four or more people are shot — have taken place in the US.
- After Canada’s Marijuana ‘Green Rush,’ Pot Suppliers Struggleby Ian Austen on April 18, 2021 at 9:00 am
Most marijuana producers in Canada are still reporting staggering losses two and a half years after legalization.
- The New Face of Trumpism in Texasby Olga Khazan on April 17, 2021 at 11:00 am
Beth Van Duyne was at the center of a controversy over Sharia law. Now she represents a congressional district Biden won.
- Raúl Castro to Step Down as Head of Cuba’s Communist Partyby Maria Abi-Habib on April 17, 2021 at 4:17 am
Mr. Castro said he will step down and pass on control of the party to Cuba’s younger generation. His departure will leave Cuba without a Castro at its helm for the first time in over 60 years.
- A Week of Discouraging Coronavirus Pandemic Developments in Canadaby Ian Austen on April 16, 2021 at 10:31 pm
Canada inched ahead of the United States on new daily coronavirus cases per capita and officials warned that worse is to come.
- You’re Gonna Miss Zoom When It’s Goneby Olga Khazan on April 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm
For people like me, who have social anxiety, videoconferencing can be easier than in-person interactions.
- Birds by the Billions: A Guide to Spring’s Avian Paradeon April 16, 2021 at 12:46 pm
For birders across the United States, it’s a rite of spring: heading out to woodlands and waterways to track down a favorite warbler, vireo, tanager or other bird, many of them migratory.
- The Toronto Carpenter Who Built Tiny Homes for the Homelessby Catherine Porter on April 16, 2021 at 12:39 pm
Khaleel Seivwright built himself a wooden shanty while living on a West Coast commune. Then he started building similar lodgings for homeless people in Toronto to survive the winter.
- How Many Tyrannosaurus Rexes Ever Lived on Earth? Here’s a New Clue.by Kenneth Chang on April 16, 2021 at 12:38 pm
An estimation of the iconic predator’s total population can teach us things about dinosaurs that fossils cannot.
- Paraguay’s Covid Vaccine Crisis Gives China Diplomatic Openingby Ernesto Londoño on April 16, 2021 at 8:13 am
Paraguay desperately needs Covid-19 vaccines, which China could supply. That has led the South American nation to reconsider its relationship with Taiwan, which precludes it from dealing with Beijing.
- Girl’s Rape in Venezuela Becomes a Rallying Cry for Abortion Activistsby Julie Turkewitz, Isayen Herrera and Meridith Kohut on April 14, 2021 at 4:52 am
The assault of a 13-year-old girl in Venezuela and the arrest of her mother and a teacher who helped her end the pregnancy have forced a national debate about legalizing abortion.
- Toronto Police Hindered by Anti-Gay Bias in Bruce McArthur Serial Killer Caseby Ian Austen on April 13, 2021 at 11:23 pm
An inquiry found that systemic discrimination interfered with efforts to catch a murderer who targeted gay men, mostly of Middle Eastern or South Asian descent.
- Peru Election for the 5th President in 5 Years Goes to Runoffby Mitra Taj on April 13, 2021 at 8:47 am
Pedro Castillo, a far-left former union activist and teacher, is leading, according to election officials.
- BTS Fans Mobilize to Denounce Anti-Asian Jokes Targeting the Boy Bandby Russell Goldman on April 13, 2021 at 8:36 am
A global outcry fueled by a sketch on a Chilean comedy show reflected a growing sensitivity to racist, particularly anti-Asian, speech.
- In Peru’s Presidential Election, the Most Popular Choice Is No Oneby Mitra Taj on April 12, 2021 at 11:02 pm
Peruvians head to the polls at a moment that many are calling one of the lowest points in the country’s young democracy, and many plan to cast empty ballots.