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  Sheriff: Deputy fatally shot Black man while serving warrant

A North Carolina sheriff says the deputy who shot and killed a man while serving a search warrant has been put on leave pending an investigation.

  GRAPHIC: Ohio police officer fatally shoots teenage girl with knife

Biden aims for momentum as US returns to climate fight

  House to vote on DC statehood bill

  Garland announces sweeping police probe after Floyd case verdict

  White House offers new tax credit to help spur vaccinations

Police recover $13K flute missing since 2012

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  Man pumping gas at convenience store killed, shooter dead

Indy 500 to host 135,000 in largest sports event in pandemic

  Man rescued after driving SUV off cliff

  Suspect in Wisconsin tavern shooting charged with homicide

Tamagotchi Pix lets you take selfies with your virtual pet

  Police: Long Island store shooter was a ‘troubled employee’

Arkansas to honor favorite son with annual Johnny Cash Day

The Arkansas House on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill that would make Feb. 26 “Johnny Cash Day.”

Pelosi floats new proposal for bipartisan Jan. 6 commission

A person familiar with the new proposal said it would create a commission evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, similar to the panel that investigated the 9/11 terrorist attacks more than 15 years ago.

Procter & Gamble raising prices on Pampers, Tampax, other products

Procter & Gamble says it’s raising prices because raw materials are getting more expensive.

Democrats push $25B to electrify school buses, a Biden priority

The legislation led by Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Calif., seeks to build on the administration’s effort this week to promote the electrification of school buses, which Biden sees as an important step in addressing climate change and economic inequities.

On 95th birthday, Queen Elizabeth expresses thanks for ‘support and kindness’

  Travel might not be the stress-reliever you hoped for in 2021

  Jury returns swift guilty verdict for Chauvin in Floyd death

Jim Steinman, hitmaker for Meat Loaf and Celine Dion, dies

  Nevada woman, 18, ‘improving slowly’ from seizures, brain clots after J&J vaccine

  Woman glues eye shut after mistaking nail glue for eye drops

  Family at a loss after buying dream home that former tenant refuses to leave

The family can't file an eviction notice until after the expiration of the county's eviction moratorium, put into place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Biden to America after Floyd verdict: ‘We can’t stop here’

Press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the White House has had a “range of conversations” about preparations for the upcoming verdict.

  Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

Netflix’s subscriber growth, stock zapped as pandemic eases

The video-streaming service added 4 million more worldwide subscribers from January through March, its smallest gain during that three-month period in four years.

AP sources: Biden to pledge halving greenhouse gases by 2030

Scientists, environmental groups and even business leaders have called on President Biden to set a target that would cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% below 2005 levels by 2030.

Apple unveils new products, schedules privacy crackdown

Many of us may be suffering from virtual event fatigue after a year of video calls. But not Apple, which plans new product announcements at what seems likely to be an iPhone-less online event on Tuesday.

  Navalny’s doctors prevented from seeing him at prison clinic

Several doctors were prevented Tuesday from seeing Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in a prison hospital after his three-week hunger strike and prosecutors detailed a sweeping, new case against his organization.

1 killed, 2 wounded in shooting at NY grocery store; suspect in custody

A gunman shot three workers inside a manager’s office at a Long Island grocery store Tuesday, killing one of them, police said.

US takes steps to protect electric system from cyberattacks

The Biden administration is taking steps to protect the country’s electric system from cyberattacks through a new 100-day initiative combining federal government agencies and private industry.

  Also roaring back from pandemic: Earth-warming emissions

Worldwide energy-related carbon dioxide emissions could surge by 1.5 billion metric tons this year, following last year’s decline due to the pandemic, according to a Tuesday report from the International Energy Agency, an intergovernmental group based in Paris.

  Biden OKs more foreign seasonal workers as economy improves

The visas are used to fill jobs in landscaping, construction, hotels and restaurants as well as in seafood and meat processing plants and amusement parks.

  Americans plan summer travel, survey says

More than two-thirds of Americans say they plan to travel for vacation this summer, according to a new survey by Trip Advisor.

  EU agency links J&J shot to rare clots, says odds favor use

The European Medicines Agency made its determination after examining a small number of clot cases in people vaccinated in the U.S. It said these problems should be considered “very rare side effects of the vaccine.”

  Toddler saves himself from drowning

Two-year-old Kyle saved himself from almost drowning in his family’s pool because he remembered lessons taught in swim class.

  GRAPHIC: Suspect attempts to drown K-9 officer during chase

The incident has outraged deputies, who consider the suspect’s actions an attack on an officer.

Ted Nugent, who once dismissed COVID-19, gets virus

“I thought I was dying,” Ted Nugent says in a Facebook live video posted Monday.

  Waste from plane falls on home in Calif.

Sitting right under the flight path for the Burbank Airport, the home gets its fair share of sights and sounds. But the family had never been bothered by overhead smells.

Taco Bell to recycle, reuse hot sauce packets

The fast-food chain says it is working on a recycling pilot program.

  Bush criticizes GOP isolationism, anti-immigration rhetoric

George W. Bush says the Republican Party he served as president has become “isolationist, protectionist and, to a certain extent, nativist” and says he’s especially concerned about anti-immigration rhetoric.

Venmo is into crypto, allowing users to buy Bitcoin, others

Bitcoin has attracted massive interest, particularly in the last 18 months. Its price has held steadily above $50,000, and the value of other cryptocurrencies has been on the rise.

First meteor shower in more than 3 months peaks Wednesday night

The Lyrids bring, on average, 10-20 shooting stars per hour in the Northern Hemisphere.

Subaru recalls vehicles to fix engine, suspension problems

The recall is to start May 28.

  Father outraged after teacher cuts his daughter’s hair without permission

The father says his 7-year-old daughter was sent to school with a full head of hair but came home missing most of her locks.

  Defense criticizes evidence in Kristin Smart slaying arrests

During their arraignment, not guilty pleas were entered on behalf of the father and son charged in the case.

  WATCH: Railway worker rescues child from path of oncoming train

The worker raced into action after the child slipped and fell onto the tracks with a train speeding toward the station.

  Father dies trying to save 1-year-old daughter from suspected arson at Calif. home

Police believe the fire is one of several retaliatory attacks related to the fatal shooting of a man believed to have had gang ties.

2 missing Texas teens found safe; Amber Alert canceled

An Amber Alert for a 16-year-old and 17-year-old in Texas was discontinued after they were found safe.

  US warns against travel to 80% of world due to coronavirus

Travel is also discouraged for the remaining 20%, though not as emphatically. It says people with plans to visit those countries should reconsider before proceeding.

  Walter Mondale, Carter’s vice president, dies at 93

Former Vice President Walter Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, has died.

  Prosecutor: FedEx shooter didn’t have ‘red flag’ hearing

A man who fatally shot eight people at a FedEx facility never had a "red flag" hearing, even after mom warned of suicide risk, a prosecutor said.

  Murder case against Chauvin in George Floyd’s death goes to jury

All three of the possible charges require the jury to conclude that Chauvin's actions were a “substantial causal factor” in Floyd's death — and that his use of force was unreasonable.

  Travel experts say idle cars need to be inspected before a road trip

As more Americans get vaccinated, many may be ready to hit the road, but travel experts say many cars that have been idle during the pandemic need to be serviced for safety.

  Scrutiny of Tesla crash a sign that regulation may be coming

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday it has sent a Special Crash Investigation team to Spring, Texas, to look into the fiery Saturday night crash that killed two men.

Apple signals return of right-wing ‘free speech’ app Parler

Apple said it has an agreement to reinstate Parler, the social network popular with supporters of former President Donald Trump it kicked off its app store in January over ties to the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol.

VIDEO: Coast Guard to suspend search and rescue operations at sunset; NTSB investigating

Eight people remain missing

  Cashing in on CARES: Pandemic relief money used to buy luxury cars, new homes

The federal government is cracking down on people it says fraudulently applied for and, in some cases, received money through pandemic relief funding programs.

  WWII plane goes down in front of beachgoers during Florida air show

A mechanical issue forced the pilot to ditch the vintage aircraft in front of a crowd of beachgoers on Saturday.

  Ex-Texas deputy accused of killing 3 arrested after manhunt

Police said Stephen Broderick, 41, was arrested without incident about 7:30 a.m. along a rural road in Manor, an Austin suburb, Manor Police Chief Ryan Phipps said.

  COVID over-cleaning: Don’t forget about mask wearing, social distancing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says frequent cleanings might not have much of an impact on viral transmission.

Medical examiner: Capitol officer Sicknick died of natural causes after riot

Sicknick died after defending the Capitol against the mob that stormed the building as Congress was voting to certify Joe Biden’s electoral win over Donald Trump.

  US under Biden will no longer call migrants ‘illegal aliens’

Instead of “illegal aliens,” which was still being used by some government officials in press releases and elsewhere, the employees should instead use “undocumented noncitizen” or “undocumented individual."

  Putin foe Navalny sent to prison hospital amid hunger strike

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike while behind bars, was moved to a hospital in another prison after his doctor said he could be near death, his lawyer said Monday.

  NASA’s Mars helicopter takes flight, 1st for another planet

Flight controllers in California confirmed Ingenuity’s brief hop after receiving data via the Perseverance rover, which stood watch more than 200 feet away.

  Suspect in Wisconsin bar shooting that killed 3 identified

The man in custody in connection with a shooting at a southeastern Wisconsin tavern that left three men dead and three others injured was expected to appear in court for a bond hearing Monday.

Antron Pippen, Scottie Pippen’s oldest son, dies at 33

Antron Pippen was an accomplished high school player in Georgia, then played college basketball at South Georgia Tech and Texas A&M International.

  Leaders of Proud Boys ordered jailed on Capitol riot charges

Joseph Biggs and Ethan Nordean had been free since their March 10 indictment, but U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly concluded that the two men are dangerous and no conditions for their release could be adequate.

Biden feels heat on emissions goal as climate summit nears

The climate crisis poses a complex political challenge for Biden, since the problem is harder to see and far more difficult to produce measurable results on than either the coronavirus pandemic relief package or the infrastructure bill.

  Cuba’s Communist Party chooses Miguel Díaz-Canel as leader

Cuba’s Communist Party congress — as expected — chose Miguel Díaz-Canel to be its leader, adding that crucial post to the title of president he assumed in 2018.

Supreme Court rejects lingering 2020 election challenge case

The Democratic National Committee was among those that argued the case should be rejected as moot because the 2020 election is over.

Union accuses Amazon of illegally interfering with vote

The retail union that failed to organize Amazon workers at an Alabama warehouse wants the results of a recent vote to be thrown out, saying that the company illegally interfered with the process.

  GOP targets ballot drop boxes in Georgia, Florida, elsewhere

Democrats say the boxes are more secure than regular mailboxes, and their use was largely trouble-free last fall.

Police: Stalker arrested at Taylor Swift’s New York building

A stalker who claims pop star Taylor Swift is communicating with him on social media was arrested on a trespassing charge after trying to break into the singer’s Manhattan apartment, police said Monday.

  CDC to meet Friday to discuss J&J COVID vaccine pause

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is in limbo in the U.S. after federal health advisers said last week they needed more evidence to decide if a handful of unusual blood clots were linked to the shot.

  Police: 7-year-old girl killed outside McDonald’s in Chicago

No arrests have been made and police have not offered a possible motive.

  ‘I was gonna T-bone him’: Tractor driver helps end police chase

Deputies arrested the suspect driver on several charges, including felony speeding to elude and driving while impaired.

  Police: Man dragged, assaulted officer after mask demand

The suspect faces multiple assault charges for allegedly hitting the officer with a rescue hammer and a store employee with a piece of lumber.

Luke Bryan wins top ACM Award, but female acts own the night

Though female country stars didn’t compete for the night’s top prize – Luke Bryan was named entertainer of the year – they owned Sunday’s ACM Awards.

  Pig’s head, blood left at former home of Chauvin defense witness

The vandalism came after the use-of-force expert testified at Derek Chauvin's murder trial that he believes his restraint of George Floyd was in keeping with proper police practice.