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GOP lawmaker charged in Oregon Capitol protest has COVID

GOP lawmaker charged in Oregon Capitol protest has COVID

SALEM, Ore. — A Republican state lawmaker who authorities say let violent protesters into the Oregon Capitol in December says he is ill with COVID-19. "I have a really bad case of COVID, and I’m kind of on the mend a little bit,” Rep.
4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death

4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS — A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of wilfully violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the p

1st week of landmark trial against opioid distributors ends

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia fire chief who starred in an Oscar-nominated documentary about battling drug abuse in ground zero of the nation’s opioid epidemic took the stand in a landmark trial Friday against three large drug distributors.
Cowabunga! More than 800 turtles rescued from storm drains

Cowabunga! More than 800 turtles rescued from storm drains

They're lean, they're mean and they're green. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Not exactly, but hundreds of diamondback terrapin hatchlings have been rescued from subterranean storm drains along the Jersey Shore.
Man accused of killing Thai wife prosecuted for abuse in US

Man accused of killing Thai wife prosecuted for abuse in US

BANGKOK — A U.S. citizen charged with killing his pregnant Thai wife in Thailand was accused of attempting to kill what appears to be the same woman while living in Colorado in 2019.
Glenn Close on 8 Oscar nods with no wins: I am not a loser

Glenn Close on 8 Oscar nods with no wins: I am not a loser

NEW YORK — Though Glenn Close has been nominated for eight Oscars without any wins, the distinguished actor wants to make one thing clear: she is not a loser.
Angelina Jolie lets Taylor Sheridan drag her through hell

Angelina Jolie lets Taylor Sheridan drag her through hell

NEW YORK — Taylor Sheridan, initially brought on to rewrite the mountain thriller “Those Who Wish Me Dead,” gradually got more invested in the movie. When another filmmaker dropped out, he called the studio with an offer.
EU leaders attend summit in person for 1st time this year

EU leaders attend summit in person for 1st time this year

PORTO, Portugal — European Union leaders and their large following of diplomats and advisers met Friday in Portugal for two days of in-person talks, signalling their belief that the threat from COVID-19 on the continent is waning amid a quickening va
Justice Dept. rule would aim to crack down on 'ghost guns'

Justice Dept. rule would aim to crack down on 'ghost guns'

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Friday released a proposed rule that would broaden the definition of a firearm, requiring some gun-making kits to include a serial number as the Biden administration moves forward to combat so-called “ghost guns
Pressure rises for India lockdown; surge breaks record again

Pressure rises for India lockdown; surge breaks record again

NEW DELHI — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced growing pressure Friday to impose a strict nationwide lockdown, despite the economic pain it will exact, as a startling surge in coronavirus cases that has pummeled the country's health system sho