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Caitlyn Jenner doing first sit-down interview of campaign

Caitlyn Jenner is continuing the slow rollout of her campaign for California governor with a one-on-one interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.

  US backs waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines

  Mom who gave birth on flight didn’t know she was pregnant

  Biden touts $28.6B restaurant relief program, orders tacos

Broadway readies imminent ticket sales for a fall reopening

Main stage of Chinese rocket likely to plunge to Earth soon

  Facebook board upholds Trump ban, just not an indefinite one

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Woman, 25, gives birth to 9 babies after only expecting 7 in Morocco

States push back against use of facial recognition by police

Judge rules CDC doesn’t have authority to issue eviction moratorium

Small business COVID-19 relief program runs out of money

Peloton recalls treadmills, halts sales, after a child dies

Biden administration repeals Trump-era rule on gig workers

Elderly woman dies from COVID-19 in Nebraska, despite being vaccinated

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, a woman in her 80s with underlying medical conditions developed COVID-19 and was hospitalized more than 14 days after completing a vaccination series with the Pfizer vaccine.

  Liz Cheney’s GOP post in peril as Trump endorses replacement

No. 3 House Republican Liz Cheney was clinging to her post Wednesday as party leaders lined up behind an heir apparent, signaling that the fallout over her repeated clashes with former President Donald Trump was becoming too much for her to overcome.

  What COVID-era travel changes are likely here to stay?

The pandemic has changed the standards for working on the road and cleanliness on airplanes.

  ‘GetVax’: Text for locations to get COVID vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday that nearly 148 million people have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine, with over 106 million fully vaccinated.

  Suspect charged in Breasia Terrell’s murder

  COVID’s US toll projected to drop sharply by the end of July

Snow White kiss is inappropriate, nix it from Disneyland show, newspaper editorial argues

  Lumber shortage sends home prices soaring

  Amid drop in demand, Biden aims for 70% of US adults vaccinated by July 4

  Are Biden’s COVID vaccination goals doable?

  Flood threats persist as storms continue to drench South

Relentless wind and rain keeps pummeling much of the southeastern United States, spawning tornadoes, sparking a flash flood emergency in Alabama and damaging homes from Texas to Virginia.

US birth rate falls to lowest point in more than a century

Births have been declining in younger women for years, as many postponed motherhood and had smaller families.

  ‘You’ll never be white’: Driver goes on racist rant against deputy during traffic stop

The woman accused the deputy of harassing her, as he wrote her a ticket for using her cell phone while driving.

  Awning helps save boy with Down syndrome in fall from 5th-floor window

The boy's family says he fell after removing cardboard flaps that surrounded the air conditioner in their apartment window.

  Woman missing for 5 months survives winter in Utah canyon

The 47-year-old woman had been reported missing in November 2020 after her abandoned vehicle was noticed in a trailhead parking lot.

  Prosecutors seek ‘special master’ to review Giuliani material

FBI agents recovered multiple electronic devices during an early-morning search of Giuliani’s home and office last Wednesday.

Judge orders Justice Dept. to release Trump obstruction memo

A federal judge has ordered the release of a legal memorandum the Trump-era Justice Department prepared for then-Attorney General William Barr before he announced his conclusion that President Donald Trump had not obstructed justice during the Russia investigation.

  House GOP leader amps up pressure on Cheney over Trump barbs

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy amplified the renewed pressure on No. 3 House Republican leader Liz Cheney on Tuesday, citing rank-and-file concerns about “her ability to carry out her job” after she traded insults with former President Donald Trump.

  Wind, rain pound South amid flood fears and water rescues

Parts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee, as well as corners of Arkansas and Georgia, were at enhanced risk for the worst weather, according to the national Storm Prediction Center.

  Derek Chauvin’s lawyer seeks new trial, impeachment of verdict

Derek Chauvin’s attorney filed a motion on Tuesday for a new trial.

  Overpass collapse on Mexico City metro kills at least 24

The accident happened on the metro’s Line 12, the construction of which has been plagued by complaints and accusations of irregularities.

  Biden aims for vaccinating 70% of adult Americans by July 4

The change away from a strict by-population allocation comes as demand for the coronavirus vaccines have dropped nationwide, but especially precipitously in some areas

Trump PAC launches ‘communications platform’ amid social media ban

“From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” appears on the site run by his Save America leadership political action committee.

Despite business warnings, GOP moves ahead with voting bills

Republican lawmakers around the country are pressing ahead with efforts to tighten voting laws, despite growing warnings from business leaders that the measures could harm democracy and the economic climate.

How companies rip off poor employees — and get away with it

These businesses often pay less than the minimum wage, make employees work off the clock, or refuse to pay overtime rates. In the most egregious cases, bosses don’t pay their employees at all.

  School principal accused of paddling 6-year-old girl over damaged computer

The state attorney’s office is deciding whether criminal charges will be brought against the principal and a school clerk allegedly involved in the paddling.

Man who fatally shot 3 at Kansas Jewish sites dies in prison

Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., 80, died Monday at the El Dorado Correctional Facility, where he was serving a sentence for capital murder, attempted murder, assault and firearms convictions.

Suspects in abduction of 2-year-old face charges in Virginia

Law enforcement officials said they found Noah safe Monday after an Amber Alert was issued for him, and they returned him to his family.

America’s new normal: A degree hotter than two decades ago

The new United States normal is not just hotter, but wetter in the eastern and central parts of the nation and considerably drier in the West than just a decade earlier.

FBI: Man shot outside CIA headquarters has died

The FBI said it is reviewing the incident.

  Idaho legislative intern reports rape, is ID’d by lawmaker

The Idaho probe began in March after the intern reported that the lawmaker raped her in his apartment after they went to a Boise restaurant.

Feds: Man used fraudulent PPP loan to buy alpaca farm

The owner of a Massachusetts pizza parlor lied about the number of employees he had to fraudulently obtain more than $660,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds, then used some of the money to buy and stock an alpaca farm in Vermont, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Hyundai recalls over 390K vehicles for possible engine fires

Brake fluid can leak into a brake computer, causing an electrical short that can lead to fires.

  Pfizer expects to file for full FDA approval of its COVID vaccine in May

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine currently has emergency authorization for use from the FDA.

Researchers: Climate pledges see world closing on Paris goal

The updated estimate was released ahead of a virtual meeting this week hosted by Germany to discuss further international efforts to curb global warming.

  Man gets probation for using dead mom’s name to vote for Trump

Bruce Bartman, 70, pleaded guilty on Friday to two counts of perjury and one count of unlawful voting.

Florida teen charged as adult in rigged homecoming election

Investigators found that in October, hundreds of votes for the high school’s homecoming court were flagged as fraudulent.

Some Black parents say remote learning gives racism reprieve

As school districts across the country rush to reopen schools, national and state polling suggests parents of color are more wary of reopening than white parents.

Woman finds World War II military device in her yard

When they found it, he was scraping it with a steak knife trying to clean it out.

Wine that went to space for sale with $1 million price tag

The wine is out of this world. The price is appropriately stratospheric.

Chlorine shortage may impact summer plans

For now, experts think the problem will get worse, saying chlorine prices may increase by 70%.

  Some immigrants, hard hit by economic fallout, lose homes

They worked in hard-hit industries — such as restaurants, hospitality or construction — and lack of income has impacted their ability to afford food and rent, pushing some out of their homes.

Marine inspector general suspended amid tank sinking probe

The Marine Corps inspector general, Major General Robert Castellvi, has been suspended amid the ongoing probes into last summer’s fatal sinking of a seafaring tank off the Southern California coast, a newspaper reported Monday.

  Girl, 5, reunited with mother after thieves steal car with her inside

If the suspects are found, they will be charged with two counts of kidnapping and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.

  Family claims flight home denied after son with autism couldn’t wear mask

The family says they had to drive home in a rental car. What should have been an hourlong plane ride turned into a nearly six-hour drive.

Amber Alert discontinued for Texas boy abducted after weekend shooting

Police did not provide further details on why the alert was discontinued.

  San Diego boat wreck kills 3, shows risks of ocean smuggling

The Coast Guard says 32 people had been accounted for - three were declared dead and 29 were alive.

  Storms spawn twisters in Mississippi, kill 2 in Georgia

Multiple tornadoes were reported across Mississippi on Sunday, destroying homes and uprooting trees before the storm system moved into Atlanta, prompting residents Monday to seek shelter in Georgia’s largest city.

  Whose ‘Big Lie’? Trump’s proclamation a new GOP litmus test

Donald Trump and his supporters are intensifying efforts to shame members of the party who are seen as disloyal to the former president and his false claims that last year’s election was stolen.

Bill and Melinda Gates announce they are ending marriage

Bill and Melinda Gates are getting a divorce after 27 years of marriage.

  FDA expected to OK Pfizer vaccine for teens within week

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for young adults age 12 and older by next week, setting up shots for many before the beginning of the next school year.

  Biden quadruples Trump refugee cap after delay backlash

Biden faced sharp pushback for not at least taking the symbolic step of authorizing more refugees to enter the U.S. this year and swiftly reversed course.

  Americans get travel bug again

People are driving and flying in numbers unheard of since the start of the pandemic.

  EPA rule to phase out gases used in refrigerators, coolants

The proposed rule follows through on a law Congress passed in December authorizing a 15-year phaseout of hydrofluorocarbons.

Top general drops opposition to change in sex assault policy

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he is now open to considering changes because the problem of sexual assault in the military has persisted despite other efforts to solve it.

Judge orders Kevin Spacey accuser to reveal his identity

A judge says a man cannot anonymously accuse actor Kevin Spacey of sexually abusing him at age 14 after meeting him in Spacey's suburban New York acting class.

  COVID-19 restrictions easing in US and Europe amid disaster in India

In the U.S., the average number of new cases per day fell below 50,000 for the first time since October, and nearly 1.67 million people were screened at U.S. airport checkpoints on Sunday.

When Buffett is gone, Abel will take over as Berkshire CEO

Despite the succession plan, 90-year-old Warren Buffett has said he has no plans to retire.

Bobby Unser, 3-time Indianapolis 500 winner, dies at 87

Unser won the Indy 500 in 1968, 1975 and 1981.

  Calls for justice at N.C. funeral of Andrew Brown Jr.

Mourners gathered Monday for the funeral of Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man shot and killed by deputies in North Carolina, with attorneys for the family calling for justice at the outset of the service.

  In Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta, millions face long drives to stroke care

Across the nation, nearly 800,000 people suffer strokes each year. When someone has a stroke, minutes matter, but hospital closures and other access issues mean millions of people find it difficult to get specialty stroke care quickly.

Verizon sells internet trailblazers Yahoo and AOL for $5B

Verizon will sell Verizon Media, which consists of the pioneering tech platforms, to Apollo Global Management in a $5 billion deal.

Apple’s ‘walled garden’ faces Epic attack in app store trial

Apple faces one of its most serious legal threats in recent years.

  Biden pushes education spending at stops in Virginia

He has proposed a combined $4.1 trillion to be spent on infrastructure, broadband, new school buildings, electric vehicle charging stations, the power grid, child tax credits and child care, among other programs.

New kids’ TV show emerges from the Mister Rogers universe

The whimsical series for children ages 3-5 starts airing Monday and centers on the adventures of Donkey Hodie, an enthusiastic yellow donkey with a bright magenta mane.

Facebook oversight board to rule on suspended Trump account

Trump’s account was suspended for inciting violence that led to the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riots.

Lowe’s to hire more than 50,000 workers

Lowe's will host a National Hiring Day to hire more than 50,000 seasonal, part-time and full-time U.S. store associates.

  Democrats seek narrow path to rein in cost of medicines

They still lack a clear path to enact legislation because a small number of Democrats remain uneasy over government price curbs on pharmaceutical companies.