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La. governor criticizes police in deadly arrest of Black man

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday denounced the deadly 2019 arrest of Ronald Greene as "regrettable," criticizing the state troopers who repeatedly stunned, choked and punched the Black motorist, and also chiding officers who stood by but failed to intervene. "I ...

AP-NORC poll: More Americans believe anti-Asian hate rising

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans across racial and ethnic groups believe discrimination has worsened in the last year against Asian Americans, who became the target of attacks after being unfairly blamed for the coronavirus pandemic. A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for ...

Change may allow scientists to grow human embryos longer

LONDON (AP) — New guidelines released Wednesday remove a decades-old barrier to stem cell research, recommending that researchers be allowed to grow human embryos longer under limited conditions. The "14-day rule," an international ethical standard that limits laboratory studies of human ...

Total lunar eclipse dazzles as it coincides with supermoon

The moon put on a show for many parts of the world Wednesday, as the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincided with a supermoon. The blazing orange moon dazzled as it hung over the skies of the Pacific as well as the western half of North America, parts of South America and ...

In NY, vaccinated teens can enter raffle for free college

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Vaccinated kids aged 12 to 17 will have a chance to win a full ride to public universities and colleges in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. The governor said the state will raffle off 50 scholarships, which would cover four years of tuition, room and board, ...

Divided US Catholic bishops will debate Communion policy

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops plans to devote part of its national meeting next month to the sensitive issue of which Catholics are worthy of receiving Communion, despite calls for a delay. Dozens of bishops had requested the USCCB president, Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez, ...

Woman gets back $1M lottery ticket she had thrown away

SOUTHWICK, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who accidentally tossed out a $1 million lottery ticket eventually collected her winnings thanks to the kindness and honesty of the owners of the store where she bought it. Lea Rose Fiega bought the $30 Diamond Millions scratch-off ticket in ...

It’s not just Arizona: Push to review 2020 ballots spreads

ATLANTA (AP) — Six months after Donald Trump's loss, conspiracy theorists and Trump backers are continuing their push for repeated examinations of ballots and finding limited successes. A Georgia judge last week awarded a group the chance to review mail ballots in a large Georgia county that ...

Who’s an astronaut as private spaceflight picks up speed?

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — As more companies start selling tickets to space, a question looms: Who gets to call themselves an astronaut? It's already a complicated issue and about to get more so as the wealthy snap up spacecraft seats and even entire flights for themselves and their ...

Colorado supermarket shooting suspect heads back to court

DENVER (AP) — A 22-year-old man accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Colorado supermarket was set to appear in court Tuesday for a hearing to discuss what will happen next in the case. The status hearing will be only the second court appearance for Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa since the March ...