Jury in federal trial in Floyd killing appears mostly white

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A jury of 18 people who appeared mostly white was picked Thursday for the federal trial of three Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s killing, a case that the judge told potential jurors has “absolutely nothing” to do with race. The jurors chosen to hear the case against former… Continue reading Jury in federal trial in Floyd killing appears mostly white

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Biden-Kishida talks to touch on North Korea, China

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will hold their first formal talks on Friday as the two leaders face fresh concerns about North Korea’s nuclear program and China’s growing military assertiveness. The virtual meeting comes after North Korea earlier this week suggested it might resume nuclear and long-range missile… Continue reading Biden-Kishida talks to touch on North Korea, China

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Year 2: Biden plans more public outreach, less legislating WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden launched into his second year in office Thursday with a new focus on making fatigued Americans believe they’re better off under his leadership as he embraces a pared-back agenda before the midterm elections. The persistence of the coronavirus, rising inflation… Continue reading AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST

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Nevada geothermal power lawsuit bound for US appeals court

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal appeals court will have to decide whether protecting historical tribal lands and a rare toad warrant blocking a major geothermal plant in Nevada as the nation tries to move away from fossil fuels amid a looming climate crisis. Ormat Technologies says it may abandon the project if a 90-day… Continue reading Nevada geothermal power lawsuit bound for US appeals court

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‘Minor incursion’ by Russia could complicate West’s response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Short of an all-out invasion, Russian President Vladimir Putin could take less dramatic action in Ukraine that would vastly complicate a U.S. and allied response. He might carry out what President Joe Biden called a “minor incursion” — perhaps a cyberattack — leaving the U.S. and Europe divided on the type and… Continue reading ‘Minor incursion’ by Russia could complicate West’s response

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Year 2: Biden plans more public outreach, less legislating

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has launched into his second year in office with a new focus on making fatigued Americans believe they’re better off under his leadership as he embraces a pared-back agenda before the midterm elections. The persistence of the coronavirus, rising inflation and congressional gridlock have exacted a bitter toll on… Continue reading Year 2: Biden plans more public outreach, less legislating

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Preteens may be vaxed without parents under California bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would allow children age 12 and up to be vaccinated without their parents’ consent, the youngest age of any state, under a proposal late Thursday by a state senator. Alabama allows such decisions at age 14, Oregon at 15, Rhode Island and South Carolina at 16, according to Sen. Scott… Continue reading Preteens may be vaxed without parents under California bill

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UN chief: World worse now due to COVID, climate, conflict

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As he starts his second term as U.N. secretary-general, Antonio Guterres said Thursday the world is worse in many ways than it was five years ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis and geopolitical tensions that have sparked conflicts everywhere — but unlike U.S. President Joe Biden he thinks… Continue reading UN chief: World worse now due to COVID, climate, conflict

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UK consumer group: Tinder’s pricing algorithm discriminates against gay users and over-30s

Online dating is tough — and potentially costly, depending on your age or sexual orientation. Gay and lesbian people, as well as people over the age of 30, have to cough up significantly more to use the premium features of dating app Tinder, according to a study by British consumer group Which? Tinder, which has… Continue reading UK consumer group: Tinder’s pricing algorithm discriminates against gay users and over-30s

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Body of Missing Stanford Nurse Found in Fremont

FREMONT (CBS SF) — The body of a missing Stanford nurse has been found in Fremont, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Odell, 27, had been missing since early Tuesday morning, when he left his job halfway through his shift. The Alameda County coroner’s office also confirmed Thursday night that Odell’s body had… Continue reading Body of Missing Stanford Nurse Found in Fremont

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