DAWSON SPRINGS (Ky.) -- After the devastating tornadoes that claimed the lives of dozens in eight states in the South, Midwest and Midwest, tight-knit communities are now focusing on another task: the honoring and burial of their deceased.
Kim Potter used deadly force against Daunte Wright, a use of force expert testified Wednesday. This was in response to a defense argument that Potter would have been justified shooting Wright, even if she did not mean to.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (AP) -- Drivers took to the roads on whitened mountain passes while residents flung umbrellas in the face fierce winds. As Northern California absorbs more rain and snow Monday, it increases the risk of rockslides or mudslides in areas that have been affected by wildfires. This was due to an unusually warm and dry fall in the U.S. West.
MINNEAPOLIS, (AP) -- The manslaughter case against a Minnesota police officer was held in Minnesota. Jurors were shown the differences between her Taser and handgun. This was to ask jurors how an experienced officer could have confused the two weapons during Daunte Wright's shooting death.
PORT-AUPRINCE (AP) -- A truck carrying gasoline exploded in a fireball north of Haiti. It killed more than 50 people, and injured dozens more in this latest disaster in a country whose problems have only gotten worse.
WASHINGTON (AP), -- A House panel investigating Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted to recommend contempt of court charges against Mark Meadows, former White House chief staff officer. The lawmakers revealed a series frantic texts Meadows received while the attack was ongoing
JOHANNESBURG, (AP) -- The omicron coronavirus variant seems to cause less severe diseases than the previous versions. According to data analysis from South Africa, the Pfizer vaccine appears to offer less protection against it, but still provide good protection from hospitalization.
MAYFIELD (Ky.) -- Volunteers, workers, and members of National Guard gathered in Kentucky to begin the long process for recovery. They replaced thousands of utility poles that were damaged, delivered drinking water, and continued to search for the deceased.
WINGO (Ky.) -- She was sobbing when she arrived at the shelter. Everything in her house had been destroyed. Victoria ByerlyZuck called her neighbors and begged them to go through the wreckage in search of the one thing she couldn't bear to lose.
An ex-St. Louis police officer who beat a Black undercover detective in a 2017 protest against racial injustice has been sentenced for one year and one hour in prison. This is far less than the victim and the prosecutors had hoped for.
MADISON, Wis. -- The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to a package of anti-abortion bills, many of which Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who vetoed the bill two years ago, is almost certain to vote no again.
MINNEAPOLIS, -- Minneapolis residents are deciding whether the city's troubled police department will be replaced with a new Department of Public Safety. This proposal evolved from calls for "defunding the police" following the May 2020 passing of George Floyd at the knee of a Minneapolis cop.
ROME . -- The Group of 20 evolved from an international body created in the late 1990s to deal with financial crises to a forum that addresses urgent issues like global vaccine access and climate change. The leaders of the largest economies in the world will meet this weekend to see if the G-20 structure is able to adapt to changing times.
VATICAN CITY, -- President Joe Biden declared it was "good to return" on Friday. He opened a five-day European visit at the Vatican where he and Pope Francis, the two most important Roman Catholics in the world, planned to discuss climate change, poverty, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Tuesday, a California police officer was found guilty of assault with firearm in the fatal shooting of an unarmed mentally-ill man in 2018. The victim was driving away from San Francisco police officers when he was struck nine times.
Tuesday's arrest of a woman and her boyfriend in connection to the death of her 8-year old son led to the arrest of both the woman and her boyfriend. Officials said that the remains of her son were discovered in a Houston apartment with three other siblings who survived but were apparently abandoned.
According to sources familiar with the discussions, the Biden administration's attempt to protect future elections is headed by a Republican secretary of states who has challenged President Donald Trump's false claims about election fraud in 2020.
California's oil regulator proposed Thursday that the state ban all new oil and gas drilling within 3200 feet of homes, schools, and hospitals. This would protect public health and create the largest buffer zone in the country between oil wells.
In the video, more than 30 men are seen standing in silence in front of a crumbling structure. As they stand with their heads bowed, a man walks in front of them and takes a sip from a small glass. One of them exclaims, “There will be trouble at Port-au-Prince!”
According to the prosecutor, false allegations were made that passengers witnessed a man rape a woman in suburban Philadelphia on Thursday and then "filmed it for their own pleasure instead of calling police." He also asked witnesses to testify.
Southern California Harbor Patrol Boats picked up reports about a fuel spillage off the coast from a marine radio emergency channel. This was about an hour before Coast Guard personnel heard about any oily water. Officials also confirmed that the large slick came from a leaking underground pipeline.
Halyna Hutchins, a cinematographer, died on Thursday following the accidental discharge of a prop firearm belonging to Alec Baldwin. Joel Souza, the director, was also injured and was released from the hospital. Police are still investigating many details. The Associated Press examines the use of firearms in film and television productions, as well as the safety protocols.
Californians celebrated this week as big drops of water began falling from the skies. This is an annual soaking that marks the beginning of the rainy season after some of the hottest, driest months in history.
Multiple reports were received by the Coast Guard about a potential fuel spillage off the coast of Southern California. They asked local authorities for an investigation. It took around 15 hours for their personnel to confirm that large oil slick was caused by a leaking pipeline.
The White House announced that the U.S. donated its 200 millionth COVID-19 shot on Thursday to help invaccinating the rest of the globe. Biden's administration wants to lead a global vaccine campaign, even though it distributes boosters for domestic use. Critics say this diverts vaccines from people in greatest need.
After intense questioning, the judge determined that eight potential jurors were qualified to proceed Tuesday. This was in order to find an impartial jury to hear the case against Ahmaud Abery's three white accusers of chasing down and killing Ahmaud. The incident last year caused a national outcry.