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Iran blames Israel for sabotage at Natanz nuclear site

Israel has not claimed responsibility for the attack. It rarely does for operations carried out by its secret military units or its Mossad intelligence agency.

One dead, one injured in shooting near Paris hospital

  ‘Huge’ explosion rocks St. Vincent as volcano keeps erupting

  White House issuing reports on states’ infrastructure needs

  Nevada GOP censures elections official who defended 2020 results

  Prosecution case nears end in former officer’s trial in Floyd death

  GRAPHIC: Virginia police officer accused of force in stop of Black Army officer fired

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  Biden Republicans? Some in GOP open to president’s agenda

  Teen, 13, on spring break saves toddler from drowning in resort pool

  Mom dragged down street by SUV after man drives through Mich. yard

Teen killed after stepping on downed power line while trying to escape burning car

Hideki Matsuyama becomes first Japanese in Masters green jacket

  Georgia pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine site after adverse reactions

  Trump goes after Pence, McConnell in speech to party donors

The new tension between Trump and establishment-minded Republican leaders comes as GOP officials are trying to play down an internal feud over his role in the party, his commitment to Republican fundraising and his plans for 2024.

Suspect in custody after hit-and-run crash in Florida kills New York federal judge

Nastasia Snape, 23, is charged with vehicular homicide and other felonies for Friday’s crash that killed District Judge Sandra Feuerstein, 75, who served in the Eastern District of New York since 2003.

More flee volcano on Caribbean island of St. Vincent

Elford Lewis, a 56-year-old farmer who evacuated his home on Sunday morning, said the ongoing eruption is worse than the last big one in 1979.

  Andrew: Philip’s death has left ‘huge void’ in queen’s life

Prince Andrew, the third of the couple’s four children, attended church at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor along with other members of the royal family, two days after the 99-year-old Philip died at Windsor Castle.

2 South Korean firms reach US electric vehicle battery deal

Ramsey Clark, attorney general under Johnson, dies at 93

Police: Man charged after crashing motorcycle with infant on lap

Report: Hotel will house Olympic athletes with COVID-19

  Father fined after trying to get in zoo’s elephant exhibit to ‘impress his daughter’

  Semi-truck driver crashes into murder suspect’s car to end police chase

  GRAPHIC: Lawsuit alleges Virginia police threatened Army officer during traffic stop

During the traffic stop, the police officers drew their guns, pointed them at the man and used a slang term to suggest he was facing execution.

Coroner: 6th person dead following South Carolina shooting

A sixth person has died following a shooting earlier this week at the hands of a former NFL player who also killed four members of a South Carolina family, local officials said Saturday.

‘I thought we might have a miracle’: Robert Shook, sixth person shot in York County, S.C. mass shooting, dies with family at side

A sixth person injured in a shooting that killed five others in York County Wednesday remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

Trump: The key to Republican success is more Trumpism

Former President Donald Trump staked his claim to the Republican Party in a closed-door speech to donors Saturday night, casting his populist policies and attack-dog politics as the key to future Republican success.

  Mother arrested after 3 children found slain in Los Angeles

The mother of three children — all under the age of 5 — found slain inside a Los Angeles apartment Saturday morning has been arrested, police said.

  Charles: Royal family ‘deeply grateful’ for world’s support

Batteries of cannons in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and other cities were set to fire 41 rounds at one-minute intervals starting at midday.

Plan would return beachfront taken from Black family in ’20s

The decision in Los Angeles County, the nation’s most populous, comes at a time of national reckoning on race and discussions at the local, state and federal levels over reparations.

1 killed, 3 injured in shooting at Missouri convenience store

Police are investigating a shooting at a convenience store in Koshkonong, Mo., that killed one and injured three others.

  Protest near Masters pushes back against Georgia voting law

Major League Baseball yanked this summer’s All-Star Game out of Atlanta to shows its displeasure with the new statute.

Taylor Swift releases re-recorded album

Swift released a re-recorded version of her 2008 album “Fearless," called “Fearless (Taylor’s version)”

  Ash-covered St. Vincent braces for more volcanic eruptions

The volcano, which last had a sizable eruption in 1979, kept rumbling and experts warned that explosions could continue for days or weeks.

  8 dead, dozens hurt as Indonesia quake shakes East Java

TV reports showed people running in panic from malls and buildings in several cities.

Man charged in spate of explosions outside ex-friend’s home

He faces charges including using an explosive to destroy property and mailing threatening communications.

  ‘Clear the Capitol,’ Pence pleaded, timeline of riot shows

The timeline adds another layer of understanding about the state of fear and panic while the insurrection played out.

  After Amazon: Labor tries to regroup in wake of Alabama loss

Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, overwhelmingly voted against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union in much-anticipated election results announced Friday.

  Stalled at first jab: Vaccine shortages hit poor countries

As many as 60 countries might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global program intended to help some of the world's poorest nations are blocked until as late as June.

Group to study more justices, term limits for Supreme Court

President Joe Biden has ordered a study of adding seats to the Supreme Court, creating a commission that will spend the next 180 days examining the incendiary political issues of expanding the court and instituting term limits for its justices.

  Gaetz faces House ethics probe; federal investigation widens

Marc Mukasey and Isabelle Kirshner will lead the Florida Republican’s legal team, a spokesperson for Rep. Matt Gaetz said in a statement Friday.

  Medical examiner blames police pressure for Floyd’s death

Derek Chauvin, 45, is charged with murder and manslaughter in George Floyd’s death May 25.

‘New strategy’: Politicians in crisis refuse calls to resign

Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida is embroiled in a federal sex trafficking investigation.

Missing Texas boy has been found; Amber Alert canceled

Aaron McBeth has been found, officials said.

  Amazon secures enough votes to block union effort

After months of aggressive campaigning from both sides, 1,798 warehouse workers ultimately rejected the union while 738 voted in favor of it, according to the National Labor Relations Board, which is overseeing the process.

  Pfizer asks US to allow more kids to get vaccine

Pfizer asks Food and Drug Administration to expand the use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 12 to 15.

Woman who coughed on cancer patient gets 30 days in jail

A Florida woman whose image went viral when she coughed on a customer at a Pier 1 store last year in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.

  Philip, defined by role of husband to British queen, dies

Philip spent a month in hospital earlier this year before being released on March 16 to return to Windsor Castle.

  CDC ties COVID clusters to youth sports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says youth tournaments and extracurricular activities are creating clusters where coronavirus can spread among children.

  Bond set at $2.2 million for suspect in shooting that killed 1, injured 5 at Texas business

Police and DPS officials say Bollin was taken into custody in Bedias, Texas. The suspect worked at the facility, and a handgun was used in the shooting, officials said.

  Biden returns prisoner-of-war flag to perch atop White House

The black-and-white POW/MIA flag returned atop the chief executive’s residence, just below the American flag, on Friday.

Nurse, capturing the feeling of a nation, gets stuck in mud

Soon it was up to her knees and left her unable to move.

  ‘Nothing less than a giant’: Rapper-actor DMX dies at 50

The Grammy-nominated performer died after suffering “catastrophic cardiac arrest,” according to the hospital in White Plains, New York, where he died. He was rushed there from his home April 2.

Group to study more justices, term limits for Supreme Court

In launching the review, Biden fulfilled a campaign promise that came amid pressure from activists and Democrats to reshape the Supreme Court after its composition moved sharply to the right during President Donald Trump's term.

  Biden budget seeks more for schools, health care and housing

The request issued by the White House Office of Management and Budget spells out Biden’s top priorities as Congress weighs its spending plans for next year.

  Explosive eruption rocks volcano on Caribbean island of St. Vincent

The eruption followed mandatory evacuation orders issued Thursday as officials began to move people who live near La Soufriere volcano.

  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Lightning obliterates tree outside high school in Wis.

The Wautoma Area School District said there were no injuries or property damage from the lightning strike Thursday, except for the tree.

  No region in the world spared as virus cases, deaths surge

Nations around the world are setting new records for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections, and the disease is surging even in some countries that have kept the virus in check.

  UK mourns Prince Philip; leaders honor his service to queen

At Buckingham Palace, the queen’s London residence, members of the public laid daffodils at the gates, and the flag was lowered to half-staff. The BBC interrupted programming to broadcast the national anthem, “God Save the Queen.”

Facebook adds labels to satire pages in News Feed

Facebook is labeling posts from satire pages, fan pages, and public official pages.

Airlines ground 737 Max planes after Boeing reports possible electrical issue

Boeing said Friday that the issue affected planes used by 16 airlines, and that it recommended inspections before the planes fly again.

Kentucky limits no-knock warrants after Breonna Taylor death

The law signed by the Democratic governor is not the total statewide ban many demonstrators and some Democratic lawmakers had sought, but it drew bipartisan support in the Republican-controlled legislature.

Archeologists unearth an ancient pharaonic city in Egypt

Noted archeologist Zahi Hawass says that an Egyptian mission discovered the mortuary city, called the ‘Lost Golden City,’ in the southern province of Luxor.

  WHO chief decries ‘shocking’ vaccine imbalance

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that on average, one in four people in rich countries has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, compared to only one in 500 people in low-income countries.

  Police: Employee kills 1, wounds 5 at Texas cabinet business

Police confirm multiple people were shot during an incident Thursday afternoon at Kent Moore Cabinets in Bryan.

  FEMA to start taking applicants for COVID-related funeral reimbursements

A new reimbursement program from the Federal Emergency Management Agency could take some of the financial burden off grieving relatives.

Ready to buy a home? The trick is finding or affording one

The housing market has been a pillar of economic strength during the pandemic, but many would-be homeowners, particularly first-timer buyers, have met with frustration because of a low number of homes for sale and consistently rising prices.

  Private sales emerge as obstacle to Senate action on guns

Democrats in Congress are trying to pass the first major gun control legislation in more than two decades.

  Biden orders gun control actions — but they show his limits

Greeting the families of gun violence victims and activists, he assured them: “We’re absolutely determined to make change.”

  Expert: Lack of oxygen killed George Floyd, not drugs

Floyd’s breathing while he was being held down by Chauvin and two other officers was too shallow to take in enough oxygen, which in turn damaged his brain and caused his heart to stop, said Dr. Martin Tobin, a lung and critical care specialist.

Anne Beatts, groundbreaking comedy writer, dead at 74

Anne Beatts was among a team of gifted writers that included Rosie Shuster, Alan Zweibel, Marilyn Suzanne Miller and such cast members as Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase who helped make “Saturday Night Live” a cultural phenomenon.

Vote counting to start in Amazon union election

Labor organizers hope a win in Alabama will inspire thousands of workers nationwide — and not just at Amazon — to consider unionizing.

Facebook users report outage, inability to log on

Many Facebook users are reporting issues with the social media platform on Thursday evening.

  Gaetz associate working toward plea deal with prosecutors

Joel Greenberg, the man whose close friendship with Gaetz has led to an investigation into the lawmaker, is heading to court this week.

  Florida sues federal government to allow cruises to sail

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the no-sail order is outdated and hurts the state as the industry generates billions for the economy and employs tens of thousands of Floridians.

Verizon recalls mobile hotspots sold to schools, in store

Verizon is recalling 2.5 million mobile hotspots after some reports of overheating and two reports of minor burns.

  North Carolina mother passes COVID-19 antibodies to baby through breast milk

A North Carolina mother said she received her COVID-19 vaccine while breastfeeding her baby who now has the antibodies.

Deputies: Abandoned newborn found on banks of Michigan creek

Deputies at a Michigan sheriff’s office announced a newborn boy was found on the banks of a creek lying face-down in a wooded area.

Fed’s Powell: US nears full reopening to ‘different economy’

The U.S. economy, boosted by quickening vaccinations and signs of rapid hiring, is headed toward a strong recovery, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Thursday.

  Unreleased Prince album coming out this summer

Prince's previously unreleased 'Welcome 2 America' album comes out this summer.

Biden seems ready to extend US troop presence in Afghanistan

Without coming right out and saying it, President Joe Biden seems ready to let lapse a May 1 deadline for completing a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Orderly withdrawals take time, and Biden is running out of it.