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Police chief defends pepper spray at Elijah McClain vigil

DENVER (AP) — A police chief spent over four hours defending her officers’ tactics to leaders in a Denver suburb after police unleashed pepper spray and used batons on demonstrators during a vigil for Elijah McClain, a Black man who died after police put him in a chokehold last year. Aurora Interim Police Chief Vanessa...  VIEW

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Monmouth Park to open thoroughbred meet Friday with fans

With the opening of the thoroughbred season at Monmouth Park days away, chief executive Dennis Drazin knows the odds are against the track making a profit. The coronavirus pandemic has idled the New Jersey shore facility for almost two months while officials in the hard-hit state waited for the risks from COVID-19 to subside. The...

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Inslee: Yakima County must do more to prevent coronavirus

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Residents of Yakima County must do more to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, which has hit the area in central Washington particularly hard, Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday. Yakima County has 250,000 residents, but has recorded more than 5,700 cases of COVID-19, the second-highest total in the state after much...

Business

Lawmakers rip FAA for not disclosing documents on Boeing Max

Senators of both parties lashed out at the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday, accusing it of stonewalling their attempts to understand how the agency approved a Boeing jet that later suffered two deadly crashes and whether it retaliates against whistleblowers in its ranks. Roger Wicker, a Republican from Mississippi and chairman of the Senate Commerce...  VIEW

Business

US: Company provided subpar steel for Navy submarine hulls

SEATTLE (AP) — For decades, the Navy's leading supplier of high-strength steel for submarines provided subpar metal because one of the company's longtime employees falsified lab results — putting sailors at greater risk in the event of collisions or other impacts, federal prosecutors said in court filings Monday. The supplier, Kansas City-based Bradken Inc., paid...

Politics

How your U.S. lawmaker voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how state members of Congress voted during the legislative week that ended Friday.HOUSEImproving access to credit data: By a vote of 234 for and 179 against, the House on Monday passed a bill, HR 5332, that would require the credit bureaus Experian, TransUnion and Equifax to establish a joint online portal giving...

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Health

Morocco to start reopening borders after strict lockdown

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco will start gradually reopening its air and maritime borders next week after one of the world’s strictest border lockdowns, which trapped tourists inside the country and left thousands of Moroccans stranded abroad and unable to come home. Only Moroccan citizens and expatriates living in Morocco will be allowed to travel...

Science

UN: World could hit 1.5-degree warming threshold by 2024

GENEVA (AP) — The world could see annual global temperatures pass a key threshold for the first time in the coming five years, the U.N. weather agency said Thursday. The World Meteorological Organization said forecasts suggest there's a 20% chance that global temperatures will be 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) higher than the pre-industrial average...