April 20th, 2021

World News

New York AG investigating Cuomo’s use of aides on book

By Marina Villeneuve, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2021

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York’s attorney general is investigating whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo broke the law by having members of his staff help write and promote his pandemic leadership book. In a letter dated April 13, but made public Monday, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli authorized State Attorney General Letitia James to investigate the work state ... Read More »

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EU warns “spark” could set of escalation at Ukraine borders

By Raf Casert, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2021

BRUSSELS – The European Union’s foreign policy chief said Monday that in the face of the big military buildup of Russian troops near Ukraine’s borders, it will only take “a spark” to set off a confrontation. In a glum assessment of relations with Moscow, Josep Borrell also said that the condition of imprisoned Russian opposition ... Read More »

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New York AG authorized to probe Cuomo’s use of aides on book

By Marina Villeneuve, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2021

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York’s comptroller has asked the state attorney general’s office to launch a potential criminal investigation into whether the governor used state resources to write and promote his book on leadership in the COVID-19 pandemic. State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office released Monday the April 13 letter, which authorized State Attorney General Letitia ... Read More »

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AP source: Guantanamo prisoners now getting COVID-19 vaccine

By Ben Fox, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2021

WASHINGTON – Prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre can begin getting the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Monday, a senior defence official told The Associated Press, months after a plan to inoculate them was scuttled over outrage that many Americans weren’t eligible to receive the shots. The new timing coincides with President Joe Biden’s ... Read More »

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Putin foe Navalny sent to prison hospital amid hunger strike

By Daria Litvinova, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2021

MOSCOW – Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike while behind bars, was moved to a hospital in another prison after his doctor said he could be near death, his lawyer said Monday. Navalny was transferred Sunday from a penal colony east of Moscow to a prison ... Read More »

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Albanian man with knife wounds 5 at mosque in Tirana

By Llazar Semini, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2021

TIRANA, Albania – An Albanian man with a knife wounded five people Monday at a mosque in the capital, police said, as investigators tried to determine a motive for the attack. Rudolf Nikolli, 34, entered the Dine Hoxha mosque in downtown Tirana at about 2:30 p.m., a police statement said. Police said they reacted immediately ... Read More »

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Prosecutor: FedEx shooter didn’t have ‘red flag’ hearing

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – A former FedEx employee who fatally shot eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis never appeared before a judge for a hearing under Indiana’s “red flag” law after his mother called police last year to say her son might commit “suicide by cop,” a prosecutor said Monday. Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears ... Read More »

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India’s capital to lock down amid explosive virus surge

By Aijaz Hussain And Aniruddha Ghosal, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2021

New Delhi imposed a weeklong lockdown Monday night to prevent the collapse of the Indian capital’s health system, which authorities said had been pushed to its limit amid an explosive surge in coronavirus cases. In scenes familiar from surges elsewhere, ambulances catapulted from one hospital to another, trying to find an empty bed over the ... Read More »

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EU estimates 150,000 Russian troops near Ukraine’s borders

By Raf Casert, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2021

BRUSSELS – The European Union is estimating that 150,000 Russian troops have already amassed for the biggest military buildup ever near Ukraine’s borders and that it will only take “a spark” to set off a confrontation. At the same time, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said that the condition of imprisoned Russian opposition leader ... Read More »

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Foxconn, Wisconsin reach new deal on scaled back facility

By Scott Bauer, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2021

MADISON, Wis. – Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest electronics manufacturer, has reached a new deal with reduced tax breaks for its scaled back manufacturing facility in southeast Wisconsin, Gov. Tony Evers and the the company announced on Monday. Details of the new deal were not immediately released. It was scheduled to be approved at ... Read More »

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