April 20th, 2021

World News

US Navy: ‘Active shooter incident’ at Fort Detrick

By The Associated Press on April 6th, 2021

FREDERICK, Md. – Police in Maryland responded to an active shooter on Tuesday and said there were at least two victims, and the U.S. Navy reported an “active shooter incident” at Fort Detrick involving sailors. Police said the suspect was “down.” According to police, a shooting happened at an address where a concrete business is ... Read More »

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Police: 2 victims, suspect ‘down’ in Maryland shooting

By The Associated Press on April 6th, 2021

FREDERICK, Md. – Police in Maryland responded to an active shooter on Tuesday and said there are at least two victims. They said the suspect was “down.” The shooting happened at an address where a concrete business is located and about 4 miles (6 kilometres) from Fort Detrick. It was unclear if the suspect had ... Read More »

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AP Interview: India could resume vaccine exports by June

By Aniruddha Ghosal, The Associated Press on April 6th, 2021

NEW DELHI – The world’s largest vaccine maker, based in India, will be able to restart exports of AstraZeneca doses by June if new coronavirus infections subside in the country, its chief executive said Tuesday. But a continued surge could result in more delays because the Serum Institute of India would have to meet domestic ... Read More »

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Musician couple host concerts to fundraise for food pantry

By Luis Andres Henao And Emily Leshner, The Associated Press on April 6th, 2021

NEW YORK – When Erin Shields belted out “Being Alive” – the showstopper from the Broadway classic “Company” – the title had extra levels of meaning. This virtual concert, broadcast from Shields’ living room, helped fund the food pantry at Mosaic West Queens Church, which is feeding hungry residents of the Sunnyside neighbourhood. It also ... Read More »

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Hashida, who wrote ‘Oshin,’ many other hit dramas dies at 95

By Mari Yamaguchi, The Associated Press on April 6th, 2021

TOKYO – Renowned Japanese scriptwriter Sugako Hashida, best known for the internationally popular TV drama series “Oshin,” has died of lymphoma. She was 95. Hashida had been treated for the illness since earlier this year. She died Sunday at her home in Atami, west of Tokyo, according to Pinko Izumi, an actress who appeared in ... Read More »

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Prayer vigil held outside NY hospital for rapper DMX

By The Associated Press on April 6th, 2021

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Supporters and family of the rapper DMX chanted his name and offered up prayers Monday outside the New York hospital where he remained on life support. The 50-year-old was admitted to the hospital on Friday, following a heart attack. The crowd outside White Plains Hospital called “DMX! DMX!” and when urged ... Read More »

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Police: 2 people shot, suspect ‘down’ in Maryland

By The Associated Press on April 6th, 2021

FREDERICK, Md. – Police in Frederick, Maryland, say two people were shot Tuesday and the suspect “is down.” “There are two victims with status unknown,” police said on Facebook. No further information was immediately available... Read More »

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Jordan issues gag order as new audio backs prince’s claims

By The Associated Press on April 6th, 2021

JERUSALEM – Jordan imposed a sweeping gag order on coverage of its palace feud Tuesday after a recording indicated that authorities tried to silence a former crown prince over his meetings with critics, a sign officials are increasingly nervous about how the rare public rift in the royal family is being perceived. The recording appears ... Read More »

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New Utah law requires dads to pay prenatal child support

By Sophia Eppolito, The Associated Press on April 6th, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY – Biological fathers in Utah will be legally required to pay half of a woman’s out-of-pocket pregnancy costs under a new law unique to the state that critics say doesn’t do enough to adequately address maternal health care needs. The bill’s sponsor has presented the measure as an effort to decrease the ... Read More »

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One of country’s largest sugar maples removed for safety

By Michael Casey, The Associated Press on April 6th, 2021

KENSINGTON, N.H. – A sugar maple tree that has watched over a New Hampshire home for more than 200 years and was one of the largest of its kind in the United States is coming down because of safety concerns. As a small crowd looked on Monday, arborist Micum Davis started trimming the crown of ... Read More »

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