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President Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden informed Congress on Monday that he will end the twin national emergencies for addressing COVID-19 on May 11, as most of the world has returned closer to normalcy nearly three years after they were…

Tyre Nichols’ brutal beating by police shown on video

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis authorities released video footage Friday showing Tyre Nichols being beaten by police officers who held the Black motorist down and repeatedly struck him with their fists, boots and batons as he screamed for his mother…

Donald Trump is reinstated to Facebook after 2-year ban

By BARBARA ORTUTAY and JILL COLVIN The Associated Press Facebook parent Meta is reinstating former President Donald Trump’s personal account after two-year suspension. The company said in a blog post Wednesday it is adding “new guardrails” to ensure there are…

Mother, 1-year-old son killed in Alaska polar bear attack

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A polar bear chased several residents around a tiny, isolated Alaska Native whaling village, killing a mother and her 1-year-old son in an extremely rare attack before another community member shot and killed the bear, authorities…

Universal to open theme park in Texas for young kids

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Universal Parks & Resorts is bringing a theme park to Texas that will focus on entertaining young children, officials announced Wednesday. The “one-of-a-kind” park in the Dallas suburb of Frisco will include attractions, interactive shows and…

Robbie Knievel, daredevil son of Evel Knievel, dies at 60

Robbie Knievel, daredevil son of Evel Knievel, dies at 60 By KEN RITTER Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) - Robbie Knievel, an American stunt motorcycle performer and son of thrill-seeking father Evel Knievel, has died. Knievel's older brother tells The…

Lisa Marie Presley dies at 54 after hospitalization

By STEFANIE DAZIO and KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lisa Marie Presley is dead at 54. Her mother Priscilla Presley says in a statement Thursday that the only child of Elvis Presley died after being rushed…