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Police: Employee Kills 1, Wounds 5 at Texas Cabinet Business

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a man opened fire at a Texas cabinet-making company where he worked, killing one person and wounding five others before shooting and wounding a state trooper before his arrest. A police statement says 27-year-old…

Rapper-Actor DMX Dead at 50

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of rapper DMX says he has died at age 50 after a career in which he delivered iconic hip-hop songs such as “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem.” A statement from the family says the Grammy-nominated rapper…

Whitmer Urges Halt of High School Classes, Youth Sports

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is urging a two-week suspension of in-person high school classes, all youth sports, and indoor restaurant dining to address a surge of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. She stopped short of ordering restrictions Friday,…

Expert Says Floyd Died From a Lack of Oxygen

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A medical expert says George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen, which damaged his brain and caused his heart to stop. Dr. Martin Tobin is a lung and critical care specialist from Chicago. He testified Thursday…

Rochester Woman Charged in Attack on U.S. Capitol

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — FBI agents arrested a Rochester woman Thursday on charges connected to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Victoria White is expected to make her first appearance in federal court later Thursday. The details of the…

US Jobless Claims Up to 744K as Virus Still Forces Layoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to 744,000, signaling that many employers are still cutting jobs even as more people are vaccinated against COVID-19, consumers gain confidence and the government distributes aid…

Biden to Unveil Actions on Guns, Including New ATF Boss

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will unveil a series of executive actions aimed at addressing gun violence on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the plans, delivering his first major action on gun control since taking office. He’s…

CDC Director: Young People Fueling Virus Uptick

WASHINGTON — A top U.S. public health official says young people are driving the latest uptick in COVID-19 cases, as the increasing rate of vaccination in older Americans is preventing the most serious cases among seniors. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the…

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