Local
May 4

Walz plans to announce easing of virus rules on Thursday

Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday that he'll announce a dialing back of Minnesota's coronavirus restrictions on Thursday, and that he's in discussions with legislative leaders about how long he'll retain the emergency powers that he's used to manage the state's response to the pandemic.
Nation
May 4

Professor overcomes loss to craft COVID-19 student brochures

When the coronavirus pandemic struck New York City, LaGuardia Community College professor Lucia Fuentes assigned students in her honors biology class to compile all the information they could find about COVID-19.
World
May 4

Madrid's anti-lockdown champion heads to win in election

Madrid's conservative leader, a champion of relaxed measures against the coronavirus and a scourge of the left-wing central government's handling of the pandemic, looked on course for a solid victory in a regional election Tuesday.
Local
May 4

Wisconsin reaches 'grim milestone' as vaccinations slow

Wisconsin passed 600,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, a depressing marker that comes as demand for the vaccine slows and more doses go to waste.
Business
May 4

Pfizer's posts $4.9B 1Q profit as vaccine strategy pays off

Selling vaccines during a pandemic has boosted Pfizer's bottom line and proven that a strategy it embarked upon over a decade ago is now paying off handsomely.
Business
May 4
Ruth Palacios and Arturo Xelo worked seven days a week for months disinfecting COVID-19 patient rooms at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in

How companies rip off poor employees — and get away with it

Already battered by long shifts and high infection rates, essential workers struggling through the pandemic face another hazard of hard times: employers who steal their wages.
Sports
May 4

NFL draft drew 160,000 with protocols for limited attendance

Given that the nation remains in a pandemic, the NFL is more than satisfied with being able to attract 160,000 fans to the draft in Cleveland last week.
Nation
May 4

Gov. Whitmer among 7 awarded for courage by JFK Foundation

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and six other people who risked their own health and safety to help and protect others during the coronavirus pandemic will receive Profile in Courage awards next month, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation announced Tuesday.
World
May 4

North Macedonia speeds up vaccinations as EU aid arrives

North Macedonia's faltering COVID-19 vaccination program picked up speed Tuesday, with authorities starting to use 200,000 Sinopharm jabs bought from China.
Sports
May 4

'Everybody's tired' as condensed NHL schedule takes its toll

It was the second night of a back-to-back and the Tampa Bay Lightning's 10th game in 18 days and the defending Stanley Cup champions just didn't have it.
Business
May 4

Saudi oil firm Aramco's first-quarter profits up by 30%

Saudi Aramco said Tuesday its profits soared by 30% in the first quarter of the year, compared to last year, riding on the back of higher crude oil prices. The results come as some of the world's biggest economies are clawing their way out of recession and easing restrictions amid vaccine rollouts against COVID-19.
Sports
May 4

House GOP leader renews criticism over All-Star game shift

The top-ranking House Republican on Tuesday renewed his party's attack on Major League Baseball for pulling the All-Star Game out of the Atlanta Braves stadium after Georgia Republicans enacted a restrictive new voting law, saying the sport's leaders were misled by criticism from Democratic President Joe Biden.
Nation
May 4

Court: Black man made to work without pay entitled to $546K

After a Black man with intellectual disabilities was enslaved, beaten and forced to work more than 100 hours a week without pay in a South Carolina restaurant, his manager was sentenced to prison and ordered to pay $273,000 in restitution. But a federal appeals court recently ruled the man is entitled to double that amount under federal labor laws.
World
May 4

Holocaust survivor who testified against Eichmann dies at 91

Joseph Zalman Kleinman, a Holocaust survivor who survived the Auschwitz death camp and testified against Adolf Eichmann in the Nazi commander's trial in Jerusalem, died Tuesday, Israeli media reported. He was 91.
Sports
May 4

The Latest: Belmont Stakes to have at least 11,000 fans

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
Business
May 4

G7 foreign ministers meet face-to-face after pandemic pause

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy industrialized nations gathered Tuesday in London for their first face-to-face meeting in more than two years, with the issue of whether to challenge or coax a surging China high on the agenda.
Nation
May 4

NYPD officer hit, killed on highway lived 'American dream'

A New York City police officer killed by a suspected drunken driver was hailed Tuesday at his funeral as a humble public servant, a doting father and a "perfect picture of the American dream."
Nation
May 4

Detroit educating residents on where, how to get vaccines

Mecca Shabazz has yet to get vaccinated against COVID-19. She doesn't believe she needs it, despite evidence that the virus disproportionately sickens and kills Black people.
Nation
May 4

N Carolina GOP advances bill to ban Down syndrome abortions

North Carolina lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a bill to make it illegal for physicians to perform abortions because of the fetus' race or a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
Business
May 4

Chicago Auto Show to return in July after coronavirus hiatus

Standing in the massive convention center that was turned into a COVID-19 field hospital almost a year ago, Chicago's mayor and the Illinois governor on Tuesday announced that the facility will again host the famed Chicago Auto Show in July.