Politics
May 13

Biden urges local leaders to boost public safety spending

Flanked by law enforcement officials and local leaders in the Rose Garden, President Joe Biden said Friday his administration's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package is boosting public safety by investing in police departments.
Business
May 13

Ex-nurse sentenced to probation in patient medication death

A former Tennessee nurse whose medication error killed a patient was sentenced to three years of probation Friday as hundreds of health care workers rallied outside the courthouse, warning that criminalizing such mistakes will lead to more deaths in hospitals.
Business
May 13

Idaho announces $119 million opioid crisis settlement

Idaho officials on Friday announced a $119 million settlement with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and three major distributors over their role in the opioid addiction crisis.
Nation
May 13

Mixed Texas ruling allows trans youth parent investigations

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday allowed the state to investigate parents of transgender youth for child abuse while also ruling in favor of one family that was among the first contacted by child welfare officials following an order by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.
Nation
May 13

Toddler weighing under 10 pounds dies; parents arrested

A 2-year-old girl in Florida weighing less than 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) died of long-term starvation and her parents were arrested on child abuse charges.
Nation
May 13

'From crisis to death': Probing teen's last, desperate hours

"Y'all here to protect me," the youth asked the officers, beseechingly. "Right?"
Nation
May 13

Michigan DNR: Bird flu confirmed in 3 baby red foxes

Avian influenza has been confirmed in three baby red foxes in separate southeastern Michigan counties.
Variety
May 13

Some Catholic abortion foes are uneasy about overturning Roe

Top leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called on the faithful to pray and fast Friday, in hopes the Supreme Court is on track to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. Yet even among Catholics who oppose abortion, there is some unease about the consequences of such a ruling.
Business
May 13
Panache CEO and co-founder Ameeta Jaiswal-Dale bottling elderberry-infused apple juices. Having “functional” ingredients in beverages is a key tre

Minnesota-made drinks aim to do more for your body than quench thirst

Consumers are looking for added benefits from their everyday food and drink to boost their health and wellness.
Nation
May 13

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:
World
May 13

EXPLAINER: What's behind North Korea's COVID-19 admission?

Before acknowledging its first domestic COVID-19 cases, North Korea spent 2 1/2 years rejecting outside offers of vaccines and steadfastly claiming that its superior socialist system was protecting its 26 million people from "a malicious virus" that had killed millions around the world.
Business
May 13

Emirates Air lost $1 billion, but that's an 80% improvement

One of the world's biggest airlines and the Mideast's top carrier, Emirates Air, said Friday it lost $1.1 billion over the past fiscal year, but that figure still marks an 80% improvement from the year before. The airline said revenue was up 91%, reaching $16.1 billion.
World
May 13

Sri Lankan power family falls from grace as economy tanks

With one brother president, another prime minister and three more family members cabinet ministers, it appeared that the Rajapaksa clan had consolidated its grip on power in Sri Lanka after decades in and out of government.
Business
May 13

N. Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreak

Six people have died and 350,000 have been treated for a fever that has spread "explosively" across North Korea, state media said Friday, a day after the country acknowledged a COVID-19 outbreak for the first time in the pandemic.
Business
May 13

Shanghai to try to ease 7-week virus lockdown in a few days

Shanghai will try again to reopen in a few days after it has eliminated COVID-19 transmission among the general population as the outbreak in China's largest city subsides, an official said Friday.
Sports
May 13

LEADING OFF: Pitch coach Willis to guide virus-hit Guardians

A look at what's happening around the majors today:
World
May 13

Facility for disabled on Ukraine front line mulls evacuation

There's dancing in the garden, and ball games. A soft wind blows, cooling the spring sunshine. But there is an ominous accompaniment to the music and laughter: the unmistakable dull thud of not-so-distant artillery fire.
Nation
May 12

The AP Interview: US 'vulnerable' to COVID without new shots

White House COVID-19 coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha has issued a dire warning that the U.S. will be increasingly vulnerable to the coronavirus this fall and winter if Congress doesn't swiftly approve new funding for more vaccines and treatments.
Nation
May 12

Experts: Arizona executioners took too long to insert IV

The first execution in Arizona in nearly eight years was carried out more smoothly than the state's last use of the death penalty, when a condemned prisoner who was given 15 doses of a two-drug combination gasped for air hundreds of times over nearly two hours.
Business
May 12

California lawmakers raise awards for malpractice lawsuits

The California Legislature on Thursday agreed to increase how much money people can win in medical malpractice lawsuits, resolving one of the thorniest disputes in state politics by raising a cap on damages for the first time in 47 years.