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Actor Norman Lloyd reflects on his long career at the SAG Foundation Actors Center in Los Angeles in 2015.
Tue, 05/11/2021 - 19:04

Lloyd performed with the Federal Theatre Project in the 1930s and appeared in Trainwreck at age 100. He acted with Charlie Chaplin, was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and appeared in dozens of TV shows.

An image of Andrew Brown Jr. at a memorial on Saturday.
Tue, 05/11/2021 - 18:15

"What we saw on that video was an unjustified killing," family attorney Bakari Sellers told reporters on Tuesday in Elizabeth City, N.C., after seeing additional police body camera video.

Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, seen here during an April 15 bill signing, on Tuesday signed legislation making it easier to remove infrequent voters from a list of those who automatically get a mail-in ballot each election.
Tue, 05/11/2021 - 18:09

Voters on the state's Permanent Early Voting List — or PEVL — are automatically sent a ballot for every election in which they're eligible to vote. The new law takes the "permanent" out of the PEVL.

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre at the group's annual meeting in Dallas in May 2018. A secretive figure, LaPierre makes few public appearances outside of carefully scripted speeches.
Tue, 05/11/2021 - 17:45

A federal judge threw out the National Rifle Association's bid to declare bankruptcy Tuesday, allowing New York to proceed in its effort to dissolve the gun rights group for alleged "fraud and abuse."

Members of the National Guard and the Washington, D.C., police stand guard outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, after a pro-Trump mob stormed the complex.
Tue, 05/11/2021 - 17:39

Former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller is set to testify that he was cautious about allowing military intervention during the siege on Jan. 6.

Tanitoluwa Adewumi, pictured in 2019, just became the newest national chess master in the U.S. at age 10.
Tue, 05/11/2021 - 17:06

At 10 years old, Tanitoluwa Adewumi just became one of the youngest chess masters in the United States — and he's not done yet. He says he hopes to become the world's youngest grandmaster.

Kentucky Derby winner — for now — Medina Spirit, left, walks the track at Pimlico in Baltimore ahead of Saturday's Preakness Stakes.
Tue, 05/11/2021 - 16:04

After previously accusing critics of "cancel culture," trainer Bob Baffert admitted Tuesday that the horse had been given an ointment containing the offending drug in the days leading up to the Derby.

Onlookers stand next to the backpacks and books of victims of the bombing Saturday in Kabul. Most of the victims were teenage schoolgirls.
Tue, 05/11/2021 - 16:03

Shaharzad Akbar of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission says the viciousness of killing schoolgirls was especially devastating. She wants women present in peace talks.

Senate Rules Committee Chair Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., presides Tuesday over a markup of the For the People Act, which would expand access to voting and make other election reforms. House Democrats passed the bill in March.
Tue, 05/11/2021 - 15:09

The Senate Rules Committee held a contentious markup of legislation to revamp the nation's voting and campaign finance rules, laying bare the deep partisan divide over how elections should be run.

In New Delhi on Monday, family members cremate the body of a person who died after contracting COVID-19.
Tue, 05/11/2021 - 14:02

India's health system is collapsing as daily coronavirus cases surge. Will the COVID-19 crisis check the power of the country's most popular leader in decades?

A lift boat and wind turbines off Block Island, R.I., in 2016. Approval of the country's first large-scale wind farm off Martha's Vineyard signals a major shift in the clean energy landscape.
Tue, 05/11/2021 - 13:57

A wind farm off Martha's Vineyard will produce enough power for 400,000 homes. It's the first of a dozen such projects in the works that are set to shift the clean energy landscape dramatically.

A photo released in 2020 by the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority shows Reta Mays, a former nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.V. Mays was sentenced to multiple life terms after pleading guilty to intentionally using fatal doses of insulin to kill several patients.
Tue, 05/11/2021 - 13:50

The former nursing assistant pleaded guilty to intentionally using lethal doses of insulin to kill the elderly veterans who ranged in age from 81 to 96.

People who need help getting to a vaccination site will be able to get free or discounted rides through Uber and Lyft, the White House says. Here, a woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a mass vaccination site in Aberdeen, Md., after getting a ride to the site from her landlord.
Tue, 05/11/2021 - 13:36

Lyft will offer up to $15 for trips to or from a vaccination site. The deal covers daytime rides on bikes and scooters, as well as in cars.

An Israeli firefighter walks next to cars hit by a rocket fired from Gaza on Tuesday in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon.
Tue, 05/11/2021 - 13:14

Palestinian health officials say at least 30 people have been killed in Gaza, including 10 children. Three Israelis have been killed by rockets fired by Palestinian militants.

Workers next to solar panels in an integrated power station in Yancheng, China, in October. An unprecedented amount of renewable power came online in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency. China alone added more than 92 gigawatts of capacity, more than triple the amount it added in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Tue, 05/11/2021 - 13:09

In 2020, renewable power was "the only energy source for which demand increased ... while consumption of all other fuels declined," the International Energy Agency says.

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