MINNEAPOLIS - The jury reached a verdict Tuesday at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, the Black man who was pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck in a case that set off a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S.
NEW YORK - Jim Steinman, the Grammy-winning composer who wrote Meat Loaf's bestselling “Bat Out Of Hell" debut album as well as hits for Celine Dion, Air Supply and Bonnie Tyler, has died, his brother said. He was 73.
WASHINGTON - In a blunt assessment Tuesday, the top U.S. general for the Middle East told Congress it will be extremely difficult but not impossible for the U.S. to find, track and take out counterterrorism threats in Afghanistan once all American troops are withdrawn.
ATLANTA - A group of religious leaders is calling for a boycott of Georgia-based Home Depot, saying the home improvement giant hasn't done enough to oppose the state's new voting laws.
NEW YORK - Scott Rudin says he's “stepping back” from film and streaming projects, along with his Broadway productions, as the fallout continued for one of the entertainment industry's most powerful and prolific producers following renewed accusations of bullying.
SILVER SPRING, Md. - Global warming emissions are expected to spike this year as the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic and economies begin to recover.
Quebec announced on Tuesday it will expand access to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to those 45 and over and extend the lockdown order in three regions, including Quebec City, until at least May 3.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The United Nations announced Tuesday that it is seeking $29.2 million to help St. Vincent recover from ongoing volcanic eruptions that have destroyed homes and crops, contaminated water supplies and displaced up to 20% of people on the eastern Caribbean island.
MOSCOW - Several doctors were prevented Tuesday from seeing Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in a prison hospital amid his three-week hunger strike, and authorities stepped up actions against his supporters on the eve of protests called by his team.
N'DJAMENA, Chad - Chad’s president of three decades died of wounds suffered during a visit to front-line troops battling a shadowy rebel group, the military announced Tuesday, as the insurgents vowed to take the capital in what could become a violent battle for control of the oil-rich Centra…
WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - A man suspected of shooting three workers inside a manager's office at a Long Island grocery store Tuesday, killing one of them, was arrested after fleeing the scene and remaining at large for several hours, police said.
IQALUIT, Nunavut - Nunavut's chief public health officer says there's a greater risk of COVID-19 transmission in Iqaluit and other Baffin communities after cases popped up in Kinngait.
MINNEAPOLIS - Prosecutors fought hard to add a third-degree murder charge against former police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, but a conviction on that charge alone could set up a problematic scenario for them.
OTTAWA - Federal officials are facing calls for greater clarity on how a bill to harmonize Canada's laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples could affect future development projects and government decisions.
OTTAWA - Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland sent a warning to provinces about her budget's pledge on child care, saying she would negotiate in good faith but not bend on reducing parental fees, as several provinces questioned the tight strings on the promised new spending.
Spare a thought for the plight of Farah Alibay, a Canadian on the team that recently landed a probe on Mars and, last weekend, directed the first flight on a planet other than Earth.
SASKATOON - A lawyer for a woman who was seen on video being kneeled on by a security guard outside a grocery store says the young mother is too traumatized to talk publicly about what happened.
VANCOUVER - Former premier Christy Clark told British Columbia's inquiry into money laundering today that she first heard from sources within government in 2015 about a spike in suspicious cash entering casinos.
OTTAWA - Federal opposition leaders are criticizing the Liberal government's first budget in two years for omitting pharmacare and failing to provide a bigger boost to old age security or provincial health-care transfers.
OTTAWA - Canada is extending the use of quarantine hotels for international air travellers another month, and considering whether it needs to do more to stop COVID-19 cases from getting into the country from abroad.
Owners of a business selling used cars, boats, and RVs at the "gateway" entrance to Westbank hope to stay put for at least another three years.
OTTAWA - Experts and advocates say countrywide government measures aimed at putting housing within reach of more Canadians mark a step in the right direction, despite a few misses and ham-fisted moves.
TORONTO - Ontario's science advisers say the province's hospitals are "buckling" under the weight of COVID-19 and stronger measures are urgently needed.
MONTREAL - Quebec’s secularism law is largely legal, a Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday, even as he acknowledged it violates the rights of Muslim women and has cruel and dehumanizing consequences for those who wear religious symbols.
OTTAWA - Female service members and veterans are criticizing the way Canada's military police investigate allegations of sexual assault and harassment in the ranks.
L'ORIGNAL, Ont. - The case of an eastern Ontario doctor charged with murder in the death of a man at a hospital has been adjourned for two weeks.
TORONTO - A key piece of video evidence at the trial of a teen accused of sexually assaulting two students at an all-boys Catholic school in Toronto is admissible, a judge ruled Tuesday.
IQALUIT, Nunavut - The Nunavut RCMP has released new, but limited details into the death of a 31-year-old man who was shot and killed by an officer in Clyde River last spring.
VICTORIA - The British Columbia government is looking at using periodic roadblocks to limit travel in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19.
PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. - Veterans Affairs Canada has refused to disclose to an inquiry its internal review of how it handled the tragic case of Lionel Desmond, the Afghanistan war veteran from Nova Scotia who fatally shot three family members and himself in 2017.
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's freedom of information system stands out for fee estimates dwarfing those asked by larger provinces, says a group studying prison responses to COVID-19.
Ahead of Sunday’s 93rd Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr share their predictions for a ceremony that is forging on in the midst of the pandemic.
LONDON - Now that the Royal Family has said farewell to Prince Philip, attention will turn to Queen Elizabeth II’s 95th birthday on Wednesday and, in coming months, the celebrations marking her 70 years on the throne.
NEW YORK - Rapper Black Rob, known for his hit “Whoa!” and key contributions to Diddy's dominant Bad Boy Records in the 1990s and early 2000s, has died. He was 52.
CHICAGO - Latino lawyers and community leaders on Tuesday will ask the Department of Justice to investigate the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy by a Chicago police officer.
MOSCOW - The U.S. ambassador to Russia said Tuesday he will head home for consultations — a move that comes after the Kremlin prodded him to take a break as Washington and Moscow traded sanctions.
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of April 20, 2021 ...
As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks.
VICTORIA - The British Columbia government will table a budget today that outlines its economic plan after feeling the full force of the COVID-19 pandemic for more than a year.
CANBERRA, Australia - Angry Byron Bay locals are protesting the filming of a reality television series that some fear will damage the reputation of their trendy Australian tourist town.
MINNEAPOLIS - Former Vice-President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost one of the most lopsided presidential elections after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday. He was 93.
VANCOUVER - Canada must remedy problems in commercial fishery regulations arising from a legal battle that was first launched in 2003 by a group of Vancouver Island First Nations, the British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled.
INDIANAPOLIS - A former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis never appeared before a judge for a hearing under Indiana's “red flag” law, even after his mother called police last year to say her son might commit “suicide by cop," a prosecutor said Monday.