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Tokyo under 'emergency orders' with Olympics 3 months away

Tokyo under 'emergency orders' with Olympics 3 months away

TOKYO — Only three months before the postponed Olympics are set to open, Tokyo and Japan's second largest metropolitan area of Osaka have been placed under emergency orders aimed at stemming surging cases of the coronavirus.
Sen. Johnson on others getting shots: 'What do you care?'

Sen. Johnson on others getting shots: 'What do you care?'

MADISON, Wis. — Republican Sen.
UK sees budget deficit rise to highest rate since 1946

UK sees budget deficit rise to highest rate since 1946

LONDON — Britain has seen its budget deficit rise during the coronavirus pandemic to its highest level since the year after the end of World War II, official figures showed Friday.
Colombia police, military raid illegal gold mining operation

Colombia police, military raid illegal gold mining operation

MAGUI PAYAN, Colombia — From the air, the illegal gold mines look like wounds in the dense jungle of southern Colombia — scars of red, gray and brown dirt surrounding toxic ponds.

Japan issues 3rd virus emergency in Tokyo, Osaka area

TOKYO — Japan declared a third state of emergency for Tokyo and three western prefectures on Friday amid skepticism it will be enough to curb a rapid coronavirus resurgence just three months ahead of the Olympics.
New home sales surged 20.7% in March to 1.02 million

New home sales surged 20.7% in March to 1.02 million

WASHINGTON — Sales of new homes surged 20.7% in March, rebounding from the previous month when severe winter storms wreaked havoc in many parts of the country. Sales climbed to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.02 million last month after a 16.

EXPLAINER: Why is Chauvin unlikely to face maximum sentence?

MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Chauvin is already locked away in Minnesota's only maximum-security prison, held in a single cell for his own safety.

Parents sue father accused of hiding Kristin Smart's body

LES ANGLES, France — The parents of missing California college student Kristin Smart on Thursday sued the father of the man charged with killing their daughter nearly 25 years ago.

Ex-officer who killed Rayshard Brooks wants his job back

ATLANTA — A former Atlanta police officer’s attorney said Thursday that his client didn't get a chance to defend himself before he was fired for fatally shooting Rayshard Brooks, a Black man who had been running away from two white officers after he

Police chiefs hail Chauvin verdict as a key step to healing

Not long after a jury convicted former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin of killing George Floyd, police chiefs across the U.S. started speaking up. And it wasn't to defend the police.