The judge in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis policeman charged with George Floyd's deadly arrest last May, denied a defense request on Monday to sequester the jurors after police in a neighboring city fatally shot a Black man. Testimony resumed in the murder trial as the prosecution called an expert in cardiology to testify that Floyd died as a result of the restraint used on him by police rather than a drug overdose, as suggested by the defense. Before jurors were brought into the courtroom, Chauvin's lead lawyer, Eric Nelson, sought to have the panel sequestered in light of the fatal police shooting a day earlier of a Black man named Daunte Wright in a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, a suburban city just north of Minneapolis.
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A police officer in a Minneapolis suburb fatally shot a young Black man during a traffic stop for what his mother said was air fresheners dangling from his rear-view mirror, sparking protests that spilled into Monday morning. The shooting and subsequent unrest in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, came hours before the resumption of the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former white Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd.
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Volunteers in Baton Rouge searched in vehicles and on foot for missing 18-year-old Louisiana State University freshman Kori Gauthier on Sunday, April 11.According to LSU, Gauthier’s vehicle was found “unoccupied at the scene of an accident” on the eastbound side of the Mississippi River Bridge around 1 am on April 7 after another driver, who said Gauthier was not on the scene or in the vehicle, crashed into the parked car.A statement from the university said a K9 cadaver dog with Mercy Search & Rescue alerted twice in the same area during searches along the Mississippi River levee on Saturday, and that “law enforcement officials suspect that no criminal activity or foul play took place.”Gauthier, who is from Opelousas, was reported missing after not showing up to class, work, or a doctor’s appointment. Her family tracked her cell phone to her car, which was in a junkyard. Spencer Gauthier, Kori Gauthier’s uncle, told KATC no one in the family was notified the car had been in an accident.The family asked for the public’s help on Facebook. Credit: United Cajun Navy via Storyful
The Brooklyn Center Police Department conducts a press conference after 20-year-old Duante Wright was killed during a traffic stop on Sunday.
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British politician Shirley Williams, who changed the country's political landscape in 1981 by quitting the Labour Party to co-found the Social Democratic Party, died on Monday aged 90. Williams, who told the Guardian newspaper in 2015 her happiest memories were of living at her mother's countryside cottage during World War Two, left the Labour Party to form the SDP after becoming disillusioned with its leftist policies under leader Michael Foot. The SDP merged with the Liberal Party in 1988 to form the Liberal Democrat party, which was the junior partner in a coalition government with the Conservative Party between 2010 and 2015.
Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg discussed the Russian military buildup near Ukraine and other issues on Monday before the top U.S. diplomat's trip to Brussels this week. Blinken and Stoltenberg discussed "the immediate need for Russia to cease its aggressive military buildup along Ukraine’s borders and in occupied Crimea" as well as prospects for advancing peace in Afghanistan, the State Department said in a statement.
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Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who had been by his wife's side throughout her 69-year reign, the longest in British history, died at Windsor Castle. Wolverhampton Wanderers' Premier League match at home to Sheffield United on Saturday has been moved from 3 pm to 8:15 pm, but Newcastle United's game against West Ham United will kick-off at 12:30 pm as planned.
Former banker Guillermo Lasso pledged to change crisis-wracked Ecuador's "destiny" after overcoming leftist economist Andres Arauz in the country's presidential election.
“Godzilla vs Kong” had a better-than-expected turnout over the weekend, boosting ticket sales to $13.8 million in its second outing in theaters. Those receipts, coming in slightly above the $13.5 million the studio initially reported on Sunday, propel the film’s overall tally to $70 million. After two weeks of release, “Godzilla vs. Kong” already ranks […]
Doctors in the Canadian province of Ontario may soon have to decide who can and cannot receive treatment in intensive care as the number of coronavirus infections sets records and patients are packed into hospitals still stretched from a December wave. Canada's most populous province is canceling elective surgeries, admitting adults to a major children's hospital and preparing field hospitals after the number of COVID-19 patients in ICUs jumped 31% to 612 in the week leading up to Sunday, according to data from the Ontario Hospital Association. The sharp increase in Ontario hospital admissions is also straining supplies of tocilizumab, a drug often given to people seriously ill with COVID-19.
South Africa opener Aiden Markram struck a brisk half-century as the hosts levelled the four-game Twenty20 International series against Pakistan with a six wicket win in the second match at The Wanderers on Monday. Pakistan elected to bat, but some poor stroke-play saw them restricted to 140 for nine in their 20 overs, well below par on one of the best batting wickets in world cricket. South Africa never looked troubled in their reply as they reached their target with 36 balls left in a comprehensive win for a side missing seven leading players who are either injured or have been released to play in the Indian Premier League.
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