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Wed. 8:47 a.m.: Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine protects younger teens

Pfizer announced this morning that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly beginning shots in this age group before they head back to school in the fall. Most COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out worldwide are for adults, who are at ...

Wed 8:39 a.m.: Suspect in attack on Asian-American woman in NYC is arrested

NEW YORK (AP) — A parolee convicted of killing his mother nearly two decades ago was arrested on charges including felony assault as a hate crime for attacking an Asian-American woman near New York City's Times Square, police said early this morning. Police said Brandon Elliot, 38, is the ...

Wed. 8:28 a.m.: Firefighter blocked from helping Floyd returns to stand

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis firefighter who wept as she recalled being prevented from using her EMT training to help George Floyd will be back on the stand this morning in the trial of the fired police officer charged in Floyd's death. Genevieve Hansen, one of several bystanders seen ...

Wed. 8:22 a.m.: Some Capitol riot suspects apologize as consequences sink in

PHOENIX (AP) — The helmet-wearing Idaho man photographed dangling by one hand from the Senate's balcony during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol turned himself in six days later. While buckled in the vehicle delivering him to the Boise jail, Josiah Colt made a video apologizing and ...

Wed. 8:18 a.m.: Automakers BMW, Volvo back moratorium on deep seabed mining

BERLIN (AP) — Automakers BMW and Volvo announced today that they support a moratorium on deep seabed mining for minerals used in electric vehicle batteries and other products. The call, which was also backed by Samsung's EV battery unit and tech giant Google, cites the importance of ...