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Amid outcry, states push mental health training for police

The officer who Cassandra Quinto-Collins says kneeled on her son's neck for over four minutes assured her it was standard protocol for sedating a person experiencing a mental breakdown. "I was there watching it the whole time," Quinto-Collins told The Associated Press. "I just trusted that ...

Latest attack pushes US Capitol Police further toward crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol Police are struggling. One officer was killed and another injured when a driver slammed into a barricade Friday afternoon. The attack comes after officers were overrun and injured when a violent mob of Trump supporters overran the Capitol on Jan. 6, ...

With new aid, schools seek solutions to problems new and old

With a massive infusion of federal aid coming their way, schools across the U.S. are weighing how to use the windfall to ease the harm of the pandemic — and to tackle problems that existed long before the coronavirus. The assistance that was approved last month totals $123 billion — a ...

Vast archives at JFK Library help bring ‘Hemingway’ to life

BOSTON (AP) — A new documentary on Ernest Hemingway — powered by vast but little-known archives kept at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston — is shedding new light on the acclaimed novelist. "Hemingway," by longtime collaborators Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, ...

Tom Brady rookie football card fetches $2.25M at auction

NEW YORK (AP) — Quarterback Tom Brady is proving he's the GOAT not just on the football field but also in the collectibles market: A rookie football card just sold for $2.25 million. The card was signed by the GOAT, a common reference to Brady that stands for "greatest of all time." The ...

New to DC, Buttigieg looks to build bridges with Biden plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg was a few weeks into his job as transportation secretary, buried in meetings and preparing for the launch of President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion public works plan, when evening arrived along with a time to try something new in Washington. Instead of climbing ...

‘First step:’ US, Iran to begin indirect nuclear-limit talks

The United States and Iran said Friday they will begin indirect negotiations with intermediaries next week to try to get both countries back into compliance with an accord limiting Iran's nuclear program, nearly three years after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the deal. The ...

Unopened Super Mario Bros. game from 1986 sells for $660,000

DALLAS (AP) — An unopened copy of Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. that was bought in 1986 and then forgotten about in a desk drawer has sold at auction for $660,000. Heritage Auctions in Dallas said the video game sold Friday. The auction house said the video game was bought as a Christmas ...

Officer killed in attack outside Capitol an 18-year veteran

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Capitol Police officer who died Friday after a man rammed his car into him and another officer at a barricade was identified as an 18-year veteran of the force. William "Billy" Evans joined the department in 2003 and was a member of its first responders unit. House ...

Man rams car into 2 Capitol police; 1 officer, driver killed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Capitol Police officer was killed Friday after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol and then emerged wielding a knife. It was the second line-of-duty death this year for a department still struggling to heal from the Jan. 6 ...