• ‘Let them go with it’: Teachers lead talks on Floyd case

    As she watched a broadcast of the verdict in the murder trial of the police officer charged with killing George Floyd with her last-period class, middle school teacher Diana Garcia-Allen did her best to stifle her own emotions and keep from crying. She sensed a sadness mirrored in her students.

    Updated: 6:43 pm

  • Medical cannabis legal in Utah, but not always affordable

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Pain left from oil-field work defeated traditional pain pills and dominated William Adams’ life — until he tried medical marijuana. But even as he began venturing outside his home for the first time in years, Adams discovered he couldn’t afford the cost.

    Updated: 6:00 pm

  • The Latest: India reports new record number of cases, deaths

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says the state is stepping up efforts to get people vaccinated against the coronavirus.

    Updated: 4:09 pm

  • How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

    Stocks ended broadly higher on Wall Street after steadily gaining throughout the day.

  • Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

    Benchmark U.S. crude oil for June delivery fell $1.32 to $61.35 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for June delivery fell $1.25 cents to $65.32 a barrel.

  • EU reaches major climate deal ahead of Biden climate summit

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has reached a tentative climate deal to put the 27-nation bloc on a path to being “climate neutral” by 2050, with member states and parliament agreeing on binding targets for carbon emissions on the eve of a virtual summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden.

    Updated: 1:30 pm

  • FDA inspection found problems at factory making J&J vaccine

    The Baltimore factory contracted to make Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine was dirty, didn’t follow proper manufacturing procedures and had poorly trained staff, resulting in contamination of material that was going to be put in the shots, U.S. regulators said Wednesday.

  • AP sources: Biden to pledge halving greenhouse gases by 2030

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030 as he convenes a virtual climate summit with 40 world leaders, according to three people with knowledge of the White House plans.

    Updated: 8:56 am

  • AP sources: Biden to pledge halving greenhouse gases by 2030

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030 as he convenes a virtual climate summit with 40 world leaders, according to three people with knowledge of the White House plans.

  • Pandemic puts tulips, bluebells, cherry blossoms in hiding

    HALLE, Belgium (AP) — There is no stopping flowers when they bloom, blossoms when they burst. Unfortunately, people have been stopped from enjoying them these days.