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Man who walked into Ohio Bob Evans and fatally shot waitress captured after manhunt, police say
The waitress was shot multiple times in the hallway near back of the restaurant in what Canton police describe as a domestic-related incident.       
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Police confirm fatal shooting of man in Portland
Portland Police say a man was killed Friday during an officer-involved shooting in a city park. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, a police official said. ​(April 16)      
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Biden: US shootings 'a national embarrassment'
President Joe Biden is calling for action as the nation struggles with yet another mass shooting. While gun control appears to have taken a back seat, Biden on Friday insisted that wasn't the case, saying "I've never not prioritized this." (April 16)      
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Alaska to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to tourists
Alaska, which has been hard hit by a lack of tourism during the pandemic, is using the state's excess of vaccines to lure tourists to the northernmost state. (April 16)      
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In California: Deadly virus in rabbits threatens to upend some Western ecosystems
Plus: California weekly unemployment claims declined last week, and a lawyer says a lawsuit to rename schools in San Francisco is not frivolous.       
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Today in History for April 17th
Highlights of this day in history: Cuban exiles invade Bay of Pigs; Three astronauts of Apollo 13 land safely in pacific ocean; Benjamin Franklin dies at age 84; JP Morgan born in Connecticut; Ford rolls out the Mustang convertible. (April 17)      
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April features a pair of cosmic spectacles: The annual Lyrid meteor shower and 2021's first supermoon
The Lyrid meteor shower is active from April 16-25 each year, peaking in the predawn hours April 22. The year's first supermoon follows on April 26.       
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Mother of Wright's child tearfully describes loss
Chyna Whitaker, the mother of Daunte Wright Jr., tearfully describes the loss of the young child's father (April 16)      
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911 dispatch audio of FedEx shooting, first responders react to rising number of deaths
Indianapolis police say they're seeking a motive of the FedEx gunman, a 19-year-old former employee, who killed 8 before dying by suicide.       
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Biden talks partnership plans with Japan
President Joe Biden unveiled a series of commitments he has agreed to with the Prime Minister of Japan. (April 16)      
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Evolution of a city's account of a killing: How Chicago's narrative changed in the fatal police shooting of Adam Toledo
Many Chicagoans are calling attention to the city's changing narrative in the fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo.      
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Police: Shooter was former employee of FedEx
Authorities say police seized a gun last year from the suspected shooter at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, killing eight. Deputy Police Chief Craig McCartt also confirmed the gunman's identity as Brandon Scott Hole, 19, a former employee. (April 16)      
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2 killed, officer injured in San Antonio shooting
Two people are dead and two injured including a San Antonio police officer when a routine traffic stop erupted in gunfire. The police chief said the Friday morning incident came as an officer stopped a pickup truck containing 3 occupants. (April 11)      
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Latest mass shooting renews calls for gun control
The president of one of the longest running gun control campaigns says at minimum lawmakers should close loopholes on firearms purchases and create enhanced background checks. This, after another mass shooting leaves eight dead in Indianapolis. (April 16)      
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Astronauts arrive in Cape Canaveral
Crew arrives at cape canaveral ahead of flight to International Space Station; It's the first crew flight using SpaceX's recycled Falcon rocket and Dragon capsul. (April 16)      
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FedEx worker: 'Just a normal day' turned deadly
The shooting that left eight dead and several wounded at an Indianapolis FedEx facility shocked FedEx workers and the entire city. (April 16)      
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Preview of rare illuminated manuscripts auction
A collection of Medieval hand painted prayer books are on display at Christie's New York ahead of an auction that will benefit the rare book departments of museums. The sale will also include a complete first edition of the works of Plato. (April 16)      
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AP Top Stories April 16 P
Here's the latest for Friday, April 16: Authorities identify suspect in Indianapolis shooting; Japan's prime minister visits White House; Another body found after oil workers' boat capsizes; funeral Saturday for Britain's Prince Philip.      
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Keith Urban, Mickey Guyton have chemistry as ACM hosts
Country stars Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton are hosting the ACM Awards this year in front of a small crowd of medical workers. The hosts said there was no one more deserving to get a special seat for the show airing on CBS. (April 16)      
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Indianapolis police say FedEx gunman killed 8 before dying by suicide; AP sources say suspect was 19-year-old man
Indianapolis police were seeking a motive for the shooting that killed at least eight people at a FedEx facility.
Indianapolis police chief describes FedEx shooting scene: 'Something no one should see'
Police describe what officers saw when they arrived at FedEx shooting scene in Indianapolis.
Georgia governor gets challenge from former Dem
Former Democrat Vernon Jones looks to piggyback on Donald Trump supporters' discontent and challenge Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in 2022. (April 16)
Families of boat workers clinging to hope
Family members are hopeful as divers attempt to enter the boat that capsized off the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday. (April 16)
China to send 'positive message' on climate
A leading Chinese diplomat says his country, the world's largest carbon emitter, plans to to send a "positive message" at a climate change meeting called by U.S. President Joe Biden for next week. (April 16)
The US has paused its use of J&J's COVID-19 shot. How will that impact vaccine equity?
U.S. officials leaned on the one-dose J&J vaccine for hard-to-reach, vulnerable people before health officials recommended pausing its use this week.
Police chief: Indianapolis shaken by mass shooting
Police are trying to determine a gunman's motive for killing eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. Investigators say the shooter killed himself. (April 16)
Murthy: $4B to help Native tribes fight COVID-19
The White House says Native American tribes are getting more than $4 billion as a result of President Joe Biden's coronavirus relief legislation. The money will help get more people vaccinated, as well as improve testing and contact tracing.(April 16)
Indianapolis mayor says no evidence will 'restore the lives' lost in FedEx shooting
The shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility has left eight people dead.
WH: We 'can't afford to wait' on gun safety
The White House says President Joe Biden has been briefed on the deadly overnight shooting at a Fedex facility in Indianapolis. (April 16)
Outcry grows as police officer in Adam Toledo shooting is identified as Eric Stillman: What we know
The body-camera footage was released Thursday in the police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo. What we know about the gun and the officer involved.