Prosecutors ask judge to consider aggravating factors when sentencing Chauvin for Floyd murder

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin is shown in a combination of police booking photos after a jury found him guilty on all counts in his trial for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. April 20, 2021. Minnesota Department of Corrections/Handout via REUTERS Prosecutors…

Manchin opposes D.C. statehood, dealing a blow to Democratic priority

Sen. Joe Manchin, the moderate Democrat from West Virginia, said in an interview Friday that he opposes legislation to give Washington, D.C., statehood — effectively killing a Democratic-led effort to reshape the American political map.”If Congress wants to make D.C. a state, it should propose a constitutional amendment and let the people of America vote,”…

AstraZeneca: FDA wants more data on vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration has asked AstraZeneca for a large amount of extra data related to its Covid-19 vaccine, further delaying the company’s application for an emergency use authorization, or EUA, in the United States, according to a letter from the company obtained by NBC News.AstraZeneca sent the letter, dated April 21, to U.S.…

Judge running for high court disavows QAnon conspiracy

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia judge running for a seat on Pennsylvania’s highest court is disavowing any connection to QAnon, even though she did an interview with supporters of the conspiracy theory who also listed her as a featured speaker at an upcoming gathering.Common Pleas Court Judge Paula Patrick told The Philadelphia Inquirer that…