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Nationwide Manhunt Ends in Montgomery

Qinxuan Pan/Source: U.S Marshals The nationwide manhunt for the man accused of murdering a Yale University student, back in February, has now been arrested. The U.S.Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Middle District of Alabama and the Montgomery Police Department, arrested Fugitive Qinxuan Pan, Friday morning. Alabama News Network has reached out to…

CDC: Many Americans Can Now Go Outside Without a Mask

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) U.S. health officials say fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to wear masks outdoors anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers. And unvaccinated people can drop face coverings in some cases, too. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the updated guidance Tuesday. Previously the CDC had been advising that people should wear…

Gambling, Medical Marijuana, Transgender Youth Medication Among Bills Undecided in Closing Weeks

Alabama legislators in the closing days of the session will face decisions on gambling, medical marijuana and a bill to ban the use of medications to help transgender-youth transition. House Speaker Mac McCutcheon said he expects all three bills, which have already cleared the Alabama Senate, to get votes in the House of Representatives in the final days of the…

Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin Guilty of Murder and Manslaughter in Floyd Case

FILE – In this image taken from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, defendant and former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, right, and Nelson’s assistant Amy Voss, back, introduce themselves to potential jurors on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides over jury selection in the trial of Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin…

Former VP Walter Mondale Dies at 93

FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, former Vice President Walter Mondale smiles as he gets on an elevator on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) Former Vice President Walter Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, has died….

Fauci Says He Expects Decision Soon on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

FILE – (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plan to meet Friday to discuss the pause in Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, and the top U.S. infectious disease expert says he’d be “very surprised if we don’t have a resumption in some form by Friday.” Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that “a decision…