Top Headlines for March 24, 2021

Headline News from the Associated Press
  • Final Juror Selected in Derek Chauvin Murder Trial

    The final member of the jury was interviewed and seated Tuesday for the murder trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. Opening statements are set to begin Monday.
  • Powell and Yellen Testify on Economic Recovery

    The Federal Reserve chair and Treasury secretary testified before the House Financial Services Committee Tuesday on the economic recovery and the impact of Covid-19 on the economy.
  • Watch Live: Boulder Police Give Update on Shooting

    Dozens of police officers in Boulder, Colo., responded to reports of a shooting on Monday at a grocery store, where witnesses reported seeing several people wounded in and around the building.
  • Lava Flows From Iceland Volcano

    A rare volcanic eruption occurred near Reykjavik, Iceland, on Friday evening. No injuries were reported and the Icelandic Meteorological Office said the lava fountains were small by volcano standards.
  • Watch Live: Biden Speaks at Emory University in Atlanta

    President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met with Asian-American community leaders in Atlanta on Friday.
  • Deb Haaland Sworn In as Secretary of the Interior

    On Thursday, Deb Haaland made history when she began her job as secretary of the Interior, becoming the first Native American to lead a cabinet-level agency.
  • E.U. Drug Regulator Says AstraZeneca Vaccine Is Safe

    On Thursday, the European Medicines Agency announced that they had found the AstraZeneca vaccine to be 'safe and effective,' noting that rare cases of bleeding had occurred but that the benefits of the vaccine far outweigh the risks.
  • C.D.C. Addresses Virus Testing Inequality

    On Wednesday, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced a new initiative to address inequalities in testing, which she argued will be key to halting community transmission of the coronavirus.
  • Vice President Harris Expresses Sympathy for Families of Victims

    On Wednesday, Vice President Kamala Harris offered condolences to the families of the victims of the Atlanta killings, and condemned the surge in attacks against Asian-Americans.
  • Biden Speaks After Atlanta Spa Shootings

    On Wednesday, President Biden said he sympathized with the concern of the Asian community, but said the motivation of the gunman in a string of Atlanta-area massage parlor shootings was still to be determined.
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