Ten dead, including police officer, in Boulder supermarket shooting
Ten people were killed Monday, including a police officer, when a gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado. It was the second mass shooting in the U.S. In a week. The police officer who died was identified as Eric Talley, 51, an 11-year veteran on the Boulder force, who was responding to the King Soopers grocery market when he was gunned down. Immediate details on the shooting were scant, but officials have confirmed that a suspect is in custody. No motive for the attack was disclosed. The White House said President Joe Biden has been briefed on Monday’s attack and will be kept up to date on developments. The FBI office in Denver tweeted that it was assisting in the investigation at the request of the Boulder police.
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Today in coronavirus: NY expands vaccine eligibility to over-50s
All New Yorkers age 50 and older on Tuesday become eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine and can sign up beginning at 8 a.M. ET, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. Previously, everyone age 60 and older could get vaccinated, as well as certain essential workers and people with select health conditions. Cuomo said the state expanded eligibility because of promises from the federal government that vaccine supplies will keep increasing. Also Tuesday, Russian president Vladimir Putin says he will get a vaccine shot, answering critics who complained that his reluctance to get vaccinated was slowing the country’s rollout.
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Spring break: Miami Beach plans to extend state of emergency
Miami Beach plans to extend its state of emergency instituted for the entertainment district by city officials on Saturday to control spring break crowds. The declaration of extension, expected Tuesday, will authorize a curfew Thursday night through early Monday morning that will be eligible for extension on a weekly basis through April 13, Melissa Berthier, spokesperson for the city of Miami Beach told USA TODAY. The amended state of emergency will also limit traffic on three causeways leading to South Beach in an effort to keep all but residents, hotel guests and employees from driving onto the island. The decision comes after Miami Beach Police said more than 1,000 people have been arrested this spring break season.
One more juror needed in trial of Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death
Jury selection in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd will resume Tuesday ahead of opening arguments next week. Fourteen of 15 total jurors have been selected so far — 12 to deliberate and three to serve as alternates. Attorneys for the defense and prosecution have spent the past two weeks questioning potential jurors about their views on racism, discrimination, policing of communities of color and Black Lives Matter. As of Monday afternoon, the defense has used 14 of its 18 peremptory challenges, which it can use to strike potential jurors without having to explain why. The state has used eight of its 10. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Demi Lovato lays it all on the table in her upcoming documentary ‘Dancing with the Devil’
Demi Lovato is opening up in a harrowing new YouTube docuseries “Dancing with the Devil,” out Tuesday, which details the leadup and aftermath of her near-fatal overdose. The four-part documentary follows Lovato’s journey with her mental and physical health on the heels of the overdose and subsequent hospitalization in 2018. “I had a heart attack,” Lovato said in the documentary’s trailer, adding that doctors told her she had been found maybe “five to 10 minutes” before dying. In July 2018, Lovato was hospitalized for an overdose just a month after she admitted in her single “Sober” that she had relapsed. Lovato told reporters a desire to help fans on similar journeys fueled her decision to talk openly about her experience.