After Chauvin Verdict, Police React With Relief and Some Resentment

Unions and chiefs applauded the guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin, but rank-and-file officers were left feeling anxious.

How Civil Rights Lawyer Keith Ellison Led the Chauvin Prosecution

Years before he won a murder conviction for the death of George Floyd, Mr. Ellison, the Minnesota attorney general, was a young civil rights lawyer taking on police misconduct.

Florida School Superintendent Arrested on Perjury Charge

The superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, Robert W. Runcie, was arrested as part of a criminal investigation following the Parkland school shooting in 2018.

Columbus Shooting: Video Sheds Light on Killing of Ohio Teen

New video and 911 calls shed light on what led to the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, who the police said was wielding a knife when an officer fired four shots at her.

Thomas Brock, Whose Discovery Paved the Way for PCR Tests, Dies at 94

In 1966, he found heat-resistant bacteria in a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park. That led to the development of the chemical process behind the test for Covid-19.

Biden, Calling for Action, Commits U.S. to Halving Its Climate Emissions

Addressing leaders at a virtual summit meeting he convened, the president cast the fight against global warming as an economic opportunity for the world.

Idaho Senate Approves Bill to Kill 90 Percent of State’s Wolves

The bill would allow the state to hire contractors to kill the wolves, which supporters say are threatening the livelihoods of Idaho’s ranchers.

Senate Passes Bill to Target Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

The bipartisan vote amounts to the first legislative action either chamber of Congress has taken to bolster law enforcement’s response to rising attacks on the Asian-American community.

Biden Wants to Slash Emissions. Success Would Mean a Very Different America.

Hitting the targets could require a rapid shift to electric vehicles, the expansion of forests nationwide, development of complex new carbon-capture technology and many other changes, researchers said.

House Approves D.C. Statehood, but Senate Obstacles Remain

The vote reflected broad support among Democrats. But Republican opposition could stall the measure in the Senate.

Supreme Court Rejects Limits on Life Terms for Youths

The court, which has for years been cutting back on harsh punishments for juvenile offenders, changed course in a 6-to-3 decision.

California Officer, on Leave After One Shooting, Is Charged in Another, From 2018

A district attorney in the Bay Area charged the officer, Andrew Hall, in a fatal 2018 shooting. He was on leave after his involvement in a separate shooting last month.

What Do Women Want? For Men to Get Covid Vaccines.

As the Biden administration seeks to get most adults vaccinated by summer, men are holding back.

Virtual Climate Summit Plagued by Tech Problems

Long Covid Patients Face Lingering, Worrisome Risks, Study Finds

Patients who were not sick enough to be hospitalized still had a significantly greater risk of dying within six months than people who were not infected.

Andrew Brown Jr. Shooting: Sheriff’s Deputy Kills Black Man in North Carolina

The Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office said that a deputy who was executing a search warrant fatally shot Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, N.C. Residents gathered at the scene to demand answers.

Britain, Norway and the United States Announce a Plan to Protect Tropical Forests.

The effort seeks to rally more than $1 billion for countries that can show they are lowering emissions by protecting tropical forests

Senate Democrats, joined by Lisa Murkowski, confirm Vanita Gupta, and other (nonclimate) news from Washington.

$10,000 Flute Left in Cab Nine Years Ago Is Finally Returned

Heidi Slyker, a Boston area musician, said the disappearance had consequences beyond the mere loss of property.

How Do You Recycle in California? Here Are Tips for Reducing Waste

Thursday: Reducing and recycling can still go a long way. Plus, a surprising pandemic shortage.

‘The worst is behind us’: Airlines see signs of continued recovery.

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, the last two major U.S. airlines to report first-quarter earnings, were optimistic about a rebound in air travel.

Under Biden, Senate Republicans shun earmarks and return to fiscal conservatism.

Are Masks Necessary Outdoors?

We’re looking at two Covid questions people may have heading into summer.

To meet Biden’s climate goals, the cars Americans drive need to change.

Here’s what a leader of the next U.N. climate talks will be watching for at Biden’s summit.

How to Travel More Sustainably

Don’t skimp on doing your own research, and be aware that ‘green’ certificates aren’t always all they’re cracked up to be.

Senate Republicans Shun Earmarks, Embracing Spending Restraint Anew

With a Democratic president in the White House, Senate Republicans have a newfound zeal for austerity, foreshadowing spending fights to come.

Chevron Lobbies to Head Off New Sanctions on Myanmar

The oil company is arguing against efforts to restrict its involvement in a gas operation in Myanmar that provides funding for the junta there.

What to Watch For and Who's Attending Biden's Climate Summit

President Biden’s climate summit on Earth Day features high-profile speakers and attendees, including Pope Francis.

Climate Change Could Cut World Economy by $23 Trillion in 2050

Poor nations would be particularly hard hit, but few would escape, Swiss Re said. The findings could influence how the industry prices insurance and invests its mammoth portfolios.

Virginia Officer Who Donated to Kyle Rittenhouse Is Fired

Lt. William Kelly of the Norfolk Police Department in Virginia was relieved of duty by city officials, who said his support for the Kenosha, Wis., shooting suspect undermined the public’s trust in law enforcement.

Federal Inspectors Fear More Vaccines Were Exposed to Contamination

Last month, up to 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine had to be discarded at Emergent’s factory in Baltimore. A new report says problems were not fully investigated and other doses may be compromised.

Justice Dept. Opens Broad Inquiry Into Minneapolis Police

The investigation was a sign that President Biden intends to wield federal law enforcement as a tool to combat police abuses.

House Votes to Restrict President's Powers on Travel Bans

The No Ban Act would curb the president’s expansive power to control immigration and bar restrictions on the basis of religion. It faces steep obstacles in the Senate.

Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill Restricting L.G.B.T.Q. Education

The Republican governor said the legislation, which would restrict lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity, was “overly broad and vague.”

Biden Pick Would Be First Black Woman as No.2 U.S. Intelligence Official

Stacey A. Dixon is currently the deputy director of the Defense Department’s National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

Canadian Lawmaker Apologizes for Taking Nude Photo of Colleague

It was not immediately clear what sanctions, if any, Sébastien Lemire would face after he acknowledged taking a nude photo of William Amos during a Zoom call.

What Might Bring Changes to Policing in Minneapolis?

The Justice Department has opened up a new avenue for potentially major policy shifts in the city.

Senate Republicans agree to keep a symbolic ban on earmarks, but may use them anyway.

Republicans in the House, and Democrats in both chambers, are removing similar bans on lawmakers setting aside federal funding for individual projects in their communities.

Buoyed by Floyd Verdict, Congress Eyes Policing Reform

A bipartisan effort to change policing practices collapsed last summer after George Floyd’s murder by a white officer. Can a “guilty” verdict and President Biden’s call for action resurrect it?

Biden to Declare Atrocities Against Armenia Were Genocide

The designation for the World War I-era killings would further fray U.S. relations with Turkey, but it is a risk the president appears willing to take to further human rights, officials said.

Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

President Biden called on employers to give their workers paid time off to get inoculated.

L.A. Schools Superintendent Austin Beutner Stepping Down

Austin Beutner, who turned down a contract extension, was both praised and criticized for how he managed the nation’s second-largest public school system through a series of crises.