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PHOTOS: Mumbai Falls In Love All Over Again With Its Forgotten Fountains

April 11
Sushmita Pathak / NPR

They're majestic. They're neglected. And now they're slowly being fixed up. Conservationists are preserving them — and officials hope the fountains will supply free water for the city's impoverished.

In 'Beeswing,' Richard Thompson Revisits A Big Life Just Shy Of The Mainstream

April 11
Peter Breslow / NPR

Richard Thompson, a British musician who somehow avoided pop stardom throughout his career, has just written about his early days in a new memoir called Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice.

Iran Calls Natanz Atomic Site Blackout 'Nuclear Terrorism'

April 11
The Associated Press / NPR

Iran on Sunday described a blackout at its underground Natanz atomic facility an act of "nuclear terrorism," raising regional tensions.

This Top Biden Economist Has A Plan: Create Jobs, Address Inequality, Ignore Trolls

April 11
Ayesha Rascoe / NPR

Janelle Jones is the first Black woman to serve as chief economist at the Labor Department. She says helping marginalized groups boosts the entire economy.

More Colleges Say They'll Require Students To Have COVID-19 Vaccines For Fall

April 11
Elissa Nadworny / NPR

More campuses are expected to add the requirement, with potential legal challenges ahead. One key point: Requiring vaccines for infectious diseases is nothing new for many residential colleges.

Maryland Lawmakers Override Vetoes On Sweeping Police Reform

April 10
The Associated Press / NPR

A comprehensive package of police reform measures cleared the state's General Assembly on Wednesday, including the repeal of police job protections long cited as a barricade to accountability.

A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the vac...

San Diego Officials Report 361 New COVID Cases, 13 More Pandemic Deaths

April 10
By City News Service

The county also reported a total of 652,257 people in the San Diego area — or 24.3% — are fully vaccinated.

Mother Arrested After 3 Young Children Found Dead In Los Angeles Apartment

April 10
Dustin Jones / NPR

A 30-year-old woman is in custody after police found her three children dead in their Reseda home.

Volcano On St. Vincent Could Experience Larger Eruption

April 10
Dustin Jones / NPR

The ongoing eruption at La Soufrière on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent is expected to be as big, if not bigger, than the last time it had a major eruption in 1979.

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove ...

Catching No-Nos: Padres' Caratini An MLB 1st With 2nd In Row

April 10
Stephen Hawkins / Associated Press

Victor Caratini is a no-no catcher. He was behind the plate for hometown pitcher Joe Musgrove in the first no-hitter in San Diego Padres franchise history. It was after Caratini caught a no-hitter for the Chicago Cubs last September.

China Fines Alibaba $2.8 Billion For Breaking Anti-Monopoly Law

April 10
Elena Moore / NPR

The tech giant received a historically large fine Saturday from the Chinese government. Alibaba says it will comply with the fine and "ensure its compliance with determination."

In Coney Island, The Wonder Wheel Spins Again

April 10
Camille Petersen / NPR

After a year of being shut down due to the pandemic, Coney Island's amusement parks have reopened — at a third of their normal capacity. But business owners are glad to see the parks come alive again.

A North County Transit District Coaster train s...

Del Mar Bluff Repairs Cause Another Full Weekend Rail Closure

April 10
By City News Service

The regional rail closure affects the North County Transit District, Metrolink, Amtrak and freight carrier BNSF and will be in effect from just after midnight Saturday through Monday at 5 a.m.

ICU nurse Meynard Villa poses for photos in his...

Troubled Background Check System Delays Elder Care Hiring

April 10
Don Thompson / Associated Press

A new portal from the California Department of Social Services is supposed to automate criminal background checks for home care and community care providers. But those trying to use it say they have been frustrated for months.

U.K. Military Gun Salutes Honor Prince Philip A Day After His Death

April 10
Elena Moore / NPR

The United Kingdom mourns the loss of Philip, who died Friday at the age of 99, with salutes in the capitals of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. A small funeral is set for April 17.

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Friday...

High Court Halts California Virus Rules Limiting Home Worship

April 10
Jessica Gresko / Associated Press

The order from the court late Friday is the latest in a recent string of cases in which the high court has barred officials from enforcing some coronavirus-related restrictions applying to religious gatherings.

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove,...

Hometown No-No: Musgrove No-Hitter For Padres Vs. Rangers

April 10
Stephen Hawkins / Associated Press

The Padres were the only active MLB team without a no-hitter, and it came in their 8,206th regular season game.

Colorado Assault-Style Weapons Ban Doesn't Look Likely

April 10
Bente Birkeland / NPR

Weeks after the mass shooting in Boulder, Colo., the push for a statewide ban on assault-style weapons is losing steam, even among prominent Democrats who say it is the wrong strategy.

50 Years Later, The Legacy Of U.S.-China 'Pingpong Diplomacy' Faces Challenges

April 10
John Ruwitch / NPR

April 10 marks the 50th anniversary of when U.S. table tennis players first visited China in a diplomatic breakthrough. But today, the political winds have shifted — in both countries.

Biden Wants New Ban On Assault-Style Weapons. What Lessons Were Learned From The '90s?

April 10
Alana Wise / NPR

Advocates face steep odds getting a new ban through Congress. If they can succeed, they hope to avoid a repeat of past mistakes that left the original law open to loopholes.