Here's the latest for Tuesday April 13th: The U.S. pauses use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, The prosecution rests in Chauvin murder trial, Iran announces it will enrich uranium to 60% after attack, Yayoi Kusama art exhibit opens in NYC.
JOSEPH FREDERICK: This is "AP News Minute." The US is recommending a pause in using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. Almost 7 million shots of the J&J vaccine have been given in the US. The vast majority with no or mild side effects.
Prosecutors Tuesday rested their case at the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin after 11 days of testimony. Now, it's the defense's turn. Chauvin's lawyer will argue that the former officer did what he was trained to do and that George Floyd died due to illegal drug use and an underlying heart condition.
Iran Tuesday said it will begin enriching uranium to 60% purity after a suspected attack on one of its nuclear facilities. The announcement marks a significant escalation as negotiations over restarting the nuclear deal continue.
And, finally, a new exhibit by Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama, postponed due to the pandemic last year, is now open at The New York Botanical Garden. Kusama, Cosmic Nature features the artist's iconic polka dots and pumpkins, along with elaborate flower displays scattered over the 250-acre Bronx garden. Joseph Frederick, the Associated Press, with "AP News Minute."