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Five stories you need to know for April 19, 2021

Reuters, 19 Apr 2021
Five stories to know for April 19: Shooting in Louisiana, Texas police search for former deputy in connection with homicides, Derek Chauvin’s trial, Alexei Navalny’s health and UEFA holds a crisis meeting over breakaway Super League.

1. Five people were hospitalized after being shot and injured in Shreveport, Louisiana, in the third multiple shooting reported in the United States with 24 hours.

2. Police in Austin, Texas, were searching on Sunday for a former deputy sheriff wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of three people at an apartment complex earlier in the day.

3. Jurors will hear closing arguments before they begin deliberating on whether the way former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the neck of a dying George Floyd in last year's arrest was murder.

4. An ally of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said she was braced for bad news on the health of the hunger-striking opposition politician when his lawyers see him again, after they were kept away over the weekend.

5. European soccer’s governing body UEFA will hold a crisis meeting, hours after 12 of the continent’s leading clubs shocked the football world by announcing the formation of a breakaway Super League.



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