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The Latest | Israel says it opened new aid crossing into hard-hit northern Gaza

Apr. 13, 2024 01:30 AM EDT

Israel said Friday it had opened a new crossing for aid trucks into hard-hit northern Gaza as it ramps up humanitarian deliveries to the besieged enclave. However, the United Nations says the surge of aid is not being felt in Gaza because of persistent distribution difficulties inside the war-torn...

Biden looks to nudge further ahead with Alaska and Wyoming Democratic delegates

Apr. 13, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — President Joe Biden looks to nudge further ahead in his party's nomination for reelection with Democratic voting Saturday in Wyoming and Alaska. As two of the least populated states, Alaska and Wyoming play minuscule roles in both intraparty and general...

Trump to host rally on Biden's home turf in northeast Pennsylvania, the last before his trial begins

Apr. 13, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump plans to hold a rally Saturday in northeast Pennsylvania, venturing into an area President Joe Biden considers his home turf in what will be the Republican's last rally before his criminal hush money trial begins Monday. The presumptive GOP nominee...

How a Black conservative activist arranged Donald Trump's stop at an Atlanta Chick-fil-A

Apr. 12, 2024 20:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The scenes of Donald Trump being warmly greeted on Wednesday by a Black audience at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Atlanta electrified conservative political media at a moment when Republicans hope to make inroads with Democrats’ most committed voting bloc. Those...

Trump gives support to embattled Speaker Mike Johnson at pivotal Mar-a-Lago meet

Apr. 12, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump offered a political lifeline Friday to House Speaker Mike Johnson, saying the beleaguered GOP leader is doing a “very good job,” and tamping down the far-right forces led by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene trying to oust him from office. Trump...

A near-total ban on abortion has supercharged the political dynamics of Arizona, a key swing state

Apr. 12, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona was already expected to be one of the most closely contested states in November's U.S. presidential election. But a ruling this week instituting a near-total abortion ban supercharged the state's role, transforming it into perhaps the nation's most critical battleground. ...

US and Philippines step up strategic partnership as China threats loom in South China Sea

Apr. 12, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday reassured the Philippines anew that the U.S. commitment to the country's defense is steadfast amid increasing concerns about provocative Chinese actions in disputed areas of the South China Sea. A day after President Joe Biden...

Oil and gas companies must pay more to drill on federal lands under new Biden administration rule

Apr. 12, 2024 19:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oil and gas companies will have to pay more to drill on federal lands and satisfy stronger requirements to clean up old or abandoned wells under a final rule issued Friday by the Biden administration. The Interior Department's rule raises royalty rates for oil...

US border arrests fall in March, bucking seasonal trends amid increased enforcement in Mexico

Apr. 12, 2024 19:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arrests for crossing the U.S. border illegally fell slightly in March, authorities said Friday, bucking a usual spring increase amid increased immigration enforcement in Mexico. The Border Patrol made 137,480 arrests of people entering from Mexico, down 2.3% from...

US Steel shareholders approve takeover by Japan's Nippon Steel opposed by Biden administration

Apr. 12, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — U.S. Steel shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the company's sale to Nippon Steel of Japan for $14.1 billion in cash, voicing unequivocal support for a combination that has drawn opposition from the Biden administration on economic and national security grounds. ...