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A comment from Trump and GOP actions in the states put contraceptive access in the 2024 spotlight

May. 23, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican lawmakers in states across the U.S. have been rejecting Democrats' efforts to protect or expand access to birth control, an issue Democrats are promoting as a major issue in this year's elections along with abortion and other reproductive rights concerns. ...

Biden, Kenyan leader urging global leaders to help lessen crushing debt on developing nations

May. 23, 2024 05:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Kenyan President William Ruto are using the first state visit to the United States by an African leader in more than 15 years to call on economies around the globe to take action to reduce the enormous debt burden crushing Kenya and other developing...

Leaders of Northwestern, UCLA and Rutgers to testify before Congress on campus protests

May. 23, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have summoned the leaders of Northwestern University and Rutgers University to testify about concessions they gave to pro-Palestinian protesters to end demonstrations on their campus. The chancellor of the University of California, Los Angeles,...

Trump is holding a rally in the South Bronx as he tries to woo Black and Hispanic voters

May. 23, 2024 00:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump will campaign in one of the most Democratic counties in the nation Thursday, holding a rally in the South Bronx to woo minority voters days before a Manhattan jury will begin deliberations on whether to convict him of felony charges in his criminal...

Trump allies face skepticism as they try appealing to disaffected Arab Americans in Michigan

May. 22, 2024 21:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Facing a room of Arab American activists from across the country angry at President Joe Biden's response to the Israel-Hamas war, a well-known adviser to Donald Trump was asked this week what the former president would have done differently had he been in office. ...

Nikki Haley says she will vote for Donald Trump following their disputes during Republican primary

May. 22, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

Nikki Haley said Wednesday that she will be voting for Donald Trump in the general election, a notable show of support given their intense and often personal rivalry during the Republican primary calendar. But Haley also made it clear that she feels Trump has work to do to win over...

FACT FOCUS: Trump distorts use of 'deadly force' language in FBI document for Mar-a-Lago search

May. 22, 2024 17:42 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump pointed to standard language in an FBI documentunsealed Tuesday to baselessly claim that the Biden administration wanted to kill him during a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach nearly two years ago. “WOW! I just came out of the Biden Witch...

Hunter Biden’s tax trial set for September as judge agrees to delay, with gun trial still in June

May. 22, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hunter Biden is scheduled to stand trial on federal tax charges in September after a judge on Wednesday granted his request to delay the California trial that had been approaching next month. U.S. District Judge Mark C. Scarsi agreed during a hearing to push the...

First aid from US pier in Gaza has reached starving Palestinians, the UN says

May. 22, 2024 18:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.N. World Food Program said Wednesday that it has handed out in Gaza in recent days a “limited number” of high-energy biscuits that arrived from a U.S.-built pier, the first aid from the new humanitarian sea route to get into the hands of Palestinians in grave need. ...

Second flag carried by Jan. 6 rioters displayed outside house owned by Justice Alito, report says

May. 22, 2024 18:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second flag of a type carried by rioters during the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was displayed outside a house owned by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, The New York Times reported Wednesday. An “Appeal to Heaven” flag was flown outside...

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5 dead and nearly 3 dozen hurt in tornadoes that tore through Iowa, officials say

May. 23, 2024 05:28 AM EDT

GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — A deadly tornado that wreaked havoc in the small city of Greenfield, Iowa, left four people dead and nearly three dozen injured, officials said, while a fifth person was killed elsewhere. The twister that tore through the city on Tuesday was rated at least...

Takeaways: How intelligence agencies' are cautiously embracing generative AI

May. 23, 2024 05:25 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Virginia (AP) — U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to embrace the AI revolution, convinced they’ll otherwise be smothered in data as sensor-generated surveillance tech further blankets the planet. They also need to keep pace with competitors, who are already using AI to seed...

US intelligence agencies' embrace of generative AI is at once wary and urgent

May. 23, 2024 05:21 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Virginia (AP) — Long before generative AI's boom, a Silicon Valley firm contracted to collect and analyze non-classified data on illicit Chinese fentanyl trafficking made a compelling case for its embrace by U.S. intelligence agencies. The operation's results far...

Biden, Kenyan leader urging global leaders to help lessen crushing debt on developing nations

May. 23, 2024 05:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Kenyan President William Ruto are using the first state visit to the United States by an African leader in more than 15 years to call on economies around the globe to take action to reduce the enormous debt burden crushing Kenya and other developing...

From schools to the Olympics, how France's staunch secularism affects religion in public life

May. 23, 2024 01:42 AM EDT

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Walk around multicultural metropolises like Paris or Marseille, or any small village in the French countryside, and signs of faith are everywhere. Many Muslim women wear headscarves and historical Catholic churches anchor nearly every neighborhood. But...

Today in History: May 23, Bonnie and Clyde shot and killed

May. 23, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 23, the 144th day of 2024. There are 222 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 23, 1934, bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were shot to death in a police ambush in Bienville...

Biden is honoring Kenya with state visit as the East African nation prepares to send police to Haiti

May. 22, 2024 19:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden welcomed Kenyan President William Ruto to the White House for a three-day state visit and designating the East African nation a major non-NATO ally as it prepares to deploy forces to Haiti as part of U.N.-led effort to address the security crisis in the...

Congress aims to overhaul presidential ethics rules with a plan led by an unlikely pair of lawmakers

May. 22, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House on Wednesday would require presidents and vice presidents to publicly disclose tax returns before, during and after their time in the White House as Congress makes an election-year push to curb foreign influence in American...

Republican National Committee’s headquarters evacuated after vials of blood are addressed to Trump

May. 22, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee's Washington headquarters was briefly evacuated on Wednesday as police investigated two vials of blood that had been addressed to former President Donald Trump following the presumptive presidential nominee's takeover of the national party...

First aid from US pier in Gaza has reached starving Palestinians, the UN says

May. 22, 2024 18:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.N. World Food Program said Wednesday that it has handed out in Gaza in recent days a “limited number” of high-energy biscuits that arrived from a U.S.-built pier, the first aid from the new humanitarian sea route to get into the hands of Palestinians in grave need. ...