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Tax Day reveals a major split in how Joe Biden and Donald Trump would govern

Apr. 15, 2024 17:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tax Day reveals a major split in how Joe Biden and Donald Trump would govern: The presidential candidates have conflicting ideas about how much to reveal about their own finances and the best ways to boost the economy through tax policy. Biden, the sitting...

Biden hosts Iraqi leader after Iran's attack on Israel throws Mideast into greater uncertainty

Apr. 15, 2024 16:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday hosted Iraq’s leader at the White House as his administration worked to prevent an escalation in Mideast hostilities following Iran’s weekend aerial assault on Israel. Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani was visiting for...

US citizen arrested in Moscow on drug charges appears in court

Apr. 15, 2024 13:03 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A U.S. citizen arrested on drug charges in Moscow amid soaring Russia-U.S. tensions over Ukraine appeared in court on Monday. Robert Woodland Romanov is facing charges of trafficking large amounts of illegal drugs as part of an organized group — a criminal offense...

The Philippine president says he won't give US access to more local military bases

Apr. 15, 2024 10:14 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president said Monday his administration has no plan to give the United States access to more Philippine military bases and stressed that the American military's presence in several camps and sites so far was sparked by China’s aggressive actions in the...

The shadow war between Iran and Israel has been exposed. What happens next?

Apr. 15, 2024 01:37 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Iran’s unprecedented attack on Israel early Sunday marked a change in approach for Tehran, which had relied on proxies across the Middle East since the start of the Israel-Hamas war in October. All eyes are now on whether Israel chooses to take further military action, while...

Today in History: April 15, the Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic, more than 1,500 die

Apr. 15, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today is Monday, April 15, the 106th day of 2024. There are 260 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 15, 1912, the British luxury liner RMS Titanic foundered in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland more than 2 1/2 hours after hitting an...

More civilians die in Ukraine as analysts warn that delays in US aid will hamper Kyiv's forces

Apr. 14, 2024 23:32 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — More civilians died across Ukraine on Sunday as analysts warned that delays in U.S. military assistance would see Kyiv struggle to fight off Russian offensives. One man was Sunday killed after a Russian drone hit the truck he was driving in the Sumy region, the...

Dylan Larkin scores power-play goal in OT to give Red Wings 5-4 win over Maple Leafs

Apr. 14, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Dylan Larkin scored on a power play 41 seconds into overtime and the Detroit Red Wings overcame Auston Matthews' 69th goal of the season to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Saturday night. Alex DeBrincat scored twice, David Perron had a goal and an assist, Simon...

Brad Marchand caps Bruins' four-goal second period in 6-4 win over Penguins

Apr. 13, 2024 23:50 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brad Marchand scored short-handed to cap Boston’s four-goal second period, and the Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4 on Saturday night. Pavel Zacha had a goal and an assist, and Jake DeBrusk, Kevin Shattenkirk, Danton Heinen and Morgan Geekie also scored...

Far fewer young Americans now want to study in China. Both countries are trying to fix that

Apr. 13, 2024 11:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Garrett, a 27-year-old graduate student, always thought he would study in China, but the country’s restrictive COVID-19 policies made it nearly impossible and now he sees interest among fellow scholars wane even after China reopened. Common concerns, he...