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What to listen for during Supreme Court arguments on Donald Trump and presidential immunity

Apr. 24, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court hears arguments Thursday over whether Donald Trump is immune from prosecution in a case charging him with plotting to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. It's a historic day for the court, with the justices having an...

Indiana GOP candidates for governor make their pitch to voters at debate in Sen. Braun's absence

Apr. 23, 2024 23:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Five gubernatorial candidates sought to undermine each other’s records during a final debate Tuesday night ahead of Indiana's May 7 GOP primary, but took few shots at the absent U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, who is considered the front-runner of the crowded field. ...

Senate passes bill forcing TikTok's parent company to sell or face ban, sends to Biden for signature

Apr. 23, 2024 22:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would force TikTok’s China-based parent company to sell the social media platform under the threat of a ban, a contentious move by U.S. lawmakers that’s expected to face legal challenges and disrupt the lives of content creators who...

Garland speaks with victims' families as new exhibit highlights the faces of gun violence

Apr. 23, 2024 20:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children fatally shot in their classrooms. Law enforcement gunned down while doing their jobs. Victims of domestic violence. And people killed on American streets. Photos of their faces line the wall as part of a new exhibit inside the federal agency in...

Trump meets with a senior Japanese official after court session in his hush money trial

Apr. 23, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is meeting with another foreign leader while he's in New York for his criminal hush money trial. The presumptive GOP nominee was hosting former Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso, one of the country's most influential politicians, at...

North Carolina man sentenced to six years in prison for attacking police with pole at Capitol

Apr. 23, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who became a fugitive after a federal jury convicted him of assaulting police officers during the U.S. Capitol riot was sentenced on Tuesday to six years in prison. David Joseph Gietzen, 31, of Sanford, North Carolina, struck a police officer with a pole...

New federal rule would bar 'noncompete' agreements for most employees

Apr. 23, 2024 17:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies would no longer be able to bar employees from taking jobs with competitors under a rule approved by a federal agency Tuesday, though the rule is sure to be challenged in court. The Federal Trade Commission voted Tuesday 3-2 to ban measures known as...

CoStar: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 23, 2024 16:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — WASHINGTON (AP) — CoStar Group Inc. (CSGP) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $6.7 million. The Washington-based company said it had net income of 2 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 10 cents per share. ...

What to know in the Supreme Court case about immunity for former President Trump

Apr. 23, 2024 14:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has scheduled a special session to hear arguments over whether former President Donald Trump can be prosecuted over his efforts to undo his 2020 election loss to President Joe Biden. The case, to be argued Thursday, stems from Trump's attempts to...

Trump could avoid trial this year on 2020 election charges. Is the hush money case a worthy proxy?

Apr. 23, 2024 08:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump faces serious charges in two cases over whether he attempted to subvert the Constitution by overturning the results of a fair election and illegally remain in power. Yet it’s a New York case centered on payments to silence an adult...