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A peace summit for Ukraine opens this weekend in Switzerland. But Russia won't be taking part

Jun. 14, 2024 08:53 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland will host scores of world leaders this weekend to try to map out the first steps toward peace in Ukraine even though Russia, which launched the war, isn't attending. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s government didn’t want Russia involved. But...

The Latest | The US Supreme Court rules to preserve access to the abortion pill mifepristone

Jun. 13, 2024 14:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled unanimously to preserve access to the drug most commonly used in medication abortion. The nine justices found that abortion opponents lacked the legal right to sue over the Food and Drug Administration's approval of mifepristone and the...

Sandy Hook shooting survivors to graduate with mixed emotions without 20 of their classmates

Jun. 11, 2024 20:55 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Like graduating seniors everywhere, members of Newtown High School’s class of 2024 expect bittersweet feelings at their commencement ceremony — excitement about heading off to college or careers and sadness about leaving their friends and community. But...

Biden and gun control advocates want to flip an issue long dominated by the NRA

Jun. 11, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Groups pushing tighter gun laws have been building political muscle through multiple elections, boosted by the outcry following mass shootings at schools and other public places, in addition to the nation's daily gun violence. Now, gun control advocates and many...

About 90 countries to take part in the Swiss-hosted Ukraine peace summit. Russia won't attend

Jun. 10, 2024 09:04 AM EDT

OBBÜRGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Nearly 90 countries and organizations, half from Europe, have confirmed attending the Swiss-hosted Ukraine peace summit over the weekend, Switzerland’s president said Monday. However, Russia won't be there. Moscow has not been invited but says it...

How this Maryland pastor ended up leading one of the fastest-growing churches in the nation

Jun. 08, 2024 08:34 AM EDT

CALVERTON, Md. (AP) — The Rev. Matthew L. Watley says it’s not happenstance his suburban Maryland congregation, part of the historically Black African Methodist Episcopal denomination, landed at the top of a list of the fastest-growing churches in America. From hearing his call...

Appointed by Trump, Hunter Biden trial judge spent most of her career in civil law

Jun. 08, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

The judge presiding over Hunter Biden's federal gun trial in Delaware is a former corporate civil lawyer with a background in biology who was nominated to the bench by the Biden family's chief political antagonist: former President Donald Trump. But even while that might raise...

VP Harris campaigns to stop gun violence with Maryland Senate candidate Alsobrooks

Jun. 07, 2024 19:32 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris said Friday that more must be done at the federal level to prevent gun violence during a campaign stop in Maryland to support Angela Alsobrooks, a Democrat whose U.S. Senate race could determine control of the chamber. Harris,...

Tim Scott, a potential Trump VP pick, launches a $14 million outreach effort to minority voters

Jun. 06, 2024 22:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top ally and potential running mate of former President Donald Trump is launching a new effort to win over Black and other nonwhite working class voters he argues could be the deciding factor in November's elections. South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the only Black...

Trump's conviction prompts election-year debate among Democrats: How much to focus on the verdict?

Jun. 05, 2024 15:16 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) — Inside his Delaware headquarters, President Joe Biden's campaign is signaling it will incorporate Donald Trump's recent felony conviction as a core element of the Democratic incumbent's reelection message. But in nearby battleground Pennsylvania, a state that...