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Donald Trump will use his weekend reprieve from the courtroom to campaign in North Carolina

Apr. 20, 2024 00:29 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — On a weekend reprieve from the courtroom, former President Donald Trump will campaign Saturday in North Carolina as he juggles legal troubles and his rematch against President Joe Biden. Trump’s evening stop in the coastal city of Wilmington marks his...

Trump forced to listen silently to people insulting him as he trades a cocoon of adulation for court

Apr. 20, 2024 00:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He seems "selfish and self-serving,” said one woman. The way he carries himself in public "leaves something to be desired," said another. His “negative rhetoric and bias," said another man, is what is “most harmful." Over the past...

Final jurors seated for Trump's hush money case, with opening statements set for Monday

Apr. 19, 2024 20:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The final jurors were seated Friday in Donald Trump’s hush money trial, and an appellate judge rejected the former president’s latest bid to halt the case as a hectic day in court set the stage for opening statements to begin Monday. The panel of New Yorkers who...

Idaho group says it is exploring a ballot initiative for abortion rights and reproductive care

Apr. 19, 2024 19:07 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new Idaho organization says it will ask voters to restore abortion access and other reproductive health care rights in the state after lawmakers let a second legislative session end without modifying strict abortion bans that have been blamed for a recent exodus of health...

An Alabama prison warden is arrested on drug charges

Apr. 19, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — The warden of an Alabama prison was arrested Friday on drug charges, officials with the state prison system confirmed. Chadwick Crabtree, the warden at Limestone Correctional Facility, was charged with the manufacturing of a controlled substance, possession of...

Attorneys argue that Florida law discriminates against Chinese nationals trying to buy homes

Apr. 19, 2024 17:56 PM EDT

An attorney asked a federal appeals court on Friday to block a controversial Florida law signed last year that restricts Chinese citizens from buying real estate in much of the state, calling it discriminatory and a violation of the federal government's supremacy in deciding foreign affairs. ...

A convicted rapist is charged with murder in the killing of a Connecticut visiting nurse

Apr. 19, 2024 17:04 PM EDT

A convicted rapist was charged with murder and attempted sexual assault Friday in the killing of a visiting nurse at a Connecticut halfway house for sex offenders in October — a crime that spurred calls for better safety measures for home health care workers. Authorities added the...

Prosecutor won't bring charges against Wisconsin lawmaker over fundraising scheme

Apr. 19, 2024 16:55 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin prosecutor said Friday that she won't bring charges against a Republican lawmaker accused of trying to evade state campaign finance laws in order to unseat the powerful speaker of the Assembly. Waukesha County District Attorney Susan Opper said she...

Appeals court refuses to halt Trump's hush money trial over defense complaints about jury selection

Apr. 19, 2024 16:37 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Appeals court refuses to halt Trump's hush money trial over defense complaints about jury selection.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton can be disciplined for suit to overturn 2020 election, court says

Apr. 19, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court has ruled that Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton can face discipline from the state bar association over his failed effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election. A disciplinary committee of the State Bar of Texas accused Paxton...