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On the Rio Grande, 300 miles apart, Biden and Trump try to use immigration to election advantage

Feb. 29, 2024 19:25 PM EST

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — On the banks of the same Rio Grande but 300 miles apart, President Joe Biden and GOP challenger Donald Trump on Thursday surveyed the U.S.-Mexico border and tussled from a distance over who is to blame for the nation's broken immigration system and how to fix it. ...

Palestinians say Israeli troops fired at people seeking food. Israel says scene was deadly stampede

Feb. 29, 2024 17:18 PM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops fired on a crowd of Palestinians racing to pull food off an aid convoy in Gaza City on Thursday, witnesses said. More than 100 people were killed in the chaos, bringing the death toll since the start of the Israel-Hamas war to more than 30,000, according to...

Iran begins voting in first parliament election since 2022 protests as questions over turnout loom

Mar. 01, 2024 00:21 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran began voting Friday in its first parliamentary elections since the mass 2022 protests over its mandatory hijab laws after the death of Mahsa Amini, with questions looming over just how many people will turn out for the poll. Iran's Supreme...

Some left helpless to watch as largest wildfire in Texas history devastates their town

Mar. 01, 2024 00:32 AM EST

STINNETT, Texas (AP) — As the largest wildfire in Texas history engulfed his town, Danny Phillips was left helpless. “We had to watch from a few miles away as our neighborhood burned,” he said, his voice trembling with emotion. In his hard-hit town of Stinnett,...

Judge in Trump's classified documents case expected to set trial date during crucial hearing

Mar. 01, 2024 00:08 AM EST

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — The federal judge overseeing the classified documents prosecution of Donald Trump is expected to set a trial date on Friday, a crucial decision that could affect whether the former president and leading Republican candidate faces a jury this year on charges that he...

With salacious testimony finished, legal arguments to begin over Fani Willis' future in Trump case

Mar. 01, 2024 00:09 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After several days of extraordinary testimony, the judge in the Georgia election interference case against former President Donald Trump is set to hear arguments Friday over whether Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis should be removed from the prosecution over a romantic...

Fire at shopping mall in Bangladesh's capital kills at least 43 people

Feb. 29, 2024 23:36 PM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire at a six-story shopping mall in the Bangladeshi capital overnight killed at least 43 people and injured dozens of others, with several people escaping to the building's roof, officials said Friday. The fire started late Thursday at a restaurant on...

Navalny's family is laying the opposition leader to rest after his death in prison

Mar. 01, 2024 00:06 AM EST

Relatives and supporters of Alexei Navalny are bidding farewell to the opposition leader at a funeral Friday in southeastern Moscow, following a battle with authorities over the release of his body after his still-unexplained death in an Arctic penal colony. His supporters say...

French president raised the prospect of Western troops in Ukraine. What was he thinking?

Mar. 01, 2024 00:32 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron appeared isolated on the European stage this week after saying the possibility of Western troops being sent to Ukraine could not be ruled out, a comment that prompted an outcry from other leaders. French officials later sought to...

Parts of the Sierra Nevada likely to get 10 feet of snow from powerful storm by weekend

Mar. 01, 2024 00:58 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The most powerful Pacific storm of the season is forecast to bring up to 10 feet (3 meters) of snow into the Sierra Nevada by the weekend, forcing residents to take shelter and prompting at least one Lake Tahoe ski resort to close Friday. The storm began barreling...

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UN experts: Sudan's paramilitary forces carried out ethnic killings and rapes that may be war crimes

Mar. 01, 2024 01:27 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Paramilitary forces and their allied militias fighting to take power in Sudan carried out widespread ethnic killings and rapes while taking control of much of western Darfur that may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, United Nations experts said in a new...

South Korea's Yoon calls for unification, on holiday marking 1919 uprising against colonial Japan

Mar. 01, 2024 01:22 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president lambasted North Korea on Friday over what he called its repressive rule and vowed to achieve a free, unified Korean Peninsula, weeks after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rejected the idea of peaceful unification and threatened to occupy the...

At least 3 injured in shooting at Southern California dental office

Mar. 01, 2024 01:19 AM EST

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A man was taken into custody Thursday in connection with a shooting in Southern California that left at least three people injured, police said The shooting occurred at a dental office in El Cajon, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) northeast of downtown San...

Man to be sentenced for murdering a woman who was mistakenly driven up his rural New York driveway

Mar. 01, 2024 01:09 AM EST

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — A man who fatally shot a 20-year-old woman in an SUV that was mistakenly driven up his rural driveway in upstate New York is scheduled to be sentenced Friday. Kevin Monahan, 66, was convicted of second-degree murder in the death last April of Kaylin Gillis....

Artists outraged by removal of groundbreaking work along Des Moines pond

Mar. 01, 2024 01:06 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines arts organization is preparing to rip out a groundbreaking artwork that lines a pond in a historic city park, surprising the New York artist who created the work decades ago and leading to an outpouring of opposition by other artists and local residents. ...

Parts of the Sierra Nevada likely to get 10 feet of snow from powerful storm by weekend

Mar. 01, 2024 00:58 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The most powerful Pacific storm of the season is forecast to bring up to 10 feet (3 meters) of snow into the Sierra Nevada by the weekend, forcing residents to take shelter and prompting at least one Lake Tahoe ski resort to close Friday. The storm began barreling...

Mourners to gather for the funeral of a slain Georgia nursing student who loved caring for others

Mar. 01, 2024 00:39 AM EST

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Family, friends and classmates planned to gather Friday at a church outside Atlanta to say farewell to Laken Riley, the nursing student found slain after she went out for a morning jog on the University of Georgia campus. A funeral service for 22-year-old...

Paramedic convictions in Elijah McClain's death spur changes for patients in police custody

Mar. 01, 2024 00:33 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Medical responders across the U.S. are rethinking how they treat people in police custody after a jury last December handed down a rare decision: It convicted two Colorado paramedics for their roles in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain following an overdose of a powerful sedative. ...

Some left helpless to watch as largest wildfire in Texas history devastates their town

Mar. 01, 2024 00:32 AM EST

STINNETT, Texas (AP) — As the largest wildfire in Texas history engulfed his town, Danny Phillips was left helpless. “We had to watch from a few miles away as our neighborhood burned,” he said, his voice trembling with emotion. In his hard-hit town of Stinnett,...

French president raised the prospect of Western troops in Ukraine. What was he thinking?

Mar. 01, 2024 00:32 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron appeared isolated on the European stage this week after saying the possibility of Western troops being sent to Ukraine could not be ruled out, a comment that prompted an outcry from other leaders. French officials later sought to...