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Columbia University cites progress with Gaza war protesters after encampment arrests

Apr. 24, 2024 09:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University said early Wednesday that it was making “important progress” with pro-Palestinian student protesters who set up a tent encampment and was extending a deadline to clear out, yet standoffs remained tense on campus. Student protesters “have...

Biden tries to navigate the Israel-Hamas war protests roiling college campuses

Apr. 24, 2024 08:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Student protests over the war in Gaza have created a new and unpredictable challenge for President Joe Biden as he resists calls to cut off U.S. support for Israel while trying to hold together the coalition of voters he'll need for reelection. The protests at...

UN calls for investigation into mass graves uncovered at two Gaza hospitals raided by Israel

Apr. 23, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations called Tuesday for “a clear, transparent and credible investigation” of mass graves uncovered at two major hospitals in war-torn Gaza that were raided by Israeli troops. Credible investigators must have access to the sites, U.N....

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...

More US aid will help Ukraine avoid defeat in its war with Russia. Winning is another matter

Apr. 24, 2024 07:53 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A big, new package of U.S. military aid will help Ukraine avoid defeat in its war with Russia. Winning will still be a long slog. The arms and ammunition in the $61 billion military aid package should enable Ukraine to slow the Russian army's bloody advances...

Doctors combine a pig kidney transplant and a heart device in a bid to extend woman's life

Apr. 24, 2024 09:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors have transplanted a pig kidney into a New Jersey woman who was near death, part of a dramatic pair of surgeries that also stabilized her failing heart. Lisa Pisano’s combination of heart and kidney failure left her too sick to qualify for a traditional...

Biden's long fight with Republicans over Ukraine aid has ended, but significant damage has been done

Apr. 24, 2024 06:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's long, painful battle with Republicans in Congress to secure urgently needed assistance for Ukraine will end Wednesday when he signs into law a $95 billion war aid measure that also includes support for Israel, Taiwan and other allies. But...

US banning TikTok? Your key questions answered

Apr. 24, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

No, TikTok will not suddenly disappear from your phone. Nor will you go to jail if you continue using it after it is banned. After years of attempts to ban the Chinese-owned app, including by former President Donald Trump, a measure to outlaw the popular video-sharing app has won...

Supreme Court will consider when doctors can provide emergency abortions in states with bans

Apr. 24, 2024 08:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider Wednesday when doctors can provide abortions during medical emergencies in states with bans enacted after the high court’s sweeping decision overturning Roe v. Wade. The case comes from Idaho, which is among 14 states that now ban...

USDA updates rules for school meals that limit added sugars for the first time

Apr. 24, 2024 08:36 AM EDT

The nation's school meals will get a makeover under new nutrition standards that limit added sugars for the first time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday. The final rule also trims sodium in kids' meals, although not by the 30% first proposed in 2023. And it...

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Columbia University cites progress with Gaza war protesters after encampment arrests

Apr. 24, 2024 09:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University said early Wednesday that it was making “important progress” with pro-Palestinian student protesters who set up a tent encampment and was extending a deadline to clear out, yet standoffs remained tense on campus. Student protesters “have...

The Latest | Germany will resume working with UN relief agency for Palestinians after a review

Apr. 24, 2024 09:35 AM EDT

Germany said Wednesday that it plans to follow several other countries in resuming cooperation with the U.N. relief agency for Palestinians in Gaza after the publication of an independent review of its neutrality. The head of the Arab League hailed the report, saying it showed that...

Stock market today: Wall Street drifts after a two-day rally

Apr. 24, 2024 09:34 AM EDT

Stocks are drifting in early trading as Wall Street lets off the accelerator. The S&P 500 edged up 0.3% early Wednesday after a two-day winning streak erased nearly two-thirds of last week’s steep loss. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.1%, and the Nasdaq composite rose 0.6%. Tesla...

Ukrainian officials thank the US for its latest military aid to help stop Russia's onslaught

Apr. 24, 2024 09:30 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials on Wednesday expressed thanks for a fresh batch of U.S. military aid that threw Kyiv’s armed forces a lifeline in their more than two-year war with Russia, even though the new supplies aren’t expected to have an immediate impact on the battlefield. ...

Longtime EU hopeful North Macedonia holds presidential polls centered on bloc accession, rule of law

Apr. 24, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Voters in North Macedonia were casting ballots Wednesday for a president they hope will oversee the country's long-anticipated entry into the European Union, The small Balkan country has orbited the EU for nearly two decades with little to show for...

1 person was arrested after 3 people were injured in a 'major incident' at a Welsh school

Apr. 24, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A suspect was arrested Wednesday after three people were injured in a “major incident” at a school in Wales, police said. Dyfed-Powys Police said the victims were being treated for injuries at Amman Valley School in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire. ...

Microsoft and Amazon face scrutiny from UK competition watchdog over recent AI deals

Apr. 24, 2024 09:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British competition regulators said Wednesday they'll scrutinize recent artificial intelligence deals by Microsoft and Amazon over concerns that the moves could thwart competition in the AI industry. The Competition and Markets Authority said it's looking into...

Iran's Raisi inaugurates project in Sri Lanka, says West doesn't monopolize knowledge, technology

Apr. 24, 2024 09:18 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said his country has proven the West doesn’t have a monopoly on technology while inaugurating a hydropower and irrigation project in Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Raisi is the first Iranian leader to visit Sri Lanka since former...

German leader says Europe must keep increasing aid to Ukraine after US approves new military help

Apr. 24, 2024 09:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Wednesday that Europe must continue to step up its help for Ukraine even after the approval of a big U.S. aid package, but made clear that he's sticking to his refusal to send Taurus long-range cruise missiles to Kyiv. Scholz spoke...

Doctors combine a pig kidney transplant and a heart device in a bid to extend woman's life

Apr. 24, 2024 09:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors have transplanted a pig kidney into a New Jersey woman who was near death, part of a dramatic pair of surgeries that also stabilized her failing heart. Lisa Pisano’s combination of heart and kidney failure left her too sick to qualify for a traditional...