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US will announce $275 million more in artillery and ammunition for Ukraine, officials say

May. 23, 2024 11:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is expected to announce an additional $275 million in military aid for Ukraine on Friday as Kyiv struggles to hold off advances by Russian troops in the Kharkiv region, two U.S. officials say. This will be the fourth installment of military aid...

Iran inters its late president at holiest Shiite site in nation after fatal helicopter crash

May. 23, 2024 11:54 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran interred late President Ebrahim Raisi at the holiest Shiite shrine in the nation on Thursday, days after a fatal helicopter crash killed him along with the country’s foreign minister and six others. Mourners lowered Raisi into a tomb at...

How does this end? With Hamas holding firm and fighting back in Gaza, Israel faces only bad options

May. 23, 2024 08:10 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Diminished but not deterred, Hamas is still putting up a fight after seven brutal months of war with Israel, regrouping in some of the hardest-hit areas in northern Gaza and resuming rocket attacks into nearby Israeli communities. Israel initially made tactical...

Justice Department says illegal monopoly by Ticketmaster and Live Nation drives up prices for fans

May. 23, 2024 11:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department filed a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Ticketmaster and parent company Live Nation Entertainment on Thursday, accusing them of running an illegal monopoly over live events in America — squelching competition and driving up prices for fans. ...

White House pushes tech industry to shut down market for sexually abusive AI deepfakes

May. 23, 2024 10:33 AM EDT

President Joe Biden's administration is pushing the tech industry and financial institutions to shut down a growing market of abusive sexual images made with artificial intelligence technology. New generative AI tools have made it easy to transform someone's likeness into a sexually...

UK politicians kick off a 6-week election campaign with incumbent Sunak playing the underdog

May. 23, 2024 12:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s political party leaders crisscrossed the country on Thursday, kicking off a six-week election campaign in which Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Conservative Party is trying to overturn a widespread sense that it will be ousted from power. Voters will decide...

Leaders of Northwestern, UCLA and Rutgers to testify before Congress on campus protests

May. 23, 2024 05:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have summoned the leaders of Northwestern University and Rutgers University to testify about concessions they gave to pro-Palestinian protesters to end demonstrations on their campus. The chancellor of the University of California, Los Angeles,...

Stage collapse at a campaign rally in northern Mexico kills at least 9 people and injures 121

May. 23, 2024 10:17 AM EDT

SAN PEDRO GARZA GARCIA, Mexico (AP) — The collapse of a stage in heavy winds at a campaign rally in northern Mexico has killed at least nine people, including a child, and injured 121, the governor of Nuevo Leon state said Thursday. The collapse occurred during an event Wednesday...

Trump is holding a rally in the South Bronx as he tries to woo Black and Hispanic voters

May. 23, 2024 11:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump will campaign in one of the most Democratic counties in the nation Thursday, holding a rally in the South Bronx to woo minority voters days before a Manhattan jury will begin deliberations on whether to convict him of felony charges in his criminal...

UN approves resolution to commemorate the 1995 Srebrenica genocide annually over Serb opposition

May. 23, 2024 11:42 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations approved a resolution Thursday establishing an annual day to commemorate the 1995 genocide of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims by Bosnian Serbs, a move vehemently opposed by Serbs who fear it will brand them all as “genocidal” supporters of the mass...

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UK politicians kick off a 6-week election campaign with incumbent Sunak playing the underdog

May. 23, 2024 12:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s political party leaders crisscrossed the country on Thursday, kicking off a six-week election campaign in which Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Conservative Party is trying to overturn a widespread sense that it will be ousted from power. Voters will decide...

Man is found fit to go on trial in attacks that killed 4 in Rockford, Illinois

May. 23, 2024 12:13 PM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A man was found fit Thursday to stand trial on charges of killing four people and injuring seven others during a series of frenzied attacks in a neighborhood in Rockford, Illinois. The judge had ordered a psychiatric evaluation in April for Christian Soto, 22,...

Supreme Court finds no bias against Black voters in a South Carolina congressional district

May. 23, 2024 12:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court 's conservative majority on Thursday preserved a Republican-held South Carolina congressional district, rejecting a lower-court ruling that said the district discriminated against Black voters. In dissent, liberal justices warned that the court...

More bad weather could hit Midwest where tornadoes killed 5 and injured dozens

May. 23, 2024 12:11 PM EDT

GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — More severe weather was coming Thursday for parts of the Midwest where this year’s deadliest tornado so far killed four people and injured nearly three dozen as it wreaked havoc in the small city of Greenfield, Iowa. Before Tuesday’s twister carved a...

Minnesota joins growing list of states counting inmates at home instead of prisons for redistricting

May. 23, 2024 12:08 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has joined a growing list of states that plan to count prisoners at their home addresses instead of at the prisons they're located when drawing new political districts. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz last week signed legislation that says last known...

Senate holds a test vote on border bill as Democrats seek to underscore Republican resistance

May. 23, 2024 12:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are trying for a second time to push ahead with a bill to clamp down the number of migrants allowed to claim asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought on Thursday to underscore Republican resistance to the proposal. ...

Group of graduates walk out of Harvard commencement chanting 'Free, free Palestine'

May. 23, 2024 12:00 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of students in graduation robes walked out of the Harvard commencement on Thursday chanting “Free, Free Palestine” after weeks of protests on campus and a day after the school announced that 13 Harvard students who participated in a protest encampment would...

Political consultant behind fake Biden robocalls faces $6 million fine and criminal charges

May. 23, 2024 11:59 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has issued a $6 million fine against the political consultant who sent AI-generated robocalls mimicking President Joe Biden’s voice to voters ahead of New Hampshire’s presidential primary. Steve Kramer, who also faces...

From South Korea to India, devotees mark the birthday of Buddha with lanterns and prayers

May. 23, 2024 11:56 AM EDT

A devotee knelt and gently touched his head on the dome of the Boudhanath Stupa, an iconic Buddhist monument in Kathmandu, as a mark of reverence on Thursday, which marks the birth of Buddha. The birthday of Buddha is a holy occasion for all Buddhists, but is celebrated on different...

US applications for jobless benefits fall as labor market continues to thrive

May. 23, 2024 11:55 AM EDT

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week as layoffs remained historically low despite the Federal Reserve's efforts to loosen the labor market. Jobless claims for the week ending May 18 fell by 8,000 to 215,000, down from 223,000 the week before, the...