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The US pier in Gaza is facing its latest challenge — whether the UN will keep delivering the aid

Jun. 14, 2024 00:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-built pier to bring food to Gaza is facing one of its most serious challenges yet — its humanitarian partner is deciding if it's safe to keep delivering supplies arriving by sea to starving Palestinians. The United Nations, the player with the widest...

'Biden Bingo': The president's campaign adapts a classic game to include malarkey and aviators

Jun. 14, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — DeAnna Mireau reached into a container and fished out a scrap of paper. “The next one is — do we have a drumroll?" she called out to a room crowded with some two dozen older adults and a half-dozen journalists. "Justice! Justice for all.” Nobody...

Donald Trump's 78th birthday becomes a show of loyalty for his fans and fellow Republicans

Jun. 14, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump spent the day before his 78th birthday being feted by Republicans in Congress who sang “Happy Birthday” and presented him with a cake and gifts. It was a remarkable show of loyalty for a former president who was shunned by many of the same lawmakers...

Judge blocks Biden's Title IX rule in four states, dealing a blow to protections for LGBTQ+ students

Jun. 13, 2024 22:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration’s new Title IX rule expanding protections for LGBTQ+ students has been temporarily blocked in four states after a federal judge in Louisiana found that it overstepped the Education Department’s authority. In a preliminary injunction...

Trump endorses former Maryland governor Larry Hogan's Senate bid

Jun. 13, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republican former Gov. Larry Hogan, who has been one of former President Donald Trump's fiercest critics in the GOP, received Trump's endorsement in his Maryland Senate bid on Thursday in an interview on Fox News. “I’d like to see him win," Trump told the...

Biden and Zelenskyy sign security deal as Ukraine's leader questions how long the unity will last

Jun. 13, 2024 17:38 PM EDT

FASANO, Italy (AP) — President Joe Biden and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a 10-year security agreement Thursday that they hailed as a milestone in relations between their countries, but that alone was not enough to stop Zelenskyy from wondering how much longer he could count on...

Trump refers to Milwaukee as 'horrible' just before the city hosts the Republican convention

Jun. 13, 2024 15:55 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump used the word “horrible” in talking about Milwaukee — the city where he will accept the Republican nomination next month — during a closed-door meeting Thursday with GOP congressmen, according to several people in the room who spoke...

Unanimous Supreme Court preserves access to widely used abortion medication

Jun. 13, 2024 17:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously preserved access to a medication that was used in nearly two-thirds of all abortions in the U.S. last year, in the court’s first abortion decision since conservative justices overturned Roe v. Wade two years ago. The...

Cheers, cake and a fist-bump from GOP as Trump returns to Capitol Hill in a first since Jan. 6 riot

Jun. 13, 2024 18:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump made a triumphant return to Capitol Hill on Thursday, his first with lawmakers since the Jan.6, 2021 attacks, embraced by energized House and Senate Republicans who find themselves reinvigorated by his bid to retake the White House. Despite pending...

A defiant Fani Willis appears to call out her critics in Trump case in speech at Black church

Jun. 13, 2024 15:45 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Fani Willis called out her critics in a defiant speech Thursday at a Black church outside Atlanta, not naming names but appearing to refer to Donald Trump and others who have attacked the Georgia prosecutor's investigation of the former president's efforts to overturn his...

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Micro communities for the homeless sprout in US cities eager for small, quick and cheap solutions

Jun. 14, 2024 00:38 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In a dreary part of downtown Atlanta, shipping containers have been transformed into an oasis for dozens of previously unsheltered people who now proudly call a former parking lot home. The gated micro community known as “The Melody” doesn't look like a parking...

The US pier in Gaza is facing its latest challenge — whether the UN will keep delivering the aid

Jun. 14, 2024 00:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-built pier to bring food to Gaza is facing one of its most serious challenges yet — its humanitarian partner is deciding if it's safe to keep delivering supplies arriving by sea to starving Palestinians. The United Nations, the player with the widest...

'Biden Bingo': The president's campaign adapts a classic game to include malarkey and aviators

Jun. 14, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — DeAnna Mireau reached into a container and fished out a scrap of paper. “The next one is — do we have a drumroll?" she called out to a room crowded with some two dozen older adults and a half-dozen journalists. "Justice! Justice for all.” Nobody...

Who is Alex Jones? The conspiracist and dietary supplement salesman built an empire over decades

Jun. 14, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Jones has pushed many conspiracy theories over the last three decades, including that the U.S. government was behind or failed to stop the Oklahoma City bombing and the 9/11 attacks. As the outlandish nature of his false claims grew, so did his media empire,...

Today in History: June 14, Continental Army, forerunner of the US Army, is created

Jun. 14, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 14, the 166th day of 2024. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 14, 1775, the Continental Army, forerunner of the United States Army, was created. ...

Jailed US reporter Evan Gershkovich to stand trial in Russia on espionage charges, officials say

Jun. 13, 2024 22:44 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich, who has been jailed for over a year in Russia on espionage charges, will stand trial in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg, where he was detained, authorities said Thursday. An indictment of The Wall Street Journal reporter has...

US diplomat warns of great consequences for migrants at border who don't choose legal pathways

Jun. 13, 2024 20:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar warned Thursday that migrants who do not opt for a legal pathway into the U.S. will face great consequences, a message coming at a time when the Biden administration needs Mexico’s cooperation in easing the flow of migrants to their...

Trump offers CEOs a cut to corporate taxes. Biden's team touts his support for global alliances

Jun. 13, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump told an influential group of CEOs that he wants to further cut the corporate tax rate he lowered while in office, while President Joe Biden's chief of staff separately told them that the Democratic incumbent’s emphasis on global alliances would...

G7 leaders agree to lend Ukraine billions backed by Russia's frozen assets. Here's how it will work

Jun. 13, 2024 19:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies have agreed to engineer a $50 billion loan to help Ukraine in its fight for survival. Interest earned on profits from Russia’s frozen central bank assets would be used as collateral. Details of the deal were...

Cheers, cake and a fist-bump from GOP as Trump returns to Capitol Hill in a first since Jan. 6 riot

Jun. 13, 2024 18:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump made a triumphant return to Capitol Hill on Thursday, his first with lawmakers since the Jan.6, 2021 attacks, embraced by energized House and Senate Republicans who find themselves reinvigorated by his bid to retake the White House. Despite pending...