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Man sentenced to life over plot to kidnap, rape and murder UK TV personality Holly Willoughby

Jul. 12, 2024 09:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for plotting to kidnap, rape and murder Holly Willoughby, one of Britain’s most high-profile television personalities. At the sentencing hearing at Chelmsford Crown Court, around 40 miles (65 kilometers) east of London,...

Pakistan's high court gives more seats to imprisoned ex-PM's party

Jul. 12, 2024 07:53 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s top court on Friday found that the party of imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan was improperly denied at least 20 seats reserved parliament, in a significant blow to the country’s fragile governing coalition. The ruling by the Supreme Court...

A Dutch court rejects a claim the government is evading export ban on F-35 parts to Israel

Jul. 12, 2024 06:52 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court on Friday rejected a claim from a group of human rights organizations that the Netherlands is dodging a court order to stop sending F-35 fighter jet parts to Israel which could use them in Gaza. The Hague District Court ruled that Oxfam...

The Latest: Biden news conference is key event as he faces calls to step aside

Jul. 11, 2024 22:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden held a news conference Thursday evening, the key event in a monumental week for his campaign as he fends off calls for him to step aside as the party’s presumptive nominee. His big moment comes on the last day of the NATO summit. After a...

Trump lawyers press judge to overturn hush money conviction after Supreme Court immunity ruling

Jul. 11, 2024 20:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s lawyers are imploring a New York judge to overturn his hush money conviction and dismiss the case, arguing his historic trial was “tainted” by evidence that shouldn't have been allowed because of the Supreme Court’s recent presidential immunity ruling. ...

New York's top court allows 'equal rights' amendment to appear on November ballot

Jul. 11, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

A proposed amendment to New York's constitution to bar discrimination over “gender identity” and “pregnancy outcomes” will appear on the ballot this November, the state's high court ruled Thursday. The decision from the Court of Appeals affirms a lower court ruling from June,...

Brazil’s intelligence agency under Bolsonaro spied on judiciary and lawmakers, police say

Jul. 11, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An investigation by federal police has led to allegations that Brazil’s intelligence agency spied on members of the judiciary, lawmakers and journalists during the administration of former President Jair Bolsonaro, court records showed Thursday. Among those...

Donald Trump’s lawyers press judge to overturn hush money conviction, dismiss case after Supreme Court’s immunity ruling

Jul. 11, 2024 18:00 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s lawyers press judge to overturn hush money conviction, dismiss case after Supreme Court’s immunity ruling.

West Virginia, Idaho asking Supreme Court to review rulings allowing transgender athletes to compete

Jul. 11, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia and Idaho are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review rulings that blocked the enforcement of state laws prohibiting transgender athletes from competing in sports. “If the Supreme Court takes this up, it will determine the fate of women’s...

Backers of ballot initiative to preserve right to abortions in Montana sue over signature rules

Jul. 11, 2024 16:16 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two organizations that gathered voter signatures to qualify proposed constitutional amendments for the Montana ballot — including an initiative to protect abortion rights — have sued the secretary of state's office over changes made to the rules about whose signatures may...