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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. ...

Biden administration goes bigger on funding apprenticeships, hoping to draw contrast with GOP

Jul. 11, 2024 05:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Thursday that it's providing $244 million to expand and update the federal government's registered apprenticeship program — an effort to bring more people into higher-paying work that doesn't require a college degree. White House...

Biden looks to union leaders for support as he seeks to reassure worried Democrats

Jul. 10, 2024 23:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden met Wednesday with the executive council of the AFL-CIO, America’s largest federation of trade unions, to shore up support from a critical constituency as he beats back continued calls to step aside in the 2024 campaign. “I think of you as...

Political ads on social media rife with misinformation and scams, new research finds

Jul. 10, 2024 09:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The online advertisement to Donald Trump supporters was clear enough: Click here, and receive a free Trump 2024 flag and a commemorative coin. All in exchange for taking a quick survey and providing a credit card number for the $5 shipping and handling. ...

Alec Baldwin is about to go on trial in the death of a cinematographer. Here are key things to know

Jul. 08, 2024 18:47 PM EDT

Nearly three years after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed on the New Mexico set of the film “Rust,” Alec Baldwin's trial over her death is about to begin. The actor is in Santa Fe, and has appeared in court for the first time during pre-trial motions. Here are the essential...

Federal Reserve highlights its political independence as presidential campaign heats up

Jul. 05, 2024 13:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is highlighting the importance of its political independence at a time when Donald Trump, who frequently attacked the Fed's policymaking in the past, edges closer to formally becoming the Republican nominee for president. On Friday, the Fed...

Usher and Janet Jackson headline 30th Essence Festival of Culture

Jul. 03, 2024 00:09 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The best of Black culture's policymakers, thought leaders, creatives, spiritual gurus, business movers and shakers, health experts and, of course, musical talent are poised to converge in New Orleans over the Fourth of July weekend as part of the Essence Festival of Culture. ...

Stock market today: Asian shares are mixed after gains on Wall Street

Jul. 02, 2024 00:56 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after stocks advanced on Wall Street and yields jumped in the U.S. bond market as election-related issues swayed markets worldwide. U.S. futures fell and oil prices rose. The Japanese yen fell to near a fresh 38-year low, reaching...

After 32 years as a progressive voice for LGBTQ Jews, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum heads into retirement

Jul. 01, 2024 10:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than three decades, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum has led the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ synagogue through the myriad ups and downs of the modern gay-rights movement — through the AIDS crisis, the murder of Matthew Shepard, the historic civil-rights advances that included...

Jan. 6 shadows the 2024 campaign, but not on the debate stage. That alarms democracy advocates

Jun. 29, 2024 10:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first presidential debate, Republican Donald Trump skimmed over the Jan. 6, 2021, attack at the Capitol, shifted blame for the violent mob siege and declined repeatedly to state unequivocally that he will accept the results of this year’s White House election. ...