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Senate dismisses one of two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security secretary

Apr. 17, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to dismiss the first of two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the first step in ending its trial over his handling of the U.S.-Mexico border. Democrats said the article, which charged Mayorkas...

Netanyahu brushes off calls for restraint, saying Israel will decide how to respond to Iran's attack

Apr. 17, 2024 15:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday his country would be the one to decide whether and how to respond to Iran’s major air assault earlier this week, brushing off calls for restraint from close allies. Israel has vowed to respond to Iran’s...

House’s Ukraine, Israel aid package gains Biden's support as Speaker Johnson fights to keep his job

Apr. 17, 2024 15:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he strongly supports a proposal from Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson to provide aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, sending crucial bipartisan support to the effort this week to approve $95 billion in funding for the U.S. allies. ...

Russian missiles slam into a Ukraine city and kill 17 people as the war approaches a critical stage

Apr. 17, 2024 11:01 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Three Russian missiles slammed into a downtown area of the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv on Wednesday, hitting an eight-floor apartment building and killing at least 17 people, authorities said. At least 61 people, including three children, were wounded...

Tesla asks shareholders to restore $56B Elon Musk pay package that was voided by Delaware judge

Apr. 17, 2024 15:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla is asking shareholders to restore a $56 billion pay package for CEO Elon Musk that was rejected by a Delaware judge this year, and to shift the company's corporate home to Texas. The changes, to be voted on by stockholders at a June 13 annual meeting, could be...

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in US more likely to believe in climate change: AP-NORC poll

Apr. 17, 2024 07:47 AM EDT

Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the United States are more likely than the overall adult population to believe in human-caused climate change, according to a new poll. It also suggests that partisanship may not have as much of an impact on this group's environmental...

Things to know as courts and legislatures act on transgender kids’ rights

Apr. 17, 2024 11:56 AM EDT

Three court rulings across the U.S. this week delved into laws restricting the rights of transgender kids, including the first time the U.S. Supreme Court has gotten involved in a ban on gender-affirming care. Most Republican-controlled states have now banned gender-affirming health...

Biden promises to keep US Steel a 'totally American company' amid review of Japanese takeover plan

Apr. 17, 2024 14:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Joe Biden is promising to block the acquisition of U.S. Steel by a Japan company, saying it “should remain a totally American company. American-owned, American operated.” In a speech at the Pittsburgh headquarters of the United Steelworkers, Biden...

Boeing put under Senate scrutiny during back-to-back hearings on aircraft maker's safety culture

Apr. 17, 2024 13:08 PM EDT

Boeing was the subject of dual Senate hearings Wednesday as Congress examined allegations of major safety failures at the embattled aircraft manufacturer, which has been pushed into crisis mode since a door-plug panel blew off a 737 Max jetliner during an Alaska Airlines flight in January. ...

Columbia University's president rebuts claims she has allowed school to become a hotbed of hatred

Apr. 17, 2024 11:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Four months after a contentious congressional hearing led to the resignations of two Ivy League presidents, Columbia University's president appeared before the same committee on Wednesday and unequivocally denounced antisemitism on her campus, rebutting claims that she has...

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OJ Simpson has been cremated, estate attorney in Las Vegas says. No public memorial is planned

Apr. 17, 2024 15:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former football star and celebrity criminal defendant O.J. Simpson was cremated Wednesday, the lawyer handling his estate said following his death last week at home in Las Vegas at age 76. Attorney Malcolm LaVergne told The Associated Press he was present, along...

Tesla asks shareholders to restore $56B Elon Musk pay package that was voided by Delaware judge

Apr. 17, 2024 15:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla is asking shareholders to restore a $56 billion pay package for CEO Elon Musk that was rejected by a Delaware judge this year, and to shift the company's corporate home to Texas. The changes, to be voted on by stockholders at a June 13 annual meeting, could be...

Man sentenced to 47 years to life for kidnapping 9-year-old girl from upstate New York park

Apr. 17, 2024 15:27 PM EDT

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (AP) — A man was sentenced Wednesday to 47 years to life in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl who went missing from a state park in upstate New York last year. Craig N. Ross Jr. pleaded guilty in February to taking the girl Sept. 30...

Senate dismisses the first impeachment article against Mayorkas, declaring it unconstitutional; trial ongoing

Apr. 17, 2024 15:27 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate dismisses the first impeachment article against Mayorkas, declaring it unconstitutional; trial ongoing.

A vehicle backfiring startled a circus elephant into a Montana street. She still performed Tuesday

Apr. 17, 2024 15:24 PM EDT

The sound of a vehicle backfiring spooked a circus elephant while she was getting a pre-show bath in Butte, Montana, leading the pachyderm to break through a fence and take a brief walk, stopping noontime traffic on the city's busiest street before being loaded back into a trailer. ...

Kentucky lawmaker says he wants to renew efforts targeting DEI initiatives on college campuses

Apr. 17, 2024 15:23 PM EDT

A Republican lawmaker has signaled plans to mount another effort to limit diversity, equity and inclusion practices at Kentucky's public universities after GOP supermajorities failed to resolve differences on the issue during the recently ended legislative session. Kentucky lawmakers...

Senate dismisses one of two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security secretary

Apr. 17, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to dismiss the first of two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the first step in ending its trial over his handling of the U.S.-Mexico border. Democrats said the article, which charged Mayorkas...

Netanyahu brushes off calls for restraint, saying Israel will decide how to respond to Iran's attack

Apr. 17, 2024 15:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday his country would be the one to decide whether and how to respond to Iran’s major air assault earlier this week, brushing off calls for restraint from close allies. Israel has vowed to respond to Iran’s...

Suspects arrested in Arkansas block party shooting that left 1 dead, 9 hurt

Apr. 17, 2024 15:19 PM EDT

WYNNE, Ark. (AP) — Four people have been arrested for a shooting that left one man dead and at least nine others injured at a block party in Arkansas. Arkansas State Police said agents arrested the suspects, all from Cross County, on Tuesday. Each faces charges of first-degree...

Family of Minnesota man shot to death by state trooper in traffic stop files civil rights lawsuit

Apr. 17, 2024 15:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a Minnesota man who was killed by a state trooper during a traffic stop filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday, alleging that the fatal shooting was unjustified and unlawful. The lawsuit names Troopers Ryan Londregan, who shot Ricky Cobb II,...