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How Biden and Trump are taking very different approaches to preparing for next week's debate

Jun. 21, 2024 07:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden begins an intense period of private preparations Friday at Camp David for what may be the most consequential presidential debate in decades. The 81-year-old Democrat's team is aware he cannot afford an underwhelming performance when he faces...

Motion after motion puts Trump Florida case in slow motion as 3-day hearing begins

Jun. 21, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — The federal judge presiding over the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump is hearing arguments Friday on a long-shot defense effort to get the indictment thrown out based on the claim that the prosecutor who brought the charges was illegally...

New Mexico judge weighs whether to compel testimony from movie armorer in Alec Baldwin trial

Jun. 21, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge is scheduled to consider at a Friday hearing whether to compel a movie set armorer to testify at actor Alec Baldwin's involuntary manslaughter trial for the fatal shooting nearly three years ago of a cinematographer during rehearsal for the Western movie...

Appeals court panel refuses to delay Trump ally Steve Bannon’s 4-month contempt prison sentence

Jun. 20, 2024 22:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court panel on Thursday rejected longtime Donald Trump ally Steve Bannon's bid to stay out of prison while he fights his conviction for defying a subpoena from the House committee that investigated the U.S. Capitol attack. Bannon is supposed to...

Gold bars and Sen. Bob Menendez's curiosity about their price takes central role at bribery trial

Jun. 20, 2024 21:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors showed jurors at Sen. Bob Menendez ’s trial on Thursday multiple instances when he researched the value of gold as he tried to help a New Jersey businessman who authorities say bribed him with gold and cash. The evidence about the Democrat’s online...

Family of Black man shot while holding cellphone want murder trial for SWAT officer

Jun. 20, 2024 20:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The family of a Black man holding a cellphone when he was fatally shot by a SWAT officer called Thursday for a murder trial for the officer following the public release of portions of body camera footage of the shooting. Kilyn (KAI-lin) Lewis, 37, was shot as officers...

TikTok accuses federal agency of 'political demagoguery' in legal challenge against potential US ban

Jun. 20, 2024 17:56 PM EDT

TikTok disclosed a letter Thursday that accused the Biden administration of engaging in “political demagoguery” during high-stakes negotiations between the government and the company as it sought to relieve concerns about its presence in the U.S. The letter — sent to David...

Jury to begin deliberating in murder trial of suburban Seattle officer who killed a man in 2019

Jun. 20, 2024 17:51 PM EDT

A suburban Seattle officer who fatally shot a homeless man in 2019 ignored his training and should be convicted of murder, a prosecutor said Thursday during the trial's closing arguments, while defense lawyers argued the officer was rightfully defending himself. Auburn police...

4 suspects arrested in fatal drive-by shooting of University of Arizona student

Jun. 20, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Four suspects including three teenagers have been arrested in connection with the fatal drive-by shooting of a University of Arizona student at an off-campus house party two months ago, police said Thursday. Tucson police said three 17-year-old boys were taken...

A DA kept Black women off a jury. California’s Supreme Court says that wasn’t racial bias

Jun. 20, 2024 16:50 PM EDT

One by one, a California prosecutor eliminated five out of six Black women from the jury pool for a death penalty case in which a white carpet cleaner slayed his client, a young mother. The attorney in Alameda County had a reason for each dismissal. He believed one, for instance,...