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Today in History: May 26, Obama nominates Sotomayor to Supreme Court

May. 26, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 26, the 147th day of 2024. There are 219 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. ...

California teenager arrested after crowd pounded and kicked a deputy's car

May. 25, 2024 19:35 PM EDT

HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — A teenager was taken into custody after a crowd of young people swarmed a deputy's patrol car earlier this month, kicking and punching the vehicle before the deputy could drive away, a California sheriff's office said this week. The 15-year-old male...

Adult day services provide stimulation for older Americans, and respite for full-time caregivers

May. 24, 2024 22:14 PM EDT

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Sally White helps her husband of 46 years get dressed, fed and on the bus for the short ride from their home to Third Age Adult Day Center four mornings a week. Preparing 74-year-old Rodger White to leave the house for the day can be a chore since he’s...

Rapper Sean Kingston and his mother stole more than $1 million through fraud, authorities say

May. 24, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Rapper and singer Sean Kingston and his mother committed more than a million dollars in fraud in recent months, stealing money, jewelry, a Cadillac Escalade and furniture, documents released Friday allege. Kingston, 34, and his 61-year-old mother,...

Aussie motocross rider Jett Lawrence aiming to back up historic Jett Sweep

May. 24, 2024 16:16 PM EDT

Motocross racing is a symbiotic relationship between rider and dirt bike. The motorcycle provides the speed and power. The rider takes the lead, navigating the humps and ruts on a dirt dance floor. Even at a young age, Jett Lawrence is showing some sweet moves on his...

Republican AGs ask Supreme Court to block climate change lawsuits brought by several states

May. 24, 2024 16:03 PM EDT

Republican attorneys general in 19 states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block several Democratic-led states from pursuing climate change lawsuits against the oil and gas industry in their own state courts. The unusual request comes as dozens of states and local governments...

Schulze homers twice, leads California to 7-5 victory over Arizona at Pac-12 Tournament

May. 24, 2024 01:07 AM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Peyton Schulze homered twice and drove in five runs to lead to lead No. 6 seed California to a 7-5 victory over top-seeded Arizona at the Pac-12 Tournament on Thursday night. California (36-18) and Arizona (34-21) both advance to Friday's semifinals. Cal...

Rapper Sean Kingston arrested in California after SWAT raids his Florida home; charged with fraud

May. 24, 2024 00:30 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Rapper Sean Kingston was arrested in California on fraud charges Thursday, several hours after a SWAT team raided his rented South Florida mansion and carted away a van load of items. The Broward County Sheriff's Office said Kingston was arrested...

General Sherman passes health check but world's largest trees face growing climate threats

May. 23, 2024 23:03 PM EDT

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, California (AP) — High in the evergreen canopy of General Sherman, the world’s largest tree, researchers searched for evidence of an emerging threat to giant sequoias: bark beetles. The climbers descended the towering 2,200-year-old tree with good news on...

Arizona doctors can come to California to perform abortions under new law signed by Gov. Newsom

May. 23, 2024 21:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Arizona doctors can temporarily come to California to perform abortions for their patients under a new law signed Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. California’s law is meant to give Arizonans an option to receive legal abortions from their doctor over the...