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Israel and Iran's apparent strikes and counterstrikes give new insights into both militaries

Apr. 20, 2024 00:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel demonstrated its military dominance over adversary Iran in its apparent precision strikes that hit near military and nuclear targets deep in the heart of the country, meeting little significant challenge from Iran's defenses and providing the world with new insights into...

House on the brink of approving Ukraine and Israel aid after months of struggle

Apr. 20, 2024 00:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is preparing in a rare Saturday session to approve $95 billion in foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies, Democrats and Republicans joining together behind the legislation after a grueling months-long fight over renewed American support for repelling...

Senate passes reauthorization of key US surveillance program after midnight deadline

Apr. 20, 2024 01:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After its midnight deadline, the Senate voted early Saturday to reauthorize a key U.S. surveillance law after divisions over whether the FBI should be restricted from using the program to search for Americans’ data nearly forced the statute to lapse. The...

Tennessee Volkswagen employees overwhelmingly vote to join United Auto Workers union

Apr. 20, 2024 00:37 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Employees at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, overwhelmingly voted to join the United Auto Workers union Friday in a historic first test of the UAW’s renewed effort to organize nonunion factories. The union wound up getting 2,628 votes, or...

Trump forced to listen silently to people insulting him as he trades a cocoon of adulation for court

Apr. 20, 2024 00:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He seems "selfish and self-serving,” said one woman. The way he carries himself in public "leaves something to be desired," said another. His “negative rhetoric and bias," said another man, is what is “most harmful." Over the past...

As Russia edges toward a possible offensive on Kharkiv, some residents flee. Others refuse to leave

Apr. 20, 2024 02:01 AM EDT

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A 79-year-old woman makes the sign of the cross and, gripping her cane, leaves her home in a quaint village in northeast Ukraine. Torn screens, shattered glass and scorched trees litter the yard of Olha Faichuk's apartment building in Lukiantsi, north of...

California is rolling out free preschool. That hasn't solved challenges around child care

Apr. 20, 2024 00:41 AM EDT

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — A year before I-Ting Quinn's son was old enough for kindergarten, she and her husband had the option to enroll him in “transitional kindergarten,” a program offered for free by California elementary schools for some 4-year-olds. Instead, they kept their...

The drug war devastated Black and other minority communities. Is marijuana legalization helping?

Apr. 20, 2024 00:24 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — When Washington state opened some of the nation's first legal marijuana stores in 2014, Sam Ward Jr. was on electronic home detention in Spokane, where he had been indicted on federal drug charges. He would soon be off to prison to serve the lion's share of a four-year...

Record Store Day celebrates indie retail music sellers as they ride vinyl's popularity wave

Apr. 20, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Special LP releases, live performances and at least one giant block party are scheduled around the U.S. Saturday as hundreds of shops celebrate Record Store Day during a surge of interest in vinyl and the day after the release of Taylor Swift's latest album. There...

The NBA playoffs are finally here. And as LeBron James says, 'it's a sprint now'

Apr. 20, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

There’s a 64-win team in Boston that ran away with the league’s best record. The defending champions in Denver, a group that won 57 games. A fearless young bunch in Oklahoma City, whose No. 1 seed was no fluke. A trio of Villanova alums in New York, who turned the Knicks into a real contender....

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12 students and teacher killed in Columbine school shooting remembered at 25th anniversary vigil

Apr. 20, 2024 03:00 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A girl who wrote to God in her diaries, a boy with learning disabilities who was just learning to like who he was and a teen who would spend every free minute fishing were among the 13 victims of the Columbine High School shooting remembered during a vigil Friday on the eve of the...

As Russia edges toward a possible offensive on Kharkiv, some residents flee. Others refuse to leave

Apr. 20, 2024 02:01 AM EDT

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A 79-year-old woman makes the sign of the cross and, gripping her cane, leaves her home in a quaint village in northeast Ukraine. Torn screens, shattered glass and scorched trees litter the yard of Olha Faichuk's apartment building in Lukiantsi, north of...

Maurizio Cattelan, Zoe Saldana join iconoclastic Vatican Biennale exhibition inside women’s prison

Apr. 20, 2024 01:57 AM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — A pair of nude feet — dirty, wounded and vulnerable — are painted on the façade of the Venice women’s prison chapel. It's the work of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and part of the Vatican’s pavilion at the Venice Biennale contemporary art show in an innovative...

Venice Biennale titled 'Foreigners Everywhere' platforms LGBTQ+, outsider and Indigenous artists

Apr. 20, 2024 01:54 AM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Outsider, queer and Indigenous artists are getting an overdue platform at the 60th Venice Biennale contemporary art exhibition that opens Saturday, curated for the first time by a Latin American. Brazilian curator Adriano Pedrosa’s main show, which...

Senate passes reauthorization of key US surveillance program after midnight deadline

Apr. 20, 2024 01:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After its midnight deadline, the Senate voted early Saturday to reauthorize a key U.S. surveillance law after divisions over whether the FBI should be restricted from using the program to search for Americans’ data nearly forced the statute to lapse. The...

House on the brink of approving Ukraine and Israel aid after months of struggle

Apr. 20, 2024 00:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is preparing in a rare Saturday session to approve $95 billion in foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies, Democrats and Republicans joining together behind the legislation after a grueling months-long fight over renewed American support for repelling...

Senate approves renewal of warrantless surveillance program well after deadline, sending bill to Biden for signature

Apr. 20, 2024 00:48 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate approves renewal of warrantless surveillance program well after deadline, sending bill to Biden for signature.

Israel and Iran's apparent strikes and counterstrikes give new insights into both militaries

Apr. 20, 2024 00:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel demonstrated its military dominance over adversary Iran in its apparent precision strikes that hit near military and nuclear targets deep in the heart of the country, meeting little significant challenge from Iran's defenses and providing the world with new insights into...

Trump set to gain national delegates as the only choice for Wyoming Republicans

Apr. 20, 2024 00:46 AM EDT

Republicans in Wyoming will decide Saturday which presidential candidate will get their state's votes at the GOP national convention this summer — but they will have only one choice. Former President Donald Trump will be the only candidate listed on a presidential preference poll...

California is rolling out free preschool. That hasn't solved challenges around child care

Apr. 20, 2024 00:41 AM EDT

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — A year before I-Ting Quinn's son was old enough for kindergarten, she and her husband had the option to enroll him in “transitional kindergarten,” a program offered for free by California elementary schools for some 4-year-olds. Instead, they kept their...