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Witness at Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial says meat-export monopoly made costs soar

May. 17, 2024 15:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A witness at Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial testified Friday that the cost of certifying that meat sent to Egypt followed Islamic dietary requirements skyrocketed after a single U.S. company was given a monopoly in a cozy deal prosecutors say the Democrat arranged in return for...

Hamas announces it has accepted an Egyptian-Qatari cease-fire proposal

May. 06, 2024 12:44 PM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — Hamas announces it has accepted an Egyptian-Qatari cease-fire proposal.

There's progress reported in Gaza truce talks, but Israel downplays chances of ending war with Hamas

May. 04, 2024 16:25 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A Hamas delegation was in Cairo on Saturday as Egyptian state media reported “noticeable progress” in cease-fire talks for Gaza. But Israel hasn’t sent a delegation and a senior Israeli official downplayed prospects for a full end to the war while emphasizing the...

Ahead of visit to Israel, US's Blinken presses Hamas to accept new proposal for Gaza cease-fire

Apr. 30, 2024 00:56 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United States stepped up pressure Monday for a cease-fire deal in Gaza as the secretary of state said a new proposal had been put to Hamas, whose officials were in Cairo talking to Egyptian mediators. Israeli airstrikes killed 26 people in Gaza’s southernmost town of Rafah,...

Ashley Judd speaks out on the right of women to control their bodies and be free from male violence

Apr. 29, 2024 22:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Actor Ashley Judd, whose allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein helped spark the #MeToo movement, spoke out Monday on the rights of women and girls to control their own bodies and be free from male violence. A goodwill ambassador for the U.N....

The Latest | Germany will resume working with UN relief agency for Palestinians after a review

Apr. 24, 2024 19:01 PM EDT

Germany said Wednesday that it plans to follow several other countries in resuming cooperation with the U.N. relief agency for Palestinians in Gaza after the publication of an independent review of its neutrality. The head of the Arab League hailed the report, saying it showed that...

The Latest | Tent compound rises in southern Gaza as Israel prepares for Rafah offensive

Apr. 23, 2024 18:06 PM EDT

Satellite photos analyzed by The Associated Press appear to show a new compound of tents being built near Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip as the Israeli military signals that it plans an offensive on the city of Rafah. Khan Younis has been targeted by repeated Israeli military...

Psych exams ordered for mother of boy found dead in suitcase in southern Indiana

Apr. 10, 2024 18:18 PM EDT

SALEM, Ind. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ordered a psychologist and a psychiatrist to examine the mother of a 5-year-old Atlanta boy whose body was found in a suitcase in Indiana in 2022. Washington County Circuit Judge Larry Medlock asked the doctors to perform mental evaluations...

Transgender inclusion? World's major religions take varying stances on policies toward trans people

Apr. 10, 2024 05:07 AM EDT

The Vatican has issued a new document rejecting the concept of changing one’s biological sex – a setback for transgender people who had hoped Pope Francis might be setting the stage for a more welcoming approach from the Catholic Church. Around the world, major religions have...

Mother of boy found dead in suitcase in southern Indiana ordered held without bond

Apr. 02, 2024 20:03 PM EDT

SALEM, Ind. (AP) — The mother of a 5-year-old Atlanta boy whose body was found in a suitcase in Indiana in 2022 was ordered held without bond Tuesday during a strange initial court appearance in which she claimed she was under federal surveillance for several months before her capture. ...