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Jesus is their savior, Trump is their candidate. Ex-president's backers say he shares faith, values

May. 18, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

As Donald Trump increasingly infuses his campaign with Christian trappings while coasting to a third Republican presidential nomination, his support is as strong as ever among evangelicals and other conservative Christians. “Trump supports Jesus, and without Jesus, America will...

Jesus is their savior, Trump is their candidate. Ex-president's backers say he shares faith, values

May. 18, 2024 10:06 AM EDT

As Donald Trump increasingly infuses his campaign with Christian trappings while coasting to a third Republican presidential nomination, his support is as strong as ever among evangelicals and other conservative Christians. “Trump supports Jesus, and without Jesus, America will...

Hundreds pack funeral for Roger Fortson, the Black airman killed in his home by a Florida deputy

May. 17, 2024 18:47 PM EDT

STONECREST, Ga. (AP) — Hundreds of Air Force members in dress blues joined Roger Fortson's family, friends and others at a suburban Atlanta megachurch on Friday to pay their final respects to the Black senior airman, who was shot and killed in his Florida home earlier this month by a sheriff's...

Families of Mexican farmworker bus crash victims mourn the loss of their loved ones

May. 17, 2024 13:45 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In San Miguel Almolonga, a rural farming community in Mexico, a mourning family recited prayers while grieving the loss of a father who came to Florida under a temporary visa to support his family. Yamilet Pérez Ríos, the 14-year-old daughter of...

Last student who helped integrate the University of North Carolina's undergraduate body has died

May. 17, 2024 12:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Ralph Kennedy Frasier, the final surviving member of a trio of African American youths who were the first to desegregate the undergraduate student body at North Carolina's flagship public university in the 1950s, has died. Frasier, who had been in declining...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Kentucky's primaries

May. 17, 2024 07:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — All of Donald Trump's top opponents for the Republican nomination for president dropped out of the race weeks ago, but the whole gang will be back together on Kentucky's primary ballot on Tuesday. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley,...

Watchdog: EPA's lead pipe fix sent about $3 billion to states based on unverified data

May. 16, 2024 23:07 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency distributed about $3 billion to states last year to replace harmful lead pipes based on unverified data, according to an agency inspector general's memo, likely meaning some states got too much money and others got too little. ...

Lawyer for family of slain US Air Force airman says video and calls show deputy went to wrong home

May. 16, 2024 20:00 PM EDT

STONECREST, Ga. (AP) — A lawyer for the family of Roger Fortson said Thursday that police radio traffic and the body camera footage of the Florida sheriff’s deputy who killed the Black U.S. Air Force airman reinforce their assertion that the deputy was directed to the wrong apartment while...

The Latest | Judge is sorting out the final stretch of Trump's hush money trial

May. 16, 2024 16:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors' star witness in the hush money case against Donald Trump was back in the hot seat Thursday as defense lawyers tried to chip away at Michael Cohen’s crucial testimony implicating the former president. The trial resumed in Manhattan with the potentially...

Census Bureau estimates: Detroit population rises after decades of decline, South dominates growth

May. 16, 2024 16:17 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — America’s Northeast and Midwest cities are rebounding slightly from years of population drops — especially Detroit, which grew for the first time in decades — though the South still dominates the nation's growth, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Thursday. ...