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Second phase of NRA civil trial over nonprofit’s spending set to open in NYC

Jul. 15, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The second phase of the civil trial against the National Rifle Association and its top executives is set to begin Monday in Manhattan, with New York Attorney General Letitia James seeking an independent monitor to oversee the powerful gun rights group. The Democrat...

Today in History: July 15, discovery of the Rosetta Stone

Jul. 15, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 15, the 197th day of 2024. There are 169 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 15, 1799, the Rosetta Stone, a key to deciphering ancient Egyptian scripts, was found at Fort Julien in the...

The Latest: New details emerge about Trump rally shooting suspect

Jul. 14, 2024 23:56 PM EDT

A shooting at Donald Trump ’s rally in Butler, Pennsylvania is being investigated as an attempted assassination of the former president and presumptive Republican nominee, law enforcement officials say. Trump called Sunday for unity and resilience as shocked leaders across the...

Trump heads to convention as authorities investigate motive, security in assassination attempt

Jul. 14, 2024 23:49 PM EDT

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump called for unity and resilience Sunday after an attempt on his life injected fresh uncertainty into an already tumultuous presidential campaign, while President Joe Biden implored Americans to “cool it down” in the final stretch and “resolve...

Minutes after Trump shooting, misinformation started flying. Here are the facts

Jul. 14, 2024 20:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Within minutes of the gunfire, the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump spawned a vast sea of claims — some outlandish, others contradictory — reflecting the frightening uncertainties of the moment as well as America's fevered, polarized political...

Global leaders condemn assassination attempt targeting former US President Donald Trump

Jul. 14, 2024 19:24 PM EDT

Global leaders expressed concern Sunday over an assassination attempt targeting former U.S. President Donald Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania that left one attendee dead and critically injured two others. Trump’s campaign said the presumptive Republican nominee was doing “fine”...

Treason and espionage cases are rising in Russia since the war in Ukraine began

Jul. 14, 2024 16:32 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — When Maksim Kolker’s phone rang at 6 a.m., and the voice on the other end said his father had been arrested, he thought it was a scam to extort money. A day earlier, he had taken his father, prominent Russian physicist Dmitry Kolker, to the hospital in his native...

Scientists, a journalist and even a bakery worker are among those convicted of treason in Russia

Jul. 14, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Over the past decade, Russia has seen a sharp increase in treason and espionage cases. Lawyers and experts say prosecutions for these high crimes started to grow after 2014 — the year that Russia illegally annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine....

A look at the history of presidential assassination attempts in America

Jul. 14, 2024 16:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before Saturday’s attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump, there have been multiple instances of political violence targeting U.S. presidents, former presidents and major party presidential candidates. A look at some of the assassinations and...

Biden to address nation from Oval Office on Sunday night, says 'we must unite as one nation' after Trump shooting

Jul. 14, 2024 14:32 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden to address nation from Oval Office on Sunday night, says 'we must unite as one nation' after Trump shooting.