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Trump's historic hush-money trial gets underway; 1st day ends without any jurors being picked

Apr. 15, 2024 18:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The historic hush-money trial of Donald Trump got underway Monday with the arduous process of selecting a jury to hear the case charging the former president with falsifying business records in order to stifle stories about his sex life. The day ended without any...

Analysis: Iran upends decades of shadow warfare in direct attack on Israel as tensions mount at home

Apr. 15, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's direct attack on Israel over the weekend upended decades of its shadowy warfare by proxy, something Tehran has used to manage international repercussions for its actions. But with both economic and political tensions at home boiling, the country's Shiite...

Israeli military tells Palestinians not to return to north Gaza after witnesses say troops killed 5

Apr. 15, 2024 15:37 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military renewed warnings on Monday for Palestinians not to return to northern Gaza, a day after witnesses and medical officials said Israeli troops opened fire and killed five people among throngs of displaced residents trying to walk back to their...

Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth

Apr. 15, 2024 18:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth while lawsuits over the law proceed, reversing lower courts. The justices' order Monday allows the state to put in a place a 2023 law that subjects physicians to...

Gun supervisor for ‘Rust’ movie gets 18 months in prison for fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin on set

Apr. 15, 2024 16:48 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A movie weapons supervisor was sentenced to 18 months in prison in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on the set of the Western film “Rust,” during a hearing Monday in which tearful family members and friends gave testimonials that included calls for...

Ship that caused bridge collapse had apparent electrical issues while still docked, AP source says

Apr. 15, 2024 18:49 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Hours before leaving port, the massive container ship that caused the deadly collapse of a Baltimore bridge experienced apparent electrical problems, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Monday, the same day FBI agents boarded the vessel amid a...

IAEA warns that attacks on a nuclear plant in Russian-controlled Ukraine put the world at risk

Apr. 15, 2024 18:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and Ukraine on Monday traded blame before the United Nations Security Council for the attacks on Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, which the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said have put the world “dangerously close to a nuclear accident.” ...

Tax Day reveals a major split in how Joe Biden and Donald Trump would govern

Apr. 15, 2024 17:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tax Day reveals a major split in how Joe Biden and Donald Trump would govern: The presidential candidates have conflicting ideas about how much to reveal about their own finances and the best ways to boost the economy through tax policy. Biden, the sitting...

Bureau of Prisons to close California women's prison where inmates have been subjected to sex abuse

Apr. 15, 2024 16:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The beleaguered federal Bureau of Prisons said Monday it will close a women's prison in California known as the “rape club” despite attempts to reform the troubled facility after an Associated Press investigation exposed rampant staff-on-inmate sexual abuse. ...

It's Tax Day. And your refund may be big this year

Apr. 15, 2024 17:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On this Tax Day, refunds are looking a bit bigger for taxpayers. According to the latest IRS statistics, the average income tax refund so far this season is $3,011, up $123 from last year. Two out of three taxpayers expect to receive a refund. The...

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Judge orders psych evaluation for Illinois man charged in 4 killings

Apr. 15, 2024 19:04 PM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered a psychiatric evaluation for a northern Illinois man charged with killing four people and injuring seven others by stabbing, beating and driving over them. Winnebago County Judge Debra Schafer ordered the evaluation for Christian Soto...

Steve Sloan, former coach and national title-winning QB at Alabama, has died at 79

Apr. 15, 2024 19:01 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Former college coach and administrator Steve Sloan, who played quarterback and served as athletic director at Alabama, has died at 79, his longtime friend Tommy Limbaugh told The Associated Press on Monday. Sloan died Sunday with his wife, Brenda Faw Sloan, by...

Boeing pushes back on whistleblower's allegations and details how airframes are put together

Apr. 15, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

Boeing is defending the integrity of the fuselages on two of its largest planes, which have come under criticism from a whistleblower who warns that panels on the outside of one of the planes could eventually break apart during flight. Two Boeing engineering executives went into...

NASA confirms mystery object that crashed through roof of Florida home came from space station

Apr. 15, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — NASA confirmed Monday that a mystery object that crashed through the roof of a Florida home last month was a chunk of space junk from equipment discarded at the International Space Station. The cylindrical object that tore through the home in Naples on March 8...

Tennessee lawmakers pass bill to involuntarily commit some defendants judged incompetent for trial

Apr. 15, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Republican-led Legislature unanimously passed a bill Monday that would involuntarily commit certain criminal defendants for inpatient treatment and temporarily remove their gun rights if they are ruled incompetent to stand trial due to intellectual disability...

House Speaker Mike Johnson is taking complicated approach to passing aid for Ukraine and Israel

Apr. 15, 2024 18:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson on Monday unveiled a complicated proposal for passing wartime aid for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan, leaving its path to passage deeply uncertain as he rejected pressure to simply approve a package sent over by the Senate. The Republican...

Ship that caused bridge collapse had apparent electrical issues while still docked, AP source says

Apr. 15, 2024 18:49 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Hours before leaving port, the massive container ship that caused the deadly collapse of a Baltimore bridge experienced apparent electrical problems, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Monday, the same day FBI agents boarded the vessel amid a...

Las Vegas lawyer and wife killed amid custody fight for children from prior marriage, family says

Apr. 15, 2024 18:47 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas lawyer and his wife had been in the middle of a contentious battle for custody of her children from a previous marriage when the woman's former father-in-law, also an attorney, fatally shot them last week during a deposition hearing in the case, according to...

Russian soldiers who quit Putin's war get no hero’s welcome abroad as asylum claims surge

Apr. 15, 2024 18:41 PM EDT

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — If the choice was death or a bullet to the leg, Yevgeny would take the bullet. A decorated hero of Russia’s war in Ukraine, Yevgeny told his friend and fellow soldier to please aim carefully and avoid bone. The tourniquets were ready. The pain that...

Owners of a Colorado funeral home where 190 decaying bodies were found are charged with COVID fraud

Apr. 15, 2024 18:36 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A couple who owned a Colorado funeral home where authorities last year discovered 190 decaying bodies were indicted on federal charges that they misspent nearly $900,000 in pandemic relief funds on vacations, cosmetic surgery, jewelry and other personal expenses, according to court...