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Jury selection could be nearing a close in Donald Trump's hush money trial in New York

Apr. 19, 2024 10:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers worked Friday to round out the panel of 12 jurors and six alternates who will hear Donald Trump's hush money trial, as the former president railed against a gag order that has prosecutors seeking to hold him in contempt of court. After a jury of 12 New...

Ukraine, Israel aid back on track as House pushes past hardliners toward weekend vote

Apr. 19, 2024 10:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With rare bipartisan momentum, the House sidelined hard-right conservatives and prepared Friday to push a $95 billion national security aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies over a key procedural hurdle, closer to passage. House Speaker Mike...

The Latest | Lawyers set to focus on picking alternates as Trump's hush money trial resumes

Apr. 19, 2024 10:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jury selection in the hush money trial of former President Donald Trump is set to resume Friday following a frenetic day Thursday that eventually saw all 12 jurors and one alternate sworn in after two previously seated jurors were dismissed earlier in the day. One...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 19, 2024 09:17 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. ___ Trump says New York judge won’t let...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Pennsylvania's presidential and state primaries

Apr. 19, 2024 07:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will go before voters Tuesday in Pennsylvania’s presidential primaries, a prelude to the November general election, when the commonwealth is expected to once again play a critical role in the race for the White House....

Biden’s new Title IX rules protect LGBTQ+ students, but transgender sports rule still on hold

Apr. 19, 2024 05:04 AM EDT

The rights of LGBTQ+ students will be protected by federal law and victims of campus sexual assault will gain new safeguards under rules finalized Friday by the Biden administration. The new provisions are part of a revised Title IX regulation issued by the Education Department,...

AP Week in Pictures: Global

Apr. 19, 2024 01:00 AM EDT

April 12-18, 2024 The flame for the Paris Olympics was lit at the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in southern Greece. Hardliners celebrated in Tehran after Iran attacked Israel with missiles and drones. Donald Trump became the first former U.S. president to stand trial on...

Judge in Trump case orders media not to report where potential jurors work

Apr. 18, 2024 19:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge in Donald Trump's hush money trial ordered the media on Thursday not to report on where potential jurors have worked and to be careful about revealing information about those who will sit in judgment of the former president. Judge Juan Merchan acted after...

Pennsylvania school district cancels actor's speech over his activism and 'lifestyle'

Apr. 18, 2024 19:40 PM EDT

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district has canceled an upcoming appearance by actor and children's book author Maulik Pancholy after district leaders cited concerns about what they described as his activism and “lifestyle.” Pancholy, who is gay, was scheduled...

Social media searches play central role at jury selection for Trump's first criminal trial

Apr. 18, 2024 18:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the first batch of potential jurors was brought in for Donald Trump's criminal trial this week, all the lawyers had to go on to size them up at first were their names and the answers they gave in court to a set of screening questions. Then the lawyers went to...