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Supreme Court restores Trump to ballot, rejecting state attempts to ban him over Capitol attack

Mar. 04, 2024 14:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously restored Donald Trump to 2024 presidential primary ballots, rejecting state attempts to ban the Republican former president over the Capitol riot. The justices ruled a day before the Super Tuesday primaries that states...

Supreme Court temporarily blocks Texas law that allows police to arrest migrants

Mar. 04, 2024 19:27 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ plan to arrest migrants who enter the U.S. illegally is headed to the Supreme Court in a legal showdown over the federal government’s authority over immigration. Justice Samuel Alito on Monday issued an order that temporarily halts Texas'...

Vice President Harris hosts Israeli war Cabinet member as the US pushes to get more aid into Gaza

Mar. 04, 2024 17:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris met on Monday with a member of Israel’s wartime Cabinet who came to Washington in defiance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the Biden administration intensifies its efforts to push more humanitarian aid into war-battered Gaza. ...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Super Tuesday's presidential nominating contests

Mar. 04, 2024 15:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With contests in 16 states and American Samoa, the Super Tuesday primaries next week will be the largest day of voting of the year outside of the November election. Just how “super” it is may be a matter of perspective. Both Democratic President Joe Biden and...

Pentagon leaker Jack Teixeira pleads guilty under a deal that calls for at least 11 years in prison

Mar. 04, 2024 16:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Air National Guard member Jack Teixeira pleaded guilty on Monday to leaking highly classified military documents about the war in Ukraine and other national security secrets under a deal with prosecutors that calls for him to serve at least 11 years in prison. ...

France becomes the only country to explicitly guarantee abortion as a constitutional right

Mar. 04, 2024 18:49 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers on Monday overwhelmingly approved a bill to enshrine abortion rights in France's constitution, making it the only country to explicitly guarantee a woman’s right to voluntarily terminate a pregnancy The historic move was proposed by President...

Settlement in Wisconsin fake elector case offers new details on the strategy by Trump lawyers

Mar. 04, 2024 17:54 PM EST

Two attorneys for then-President Donald Trump orchestrated a plan for fake electors to file paperwork falsely saying the Republican won Wisconsin in a strategy to overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 victory there and in other swing states, according to a lawsuit settlement reached Monday that makes public...

First over-the-counter birth control pill in US begins shipping to stores

Mar. 04, 2024 13:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first over-the-counter birth control pill will be available in U.S. stores later this month, allowing American women and teens to purchase contraceptive medication as easily as they buy aspirin. Manufacturer Perrigo said Monday it has begun shipping the...

Apple gets fined nearly $2 billion by the EU for hindering music streaming competition

Mar. 04, 2024 16:25 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The European Union leveled its first antitrust penalty against Apple on Monday, fining the U.S. tech giant nearly $2 billion for unfairly favoring its own music streaming service by forbidding rivals like Spotify from telling users how they could pay for cheaper subscriptions...

Eagles center Jason Kelce retires after 13 NFL seasons and 1 Super Bowl ring

Mar. 04, 2024 18:21 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jason Kelce needed only seconds to burst into tears. Kelce's eyes flooded each time he relayed a story about backyard football games with his brother, the love he felt from his parents and the devotion of his coaches — even a band teacher — that shaped him...

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5-time Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey kills and guts a moose that got entangled with his dog team

Mar. 04, 2024 19:46 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A veteran musher had to kill a moose after it injured his dog shortly after the start of this year’s Iditarod, race officials said Monday. Dallas Seavey informed the officials with the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race early Monday morning that he was forced...

A woman wins $3.8 million verdict after SWAT team searches wrong home based on Find My iPhone app

Mar. 04, 2024 19:44 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A 78-year-old woman who sued two police officers after her home was wrongly searched by a SWAT team looking for a stolen truck has won a $3.76 million jury verdict under a new Colorado law that allows people to sue police over violations of their state constitutional rights. ...

Masked shooters kill 4 people and wound 7 at an outdoor party in California, police say

Mar. 04, 2024 19:42 PM EST

KING CITY, Calif. (AP) — A group of men in masks got out of a car and opened fire at an outdoor party in central California, killing four people and wounding seven others before driving off, police said Monday. Police responded to a reported shooting around 6 p.m. Sunday in King...

Former Twitter executives sue Elon Musk over firings, seek more than $128 million in severance

Mar. 04, 2024 19:42 PM EST

Former senior executives of Twitter are suing Elon Musk and X Corp., saying they are entitled to a total of more than $128 million in unpaid severance payments. Twitter’s former CEO Parag Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal, Chief Legal Counsel Vijaya Gadde and General...

US Postal Service plans to downsize a mail hub in Nevada. What does that mean for mail-in ballots?

Mar. 04, 2024 19:37 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service plan to downsize a regional mail hub in Reno and move package and letter processing to Sacramento, California, has members of Nevada's congressional delegation and the state's top election administrator worried about service delays and mail-in ballot...

North Korea threatens to take military moves in response to US-South Korean drills

Mar. 04, 2024 19:31 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea called the ongoing South Korean-U.S. military drills a plot to invade the country, as it threatened Tuesday to take unspecified “responsible” military steps in response. The North's warning came a day after the South Korean and U.S. forces...

Nevada Democratic US Sen. Jacky Rosen, at union hall rally, makes reelection bid official

Mar. 04, 2024 19:31 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen announced Monday at a union hall in Las Vegas that she has officially filed for reelection in a presidential battleground state that is a top GOP target in a challenging 2024 Senate map. The first-term moderate Democrat launched her...

Supreme Court temporarily blocks Texas law that allows police to arrest migrants

Mar. 04, 2024 19:27 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ plan to arrest migrants who enter the U.S. illegally is headed to the Supreme Court in a legal showdown over the federal government’s authority over immigration. Justice Samuel Alito on Monday issued an order that temporarily halts Texas'...

UN envoy says 'reasonable grounds' to believe Hamas committed sexual violence on Oct. 7

Mar. 04, 2024 19:19 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy focusing on sexual violence in conflict said in a new report Monday that there are “reasonable grounds” to believe Hamas committed rape, “sexualized torture,” and other cruel and inhumane treatment of women during its surprise attack in southern Israel...

Deleted emails of late North Dakota attorney general recovered amid investigation of ex-lawmaker

Mar. 04, 2024 19:18 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Deleted emails of North Dakota's late attorney general, thought to be erased forever, have been recovered — and authorities are now looking at them as part of their case against a former state lawmaker accused of traveling to Europe with the intent of paying for sex with a...