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Trump will be in NY for the hush money trial while the Supreme Court hears his immunity case in DC

Apr. 25, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A reluctant Donald Trump will be back in a New York City courtroom Thursday as his hush money trial resumes at the same time that the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Washington over whether he should be immune from prosecution for actions he took during his time as...

No one is above the law. Supreme Court will decide if that includes Trump while he was president

Apr. 25, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the left and right, Supreme Court justices seem to agree on a basic truth about the American system of government: No one is above the law, not even the president. “The law applies equally to all persons, including a person who happens for a period of time to...

Hamas official says group would lay down its weapons if a two-state solution is implemented

Apr. 25, 2024 07:03 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A top Hamas political official told The Associated Press the Islamic militant group is willing to agree to a truce of five years or more with Israel and that it would lay down its weapons and convert into a political party if an independent Palestinian state is established along...

Colleges turn to police to quell pro-Palestinian protests ahead of graduation ceremonies

Apr. 25, 2024 07:15 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With graduations looming, student protesters doubled down early Thursday on their discontent of the Israel-Hamas war on campuses across the country as universities, including ones in California and Texas, have become quick to call in the police to end the demonstrations and...

Arizona indicts 18 in election interference case, including Giuliani and Meadows

Apr. 24, 2024 23:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona grand jury has indicted former President Donald Trump 's chief of staff Mark Meadows, lawyer Rudy Giuliani and 16 others for their roles in an attempt to overturn Trump’s loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 election. The indictment released Wednesday names 11...

US abortion battle rages on with moves to repeal Arizona ban and a Supreme Court case

Apr. 25, 2024 00:15 AM EDT

Action in courts and state capitals around the U.S. this week have made it clear again: The overturning of Roe v. Wade and the nationwide right to abortion did not settle the issue. One iteration of the issue was back before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday for the second time in...

TikTok has promised to sue over the potential US ban. What's the legal outlook?

Apr. 25, 2024 00:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Legislation forcing TikTok's parent company to sell the video-sharing platform or face a ban in the U.S. received President Joe Biden's official signoff Wednesday. But the newly minted law could be in for an uphill battle in court. Critics of the sell-or-be-banned...

Blinken raises Chinese trade practices in meetings with officials in the financial hub of Shanghai

Apr. 25, 2024 05:29 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken raised what the U.S. describes as unfair Chinese trade practices during his first full day of meetings in China on Thursday with local government officials in the financial hub of Shanghai. Blinken met with the city's top...

Venice launches experiment to charge day-trippers an access fee in bid to combat over-tourism

Apr. 25, 2024 05:37 AM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Under the gaze of the world’s media, the fragile lagoon city of Venice launched a pilot program Thursday to charge day-trippers a 5-euro (around $5.35) entry fee that authorities hope will discourage visitors from arriving on peak days and make the city more livable for its...

What do weight loss drugs mean for a diet industry built on eating less and exercising more?

Apr. 25, 2024 05:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ever since college, Brad Jobling struggled with his weight, fluctuating between a low of 155 pounds when he was in his 30s to as high as 220. He spent a decade tracking calories on WeightWatchers, but the pounds he dropped always crept back onto his 5-foot-5-inch frame. ...

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The Latest | Israeli strikes in Rafah kill at least 5 as ship comes under attack in the Gulf of Aden

Apr. 25, 2024 07:39 AM EDT

Palestinian hospital officials said Israeli airstrikes on the southern city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip killed at least five people. More than half of the territory’s population of 2.3 million have sought refuge in Rafah, where Israel has conducted near-daily raids as it prepares...

The German parliament votes for an annual veterans' day to honor military service

Apr. 25, 2024 07:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament voted Thursday to introduce an annual national “veterans' day” to honor people who have served in the military, which often has struggled to gain recognition in the country. The proposal was drawn up by the parties in Chancellor Olaf Scholz's...

Scottish National Party ends 3-year power-sharing deal with Greens after climate change dispute

Apr. 25, 2024 07:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Scottish National Party brought an end to its three-year power-sharing agreement with the much smaller Greens on Thursday after tensions grew between the two pro-independence parties over climate change policies. Humza Yousaf, Scotland's first minister, informed...

When Danish police pulled a woman over, she locked herself in her car and refused to talk

Apr. 25, 2024 07:25 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A routine traffic stop on a highway south of Denmark's capital turned into an unusual standoff as a 26-year-old woman locked her car and refused to speak to the police officer who had pulled her over, authorities said Thursday. The Central and West...

The Latest | Trump's hush money trial set to resume with third day of witness testimony

Apr. 25, 2024 07:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump was expected to return to court Thursday morning as witness testimony in his hush money trial enters a third day. The trial resumes at the same time that the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Washington over whether he should be immune from...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee - Advisory

Apr. 25, 2024 07:24 AM EDT
Eds: The Tennessee editorial roundup will not move this week due to a lack of editorials of state-wide interest. We will resume the roundup at its normal time on Thursday, May 2, 2024. The AP

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Apr. 25, 2024 07:24 AM EDT

Bowling Green Daily News. April 20, 2024. Editorial: Time to permanently end assaults on transparency Controversial proposed changes to the Kentucky Open Records Act did not make it into law during this session of the General Assembly, and Kentuckians are the better...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Apr. 25, 2024 07:20 AM EDT

Albany Times Union. April 24, 2024. Editorial: Don’t rush prison closures To prepare for shutdowns, communities where correctional facilities are economic lifelines need time — and help from the state. New York’s prison population dropped by...

Ukraine is putting pressure on fighting-age men outside the country as it tries to replenish forces

Apr. 25, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine worked Thursday to get much-needed new supplies of weapons and ammunition from a huge U.S. aid package to its eastern front line, where Russia was pressing forward with its efforts to take ground from outnumbered and outgunned troops. Ukraine is also...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Apr. 25, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

The Advocate. April 21, 2024. Editorial: Let’s try free market approach to insurance — but don’t leave consumers in the cold If fixing Louisiana’s property insurance crisis were easy, we would have done it already. That’s the message state Senate President...