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

Mar. 04, 2024 11:02 AM 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...

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

Mar. 04, 2024 11:37 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — 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...

A 4-year-old Gaza boy lost his arm – and his family. Half a world away, he’s getting a second chance

Mar. 04, 2024 12:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Omar Abu Kuwaik is far from his home in Gaza. The 4-year-old's parents and sister were killed by an Israeli airstrike, when he lost part of his arm. He’s one of the lucky ones. Through the efforts of family and strangers, Omar was brought out of...

Harris will meet with Israeli Cabinet official who is in Washington despite Netanyahu's rebuke

Mar. 04, 2024 11:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday is hosting a member of Israel’s wartime Cabinet who is visiting Washington in defiance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Benny Gantz, a centrist political rival of Netanyahu, is sitting down with several senior...

Former Trump CFO Weisselberg admits to perjury and will not have to testify in hush-money trial

Mar. 04, 2024 12:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Allen Weisselberg, the former chief financial officer of Donald Trump's company, pleaded guilty Monday in New York to lying under oath during his testimony in the ex-president’s civil fraud case. His plea deal will send him back to jail but does not require him to testify at...

More mountain snow expected even as powerful blizzard moves out of Northern California

Mar. 04, 2024 12:18 PM EST

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A powerful blizzard that closed highways and ski resorts had moved through the Sierra Nevada by early Monday, but forecasters warned that more snow was on the way for the Northern California mountains. A long stretch of Interstate 80 from west of Lake Tahoe...

French lawmakers gather for a historic vote to make abortion a constitutional right

Mar. 04, 2024 11:44 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A bill to enshrine a woman's right to an abortion in the French Constitution goes to a historic vote on Monday, as lawmakers gathered for a joint session of parliament at the Palace of Versailles on Monday. The measure was promised by President Emmanuel Macron...

Massachusetts Air National Guard member Jack Teixeira pleads guilty to leaking military secrets

Mar. 04, 2024 12:01 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Air National Guard member Jack Teixeira pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court to leaking highly classified military documents about Russia’s war in Ukraine and other national security secrets. Teixeira pleaded guilty to six counts of willful...

6 in 10 US adults doubt mental capability of Biden and Trump, AP-NORC poll finds

Mar. 04, 2024 11:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A poll finds that a significant share of U.S. adults doubt the mental capabilities of 81-year-old President Joe Biden and 77-year-old Donald Trump, the former president and current Republican front-runner in what could be a rematch of the 2020 election. More than...

Black women struggle to find their way in a job world where diversity is under attack

Mar. 04, 2024 11:36 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Regina Lawless hit a professional high at 40, becoming the first director of diversity and inclusion for Instagram. But after her husband died suddenly in 2021, she pondered whether she had neglected her personal life and what it means for Black woman to succeed in the corporate...

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The Church of England aims to raise more than $1 billion to address its past links to slavery

Mar. 04, 2024 12:43 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Church of England should create a fund of 1 billion pounds ($1.27 billion) to address its historic links to slavery, an advisory panel said Monday. That's 10 times the amount the church previously set aside. An independent oversight group established by the church...

Vibrant posters for Paris Olympics inspired by city's flamboyant past in an Art Deco style

Mar. 04, 2024 12:43 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Vibrant colors and striking landmarks illuminate posters for the Paris Olympic Games in an Art Deco style inspired by the city’s flamboyant past. The posters were unveiled on Monday at the Musée d’Orsay — a former railway station transformed into an imposing...

Former Trump CFO Weisselberg admits to perjury and will not have to testify in hush-money trial

Mar. 04, 2024 12:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Allen Weisselberg, the former chief financial officer of Donald Trump's company, pleaded guilty Monday in New York to lying under oath during his testimony in the ex-president’s civil fraud case. His plea deal will send him back to jail but does not require him to testify at...

First lady Jill Biden honors 'women of courage' at White House

Mar. 04, 2024 12:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Jill Biden hosted a White House ceremony on Monday for “women of courage” who have fought political repression, sexual violence, economic hardship and gender discrimination around the world. “You’ve spoken out for yourselves and for others in...

Netanyahu leaned on his top rival to help unify Israel. Now, Benny Gantz is more popular

Mar. 04, 2024 12:36 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The top political rival of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is meeting with U.S. leaders in Washington this week to discuss the war in Gaza. Benny Gantz is a key member of Israel's War Cabinet whose popularity is on the rise — and who has a pivotal role to play in the...

Survivors say opportunities were missed that could have prevented Maine's worst-ever mass shooting

Mar. 04, 2024 12:35 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — An emotional mother described freezing when she heard gunfire and then becoming separated from her daughter — not knowing whether she was dead or alive — during the deadliest shooting in Maine history. Tammy Asselin also had a message for lawmakers...

A 4-year-old Gaza boy lost his arm – and his family. Half a world away, he’s getting a second chance

Mar. 04, 2024 12:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Omar Abu Kuwaik is far from his home in Gaza. The 4-year-old's parents and sister were killed by an Israeli airstrike, when he lost part of his arm. He’s one of the lucky ones. Through the efforts of family and strangers, Omar was brought out of...

The search for a young girl missing in South Africa ramps up as emotions run high

Mar. 04, 2024 12:33 PM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The South African navy was brought in Monday to help with a search for a 6-year-old girl who has been missing for three weeks in a case that has captured national attention. Joslin Smith went missing on Feb. 19 in the Saldanha Bay area on South...

Stock market today: Wall Street drifts around its records ahead of a busy week

Mar. 04, 2024 12:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are drifting around their record heights on Monday. The S&P 500 was mostly unchanged in afternoon trading, coming off its latest all-time high set this year and its 16th winning week in the last 18. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 50...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Mar. 04, 2024 12:23 PM EST

Chicago Tribune. February 26, 2024. Editorial: Illinois hospitals must root out sex abusers in their midst Dr. Fabio Ortega was a trusted gynecologist at Chicago’s NorthShore University HealthSystem who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two of his female patients,...