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Netanyahu meets with Biden and Harris at a crucial moment for the US and Israel

Jul. 25, 2024 14:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the White House Thursday to discuss the war in Gaza with President Joe Biden and likely Democratic nominee Vice President Kamala Harris at an important moment for all three politicians. Netanyahu's first White...

Biden delivers solemn call to defend democracy as he lays out his reasons for quitting race

Jul. 24, 2024 22:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday delivered a solemn call to voters to defend the country's democracy as he laid out in an Oval Office address his decision to drop his bid for reelection and throw his support behind Vice President Kamala Harris. Insisting that...

Kamala Harris: A Baptist with a Jewish husband and a faith that traces back to MLK and Gandhi

Jul. 25, 2024 11:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black clergy who know Vice President Kamala Harris, now the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, marvel at the fusion of traditions and teachings that have molded her religious faith and social justice values. A Baptist married to a Jewish man,...

Trump turns his full focus on Harris at his first rally since Biden's exit from the 2024 race

Jul. 25, 2024 10:35 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Donald Trump unleashed a barrage of attack lines Wednesday against his likely new opponent, Vice President Kamala Harris, whom he called his “new victim to defeat” and accused of deceiving the public about President Joe Biden 's ability to run for a second term. ...

Prisoners fight against working in heat on former slave plantation, raising hope for change in South

Jul. 25, 2024 09:08 AM EDT

Beneath the blazing summer sun on a former slave plantation, Lamont Gross and fellow prisoners stooped in long rows, picking vegetables by hand under the watchful eyes of armed guards on horseback. He said breaks were short and infrequent, with nothing to protect workers from the heat. ...

Biden signs bill strengthening oversight of crisis-plagued US Bureau of Prisons after AP reporting

Jul. 25, 2024 13:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed into law on Thursday a bill strengthening oversight of the crisis-plagued federal Bureau of Prisons after reporting by The Associated Press exposed systemic corruption, failures and abuse in the federal prison system. The Federal Prison...

A neurological disorder stole her voice. Jennifer Wexton takes it back on the House floor.

Jul. 25, 2024 13:34 PM EDT

When Jennifer Wexton rose Thursday to speak on the House floor, something she has done countless times before, the congresswoman used a voice she thought was gone forever. After a rare neurological disorder robbed her of her ability to speak clearly, Wexton has been given her voice...

Secret DEA files show agents joked about rape in a WhatsApp chat. Then one of them was accused of it

Jul. 25, 2024 13:12 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In a WhatsApp chat that quickly devolved into depravity, a group of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents boasted about their “world debauchery tour” of “boozing and whoring” on the government’s dime. They swapped lurid images of their latest sexual conquests. And at...

Newsom issues executive order for removal of homeless encampments in California

Jul. 25, 2024 13:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order Thursday to direct state agencies on how to remove homeless encampments, a month after a Supreme Court ruling allowing cities to enforce bans on sleeping outside in public spaces. Newsom’s order is...

Flavor Flav is soaking up his 1st Olympic experience cheering on the US water polo teams

Jul. 25, 2024 13:48 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Flavor Flav stopped for hugs, handshakes and high-fives as he made his way around the Team USA House at the Paris Games on Thursday. He never stopped smiling. “This is quite an experience for me right now, you know, because the only time I've ever seen...

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Authorities will investigate after Kansas police killed a man who barricaded himself in a garage

Jul. 25, 2024 14:19 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas authorities are investigating after Salina police said they shot and killed a man Wednesday who they said threatened them with a gun. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation announced the review Thursday. The agency in a statement said Salina...

Workers go on strike at five-star Paris hotel where IOC members are staying for Olympics

Jul. 25, 2024 14:14 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Workers went on strike Thursday at the five-star hotel in Paris where members of the International Olympic Committee are staying, walking out just a day before the opening ceremony of the Games. According to the major French union CGT, the IOC paid the hotel where...

Daughter of Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley on trial, accused of abandoning newborn in cold

Jul. 25, 2024 14:13 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The trial began Thursday for the daughter of baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley, who is accused of abandoning her baby after giving birth in the woods in subfreezing temperatures on Christmas night in 2022. Attorneys for Alexandra Eckersley, 27,...

Migrants and homeless people are cleared out of Paris during the Olympics

Jul. 25, 2024 14:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Carrying backpacks and small children, hundreds of people sleeping on the streets of Paris climbed aboard buses surrounded by armed police Thursday, the latest group of migrants and homeless people to be driven out of the city ahead of the opening ceremony of the 2024 Olympics. ...

UK police officer suspended after video appears to show a man being kicked in head

Jul. 25, 2024 14:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British police officer was suspended from duties Thursday after a video posted on social media appeared to show him kicking and stomping on the head of a man lying on the floor at Manchester Airport. Greater Manchester Police said the incident occurred while police...

Netanyahu meets with Biden and Harris at a crucial moment for the US and Israel

Jul. 25, 2024 14:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the White House Thursday to discuss the war in Gaza with President Joe Biden and likely Democratic nominee Vice President Kamala Harris at an important moment for all three politicians. Netanyahu's first White...

Judge won't block Georgia prosecutor disciplinary body that Democrats fear is aimed at Fani Willis

Jul. 25, 2024 14:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge has denied a preliminary challenge to block a commission created to discipline and remove state prosecutors, finding that it doesn't violate the U.S. or state constitution. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Paige Reese Whitaker on Tuesday rejected...

Chicken wings advertised as 'boneless' can have bones, Ohio Supreme Court decides

Jul. 25, 2024 14:00 PM EDT

Consumers cannot expect boneless chicken wings to actually be free of bones, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday, rejecting claims by a restaurant patron who suffered serious medical complications from getting a bone stuck in his throat. Michael Berkheimer was dining with...

Uvalde, Texas, school officer pleads not guilty to charges of failing to protect kids during attack

Jul. 25, 2024 13:59 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — A former school police officer who was part of the slow law enforcement response to the 2022 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of failing to take action as a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers inside a...

UN asks nations to better prepare, cool the vulnerable as 'extreme heat epidemic' breaks records

Jul. 25, 2024 13:59 PM EDT

After three of Earth's hottest days ever measured, the United Nations called for a flurry of efforts to try to reduce the human toll from soaring and searing temperatures, calling it “an extreme heat epidemic.” “If there is one thing that unites our divided world, it's that...