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Jury deliberations begin in Donald Trump’s hush money criminal case

May. 29, 2024 13:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jury deliberations began Wednesday in Donald Trump’s hush money trial, placing the outcome of the history-making case in the hands of a dozen New Yorkers who have vowed to be fair and impartial in the face of their unprecedented task. The jury of seven men and...

Rallies and debates used to define campaigns. Now they're about juries and trials

May. 29, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has been sitting for hours a day in a Manhattan courtroom, where his hush-money trial is nearing its end. On Monday, a trial is set to begin in Wilmington, Delaware, for President Joe Biden's son Hunter, who is accused of lying on a...

Alito rejects calls to quit Supreme Court cases on Trump and Jan. 6 because of flag controversies

May. 29, 2024 13:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Samuel Alito is rejecting calls to step aside from Supreme Court cases involving former President Donald Trump and Jan. 6 defendants because of the controversy over flags that flew over his homes. In letters to members of Congress on Wednesday, Alito said...

Israel's military says it's taken control of a strategic corridor along Gaza's border with Egypt

May. 29, 2024 13:41 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military said Wednesday it had seized control of a strategic corridor that runs along the length of Gaza’s border with Egypt, an objective Israel had said was necessary in its bid to destroy Hamas as part of the ongoing war, now in its eighth month. ...

Netanyahu frequently makes claims of antisemitism. Critics say he's deflecting from his own problems

May. 29, 2024 07:59 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — After the International Criminal Court’s top prosecutor sought arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his defense minister and top Hamas officials, the Israeli leader accused him of being one of “the great antisemites in modern times.” ...

Biden and Harris will launch a Black voter outreach effort as they see signs of diminished support

May. 29, 2024 13:25 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are stepping up their reelection pitch to Black voters, a key part of their 2020 winning coalition that has shown signs of fraying. They'll launch a new Black voter outreach effort during a visit to the...

US pledges $135 million in aid to Western-leaning Moldova to counter Russian influence

May. 29, 2024 13:01 PM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday pledged $135 million in aid to Moldova for energy security and to counter Russian disinformation as the Western-leaning nation struggles to blunt Moscow’s push for influence that has been buoyed by recent successes in...

A woman will likely be Mexico's next president. But in some Indigenous villages, men hold the power

May. 29, 2024 07:24 AM EDT

PLAN DE AYALA, Mexico (AP) — At 4:30 a.m., the girls and women begin to appear in the dark streets of this rural village of Tojolabal people in southern Mexico. They walk in silence. Some are headed to grind corn to make their family’s tortillas. Others fetch firewood to carry home, on their...

South Africans vote in what's been framed as their most important election since apartheid ended

May. 29, 2024 13:09 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans voted Wednesday at schools, community centers, and in large white tents set up in open fields in an election seen as their country’s most important since apartheid ended 30 years ago. It could put the young democracy into unknown territory. At...

Charges against world's top golfer Scottie Scheffler dropped after arrest outside PGA Championship

May. 29, 2024 14:05 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Criminal charges against Scottie Scheffler have been dismissed, ending a legal saga that began with images of the world’s top golfer being arrested and handcuffed in Louisville during the PGA Championship. Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell asked a...

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Charges against world's top golfer Scottie Scheffler dropped after arrest outside PGA Championship

May. 29, 2024 14:05 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Criminal charges against Scottie Scheffler have been dismissed, ending a legal saga that began with images of the world’s top golfer being arrested and handcuffed in Louisville during the PGA Championship. Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell asked a...

How to tell if your older vehicle has a potentially dangerous Takata air bag under recall

May. 29, 2024 14:01 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Despite a long string of recalls that began more than two decades ago, about 6.2 million vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators remain on U.S. roads today. On Wednesday, Nissan warned drivers of about 84,000 older Nissan and Infiniti vehicles...

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. files complaint over rules for CNN's presidential debate next month

May. 29, 2024 14:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. filed an election complaint Wednesday alleging CNN is colluding with Democratic President Joe Biden and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump to exclude him from a debate the network is hosting next month. ...

Argentina court postpones the start of a trial in a criminal case involving the death of Maradona

May. 29, 2024 13:33 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A criminal court in Argentina has postponed to Oct. 1 the start of a trial in a criminal negligence case brought against eight people allegedly involved in the death of soccer legend Diego Maradona. The trial was set to start on June 4, but the...

The Latest | Israel says it controls Gaza's entire border with Egypt, as Rafah assault expands

May. 29, 2024 13:57 PM EDT

Israel’s military said Wednesday it has seized control of the entire length of Gaza’s border with Egypt, without elaborating. Capturing the strategic Philadelphi corridor signals that Israel has deepened its offensive in southern Gaza. Palestinians in the border city of Rafah...

Major leaguers praise inclusion of Negro Leagues statistics into major league records

May. 29, 2024 13:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Buck Leonard. Charlie “Chino” Smith. Turkey Stearnes. Baseball players and fans alike are learning more about the Negro Leagues after the statistics for more than 2,300 players — historic figures like Josh Gibson, Oscar Charleston, Satchel Paige and Mule...

Journalism groups sue Wisconsin Justice Department for names of every police officer in state

May. 29, 2024 13:57 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis., (AP) — Two groups of investigative journalists tracking police misconduct have filed a lawsuit in the hopes of forcing the Wisconsin Department of Justice to divulge the names, birthdates and disciplinary records of every officer in the state. The Badger Project and...

Justice Samuel Alito rejects calls to step aside from Supreme Court cases on Trump and Jan. 6

May. 29, 2024 13:54 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Samuel Alito rejects calls to step aside from Supreme Court cases on Trump and Jan. 6.

Alito rejects calls to quit Supreme Court cases on Trump and Jan. 6 because of flag controversies

May. 29, 2024 13:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Samuel Alito is rejecting calls to step aside from Supreme Court cases involving former President Donald Trump and Jan. 6 defendants because of the controversy over flags that flew over his homes. In letters to members of Congress on Wednesday, Alito said...

A nurse honored for compassion is fired after referring in speech to Gaza 'genocide'

May. 29, 2024 13:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse was fired by a New York City hospital after she referred to Israel's war in Gaza as “genocide” during a speech accepting an award. Labor and delivery nurse Hesen Jabr, who is Palestinian American, was being honored by NYU Langone Health for her...