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Aide: Trump dismissed Jan. 6 threats, wanted to join crowd

Jun. 28, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump fought security officials for control of the presidential SUV as he struggled to get to the Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, a key former White House aide told House investigators Tuesday, even after he had been told that some of his...

Trump painted in testimony as volatile, angry president

Jun. 28, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump learned his attorney general had publicly rejected his election fraud claims, he heaved his lunch at the wall with such force the porcelain plate shattered and ketchup streamed down. On the morning of Jan. 6, 2021, consumed by crowd...

51 migrants die after trailer abandoned in San Antonio heat

Jun. 28, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Desperate families of migrants from Mexico and Central America frantically sought word of their loved ones as authorities began the grim task Tuesday of identifying 51 people who died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer without air conditioning in the sweltering Texas...

Election 2022: Abortion is central in 1st post-Roe primaries

Jun. 28, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The midterm primary season enters a new, more volatile phase on Tuesday as voters participate in the first elections since the U.S. Supreme Court's decision revoking a woman's constitutional right to an abortion jolted the nation's politics. In Colorado's Republican...

Turkey lifts its objections to Sweden, Finland joining NATO

Jun. 28, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Turkey agreed Tuesday to lift its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, a breakthrough in an impasse clouding a leaders’ summit in Madrid amid Europe’s worst security crisis in decades triggered by the war in Ukraine. After urgent top-level talks,...

Ukrainian survivor: Only a 'monster' would attack a mall

Jun. 28, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

KREMENCHUK, Ukraine (AP) — The mall was nothing extraordinary, but in the middle of a war it was an escape for those in this Ukrainian city who had decided not to flee. Then it exploded in a Russian airstrike. In moments on Monday afternoon, a summer hangout became a hellish...

EXPLAINER: Abortion, tech and surveillance

Jun. 28, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

With abortion now or soon to be illegal in over a dozen states and severely restricted in many more, Big Tech companies that vacuum up personal details of their users are facing new calls to limit that tracking and surveillance. One fear is that law enforcement or vigilantes could use those data...

FDA advisers recommend updating COVID booster shots for fall

Jun. 28, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

Some U.S. adults are a step closer to getting updated COVID-19 boosters this fall, as government advisers voted Tuesday that it’s time to tweak shots to better match the most recent virus variants. The Food and Drug Administration will have to decide the exact recipe but expect a...

Instagram hides some posts that mention abortion

Jun. 28, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Instagram is blocking posts that mention abortion from public view, in some cases requiring its users to confirm their age before letting them view posts that offer up information about the procedure. Over the last day, several Instagram accounts run by abortion...

At Wimbledon, Serena Williams loses 1st match in a year

Jun. 28, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Serena Williams began — and ended — her comeback at Wimbledon after 364 days out of singles competition looking very much like someone who hadn’t competed in just that long. She missed shots, shook her head, rolled her eyes. In between, there were...

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NC GOP unveils budget; House backs Medicaid expansion path

Jun. 28, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders on Tuesday unveiled state budget adjustments for the coming year, proposing to spend or set aside billions in expected extra tax collections to raise worker pay, recruit companies, build more infrastructure and combat inflation. ...

Maria Ressa: Philippines affirms news site shutdown order

Jun. 28, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Filipino journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa announced in a speech in Hawaii Tuesday that the Philippine government is affirming a previous order to shut down Rappler, the news website she co-founded, which has gained notoriety for its reporting of President...

Instagram hides some posts that mention abortion

Jun. 28, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Instagram is blocking posts that mention abortion from public view, in some cases requiring its users to confirm their age before letting them view posts that offer up information about the procedure. Over the last day, several Instagram accounts run by abortion...

New indictments returned in Texas against convicted murderer

Jun. 28, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) — New capital murder indictments were returned Tuesday against a convicted murderer from the Dallas-area who authorities say is responsible for four additional deaths. A Collin County grand jury indicted Billy Chemirmir, 50, on single capital murder counts in...

Ducey OKs $18B budget upping school, infrastructure spending

Jun. 28, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday signed into law his eighth and final state budget, an $18 billion spending plan that uses a record surplus to invest in education and infrastructure while lowering state debt and preparing for an economic downturn. The massive...

Cassidy Hutchinson, Trump White House aide, now in spotlight

Jun. 28, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year and a half after the deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection, the most memorable recounting of former President Donald Trump's behavior that day came from a young woman who had graduated from college just a few years earlier. Cassidy Hutchinson gave two hours of...

Illinois Republicans choosing nominee to face Gov. Pritzker

Jun. 28, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Republicans on Tuesday were choosing a nominee to take on Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a billionaire who has spent millions trying to get the rival he wants and increase his already sizable advantage in the state this fall. As polls closed across...

Alaska governor outlines finalized state budget

Jun. 28, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced a finalized state budget Tuesday that he said will pay off the state's lingering oil and gas tax credits and invest in areas such as public safety, education and infrastructure. Dunleavy, who faces reelection this year,...

51 migrants die after trailer abandoned in San Antonio heat

Jun. 28, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Desperate families of migrants from Mexico and Central America frantically sought word of their loved ones as authorities began the grim task Tuesday of identifying 51 people who died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer without air conditioning in the sweltering Texas...

NYC mayor: Investigate Giuliani for 'false' slap claim

Jun. 28, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams suggested Tuesday that former Mayor Rudy Giuliani be investigated for filing a false police report for claiming he was assaulted by a heckler who clapped him on the back Sunday at a Staten Island grocery store. “Someone needs to...