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Key takeaways from the opening statements in Donald Trump's hush money trial

Apr. 22, 2024 18:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Monday's opening statements in the first criminal trial of a former American president provided a clear roadmap of how prosecutors will try to make the case that Donald Trump broke the law, and how the defense plans to fight the charges on multiple fronts. Lawyers...

With homelessness on the rise, the Supreme Court weighs bans on sleeping outdoors

Apr. 22, 2024 19:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court wrestled with major questions about the growing issue of homelessness on Monday as it considered whether cities can punish people for sleeping outside when shelter space is lacking. It's the most significant case before the high court in decades...

Israel's military intelligence chief resigns over failure to prevent Hamas attack on Oct. 7

Apr. 22, 2024 14:56 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The head of Israeli military intelligence resigned on Monday because of Hamas' Oct. 7 attack, becoming the first senior figure to step down over his role in the stunning failure to anticipate or quickly respond to the deadliest assault in Israel's history. ...

Pro-Palestinian protests sweep US college campuses following mass arrests at Columbia

Apr. 22, 2024 19:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia canceled in-person classes, dozens of protesters were arrested at Yale and the gates to Harvard Yard were closed to the public on Monday as some of the most prestigious U.S. universities sought to diffuse campus tensions over Israel's war with Hamas. The...

When red-hot isn't enough: New government heat risk tool sets magenta as most dangerous level

Apr. 22, 2024 16:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forget about red hot. A new color-coded heat warning system relies on magenta to alert Americans to the most dangerous conditions they may see this summer. The National Weather Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday — Earth Day —...

Local election workers fear threats to their safety as November nears. One group is trying to help

Apr. 22, 2024 00:09 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The group gathered inside the conference room, mostly women, fell silent as the audio recording began to play. The male voice, clearly agitated, railed against what he thought had been fraud that cost former President Donald Trump reelection four years...

Aid approval brings Ukraine closer to replenishing troops struggling to hold front lines

Apr. 22, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian commander Oleksiy Tarasenko witnessed a frightening shift last month in Russia's efforts to punch through Kyiv’s defense of the industrial region known as the Donbas. Standing against Russia’s unyielding advance in the strategic front-line town of...

Jury: BNSF Railway contributed to 2 deaths in Montana town where asbestos sickened thousands

Apr. 22, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal jury on Monday said BNSF Railway contributed to the deaths of two people who were exposed to asbestos decades ago when tainted mining material was shipped through a Montana town where thousands have been sickened. The jury awarded $4 million each in...

Satellite photos suggest Iran air defense radar struck in Isfahan during apparent Israeli attack

Apr. 22, 2024 14:05 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Satellite photos taken Monday suggest an apparent Israeli retaliatory strike targeting Iran's central city of Isfahan hit a radar system for a Russian-made air defense battery, contradicting repeated denials by officials in Tehran of any damage in the assault. The...

Caitlin Clark's early play in WNBA will be her tryout for a roster spot on US Olympic women's team

Apr. 22, 2024 07:36 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Caitlin Clark’s early play in WNBA will serve as her tryout for a spot on the U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team. The women's roster for the Paris Games won't be determined before June 1. Unable to attend the U.S. training camp this month, Clark will...

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Arizona judge declares mistrial in the case of a rancher accused of fatally shooting a migrant

Apr. 22, 2024 20:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge declares a mistrial Monday in the case of a rancher accused of fatally shooting a Mexican man on his property near the U.S.-Mexico border. George Alan Kelly, 75, was charged with second-degree murder in the Jan. 30, 2023, shooting of Gabriel...

Advocates, man who inspired film 'Bernie' ask for air conditioning for him and other Texas inmates

Apr. 22, 2024 20:07 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A legal battle over a lack of air conditioning in Texas prisons is bringing together advocates on the issue and one current inmate who says his health is being endangered by the state’s hot prisons — the former mortician whose murder case inspired the movie “Bernie.” ...

Trial opens for former Virginia hospital medical director accused of sexual abuse of ex-patients

Apr. 22, 2024 20:04 PM EDT

NEW KENT, Va. (AP) — The former longtime medical director of a Virginia hospital that serves vulnerable children used physical examinations as a “ruse” to sexually abuse two teenage patients, a prosecutor said Monday, while the physician's attorney “adamantly” denied any inappropriate...

Philippine troops kill 12 suspected Muslim rebels in clash that wounded seven soldiers

Apr. 22, 2024 20:03 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops killed the leader of a small Muslim rebel group and eleven of his men blamed for past bombings and extortion in a clash in the country’s south, military officials said Tuesday. Seven soldiers were wounded in the hourlong gunbattle...

A Washington police officer killed 3 people in 8 years -- and faces a murder trial for the last one

Apr. 22, 2024 19:59 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a suburban Seattle police officer charged with murder in the death of a 26-year-old man outside a convenience store in 2019 — the third person the officer had killed in the past eight years. Auburn officer Jeff Nelson...

Arizona judge declares mistrial in case of rancher accused of fatally shooting migrant on his property by Mexico border

Apr. 22, 2024 19:59 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona judge declares mistrial in case of rancher accused of fatally shooting migrant on his property by Mexico border.

Pro-Palestinian protests sweep US college campuses following mass arrests at Columbia

Apr. 22, 2024 19:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia canceled in-person classes, dozens of protesters were arrested at Yale and the gates to Harvard Yard were closed to the public on Monday as some of the most prestigious U.S. universities sought to diffuse campus tensions over Israel's war with Hamas. The...

Milwaukee man charged in dismemberment death pleads not guilty

Apr. 22, 2024 19:51 PM EDT

SOUTH MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man charged with killing and mutilating a woman whose body parts washed up on a beach along Lake Michigan pleaded not guilty during a court appearance Monday. Maxwell Anderson, 33, of Milwaukee, entered the plea to charges of first-degree...

Suspect arrested in break-in at Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass's home, police say

Apr. 22, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in Los Angeles arrested a suspect following a break-in at the home of Mayor Karen Bass early Sunday, officials said. The suspect was arrested shortly after smashing a window to get inside of Getty House while it was occupied, the Los Angeles Police...

US House Judiciary Committee chair seeks details from ATF on airport director shooting

Apr. 22, 2024 19:43 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The chair of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Monday asked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to provide documents and information about its raid at the home last month of the Little Rock airport director who died after a shootout with agents...