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Biden and Trump win Michigan primaries, edging closer to a rematch

Feb. 27, 2024 21:00 PM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump won the Michigan primaries on Tuesday, further solidifying the all-but-certain rematch between the two men. Biden defeated Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips, his one significant opponent left in the Democratic...

A deal between Israel and Hamas appears to be taking shape. What would it look like?

Feb. 27, 2024 12:53 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Israel and Hamas are inching toward a new deal that would free some of the roughly 130 hostages held in the Gaza Strip in exchange for a weekslong pause in the war, now in its fifth month. U.S. President Joe Biden says a deal could go into effect as early as Monday,...

Biden and party leaders implore Speaker Johnson to help Ukraine in 'intense' Oval Office meeting

Feb. 27, 2024 16:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders emerged from an “intense” Oval Office meeting with President Joe Biden on Tuesday speaking optimistically about the prospects for avoiding a partial government shutdown, but with new uncertainty about aid for Ukraine and Israel as the president and...

Chatbots' inaccurate, misleading responses about U.S. elections threaten to keep voters from polls

Feb. 27, 2024 17:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — With presidential primaries underway across the U.S., popular chatbots are generating false and misleading information that threatens to disenfranchise voters, according to a report published Tuesday based on the findings of artificial intelligence experts and a bipartisan group...

The killing of a Georgia nursing student is now at the center of the US immigration debate

Feb. 27, 2024 20:41 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Laken Riley was a 22-year-old nursing student out on her morning run at the University of Georgia when authorities say a stranger dragged her into a secluded area and killed her, sending shockwaves through campus as police searched for a suspect. The arrest of a...

2 men convicted of killing Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay nearly 22 years after rap star's death

Feb. 27, 2024 19:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 20 years after Run-D.M.C. star Jam Master Jay was brazenly gunned down in his recording studio, two men close to him were convicted Tuesday of murder, marking a long-awaited moment in one of the hip-hop world’s most elusive cases. An anonymous Brooklyn...

San Francisco apologizes to Black residents for decades of racist policies

Feb. 27, 2024 20:16 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Supervisors in San Francisco formally apologized Tuesday to African Americans and their descendants for the city’s role in perpetuating racism and discrimination, with several stating that this was just the start of reparations for Black residents and not the end. ...

Two mayoral hopefuls of a Mexican city are shot dead within hours of each other

Feb. 27, 2024 19:31 PM EST

MARAVATÍO, Mexico (AP) — Two mayoral hopefuls in the Mexican city of Maravatío have been gunned down within hours of each other, as experts warn the June 2 national elections could be the country's most violent on record. The widening control of drug cartels in Mexico has been...

Shooting stuns indigenous whaling village on Alaska's desolate North Slope

Feb. 27, 2024 20:50 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A shooting that killed two adults and severely wounded two others has stunned a tiny Alaska Native whaling village above the Arctic Circle, where parents were told they could keep their children home from school Tuesday to hug them. A 16-year-old boy has...

Kids are using phones in class, even when it’s against the rules. Should schools ban them all day?

Feb. 27, 2024 09:34 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In California, a high school teacher complains that students watch Netflix on their phones during class. In Maryland, a chemistry teacher says students use gambling apps to place bets during the school day. Around the country, educators say students routinely...

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Biden and Trump win Michigan primaries, edging closer to a rematch

Feb. 27, 2024 21:00 PM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump won the Michigan primaries on Tuesday, further solidifying the all-but-certain rematch between the two men. Biden defeated Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips, his one significant opponent left in the Democratic...

Army personnel file shows Maine reservist who killed 18 people received glowing reviews

Feb. 27, 2024 20:54 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An Army reservist responsible for the deadliest shooting in Maine history received a glowing review from his superiors even as some of his family members were growing increasingly worried about his mental health. The annual evaluation from April 2023...

Alabama IVF patients describe heartbreak, anger after ruling

Feb. 27, 2024 20:50 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Tory Beasley had dreamed of having three kids, and she and her husband turned to IVF after struggling with infertility. She was scheduled for an embryo transfer next week at an Alabama fertility clinic in the hopes of having a dreamed-of second child. The...

Shooting stuns indigenous whaling village on Alaska's desolate North Slope

Feb. 27, 2024 20:50 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A shooting that killed two adults and severely wounded two others has stunned a tiny Alaska Native whaling village above the Arctic Circle, where parents were told they could keep their children home from school Tuesday to hug them. A 16-year-old boy has...

Cheers to being crooked again. Quirky English pub bulldozed after a fire to be rebuilt as it was

Feb. 27, 2024 20:48 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The owners of a quirky 18th century British pub unlawfully bulldozed after a mysterious fire last year were ordered on Tuesday by a local council to rebuild it — and to stick to its original, lopsided dimensions. The watering hole — known as the Crooked House for...

Louisiana moves closer to final passage of tough-on-crime bills that could overhaul justice system

Feb. 27, 2024 20:47 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana, a state grappling with one of the highest rates of incarceration and violent crime in the country, is on the cusp of overhauling parts of its criminal justice system as the state's GOP-dominated legislature barrels ahead with a package of bills — ranging from...

Rapidly expanding wildfires in the Texas Panhandle prompt evacuations

Feb. 27, 2024 20:44 PM EST

CANADIAN, Texas (AP) — A rapidly widening Texas wildfire more than doubled in size Tuesday and prompted evacuation orders in small towns as strong winds, dry grass and unseasonably warm temperatures fueled the blaze in the state's rural Panhandle. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott issued...

The killing of a Georgia nursing student is now at the center of the US immigration debate

Feb. 27, 2024 20:41 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Laken Riley was a 22-year-old nursing student out on her morning run at the University of Georgia when authorities say a stranger dragged her into a secluded area and killed her, sending shockwaves through campus as police searched for a suspect. The arrest of a...

New York Democrats propose new congressional lines that could help them in battleground races

Feb. 27, 2024 20:34 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Democrats are proposing a new congressional map that could shift a few battleground districts in the party’s favor, potentially giving their candidates an advantage in House races that could determine control of Congress. The bill, introduced late...

Rocket fire reported off Yemen in Red Sea in a new suspected attack by Houthi rebels

Feb. 27, 2024 20:33 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A rocket exploded late Tuesday night off the side of a ship traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen, authorities said, the latest suspected attack to be carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels. The attack comes as the Houthis continue a...