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In initial win for Argentine President Milei, senators approve his key bills after violent protests

Jun. 12, 2024 23:52 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s Senate narrowly approved key state overhaul and tax bills proposed by President Javier Miliei, delivering an initial legislative victory to the libertarian leader in his efforts to enact his promises of radical change. Senators voted 37...

House votes to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt for withholding Biden audio

Jun. 12, 2024 20:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over audio of President Joe Biden’s interview in his classified documents case, Republicans' latest and strongest rebuke of the Justice Department as partisan...

Biden and Zelenskyy will sign a security deal, as G7 leaders agree to use Russian cash to help Kyiv

Jun. 12, 2024 17:27 PM EDT

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) — President Joe Biden and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will sign a bilateral security agreement between the U.S. and Ukraine on Thursday when they meet on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in Italy, as negotiators for the group have reached an agreement on how to...

President Joe Biden faces first lawsuit over new asylum crackdown at the border

Jun. 12, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of immigrant advocacy groups sued the Biden administration on Wednesday over President Joe Biden’s recent directive that effectively halts asylum claims at the southern border, saying it differs little from a similar move by the Trump administration that was...

Alarmed by embryo destruction, Southern Baptists urge caution on IVF by couples and government

Jun. 12, 2024 17:56 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Southern Baptist delegates expressed alarm Wednesday over the way in vitro fertilization is routinely being practiced, approving a resolution lamenting that the creation of surplus frozen embryos often results in “destruction of embryonic human life.” They...

Florida's 2024 hurricane season arrives with a rainy deluge

Jun. 12, 2024 21:24 PM EDT

Dangerous flooding from a tropical disturbance inundated much of southern Florida on Wednesday, blocking roads, floating vehicles and delaying the Florida Panthers on their way to Stanley Cup games in Canada against the Edmonton Oilers. The disorganized storm system was pushing...

Tatum, Brown help Celtics hold off huge Dallas rally for 106-99 win, 3-0 lead in NBA Finals

Jun. 13, 2024 00:15 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown shared a long hug after helping Boston avoid the biggest collapse in an NBA Finals game since at least 1997. The reward? The Celtics stars are on the brink of joining the litany of big-name predecessors to put a banner above the parquet...

Republicans stick to attacking criminal justice system, echoing Trump, after Hunter Biden conviction

Jun. 12, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans are responding to Hunter Biden's conviction on federal gun charges with some version of, “That’s it?” Loyal to Donald Trump, they largely echoed the former president's claim that the Justice Department has treated President Joe Biden's son with kid...

Blinken says some of Hamas' proposed changes to a cease-fire plan in Gaza are workable and some not

Jun. 12, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that mediators would keep trying to close an elusive cease-fire deal for Gaza after Hamas proposed changes to a U.S.-backed plan, some of which he said were “workable” and some not. The back-and-forth laid bare...

Jerry West, a 3-time Hall of Fame selection and the inspiration for the NBA logo, dies at 86

Jun. 12, 2024 21:01 PM EDT

The NBA has never confirmed the worst-kept secret in basketball, that Jerry West is the player whose silhouette is depicted in the league’s logo. There’s probably a reason for that: West never wanted to be the logo. “I’m just part of the game,” West said in a...

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After rare flash flood emergency, Florida prepares for more heavy rainfall in coming days

Jun. 13, 2024 00:42 AM EDT

A tropical disturbance has brought a rare flash flood emergency to much of southern Florida as residents prepared to weather more heavy rainfall on Thursday and Friday. Wednesday's downpours and subsequent flooding blocked roads, floated vehicles and delayed the Florida Panthers on...

Democrats are forcing a vote on women's right to IVF in an election-year push on reproductive care

Jun. 13, 2024 00:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are seeking to highlight Republicans' resistance to legislation that would make it a right nationwide for women to access in vitro fertilization and other fertility treatments, holding a vote on the matter Thursday as part of Senate Majority Leader Chuck...

Senate confirms new energy regulators, extending Biden's grip on panel that backs renewable energy

Jun. 13, 2024 00:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's grip on a key federal energy commission will last beyond his first term, giving a boost to the Democrat's push for renewable energy regardless of the election results in November. The Senate moved to ensure that political reality as lawmakers...

Republican candidates for Utah's open US House seat split on aid for Ukraine

Jun. 13, 2024 00:34 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — All five Republicans battling for Utah's only open U.S. House seat agreed in a debate Wednesday that they see an urgent need to reduce federal spending, but only some said cutting military aid to Ukraine would be an effective way to achieve that goal. The...

Trump is returning to Capitol Hill to meet with Republican lawmakers, a first since Jan. 6 attack

Jun. 13, 2024 00:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is making a triumphant return to Capitol Hill to meet with House and Senate Republicans, his first since sending the mob to “fight like hell” ahead of the Jan.6, 2021 attack, as GOP lawmakers find themselves newly energized and reinvigorated by his bid to retake...

Haiti’s transitional council appoints new Cabinet tasked with leading a country under siege by gangs

Jun. 13, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s transitional council appointed a new Cabinet on Tuesday, marking the final step in rebuilding the government that will lead a country under siege by gangs. Government spokeswoman Kettia Marcellus confirmed the existence of the new Cabinet and...

G7 leaders agree to lend Ukraine billions backed by Russia's frozen assets. Here's how it will work

Jun. 13, 2024 00:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies have agreed to engineer a $50 billion loan to help Ukraine in its fight for survival that would use interest earned on profits from Russia’s frozen central bank assets as collateral. Details of the deal were...

Hollywood's A-listers are lining up behind Joe Biden. Will their support matter in November?

Jun. 13, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Robert De Niro showed up outside a Manhattan courthouse to decry Donald Trump as his New York hush money trial was winding down, it sparked a life-imitates-art screaming match with a nearby group of the former president's supporters. “You are gangsters!”...

Tatum, Brown help Celtics hold off huge Dallas rally for 106-99 win, 3-0 lead in NBA Finals

Jun. 13, 2024 00:15 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown shared a long hug after helping Boston avoid the biggest collapse in an NBA Finals game since at least 1997. The reward? The Celtics stars are on the brink of joining the litany of big-name predecessors to put a banner above the parquet...

One year later, migrants who cheated death off Greece seek justice and struggle to cope with life

Jun. 13, 2024 00:15 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Desperate hands clutched at Ali Elwan's arms, legs and neck, and screams misted his ears, as he spat out saltwater and fought for three hours to keep afloat in the night, dozens of miles from land. Although a poor swimmer, he lived — one of just 104...