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Israel is quiet on next steps against Iran -- and on which partners helped shoot down missiles

Apr. 14, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli leaders on Sunday credited an international military coalition with helping thwart a direct Iranian attack involving hundreds of drones and missiles, calling the coordinated response a starting point for a “strategic alliance” of regional opposition to Tehran....

Iran's attack on Israel raises fears of a wider war, but all sides have also scored gains

Apr. 14, 2024 06:47 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The unprecedented attack by Iran on Israel early Sunday ratcheted up regional tensions, confirming long-held fears about the Israel-Hamas war spiraling into a broader conflagration. But Iran, Israel, the United States and Hamas also walked away with some gains. ...

Iran and Israel have a history of enmity. What key recent events led to Iran's assault on Israel?

Apr. 14, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Iran's dramatic aerial attack on Israel follows years of enmity between the countries and marks the first time Iran has launched a direct military assault on Israel. The hostility between the countries has only worsened in the six months since Hamas launched its attack on...

US helps Israel shoot down 'nearly all' Iran-launched attack drones as Biden pledges support

Apr. 14, 2024 07:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden lauded American forces who helped Israel down “nearly all” of the drones and missiles fired by Iran and vowed to coordinate a global response to Tehran's unprecedented attack. The Pentagon said U.S. forces intercepted “dozens of missiles” and drones...

Scottie Scheffler unstoppable and wins another Masters green jacket

Apr. 14, 2024 19:07 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Scottie Scheffler had no doubts about this Masters, and neither did anyone watching. He pulled ahead with magnificent shots Sunday and poured it on along the back nine at Augusta National for a 4-under 68 to claim his second green jacket in three years. ...

A jury of his peers: A look at how jury selection will work in Donald Trump's first criminal trial

Apr. 13, 2024 23:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's history-making criminal trial is set to start Monday with a simple but extraordinary procedural step that is vital to American democracy. A group of regular citizens — Trump's peers, in the eyes of the law — will be chosen to decide whether the former president...

House Speaker Mike Johnson says he will push for aid to Israel and Ukraine this week

Apr. 14, 2024 18:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson said Sunday he will try to advance wartime aid for Israel this week as he attempts the difficult task of winning House approval for a national security package that also includes funding for Ukraine and allies in Asia. Johnson, R-La., is...

News organizations urge Biden and Trump to commit to presidential debates during the 2024 campaign

Apr. 14, 2024 16:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Twelve news organizations on Sunday urged presumptive presidential nominees Joe Biden and Donald Trump to agree to debates, saying they were a “rich tradition” that have been part of every general election campaign since 1976. While Trump, who did not...

Can homeless people be fined for sleeping outside? A rural Oregon city asks the US Supreme Court

Apr. 14, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

GRANTS PASS, Oregon (AP) — A pickleball game in this leafy Oregon community was suddenly interrupted one rainy weekend morning by the arrival of an ambulance. Paramedics rushed through the park toward a tent, one of dozens illegally erected by the town's hundreds of homeless people, then play...

Gene Herrick, AP photographer who covered the Korean war and civil rights, dies at 97

Apr. 14, 2024 12:44 PM EDT

RICH CREEK, Va. (AP) — Gene Herrick, a retired Associated Press photographer who covered the Korean War and is known for his iconic images of Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and the trial of the killers of Emmett Till in the early years of the Civil Rights Movement, died Friday. He was 97. ...

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Scottie Scheffler unstoppable and wins another Masters green jacket

Apr. 14, 2024 19:07 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Scottie Scheffler had no doubts about this Masters, and neither did anyone watching. He pulled ahead with magnificent shots Sunday and poured it on along the back nine at Augusta National for a 4-under 68 to claim his second green jacket in three years. ...

Scottie Scheffler wins the Masters for his second green jacket in three years

Apr. 14, 2024 19:07 PM EDT
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Scottie Scheffler wins the Masters for his second green jacket in three years.

US works to prevent an escalation across the Mideast as Biden pushes Israel to show restraint

Apr. 14, 2024 18:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Sunday highlighted its role in helping Israel thwart Iran's aerial attack as President Joe Biden convened leaders of the Group of Seven countries in an effort to prevent a wider regional escalation and coordinate a global rebuke of Tehran. The...

Semiautomatic firearm ban passes Colorado's House, heads to Senate

Apr. 14, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Democratic-controlled House on Sunday passed a bill that would ban the sale and transfer of semiautomatic firearms, a major step for the legislation after roughly the same bill was swiftly killed by Democrats last year. The bill, which passed on a 35-27...

House Speaker Mike Johnson says he will push for aid to Israel and Ukraine this week

Apr. 14, 2024 18:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson said Sunday he will try to advance wartime aid for Israel this week as he attempts the difficult task of winning House approval for a national security package that also includes funding for Ukraine and allies in Asia. Johnson, R-La., is...

Strong earthquake rattles Papua New Guinea, but there is no tsunami alert or reports of damage

Apr. 14, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on Monday, authorities said, but there was no tsunami alert or immediate reports of damage. The quake struck the South Pacific Island nation 110 kilometers (68 miles) southeast of the West New...

The Latest | Israel says 99% of drones and missiles launched by Iran were intercepted

Apr. 14, 2024 18:34 PM EDT

Israel on Sunday praised the success of its defenses in the face of an attack by Iran involving hundreds of drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles while tensions ran high over a possible Israeli counter-strike. An Israeli military spokesman said the launches numbered more...

The NBA play-in games are set. It'll be Heat-76ers, Hawks-Bulls, Lakers-Pelicans and Warriors-Kings

Apr. 14, 2024 18:31 PM EDT

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are staying in New Orleans for a couple more days. Stephen Curry and Golden State will head back to Sacramento to face elimination again. And the Miami Heat are back in the play-in, which started their run to the NBA Finals last year. The...

Native American-led nonprofit says it bought 40 acres in the Black Hills of South Dakota

Apr. 14, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

A Native American-led nonprofit has announced that it purchased nearly 40 acres (16.2 hectares) of land in the Black Hills of South Dakota amid a growing movement that seeks to return land to Indigenous people. The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced in an April 11 statement that...

Seeing purple: Fans get a new track color and maybe record-breaking times at Paris Olympics

Apr. 14, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Fans will be seeing purple at the Olympics when athletes try to set records at this summer's Paris Games. In a move away from a more traditional red-brick clay color, an Olympic track is going purple for the first time. The pieces of vulcanized rubber...