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Donald Trump brings his campaign to the courthouse as his criminal hush money trial begins

Apr. 15, 2024 21:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump began his day as a criminal defendant lashing out at the judge and prosecutors, casting himself as a victim and angrily posting on social media. In other words: a familiar routine. But inside the courtroom, which was...

Analysis: Iran upends decades of shadow warfare in direct attack on Israel as tensions mount at home

Apr. 15, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's direct attack on Israel over the weekend upended decades of its shadowy warfare by proxy, something Tehran has used to manage international repercussions for its actions. But with both economic and political tensions at home boiling, the country's Shiite...

Israeli military tells Palestinians not to return to north Gaza after witnesses say troops killed 5

Apr. 15, 2024 15:37 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military renewed warnings on Monday for Palestinians not to return to northern Gaza, a day after witnesses and medical officials said Israeli troops opened fire and killed five people among throngs of displaced residents trying to walk back to their...

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators shut down airport highways and key bridges in major US cities

Apr. 15, 2024 21:35 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Pro-Palestinian demonstrators blocked roadways in Illinois, California, New York and the Pacific Northwest on Monday, temporarily shutting down travel into some of the nation's most heavily used airports, onto the Golden Gate and Brooklyn bridges and on a busy West Coast highway. ...

Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth

Apr. 15, 2024 18:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth while lawsuits over the law proceed, reversing lower courts. The justices' order Monday allows the state to put in a place a 2023 law that subjects physicians to...

Caitlin Clark taken No. 1 in the WNBA draft by the Indiana Fever, as expected

Apr. 15, 2024 22:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlin Clark admitted she was a bit nervous before being chosen with the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft by the Indiana Fever, even though it was no surprise. "I dreamed of this moment since I was in second grade, and it’s taken a lot of hard work, a lot of ups and...

Gun supervisor for ‘Rust’ movie gets 18 months in prison for fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin on set

Apr. 15, 2024 20:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A movie weapons supervisor was sentenced to 18 months in prison in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on the set of the Western film “Rust,” during a hearing Monday in which tearful family members and friends gave testimonials that included calls for...

House Speaker Mike Johnson pushes towards a vote on aid for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan

Apr. 15, 2024 21:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson is pushing toward action this week on aid for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan, unveiling an elaborate plan Monday to break the package into separate votes to squeeze through the House's political divides on foreign policy. Facing an outright...

Trump Media stock slides again to bring it more than 66% below its peak as euphoria fades

Apr. 15, 2024 19:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock price for Donald Trump's social media company slid again Monday, pushing it more than 66% below its peak set late last month. Trump Media & Technology Group closed down 18.4% at $26.61 as more of the euphoria that surrounded the stock fades. It's a...

Owners of a Colorado funeral home where 190 decaying bodies were found are charged with COVID fraud

Apr. 15, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A couple who owned a Colorado funeral home where authorities last year discovered 190 decaying bodies were indicted on federal charges that they misspent nearly $900,000 in pandemic relief funds on vacations, cosmetic surgery, jewelry and other personal expenses, according to court...

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China's economy grew 5.3% in first quarter, beating expectations

Apr. 15, 2024 22:16 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s economy in the first quarter beat expectations while receiving a boost from policies and an increase in demand, the government said Tuesday. The world’s second-largest economy expanded at a 5.3% annual pace in January-March, beating analysts’...

China's economy grew at 5.3% in the first quarter, beating estimates with help from policies and better demand

Apr. 15, 2024 22:15 PM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — China's economy grew at 5.3% in the first quarter, beating estimates with help from policies and better demand.

Caitlin Clark taken No. 1 in the WNBA draft by the Indiana Fever, as expected

Apr. 15, 2024 22:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlin Clark admitted she was a bit nervous before being chosen with the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft by the Indiana Fever, even though it was no surprise. "I dreamed of this moment since I was in second grade, and it’s taken a lot of hard work, a lot of ups and...

Paris Hilton backs California bill to bring more transparency to youth treatment facilities

Apr. 15, 2024 22:06 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Paris Hilton joined California state lawmakers Monday to push for legislation aimed at cracking down on the industry that cares for troubled teens by requiring more transparency from youth treatment facilities. The bill supported by the Hilton Hotel...

A knife attack in Australia against a bishop and a priest is being treated as terrorism, police say

Apr. 15, 2024 22:01 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police say a knife attack in Sydney that wounded a bishop and a priest during a church service as horrified worshippers watched online and in person, and sparked a riot was an act of terrorism. Police arrested a 16-year-old boy Tuesday after the stabbing at...

Much of central US faces severe thunderstorm threat and possible tornadoes

Apr. 15, 2024 22:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of Americans stretching from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Baltimore could face strong thunderstorms Monday night through Wednesday, with tornadoes possible in some states. A large storm system hitting much of the central U.S. over the next few days is...

NASA confirms mystery object that crashed through roof of Florida home came from space station

Apr. 15, 2024 21:46 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — NASA confirmed Monday that a mystery object that crashed through the roof of a Florida home last month was a chunk of space junk from equipment discarded at the International Space Station. The cylindrical object that tore through the home in Naples on March 8...

Las Vegas lawyer and wife killed amid custody fight for children from prior marriage, family says

Apr. 15, 2024 21:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas lawyer and his wife had been in the middle of a contentious battle for custody of her children from a previous marriage when the woman's former father-in-law, also an attorney, fatally shot them last week during a deposition hearing in the case, according to...

White House rejects long-shot House Republican effort to get President Joe Biden to testify

Apr. 15, 2024 21:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday rejected a long-shot effort from House Republicans to get President Joe Biden to testify before lawmakers in the GOP's stalled impeachment inquiry. In a letter to House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, the White House dismissed...

House Speaker Mike Johnson pushes towards a vote on aid for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan

Apr. 15, 2024 21:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson is pushing toward action this week on aid for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan, unveiling an elaborate plan Monday to break the package into separate votes to squeeze through the House's political divides on foreign policy. Facing an outright...