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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 17:52 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 18:41 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...

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...

Toxic: How the search for the origins of COVID-19 turned politically poisonous

Apr. 22, 2024 13:03 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The hunt for the origins of COVID-19 has gone dark in China, the victim of political infighting after a series of stalled and thwarted attempts to find the source of the virus that killed millions and paralyzed the world for months. The Chinese government froze...

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...

Biden marks Earth Day by going after GOP, announcing $7 billion in federal solar power grants

Apr. 22, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

TRIANGLE, Virginia (AP) — President Joe Biden marked Earth Day by announcing $7 billion in federal grants for residential solar projects serving 900,000-plus households in low- and middle-income communities — while criticizing Republicans who want to gut his policies to address climate change....

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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Rail spikes hammered, bullet train being built from Sin City to the City of Angels

Apr. 22, 2024 18:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A $12 billion passenger bullet train linking Las Vegas and the Los Angeles area was dubbed the first true high-speed rail line in the nation on Monday, with the private company building it predicting millions of ticket-buyers will be boarding trains by 2028. ...

KC Current owners announce plans for stadium district along the Kansas City riverfront

Apr. 22, 2024 18:44 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The ownership group of the Kansas City Current announced plans Monday for the development of the Missouri River waterfront, where the club recently opened a purpose-built stadium for the National Women's Soccer League team. CPKC Stadium will serve as the hub...

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

Apr. 22, 2024 18:41 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...

Key recommendations for strengthening the neutrality of the UN agency helping Palestinian refugees

Apr. 22, 2024 18:41 PM EDT

An independent panel that reviewed the neutrality of the U.N. agency helping Palestinian refugees, after Israel alleged that a dozen of its employees in Gaza had participated in Hamas' Oct. 7 attacks, released its report on Monday. Here are some of its key recommendations to...

William Strickland, a longtime civil rights activist, scholar and friend of Malcom X, has died

Apr. 22, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — William Strickland, a longtime civil rights activist and supporter of the Black Power movement who worked with Malcom X and other prominent leaders in the 1960s, has died. He was 87. Strickland, whose death April 10 was confirmed by a relative, first became active in...

Minnesota state senator arrested on suspicion of burglary

Apr. 22, 2024 18:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A state senator and former broadcast meteorologist was arrested on suspicion of burglary early Monday in the northwestern Minnesota city of Detroit Lakes, police said. Democratic Sen. Nicole Mitchell, 49, of Woodbury, was being held in the Becker County Jail on...

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...

The pandemic exposed staff shortages at nursing homes. A new White House push aims for a remedy

Apr. 22, 2024 18:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday said the first rule to set minimum staffing levels at federally funded nursing homes and require that a certain portion of the taxpayer dollars they receive go toward wages for care workers is a long-overdue “milestone” that recognizes...

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

Apr. 22, 2024 18:20 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...

Trump tried to 'corrupt' the 2016 election, prosecutor alleges as hush money trial gets underway

Apr. 22, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump tried to illegally influence the 2016 presidential election by preventing damaging stories about his personal life from becoming public, a prosecutor told jurors Monday at the start of the former president's historic hush money trial. "This was a...