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Iran's Revolutionary Guard seizes a container ship near Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Israel

Apr. 13, 2024 14:32 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Commandos from Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard rappelled from a helicopter onto an Israeli-affiliated container ship near the Strait of Hormuz and seized the vessel Saturday in the latest attack between the two countries. The seizure...

West Bank sees biggest settler rampage since war in Gaza began as Israeli teen's body is found

Apr. 13, 2024 13:40 PM EDT

Al-MUGHAYYIR, West Bank (AP) — Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank went on the largest rampage against Palestinians there since the war in Gaza began, as Israel's army said Saturday the body of a missing Israeli teen was found after he was killed in a “terrorist attack.” Witnesses said...

Progressive candidates are increasingly sharing their own abortion stories after Roe's demise

Apr. 13, 2024 14:41 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For decades, only three people knew Gloria Johnson had had an abortion. But a year of watching women and doctors agonize under Tennessee's strict abortion ban kicked up a fire in the longtime Democrat. She watched in dismay as her Republican colleagues in...

How a hush money scandal tied to a porn star led to Trump’s first criminal trial

Apr. 13, 2024 08:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the kind of tawdry tale that Donald Trump might have relished before politics: a porn actor claiming they had had sex. But on the eve of the 2016 presidential election, Trump feared the story, which he says is false, would cost him votes. So, prosecutors say,...

Nearing 50 Supreme Court arguments in, lawyer Lisa Blatt keeps winning

Apr. 13, 2024 09:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — No woman has appeared more often before the Supreme Court than Lisa Blatt, who will make her 50th argument this month. No lawyer, male or female, has done it with quite the same mix of humor, passion and style. And her win-loss record isn't bad, either: 40-6,...

How O.J. Simpson burned the Ford Bronco into America's collective memory

Apr. 13, 2024 11:37 AM EDT

The Ford Bronco initially was conceived and designed for rugged outdoorsy types, a two-door means of escape to nature from the bustling cities of mid-century America. But it had already been tamed and polished for suburbanites, with cruise control and air conditioning, by 1994, when...

As a landmark United Methodist gathering approaches, African churches weigh their future.

Apr. 13, 2024 08:11 AM EDT

The United Methodist Church lost one-fourth of its U.S. churches in a recent schism, with conservatives departing over disputes on sexuality and theology. Now, with the approach of its first major legislative gathering in several years, the question is whether the church can avert a...

It's the first drug shown to slow Alzheimer's. Why is is it off to a slow start?

Apr. 13, 2024 08:12 AM EDT

The first drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s disease hit the U.S. market over a year ago, but sales have lagged, major hospital systems have taken months to start using it and some insurers have rejected coverage. Doctors also expect some patients will hesitate to take Leqembi due to...

Bird flu is spreading to more farm animals. Are milk and eggs safe?

Apr. 13, 2024 12:40 PM EDT

A bird flu outbreak in U.S. dairy cows has grown to affect more than two dozen herds in eight states, just weeks after the nation's largest egg producer found the virus in its chickens. Health officials stress that the risk to the public is low and that the U.S. food supply remains...

Masters weekend has three-way tie and more forgiving conditions. It also has Tiger Woods

Apr. 13, 2024 10:39 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Perhaps the top perk for the 60 players who survived one of the most wind-blown, grueling days at the Masters was getting a weekend at Augusta National far more agreeable. Flags were flapping, not crackling, when the third round began Saturday. It was shaping up...

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Progressive candidates are increasingly sharing their own abortion stories after Roe's demise

Apr. 13, 2024 14:41 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For decades, only three people knew Gloria Johnson had had an abortion. But a year of watching women and doctors agonize under Tennessee's strict abortion ban kicked up a fire in the longtime Democrat. She watched in dismay as her Republican colleagues in...

Iran's Revolutionary Guard seizes a container ship near Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Israel

Apr. 13, 2024 14:32 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Commandos from Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard rappelled from a helicopter onto an Israeli-affiliated container ship near the Strait of Hormuz and seized the vessel Saturday in the latest attack between the two countries. The seizure...

Alaska judge finds correspondence school reimbursements unconstitutional

Apr. 13, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Reimbursements made to parents for education-related expenses for students in Alaska correspondence schools are unconstitutional, a state court judge has ruled, adding a new twist to a debate over education that lawmakers say may not be quickly resolved. ...

Homicide suspect kills himself after fleeing through 3 states, authorities say

Apr. 13, 2024 14:26 PM EDT

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — Authorities said they're investigating a case of domestic violence that ended with a man dead and a woman injured in South Dakota, and the suspect fleeing through Wyoming before killing himself Saturday in Colorado. Deputies responded to a report of a homicide...

Visitors are seen on camera damaging rock formations at a Nevada recreation site

Apr. 13, 2024 14:16 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal authorities are asking for the public’s help in tracking down two men seen damaging rock formations at a national recreation site in Nevada. Officials at Lake Mead National Recreation Area said the damage happened during a recent weekend near the...

Biden is cutting short a beach weekend to meet with his national security team amid Mideast tensions

Apr. 13, 2024 13:56 PM EDT

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden is cutting short a weekend stay at his Delaware beach house and returning to the White House on Saturday to meet with his national security team and monitor the situation in the Middle East. Soon after the White House announced the...

Body of missing Alabama mother found; boyfriend in custody

Apr. 13, 2024 13:50 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A two-day search for a missing Alabama mother of four has ended after her body was found in southwest Birmingham, authorities said. The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Birmingham Police Department's Crime Reduction Team found...

A Chinese official meets North Korean leader Kim in Pyongyang in highest-level talks in years

Apr. 13, 2024 13:44 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A top ranking official Chinese official reaffirmed ties with North Korea during a meeting Saturday with the country’s leader Kim Jong Un in the capital Pyongyang, China's state media reported, in the highest-level talks between the allies in years. The visit by...

Executor of O.J. Simpson's estate plans to fight payout to the families of Brown and Goldman

Apr. 13, 2024 13:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The executor of O.J. Simpson’s estate says he will work to prevent a payout of a $33.5 million judgment awarded by a California civil jury nearly three decades ago in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the families of Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron...

River barges break loose in Pittsburgh, causing damage and closing bridge

Apr. 13, 2024 13:41 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A large group of river barges broke loose and floated down the Ohio River in Pittsburgh, damaging a marina and prompting at least one bridge closure before the boats were pinned to the riverbank or went over a dam downstream, officials said. Pittsburgh police,...