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Coast-to-coast Super Tuesday contests poised to move Biden and Trump closer to November rematch

Mar. 05, 2024 00:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are poised to move much closer to winning their party's nominations during the biggest day of the primary campaign on Tuesday, setting up a historic rematch that many voters would rather not endure. Super...

Takeaways from Trump's Supreme Court win: He stays on ballot, but his legal peril is just starting

Mar. 04, 2024 17:15 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Former President Donald Trump gained a clear win at the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, which unanimously ruled that states don't have the ability to bar him — or any other federal candidates — from the ballot under a rarely-used constitutional provision that prohibits those who...

The Latest | UN report says there's credible evidence of sexual violence during Oct. 7 Hamas attack

Mar. 04, 2024 20:59 PM EST

A United Nations report has found credible allegations that sexual assaults took place during the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on southern Israel. A team led by the U.N. special envoy for sexual violence in conflict, Pramila Patten, found “reasonable grounds” to believe Hamas committed...

Supreme Court temporarily blocks Texas law that allows police to arrest migrants

Mar. 04, 2024 21:24 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ plans to arrest migrants who enter the U.S. illegally and order them to leave the country is headed to the Supreme Court in a legal showdown over the federal government’s authority over immigration. An order issued Monday by Justice Samuel Alito puts...

Small plane with several aboard crashes in Nashville and all were killed

Mar. 05, 2024 00:57 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Several people aboard a single-engine plane died Monday when the aircraft crashed near an interstate highway in Nashville, Tennessee, authorities said. The pilot made an emergency call to John C. Tune Airport around 7:40 p.m., reported engine trouble and was...

Gangs in Haiti try to seize control of main airport in newest attack on key government sites

Mar. 04, 2024 23:27 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Heavily armed gangs tried to seize control of Haiti’s main international airport on Monday, exchanging gunfire with police and soldiers in the latest attack on key government sites in an explosion of violence that includes a mass escape from the country’s two...

China sets an economic growth target of 5% and pledges help for consumers and property developers

Mar. 04, 2024 22:51 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's official growth target for this year is around 5%, Premier Li Qiang said Tuesday in an annual report on the government's plans and performance that prioritized both security and the economy. Li said the government would continue with a “pro-active fiscal...

North Korea threatens to take military moves in response to US-South Korean drills

Mar. 05, 2024 00:02 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea called the ongoing South Korean-U.S. military drills a plot to invade the country, as it threatened Tuesday to take unspecified “responsible” military steps in response. The North's warning came a day after the South Korean and U.S. forces...

Alabama lawmakers aim to approve immunity laws for IVF providers

Mar. 05, 2024 00:34 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers, who face public pressure to get in vitro fertilization services restarted, are nearing approval of immunity legislation to shield providers from the fall out of a court ruling that equated frozen embryos to children. Committees in the...

Miami Beach is breaking up with spring break — or at least trying to

Mar. 05, 2024 00:20 AM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Miami Beach is trying to break up with spring break, but it's not yet clear whether spring break will take the hint. After three consecutive years of spring break violence, Miami Beach officials are implementing monthlong security measures aimed at curbing...

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San Francisco votes on measures to compel drug treatment and give police surveillance cameras

Mar. 05, 2024 01:22 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Voters in San Francisco will weigh in on a pair of public safety measures on Tuesday's ballot that reflect frustration over crime and drug use in the politically liberal city, including a proposal to compel treatment for adults using illegal drugs who receive cash welfare...

Philippine and Chinese boats collide in their latest confrontation over a South China Sea shoal

Mar. 05, 2024 01:21 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Chinese and Philippine coast guard vessels collided in the South China Sea on Tuesday in the two nations’ latest confrontation over the disputed waters, as Southeast Asian leaders gathered for a summit in Australia where alarm over Beijing’s aggression at sea was...

LA County's progressive district attorney faces crowded field of 11 challengers in reelection bid

Mar. 05, 2024 01:18 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the country's most progressive prosecutors, who faced two recall attempts within four years, is set to be tested as he seeks reelection against 11 challengers to remain the district attorney of Los Angeles County. Tuesday's nonpartisan primary pits...

Industrial fire and multiple explosions shoot debris into the air in Detroit suburb

Mar. 05, 2024 01:14 AM EST

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police warned people to stay away as an industrial fire with multiple explosions shook a northern Detroit suburb on Monday night. The Clinton Township Police Department said on Facebook that an industrial fire burning near 15 Mile Road and Groesbeck...

Nepal's communist parties join forces to form a new coalition government

Mar. 05, 2024 01:12 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s two largest communist parties joined forces to form a new coalition government on Monday that will also include smaller parties as partners. Maoist party leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal will remain prime minister a year after he was elected to the...

Californians to vote on measure governor says he needs to tackle homelessness crisis

Mar. 05, 2024 01:06 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians are set to vote Tuesday on a statewide ballot measure that is touted by the governor as a major step to tackle homelessness and would be the first major update to the state’s mental health system in 20 years. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom...

California voters will set matchups for key US House races on Super Tuesday

Mar. 05, 2024 01:06 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will set matchups for some of the country’s most competitive U.S. House races, which could help determine which party controls the chamber next year. All of California's 52 congressional seats have primary elections Tuesday, with the...

Thousands of Korean doctors face license suspensions as Seoul moves to prosecute strike leaders

Mar. 05, 2024 01:00 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of striking junior doctors in South Korea faced proceedings to suspend their medical licenses Tuesday, as authorities are pushing for police investigations targeting leaders of the walkouts that have disrupted hospital operations. Nearly 9,000...

Small plane with several aboard crashes in Nashville and all were killed

Mar. 05, 2024 00:57 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Several people aboard a single-engine plane died Monday when the aircraft crashed near an interstate highway in Nashville, Tennessee, authorities said. The pilot made an emergency call to John C. Tune Airport around 7:40 p.m., reported engine trouble and was...

AI pervades everyday life with almost no oversight. States scramble to catch up

Mar. 05, 2024 00:41 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — While artificial intelligence made headlines with ChatGPT, behind the scenes, the technology has quietly pervaded everyday life — screening job resumes, rental apartment applications, and even determining medical care in some cases. While a number of AI systems have...