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Top UN court orders Israel to halt military offensive in Rafah, though Israel is unlikely to comply

May. 24, 2024 15:11 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' top court ordered Israel on Friday to immediately halt its military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, but stopped short of ordering a cease-fire for the enclave. Although Israel is unlikely to comply with the order, it will ratchet up...

Egypt agrees to send aid trucks through Israeli crossing to Gaza but impact is unclear

May. 24, 2024 15:47 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Egypt said Friday it has agreed to send U.N. humanitarian aid trucks through Israel’s main crossing into Gaza, but it remained unclear if they will be able to enter the territory as fighting raged in the southern city of Rafah amid Israel’s escalating offensive there....

Trump swaps bluster for silence, and possibly sleep, in his hush money trial

May. 24, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump isn’t known for letting slights pass. Yet for weeks, the famously combative presumptive Republican nominee has sat silently — to the point of sometimes seeming asleep — in a sterile Manhattan courtroom amid a barrage of accusations and insults. ...

Prosecutors seek to bar Trump in classified files case from statements endangering law enforcement

May. 24, 2024 21:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Friday asked the judge overseeing the classified documents case against Donald Trump to bar the former president from public statements that “pose a significant, imminent, and foreseeable danger to law enforcement agents” participating in the...

Young missionary couple from US among 3 killed by gunmen in Haiti's capital, family says

May. 24, 2024 19:22 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. missionary couple and a Haitian man who worked with them were shot and killed by gang members in Haiti’s capital after they were attacked while leaving a youth group activity held at a local church, a family member said Friday. The attack...

Uvalde families sue Meta and 'Call of Duty' maker on 2nd anniversary of school attack

May. 24, 2024 21:11 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Families in Uvalde took more legal action Friday on the second anniversary of the Robb Elementary School attack, suing Meta Platforms, which owns Instagram, and the maker of the video game “Call of Duty” over claims the companies bear responsibility for products used by...

More severe weather moves through Midwest as Iowa residents clean up tornado damage

May. 24, 2024 18:06 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Several tornadoes were reported in Iowa and Illinois as storms downed power lines and trees on Friday, just days after a deadly twister devastated one small town. The large storm system began overnight in Nebraska before traveling across central Iowa and...

Louisiana governor signs bill making two abortion drugs controlled dangerous substances

May. 24, 2024 19:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — First-of-its-kind legislation that classifies two abortion-inducing drugs as controlled and dangerous substances was signed into law Friday by Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry. The Republican governor announced his signing of the bill in Baton Rouge a day after it...

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin resumes duty after undergoing procedure at Walter Reed

May. 24, 2024 22:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin underwent a medical procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Friday evening and has resumed duty after temporarily transferring power to his deputy, Pentagon press secretary Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder said in a statement. ...

Involuntary manslaughter allegation against Alec Baldwin advances toward trial with new court ruling

May. 24, 2024 20:12 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge has rejected a request by Alec Baldwin to dismiss the sole criminal charge against him in a fatal shooting on the set of the movie “Rust,” keeping the case on track for a trial this summer. Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer on Friday upheld an...

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin resumes duty after undergoing procedure at Walter Reed

May. 24, 2024 22:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin underwent a medical procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Friday evening and has resumed duty after temporarily transferring power to his deputy, Pentagon press secretary Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder said in a statement. ...

Adult day services provide stimulation for older Americans, and respite for full-time caregivers

May. 24, 2024 22:14 PM EDT

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Sally White helps her husband of 46 years get dressed, fed and on the bus for the short ride from their home to Third Age Adult Day Center four mornings a week. Preparing 74-year-old Rodger White to leave the house for the day can be a chore since he’s...

Tribes say their future is at stake as they push for Congress to consider Colorado River settlement

May. 24, 2024 22:13 PM EDT

Within the heart of the Navajo Nation and in the shadow of the sandstone arch that is the namesake of the tribal capital, a simple greeting and big smiles were shared over and over again Friday as tribal officials gathered: “Yá‘át’ééh abíní!” It was a good morning,...

Older Americans often don't prepare for long-term care, from costs to location to emotional toll

May. 24, 2024 22:10 PM EDT

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Seven tough weeks passed with her husband in the hospital before Nancy Gag Braun found long-term care for him. From 2019 up until that point in 2022, Braun had cared for Steven at their Mankato home. A traumatic brain injury in February 2019, followed by his...

Kennedy blasts Biden, Trump over pandemic measures in pitch at Libertarian convention

May. 24, 2024 22:08 PM EDT

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. accused Joe Biden and Donald Trump Friday of trampling on personal liberties in response to the pandemic that spanned their presidencies. Kennedy, who has long claimed to be a victim of government and media censorship of his...

Lawsuit filed in the case of dancer with a peanut allergy who died after eating mislabeled cookie

May. 24, 2024 22:05 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — The estate of a young dancer who died after eating a mislabeled cookie containing peanuts has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming the failure to properly label the package was grossly negligent. Órla Ruth Baxendale, 25, died Jan. 11 after eating a...

US Defense Secretary Austin expected to meet with Chinese counterpart in Singapore

May. 24, 2024 21:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is expected to meet with his Chinese counterpart, Admiral Dong Jun, at a major defense conference in Singapore next week, the Pentagon announced Friday. It will be the first meeting between the two defense leaders following a...

Prosecutors in Harvey Weinstein's New York case cry foul over defense lawyer's comments

May. 24, 2024 21:39 PM EDT

Prosecutors in New York have accused Harvey Weinstein's lead defense lawyer of making public statements intended to intimidate a potential witness ahead of the fallen movie mogul's retrial and asked a judge to take action. The Manhattan district attorney's office sent a letter to the...

Prosecutors seek to bar Trump in classified files case from statements endangering law enforcement

May. 24, 2024 21:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Friday asked the judge overseeing the classified documents case against Donald Trump to bar the former president from public statements that “pose a significant, imminent, and foreseeable danger to law enforcement agents” participating in the...

Utah man declined $100K offer to travel to Congo on 'security job' that was covert coup attempt

May. 24, 2024 21:16 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The friend of a prominent Congolese opposition leader’s son said he turned down a six-figure offer to travel there from the U.S. as part of the family’s security detail in what turned out to be a failed coup attempt. Marcel Malanga, the 21-year-old son of...