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Columbia University cites progress with Gaza war protesters following encampment arrests

Apr. 24, 2024 07:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University said early Wednesday that it was making “important progress” with pro-Palestinian student protesters who set up a tent encampment and that it was extending a deadline to clear out, yet standoffs remained tense on the Ivy League campus in upper Manhattan. ...

Biden tries to navigate the Israel-Hamas war protests roiling college campuses

Apr. 24, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Student protests over the war in Gaza have created a new and unpredictable challenge for President Joe Biden as he resists calls to cut off U.S. support for Israel while trying to hold together the coalition of voters he'll need for reelection. The protests at...

UN calls for investigation into mass graves uncovered at two Gaza hospitals raided by Israel

Apr. 23, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations called Tuesday for “a clear, transparent and credible investigation” of mass graves uncovered at two major hospitals in war-torn Gaza that were raided by Israeli troops. Credible investigators must have access to the sites, U.N....

What to listen for during Supreme Court arguments on Donald Trump and presidential immunity

Apr. 24, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court hears arguments Thursday over whether Donald Trump is immune from prosecution in a case charging him with plotting to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. It's a historic day for the court, with the justices having an...

More US aid will help Ukraine avoid defeat in its war with Russia. Winning is another matter

Apr. 24, 2024 07:53 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A big, new package of U.S. military aid will help Ukraine avoid defeat in its war with Russia. Winning will still be a long slog. The arms and ammunition in the $61 billion military aid package should enable Ukraine to slow the Russian army's bloody advances...

Biden's long fight with Republicans over Ukraine aid has ended, but significant damage has been done

Apr. 24, 2024 06:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's long, painful battle with Republicans in Congress to secure urgently needed assistance for Ukraine will end Wednesday when he signs into law a $95 billion war aid measure that also includes support for Israel, Taiwan and other allies. But...

US banning TikTok? Your key questions answered

Apr. 24, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

No, TikTok will not suddenly disappear from your phone. Nor will you go to jail if you continue using it after it is banned. After years of attempts to ban the Chinese-owned app, including by former President Donald Trump, a measure to outlaw the popular video-sharing app has won...

Supreme Court will consider when doctors can provide emergency abortions in states with bans

Apr. 24, 2024 07:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider Wednesday when doctors can provide abortions during medical emergencies in states with bans enacted after the high court’s sweeping decision overturning Roe v. Wade. The case comes from Idaho, which is one of 14 states that now...

A conservative quest to limit diversity programs gains momentum in states

Apr. 24, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

A conservative quest to limit diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives is gaining momentum in state capitals and college governing boards, with officials in about one-third of the states now taking some sort of action against it. Tennessee became the latest when the Republican...

London police contain 2 horses loose in the city. Several more believed to be on the run too

Apr. 24, 2024 06:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London police have contained two military horses that were seen running around loose without riders in the heart of the U.K. capital on Wednesday morning. Several other horses are still believed to be on the loose. Details remain sketchy as to what happened but...

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A blast near a ship off Yemen may mark a new attack by Houthi rebels after a recent lull

Apr. 24, 2024 08:04 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A ship near the strategic Bab el-Mandeb Strait saw an explosion in the distance Wednesday, marking what may be a new attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels through the crucial waterway for international trade. The explosion, reported by the British military's United...

Iran's Raisi inaugurates project in Sri Lanka, says West doesn't monopolize knowledge, technology

Apr. 24, 2024 07:59 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said his country has proven the West doesn’t have a monopoly on technology while inaugurating a hydropower and irrigation project in Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Raisi is the first Iranian leader to visit Sri Lanka since former...

A Russian Orthodox priest who took part in services for Navalny is suspended by the patriarch

Apr. 24, 2024 07:59 AM EDT

The patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Chuch has suspended a priest who participated in services for the late opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Dmitry Safronov took part in Navalny's funeral as well as presiding at the commemoration on March 26, the 40th day after his death — an...

The EU will probe whether China is unfairly denying companies access to its medical devices market

Apr. 24, 2024 07:55 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union announced on Wednesday an investigation into whether China is using unfair methods to deprive companies in Europe of access to its market for medical devices ranging from hypodermic needles to high-tech scanners. The probe launched by the European...

Slovakia's government approves controversial overhaul of public broadcasting

Apr. 24, 2024 07:55 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s government on Wednesday approved a controversial overhaul of the country's public radio and television services, a move that critics say would result in the government taking full control of the media. Thousands rallied in the capital last...

More US aid will help Ukraine avoid defeat in its war with Russia. Winning is another matter

Apr. 24, 2024 07:53 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A big, new package of U.S. military aid will help Ukraine avoid defeat in its war with Russia. Winning will still be a long slog. The arms and ammunition in the $61 billion military aid package should enable Ukraine to slow the Russian army's bloody advances...

Ex-leader of Northern Ireland's biggest unionist party faces sex offense charges dating to 1985

Apr. 24, 2024 07:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The former leader of Northern Ireland’s biggest unionist party was jeered as he left court Wednesday following his appearance on sexual abuse charges dating back nearly four decades. Some members of the public shouted at Jeffrey Donaldson and lunged toward him, and...

Columbia University cites progress with Gaza war protesters following encampment arrests

Apr. 24, 2024 07:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University said early Wednesday that it was making “important progress” with pro-Palestinian student protesters who set up a tent encampment and that it was extending a deadline to clear out, yet standoffs remained tense on the Ivy League campus in upper Manhattan. ...

A Greek lawmaker faces criminal charges following a brawl in parliament

Apr. 24, 2024 07:41 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s parliamentary speaker said that he would seek criminal charges against a lawmaker who allegedly punched a colleague during a debate on Wednesday. The member of parliament, who hasn't been named, was suspended for 15 days after the fight, which...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Apr. 24, 2024 07:34 AM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. April 18, 2024. Editorial: Reeves Strengthens Case For Medicaid As Mississippi’s House and Senate try to forge a compromise on Medicaid expansion that could get enough legislative support to override an expected gubernatorial veto, one of the...