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Jury selection could be nearing a close in Donald Trump's hush money trial in New York

Apr. 19, 2024 11:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers worked Friday to round out the panel of 12 jurors and six alternates who will hear Donald Trump's hush money trial, as the former president railed against a gag order that has prosecutors seeking to hold him in contempt of court. After a jury of 12 New...

The Latest | Jury selection in Trump's hush money trial shifts to picking alternates

Apr. 19, 2024 10:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers in former President Donald Trump 's hush money case shifted their attention Friday to picking alternates as jury selection resumed for a fourth day. The proceedings began again with the questionnaire phase of jury selection and 22 possible jurors were brought in. As many...

Biden’s new Title IX rules protect LGBTQ+ students, but transgender sports rule still on hold

Apr. 19, 2024 10:50 AM EDT

The rights of LGBTQ+ students will be protected by federal law and victims of campus sexual assault will gain new safeguards under rules finalized Friday by the Biden administration. The new provisions are part of a revised Title IX regulation issued by the Education Department,...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 19, 2024 09:17 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. ___ Trump says New York judge won’t let...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Pennsylvania's presidential and state primaries

Apr. 19, 2024 07:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will go before voters Tuesday in Pennsylvania’s presidential primaries, a prelude to the November general election, when the commonwealth is expected to once again play a critical role in the race for the White House....

AP Week in Pictures: Global

Apr. 19, 2024 01:00 AM EDT

April 12-18, 2024 The flame for the Paris Olympics was lit at the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in southern Greece. Hardliners celebrated in Tehran after Iran attacked Israel with missiles and drones. Donald Trump became the first former U.S. president to stand trial on...

Judge in Trump case orders media not to report where potential jurors work

Apr. 18, 2024 19:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge in Donald Trump's hush money trial ordered the media on Thursday not to report on where potential jurors have worked and to be careful about revealing information about those who will sit in judgment of the former president. Judge Juan Merchan acted after...

Pennsylvania school district cancels actor's speech over his activism and 'lifestyle'

Apr. 18, 2024 19:40 PM EDT

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district has canceled an upcoming appearance by actor and children's book author Maulik Pancholy after district leaders cited concerns about what they described as his activism and “lifestyle.” Pancholy, who is gay, was scheduled...

Social media searches play central role at jury selection for Trump's first criminal trial

Apr. 18, 2024 18:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the first batch of potential jurors was brought in for Donald Trump's criminal trial this week, all the lawyers had to go on to size them up at first were their names and the answers they gave in court to a set of screening questions. Then the lawyers went to...

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. secures ballot access in battleground state of Michigan

Apr. 18, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has secured a place on the ballot in the battleground state of Michigan, state officials confirmed Thursday, elevating his potential to affect the November election. Kennedy's independent bid has spooked allies of both...