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Prosecutors will make history with opening statements in Trump's hush money criminal trial

Apr. 22, 2024 10:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in history, prosecutors will present a criminal case against a former American president to a jury Monday as they accuse Donald Trump of a hush money scheme aimed at preventing damaging stories about his personal life from becoming public. A...

The Latest | Trump returns to court for opening statements in his historic hush money trial

Apr. 22, 2024 10:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Opening statements in Donald Trump's historic hush money trial are set to begin Monday morning, setting the stage for weeks of unsavory and salacious testimony about the former president's personal life and placing his legal troubles at the center of his closely contested campaign...

Israeli military intelligence chief resigns over his role in failing to prevent Oct. 7 attack

Apr. 22, 2024 07:57 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The head of Israeli military intelligence resigned on Monday over the failures surrounding Hamas' unprecedented Oct. 7 attack, the military said, becoming the first senior figure to step down over his role in the deadliest assault in Israel's history. Maj....

A Palestinian baby in Gaza is born an orphan in an urgent cesarean section after an Israeli strike

Apr. 21, 2024 23:25 PM EDT

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Sabreen Jouda came into the world seconds after her mother left it. Their home was hit by an Israeli airstrike shortly before midnight Saturday. Until that moment, the family was like so many other Palestinians trying to shelter from the war in Gaza's...

Local election workers fear threats to their safety as November nears. One group is trying to help

Apr. 22, 2024 00:09 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The group gathered inside the conference room, mostly women, fell silent as the audio recording began to play. The male voice, clearly agitated, railed against what he thought had been fraud that cost former President Donald Trump reelection four years...

Aid approval brings Ukraine closer to replenishing troops struggling to hold front lines

Apr. 22, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian commander Oleksiy Tarasenko witnessed a frightening shift last month in Russia's efforts to punch through Kyiv’s defense of the industrial region known as the Donbas. Standing against Russia’s unyielding advance in the strategic front-line town of...

Toxic: How the search for the origins of COVID-19 turned politically poisonous

Apr. 22, 2024 09:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The hunt for the origins of COVID-19 has gone dark in China, the victim of political infighting after a series of stalled and thwarted attempts to find the source of the virus that killed millions and paralyzed the world for months. The Chinese government froze...

Europe is the fastest-warming continent, at nearly twice the average global rate, report says

Apr. 22, 2024 05:29 AM EDT

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Europe is the fastest-warming continent and its temperatures are rising at roughly twice the global average, two top climate monitoring organizations reported Monday, warning of the consequences for human health, glacier melt and economic activity. The U.N.'s...

Papua New Guinea leader takes offense after Biden implies his uncle was eaten by cannibals

Apr. 22, 2024 08:48 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister James Marape accused Joe Biden of disparaging the South Pacific island nation by implying that an uncle of the U.S. president had been eaten by “cannibals” there during World War II. Biden’s comments offended a...

From Sin City to the City of Angels, building starts on high-speed rail line

Apr. 22, 2024 00:34 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Work is set to begin Monday on a $12 billion high-speed passenger rail line between Las Vegas and the Los Angeles area, with officials projecting millions of ticket-buyers will be boarding trains by 2028. Brightline West, whose sister company already operates a...

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Tennessee Gov. Lee admits defeat in school voucher push

Apr. 22, 2024 10:23 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee conceded defeat Monday in his push to enact universal school vouchers this year, acknowledging there was “not a pathway for the bill” after months of Republican infighting. “I am extremely disappointed for the families who will...

Columbia cancels in-person classes and Yale protesters are arrested as Mideast war tensions grow

Apr. 22, 2024 10:18 AM EDT

Columbia University canceled in-person classes Monday and police arrested several dozen protesters at Yale University as tensions on U.S. college campuses continue to grow over the war in the Middle East. The moves at the two Ivy League schools came hours before the Jewish holiday of...

The Latest | Trump returns to court for opening statements in his historic hush money trial

Apr. 22, 2024 10:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Opening statements in Donald Trump's historic hush money trial are set to begin Monday morning, setting the stage for weeks of unsavory and salacious testimony about the former president's personal life and placing his legal troubles at the center of his closely contested campaign...

Prosecutors will make history with opening statements in Trump's hush money criminal trial

Apr. 22, 2024 10:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in history, prosecutors will present a criminal case against a former American president to a jury Monday as they accuse Donald Trump of a hush money scheme aimed at preventing damaging stories about his personal life from becoming public. A...

Kroger, Albertsons -- still hoping to merge -- agree to sell more stores to satisfy regulators

Apr. 22, 2024 10:13 AM EDT

Supermarket chains Kroger and Albertsons said Monday they will sell more of their stores in an effort to quell the federal government’s concerns about their proposed merger. The companies now plan to sell 579 Kroger and Albertsons stores in markets where they overlap to C&S...

Iranian and Pakistani leaders vow to boost trade in meeting that seeks to mend diplomatic rift

Apr. 22, 2024 10:06 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iranian and Pakistani leaders vowed to strengthen economic and security cooperation in a meeting on Monday, as the two countries seek to smooth over a diplomatic rift. Their meeting was part of efforts by Islamabad and Tehran to mend ties which had been briefly...

WADA stands by decision to clear Chinese swimmers for Tokyo Olympics, citing contaminated samples

Apr. 22, 2024 10:04 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The world’s top anti-doping regulator said after reviewing a television documentary and newspaper reports that it stands by its decision to clear 23 Chinese swimmers to compete at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 despite testing positive for a banned heart medication. The...

Prehistoric lake sturgeon is not endangered, US says despite calls from conservationists

Apr. 22, 2024 10:04 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Lake sturgeon don't need Endangered Species Act protections, federal wildlife officials announced Monday, saying that stocking programs have helped the prehistoric fish return to areas where they had vanished. The decision ends the Arizona-based Center of...

The US is expected to block aid to an Israeli military unit. What is Leahy law that it would cite?

Apr. 22, 2024 10:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel expects its top ally, the United States, to announce as soon as Monday that it's blocking military aid to an Israeli army unit over gross human rights abuses in the Israeli-occupied West Bank before the war in Gaza began six months ago. The move would mark...

New Hampshire man convicted of killing daughter, 5, ordered to be at sentencing after skipping trial

Apr. 22, 2024 10:03 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a New Hampshire man convicted of killing his 5-year-old daughter must appear in person for his upcoming sentencing after he didn’t attend his trial. Adam Montgomery, 34, had attended his first day of jury selection in February, but did...