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Trump hush money trial enters new phase after defense rests without testimony from former president

May. 21, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's hush money trial moved into a new phase Tuesday, drawing closer to the moment when the jury will begin deciding his fate after testimony concluded without the former president taking the stand in his own defense. “Your honor, the defense rests,”...

Biden, Trump win Kentucky primaries as presidential nominating season nears its end

May. 21, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

President Joe Biden and his Republican rival, Donald Trump, piled up more delegates Tuesday as both presumptive nominees won primaries in Kentucky. Voters in Oregon also had their chance to weigh in. The symbolic decisions provide a few more delegates to the national conventions and...

UN halts all food distribution in Rafah after running out of supplies in the southern Gaza city

May. 21, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations suspended food distribution in the southern Gaza city of Rafah on Tuesday due to a lack of supplies and an untenable security situation caused by Israel’s expanding military operation. The U.N. warned that humanitarian operations across the territory were nearing...

Mourners begin days of funerals for Iran's president and others killed in helicopter crash

May. 21, 2024 11:27 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mourners in black began gathering Tuesday for days of funerals and processions for Iran's late president, foreign minister and others killed in a helicopter crash, a government-led series of ceremonies aimed at both honoring the dead and projecting strength in...

Storms spin up tornadoes in Iowa that cause injuries, topple wind turbines

May. 21, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Storms that pummeled much of Nebraska with torrential rain, high winds and large hail spun up fierce tornados in Iowa Tuesday that caused extensive damage and an unknown number of injuries in at least one rural town and took down several 250-foot (76 meters) wind turbines....

DOJ adds Oklahoma to the list of states it's suing to block their immigration laws

May. 21, 2024 17:49 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice sued Oklahoma on Tuesday seeking to block a law that seeks to impose criminal penalties on those living in the state illegally. The lawsuit in federal court in Oklahoma City challenges a law that makes it a state crime —...

Ex-NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani pleads not guilty to felony charges in Arizona election interference case

May. 21, 2024 18:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani pleaded not guilty Tuesday to nine felony charges stemming from his role in an effort to overturn Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss in Arizona to Joe Biden. Ten others, including former Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli...

Israel's block of AP transmission shows how ambiguity in law could restrict war coverage

May. 21, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Israel's shutdown and seizure of an Associated Press video camera that provided a live glimpse into Gaza alarmed many journalists, who worried Tuesday about wider implications for coverage of a war largely fought out of the world's sight to begin with. After...

What is in-flight turbulence, and when does it become dangerous for passengers and crews?

May. 21, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The death of a British man and injuries impacting dozens of other people aboard a Singapore Airlines flight that hit severe turbulence Tuesday highlighted the potential dangers of flying through unstable air. The exact cause of the 73-year-old man’s death is under...

Macron is making a surprise trip to New Caledonia amid deadly unrest and indigenous frustration

May. 21, 2024 11:00 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is making a surprise trip to New Caledonia, the French Pacific territory that has been gripped by days of deadly unrest and where indigenous people have long sought independence. “He will go there tonight,” government spokesperson...

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Louisiana lawmakers advance bill to reclassify abortion drugs, worrying doctors

May. 21, 2024 19:42 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a bill that would make it a crime to possess two abortion-inducing drugs without a prescription, a move that doctors fear could prevent them from adequately treating their patients in a timely manner. Under the bill,...

Severe turbulence during Singapore Airlines flight leaves several people badly injured. One man died

May. 21, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Singapore Airlines flight hit severe turbulence over the Indian Ocean and descended 6,000 feet (around 1,800 meters) in about three minutes, the carrier said Tuesday. A British man died and authorities said dozens of passengers were injured, some severely. An...

Biden, Trump win Kentucky primaries as presidential nominating season nears its end

May. 21, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

President Joe Biden and his Republican rival, Donald Trump, piled up more delegates Tuesday as both presumptive nominees won primaries in Kentucky. Voters in Oregon also had their chance to weigh in. The symbolic decisions provide a few more delegates to the national conventions and...

Fani Willis, prosecutor in Georgia Trump election case, wins Democratic primary in her bid for reelection

May. 21, 2024 19:34 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Fani Willis, prosecutor in Georgia Trump election case, wins Democratic primary in her bid for reelection.

Jailed Guatemalan journalist to AP: 'It never crossed my mind to flee; I have to face justice'

May. 21, 2024 19:12 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — José Rubén Zamora has spent nearly two years locked in a dark 16-by 13-foot cell in a Guatemalan prison, allowed only one hour a day in the sunlight. The journalist’s money laundering conviction was tossed out, and last week a judge finally ordered his...

Trump's lawyers rested their case after calling just 2 witnesses. Experts say that's not unusual

May. 21, 2024 19:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s legal team rested its case Tuesday in his hush money trial after calling just two witnesses and opting not to have the former president take the stand in his own defense. But despite what Hollywood courtroom dramas might suggest, that isn’t all...

New cars in California could alert drivers for breaking the speed limit

May. 21, 2024 19:26 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could soon join the European Union in requiring all new cars to alert drivers when they break the speed limit, a proposal aimed at reducing traffic deaths that would likely impact drivers across the country should it become law. The federal...

Hawaii officials stress preparedness despite below-normal central Pacific hurricane season outlook

May. 21, 2024 19:26 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — This year's hurricane season for waters around Hawaii will likely be “below normal” with one to four tropical cyclones across the central Pacific region, forecasters said Tuesday. A near-normal season has four or five cyclones, which include tropical...

The Latest | UN food aid collapses in Rafah as Israeli leaders decry war crime accusations

May. 21, 2024 19:23 PM EDT

The United Nations said Tuesday that it was no longer able to distribute food aid in the southern Gaza city of Rafah due to lack of supplies and insecurity. The humanitarian crisis has escalated over the past two weeks since Israel launched an incursion into Rafah that closed a...

Storms spin up tornadoes in Iowa that cause injuries, topple wind turbines

May. 21, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Storms that pummeled much of Nebraska with torrential rain, high winds and large hail spun up fierce tornados in Iowa Tuesday that caused extensive damage and an unknown number of injuries in at least one rural town and took down several 250-foot (76 meters) wind turbines....