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Biden's message to West Point graduates: You're being asked to tackle threats 'like none before'

May. 25, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday told graduates of the U.S. Military Academy that their class is being called upon to tackle threats across the globe and preserve the country's ideals at home “like none before.” Biden said the phrase, the class motto, was...

Trump TV: Internet broadcaster beams the ex-president's message directly to his MAGA faithful

May. 25, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — On the second floor of a single-family home in a sprawling suburban development, a three-member production crew sat behind banks of computer monitors and guided the conservative Right Side Broadcasting Network’s coverage of a recent Donald Trump rally. ...

UN court order demanding that Israel halt its Gaza offensive further isolates the US position

May. 25, 2024 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. court's order that Israel halt its offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah has deepened a disconnect with the United States over a military operation that faces mounting international condemnation but that American officials describe, at least for now, as limited and...

Trump, accustomed to friendly crowds, confronts repeated booing during Libertarian convention speech

May. 26, 2024 01:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was booed repeatedly while addressing the Libertarian Party National Convention on Saturday night, with many in the crowd shouting insults and decrying him for things like his COVID-19 policies, running up towering federal deficits and lying about his political...

At North Carolina's GOP convention, governor candidate Robinson energizes Republicans for election

May. 25, 2024 23:25 PM EDT

Before Mark Robinson, North Carolina's GOP candidate for governor, even stepped on stage at the state party's convention Saturday, several state candidates took time in their own speeches to energize the crowd by vouching for Robinson's gubernatorial bid. When the state's lieutenant...

Groups claim South Florida districts are racially gerrymandered for Hispanics in lawsuit

May. 25, 2024 15:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Progressive civic groups have challenged how four congressional districts and seven state House districts in South Florida were drawn by the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature, claiming they were racially gerrymandered for Hispanics who are too diverse in Florida to be...

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

May. 24, 2024 22:58 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...

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...

As the election nears, Biden pushes a slew of rules on the environment and other priorities

May. 24, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he tries to secure his legacy, President Joe Biden has unleashed a flurry of election year rules on the environment and other topics, including a landmark regulation that would force coal-fired power plants to capture smokestack emissions or shut down. The...

Roughly halfway through primary season, runoffs in Texas are testing 2 prominent Republicans

May. 25, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The 2024 primary season is roughly halfway over and there have been few shakeups so far, with just one U.S. House member defeated and incumbents widely prevailing in state Capitols. But the runoffs in Texas on Tuesday are a test for two prominent Republicans:...

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At North Carolina's GOP convention, governor candidate Robinson energizes Republicans for election

May. 25, 2024 23:25 PM EDT

Before Mark Robinson, North Carolina's GOP candidate for governor, even stepped on stage at the state party's convention Saturday, several state candidates took time in their own speeches to energize the crowd by vouching for Robinson's gubernatorial bid. When the state's lieutenant...

Scuffles erupt between police, protesters demanding return of Israeli hostages still held in Gaza

May. 25, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Scuffles between Israeli police and protesters erupted in Tel Aviv on Saturday after thousands gathered to demonstrate against the government and demand that it bring back the hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza. Meanwhile, a small U.S. military vessel and what...

What we know about the young missionaries and religious leader killed in Haiti

May. 25, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

The local director of a mission group in Haiti and a young missionary couple from the U.S. were attacked and fatally shot by gang members after leaving a youth group activity at a church, a family member told The Associated Press. Thursday’s killings of Jude Montis, the local...

G7 officials make progress but no final deal on money for Ukraine from frozen Russian assets

May. 25, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies said they had moved toward agreement on a U.S. proposal to squeeze more money for Ukraine from Russian assets frozen in their countries. But the ministers left a final deal to be worked out ahead of a June summit...

UN court order demanding that Israel halt its Gaza offensive further isolates the US position

May. 25, 2024 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. court's order that Israel halt its offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah has deepened a disconnect with the United States over a military operation that faces mounting international condemnation but that American officials describe, at least for now, as limited and...

Emergency convoy delivers provisions to survivors of devastating landslide in Papua New Guinea

May. 25, 2024 09:31 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Survivors searched through tons of earth and rubble by hand looking for missing relatives while a first emergency convoy delivered food, water and other provisions Saturday at the site of a landslide that devastated a remote village in the mountains of Papua New Guinea...

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...

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...

Ex-CIA officer accused of spying for China pleads guilty in a Honolulu courtroom

May. 24, 2024 19:13 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A former CIA officer and contract linguist for the FBI accused of spying for China for at least a decade pleaded guilty Friday in a federal courtroom in Honolulu. Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, 72, has been in custody since his arrest in August 2020. The U.S. Justice...

Red Bull's Horner 'surprised' that thwarted F1 bid by Andretti has become political

May. 24, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Red Bull boss Christian Horner expressed his surprise that Formula 1’s decision to block Andretti Cadillac's attempt to join the series has reached the U.S. Congress. This week, six U.S. senators asked the Department of Justice to examine whether F1’s decision to...