Biden’s moves on Alaska drilling, TikTok test young votersMarch 25, 2023 GMT
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Recent moves by President Joe Biden to pressure TikTok over its Chinese ownership and approve oil drilling in an untapped area of Alaska are testing the loyalty of young voters, a group that’s largely been in his corner.
Trump rallying supporters in Waco ahead of possible chargesMarch 25, 2023 GMT
WACO, Texas (AP) — Staring down a possible indictment, a defiant Donald Trump is hoping to put on a show of force Saturday as he holds the first rally of his 2024 presidential campaign in a city made famous by deadly resistance against law enforcement.
Russia struggles to replenish its troops in UkraineAugust 11, 2022 GMT
The prisoners at the penal colony in St. Petersburg were expecting a visit by officials, thinking it would be some sort of inspection. Instead, men in uniform arrived and offered them amnesty — if they agreed to fight alongside the Russian army in Ukraine.
Powder, threat sent to Manhattan DA investigating TrumpMarch 25, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A powdery substance was found Friday with a threatening letter in a mailroom at the offices of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, the latest security scare as the prosecutor weighs a potential historic indictment of former President Donald Trump, authorities said.
Wildfires spread, fish die off amid severe drought in EuropeAugust 11, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Firefighters from across Europe struggled Thursday to contain a huge wildfire in France that has swept through a large swath of pine forest, while Germans and Poles faced a mass fish die-off in a river flowing between their countries.
Judge slams lawyers for slowing jailed 1/6 defendant’s caseMarch 25, 2023 GMT
A federal judge in Washington is threatening to report two attorneys for possible disciplinary action for delaying the trial of a man waiting in jail on charges that he assaulted police officers during the Capitol riot.
Trump rally falls during anniversary of Waco’s dark pastMarch 24, 2023 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former President Donald Trump picking Waco, Texas, for the first rally of his 2024 campaign Saturday will put him in the middle of a big Republican state that has reliably delivered him big crowds.
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this weekMarch 24, 2023 GMT
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.
Pennsylvania judge dismisses latest GOP mail ballot lawsuitMarch 23, 2023 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Republican National Committee that had sought to prevent counties from helping voters ensure their ballots count by fixing minor, technical deficiencies on mail-in ballot envelopes.
Judge allows anonymous jury for Trump rape lawsuit trialMarch 23, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors’ names will be kept secret at the upcoming civil trial in a writer’s rape lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, a judge ruled Thursday, citing “a very strong risk” they would otherwise face harassment and more.
Trump grand jury turns to other matters, done for the weekMarch 23, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Manhattan grand jury investigating Donald Trump over hush money payments turned to other matters on Thursday, delaying until next week at the earliest any vote on a historic indictment of the former president, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Trump arrested? Putin jailed? Fake AI images spread onlineMarch 23, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump getting gang-tackled by riot-gear-clad New York City police officers. Russian President Vladimir Putin in prison grays behind the bars of a dimly lit concrete cell.
Lawyer demands Fox apologize for Jan. 6 conspiracy theoryMarch 23, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyer for a one-time supporter of former President Donald Trump who has been caught up in a Jan. 6 conspiracy theory demanded Thursday that Fox News and host Tucker Carlson retract and apologize for repeated “falsehoods" about the man's supposed intentions.
Arizona court declines most of Lake’s appeal over gov’s raceMarch 23, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has declined to hear most of Republican Kari Lake’s appeal in a challenge of her defeat in the governor’s race but revived a claim that was dismissed by a trial court.
Ohio toxic train derailment upends school baseball, trackMarch 23, 2023 GMT
EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — On the surface, everything looks normal.
There's the East Palestine High School baseball team learning the finer points of baserunning at one edge of Reid Memorial Stadium.
Manhattan DA rejects GOP demand for info on Trump caseMarch 23, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Manhattan district attorney investigating Donald Trump rebuffed House Republicans’ request Thursday for documents and testimony about the case, dismissing it as an “unprecedented inquiry” with no legitimate basis.
House GOP demands info from former prosecutors in Trump caseMarch 23, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Wednesday demanded testimony and documents from two former Manhattan prosecutors who had been leading a criminal investigation into Donald Trump before quitting last year in a clash over the direction of the probe.
Trump lawyer ordered to turn over Mar-a-Lago case documentsMarch 22, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in a sealed order Wednesday directed a lawyer for Donald Trump to turn over to prosecutors documents in the investigation into the former president's retention of classified records at his Florida estate.
Fox, Dominion argue over legal standards to prove defamationMarch 22, 2023 GMT
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Lawyers for Fox News and a voting machine company tangled Wednesday over the high bar to prove defamation in a $1.6 billion lawsuit that has embarrassed the conservative network over its airing of false claims related to the 2020 presidential election.
What if an America under Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis turns its back on the Ukraine war?March 22, 2023 GMT
While in office, US secretary of state Madeleine Albright referred to America as an "indispensable nation", a statement that is still true. Last century, America ensured that Adolf Hitler's totalitarian barbarism did not turn Europe into a dark place.
NYC neighborhood carries on during wait for Trump grand juryMarch 22, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — As the world waits to see whether a grand jury in lower Manhattan indicts former President Donald Trump, neighborhood resident Barbara Malmet decided to give up her front-row seat.
AP sources: Manhattan DA postpones Trump grand jury sessionMarch 22, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan prosecutors postponed without any explanation a scheduled grand jury session Wednesday in the investigation into Donald Trump over hush money payments during his 2016 presidential campaign, at least temporarily slowing a decision on whether to charge the ex-president.
Republicans invoke Soros to steer narrative on Trump probeMarch 22, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — As former President Donald Trump braces for a potential indictment related to hush money payments made on his behalf during his 2016 campaign, Republicans blasting the case as politically motivated are blaming a frequent target: George Soros.
Presidential waiting game: GOP hopefuls hold off campaignsMarch 22, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — They are meeting with campaign donors and giving frequent interviews on cable news. They’re delivering speeches in early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire and hobnobbing with local Republican groups.
Trump’s potential indictment caps decades of legal scrutinyMarch 22, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — For 40 years, former President Donald Trump has navigated countless legal investigations without ever facing criminal charges. That record may soon come to an end.
Fox, Dominion face off over airing of false election claimsMarch 21, 2023 GMT
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Fox News and a voting machine company that claims the conservative network defamed it by amplifying baseless allegations of fraud following the 2020 presidential election faced off in a courtroom Tuesday during a key hearing over whether journalists have a responsibility to be cautious with explosive and implausible allegations.
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates clash over abortion, mapsMarch 21, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The liberal candidate for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court didn't back down from her support for abortion rights or her belief that the state's Republican-drawn legislative maps are unfair during a debate Tuesday in which her GOP-backed opponent accused her of being “bought and paid for” by Democrats.
Trump waits out grand jury as New York braces for protestsMarch 21, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Facing the possibility of criminal charges, Donald Trump waited it out in Florida on Tuesday as New York braced for disruptions that could follow an indictment.
What to know about Alvin Bragg, Manhattan district attorneyMarch 21, 2023 GMT
A New York grand jury investigating hush payments made on Donald Trump's behalf during the 2016 presidential campaign has refocused attention on the Manhattan district attorney steering the case. Alvin Bragg's decision to convene the grand jury early this year could lead to the first criminal charge against a former U.S.
Trump legal woes force another moment of choosing for GOPMarch 21, 2023 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — From the moment he rode down the Trump Tower escalator to announce his first presidential campaign, a searing question has hung over the Republican Party: Is this the moment to break from Donald Trump?
Army of lobbyists helped water down banking regulationsMarch 21, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — It seemed like a good idea at the time: Red-state Democrats facing grim reelection prospects would join forces with Republicans to slash bank regulations — demonstrating a willingness to work with President Donald Trump while bucking many in their party.
Trump indictment would be unprecedented in US historyMarch 21, 2023 GMT
The decision whether to indict former President Donald Trump over hush-money payments made on his behalf during his 2016 presidential campaign lies with a Manhattan grand jury that has been hearing evidence in secret for weeks.
House GOP demands info from NY prosecutor about Trump caseMarch 21, 2023 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — House Republicans rallied to the defense of former President Donald Trump before his possible indictment, demanding that the Manhattan district attorney who is investigating him turn over documents and come for an interview.
In Trump probe, grand jury hears from final witnessesMarch 21, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York grand jury investigating Donald Trump appeared to be hearing from final witnesses as law enforcement officials accelerated security preparations Monday in advance of a possible indictment and as fellow Republicans staked out positions in a criminal probe expected to shake up the 2024 presidential race.
Some Trump supporters ambivalent on calls for protestsMarch 21, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s calls for protests before his anticipated indictment in New York have generated mostly muted reactions from supporters, with even some of his most ardent loyalists dismissing the idea as a waste of time or a law enforcement trap.
Prosecutors rest in sedition case against Proud Boys leadersMarch 20, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Monday rested their seditious conspiracy case against former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four lieutenants charged with plotting to stop the transfer of presidential power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden after the 2020 election.
Trump lawyers attack Georgia grand jury and prosecutorMarch 20, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for former President Donald Trump are attacking a special grand jury and prosecutors who investigated him in Georgia, asking a state court to throw out its report and all testimony from the inquiry and bar Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from continuing to investigate or prosecute Trump.
Trump silent on abortion as 2024 campaign pushes forwardMarch 20, 2023 GMT
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — No elected Republican has done more to restrict abortion rights in the U.S. than Donald Trump.
But in the early days of the 2024 presidential contest, no Republican has worked harder to avoid the issue than the former president.
Source: Lawyer invited to testify before Trump grand juryMarch 19, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer who previously advised Michael Cohen, the key government witness in the hush money payment investigation into Donald Trump, has been invited to appear Monday before a Manhattan grand jury that is considering potential charges against the former president, according to a person familiar with the matter.
DA leading Trump case says rhetoric won’t intimidate officeMarch 19, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is standing firm against Donald Trump’s increasingly hostile rhetoric, telling his staff that the office won’t be intimidated or deterred as it nears a decision on charging the former president.
Cornell’s Diakomihalis wins 4th title; Penn State wins againMarch 19, 2023 GMT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Cornell's Yianni Diakomihalis became the fifth Division I wrestler to win four national titles and Penn State won its 10th team title in 12 years on Saturday at the NCAA Division I wrestling championships, with former President Donald Trump in attendance for the evening session.
Trump says he expects to be arrested, calls for protestMarch 19, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump claimed on Saturday that his arrest is imminent and issued an extraordinary call for his supporters to protest as a New York grand jury investigates hush money payments to women who alleged sexual encounters with the former president.
Election conspiracy movement grinds on as 2024 approachesMarch 19, 2023 GMT
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — One by one, the presenters inside the crowded hotel ballroom shared their computer screens and promised to show how easy it is to hack into voting systems across the U.S.
Drawing gasps from the crowd, they highlighted theoretical vulnerabilities and problems from past elections.
Some Trump rivals rally to his side as possible charges loomMarch 18, 2023 GMT
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Top Republicans, including some of Donald Trump's potential rivals for the GOP's 2024 presidential nomination, rushed to his defense Saturday after Trump said he is bracing for possible arrest.
Bank failures: Anger in Congress, but division on what to doMarch 18, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bills were filed, hearings were planned and blame was cast as Congress reacted this past week to the abrupt failure of two banks.
Officials are preparing security in case of Trump indictmentMarch 18, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Law enforcement officials in New York are making security preparations for the possibility that former President Donald Trump could be indicted in the coming weeks and appear in a Manhattan courtroom in an investigation examining hush money paid to women who alleged sexual encounters with him, four law enforcement officials said Friday.
Judge orders more Trump lawyer testimony in Mar-a-Lago probeMarch 18, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors investigating the potential mishandling of classified documents at former President Donald Trump's Florida estate will be able to again question a Trump lawyer before a grand jury, a judge has ruled in a sealed order.
Dems say some foreign gifts to Trump remain unaccounted forMarch 18, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's White House has failed to report more than 100 gifts from foreign nations worth more than a quarter-million dollars, and federal officials have been unable to find a life-size painting of Trump given by the president of El Salvador as well as golf clubs from the prime minister of Japan, according to a report Friday from House Democrats.
Trump to hold first 2024 rally in Texas this monthMarch 18, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump will be holding the first rally of his 2024 campaign later this month in Waco, Texas.
The rally, announced Friday, will be held the evening of Saturday, March 25, in a Republican state where the former president has a large following, increasing the chances of a packed house.
Supreme Court honors legacy of Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgMarch 17, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose death ahead of the 2020 election led to a conservative shift on the Supreme Court, was remembered Friday during ceremonies at the high court as a legendary champion for women's rights.
‘I’M BACK!’: Trump returns to Facebook after reinstatementMarch 17, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has returned to Facebook after a more than two-year ban.
“I’M BACK!” Trump posted on the site weeks after his personal account was reactivated.
State voter fraud system fractures as Republicans opt outMarch 17, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Election officials from states enrolled in a bipartisan effort to ensure accurate voter lists decided Friday against making rule changes that had been pushed by Republicans amid conspiracies targeting the group, prompting more GOP-leaning states to leave.
Trump vs. DeSantis: Rivals’ very different styles on displayMarch 17, 2023 GMT
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — In his first trip to Iowa this year, Ron DeSantis did not take any questions from voters.
Texas, Florida push border laws as governors eye presidencyMarch 17, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Led by tough-talking Republican governors weighing presidential runs, Texas and Florida are debating especially strict legislation on border security as the GOP tests federal authority over immigration.
Trump’s VP? Some in GOP already jockeying for considerationMarch 16, 2023 GMT
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Trips to Mar-a-Lago. Glowing speeches. Front-row seats at major events.
The first Republican presidential primaries are nearly a year away and the candidate field is unsettled.
FBI: Newspaper editor interfered with police at Capitol riotMarch 16, 2023 GMT
A former top editor of an Orthodox Jewish newspaper in New York City was arrested Thursday on charges that he interfered with police officers who were trying to protect the U.S.
Georgia grand jury heard another Trump call recordingMarch 16, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — A special grand jury that investigated whether Donald Trump and his allies illegally meddled in the 2020 election in Georgia heard a recording of the former president pushing a top state lawmaker to call a special session to overturn his loss in the state, according to a newspaper report.
Here is what’s at stake in abortion medication caseMarch 16, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that poses a threat to the nationwide availability of a leading abortion medication. The hearing comes as a conservative Christian group seeks to reverse federal approval of the drug mifepristone.
Chinese businessman arrested in $1 billion fraud conspiracyMarch 15, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A business tycoon long sought by the government of China and known for cultivating ties to Trump administration figures including Steve Bannon was arrested Wednesday in New York on charges that he oversaw a $1 billion fraud conspiracy.
Texas judge in abortion pill case is a conservative favoriteMarch 15, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Texas judge hearing a case that could throw into jeopardy access to the nation's most common method of abortion is a former attorney for a Christian legal group who critics say is being sought out by conservative litigants because they believe he’ll be sympathetic to their causes.
Stormy Daniels meets with prosecutors investigating TrumpMarch 15, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Porn actor Stormy Daniels met Wednesday with prosecutors who are investigating hush money paid to her on former President Donald Trump's behalf, her lawyer said Wednesday.
The news emerged as Michael Cohen, a former Trump attorney who orchestrated the payment, was giving a second day of testimony before a New York grand jury looking into the matter.
Trump allies file ethics complaint against Gov. DeSantisMarch 15, 2023 GMT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Allies of former President Donald Trump have filed a complaint with the Florida Commission on Ethics accusing Gov.
2 Florida men guilty of participating in Capitol riotMarch 15, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida men were convicted Wednesday of storming the U.S. Capitol during the January 2021 insurrection.
Joshua Christopher Doolin, 25, of Polk City, and Michael Steven Perkins, 39, of Plant City, were each found guilty of felony civil disorder, entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds and disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, according to court records.
DeSantis nabs presidential endorsement from GOP House memberMarch 15, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Chip Roy of Texas, an outspoken member of the far-right House Freedom Caucus, preemptively endorsed Florida Gov.
Warnock’s campaign chief sees lessons from Dems in GeorgiaMarch 15, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — When Quentin Fulks went back home to Ellaville, Georgia, last year, people kept telling him how proud they were to watch a native son lead Sen. Raphael Warnock’s reelection bid. Then came the caveat: They still weren’t going to vote for his boss.
Haaland wades into thorny land exchange fight in AlaskaMarch 15, 2023 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A day after the Biden administration approved a major Alaska oil project, U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland waded into another thorny battle in the state — a long-simmering dispute over building a road through a national wildlife refuge to provide health care access for a remote, and largely Indigenous, community.
Abortion pill access case: Judge wants ‘less advertisement’March 14, 2023 GMT
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge overseeing a high-stakes case that could threaten access to medication abortion across the nation asked lawyers for the “courtesy” of not publicizing upcoming arguments, according to a court record released Tuesday that reveals new details of a move experts say is outside the norm for the U.S.
Divide on Ukraine support emerges in early 2024 GOP fieldMarch 14, 2023 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are emerging as leading rivals for the Republican presidential nomination. But when it comes to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, they are united in arguing that stopping the aggression isn't a vital U.S.
Trump returns to Iowa aiming for more disciplined campaignMarch 14, 2023 GMT
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — To outsiders, they looked like simple stacks of paper. But for Donald Trump's first presidential campaign, they represented a missed opportunity.
What’s the status of the US death penalty?March 14, 2023 GMT
The first federal capital case tried under President Joe Biden ended with a split among jurors that means the life of an Islamic extremist who killed eight people in a New York City will be spared. It came at a rare federal death penalty trial in a state without the death penalty.
Abortion pill hearing made public after transparency concernMarch 13, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge is set to hear arguments this week in a lawsuit that poses a threat to the nationwide availability of medication abortion.
Cohen testifies before grand jury in Trump hush money probeMarch 13, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen testified Monday before a Manhattan grand jury investigating hush money payments made on the former president’s behalf.
Saudi Arabia’s golf case threatens to spill kingdom secretsMarch 12, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials who oversee Saudi Arabia's tens of billions of dollars in U.S.
Anti-Trump GOP voters mostly loyal in 2022, but not entirelyMarch 12, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Lauren Boebert's grip on Colorado's 3rd Congressional District didn't seem in question heading into last year's midterms.
Pence says Trump ‘endangered my family’ on Jan. 6March 12, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday harshly criticized former President Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, widening the rift between the two men as they prepare to battle over the Republican nomination in next year's election.
Colorado GOP selects combative, election-denying new leaderMarch 11, 2023 GMT
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Republican Party on Saturday selected a combative former state representative who promised to be a “wartime” leader as its new chairman, joining several other state GOPs this year that have elected far-right figures and election conspiracy theorists to their top posts.
Records in Fox defamation case show pressures on reportersMarch 11, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn't critics, political foes or their bosses that united Fox News stars Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham when they gathered via text message for a gripe session shortly after the 2020 election.
Trump vs. DeSantis: Florida pastors mull conservative issuesMarch 11, 2023 GMT
DORAL, Florida (AP) — Several of Florida’s conservative faith leaders have the ear of two early frontrunners for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination – former President Donald Trump, who lives in Palm Beach, and Gov.
Michael Cohen to testify Monday in Trump hush-money probeMarch 11, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen is scheduled to testify Monday before a Manhattan grand jury investigating hush-money payments made on the former president’s behalf, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
The New York hush-money probe of Donald Trump explainedMarch 11, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — In the final weeks of the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump’s lawyer tried to buy the silence of a porn actress who said she had a sexual encounter with the Republican during his days as a reality TV star.