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Here's what every key witness said at Donald Trump’s hush money trial. Closing arguments are coming

After 22 witnesses, including a porn actor, tabloid publisher and White House insiders, testimony is over at Donald Trump’s criminal trial in New York. Prosecutors called 20 witnesses. The defense called just two. Trump decided not to testify on his own behalf. The trial now shifts to closing arguments, scheduled for Tuesday. After that, it will be up to 12 jurors to decide whether prosecutors have proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Trump falsified his company’s business records as part of a broader effort to keep stories about marital infidel
Here's what every key witness said at Donald Trump’s hush money trial. Closing arguments are coming

Over 670 people died in a massive Papua New Guinea landslide, UN estimates, as survivors seek safety

The International Organization for Migration on Sunday increased its estimate of the death toll from a massive landslide in Papua New Guinea to more than 670 as emergency responders and traumatized relatives gave up hope that any survivors will now be found. Serhan Aktoprak, the chief of the U.N. migration agency's mission in the South Pacific island nation, said the revised death toll was based on calculations by Yambali village and Enga provincial officials that more than 150 homes had been buried by Friday's landslide. The previous estimate had been 60 homes. �
Over 670 people died in a massive Papua New Guinea landslide, UN estimates, as survivors seek safety

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

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 appeared to be a strip of docking area washed up on a beach near the southern Israeli city of Ashdod, not far from the U.S.-built pier on which the Israeli military said humanitarian aid is moving into the Palestinian territory. Also on Saturday, Israeli bombardments were reported in northern and central G
Scuffles erupt between police, protesters demanding return of Israeli hostages still held in Gaza

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‘Furiosa,’ ‘Garfield’ lead slowest Memorial Day box office in decades

Movie theaters are looking more and more like a wasteland this summer. Neither “ Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga ” nor “ The Garfield Movie ” could save Memorial Day weekend, which is cruising towards a two-decade low. “ Furiosa,” the Mad Max prequel starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth, claimed the first place spot for the Friday-Saturday-Sunday weekend with $25.6 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday. Warner Bros. is waiting until Monday to release its four-day estimates. “The Garfield Movie,” animated and family-friendly
‘Furiosa,’ ‘Garfield’ lead slowest Memorial Day box office in decades

UEFA celebrates growth of women's soccer as Barcelona lifts another Women's Champions League trophy

It was a night of celebration for Barcelona after another Women’s Champions League title, and for the women’s game in general after another season with significant growth in the sport. Barcelona defeated Lyon 2-0 to win its third European trophy and to add to its recent dominance in the sport on Saturday, capping a year that saw increased attendance, additional revenue and more participation by women across all levels of the sport. A record crowd of 50,827 for a final was on hand to see Barcelona lift the trophy after beating record eight-time champion Lyon wit

Idaho drag performer awarded $1.1 million in defamation case against far-right blogger

A jury has awarded more than $1.1 million to an Idaho drag performer who accused a far-right blogger of defaming him when she falsely claimed that he exposed himself to a crowd, including children, during a Pride event in June 2022. The Kootenai County District Court jury unanimously found Friday that Summer Bushnell defamed Post Falls resident Eric Posey when she posted a doctored video of his performance with a blurred spot that she claimed covered his “fully exposed genitals,” the Coeur D'Alene Press reported. In reality the unedited video showed no indece
Idaho drag performer awarded $1.1 million in defamation case against far-right blogger

Nicki Minaj's England concert postponed after rapper was detained by Dutch authorities over pot

Nicki Minaj's concert in Manchester scheduled for Saturday night was postponed after police in the Netherlands discovered marijuana in her bags as she was preparing to leave the country. Promoter Live Nation said the performance will be rescheduled and tickets will be honored. “Despite Nicki’s best efforts to explore every possible avenue to make tonight’s show happen, the events of today have made it impossible,” the promoter said in a statement. “We are deeply disappointed by the inconvenience this has caused.” Minaj tweeted earlier Satu

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In one North Carolina county, it's 'growth, growth, growth.' But will Biden reap the benefit?

At the epicenter of President Joe Biden’s promised economic boom, a slow tractor can still halt traffic. Just 81,000 people live in rural Chatham County, North Carolina. There are 1,076 farms. The old mill now houses a dance studio, a grocer and a steakhouse. For work, many people have no choice but to commute to nearby Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh. But after years of careful planning, Chatham County has started to change. The new Wolfspeed factory — six football fields long — overlooks I-64 and will soon produce advanced wafers for computer
In one North Carolina county, it's 'growth, growth, growth.' But will Biden reap the benefit?

India and Bangladesh brace for year's first cyclone

Bangladesh and India braced on Sunday for cyclone Remal, the first of the year, as the storm with wind speeds of up to 120 kmh (75 mph) is set to make landfall overnight, India's weather department said.The Bangladesh weather office raised its storm danger signal to 10, the highest level, for two ports and nine coastal districts, announcing warnings over loudspeakers and starting to evacuate people from coastal areas."Nearly 60,000 people have been moved to shelters since morning," Mijanur Rahman, chief of Bangladesh's disaster management team, told Reuters. The low-lying coasts of Bangladesh

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

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 and was feared to have buried scores of people, officials said. An assessment team reported “suggestions” that 100 people were dead and 60 houses buried by the mountainside that collapsed in Enga province a few hours before dawn Friday, said Serhan Aktoprak, the chief of the International Organization for Migr
Emergency convoy delivers provisions to survivors of devastating landslide in Papua New Guinea

More than 300 buried in Papua New Guinea landslide, local media says

More than 300 people and over 1,100 houses were buried by a massive landslide that levelled a remote village in northern Papua New Guinea, local media reported on Saturday.Hundreds are feared dead in the landslide that hit Kaokalam village in Enga Province, about 600 km (370 miles) northwest of capital Port Moresby, around 3 a.m. on Friday (1900 GMT on Thursday).The landslide in the Pacific nation north of Australia buried more than 300 people and 1,182 houses, the Papua New Guinea Post Courier said, citing comments from a member of the country's parliament, Aimos Akem. Akem did not immediatel

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South Africa's main opposition party rallies support as it concludes election campaign

South Africa's main opposition party rallies support as it concludes election campaign

Spain's foreign minister condemns 'scandalous' Israeli flamenco video

Spain's foreign minister condemned as "scandalous and execrable" a video posted by his Israeli counterpart suggesting Hamas would be grateful to Spain, in a growing spat between the

Biden has 'limited ability' to step up border security, Democratic senator says

Biden has 'limited ability' to step up border security, Democratic senator says

Recognition of Palestinian state by three European countries may encourage more, says Palestinian PM

The prime minister of the Palestinian Authority expressed hope on Sunday that Spain, Ireland and Norway's recognition of a Palestinian state would encourage other European

Education

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National Spelling Bee reflects the economic success and cultural impact of immigrants from India

National Spelling Bee reflects the economic success and cultural impact of immigrants from India

A 19th century flag disrupts leadership at an Illinois museum and prompts a state investigation

A 19th century flag disrupts leadership at an Illinois museum and prompts a state investigation

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

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

Republican-appointed University of Wisconsin regent refuses to step down when term ends

Republican-appointed University of Wisconsin regent refuses to step down when term ends

Arts

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Exotic dancer drama 'Anora' wins Cannes Film Festival's top prize

Exotic dancer drama 'Anora' wins Cannes Film Festival's top prize

Sean Baker's 'Anora' wins Palme d'Or, the Cannes Film Festival's top honor

Sean Baker's 'Anora' wins Palme d'Or, the Cannes Film Festival's top honor

Jackie Robinson is rebuilt in bronze in Colorado after theft of statue from Kansas park

Jackie Robinson is rebuilt in bronze in Colorado after theft of statue from Kansas park

Notre Dame cathedral cross reinstalled in Paris amid restoration efforts

Notre Dame cathedral cross reinstalled in Paris amid restoration efforts

World

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EU foreign chief says Israel must respect UN court, control settler violence in the West Bank

EU foreign chief says Israel must respect UN court, control settler violence in the West Bank

Hamas armed wing says it launched 'big missile' attack on Tel Aviv

Hamas armed wing says it launched 'big missile' attack on Tel Aviv

The death toll in Kharkiv attack rises to 14 as Zelenskyy warns of Russian troop movements

The death toll in Kharkiv attack rises to 14 as Zelenskyy warns of Russian troop movements

New Caledonia airport to remain closed until at least June 2

New Caledonia airport to remain closed until at least June 2

Technology

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Samsung encouraged to invest more in China, Premier Li Qiang says

Samsung encouraged to invest more in China, Premier Li Qiang says

Elon Musk plans xAI supercomputer, The Information reports

Elon Musk plans xAI supercomputer, The Information reports

Canada orders dissolution of two firms, citing national security concerns

Canada orders dissolution of two firms, citing national security concerns

Israeli private eye accused of hacking was questioned about DC public affairs firm, sources say

Israeli private eye accused of hacking was questioned about DC public affairs firm, sources say

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What you can do to try to stay safe when a tornado hits, and also well beforehand

What you can do to try to stay safe when a tornado hits, and also well beforehand

Novavax awaits FDA decision on whether its next COVID shot can be offered in US

Novavax awaits FDA decision on whether its next COVID shot can be offered in US

Bird flu detected in tissue samples of US dairy cow sent to slaughter, USDA says

Bird flu detected in tissue samples of US dairy cow sent to slaughter, USDA says

Boeing's 1st astronaut flight now set for June after a review of small leak on new capsule

Boeing's 1st astronaut flight now set for June after a review of small leak on new capsule

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The dreams of a 60-year-old beauty contestant come to an abrupt end in Argentina

The dreams of a 60-year-old beauty contestant come to an abrupt end in Argentina

Taiwan's increasingly political Drag Race queen wows fans on home stage

Taiwan's increasingly political Drag Race queen wows fans on home stage

Hundreds in Peru mark Clown Day in hopes of getting the holiday official recognition

Hundreds in Peru mark Clown Day in hopes of getting the holiday official recognition

Theater show spotlights the stories of those who are Asian American and Jewish

Theater show spotlights the stories of those who are Asian American and Jewish