Today: April 20, 2024
Today: April 20, 2024

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Panama Papers trial's public portion comes to an unexpectedly speedy end

The public portion of a Panamanian trial of more than two-dozen associates accused of helping some of the world’s richest people hide their wealth has come to an unexpectedly speedy conclusion

USC scraps outside speakers at commencement after canceling Muslim student's speech

By Kanishka Singh (Reuters) - The University of Southern California announced there will be no outside speakers and honorees at this year's main commencement ceremony after canceling its valedictorian

US says a UN agency has agreed to help in distribution of aid to Gaza via sea route

The U.N. World Food Program has agreed to help deliver aid for the starving civilians of Gaza once the U.S. military completes a pier for transporting the humanitarian assistance by sea

Idaho group says it is exploring a ballot initiative for abortion rights and reproductive care

A new Idaho organization says it will ask voters to restore abortion access and other reproductive health care rights in the state after lawmakers let a second legislative session end without modifying the strict abortion bans

Live video of man who set himself on fire outside court proves challenging for news organizations

A man who set himself on fire outside the Manhattan courtroom where Donald Trump was on trial tested news organizations on how quickly they could respond to an incident and what to show viewers

Kansas has a new anti-DEI law, but the governor has vetoed bills on abortion and even police dogs

The Democratic governor in Kansas has vetoed proposed tax breaks for anti-abortion counseling centers while allowing restrictions on college diversity initiatives to become law without her signature

Police to review security outside courthouse hosting Trump's trial after man sets himself on fire

Police officials say they are reviewing whether to restrict access to a public park outside the courthouse where former President Donald Trump is on trial after a man set himself on fire there

Seeking 'the right side of history,' Speaker Mike Johnson risks his job to deliver aid to Ukraine

Staring down a decision so consequential it could alter the course of history -- but also end his own career -- House Speaker Mike Johnson prayed for guidance

Cannabis seizures at checkpoints by US-Mexico border frustrates state-authorized pot industry

The U.S. Border Patrol is asserting its authority to seize cannabis shipments amid complaints by licensed cannabis suppliers that shipments worth more than $300,000 have been confiscated in recent months at Border Patrol checkpoints in southern New Mexico

Thai plastics firm will pay $20 million to settle with U.S. over Iran sanctions violations

A Bangkok-based plastics firm has agreed to pay $20 million to settle with the U.S. over 467 violations of Iran sanctions

Next UN climate talks are critical to plot aid for poorer nations, says incoming president

The man who will run this year’s United Nations climate talks in November views the upcoming negotiations as a key link in international efforts to curb worsening global warming — if they can be successful

California court to weigh in on fight over transgender ballot measure proposal language

A California court will hear arguments Friday in a lawsuit alleging the state attorney general misled the public in a title and summary he released for a proposed ballot measure that would require school staff to notify parents if their child asks to change gender identification at schools

Republican Wisconsin Senate candidate says he doesn't oppose elderly people voting

The Republican candidate in Wisconsin’s closely watched U_S_ Senate race emphasized this week that he doesn’t oppose elderly people voting after initially saying that “almost nobody in a nursing home is in a point to vote.”

NATO secretary-general says some allies have air defense systems they could give to Ukraine

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is pressing the allies to give more Patriot missile batteries and other equipment to Ukraine

Northern Ireland prosecutor says UK soldiers involved in Bloody Sunday won't face perjury charges

Prosecutors say 15 former British soldiers won’t face charges for perjury at an inquiry into Bloody Sunday, one of the deadliest days of the decades-long Northern Ireland conflict

Start of Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial is delayed a week to mid-May

A federal judge has agreed to delay the start of New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial by a week after lawyers said extra days would aid trial preparation

Ukraine, Israel aid back on track as House pushes past hardliners toward weekend vote

The House is preparing to push a $95 billion national security aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies closer to passage

US sanctions fundraisers for extremist West Bank settlers who commit violence against Palestinians

The Biden administration is imposing sanctions on two entities accused of fundraising for extremist Israeli-occupied West Bank settlers who have harassed and attacked Palestinians

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Social media users shared a range of false claims this week

EPA designates 2 forever chemicals as hazardous substances, eligible for Superfund cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency has designated two forever chemicals used in cookware, carpets and firefighting foams as hazardous substances

The Latest | Lawyers set to focus on picking alternates as Trump's hush money trial resumes

Jury selection in the hush money trial of former President Donald Trump is set to resume after a frenetic day that eventually saw all 12 jurors sworn in along with one alternate juror

Olympic sports bodies criticize track and field's move to pay $50,000 for Paris gold medalists

The collective group of Summer Games sports has criticized World Athletics for promising to pay $50,000 for each track and field gold medal won at the Paris Olympics

US envoy to UN visits Nagasaki A-bomb museum, pays tribute to victims

The American envoy to the United Nations has called for countries armed with atomic weapons to pursue nuclear disarmament as she visited the atomic bomb museum in Nagasaki, Japan

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Pennsylvania's presidential and state primaries

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will go before voters next week in Pennsylvania’s presidential primaries

G7 foreign ministers' communique warns of new sanctions on Iran and urges de-escalation

Group of Seven foreign ministers warned of new sanctions against Iran on Friday for its drone and missile attack on Israel, and urged both sides to avoid an escalation of the conflict

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