Trump indictment ends decades of perceived invincibilityApril 1, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — When Donald Trump steps before a judge this coming week to be arraigned in a New York courtroom, it will not only mark the first time a former U.S.
Biden and his 2024 campaign: Waiting for some big decisionsApril 1, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has all but announced he's running for reelection, but key questions about the 2024 campaign are unresolved: Who will manage it?
After Nashville, Congress confronts limits of new gun lawApril 1, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine months ago, President Joe Biden signed a sweeping bipartisan gun law, the most significant legislative response to gun violence in decades.
“Lives will be saved,” he said at the White House.
Intensity and insults rise as lawmakers debate debt ceilingApril 1, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fights over increasing the nation’s borrowing authority have been contentious in Congress, yet follow a familiar pattern: Time and again, lawmakers found a way to step back from the brink before markets began to panic and the nation risked a dangerous default on its debt.
‘War of the states’: EV, chip makers lavished with subsidiesApril 1, 2023 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — States are doling out more cash than ever to lure multibillion-dollar microchip, electric vehicle and battery factories, inspiring ever-more competition as they dig deeper into their pockets to attract big employers and capitalize on a wave of huge new projects.
Harris peeks at peppers on farm with climate change in mindApril 1, 2023 GMT
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday traveled down a dirt road to tour a farm outside Zambia's capital that’s using new techniques and technology to boost its vegetable crop as she highlighted ways to secure food supplies in an age of global warming.
Wisconsin Supreme Court control, abortion access at stakeApril 1, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Control of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and likely the future of abortion access, Republican-drawn legislative maps and years of GOP policies in the key swing state rests with the outcome an election Tuesday that has seen record campaign spending.
AP sources: Trump facing at least 1 felony charge in NY caseApril 1, 2023 GMT
Judge: Dominion defamation case against Fox will go to trialMarch 31, 2023 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge's ruling Friday set the stage for a dramatic springtime trial on whether Fox News bears financial responsibility for airing false allegations that a voting machine company rigged the 2020 presidential election against former President Donald Trump.
Israelis still protest legal overhaul despite suspensionApril 1, 2023 GMT
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tens of thousands of Israelis protested on Saturday against a controversial plan to revamp the country’s legal system, despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s suspension of the changes earlier in the week.
Presidents of Taiwan, Guatemala visit Mayan pyramidApril 1, 2023 GMT
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and the Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei toured the archaeological site of Tikal on Saturday during a trip by Tsai that aims to shore up the self-governing island’s ties with its remaining allies in Central America.
Mississippi session: Yes to moms’ Medicaid, no to tax cutsApril 1, 2023 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — During the three-month session that ended early Saturday, Mississippi lawmakers guaranteed a year of Medicaid coverage for women after birth but ignored broader Medicaid expansion for working people whose jobs don't provide health insurance.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news showsApril 1, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Joe Tacopina, a lawyer for former President Donald Trump; former Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark.; Eric Schmidt, forrmer Google CEO and chairman.
Sudan delays signing of deal to usher in civilian governmentApril 1, 2023 GMT
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s military leaders and pro-democracy forces will delay the signing of an agreement to usher in a civilian government, both sides said in a joint statement issued early Saturday.
Syria’s FM visits Egypt in step toward restoring tiesApril 1, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Syria’s chief diplomat was in Egypt on Saturday in a step toward normalizing ties between the two countries. It was the first trip to the capital of Cairo for a Syrian foreign minister in over a decade.
Pakistani army says 4 troops killed by Iran-based militantsApril 1, 2023 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A militant attack from across the border with Iran left four Pakistani soldiers dead Saturday in southwestern Baluchistan province, the army said.
The soldiers were part of a routine border patrol operating along the Pakistan-Iran border when the militants struck in the Jalgai sector of Kech district, the military said in a statement.
Probe of deadly Black Hawk crash begins as Army IDs victimsApril 1, 2023 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The nine service members who died in a crash involving two U.S.
Alaska Native Scouts feted 67 years after rescuing Navy crewApril 1, 2023 GMT
GAMBELL, Alaska (AP) — Bruce Boolowon, then a lean 20-year-old, and a group of friends were hunting for murre eggs in a walrus skin boat on a remote Alaska island in the Bering Strait when they saw a crippled airplane flying low.
Charles wins hearts in Germany as soft power pays offApril 1, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — King Charles III won plenty of hearts during his three-day visit to Germany, his first foreign trip since ascending to the throne following the death of his mother, Elizabeth II, last year.
Members of exiled Chinese church detained in ThailandApril 1, 2023 GMT
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — More than 60 self-exiled members of a Chinese Christian church who were detained in Thailand paid fines for overstaying their visas but remained in police custody Saturday uncertain about their legal status amid fears they would be deported against their will to their home country, where they face possible persecution.
As summer looms, India orders coal power plants to max outApril 1, 2023 GMT
BENGALURU, India (AP) — For the second year in a row, India’s government has ordered the nation’s coal-fired power plants to run at full power. But this year’s order is even more sweeping than last year's — all coal and oil-fired generators will be maxed out for the entire summer, from April through June.
Taiwan leader scrambles for allies in Central America visitApril 1, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Taiwan’s diplomatic partners dwindle and turn instead to rival China, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen is aiming to shore up ties with the self-governing island’s remaining allies during a trip this week to Central America.
‘Window into history’: Tapes detail LBJ’s stolen electionApril 1, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — The story was a blockbuster: A former Texas voting official was on the record detailing how nearly three decades earlier, votes were falsified to give then-congressman Lyndon B. Johnson a win that propelled the future president into the U.S.
UN food chief: Billions needed to avert unrest, starvationApril 1, 2023 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Without billions of dollars more to feed millions of hungry people, the world will see mass migration, destabilized countries, and starving children and adults in the next 12 to 18 months, the head of the Nobel prize-winning U.N.
Hawaii governor signs 7 government, ethics reform billsApril 1, 2023 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Josh Green signed on Friday seven good-government bills drafted in response to news last year that two former lawmakers had accepted bribes in exchange for influencing legislation.
Transgender Day of Visibility rallies held amid backlashApril 1, 2023 GMT
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Thousands of people rallied across the country Friday as part of a Transgender Day of Visibility in support of the rights of transgender people and their resilience amid what many denounced as an increasingly hostile environment.
Mexico’s president visits city where fire killed 39 migrantsApril 1, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president on Friday visited the border city where 39 migrants died in a fire at a detention center, expressing pain over the disaster though he was not expected to bring any changes in tough immigration policies.
Fetterman leaves Walter Reed with depression ‘in remission’March 31, 2023 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman has left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after six weeks of inpatient treatment for clinical depression, with plans to return to the Senate when the chamber resumes session in mid-April, his office said Friday.
Vice President Harris’ trip aims to deepen US ties in AfricaMarch 31, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will try to deepen and reframe U.S. relationships in Africa during a weeklong trip that is the latest and highest profile outreach by the Biden administration as it moves to counter China's growing influence.
Many electric vehicles to lose big tax credit with new rulesMarch 31, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer new electric vehicles will qualify for a full $7,500 federal tax credit later this year, and many will get only half that, under rules proposed Friday by the U.S.
To conserve, Nevada may try to buy back groundwater rightsMarch 31, 2023 GMT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Marty Plaskett upgraded his farming equipment and spent $60,000 on new sprinklers to conserve water, even before the rural Nevada valley where he farms alfalfa began more strictly managing groundwater.
Virginia’s female Democratic senators rebuke Joe MorrisseyMarch 31, 2023 GMT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The six Democratic women serving in the Virginia Senate sharply rebuked Sen.
Maryland lawmakers reach deal on state budgetMarch 31, 2023 GMT
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers got passed their differences and reached a deal Friday on the state’s $62.5 billion budget that includes making major investments in prekindergarten through 12th grade education.
Mug shot as a political boost? Some politicians have triedMarch 31, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A celebrity and insatiable publicity hound long before he was president, Donald Trump has been photographed countless times. But never like this.
Minneapolis and state agree to revamp policing post-FloydMarch 31, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights signed a “court-enforceable settlement agreement” Friday to revamp policing in the city where George Floyd was murdered by an officer nearly three years ago.
Biden: Feds ‘not leaving’ Mississippi town hit by tornadoMarch 31, 2023 GMT
ROLLING FORK, Miss. (AP) — President Joe Biden saw for himself the flattened homes, broken furniture and upended lives left behind by last week's deadly tornado in Mississippi and pledged Friday that the federal government is not leaving until the area is back on its feet.
Russia clashes with US over tactical nukes for BelarusMarch 31, 2023 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and the U.S. clashed in the United Nations on Friday over Moscow’s plans to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, which neighboring Ukraine denounced as a desperate Kremlin attempt to avoid military defeat and “threaten the world with nuclear apocalypse.”
US boosts anti-China Pacific push with embassy in VanuatuMarch 31, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Friday that the U.S. will open an embassy in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu in its latest move to blunt China’s increasing influence in the Indo-Pacific.
EPA approves California rules phasing out diesel trucksMarch 31, 2023 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Biden administration cleared the way Friday for California's plan to phase out a wide range of diesel-powered trucks, part of the state's efforts to drastically cut planet-warming emissions and improve air quality in heavy-traffic areas like ports along the coast.
Trump indictment not expected to affect Wisconsin court raceMarch 31, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The indictment of former President Donald Trump will likely have little impact on the high stakes Wisconsin Supreme Court race to be decided next week, as Democrats try to flip majority control of the court with the fate of abortion access in the state on the line, those closely watching the contest said Friday.
Maryland Senate confirms Roland Butler head of state policeMarch 31, 2023 GMT
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Senate confirmed Lt. Col. Roland Butler on Friday to be the first Black superintendent of the Maryland State Police, a department under a federal discrimination probe.
AP WAS THERE: Uncovering Lyndon B Johnson’s stolen electionMarch 31, 2023 GMT
ALICE, Texas (AP) — In 1977, Associated Press reporter James W. Mangan's exclusive interview with a South Texas election judge who detailed certifying false votes for Lyndon B. Johnson nearly three decades earlier made headlines across the country.
US Marine’s adoption of Afghan war orphan voidedMarch 31, 2023 GMT
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a highly unusual ruling, a state court judge on Thursday voided a U.S. Marine’s adoption of an Afghan war orphan, more than a year after he took the little girl away from the Afghan couple raising her.
Calif., 3 other states join bid to block JetBlue-Spirit dealMarch 31, 2023 GMT
California and three other states have joined a federal lawsuit aimed at blocking JetBlue's $3.8 billion purchase of Spirit Airlines, which is scheduled for trial this fall.
New Jersey, Maryland and North Carolina also joined in an updated version of the complaint that was filed Friday in federal district court in Boston.
Maine governor signs 2-year budget that angered RepublicansMarch 31, 2023 GMT
Gov. Janet Mills on Friday signed a two-year, nearly $10 billion budget jammed through by fellow Democrats that will keep government services rolling — and possibly avert a shutdown — in the new fiscal year.
Worries grow that Trump indictment will eclipse other probesMarch 31, 2023 GMT
Missouri Planned Parenthood sues over transgender inquiryMarch 31, 2023 GMT
Associated Press (AP) — Missouri’s state attorney general is investigating gender-affirming care provided by Planned Parenthood, according to a lawsuit filed Friday by the St.
Russia might put strategic nukes in Belarus, leader saysMarch 31, 2023 GMT
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Russian strategic nuclear weapons might be deployed to Belarus along with part of Russia's tactical nuclear arsenal, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Friday, ramping up his rhetoric amid tensions with the West over the Kremlin's war in Ukraine.
NC DMV starts new license policy for certain immigrantsMarch 31, 2023 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Division of Motor Vehicles will now issue full-term driver's licenses to more immigrants with permanent or indefinite residential status in the country after a ruling that implements a new policy.
Moscow prison for US reporter was used in Stalin’s purgesMarch 31, 2023 GMT
Lefortovo prison, where American journalist Evan Gershkovich has been jailed on espionage charges, dates from the czarist era and has been a terrifying symbol of repression since Soviet times.
Greece’s PM makes border wall extension an election pledgeMarch 31, 2023 GMT
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister promised Friday to extend an existing wall across all of the country’s land border with Turkey as he campaigned for the country's general election.
China’s global influence looms over Harris trip to AfricaMarch 31, 2023 GMT
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — When Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in Zambia on Friday for the final stop of her weeklong trip across Africa, she touched down at an airport that’s doubled in size and features glittering new terminals.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy to join Las Cruces rally for HerrellMarch 31, 2023 GMT
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy will visit New Mexico next month at what will likely be an announcement by former U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell to campaign for her old seat.
The Roswell Daily Record reported Friday that McCarthy will attend a rally April 10 for Herrell at the Heritage Farm & Ranch Museum in Las Cruces.
US Navy deploys more chaplains for suicide preventionMarch 31, 2023 GMT
NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Virginia. (AP) — On Navy ships docked at this vast base, hundreds of sailors in below-deck mazes of windowless passageways perform intense, often monotonous manual labor. It's necessary work before a ship deploys, but hard to adjust to for many already challenged by the stresses plaguing young adults nationwide.
Beshear signs bipartisan bills, with campaign loomingMarch 31, 2023 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear joined with Republican lawmakers as he signed historic measures Friday that will legalize medical marijuana and sports wagering in Kentucky, calling it an example of divided government working to get the “tough things” done that voters want.
Ukraine’s neighbors call on EU to address farm produce glutMarch 31, 2023 GMT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leaders of five European Union members helping the transit of Ukrainian farm produce to third countries on Friday called for EU action over a glut that resulted from the goods not leaving for their destinations, bringing down prices in their own markets and angering farmers.
Biden to Russia on detained US journalist: ‘Let him go’March 31, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday urged Russia to release Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who was arrested on espionage charges — allegations the newspaper denies.
Not just Trump’s VP: Pence touts time as governor, US RepMarch 31, 2023 GMT
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Mike Pence is best known as Donald Trump’s vice president, someone who, apart from one dramatic rejection of his boss ’s effort to overturn their 2020 election defeat, served as a steadfastly loyal, mostly uncontroversial No.
Man accused of shooting 3 people, wounded by trooperMarch 31, 2023 GMT
HARRIMAN, Tenn. (AP) — A man who had just bonded out of jail shot three people, killing one, at a body shop in East Tennessee before law enforcement officers arrived and shot him, authorities said.
After being fired, Israel’s defense minister caught in limboMarch 31, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Five days ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to fire his defense minister set off a wave of spontaneous mass protests and a general strike that threatened to paralyze the country, forcing the Israeli leader to suspend his divisive plan to overhaul the judicial system.
Finland’s NATO membership: What’s next?March 31, 2023 GMT
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland received the green light to join NATO when Turkey ratified the Nordic country’s membership late Thursday, becoming the last country in the 30-member Western military alliance to sign off.
Shadowy brokers walk off with billions in Venezuelan oilMarch 31, 2023 GMT
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — One startup lists as its address a small home in a working-class district in Venezuela's capital whose owner has never heard of the firm. Another is a Hong Kong-based shell company created in 2020.
Japan FM to visit China as Tokyo imposes new export controlsMarch 31, 2023 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said Friday he will visit China this weekend for talks with his counterpart Qin Gang, becoming Japan's first top diplomat to do so in more than three years amid growing friction between the two countries, including new Japanese export controls and the detention of a Japanese national in Beijing.
Sudanese officials say 14 workers dead in gold mine collapseMarch 31, 2023 GMT
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — At least 14 workers are dead after a gold mine collapsed in northern Sudan, mining authorities said Friday.
The fatal collapse happened after one of the hillsides that surround the Jebel Al-Ahmar gold mine - situated near the Egyptian border - subsided Thursday afternoon, the Sudanese Mineral Resources Company said in a short statement.
Estonian diplomat expelled from Moscow in tit for tat moveMarch 31, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Russia is expelling an Estonian diplomat from Moscow in a tit for tat move following a similar action by Tallinn, Estonia's foreign ministry said Friday.
Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry had summoned Estonia’s charge d’affaires, who heads the European Union country’s mission in Moscow, to protest the expulsion this month of a Russian diplomat in Estonia and announce that an Estonian diplomat must leave Moscow.
Finland’s young leader is popular but faces tough reelectionMarch 31, 2023 GMT
HELSINKI (AP) — A parliamentary election in Finland on Sunday is shaping up as an extremely close race between three parties as Prime Minister Sanna Marin's Social Democrats fight to secure a second term running the government.
Former Bank of China chairman investigated by graft agencyMarch 31, 2023 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — A former chairman of Bank of China Ltd., one of the country's four major state-owned lenders, is under investigation by the ruling Communist Party's anti-corruption agency, state TV reported Friday, adding to a string of high-level financial figures ensnared in a marathon crackdown.
Cyprus, Greece, Israel: East Med energy source for EuropeMarch 31, 2023 GMT
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The eastern Mediterranean can provide a key energy corridor to Europe through a planned electricity cable connecting the power grids of Cyprus, Greece and Israel and a potential natural gas pipeline, the three countries' top diplomats said Friday.
Donald Trump indicted; expected to surrender early next weekMarch 31, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump has been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury, a historic reckoning after years of investigations into his personal, political and business dealings and an abrupt jolt to his bid to retake the White House.
EU official says major aid to Lebanon depends on IMF dealMarch 31, 2023 GMT
BEIRUT (AP) — A European Union official visiting Lebanon said Friday that the international body will increase its humanitarian assistance to the crisis-struck country, but that more significant long-term aid depends on reforms and a deal with the International Monetary Fund.
Death scene in burned ferry moves Filipino rescuers to tearsMarch 31, 2023 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine coast guard commander said Friday that the tragic scenes of death his team saw aboard a gutted ferry, including bodies of adults clutching children, had moved them to tears and sparked fears other passengers could be found dead in the still-smoldering ship.
Finland’s NATO membership: What’s next?March 31, 2023 GMT
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland received the green light to join NATO when Turkey ratified the Nordic country's membership late Thursday, becoming the last country in the 30-member Western military alliance to sign off.
Montenegro vote pits incumbent president against new bloodMarch 31, 2023 GMT
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Voters in small Montenegro go to the polls this weekend to choose their next president in a runoff between pro-Western incumbent Milo Djukanovic and Jakov Milatovic, a newcomer supported by the shaky governing coalition with links to neighboring Serbia.
Taiwan’s leader, in US, stresses security for her islandMarch 31, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — In a highly sensitive U.S. visit, Taiwan’s president delivered the message Thursday that keeping her self-ruled island strong will help ensure the world’s safety — even as her travel is carefully calibrated to try to contain what furious Chinese officials warn could be a strong response.
San Diego County supervisor to resign after assault lawsuitMarch 31, 2023 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A powerful San Diego County supervisor said he will resign amid accusations that he sexually assaulted a government employee, completing a swift and shocking fall for a decorated Marine combat veteran whose star rose with his Democratic Party’s ascendancy in the nation’s eighth-largest city.
Russia arrests Wall Street Journal reporter on spying chargeMarch 31, 2023 GMT
Russia's security service arrested an American reporter for The Wall Street Journal on espionage charges, the first time a U.S. correspondent has been detained on spying accusations since the Cold War.
Trump’s indictment, long expected, still stuns at NYC courtMarch 31, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — If you didn’t know what you were looking for, you might’ve missed it. Even then, it was hard to know at the moment that history was unfolding before your eyes.
Donald Trump’s indictment, the first of a former U.S.
Maine Legislature approves nearly $10 billion budgetMarch 31, 2023 GMT
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democrats in the Maine Legislature pushed through a nearly $10 billion, two-year state budget that prevents any government shutdown, but angered Republicans and virtually assures partisan rancor moving forward.
FBI documents give new view into Las Vegas shooter’s mindsetMarch 31, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The high-stakes gambler who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern America, killing 60 and injuring hundreds more in Las Vegas, was apparently angry over how the casinos were treating him despite his high-roller status, according to a fellow gambler.
Mississippi pushes more state policing in mostly Black cityMarch 31, 2023 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The majority-white and Republican-led Mississippi Legislature is taking final steps to expand the the territory of a state-run police department inside the capital city of Jackson, which is majority-Black and governed by Democrats.