Arrest warrant issued for Kodak BlackFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
Pence to launch presidential campaign against Trump in Iowa, staking hopes on leadoff voting stateJune 7, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mike Pence is staking his presidential hopes on Iowa as he launches a campaign for the Republican nomination for president in Des Moines on Wednesday that will make him the first vice president in modern history to take on his former running mate.
Former New Jersey Gov. Christie kicks off 2024 Republican presidential bid with swipes at TrumpJune 7, 2023 GMT
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wasted no time going after Donald Trump while launching his presidential campaign on Tuesday, calling the former president and current Republican primary front-runner a “lonely, self-consumed, self-serving mirror hog" and arguing that he's the only one who can stop him.
Florida grand jury involved in Trump documents probe by Justice Dept., AP source saysJune 7, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are using a grand jury in Florida as part of their investigation into the possible mishandling of classified documents at former President Donald Trump's Palm Beach property, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday night.
Judge rules to release names of Rep. Santos bond cosigners, will stay secret as appeal consideredJune 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal magistrate ruled Tuesday to make public the names of the cosigners on indicted Rep.
Supreme Court tossed out heart of Voting Rights Act a decade ago, prompting wave of new voting rulesJune 7, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Within hours of a U.S. Supreme Court decision dismantling a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, Texas lawmakers announced plans to implement a strict voter ID law that had been blocked by a federal court.
DENVER (AP) — Denver will choose its next mayor Tuesday in a runoff election between two moderate candidates seeking to lead a rapidly growing city faced with out-of-control housing costs and increased homelessness.
NOLENSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The first encounter with racism that Harmony Kennedy can remember came in elementary school. On a playground, a girl picked up a leaf and said she wanted to “clean the dirt” from Harmony’s skin.
Florida official says migrants flown to California went willingly, disputes claims of coercionJune 7, 2023 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration said Tuesday that three dozen migrants whom the state flew from the U.S.
US weighs in on Roger Waters antisemitism debate, says artist has long history of denigrating JewsJune 6, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is weighing in on the controversy over Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters, saying his recent performances in Germany were antisemitic, an assessment shared by many in Israel and the pro-Israel community.
Former Vice President Pence files paperwork launching 2024 presidential bid in challenge to TrumpJune 5, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence filed paperwork on Monday declaring his campaign for president in 2024, setting up a challenge to his former boss, Donald Trump, just two years after their time in the White House ended with an insurrection at the U.S.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office is investigating a possible case of extrajudicial killings by soldiers that left five men dead in May in the northern border city of Nuevo Laredo, according to a federal official.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Tuesday he will resign his position next week to dedicate himself to seeking the nomination of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s party to be its presidential candidate in next year’s election.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Leaders of Venezuela’s fractured opposition are shaking voters’ hands and promising — yet again — that they will defeat President Nicolás Maduro at the ballot box.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin residents looking for work would face stricter qualification requirements under a package of Republican-authored bills scheduled for final approval in the Legislature on Wednesday.
Japan, Australia, US to fund undersea cable connection in Micronesia to counter China’s influenceJune 7, 2023 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Tuesday that it joined the United States and Australia in signing an agreement on a $95 million undersea cable project that will connect East Micronesia island nations to improve networks in the Indo-Pacific region where China is increasingly expanding its influence.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — High-profile proposals to help build a stadium for the Oakland Athletics and lure major film makers to Las Vegas through billions of dollars in tax credits are in flux after Nevada lawmakers adjourned their four-month legislative session early Tuesday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly is slated to approve a package of bills Wednesday designed to help improve the system of issuing professional licenses to everyone from tattoo artists to doctors and nurses that has been plagued with delays since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
PARIS (AP) — French union activists marched on the headquarters of the Paris Olympics and slowed traffic at the capital's Orly Airport with strikes Tuesday as they sought to reignite resistance to a higher retirement age.
Today in History: June 7, court rejects contraceptive banJune 7, 2023 GMT
Today in History
Today is Wednesday, June 7, the 158th day of 2023. There are 207 days left in the year.
Alabama lawmakers end session marked by tax cutsJune 7, 2023 GMT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday concluded the 2023 legislative session that was marked by tax cut measures and ended with the shelving of some controversial measures, including a bill that would make it a crime to help a non-family member fill out an absentee ballot.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Senior diplomats from China and the United States held “candid and productive” talks in Beijing and agreed to keep open lines of communication to avoid tensions from spiraling into conflict, officials said Tuesday.
Republican Ed Durr and Democrat Dick Codey fend off incumbent challenges in New Jersey primaryJune 7, 2023 GMT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Fending off a conservative rival and fellow incumbent just two years after he won a surprise victory against the powerful Democratic Senate president, Republican state Sen.
Fiji reconsiders security ties with China amid Pacific tensionsJune 7, 2023 GMT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Fiji's leader indicated Wednesday his nation is reconsidering its security ties with China at a time that geopolitical tensions in the Pacific are rising.
Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka said Fiji was reviewing a contentious police cooperation agreement it signed with China in 2011 that has allowed Chinese police officers to be stationed in Fiji.
A look at what passed and failed in the ’23 sessionJune 7, 2023 GMT
MONTGOMERY, Ala, (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday concluded the 2023 legislative session. Here is a look at some of the major bills introduced this year and what passed and what failed.
Ukrainians make desperate escape from floods after dam collapse as shelling echoes overheadJune 7, 2023 GMT
KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — As shelling from Russia’s war on Ukraine echoed overhead, dozens of evacuees on an island in the Dnieper River scurried onto the tops of military trucks or into rafts to flee rising floodwaters caused by a dam breach upstream.
REDMOND, Ore. (AP) — Someone left a dead raccoon and a sign with “intimidating language” that mentioned a Black city councilor outside the law office of an Oregon mayor, police said.
Redmond Mayor Ed Fitch found the raccoon and the sign on Monday, the Redmond Police Department said in a news release.
Drug treatment, wildfire response and new jobs: Oregon Democrats cite bills at risk amid GOP walkoutJune 7, 2023 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Democratic lawmakers stood on the steps of the state Capitol Tuesday and implored Republicans, who have been boycotting the Senate, to return and vote on a number of bipartisan bills that are at risk of dying because of a political standoff that has now lasted a month.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived Tuesday in Saudi Arabia and later met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman amid strained relations between Riyadh and Washington.
TEKNAF, Bangladesh (AP) — On Dec. 1, 2022, a boat carrying around 180 Rohingya refugees set out from Bangladesh, bound for Indonesia. On board were babies, pregnant women and children fleeing surging violence in Bangladesh’s refugee camps.
House conservatives block GOP bills, voice frustration in response to last week’s debt ceiling voteJune 7, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House conservatives staged a mini-revolt Tuesday in retaliation for Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s leadership on last week’s vote to raise the debt ceiling, the right wing banding together to block progress on a mixture of bills and vent their frustration.
US Army Corps revokes permit for Minnesota mine, cites threat to downstream tribe’s water standardsJune 7, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday it has revoked a crucial federal permit for the proposed NewRange Copper Nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, a project popularly known as PolyMet, saying the permit did not comply with the water quality standards set by a sovereign downstream tribe.
Defense lawyers ask judge to rule in their favor in lawsuit involving fatal police shootingJune 7, 2023 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Attorneys for Delaware’s largest county and three police officers asked a federal judge on Tuesday to rule in their favor in a lawsuit stemming from a fatal police shooting in 2021.
North Carolina legislature approves limits on politics, race discussion in state workplacesJune 6, 2023 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The promotion of certain beliefs that some North Carolina lawmakers have likened to “critical race theory" is on track to be banned in state government workplaces, under a bill that received final legislative approval on Tuesday.
Democratic governor in Kentucky pushes back against GOP opponent’s criticism on crime issuesJune 6, 2023 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear declared Tuesday that he's been steadfast in the fight against crime, hitting back against his Republican challenger's attacks on public safety issues — which have risen to the forefront of Kentucky's closely watched gubernatorial campaign.
Major dam collapses in southern Ukraine, flooding villages as Moscow and Kyiv trade blameJune 6, 2023 GMT
KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — A major dam in southern Ukraine collapsed Tuesday, flooding villages, endangering crops and threatening drinking water supplies as both sides in the war scrambled to evacuate residents and blamed each other for the destruction.
US appeals court says people convicted of nonviolent offenses shouldn’t face lifetime gun banJune 6, 2023 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday that nonviolent offenders should not be subject to lifetime gun bans, the latest fallout from a recent Supreme Court decision that instructs judges to look to history and tradition to weigh the constitutionality of gun control laws.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation Tuesday that would give victims of sexual abuse more time to sue for damages as the state again looks to overhaul laws following multiple sexual abuse scandals.
Louisiana lawmakers approve anti-LGBTQ+ bills that include ban on trans care for minorsJune 6, 2023 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is poised to become the latest state to enact laws targeting the LGBTQ+ community, after the Republican-controlled Legislature on Tuesday sent a package to the Democratic governor that includes a ban on gender-affirming care for minors.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion providers sued Kansas on Tuesday over a law enacted this year and existing restrictions, including a decades-old requirement that patients wait 24 hours after first seeing a provider to terminate their pregnancies.
Louisiana’s permitless concealed carry proposal diesJune 6, 2023 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A bill that would allow people in Louisiana who are 21 or older to carry concealed guns without a permit is dead.
Republican state Rep. Danny McCormick voluntarily deferred his bill Tuesday in the final days of Louisiana's legislative session.
Lawmakers vote to exempt overtime pay from state income taxJune 6, 2023 GMT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Overtime pay in Alabama will be temporarily exempt from state income tax under a tax cut approved Tuesday by lawmakers
The legislation will exempt overtime pay from the state's 5% income tax beginning in the 2024 tax year.
US judge blocks Florida ban on trans minor care in narrow ruling, says ‘gender identity is real’June 6, 2023 GMT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge temporarily blocked portions of a new Florida law championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that bans transgender minors from receiving puberty blockers, saying in a Tuesday ruling that gender identity is real and the state has no rational basis for denying patients treatment.
Washington state to pay $3.1M to settle lawsuit in which state failed to turn over evidenceJune 6, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is set to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit over alleged severe neglect at an adult family home — in addition to more than $300,000 in penalties levied by a judge for wrongful withholding of evidence, officials said.
HIV protection, cancer screenings could cost more if ‘Obamacare’ loses latest court battleJune 6, 2023 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge's order that would eliminate requirements that health insurance plans include cost-free coverage of HIV-preventing drugs, cancer screenings and various other types of preventive care should remain on hold while it is appealed, the Biden administration argued before an appellate panel Tuesday.
There have been other recent headlines out of Saudi Arabia that had nothing to do with golf. That they caused little uproar is a sign of how intertwined and unremarkable Saudi business interests in sports, and in America, have become over the decades.
Connecticut Senate passes $51 billion budget with historic tax cut, governor says he’ll sign itJune 6, 2023 GMT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s two-year, $51 billion state budget — including a historic cut to personal income taxes — cleared the General Assembly with strong bipartisan support on Tuesday and now heads to the governor for his expected signature.
Ohio senators want additional income tax cuts, universal vouchers in GOP crafted budget planJune 6, 2023 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More income tax cuts and a phased-in universal voucher program are among the hundreds of changes in a Republican-crafted proposal announced Tuesday for Ohio's nearly $86 billion state budget.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida law banning transgender youth from getting medical treatment is temporarily on hold after a surprise decision Tuesday by a federal judge.
The ruling comes amid a bevy of legislation sweeping state houses this year restricting gender-affirming care for transgender minors.
Prince Harry’s drug use cited in push to release visa records by conservative US groupJune 6, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The past drug use that Prince Harry detailed in his explosive memoir should spark the release of his immigration paperwork, a conservative American think tank argued in a Washington court Tuesday as they appealed to a judge for a quicker response a records request the U.S.
Plane that crashed in Virginia lost contact with air traffic controllers during ascent, feds sayJune 6, 2023 GMT
Only minutes into a doomed journey that ended on a remote Virginia mountain, the pilot of a business jet was not responding to air traffic control instructions and the situation was soon reported to a network that includes military, security and law enforcement agencies, according to federal aviation officials.
After hearing his sentence, southern Indiana man bolts from courtroom before captureJune 6, 2023 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — A man sentenced to 200 days in jail for a probation violation bolted from a southern Indiana courtroom and tried to escape before two shocks from a stun gun brought him down, police said.
Mystery client who hired detective to spy on Reno’s mayor asks Nevada high court to keep name secretJune 6, 2023 GMT
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The mystery client who hired a detective to secretly track Reno's mayor with a GPS device is trying to persuade Nevada's Supreme Court he has a First Amendment right to remain anonymous, a protected privilege he says is a cornerstone of democracy and part of “the business of politics.”
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta City Council early Tuesday approved funding for the construction of a proposed police and firefighter training center, rejecting the pleas of hundreds of activists who packed City Hall and spoke for hours in fierce opposition to the project they decry as “Cop City.”
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday signed the most wide-ranging state gun control bill since a 2013 law passed in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, sparking an immediate lawsuit by gun rights supporters seeking to block a ban on open carrying and other parts of the new law.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that an Arkansas inmate on death row can sue the state in his effort to have new tests run on DNA evidence that could clear him.
LGBTQ+ Americans are under attack, Human Rights Campaign declares in state of emergency warningJune 6, 2023 GMT
The Human Rights Campaign declared a state of emergency for LGBTQ+ people in the U.S. on Tuesday and released a guidebook pointing to laws it deems discriminatory in each state, along with “know your rights” information and resources to help people relocate to states with stronger LGBTQ+ protections.