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Tabloid publisher says he pledged to be Trump campaign's 'eyes and ears' during 2016 race
Tabloid publisher says he pledged to be Trump campaign's 'eyes and ears' during 2016 race

The testimony from David Pecker was designed to bolster prosecutors' assertions of a decades-long friendship between former President Donald Trump and the former publisher of the National Enquirer.

Lawmakers criticize CIA's handling of sexual misconduct but offer few specifics

Lawmakers criticize CIA's handling of sexual misconduct but offer few specifics

A congressional committee is criticizing the CIA's handling of sexual misconduct allegations, saying victims have been deterred from coming forward and were aware of 'little to no accountability or punishment for the perpetrators of the assaults.'

Baltimore port to open deeper channel, enabling some cargo ships to pass after bridge collapse

Baltimore port to open deeper channel, enabling some cargo ships to pass after bridge collapse

The Port of Baltimore is preparing to open a deeper channel for commercial ships to get in and out for a few days. Thursday's move will be a significant step toward reopening the major maritime shipping hub.

New federal rule bars transgender school bathroom bans, but it likely isn't the final word

New federal rule bars transgender school bathroom bans, but it likely isn't the final word

A new federal rule seeks to clarify that a law against sex discrimination at schools includes gender identity, too. It's expected to spark another wave of lawsuits from states and advocacy groups.

Trump tried to 'corrupt' the 2016 election, prosecutor alleges as hush money trial gets underway

Trump tried to 'corrupt' the 2016 election, prosecutor alleges as hush money trial gets underway

A prosecutor told jurors that Donald Trump tried to illegally influence the 2016 presidential election by preventing damaging stories about his personal life from becoming public.

Children of Flint water crisis make change as young environmental and health activists

Children of Flint water crisis make change as young environmental and health activists

Now as teenagers and young adults, they're providing input on public health initiatives, campaigning for social issues, distributing filters and providing free water testing for homeowners.

Full jury of 12 people and 6 alternates is seated in Trump's hush money trial in New York

Full jury of 12 people and 6 alternates is seated in Trump's hush money trial in New York

A full jury of 12 people and six alternates has been seated in Donald Trump's hush money case, drawing the first criminal trial of a former U.S. president a step closer to opening statements.

Crews turn sights to removing debris from ship's deck in Baltimore bridge collapse cleanup

Crews turn sights to removing debris from ship's deck in Baltimore bridge collapse cleanup

Salvage crews at the site of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore are turning their focus to the thousands of tons of debris sitting atop the massive cargo ship that veered off course last month.

Ukraine, Israel aid advances in rare House vote as Democrats help Republicans push it forward

Ukraine, Israel aid advances in rare House vote as Democrats help Republicans push it forward

A key procedural vote gained approval Friday to move ahead with the bill, Democrats joining Republicans in a rare assist.

Communications breakdown left authorities in the dark and residents without alerts amid Maui fire

Communications breakdown left authorities in the dark and residents without alerts amid Maui fire

A new report shows that the head of Maui's emergency management agency dragged his heels about returning to the island as wildfires ripped across the island last August.

Emergency rooms refused to treat pregnant women, leaving one to miscarry in a lobby restroom

Emergency rooms refused to treat pregnant women, leaving one to miscarry in a lobby restroom

Complaints about pregnant women being turned away from emergency rooms spiked in the months after states began enacting strict abortion laws following the 2022 U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

Biden's new Title IX rules protect LGBTQ+ students, but avoid addressing transgender athletes

Biden's new Title IX rules protect LGBTQ+ students, but avoid addressing transgender athletes

The rights of LGBTQ+ students will be protected by federal law and victims of campus sexual assault will gain new safeguards under new rules from the Biden administration.

12 jurors have been picked for Donald Trump's hush money trial. Selection of alternates ongoing

12 jurors have been picked for Donald Trump's hush money trial. Selection of alternates ongoing

A jury of 12 people has been seated in former President Donald Trump's hush money trial in New York. Alternates are now being selected.

U.S. and U.K. issue new sanctions on Iran in response to Tehran's weekend attack on Israel

U.S. and U.K. issue new sanctions on Iran in response to Tehran's weekend attack on Israel

The Thursday action targets entities and people in Iran involved in drone production. The sanctions were meant to hold Iran accountable for its weekend attack and to deter further such activity.

Legislation that could force a TikTok ban revived as part of House foreign aid package

Legislation that could force a TikTok ban revived as part of House foreign aid package

Legislation that could ban TikTok if its China-based owner doesn't sell its stake has won a major boost as House Republicans included it in a package of bills that would send U.S. aid to Ukraine and Israel.

Once praised, settlement to help sickened BP oil spill workers leaves most with nearly nothing

Once praised, settlement to help sickened BP oil spill workers leaves most with nearly nothing

Thousands of ordinary people who helped clean up after the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico say they got sick.

Two shootings, two different responses — Maine restricts guns while Iowa arms teachers

Two shootings, two different responses — Maine restricts guns while Iowa arms teachers

Maine's Legislature gave final approval to new restrictions on guns before adjourning Thursday. Iowa's Legislature meanwhile approved allowing teachers and staff who get firearms safety training to carry guns on school property.

25 years after Columbine, trauma shadows survivors of the school shooting

25 years after Columbine, trauma shadows survivors of the school shooting

The aftershocks — often unacknowledged in the years before mental health struggles were more widely recognized — led to some survivors suffering insomnia, dropping out of school, or disengaging from their spouses or families.

Climate change concerns grow, but few think Biden's climate law will help, an AP-NORC poll finds

Climate change concerns grow, but few think Biden's climate law will help, an AP-NORC poll finds

A poll shows 45% of U.S. adults say they've become more concerned about climate change over the past year. That includes roughly 6 in 10 Democrats and one-quarter of Republicans.

Senate dismisses two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security secretary, ends trial

Senate dismisses two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security secretary, ends trial

The Senate has dismissed all impeachment charges against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, ending the House Republican push to remove the Cabinet secretary from office over his handling of the the U.S.-Mexico border.

Owner of ship in Baltimore bridge collapse asks cargo owners to help cover salvage costs

Owner of ship in Baltimore bridge collapse asks cargo owners to help cover salvage costs

The owner of the container ship Dali has initiated a process requiring owners of the cargo on board to share salvage costs after the deadly collapse of Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge.

House's Ukraine, Israel aid package gains Biden's support as Speaker Johnson fights to keep his job

House's Ukraine, Israel aid package gains Biden's support as Speaker Johnson fights to keep his job

President Joe Biden says that he strongly supports a proposal from Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson to provide aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan.

Maui Fire Department report on deadly wildfire details how it was no match for unprecedented blazes

Maui Fire Department report on deadly wildfire details how it was no match for unprecedented blazes

An after-action report released Tuesday says that despite devoting nearly all the personnel and vehicles it had to the effort, the department was outmatched by the unprecedented blazes that left 101 people dead in Lahaina.

Biden vows to block U.S. Steel acquisition by a Japanese company and promises tariffs on Chinese steel

Biden vows to block U.S. Steel acquisition by a Japanese company and promises tariffs on Chinese steel

President Joe Biden's administration is reviewing the proposed acquisition by Japan's Nippon Steel.

Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders in U.S. more likely to believe in climate change: AP-NORC poll

Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders in U.S. more likely to believe in climate change: AP-NORC poll

A recent poll finds that 84% of AAPI adults agree climate change exists. In comparison, 74% of all U.S. adults hold the same sentiment.

Salvage crews race against the clock to remove massive chunks of fallen Baltimore bridge

Salvage crews race against the clock to remove massive chunks of fallen Baltimore bridge

Salvage crews at the site of Baltimore's collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge are using the largest crane on the eastern seaboard to remove sections of the wreckage and deposit them at a nearby processing yard.