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Trump complains jury selection moving too fast in Manhattan hush money trial

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NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump complained Wednesday about jury selection in his Manhattan hush money case as the trial moves faster than expected toward opening statements.

After prosecutors and defense lawyers agreed on a surprisingly robust total of seven jurors in one day, Trump sought to tap the brakes on the process that seemed...Read more

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Senate impeachment trial begins for Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas

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WASHINGTON — Senators were sworn in Wednesday for their third impeachment trial in four years, this time of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas.

House Republicans, who say Mayorkas has failed to fulfill his duties in upholding immigration law, are pushing for a full Senate trial of the case against him.

Senate Democrats are ...Read more

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Atlanta police to discuss training center opposition after latest arson

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A day after construction equipment was set ablaze near a south metro area hospital, the Atlanta Police Department will discuss opposition to the city’s planned public safety training center.

Local, state, and federal law enforcement are investigating the Tuesday morning fire near Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Arson is suspected; authorities have...Read more

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Bryan Kohberger case soars into millions in public costs ahead of murder trial

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BOISE, Idaho — Bryan Kohberger, the suspect in the Moscow college student homicides, has now been jailed in Idaho for 469 days following his December 2022 arrest. For each day that passes as he awaits his anticipated murder trial, the public costs shouldered by Idaho taxpayers climb.

Financial records obtained by the Idaho Statesman through ...Read more

50 people assaulted by strangers in Manhattan below 42nd Street in last month, NYPD says

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NEW YORK — Fifty people, mostly women, have been victims of random assaults in Manhattan below 42nd St. over the last month, leading some of the shocked victims to speak out on TikTok.

The number of random assaults is a slight jump over the same four weeks last year, when 46 unprovoked assaults were reported, NYPD Chief of Detectives Joseph ...Read more

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Journalist who accused NPR of liberal bias resigns from the network

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Uri Berliner, the veteran NPR journalist who publicly accused his employer of liberal bias, has resigned from the network.

Berliner posted a message Wednesday on the social media platform X with his resignation letter to the public broadcaster's chief executive Katherine Maher.

"I am resigning from NPR, a great American institution where I ...Read more

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Foreign aid supplemental readied in House amid backlash

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WASHINGTON — Speaker Mike Johnson planned to push forward Wednesday with an aid plan for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, along with a separate bill on border security that came after a late night of negotiating with GOP members.

Johnson, R-La., told his conference in a text message Wednesday morning that three separate bills for Ukraine, Israel ...Read more

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California Republican wants more penalties for buying child sex. She claims bill got 'hijacked'

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Sen. Shannon Grove wants to make buying sex with children a felony, even if the aggressor doesn’t know the child is under 18.

But opponents said her bill goes too far, and it could mean penalties for teenagers willingly having sex with each other.

Now, Grove, a Bakersfield Republican, is angry, saying her ...Read more

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Homelessness in San Diego County has now risen every month for 2 straight years

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One evening last September, Patrick Gilligan drove to a rest area north of Oceanside.

He parked his Jeep, lowered the back seat, spread out a sleeping bag and laid down.

Gilligan mentally replayed his last few decades. There had been childhood abuse, service in the U.S. Marine Corps., a divorce and a layoff and countless other decisions, big ...Read more

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DC judge orders Missouri man to jail for violating probation in Jan. 6 case

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WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ordered an Independence man to jail for violating probation in his Capitol riot case.

Devin Rossman, who from late January until his arrest April 3 was listed as a fugitive for failing to appear at a hearing on the violations, was sentenced by Judge Beryl A. Howell on Tuesday to five ...Read more

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Trump complains jury selection moving too fast in Manhattan hush money trial

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NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump complained Wednesday about jury selection in his Manhattan hush money case as the trial moves faster than expected toward opening statements.

After prosecutors and defense lawyers agreed on a surprisingly robust total of seven jurors in one day, Trump sought to tap the brakes on the process that seemed...Read more

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Alaska Airlines flights resume after an hour of grounding Wednesday

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Alaska Airlines flights have resumed after they were grounded for an hour Wednesday morning, the company said in a statement.

In its statement, Alaska said it had experienced an issue “while performing an upgrade to the system that calculates our weight and balance.”

All flights by Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, which is owned by Alaska,...Read more

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Ukraine says 17 dead as Russian missiles hit northern city

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Ukraine said the death toll in a Russian missile attack on a northern city had risen to 17 as Volodymyr Zelenskiy criticized his country’s partners for failing to provide sufficient protection against such strikes.

The Ukrainian president has stepped up calls for more air defense as Kremlin troops exploit Ukraine’s weakness in order to hit ...Read more

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Renters across LA are under strain and many fear becoming homeless, survey finds

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LOS ANGELES — Nearly 4 in 10 renters in Los Angeles County have worried about losing their homes and becoming homeless in the last few years, according to the results of a new survey from UCLA. A similar share have worried that they or their family would go hungry because they cannot afford the cost of food.

The 2024 Quality of Life Index,...Read more

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All Alaska Airline flights grounded

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All Alaska Airlines flights have been grounded as of Wednesday morning, according to an advisory from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

Airlines contracting with Alaska such as Horizon Air and SkyWest Airlines are exempt from the ground stop, FAA said in its advisory.

Alaska Airlines did not immediately respond to requests for comment....Read more

Dubai's record rain floods expensive homes and halts flights

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Dubai flights have been severely disrupted and cars were left stranded on flooded roads after record rainfall over the past day brought the city to a standstill.

The United Arab Emirates experienced its heaviest downpour since records began in 1949, Dubai’s media office said in a statement. It caused chaos for residents as water entered the ...Read more

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Conservative justices stir trouble for Republican politicians on abortion

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Abortion opponents have maneuvered in courthouses for years to end access to reproductive health care. In Arizona last week, a win for the anti-abortion camp caused political blowback for Republican candidates in the state and beyond.

The reaction echoed the response to an Alabama Supreme Court decision over in vitro fertilization just two ...Read more

Saudis, UAE warn of war dangers as Israel-Iran tensions boil

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Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates called for maximum “self-restraint” in the Middle East to spare the region “from the dangers of war and its dire consequences,” in an unusually frank joint statement Wednesday.

The comments came after a call between Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and UAE President Mohammed Bin...Read more

OJ Simpson never paid the Goldmans the millions he owed them. Can they finally collect?

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LOS ANGELES -- For the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, it has been nearly three decades of court fights, painstaking forensic accounting, detective work and, ultimately, frustration.

The goal: Make O.J. Simpson pay.

A civil court jury in 1997 found Simpson liable for the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend and ordered the...Read more

Bob Menendez poised to blame his wife in bribe case defense

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Bob Menendez is prepared to blame his wife at his bribery trial for withholding information from him about gifts they allegedly accepted from businessmen seeking favors, a newly unsealed court document shows.

The revelation came Tuesday in a portion of a March court filing in which lawyers for the New Jersey Democrat...Read more