Arrest warrant issued for Kodak BlackFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
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.
After missteps with some Hispanic voters in 2020, Biden faces pressure to get 2024 outreach rightJune 5, 2023 GMT
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden vowed in 2020 to work “like the devil" to energize Hispanic voters, and flew to Florida seven weeks before Election Day to do just that.
Trump lawyers meet with DOJ as decision nears on whether to bring charges in Mar-a-Lago caseJune 5, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Donald Trump were meeting with Justice Department officials on Monday as a decision nears on whether to bring charges over the handling of classified documents at the former president’s Florida estate.
Biden’s 2024 pitch highlights pragmatism over Trump’s pugilismJune 4, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden promised voters in 2020 that he knew how to get things done in Washington and could bring stability to the capital. It seemed like a message out of step with the more combative era brought on by Donald Trump.
DeSantis hits Trump from the right while the ex-president looks ahead to the general electionJune 4, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — In his first week on the campaign trail as a presidential candidate, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis repeatedly hit his chief rival, Donald Trump, from the right.
Blinken takes aim at Israeli settlements; says US will press ahead with Israel-Saudi normalizationJune 5, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday that the expansion of Israeli settlements and ongoing demolitions of Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank are taking Israel further away from peace with the Palestinians.
Biden set for critical talks on Ukraine this week with Denmark’s Frederiksen, UK’s SunakJune 5, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is welcoming Denmark and Britain's prime ministers this week to Washington for talks that will focus heavily on what lays ahead in the war in Ukraine —including the recently-launched effort to train, and eventually equip, Ukraine with American-made F-16s fighter jets
The Carters and the Kings formed an alliance for race relations though Jimmy and Martin never metJune 5, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — The voice of Martin Luther King Sr., a melodic tenor like his slain son, carried across Madison Square Garden, calming the raucous Democrats who had nominated his friend and fellow Georgian for the presidency.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. sanctioned a group of Russian-intelligence linked individuals Monday for their role in allegedly helping the Kremlin destabilize Moldova's democratically-elected government through protests in Moldova's capitol earlier this year.
A man wants to trademark ‘Trump too small’ for T-shirts. Now the Supreme Court will hear the case.June 5, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a case in which a man tried to trademark a phrase mocking former President Donald Trump as “too small.”
NEBI SALEH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian toddler who was shot by Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank last week died of his wounds on Monday, Israeli hospital officials said.
Mohammed al-Tamimi was shot in the head last Thursday near his village of Nebi Saleh while riding in a car with his father.
Bodies of 2 teenage boys found after they were swept away during swim in Indiana riverJune 5, 2023 GMT
SHOALS, Ind. (AP) — The bodies of two teenage boys who were swept away over the weekend while swimming in a southern Indiana river have been recovered, authorities said Monday.
State conservation officers found the bodies of the 16-year-old boys Sunday in the East Fork of the White River in Martin County just west of the Lawrence County line, said Cpl.
No survivors found after plane that flew over DC and led to fighter jet scramble crashes in VirginiaJune 5, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A wayward and unresponsive business plane that flew over the nation's capital Sunday afternoon caused the military to scramble a fighter jet before the plane crashed in Virginia, officials said.
LONDON (AP) — The European Union is pushing online platforms like Google and Meta to step up the fight against false information by adding labels to text, photos and other content generated by artificial intelligence, a top official said Monday.
California attorney general blames Florida for charter flight that took migrants to SacramentoJune 5, 2023 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Florida appears to have arranged for a group of South American migrants to be transported from Texas to California and dropped off in Sacramento, California's attorney general said, noting that he's looking into whether any crimes may have been committed.
BERLIN (AP) — A prominent figure in the far-right Alternative for Germany party has been charged over his alleged use in a 2021 speech of a slogan used by the Nazis' SA stormtroopers, German prosecutors said Monday.
ON UTAH BEACH, France (AP) — Looking at the vastness of Utah Beach, its sand blowing in strong wind and bright sunshine, made Robert Gibson's memory of D-Day even more vivid.
BERLIN (AP) — Austria's main center-left opposition party on Monday reversed the result of its weekend leadership election, announcing that a computer error originally led to the wrong candidate being declared the winner.
EU top court says that Poland’s justice reform infringes EU lawJune 5, 2023 GMT
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union stepped up its rule-of-law fight with member state Poland on Monday when the bloc's highest court confirmed that Warsaw had refused to comply with EU rules on judicial independence for which it has already lost more than 500 million euros ($535 million) in fines.
OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — The D-Day invasion that helped change the course of World War II was unprecedented in scale and audacity. As veterans and world dignitaries commemorate the 79th anniversary of the operation, here’s a look at some details about what happened:
Germany, Indonesia agree to strengthen defense tiesJune 5, 2023 GMT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Germany and Indonesia agreed on Monday to strengthen their defense cooperation and plan a joint military exercise with other countries in the region.
German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius discussed the growing ties in a meeting with his Indonesian counterpart, Prabowo Subianto, in Jakarta.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Rep. Bill Beck, a Democrat who had served in the House of Representatives since 2015, has died. He was 61.
Beck died on Sunday after having a heart attack, the House Democratic Caucus said in a statement.
Guatemala’s presidential hopefuls channel heavy-handed tactics of El Salvador’s leaderJune 5, 2023 GMT
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Candidates to be Guatemala’s next president are taking a cue from the leader of neighboring El Salvador and promising their voters they will build mega-prisons and hammer criminal gangs into submission.
Supreme Court rejects case of woman on Alabama death rowJune 5, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place the sentence of a woman on death row in Alabama who helped her boyfriend kill his two young children.
The high court on Monday rejected an appeal from lawyers for Heather Leavell-Keaton.
STE MARE EGLISE, Normandy, France -- (AP) — While U.S. military officers here caution against too direct a comparison between the 1944 D-Day landings and Ukraine's upcoming counteroffensive, the echoes of what Kyiv faces today are a dominant theme of this year's commemorations of the young U.S.
Turkish forces arrive in Kosovo to bolster NATO-led peacekeepers after recent violenceJune 5, 2023 GMT
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish commando battalion requested by NATO has arrived in Kosovo to assist in quelling recent violent unrest in the Balkan country.
The Turkish Defense Ministry shared a video Sunday showing troops wearing the insignia of the Kosovo Force, a NATO-led peacekeeping mission established in 1999, departing Turkey and arriving in Kosovo.
Russia says Ukraine is launching major attacks; Kyiv accuses Moscow of misinformationJune 5, 2023 GMT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces were making a major effort to punch through Russian defensive lines in southeast Ukraine for a second day, a Moscow-installed official said Monday, as Russia's Defense Ministry declared that it had foiled an assault in an illegally annexed region of the invaded country.
LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) — Dressed in her Sunday best — pink ruffled sleeves and a rainbow tulle tutu — Crystal Martinez’s 4-year-old daughter proudly presents her with a multicolored bouquet of carefully crafted tissue paper flowers.
UN nuclear chief, facing Israeli criticism on Iran, says his agency ‘very fair but firm’June 5, 2023 GMT
VIENNA (AP) — The International Atomic Energy Agency will “never politicize” its work in Iran, the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said Monday, insisting after Israel’s prime minister accused it of capitulating to Iranian pressure that his agency has been “very fair but firm."
Indonesia, Australia affirm defense ties amid China concernsJune 5, 2023 GMT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Australian Defense Minister Richard Marles met his Indonesian counterpart on Monday to deepen security ties amid China’s increasingly assertive activity in the Indo-Pacific region.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bipartisan group including former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson dedicated to building trust and confidence in elections launched Monday in Wisconsin, a state that was at the center of false claims of election fraud in 2020.
Iran to reopen its diplomatic missions in Saudi Arabia after a 7-year rift, state-run media sayJune 5, 2023 GMT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign ministry announced it would reopen its diplomatic missions in Saudi Arabia this week, restoring diplomatic ties after a seven-year rift, state-run media reported on Monday.
UK to house hundreds more migrants on barges, Sunak saysJune 5, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government will house hundreds more asylum-seekers on barges, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Monday, as he unveiled the latest migration figures that he said showed that his plans to crack down on small boat crossings on the English Channel are working.
US Navy says Iran Revolutionary Guard fast-attack boats ‘harassed’ ship in Strait of HormuzJune 5, 2023 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Monday its sailors and the United Kingdom Royal Navy came to the aid of a ship in the crucial Strait of Hormuz after Iran's Revolutionary Guard “harassed” it.
NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday discussed upgrading partnership with India, a major arms buyer, and set a roadmap for cooperation for the next five years as both countries grapple with China’s economic rise and increased belligerence, officials said.
BERLIN (AP) — The labor minister of Qatar, which faced intense scrutiny over its treatment of migrant workers in the run-up to last year's World Cup soccer tournament, was elected Monday as the president of the United Nations labor agency's annual conference.
Israel’s Netanyahu appoints new media adviser, journalist who had called Biden ‘unfit,’ report saysJune 5, 2023 GMT
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has appointed a new media adviser who has tweeted critically against President Joe Biden, the daily Haaretz reported.
The appointment comes at a time when U.S.-Israel relations are strained.
Belgium investigating whether arms destined to defend Ukraine ended up in Russia fightingJune 5, 2023 GMT
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium is investigating whether weapons it sent to help Ukraine defend its territory were used in fighting just over the border following a news report that said equipment produced by a Belgian company turned up around Russia's Belgorod region.
BANGKOK (AP) — The United States military released video Monday of what it called an “unsafe” Chinese maneuver in the Taiwan Strait on the weekend, in which a Chinese navy ship cut sharply across the path of an American destroyer, forcing the U.S.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — With the rail industry relying on longer and longer trains to cut costs, the Biden administration is handing out $570 million in grants to help eliminate many railroad crossings in 32 states.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia has welcomed Venzuelan President Nicolas Maduro on an official visit, reaching out to yet another U.S. foe as the oil-rich kingdom engages in a flurry of diplomacy.
Shootout between Pakistani troops and insurgents in border region kills 2 soldiers, 2 militantsJune 5, 2023 GMT
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani troops and militants exchanged fire in a northwestern region along the border with Afghanistan in a shootout that killed two soldiers and two militants, the army said Monday.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s most populous state turned its back on decades of single-party rule, deciding to move forward with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s ruling Morena party over the long-dominant Institutional Revolutionary Party.
More than 2 million people displaced, Burkina Faso’s government says, as aid falls shortJune 5, 2023 GMT
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group has made Burkina Faso a country with one of the world's fastest-growing populations of internally displaced people, with the number mushrooming by more than 2,000% since 2019, according to government data.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers who last year demanded Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards testify about whether he was complicit in a cover-up over state troopers’ deadly 2019 arrest of Black motorist Ronald Greene have quietly abandoned their work without hearing from the governor or issuing any findings.
UN climate chief calls fossil fuel phase out key to curbing warming but may not be on talks’ agendaJune 5, 2023 GMT
The world needs to phase out fossil fuels if it wants to curb global warming, the United Nations climate chief said in an interview with The Associated Press.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana legislators who last year demanded answers from Gov. John Bel Edwards on whether he was complicit in a cover-up of state troopers’ deadly arrest of a Black motorist have quietly abandoned their work without hearing from the governor or issuing any findings.
NAUCALPAN, Mexico (AP) — A quick-count sampling of votes for governor of Mexico's most populous state suggested a victory late Sunday for the candidate from the governing party of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, which would end nearly a century of uninterrupted rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party.
Federal trial set to begin over Oregon’s tough gun control measure approved by votersJune 5, 2023 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal trial over Oregon’s voter-approved gun control measure is set to open Monday in Portland, marking a critical next step for one of the toughest gun control laws in the nation after months of being tied up in the courts.
Today in History: June 5, Robert F. Kennedy assassinatedJune 5, 2023 GMT
Today in History
Today is Monday, June 5, the 156th day of 2023. There are 209 days left in the year.
Australian mother imprisoned 20 years pardoned and freed because of doubt she killed her 4 childrenJune 5, 2023 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian woman who spent 20 years in prison was pardoned and released Monday based on new scientific evidence that her four children died by natural causes as she had insisted.
Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi calls on US audience to stand up for ‘modern India’June 5, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi pressed his criticism of the country’s leadership in a speech Sunday, calling for Indians in the U.S. and back home to stand up for democracy and the Indian constitution.
Russia says it thwarted attack in Donetsk; unclear if this was start of Ukrainian counteroffensiveJune 5, 2023 GMT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry announced early Monday its forces had thwarted a large Ukrainian attack in the eastern province of Donetsk, though it's unclear if this was the start of a Ukrainian counteroffensive.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are adding teeth to a recently enacted law that requires pornography websites verify users are at least 18 years old, such as through an uploaded license.
China tightens access to Tiananmen Square, 32 detained in Hong Kong on anniversary of 1989 protestsJune 5, 2023 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China tightened access to Tiananmen Square in central Beijing on Sunday, the anniversary of the military suppression of 1989 pro-democracy protests that left a still unknown number of people dead and discussions and commemorations forbidden within the country.
Chuck Todd leaving NBC political panel show ‘Meet the Press’ and being replaced by Kristen WelkerJune 4, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Todd said on Sunday that he'll be leaving “Meet the Press” after a tumultuous near-decade of moderating the NBC political panel show, to be replaced in the coming months by Kristen Welker.