Trump allies cite Clinton email probe to attack classified records case. There are big differences
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Donald Trump prepares for a capital appearance Tuesday on charges related to the hoarding of top-secret documents, Republican allies are amplifying, without evidence, claims that he is the target of a political prosecution. They cite the Justice Department's decision in 2016 not to press charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her handling of classified information. She was Trump's Democratic opponent in the presidential race that year. His supporters also cite the investigation of classified documents regarding President Joe Biden to allege there is a two-tier justice system. But these arguments overlook many factual and legal differences that limit the value of such comparisons.
'Unabomber' Ted Kaczynski died by suicide at a prison medical facility, AP sources say
Ted Kaczynski, the man known as the Unabomber who led a 17-year bombing campaign that killed three people and injured 23 others, has died by suicide. Four people familiar with the matter confirmed the cause of death to The Associated Press but were not authorized to discuss it publicly. Kaczynski, 81, was found unconscious in his cell at Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina, around 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Emergency responders performed CPR and resuscitated him before he was taken to hospital. He was pronounced dead later Saturday morning. Kaczynski was suffering from terminal cancer. Kaczynski lived as a recluse in rural Montana, where he led a series of lone bombing raids that changed the way Americans sent packages and boarded planes.
Busy section of I-95 collapses in Philadelphia after tanker truck fire
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An elevated section of Interstate 95 collapsed in Philadelphia after a tank truck carrying flammable cargo caught fire. The blaze indefinitely shut down a busy segment of the main east coast north-south highway. Transportation officials warned of major delays and street closures and urged drivers to avoid the area in the northeast corner of the city. Officials said the tanker was carrying petroleum product, possibly hundreds of gallons of gasoline. The fire was reportedly brought under control. Video from the scene showed a massive concrete slab had fallen from I-95 onto the road below. No injuries were reported.
Join the Army, Become an American Citizen: Uncle Sam Wants You and You and You
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has struggled to overcome recruiting shortages, and in an attempt to address that problem, it is stepping up its efforts to recruit immigrants. The armed forces offer a fast track to US citizenship for those who enlist. The Army and Air Force have increased their marketing to entice legal residents to register. An important part of the effort is the use of recruiters with similar backgrounds to these potential recruits. When Esmita Spudes Bidari was sworn in to join the US Army Reserves last week, it was partly thanks to a Dallas recruiter who, like her, is Nepalese.
Ukraine recaptures village as Russian forces hold other lines and fire on fleeing civilians elsewhere
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian military reported retaking a southeastern village as Russian forces claimed to repel several attacks in the area. A regional official said three people were killed and 10 others injured when Moscow troops fired on a boat evacuating people from Russian-occupied areas to Ukrainian-held territory along a flooded front line. An Associated Press team at the scene saw three ambulances drop off injured evacuees at a hospital, one of whom was spattered with blood and was taken by stretcher to the emergency room. The battlefield confrontation in the southeast and the chaotic scenes in flooded southern Ukraine marked the latest upheaval and bloodshed in Russia's war in Ukraine, now in its 16th month.
The eldest of 4 siblings who survived the Colombian plane crash has told his family that his mother lived for days
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The four indigenous children who survived 40 days in the Amazon jungle after their plane crashed have shared limited but heartbreaking details of their ordeal with their family, including that their mother survived the accident for days before his death. The children, aged 13, 9 and 4 years and 11 months, are expected to stay for at least two weeks in a hospital receiving treatment after their rescue on Friday, but some are already talking and want to do more than lie on a bed. Manuel Ranoque, father of the two youngest children, said the eldest of four surviving children told him their mother was alive for around four days after the plane crashed.
In last ditch effort, longtime Southern Baptist churches kicked out for female pastors fight to stay
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two Southern Baptist churches ousted for having women pastors will appeal the decision at the upcoming annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. Saddleback Church founding pastor Rick Warren urges SBC delegates to re-establish the California-based mega-church. He said the Baptist statement of faith represents consensus but should not be used to impose uniformity. Saddleback leaders believe women can lead under male elders. In Kentucky, Fern Creek Baptist Church – the other attractive congregation – takes a different stance, believing that women can serve at all levels. Southern Baptist will meet this week in New Orleans to decide this and other cases against the nation's largest Protestant denomination.
Novak Djokovic wins his 23rd Grand Slam title by beating Casper Ruud in the French Open final
PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic claimed his men's record 23rd Grand Slam title with a 7-6(1), 6-3, 7-5 win over Casper Ruud in the French Open final. Djokovic broke the tie with Rafael Nadal for the most singles trophies in men's tennis history. Nadal is a 14-time Roland Garros champion who missed the tournament due to injury. Djokovic adds to the French Open titles he won in 2016 and 2021. He is the only man with at least three titles from each major. He also won 10 trophies at the Australian Open, seven at Wimbledon and three at the US Open.
Elvis Presley's cousin lifts Democrats' hopes in Mississippi governor race
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is tough political territory for Democrats. But the party sees an unusual opportunity this year to unseat Republican Governor Tate Reeves. Democratic candidate Brandon Presley is a first cousin of Elvis Presley and was born days before the rock 'n' roll legend died. Brandon Presley speaks frequently about government corruption, focusing on a welfare scandal that developed while Reeves was lieutenant governor. Presley, who is an elected member of the Mississippi Public Service Commission, also lobbies for Medicaid expansion to help financially struggling hospitals and tells voters about his difficult childhood. Reeves portrays Presley as part of a national Democratic operation far removed from the realities of life in Mississippi.
NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports celebrate the end of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
LE MANS, France (AP) — NASCAR celebrated the 24 Hours of Le Mans when its entry into Garage 56 fielded by Hendrick Motorsports completed the iconic endurance race. The entry wasn't eligible to beat other cars in the race in France, but the #24 Chevrolet Camaro was such a stellar entry that it actually had a shot at beating the entire 21-car GTE AM class. . Two late mechanical issues put him out of action for this. The car driven by seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, 2009 Formula 1 champion Jenson Button and two-time Le Mans winner Mike Rockenfeller finished 39th overall. He was 10th in the GT class.
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