Arrest warrant issued for Kodak BlackFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
Supreme Court tossed out heart of Voting Rights Act a decade ago, prompting wave of new voting rulesJune 6, 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.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie set to launch 2024 presidential bid at New Hampshire town hallJune 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to launch his bid for the Republican nomination for president at a town hall in New Hampshire on Tuesday evening.
California investigating whether DeSantis involved in flying asylum-seekers from Texas to SacramentoJune 6, 2023 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials were investigating Tuesday whether Florida's Gov. Ron DeSantis was behind a flight that picked up asylum-seekers on the Texas border and flew them — apparently without their knowledge — to California's capital, even as faith-based groups scrambled to find housing and food for them.
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.
US sanctions group of people and firms from Iran, China and Hong Kong tied to Iran ballistic programJune 6, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. said Tuesday it is sanctioning a group of people and firms from Iran, China and Hong Kong associated with the alleged development of Iran’s ballistic missile program.
The network of seven people and six firms "facilitated procurement of sensitive and critical parts and technology for key actors in Iran’s ballistic missile development,” including Iran’s defense ministry and its affiliated firms, according to the Treasury Department.
Lawyer says Rep. George Santos would go to jail to keep identities of bond cosigners secretJune 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. George Santos’ lawyer said Monday the indicted New York Republican would risk going to jail to protect the identities of the people who cosigned the $500,000 bond enabling his pretrial release.
White House website highlights infrastructure, manufacturing investments as Biden pushes policy winsJune 6, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday is launching a website to map and track tens of thousands of infrastructure projects and private manufacturing investments, an effort by the administration to show the positive impact of its policies on the U.S.
Former FBI agent Robert Hanssen, who was convicted of spying for Russia, dies in prisonJune 5, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Hanssen, a former FBI agent who took more than $1.4 million in cash and diamonds to trade secrets with Moscow in one of the most notorious spying cases in American history, died in prison Monday.
Milley says fighting in Ukraine has increased and cautions it will continue for lengthy timeJune 6, 2023 GMT
AMERICAN CEMETERY, Normandy, France (AP) — U.S. Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Mark Milley said Tuesday that fighting in Ukraine has increased, but he cautioned against reading too much into each day’s operations.
New Hampshire Gov. Sununu rules out 2024 presidential bid, warns that crowded GOP field helps TrumpJune 5, 2023 GMT
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said Monday that he will not seek the presidency in 2024, arguing that Republican candidates with “no path to victory must have the courage to get out” of their party's increasingly crowded primary to stop former President Donald Trump.
Thailand cuts power to Myanmar border towns’ notorious casinos, but they keep operatingJune 6, 2023 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai state enterprise that has been exporting electricity to neighboring Myanmar has cut off power to two border towns with notorious casino complexes that allegedly host major organized crime operations, Thai officials said Tuesday.
European Union urges probe into ‘horrible and heinous’ poisoning of Afghan schoolgirlsJune 6, 2023 GMT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The European Union called on Afghan authorities Tuesday to investigate the poisoning of primary schoolgirls in the country's north after 77 students were hospitalized.
Two separate attacks took place in Sar-e-Pul province on Saturday and Sunday, local authorities said.
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.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislators have proposed a sweeping new plan to address PFAS pollution that would create grants for local governments, limit regulators' ability to delay projects on polluted property and mandate studies on how to treat contaminated water.
MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Tuesday set the date for a new trial of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny that could keep him in prison for decades.
The Moscow City Court held a preliminary hearing behind closed doors to discuss technical issues related to the trial of the Kremlin's arch foe before it begins on June 19.
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EU member Slovenia overwhelmingly defeats Moscow ally Belarus for a seat on the UN Security CouncilJune 6, 2023 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In an election reflecting opposition to Russia’s war against Ukraine, European Union member Slovenia overwhelmingly defeated Moscow’s close ally Belarus on Tuesday for a seat on the U.N.
Papa Jake survived D-Day on Omaha Beach, now he’s a TikTok starJune 6, 2023 GMT
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — World War II veteran Jake Larson, a 100-year-old American best known on social media under the name “Papa Jake," enjoyed giving hugs to the many fans he met during his trip to Normandy for D-Day commemorations.
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 summarizing 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.
Polish Supreme Court overturns presidential pardon of top officials, going against ruling partyJune 6, 2023 GMT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a contentious presidential pardon of a top government official and three subordinates and ordered a retrial of their case.
The surprise ruling in the years-long legal dispute surrounding the pardon went against the interests of the governing nationalist party.
NATO eastern flank members want to boost support for Ukraine at alliance summit in JulyJune 6, 2023 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — NATO allies should aim to further boost their support for Ukraine and for its aspiration to become a member of the alliance, the leaders of nine Central and Eastern European countries said Tuesday.
Collapse of major dam in southern Ukraine triggers emergency as Moscow and Kyiv trade blameJune 6, 2023 GMT
KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — A major dam in southern Ukraine collapsed Tuesday, triggering floods, endangering crops in the country's breadbasket and threatening drinking water supplies as both sides in the war scrambled to evacuate residents and blamed each other for the destruction.
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.”
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Saudi Arabia will reduce how much oil it sends to the global economy, taking a unilateral step to prop up the sagging price of crude after two previous cuts to supply by major producing countries in the OPEC+ alliance failed to push oil higher.
New Jersey voters will cast ballots in 21 primaries for state legislature on Tuesday.
Democrats hold majorities in both chambers – 46-34 in the state Assembly and 25-15 in the state Senate. Without any statewide races on the ballot, turnout is expected to be low.
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.
BERLIN (AP) — The new head of Austria’s Social Democrats vowed to move the party past “one of its bitterest moments” Tuesday after a bizarre mix-up that initially saw his rival declared the winner in a leadership contest.
ON OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — An overwhelming sound of gunfire and men’s screams. That’s how World War II veteran Marie Scott described D-Day, as Tuesday's ceremonies got underway in honor of those who fought for freedom in the largest naval, air and land operation in history.
Ukraine brands Russia ‘terrorist state’ to open hearings in case against Russia at top UN courtJune 6, 2023 GMT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Lawyers for Ukraine told the United Nations' top court Tuesday that Russia bankrolled a “campaign of intimidation and terror” by rebels in eastern Ukraine starting in 2014 and sought to replace Crimea's multiethnic community with “discriminatory Russian nationalism” after its occupation and annexation of the region.
EU parliament criticized for slow pace of anti-corruption reform as offices searched over QatargateJune 6, 2023 GMT
BRUSSELS (AP) — Six months after a group of European Union lawmakers was swept up in a cash-for-influence scandal, no new anti-corruption rules are in place at the European Parliament and the ones that do exist are not being enforced anyway, anti-corruption officials and parliamentarians said Tuesday.
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s parliament on Tuesday formally approved the country’s new government proposed by the two main political rivals in a bid to end a 30-months-long political crisis, restore stability and spur economic development in the poorest EU member country.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's royal family has taken part in ceremonies Tuesday marking 500 years since the Scandinavian country emerged as an independent nation.
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia were first in the town of Strangnas, 60 kilometers (37 miles) west of the Swedish capital, Stockholm, where Gustav Vasa was elected king of Sweden in 1523.
Japan, Australia, US to fund undersea cable connection in Micronesia to counter China’s influenceJune 6, 2023 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Tuesday that it joined the United States and Australia in signing 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.
Lawyer: Health of Gadhafi’s son, detained in Lebanon, deteriorating 3 days into hunger strikeJune 6, 2023 GMT
BEIRUT (AP) — The health of a son of Libya's late leader Moammar Gadhafi was deteriorating three days into a hunger strike to protest his detention in Lebanon without trial, his lawyer said Tuesday.
US, Japanese, Philippine coast guard ships stage law enforcement drills near South China SeaJune 6, 2023 GMT
ABOARD BRP CABRA, Philippines (AP) — U.S., Japanese and Philippine coast guard ships staged law enforcement drills in waters near the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday as Washington presses efforts to reinforce alliances in Asia amid an increasingly tense rivalry with China.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Senior U.S. and Chinese diplomats 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.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a two-year, $51 billion state budget early Tuesday that includes a historic cut to the state’s personal income tax.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An American-based aid group said that at least $900,000 was stolen from it's Congo programs by members of the organization who conspired with outsiders.
GiveDirectly said that it learned that people on its Congo team worked with people outside the organization to defraud the cash transfer program, diverting aid from more than 1,700 impoverished families over six months, starting in August 2022.
TOKYO (AP) — Sweden's defense minister said Tuesday his country's top priority is to gain full NATO membership before the allied leaders gather for their next summit, saying an addition will make the trans-Atlantic alliance even stronger.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A plan to help build a stadium for the Oakland Athletics in Las Vegas is in flux after Nevada lawmakers adjourned their four-month legislative session.
BERLIN (AP) — The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, says she has no interest in becoming the new leader of NATO as the trans-Atlantic military alliance seeks a successor to Jens Stoltenberg.
Virginia plane crash investigators ask when pilot became unresponsive and why aircraft flew its pathJune 6, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pilot of a business jet that flew over Washington and crashed in a remote part of Virginia appeared to be slumped over and unresponsive, three U.S. officials said Monday, recounting observations by fighter pilots who intercepted the wayward flight.
Kuwait, only Gulf Arab nation with a powerful assembly, holds another election mired in gridlockJune 6, 2023 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Voters in Kuwait were casting ballots on Tuesday for a third time in as many years, with little hope of ending a prolonged gridlock between the ruling family and assertive lawmakers after the judiciary dissolved the legislature earlier this year.
Hong Kong government seeks court injunction to ban ‘Glory to Hong Kong’ protest songJune 6, 2023 GMT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s government said Tuesday it is seeking a court order to prohibit people from broadcasting or distributing the protest song “Glory to Hong Kong” after it was mistakenly played as the city’s anthem at several international sporting events in the past year.
A boat carrying 180 Rohingya refugees vanished. A frantic phone call helped untangle the mystery.June 6, 2023 GMT
TEKNAF, Bangladesh (AP) — The wind had whipped the waves to nearly three times the woman's height when her panicked voice crackled over the phone.
“Our boat has sunk!” Setera Begum shouted, as a storm threatened to spill her and around 180 others into the inky black sea south of Bangladesh.
ATLANTA (AP) — Hundreds of activists gathered to speak Monday at Atlanta’s City Hall ahead of a council vote over whether to approve tens of millions in public funding for the construction of a proposed police and firefighter training center that activists decry as “Cop City.”
Too many people in NYC are stopped, searched and frisked illegally, federal monitor saysJune 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's reliance on the tactic known as “stop and frisk" as part of a new initiative to combat gun violence is harming communities of color and running afoul of the law, a court-appointed federal monitor reported Monday.
Hoskin wins another 4-year term as chief of Cherokee Nation, country’s most populous tribeJune 6, 2023 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Cherokee Nation’s Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. won reelection to another four-year term as leader of the nation’s most populous tribe, according to results certified Monday by the tribe's Election Commission.
Incumbents face off in 2 primaries for New Jersey Senate seatsJune 6, 2023 GMT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Republican state senator in New Jersey is fighting to hold on to the nomination after his surprise victory in 2021 ousted the Senate president.
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.
Today in History: June 6, D-Day in NormandyJune 6, 2023 GMT
Today in History
Today is Tuesday, June 6, the 157th day of 2023. There are 208 days left in the year.
Trump’s lawyers say defamation claim by NY writer must fail because jury agreed he never raped herJune 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York writer who won a $5 million jury verdict against ex-President Donald Trump can’t win a pending defamation lawsuit against him because the jury agreed with Trump that he never raped her, his lawyers told a judge Monday.
Connecticut lawmakers to vote on 2-year $51.1 billion budget that includes historic income tax cutJune 6, 2023 GMT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut House of Representatives was poised to pass a two-year, $51.1 billion state budget that includes a historic cut to the state's personal income tax, possibly on a bipartisan vote.
North Carolina Democrats blast GOP elections bill, but may need help from public, courts to stop itJune 6, 2023 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic lawmakers said Monday that a Republican bill containing election and ballot changes that Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper previously vetoed, as well as new measures, would harm democracy and embrace unfounded election fraud allegations if enacted.
Oregon is invested in Fox Corp. and is investigating its board over bogus election fraud claimsJune 6, 2023 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's attorney general announced Monday she has begun investigating the board of directors of Fox Corp. for breaching its fiduciary duties by allowing Fox News to broadcast false claims about the 2020 presidential election — claims that cost the broadcaster almost $800 million in a lawsuit.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A controversial bill — that at one point had been presumed dead — banning gender-affirming medical care for transgender youths in Louisiana was passed by the Senate on Monday and is likely to reach the governor's desk in the coming days.