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The Latest | Opening statements in Trump hush money trial set for Monday after latest appeal fails

The Latest | Opening statements in Trump hush money trial set for Monday after latest appeal fails

NEW YORK (AP) — Opening statements in Donald Trump's hush money case are set to begin next week after a jury of 12 people and six alternates was seated Friday .
New York closing in on $237B state budget with plans on housing, migrants, bootleg pot shops

New York closing in on $237B state budget with plans on housing, migrants, bootleg pot shops

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state lawmakers are on the verge of passing a $237 billion budget that includes sweeping plans to build housing, shutter unlicensed cannabis storefronts and help manage the city's migrant crisis .
Canada urges halt to escalating violence as Israel suspected of airstrike on Iran

Canada urges halt to escalating violence as Israel suspected of airstrike on Iran

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again called for the de-escalation of tensions in the Middle East Friday, following an airstrike in Iran widely suspected of being a retaliatory attack by Israel.
Disability expert resigns from federal advisory group over benefit program

Disability expert resigns from federal advisory group over benefit program

OTTAWA — One of Canada's leading disability scholars is quitting a federal advisory board, saying the government failed to properly fund the disability benefit.

Prosecutor won't bring charges against Wisconsin lawmaker over fundraising scheme

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin prosecutor said Friday that she won't bring charges against a Republican lawmaker accused of trying to evade state campaign finance laws in order to unseat the powerful speaker of the Assembly.
Opening statements set for Monday in Trump's hush money case after judge rejects latest bid to delay

Opening statements set for Monday in Trump's hush money case after judge rejects latest bid to delay

NEW YORK (AP) — A full jury of 12 people and six alternates was seated Friday in Donald Trump’s hush money case , setting the stage for opening statements next week in the first criminal trial of a former U.S. president.
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 rules finalized Friday by the Biden administration.
Seeking 'the right side of history,' Speaker Mike Johnson risks his job to deliver aid to Ukraine

Seeking 'the right side of history,' Speaker Mike Johnson risks his job to deliver aid to Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down a decision so consequential it could alter the course of history -- but also end his own career -- House Speaker Mike Johnson prayed for guidance.
Police to review security outside courthouse hosting Trump's trial after man sets himself on fire

Police to review security outside courthouse hosting Trump's trial after man sets himself on fire

NEW YORK (AP) — Police officials said they were reviewing whether to restrict access to a public park outside the courthouse where former President Donald Trump is on trial after a man set himself on fire there Friday.

As inflation cools, Macklem says different countries will cut rates at own pace

OTTAWA — Bank of Canada governor Tiff Macklem says central banks will make monetary policy decisions geared toward their own economies, which means some countries may begin cutting interest rates before others.