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Former President Donald Trump sits in court with his attorneys Emil Bove, left, and Todd Blanche at Manhattan criminal court, Tuesday, May 21, 2024 in New York.

Defense rests without Trump taking the witness stand in his New York hush money trial

Former President Donald Trump sits in court with his attorneys Emil Bove, left, and Todd Blanche at Manhattan criminal court, Tuesday, May 21, 2024 in New York.

May 21, 2024, 7:40am Latest News

Donald Trump’s lawyers rested their defense Tuesday without the former president taking the witness stand in his New York hush money trial. Read story

A car drives by a ballot drop box on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, in Sherwood, Ore. In Oregon&rsquo;s Multnomah County, home to Portland, the progressive district attorney who took office during the historical social justice movement of 2020 is being challenged by a more centrist candidate vowing to be tough on crime, highlighting the growing pressure on liberal prosecutors across the U.S. amid voter concerns over public drug use and disorder.

Progressive prosecutor in Portland seeks to fend off tough-on-crime challenger in DA race

A car drives by a ballot drop box on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, in Sherwood, Ore. In Oregon&rsquo;s Multnomah County, home to Portland, the progressive district attorney who took office during the historical social justice movement of 2020 is being challenged by a more centrist candidate vowing to be tough on crime, highlighting the growing pressure on liberal prosecutors across the U.S. amid voter concerns over public drug use and disorder.

May 21, 2024, 7:24am Election

In Oregon’s Multnomah County, home to Portland, the progressive district attorney who took office during the social justice movement of 2020 is being challenged by a candidate vowing to be tough on crime, highlighting the growing pressure on liberal prosecutors across the U.S. amid voter concerns over public drug use… Read story

FILE - Head of Iran&rsquo;s atomic energy department Mohammad Eslami waves to media at the conclusion of his joint press conference with International Atomic Energy Organization, IAEA, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi, left, after their meeting in the central city of Isfahan, Iran, on May 7, 2024. While Iran&rsquo;s nuclear program stands at the precipice of tipping over into enriching uranium at weapons-grade levels, Tehran has held quiet, indirect talks with the United States and invited the head of the United Nations&rsquo; atomic watchdog into the country for negotiations.

Analysis: Iran’s nuclear policy of pressure and talks likely to go on even after president’s death

FILE - Head of Iran&rsquo;s atomic energy department Mohammad Eslami waves to media at the conclusion of his joint press conference with International Atomic Energy Organization, IAEA, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi, left, after their meeting in the central city of Isfahan, Iran, on May 7, 2024. While Iran&rsquo;s nuclear program stands at the precipice of tipping over into enriching uranium at weapons-grade levels, Tehran has held quiet, indirect talks with the United States and invited the head of the United Nations&rsquo; atomic watchdog into the country for negotiations.

May 21, 2024, 7:22am Nation & World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — While Iran’s nuclear program stands at the precipice of tipping over into enriching uranium at weapons-grade levels, Tehran has held quiet, indirect talks with the United States and invited the head of the United Nations’ atomic watchdog into the country for negotiations. Read story

FILE &ndash; John Barrow speaks to a Democratic group in Hoschton, Ga., on April 15, 2024, seeking support in his race for the Georgia Supreme Court. Voters are deciding the race between the Democratic former congressman and incumbent Justice Andrew Pinson in a nonpartisan general election on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

State Supreme Court and Republican congressional primary elections top Georgia ballots

FILE &ndash; John Barrow speaks to a Democratic group in Hoschton, Ga., on April 15, 2024, seeking support in his race for the Georgia Supreme Court. Voters are deciding the race between the Democratic former congressman and incumbent Justice Andrew Pinson in a nonpartisan general election on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

May 21, 2024, 7:21am Nation & World

Georgia’s elections on Tuesday include a state Supreme Court race that’s grown unusually heated by the sleepy standards of the state’s nonpartisan judicial elections, as well as a five-way GOP primary for an open seat in the strongly Republican 3rd Congressional District south and west of Atlanta. Read story

A person dressed as Donald Trump poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film &lsquo;The Apprentice&rsquo; at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 20, 2024.

Trump campaign calls ‘The Apprentice’ ‘blatantly false,’ director offers to screen it for him

A person dressed as Donald Trump poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film &lsquo;The Apprentice&rsquo; at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 20, 2024.

May 21, 2024, 7:18am Entertainment

Donald Trump’s reelection campaign called “The Apprentice,” a film about the former U.S. president in the 1980s, “pure fiction” and vowed legal action following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. But director Ali Abbasi is offering to privately screen the film for Trump. Read story

Smoke billows after an explosion in the Gaza Strip, as seen from southern Israel Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

Israel tries to contain the fallout after some allies support ICC prosecutor’s request for warrants

Smoke billows after an explosion in the Gaza Strip, as seen from southern Israel Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

May 21, 2024, 7:16am Nation & World

Israel sought Tuesday to contain the fallout from a request by the chief prosecutor of the world’s top war crimes court for arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders, a move supported by three European countries, including key ally France. Read story

FILE - The download screen for Truth Social app is seen on a laptop computer, March 20, 2024, in New York. Trump Media and Technology Group, the owner of former President Donald Trump&rsquo;s social networking site Truth Social, lost more than $300 million last quarter, according to its first earnings report as a publicly traded company Monday, May 20.

Trump’s social media account shares a campaign video with a headline about a ‘unified Reich’

FILE - The download screen for Truth Social app is seen on a laptop computer, March 20, 2024, in New York. Trump Media and Technology Group, the owner of former President Donald Trump&rsquo;s social networking site Truth Social, lost more than $300 million last quarter, according to its first earnings report as a publicly traded company Monday, May 20.

May 21, 2024, 7:15am Business

A video posted to Donald Trump’s account on his social media network included references to a “unified Reich” among hypothetical news headlines if he wins the election in November. Read story

FILE - Republican presidential candidate former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at a campaign event in Forth Worth, Texas, March 4, 2024. Haley exceeded expectations by becoming the last Republican standing against Donald Trump in the Republican presidential nomination fight, and she still hasn&rsquo;t fallen in line and endorsed her former rival. Some allies believe she may be forced to endorse Trump before the November election to avoid permanently alienating the GOP&rsquo;s hardcore base. But if Haley submits to Trump, she also risks destroying her own coalition.

Nikki Haley faces a murky path forward and a key decision on whether or not to endorse Trump

FILE - Republican presidential candidate former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at a campaign event in Forth Worth, Texas, March 4, 2024. Haley exceeded expectations by becoming the last Republican standing against Donald Trump in the Republican presidential nomination fight, and she still hasn&rsquo;t fallen in line and endorsed her former rival. Some allies believe she may be forced to endorse Trump before the November election to avoid permanently alienating the GOP&rsquo;s hardcore base. But if Haley submits to Trump, she also risks destroying her own coalition.

May 20, 2024, 5:40pm Nation & World

Nikki Haley is perhaps the highest-profile Republican in the nation who has refused to fall in line and endorse Donald Trump’s presidential bid. Read story