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Trump responds to his guilty verdict by falsely blasting a 'rigged trial' and attacking star witness

Trump responds to his guilty verdict by falsely blasting a 'rigged trial' and attacking star witness

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump attacked the judge and the star witness in his criminal hush money trial and again tried to undermine New York's criminal justice system on Friday while seeking to turn his conviction on 34 felony charges into fuel — and
A Ghana toddler sets a world record as the youngest male artist. His mom says he just loves colors

A Ghana toddler sets a world record as the youngest male artist. His mom says he just loves colors

The boy's mother says it all started by accident when her son, who at the time was 6 months old, discovered her acrylic paints.
Biden says questioning Trump's guilty verdicts is 'dangerous' and 'irresponsible'

Biden says questioning Trump's guilty verdicts is 'dangerous' and 'irresponsible'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that his predecessor, Donald Trump, was found guilty and “it’s reckless, it’s dangerous, it’s irresponsible, for anyone to say this is rigged just because they don’t like the verdict.
El Salvador says it foiled a plot to plant bombs on the day of President Bukele's inauguration

El Salvador says it foiled a plot to plant bombs on the day of President Bukele's inauguration

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador said authorities have broken up a plot to plant bombs around the country to coincide with President Nayib Bukele’s inauguration on Saturday .
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia registers as independent, citing 'partisan extremism'

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia registers as independent, citing 'partisan extremism'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced Friday he has registered as an independent, raising questions about his future political plans.
Police arrest 'many' at Israel-Hamas war protest at UC Santa Cruz, school says

Police arrest 'many' at Israel-Hamas war protest at UC Santa Cruz, school says

Police in riot gear surrounded arm-in-arm protesters Friday at the University of California, Santa Cruz, to remove an encampment and barricades where pro-Palestinian demonstrations have blocked the main entrance to the campus this week.
Police say several people have been hurt in a stabbing in the German city of Mannheim

Police say several people have been hurt in a stabbing in the German city of Mannheim

BERLIN (AP) — An assailant with a knife attacked and wounded several people in a central square in the southwestern German city of Mannheim on Friday, police said. Police shot the attacker, who also was hurt.
Vermont becomes 1st state to require oil companies pay for damage from climate change

Vermont becomes 1st state to require oil companies pay for damage from climate change

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has become the first state to enact a law requiring fossil fuel companies pay a share of the damage caused by climate change after the state suffered catastrophic summer flooding and damage from other extreme weather.
Berlin lets Ukraine use German weapons against targets in Russia after the US also eases its stance

Berlin lets Ukraine use German weapons against targets in Russia after the US also eases its stance

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Germany joined the United States on Friday in authorizing Ukraine to hit some targets on Russian soil with the long-range weapons they are supplying — a significant policy change that comes as depleted Ukrainian troops are losing
Slovak prime minister who was shot in an assassination attempt is released from the hospital

Slovak prime minister who was shot in an assassination attempt is released from the hospital

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s populist prime minister, Robert Fico, has been released from a hospital where he was treated after an assassination attempt .