ATLANTA (AP) — The voice of Martin Luther King Sr., a melodic tenor like his slain son, carried across Madison Square Garden, calming the raucous Democrats who had nominated his friend and fellow Georgian for the presidency.
ARGYLE, N.Y. (AP) — Seth Jacobs has about 100 bins packed with marijuana flower sitting in storage at his upstate New York farm.
And that’s a problem. There aren’t enough places to sell it.
The 700 pounds (318 kilograms) of pungent flower was harvested last year as part of New York's first crop of legally grown pot for recreational use.
Wisconsin Republicans look for rebound, Democrats stay on offensive as 2024 fights loomJune 4, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans still reeling from an April election that saw conservatives lose majority control of the state Supreme Court for the first time in 15 years hope to use their upcoming state convention to unify and refocus on the 2024 presidential race in which Wisconsin will once again be a battleground.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has become the most populous state to ban gender-affirming care for minors after Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation on Friday.
Texas joined at least 18 other states that have enacted similar bans.
GRAYLING TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A wildfire in Michigan had burned more than 3 square miles (7.7 square km) by late Saturday but an emergency evacuation was halted, the state Department of Natural Resources said.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s first-in-the-nation law designed to place strict limits on drag shows is unconstitutional, a federal judge says.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sixteen Venezuelan and Colombian migrants who entered the country through Texas were flown to California by chartered plane and dropped off outside a church in Sacramento, Gov.
Lies, complaints and Larry Nassar: Takeaways from the records detailing Jeffrey Epstein’s final daysJune 2, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly four years after Jeffrey Epstein's death, thousands of pages of records obtained by The Associated Press are shedding new light on the financier’s time behind bars and a frantic response by federal corrections officials to his death.
America’s religious leaders sharply divided over abortion, a year after Roe v Wade’s reversalJune 2, 2023 GMT
In the year since the Supreme Court struck down the nationwide right to abortion, America’s religious leaders and denominations have responded in strikingly diverse ways — some celebrating the state-level bans that have ensued, others angered that a conservative Christian cause has changed the law of the land in ways they consider oppressive.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A top Twitter executive responsible for safety and content moderation has left the company, her departure coming soon after owner Elon Musk publicly complained about the platform’s handling of posts about transgender topics.
Vegas Golden Knights come back to beat Florida Panthers in Game 1 of Stanley Cup FinalJune 4, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Back in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in five years and trailing the Florida Panthers less than 10 minutes into Game 1, the Vegas Golden Knights sent a very clear message.
Florida woman charged with child neglect after her car catches fire as she was allegedly shopliftingJune 4, 2023 GMT
OVIEDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman faces charges of aggravated child neglect and arson after her car became engulfed in flames while she was allegedly shoplifting at a mall, according to an arrest report.
Hoskin seeks second term as leader of powerful Cherokee NationJune 4, 2023 GMT
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Citizens of the Cherokee Nation — the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. — are set to decide whether Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. should lead the tribe for another four years as it enters a golden era after courts recognized its sprawling reservation and with an operating budget of more than $3 billion.
Video of a children’s choir singing the national anthem in the U.S. Capitol, only to be unceremoniously cut off by police, spread across social media on Friday.
Capitol Police say singers from Rushingbrook Children’s Choir from Greenville, South Carolina, were stopped May 26 because of a miscommunication.
2 killed in small plane crash at airport in Tupelo, MississippiJune 3, 2023 GMT
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A small twin-engine aircraft crashed Saturday near hangars at Tupelo Regional Airport in northeastern Mississippi, killing two people, authorities said.
The plane banked sharply after takeoff, witnesses told WCBI-TV, and came down beside the airport’s Army Aviation Support Facility.
SPENCER, Mass. (AP) — A fire that burned down a 160-year-old Massachusetts church was likely started by a lightning strike, a fire chief said.
The First Congregational Church in Spencer caught fire Friday afternoon, when a storm was moving through the area.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida arrested one man Saturday and announced arrest warrants for two others believed to be the gunmen who opened fire along a crowded beachside promenade on Memorial Day, wounding nine people.
Honeybee health blooms at federal facilities across the countryJune 3, 2023 GMT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — While judges, lawyers and support staff at the federal courthouse in Concord, New Hampshire, keep the American justice system buzzing, thousands of humble honeybees on the building’s roof are playing their part in a more important task — feeding the world.
Alaska police find 3 bodies on vessel, cite controlled substances as possible contributing factorJune 3, 2023 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Three people in Juneau, Alaska, were found dead over the course of three days on board a vessel anchored offshore, police said Saturday.
The Juneau Police Department said a 34-year-old woman reported on Wednesday that she found her 51-year-old friend dead on board the Dusky Rock.
West Virginia man arraigned in fatal shooting of state trooperJune 3, 2023 GMT
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — A suspect in the fatal shooting of a West Virginia state police officer was arraigned Saturday on a first-degree murder charge.
Timothy Kennedy, 29, was arraigned by video in Mingo County Magistrate Court.
Secretary of Arkansas Parks, Heritage and Tourism steps down after less than 6 monthsJune 3, 2023 GMT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — There's new leadership in place at the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism after Mike Mills announced he was resigning after less than six months as secretary.
Fire crews battle New Jersey blaze that threatened 40 homesJune 3, 2023 GMT
MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) — Fire crews in New Jersey have almost completely contained one major fire and are reporting good progress in battling another blaze that for a time threatened several dozen homes.
Week after Iowa building collapse, Minnesota condo evacuated over stability concernsJune 3, 2023 GMT
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Less than a week after an apartment building partially collapsed in Iowa, more than 140 people were evacuated from a condominium in Minnesota after a structural engineer expressed concerns about its stability.
Federal court reinstates death penalty order for Missouri inmate convicted of killing jailersJune 3, 2023 GMT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal appeals court has vacated a stay of execution for a Missouri inmate who is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday for his role in the deaths of two jailers.
Michael Tisius, 42, was sentenced to death after being convicted of killing Randolph County jailers Jason Acton and Leon Egley during a failed escape attempt.
Key suspect in Natalee Holloway’s case moved to new prison ahead of extradition to USJune 3, 2023 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The chief suspect in the unsolved 2005 disappearance of American student Natalee Holloway is being transferred to a prison near Peru's capital ahead of his pending extradition to the United States to face charges linked to her vanishing, officials said Saturday.
AP’s Global Week in Pictures: May 27 - June 2June 3, 2023 GMT
May 27 - June 2, 2023
From the campaign trail in Iowa of U.S. presidential candidates Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump, to the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images from around the world made or published by the Associated Press in the past week.
Grand Isle State Park reopens nearly 2 years after Hurricane IdaJune 3, 2023 GMT
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — Grand Isle State Park has reopened, nearly two years after Hurricane Ida raked the barrier island and destroyed much of its infrastructure.
“This is a big step in our recovery and just in time for locals and visitors to enjoy for the summer,” Grand Isle Mayor David Camardelle said in a statement.
WINDOM, Minn. (AP) — An Iowa pork producer says it it will not keep more than 1,000 employees at a bankrupt Minnesota plant if a judge approves its winning bid to purchase the business.
Premium Iowa Pork, based in Hospers, Iowa, bid $13 million to buy the slaughterhouse in Windom, which is the largest employer in the southwestern Minnesota town.
Connecticut governor poised to sign state’s most sweeping gun measure since post-Sandy Hook lawsJune 3, 2023 GMT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A slate of gun control measures was headed Saturday to Connecticut Gov.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The chairman of Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is resigning, effective July 3.
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Chairman Chip Kline’s resignation on Wednesday, WBRZ-TV reported.
Here’s how to prepare to start paying back your student loans when the pandemic payment freeze endsJune 3, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A three-year pause on student loan payments will end this summer regardless of how the Supreme Court rules on the White House plan to forgive billions of dollars in student loan debt.
Vermont governor allows 72-hour waiting period gun bill to become law without signatureJune 3, 2023 GMT
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Republican Gov. Phil Scott of Vermont has allowed a bill that requires a 72-hour waiting period for the purchase of guns to become law without his signature, saying he feels his concerns about the provision's constitutionality will be addressed through the courts.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police officers separated groups of protesters and counterprotesters Friday outside a Los Angeles elementary school that has become a flashpoint for Pride month events across California.
Oath Keepers convicted in Jan. 6 Capitol riot get prison in latest extremist sentencingsJune 3, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida men who stormed the U.S. Capitol with other members of the far-right Oath Keepers group were sentenced Friday to three years in prison for seditious conspiracy and other charges — the latest in a historic string of sentences in the Jan.
Donald Trump’s lawyers ask judge to exit criminal case, echoing claims of political biasJune 3, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Within hours of his historic arraignment this spring, Donald Trump fixed his ire on the judge, complaining that he’s “a Trump-hating judge" with a family full of “Trump haters.”
Chase says online banking issue now resolved after bug causes double transactions and feesJune 3, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Customers of Chase's online banking services saw double transactions, fees and payments in their accounts on Friday, in a glitch that was not fixed until late in the day.
Numerous Chase customers had posted on social media that their rent or bill payments were taken out of their accounts twice and reported hold times with customer service approaching more than an hour.
Man repeatedly shocked with Taser by LAPD died from enlarged heart and cocaine use, coroner saysJune 3, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A teacher who was repeatedly shocked with a Taser by Los Angeles police died from an enlarged heart and cocaine use, according to an autopsy report released Friday.
NICANOR, Panama (AP) — Panama unveiled a new effort to control illegal migration through the treacherous Darien Gap that spans its eastern border with Colombia on Friday.
Hundreds of thousands of migrants have risked the dangerous trek through the jungle in recent years and the flow this year is on a record pace.
What to know about the case of the missing Missouri ER doctor found dead in ArkansasJune 3, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A doctor in the Missouri Ozarks went missing for over a week until his body was found in an Arkansas lake.
Tragedy that left 5 dead or missing puts spotlight on safety in Alaska charter fishing industryJune 3, 2023 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Morgan Robidou posed next to the bright aluminum hull of his prized new vessel, a 30-foot (9-meter) fishing boat that he could use to take friends, family or tourists out after salmon or halibut in the bountiful waters of southeast Alaska.
Sparks’ longest serving mayor Martini dies at 77; led redevelopment efforts for Reno’s neighborJune 3, 2023 GMT
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Geno Martini, the longest serving mayor in the northern Nevada city of Sparks, who helped lead its downtown redevelopment for nearly two decades with an infectious smile larger than his big frame, has died.
BEECH CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — A state police officer was fatally shot Friday in southern West Virginia, and a suspect later was arrested, authorities said.
Biden celebrates a ‘crisis averted’ in Oval Office address on bipartisan debt ceiling dealJune 3, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden celebrated a “crisis averted" in his first speech to the nation from the Oval Office Friday evening, ready to sign a budget agreement that eliminates the potential for an unprecedented government default that he said would have been catastrophic for the U.S.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Elected officials met a South Carolina community mourning the death of a 14-year-old boy who authorities say was fatally shot in the back by a gas station owner with calls to channel their righteous anger into collective support and political action.
Connecticut lawmakers send wrong-way driver bill to governorJune 3, 2023 GMT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers, still grieving the death of a fellow legislator killed in a wrong-way crash in January, gave final legislative approval Friday to a bill that attempts to address the large increase in wrong-way crashes on the state's roads.
More than half a dozen house boats momentarily caught fire at a popular boating destination on the Utah-Arizona line on Friday, igniting while tourists and jet skiers stood by before the flames were extinguished.
Hawaii allows more concealed carry after US Supreme Court ruling, but bans guns in most placesJune 3, 2023 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Josh Green on Friday signed legislation that will allow more people to carry concealed firearms but at the same time prohibit people from taking guns to a wide range of places, including beaches, hospitals, stadiums, bars that serve alcohol and movie theaters.
Family’s Alaska fishing trip becomes nightmare with 3 dead and search over for 2 moreJune 3, 2023 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska fishing adventure became a nightmare for a family of eight when disaster struck one of the two boats they chartered over the Memorial Day weekend, leaving three people dead and two more missing despite a desperate search over hundreds of square miles of ocean.
Man arrested in San Francisco Bay Area attacks that killed 3 has prior convictions, police sayJune 3, 2023 GMT
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected in a series of stabbing and hit-and-run attacks that killed three people and injured three others in two San Francisco Bay Area cities has several felony and misdemeanor convictions, authorities said Friday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Legislature has long prided itself on being a paragon of collegiality and function, as the only single-chamber, nonpartisan Legislature in the country.
But after a vicious 2023 session in which the body of 49 lawmakers remained irreconcilably split, Nebraska's statehouse is beginning to reflect broad, national discord.
Rescuers at site of Iowa building collapse complete search for survivors, move on to recoveryJune 3, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa task force has completed its search for survivors at the site of a partially collapsed Davenport apartment building without finding three missing people who are feared dead, authorities said Friday.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a Washington oyster farmer accusing a former county deputy of falsifying an arrest report and urging a person to lie during a domestic-violence investigation has been settled for $250,000.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A frantic 911 call to report at least one person had been fatally shot led law enforcement to discover four bodies at a home in Maine and eventually to arrest a man who fired at vehicles on a nearby highway before confessing to police that he was behind the killings.
Report: Buffalo’s snow-removal equipment, communications fell short during deadly blizzardJune 3, 2023 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo's snow-removal fleet was no match for the historic Christmas week blizzard that left 31 people dead in the city, and officials fell short in issuing warnings and providing shelter, according to a report released Friday.
Washington man climbing Mount Rainier dies near summitJune 2, 2023 GMT
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man who was trying to summit Mount Rainier this week collapsed and died near the top of the mountain in the national park, officials said.
‘Do I have regrets? ... Hell yeah,’ says Davenport mayor after partial collapse of Iowa buildingJune 2, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A structural engineer’s report issued last week indicated a wall of a century-old apartment building in Iowa was at imminent risk of crumbling, yet neither the owner nor city officials warned residents of the danger days before the building partially collapsed, leaving three people missing and feared dead.
DETROIT (AP) — A man who spent nearly 21 years in prison for the deaths of two Michigan hunters filed a lawsuit Friday seeking $1.02 million for wrongful convictions, just a day after a prosecutor dropped murder charges and ruled out a second trial.
Alabama governor signs legislation naming Yellowhammer Cookie as official state cookieJune 2, 2023 GMT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama now has an official state cookie: The Yellowhammer Cookie.
Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday signed legislation naming the confection created by a Montgomery fourth-grader as the official state cookie.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi lawmaker on Friday called on veterans leaders to remove a rainbow flag flying at the entrance to the Biloxi VA Medical Center.
On Friday, U.S. Rep. Mike Ezell sent a letter about the flag to Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough and Dr.
Connecticut lawmakers vote to allow people to use deadly force as the bear population growsJune 2, 2023 GMT
Connecticut lawmakers voted Friday to take steps to protect people from the state's growing bear population. But they stopped far short of a bear hunt and restrictions on people unintentionally feeding the hungry animals.