Trump raises $141 million in May, bolstered by guilty verdict

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump ‘s campaign and the Republican National Committee say they raised $141 million in May, a massive fundraising haul that includes tens of millions of dollars raised in the aftermath of his guilty verdict in his criminal hush money trial.

Biden puts onus on Israeli, Hamas officials to step up

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden is looking past resistance from key Israeli officials as he presses Israel and Hamas to agree to a three-phase agreement that could immediately bring home dozens of Israeli hostages, free Palestinian prisoners and perhaps even lead to an endgame in the nearly eight-month-old Gaza war.

Biden says Hamas is depleted - Israel disagrees

JERUSALEM (AP) - At the start of its devastating offensive on the Gaza Strip, Israel set an ambitious goal: destroy Hamas. At the time, the Biden administration committed to the objective, lending Israel considerable stocks of weaponry and voicing its support.

US call for cease-fire puts Netanyahu at crossroads

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - The cease-fire proposal announced by President Joe Biden has placed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a crossroads, with either path likely to shape the legacy of Israel's longest-serving and deeply divisive leader.

Trump's deny-everything strategy could hurt him at sentencing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump has had plenty to say since his hush money trial conviction last week. He's claimed the case was rigged, incorrectly linked President Joe Biden to the state prosecution, called the star witness against him a "sleazebag” and said the judge was a "devil” and "highly conflicted."

Trump could still vote for himself if he's not in prison

DENVER (AP) - Donald Trump may be convicted of a felony and reside in Florida, a state notorious for restricting the voting rights of people with felony convictions. But he can still vote as long as he stays out of prison in New York state.

Countries standing up to China's economic coercion

WASHINGTON (AP) - Business is good at "the firm." The eight-person team at the State Department is leading Washington’s efforts to ease the economic blowback for countries targeted by China.

Musk raises $6 billion to develop AI

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A group of investors will put up $6 billion to fund development of artificial intelligence by Elon Musk’s xAI. The company said on its website Sunday that the Series B funding round will be used to take xAI’s first products to market and speed up research.