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FILE - House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., responds to reporters at the Capitol in Wash...
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McCarthy, Trump have ‘positive’ call despite Jan. 6 audio

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy had a positive phone call with then President Donald Trump.
29 days ago
FILE - In this photo  provided by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, Russian missile cruis...
The Associated Press

Sailors’ families seek answers about Russian ship sinking

Families of Russian sailors aboard the Moskva are seeking information about the ship sinking.
29 days ago
President Joe Biden walks to board Air Force One, Thursday, April 21, 2022, at Andrews Air Force Ba...
The Associated Press

Biden announces heavy artillery, other weapons for Ukraine

President Joe Biden announced another $1,3 billion in military aide for Ukraine.
1 month ago
Ukrainian soldiers walk on a destroyed bridge in Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, on Wednesday, Apr...
The Associated Press

‘Days or hours left’: Russia tightens the noose in Mariupol

Russian forces tighten their grip in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol.
1 month ago
A wind-driven wildfire burns at the edge of U.S. 89 on the outskirts of Flagstaff, Ariz., on Tuesda...
The Associated Press

Southwest wildfires force evacuations, tighten resources

An Arizona wildfire more than tripled in size on Wednesday as winds pushed flames through a neighborhood near Flagstaff.
1 month ago
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MICHAEL BALSAMO and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press

Justice Dept. to appeal order voiding travel mask mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is filing an appeal seeking to overturn a judge’s order that voided the federal mask mandate on planes and trains and in travel hubs, officials said Wednesday. The notice came minutes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked the Justice Department to appeal the decision handed down […]
1 month ago
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MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press

Parachute demo causes brief evacuation of US Capitol

Members of the U.S. Army's Golden Knights parachuted into the Washington Nationals' baseball stadium which is a little more than a mile away from the U.S. Capitol.
1 month ago
A Ukrainian soldier inspects a Russian tank after recent battles at the village of Moshchun close t...
The Associated Press

Russia pours in more troops and presses attack in the east

Russia poured additional troops into the eastern half of Ukraine in a potential battle for that part of the country.
1 month ago
Lori Vallow Daybell, center, listens during a court hearing in St. Anthony, Idaho, Tuesday, April 1...
Associated Press

Judge enters not guilty plea for Lori Vallow Daybell

Lori Vallow Daybell and her new husband, Chad Daybell, were both at the courthouse in the eastern Idaho town of St. Anthony for separate court proceedings.
1 month ago
Russian military vehicles move on a highway in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatist forc...
The Associated Press

Zelenskyy: Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine has begun

Russia began its full-scale ground offensive to take control of eastern Ukraine on Monday.
1 month ago
Tara Kramer sits in her apartment with her cat Busy, Friday, April 8, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. Mo...
The Associated Press

States scale back food stamp benefits even as prices soar

The food stamp program, month by month, is getting scaled back despite the increase in grocery prices.
1 month ago
Relatives mourn the dead of Oleksandr Mozheiko, 31, territorial defense soldier who was killed by R...
The Associated Press

Police: More than 900 civilian bodies found in Kyiv region

More than 900 civilian bodies have been found in an area surrounding the Ukrainian capital after Russia's withdrawal
1 month ago
FILE - The Russian missile cruiser Moskva, the flagship of Russia's Black Sea Fleet is seen anchore...
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Russia’s damaged Black Sea flagship sinks in latest setback

The flagship of Russia's Black Sea fleet sank Thursday after suffering damage the previous day.
1 month ago
New York City Police and law enforcement officials lead subway shooting suspect Frank R. James, 62,...
The Associated Press

‘Prophet of Doom’: Subway suspect left ranting video clues

The suspect in Tuesday's shooting in a New York subway posted videos ranting about violence and race.
1 month ago
This photo provided by Will B Wylde,  a person is aided outside a subway car in the Brooklyn boroug...
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Police focus on van renter in Brooklyn subway shooting probe

Authorities in New York are looking for a renter of van in connection to a shooting in Brooklyn on Tuesday.
1 month ago
FILE - A sign requiring masks as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus on a store fron...
The Associated Press

Philadelphia to restore indoor mask mandate as cases rise

Philadelphia reinstated its indoor mask mandate Monday due to an increase in positive coronavirus cases. It's the first major city in the country to reinstate the mandate.
1 month ago
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MICHAEL BALSAMO and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press

Biden aims at ‘ghost gun’ violence with new federal rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday took fresh aim at ghost guns, the privately made firearms without serial numbers that are increasingly cropping up in violent crimes, as he struggles to break past gun-control opposition to address firearm deaths. Related: Amber Alert for two missing girls worked perfectly according to police Speaking at […]
1 month ago
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Andrew Dalton AP Entertainment Writer

Will Smith gets 10-year Oscars ban over Chris Rock slap

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The motion picture academy on Friday banned Will Smith from attending the Oscars or any other academy event for 10 years following his slap of Chris Rock at the Academy Awards. The move comes after a meeting of the academy’s Board of Governors to discuss a response to Smith’s actions. “The […]
1 month ago
President Joe Biden goes to hug Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as they watch the...
By ZEKE MILLER and WILL WEISSERT

Jackson confirmation takes Biden political story full circle

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a moment 46 days — and more than 46 years — in the making. President Joe Biden on Friday is celebrating the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman to reach the Supreme Court, marking the pinnacle of her legal career and bringing his political story full circle. Hear […]
1 month ago
President Joe Biden goes to hug Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as they watch the...
MARY CLARE JALONICK and MARK SHERMAN Associated Press

Jackson approved as first Black female Supreme Court justice

Jackson, a 51 year-old appeals court judge with nine years experience on the federal bench, was confirmed 53-47, mostly along party lines but with three Republican votes.
1 month ago
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks via remote feed during a meeting of the UN Security ...
EDITH M. LEDERER, ASSOCIATED PRESS

UN assembly suspends Russia from top human rights body

Russia is the second country to have its membership rights stripped at the Human Rights Council which was established in 2006.
1 month ago
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during her weekly news conference, Wednesday, M...
Associated Press

Pelosi tests positive for COVID-19, was at White House with Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tested positive for COVID-19, a day after appearing unmasked at a White House event with President Joe Biden. Pelosi received a positive test result for COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic, her spokesman Drew Hammill said Thursday in a tweet. He said she had tested negative earlier in […]
1 month ago
Sacramento Mass shooting vigil...
ADAM BEAM and STEFANIE DAZIO, Associated Press

The 6 lives lost in the Sacramento mass shooting

Police have arrested two brothers in connection with the violence but authorities have not said what their alleged roles were in the shooting.
2 months ago
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks via remote feed during a meeting of the UN Security ...
OLEKSANDR STASHEVSKYI Associated Press

Zelenskyy at the UN accuses Russian military of war crimes

Likening the troops' actions to those of Islamic State, Zelenskyy said: “The Russian military and those who gave them orders must be brought to justice immediately.
2 months ago