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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., questions Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, and Jack Dorsey, Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Facebook and Twitter's actions around the closely contested election, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

After criticism, Feinstein to step down as top Judiciary Dem

Nov. 23, 2020 8:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Monday she will step down from her role as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, giving up the powerful spot after public criticism of her bipartisan outreach and her handling of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation...

FILE - In this June 21, 2019 file photo, General Services Administration Administrator Emily Murphy speaks during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Department of Homeland Security's St. Elizabeths Campus Center Building in Washington.   The head of the obscure federal government agency that is holding up Joe Biden's presidential transition knew well before Election Day she might have a messy situation on her hands well. Prior to Nov. 3, GSA administrator Emily Murphy held a Zoom call with Dave Barram, 77, a man who was in her shoes 20 years earlier during the contested 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Barram said he gave her some simple advice, “If you do the right thing, then all you have to do is live with the consequences of it.’”(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

US agency ascertains Biden as winner, lets transition begin

Nov. 23, 2020 7:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The General Services Administration ascertained Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition from President Donald Trump’s administration and allowing Biden to coordinate with...

NYC-area nuclear plant sale gets federal approval

Nov. 23, 2020 6:50 PM EST

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved sale of the Indian Point nuclear power plant to a dismantling company without granting requests by lawmakers and environmental groups for public hearings. The NRC announced Monday that it has signed off on its staff’s...

Hearing delayed on Nevada GOP candidate's bid for new vote

Nov. 23, 2020 2:35 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court hearing was postponed Monday in Nevada on a bid by a Republican congressional candidate for a re-do of the Nov. 3 election that he lost to an incumbent Las Vegas-area Democrat. Clark County District Court Judge Gloria Sturman agreed to let the case be reassigned after a lawyer...

FILE-This Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 file photo shows FBI agents removing items from the German Village home of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Chairman Sam Randazzo in Columbus, Ohio.   Just days after FBI agents searched Randazzo's upscale townhome in Columbus, FirstEnergy revealed Thursday that the firm of an Ohio regulator fitting Randazzo's description received a $4 million payment for purported consulting work just before taking his government position early last year.    (Adam Cairns/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Utility regulator targeted by FBI saw a whirlwind rise

Nov. 21, 2020 2:12 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sam Randazzo told Ohio state senators last year that he had been poised to retire at the end of 2018 when he was recruited to help the incoming administration of Republican Gov. Mike DeWine review looming big-picture energy and utility issues. Within three weeks of DeWine taking...

The Supreme Court in Washington on the day after the election, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Justices put off case over access to Russia probe grand jury

Nov. 20, 2020 12:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is putting off upcoming arguments about whether Congress should have access to secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives had asked the court to put off arguments...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies remotely during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Facebook and Twitter's actions around the closely contested election on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in Washington. (Hannah McKay/Pool via AP)

Twitter, Facebook CEOs vow election action; GOP touts curbs

Nov. 17, 2020 5:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the CEOs of Twitter and Facebook gave assurances of vigorous action against election disinformation, Republicans at a Senate hearing Tuesday pounded the social media companies over political bias, business practices and market dominance, laying the ground for curbs on their long-held...

In this June 29, 2020 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

House asks justices to put off case over Russia grand jury

Nov. 17, 2020 12:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is asking the Supreme Court to put off upcoming arguments about whether Congress should have access to secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The House Judiciary Committee that takes...

Grandfather Tony Gerlicz walks to a line to get a COVID-19 test at the Public Health Department testing site in Santa Fe, N.M., on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. Gerlicz said he's getting tested for the disease ahead of a trip to California to visit with his grandchildren. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

New Mexico legislators says virus shouldn't delay their work

Nov. 16, 2020 9:01 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Leading Democratic lawmakers pressed forward Monday with efforts to hold a legislative session in January 2021 as the coronavirus pandemic intensifies and members of a legislative committee were warned of possible exposure to COVID-19 from an individual who tested positive after...

2 more Michigan lawmakers test positive for virus amid surge

Nov. 13, 2020 6:33 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — At least two more Michigan legislators have tested positive as the coronavirus continues surging to record heights, including one who attended Senate session and committee hearings on Thursday — the same day the House canceled votes due to infections among members. Those with...