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Concerns over prayer breakfast lead Congress to take it over

Jan. 29, 2023 10:14 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Prayer Breakfast, one of the most visible and long-standing events that brings religion and politics together in Washington, is splitting from the private religious group that had overseen it for decades, due to concerns the gathering had become too divisive. ...

Ohio lawmaker Dolan running for US Senate again in 2024

Jan. 17, 2023 10:46 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Republican state Sen. Matt Dolan said Tuesday that he is again running for U.S. Senate as the GOP tries in 2024 to flip the Ohio seat long held by Democrat Sherrod Brown, who is expected to seek reelection. Dolan, a centrist Republican from the Cleveland suburb of...

Montana man who brought juvenile son to Capitol riot charged

Jan. 13, 2023 18:52 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who authorities say entered the U.S. Capitol with his juvenile son during the Jan. 6, 2021 riot was charged with misdemeanor crimes including disorderly conduct, according to court documents released Friday. Patrick William O’Brien was...

Biden's Delaware home is now a player in document drama

Jan. 13, 2023 08:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's President Joe Biden's refuge from Washington — a place that's part home office, part Sunday family dinner venue, a safe place for his treasured 1967 Corvette and a makeshift campaign studio during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Biden's home in Wilmington,...

Prosecutor: Proud Boys attacked 'heart' of democracy on 1/6

Jan. 12, 2023 18:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four lieutenants led a coordinated attack on “the heart of our democracy” in a desperate attempt to keep Donald Trump in the White House, a federal prosecutor said Thursday at the start of their seditious conspiracy trial. ...

Georgia lawmakers push back on testifying in Trump probe

Jan. 11, 2023 18:27 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia state lawmakers are pushing back on a state court ruling that forced some of them to testify during an investigation into whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in the state. The state House and Senate...

Montana man gets nearly 4 years for role in US Capitol riot

Jan. 06, 2023 17:44 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who was among the first people to illegally enter the U.S. Capitol while Congress was certifying President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election was sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison on the two-year anniversary of the insurrection. ...

Michigan AG pledges to pursue case against Trump electors

Jan. 06, 2023 14:57 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan attorney general said Friday there's "clear evidence" to pursue charges against pro-Donald Trump Republicans who claimed they were the state's presidential electors in 2020, despite Democrat Joe Biden's 154,000-vote victory. Dana Nessel referred the...

Proud Boys go to trial on sedition as Jan. 6 probe heats up

Jan. 04, 2023 12:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As members of the Proud Boys extremist group stormed past police lines and swarmed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, their leader cheered them on from afar, prosecutors say. “Do what must be done,” Enrique Tarrio wrote on social media. “So what do we do now?” someone asked...

Today in History: December 30, fire killed 600 in Chicago

Dec. 30, 2022 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 30, the 364th day of 2022. There is one day left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 30, 1903, about 600 people died when fire broke out at the recently opened Iroquois Theater in Chicago. ...