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US intel report: Virus impact to cause global 'aftershocks'

Apr. 13, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The effects of the coronavirus pandemic are expected to contribute over the next year to “humanitarian and economic crises, political unrest, and geopolitical competition,” according to a new intelligence report that also warns about the threats from foreign...

At 1st Cabinet meeting, Biden says team 'looks like America'

Apr. 01, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's first Cabinet meeting looked and felt different from those of his predecessor. Biden's full Cabinet met Thursday in the spacious White House East Room, not the comparatively cramped West Wing room that bears the group's name, to...

Biden to hold first Cabinet meeting amid infrastructure push

Mar. 31, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden will convene his first Cabinet meeting on Thursday, a presidential rite of passage that will be used to promote his new infrastructure plan. The gathering will look very different from those held by his predecessor. To begin with, the full...

Suspected Russian hack fuels new US action on cybersecurity

Feb. 19, 2021 14:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jolted by a sweeping hack that may have revealed government and corporate secrets to Russia, U.S. officials are scrambling to reinforce the nation’s cyber defenses and recognizing that an agency created two years ago to protect America’s networks and infrastructure...

Austin wins Senate confirmation as 1st Black Pentagon chief

Jan. 22, 2021 17:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army's elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation Friday to become the nation's first Black secretary of defense. The 93-2 vote gave President Joe...

Senate confirms Biden 1st Cabinet pick as Democrats control

Jan. 21, 2021 14:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three new senators were sworn into office after President Joe Biden's inauguration, securing the majority for Democrats in the Senate and across a unified government to tackle the new president's agenda at a time of unprecedented national challenges. ...

Senate confirms Biden 1st Cabinet pick as Democrats control

Jan. 21, 2021 01:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three new senators were sworn into office after President Joe Biden's inauguration, securing the majority for Democrats in the Senate and across a unified government to tackle the new president's agenda at a time of unprecedented national challenges. ...

The Latest: Fireworks light up sky to celebrate inauguration

Jan. 20, 2021 22:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Fireworks lit up the sky behind the Washington Monument to mark the end of Inauguration Day for President Joe Biden. Biden and...

Biden's first Cabinet member to lead battered intel agencies

Jan. 20, 2021 19:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Avril Haines as director of national intelligence, giving President Joe Biden the first member of his Cabinet and placing the first woman in charge of the nearly two-decade old agency. Haines, a former deputy director...

Senate confirms Avril Haines as intelligence director, giving President Biden first member of his Cabinet

Jan. 20, 2021 19:09 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate confirms Avril Haines as intelligence director, giving President Biden first member of his Cabinet.