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Hunter Biden seeks federal probe of Trump allies over laptop

Feb. 01, 2023 23:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, asked the Justice Department in a letter Wednesday to investigate close allies of former President Donald Trump and others who accessed and disseminated personal data from a laptop that a computer repair shop owner says was...

How will life change once the COVID-19 emergency ends?

Jan. 31, 2023 16:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The declaration of a COVID-19 public health emergency three years ago changed the lives of millions of Americans by offering increased health care coverage, beefed-up food assistance and universal access to coronavirus vaccines and tests. Much of that is now...

Carney agrees restriction on judgeships is unconstitutional

Jan. 30, 2023 18:40 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney has acknowledged that a provision splitting positions on Delaware's highest courts between Republicans and Democrats is unconstitutional. Under a proposed consent agreement filed in federal court Monday, Carney agreed that a...

Carney proposes operating budget increase of more than 7%

Jan. 26, 2023 11:52 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney is proposing to boost Delaware’s government operating budget by more than 7% over the current year’s budget, with hundreds of millions of dollars in new spending for state employee pay raises, health care and affordable housing. ...

Bill calls for parental notification of trans students

Jan. 19, 2023 18:04 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker touted a bill Thursday that would require Virginia school officials to notify parents if their child identifies as transgender in school, one of several proposals lawmakers are expected to debate this session that could significantly affect transgender...

Carney focuses heavily on education in State of State speech

Jan. 19, 2023 17:05 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney called for more investments in education, the environment and affordable housing Thursday in his State of the State address. Carney’s proposals include increasing housing stock by using federal American Rescue Plan funding to help...

By the numbers: President Biden at the two-year mark

Jan. 19, 2023 14:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden notches two years in office on Friday. That represents 730 days since his inauguration — and a whole lot of other numbers as well. The story of the first half of Biden's term, at least by the numbers, is a mixed bag. It includes a...

Taxes, abortion on agenda as Virginia lawmakers back at work

Jan. 11, 2023 18:05 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia General Assembly kicked off its annual legislative session Wednesday with a hefty agenda that includes taxes, abortion and energy policy, but there are low expectations for how much work will actually get done during an election year. Every...

Biden called gay marriage 'inevitable' and soon it'll be law

Dec. 10, 2022 08:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A decade ago, then-Vice President Joe Biden shocked the political world and preempted his boss by suddenly declaring his support for gay marriage — one of the country's most contentious issues — on national television. But not everyone was surprised. A small...

Democrats solidify control of Delaware government

Nov. 09, 2022 02:50 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Democrats solidified their hold on state government Tuesday, winning all statewide races and picking up another seat in the state Senate. Democrats went into the election already in control of both chambers of the General Assembly, the governor’s...