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Today in History: December 1, Ukraine chooses independence

Dec. 01, 2022 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2022. There are 30 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 1, 1991, Ukrainians voted overwhelmingly for independence from the Soviet Union. On this...

EXPLAINER: What are special counsels and what do they do?

Nov. 19, 2022 11:59 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The appointment of a special counsel to oversee the remainder of two significant investigations related to former President Donald Trump focuses fresh attention on the role such prosecutors have played in modern American history. In this case, Attorney General...

Misinformation and the midterm elections: What to expect

Nov. 03, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

Conspiracy theories about mail ballots. Anonymous text messages warning voters to stay home. Fringe social media platforms where election misinformation spreads with impunity. Misinformation about the upcoming midterm elections has been building for months, challenging election...

Wisconsin ballot spoiling is a no-go after court upholds ban

Oct. 28, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court is refusing to block a lower court’s ruling prohibiting voters who already submitted an absentee ballot from voiding it and voting again, a rarely used practice known as ballot spoiling. The 2nd District Court of Appeals decided...

GOP's Cheney endorses Michigan Democrat Slotkin in a first

Oct. 27, 2022 21:30 PM EDT

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney on Thursday endorsed and plans to campaign for Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, the first time that the critic of former President Donald Trump, who lost her GOP primary, has crossed party lines to formally support a Democrat. Cheney, of Wyoming, announced...

Today in History: October 20, the "Saturday Night Massacre"

Oct. 20, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2022. There are 72 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 2011, Moammar Gadhafi, 69, Libya’s dictator for 42 years, was killed as revolutionary fighters...

Trump claim of ‘Crime of Century’ fizzles in 3-year probe

Oct. 19, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump once predicted that a special prosecutor appointed during his administration would uncover “the crime of the century” — a conspiracy to sink his 2016 campaign. Yet here are the results of the three-year probe by prosecutor John...

Many remain critical of state of US democracy: AP-NORC poll

Oct. 19, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans remain pessimistic about the state of U.S. democracy and the way elected officials are chosen -- nearly two years after a divisive presidential election spurred false claims of widespread fraud and a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol. Only about...

Jury begins deliberations in trial of Trump dossier analyst

Oct. 17, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The prosecution of a think tank analyst who played a major role in the creation of a discredited dossier about former President Donald Trump flows from a special counsel investigation that was born of political retribution and assumed guilt from the start, defense lawyers...

Judge dismisses 1 of 5 counts against Trump dossier source

Oct. 14, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge on Friday tossed out one of five counts against a think-tank analyst charged with lying to the FBI about his role in the creation of a flawed dossier about former President Donald Trump. The remaining four counts against Igor Danchenko will go to a...