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Few in GOP rush to defend Gaetz amid sex trafficking probe

Apr. 02, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The political peril for conservative Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz deepened Friday as the often outlandish, Trump-styled provocateur appeared politically isolated amid a federal sex-trafficking investigation. Few Republicans rushed to offer any kind of...

AP-NORC poll: Majority in US back easier voter registration

Apr. 02, 2021 08:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats’ proposals to overhaul voting in the U.S. won solid -- although not overwhelming -- support from Americans in a new survey measuring the popularity of major pieces of the sweeping legislation in Congress. The...

Justice Department working with tribes on missing persons

Apr. 01, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Jermain Charlo vanished in June 2018. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal member hasn’t been seen since. Valenda Morigeau, Charlo’s aunt, reported her missing to the Missoula Police Department in the days after her disappearance. But...

Gaetz staying on Judiciary panel, despite investigation

Mar. 31, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, a prominent, outspoken conservative and a close ally of former President Donald Trump who has been under federal investigation for a former relationship, would lose his House seat if convicted of a felony. But there are no rules addressing...

Lawyer: FBI enlisted Proud Boys leader to inform on antifa

Mar. 30, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

FBI agents recruited a Proud Boys leader to provide them with information about antifa networks months before he was charged with storming the U.S. Capitol with other members of the far-right extremist group, a defense attorney says. Proud Boys “thought leader” and...

Dominion Voting sues Fox for $1.6B over 2020 election claims

Mar. 26, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News on Friday, arguing the cable news giant, in an effort to boost faltering ratings, falsely claimed that the voting company had rigged the 2020 election. The lawsuit is part...

GOP 2024 contenders enter Iowa, wary of Trump's long shadow

Mar. 26, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Ambitious Republicans are starting to make moves in Iowa, long a proving ground for future presidents. Their first step is finding out whether activists there have gotten over the last one. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was the first to...

Today in History

Mar. 24, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2021. There are 282 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 24, 1976, the president of Argentina, Isabel Peron, was deposed by her...

Court could reimpose Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence

Mar. 22, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider reinstating the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, presenting President Joe Biden with an early test of his opposition to capital punishment. The justices agreed to hear an appeal...

Trump pressed Georgia investigator to look at Fulton County

Mar. 15, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — While election officials in Georgia were verifying signatures on absentee ballot envelopes in one metro-Atlanta county, President Donald Trump pressed a lead investigator to look at a different county, saying the investigator would “find things that are gonna be...