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Biden tells Griner's wife he's working to get her home

Jul. 07, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday reassured the wife of detained WNBA player Brittney Griner, who is on trial in Russia, that he is working to win Griner's freedom as soon as possible, the White House said. Cherelle Griner, who has criticized the way her wife's case has been...

Report: Justice Department probing Texas' border mission

Jul. 06, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating potential civil rights violations in Texas' multibillion-dollar border security mission that has given the National Guard arrest powers and seen state authorities bus migrants to Washington, D.C., according to public records. ...

Trump White House counsel Cipollone to testify to 1/6 panel

Jul. 06, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pat Cipollone, Donald Trump’s former White House counsel, is scheduled to testify Friday before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to a person briefed on the matter. Cipollone, whose reported resistance to...

Biden to Ohio, spotlighting rescued pensions for millions

Jul. 06, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to boost his standing with frustrated blue-collar voters, President Joe Biden on Wednesday will use the backdrop of a union training center in Cleveland to tell workers his policies will shore up troubled pension funding for millions now on the job or retired. ...

AP source: Former Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone agrees to interview with House Jan. 6 committee

Jul. 06, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: Former Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone agrees to interview with House Jan. 6 committee.

Judges keeping Capitol riot trials in DC amid bias claims

Jul. 06, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For some of the Washington, D.C., residents who reported for jury duty last month, a pro-Trump mob's assault on the U.S. Capitol felt like a personal attack. Ahead of a trial for a Michigan man charged in the riot, one prospective juror said a police officer...

Jan. 6 panel: More turning up with evidence against Trump

Jul. 04, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More witnesses are coming forward with new details on the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot following former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's devastating testimony last week against former President Donald Trump, says a member of a House committee investigating the insurrection. ...

De La Cruz homers in 10th, Marlins beat Nationals again

Jul. 04, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After watching Jesús Aguilar and Jesús Sánchez hit late-inning home runs to win games for the Miami Marlins over the weekend, Bryan De La Cruz was happy to get a similar chance Monday. He made the most of it. De La Cruz hit a two-run homer off...

Nats' Soto says MRI showed no damage to injured left calf

Jul. 04, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto said an MRI on his left calf showed no damage after he left the Washington Nationals game Sunday against the Miami Marlins because of tightness. “Everything was fine,” Soto said. “We gonna be good. They said it's just a little tight, so just going...

Marlins beat Nationals, who lose Soto to left calf injury

Jul. 03, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Down to their final strike Sunday, the Miami Marlins got another big home run to keep alive a winning streak that started with one. Jesús Sánchez hit a two-run home run with two outs in the ninth inning to avoid a loss and provide enough cushion when the...