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Carter asks court to defend Alaska's 'unrivaled wilderness'

May. 09, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter on Monday took the unusual step of weighing in on a court case involving his landmark conservation act and a remote refuge in Alaska. Carter filed an amicus brief in the longstanding legal dispute over efforts to build a road...

EXCERPT: Jill Biden, into the public arena

May. 04, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

The following excerpt is from “Jill: A Biography of the First Lady,” by Associated Press journalists Julie Pace and Darlene Superville. The book details the life of Jill Biden. Superville covers the White House for the AP; Pace, a former White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief, is...

Former candidate charged with child porn allowed back online

May. 03, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — A former Maine gubernatorial candidate charged with possession of child pornography can get back online, a judge ruled Tuesday, even as an affidavit was unsealed indicating the defendant possessed thousands of videos of young children being sexually abused. ...

Biden calls former VP Mondale 'giant' of political history

May. 01, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Joe Biden saluted his “friend of five decades" Walter Mondale on Sunday, traveling to the University of Minnesota to remember the former vice president and Democratic Party elder whose memorial service was delayed for a year due to the pandemic. ...

Krueger, ex-Texas congressman and diplomat, dies at 86

May. 01, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) — Robert C. Krueger, who followed two U.S. House terms with a brief interim appointment to the Senate before launching a sometimes-hazardous diplomatic career, has died at age 86, his family said Sunday. Krueger died Saturday morning in his New Braunfels...

Biden roasts Trump, GOP, himself at correspondents' dinner

May. 01, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House press corps' annual gala returned Saturday night along with the roasting of Washington, the journalists who cover it and the man at the helm: President Joe Biden. The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, sidelined by the pandemic in...

US Navy submarine training school commander fired

Apr. 29, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The commander of the Navy's submarine training school was fired after less than a year on the job because of a “loss of trust and confidence in his ability to command," the service announced Friday. Following an investigation, Cmdr. Jared Severson was relieved of...

Today in History: April 28, Mussolini is executed

Apr. 28, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 28, the 118th day of 2022. There are 247 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 28, 1994, former CIA official Aldrich Ames, who had passed U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and then...

Tribal sovereignty effort faltering, for now, in Maine

Apr. 27, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — With a Democratic governor and a Democratic-controlled Legislature, Native Americans in Maine saw this year as their best shot at changing a landmark settlement to win sovereignty from the state. The tribes now reluctantly accept that sweeping change is...

Biden to speak at memorial Sunday for former VP Mondale

Apr. 26, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to speak at a memorial service in Minnesota on Sunday for former Vice President Walter Mondale, who died last April at age 93. Biden will travel to Minneapolis for the event at the University of Minnesota. The president has described...