Latest Joe Biden News

Republican-led panel targets COVID relief dollars for review

Feb. 01, 2023 06:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 people have pleaded guilty or have been convicted on federal charges of defrauding the myriad COVID-19 relief programs that Congress established in the early days of the pandemic. And more than 600 other people and entities face federal fraud charges. ...

Ghosts of police reform past haunt a newly divided Congress

Feb. 01, 2023 06:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before President Joe Biden made his first address to Congress in 2021, a graphic video was released of a Black man being killed at the hands of police. The country watched the now hauntingly familiar scene play out across its screens. Family members...

Apple and Google app stores get thumbs down from White House

Feb. 01, 2023 05:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking aim at Apple and Google for operating mobile app stores that it says stifle competition. The finding is contained in a Commerce Department report being released by the administration on Wednesday as President Joe Biden convenes...

Tyre Nichols' family grieves 'on sacred ground' in Memphis

Jan. 31, 2023 23:45 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — On the eve of the funeral for Tyre Nichols, who died days after a brutal beating by Memphis police officers just minutes from his home, his family was sharing remembrances and expressing grief. Nichols’ older brother, Jamal Dupree, lamented he was not there...

Biden highlights grant for Hudson tunnel, takes aim at GOP

Jan. 31, 2023 18:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday showcased a $292 million mega grant that will be used to help build a new rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, part of a broader effort to draw a contrast between his economic vision and that of Republicans. ...

AP source: FBI searched Biden's former office in November

Jan. 31, 2023 18:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI searched President Joe Biden's former office at the Penn Biden Center in Washington in November, according to a person familiar with the matter, at least a week after his personal lawyers first found classified records there from his time as vice president. ...

Biden announces $60M grant for I-10 corridor in Mississippi

Jan. 31, 2023 18:33 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Department of Transportation has received a $60 million grant to make improvements to the Interstate 10 freight corridor in Diamondhead, President Joe Biden's administration announced Tuesday. The award is part of nearly $1.2 billion in funding...

GM conditionally OKs $650M Nevada lithium mine investment

Jan. 31, 2023 18:17 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — General Motors Co. has conditionally agreed to invest $650 million in Lithium Americas Corp. in a deal that will give GM exclusive access to the first phase of a mine planned near the Nevada-Oregon line with the largest known source of lithium in the U.S. The...

New gun regulations on stabilizing braces targeted in court

Jan. 31, 2023 17:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative and gun-rights groups challenged new federal regulations on pistols with stabilizing braces in court Tuesday, suing to block a gun-control action touted by President Joe Biden after the accessories were used in two mass shootings. Two lawsuits were...

Brazil's Lula to visit Biden on Feb. 10

Jan. 31, 2023 16:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for meetings on Feb. 10, the White House announced, a month after the storming of government buildings in the Brazilian capital by far-right protesters. Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre...