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Figures and Dobson win nominations for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District

Apr. 16, 2024 23:42 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters decided primary runoffs on Tuesday for the state's newly redrawn 2nd Congressional District, setting up a potentially historic November race that could play a part in the battle for control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Shomari...

Garland defends Biden's mental fitness and says he has 'complete confidence' in him

Apr. 16, 2024 13:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland told lawmakers on Tuesday that President Joe Biden has shown no signs of cognitive impairment while defending Biden's ability to serve as commander in chief. Garland, appearing before a House committee overseeing funding for the...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Alabama's congressional primary runoffs

Apr. 12, 2024 11:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in a new Alabama congressional district at the center of an ongoing legal and political dispute will return to the polls Tuesday to select the nominees in a U.S. House contest that could help decide control of the narrowly divided chamber this November. ...

The Biden administration will require thousands more gun dealers to run background checks on buyers

Apr. 11, 2024 16:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands more firearms dealers across the United States will have to run background checks on buyers at gun shows or other places outside brick-and-mortar stores, according to a Biden administration rule that will soon go into effect. The rule aims to close a...

Democrats Daniels and Figures stress experience ahead of next week's congressional runoff

Apr. 10, 2024 14:57 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The two Democrats running for Alabama's newly redrawn congressional district stressed their experience — one at the federal level and one at the Alabama Legislature — in a debate that aired Tuesday night. Shomari Figures, who served as deputy chief of staff...

Justice Department blasts GOP effort to hold Attorney General Garland in contempt over Biden audio

Apr. 08, 2024 19:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday blasted Republicans' effort to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt over his refusal to turn over unredacted materials related to the special counsel probe into President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents. ...

US and UK go after Chinese hackers accused of state-backed operation against politicians, dissidents

Mar. 25, 2024 21:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers linked to the Chinese government launched a sweeping, state-backed operation that targeted U.S. officials, journalists, corporations, pro-democracy activists and the U.K.'s election watchdog, American and British authorities said Monday in announcing a set of criminal...

Republicans threaten to hold Attorney General Garland in contempt over Biden documents case

Mar. 25, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans threatened to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress if he did not turn over unredacted materials related to the special counsel probe into President Joe Biden's handling of classified documents. In a letter Monday —...

White former officers get sentences of 10 to 40 years in torture of 2 Black men in Mississippi

Mar. 21, 2024 19:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday finished handing down prison terms of about 10 to 40 years to six white former Mississippi law enforcement officers who pleaded guilty to breaking into a home without a warrant and torturing two Black men in an hourslong attack that included...

Mississippi ex-deputy gets 40-year sentence as judge decries brutal attack on 2 Black men

Mar. 20, 2024 22:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two former Mississippi deputies wept in court Wednesday as a federal judge sentenced them to years in prison and condemned their cruelty for breaking into a home with four other white officers and torturing two Black men. U.S. District Judge Tom Lee sentenced...