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Tentative Senate gun deal has surprises, and loose ends

Jun. 13, 2022 21:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The outline of a bipartisan Senate agreement to rein in gun violence has no game-changing steps banning the deadliest firearms. It does propose measured provisions making it harder for some young gun buyers, or people considered threatening, to have weapons. And...

Trump's Ukraine impeachment shadows war, risks GOP response

Jun. 05, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump was impeached in late 2019 after pressuring Ukraine's leader for “a favor,” all while withholding $400 million in military aid to help confront Russian-backed separatists, even the staunchest defense hawks in the Republican Party stood virtually...

Wray: FBI blocked planned cyberattack on children's hospital

Jun. 01, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI thwarted a planned cyberattack on a children's hospital in Boston that was to have been carried out by hackers sponsored by the Iranian government, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday. Wray told a Boston College cybersecurity conference that his...

Ambassador nominee for Ukraine seeks quick embassy reopening

May. 10, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration's nominee for U.S. ambassador to Ukraine promised senators Tuesday she would work to make Russia's invasion of that country a “strategic failure,” in a war-zone appointment that for the time being will focus more on coordinating Western weapon...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 09, 2022 12:28 PM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. May 8, 2022. Editorial: Ohio primary winners, redistricting vote and leaked opinion on abortion leave many on edge Donald J. Trump served one term before losing in 2020, but the effects of his reign and his win-at-any-cost attitude continue. ...

Trump, emboldened after Ohio victory, faces challenges ahead

May. 09, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off a victory in the first real test of his power as GOP kingmaker, former President Donald Trump enters the next stretch of the midterm campaign emboldened — and facing new risks. Trump's late-stage endorsement of JD Vance in Ohio's GOP Senate primary...

Biden plugs manufacturing initiative at Ohio metal company

May. 06, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — President Joe Biden pledged Friday that 3D printing technology would help return factory jobs to the U.S. and reduce inflationary pressures as he traveled to an industrial Midwestern state with a Senate seat in play to make his case for the future of manufacturing. ...

A second JD Vance book falls through, publisher says

May. 05, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A second book by “Hillbilly Elegy” author and U.S. Senate candidate JD Vance that had been under contract with Harper has been called off, the publisher told The Associated Press Thursday. The book, currently listed on Amazon.com and until recently on the...

Election 2022: JD Vance wins Ohio's GOP Senate primary

May. 04, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — “Hillbilly Elegy” author JD Vance won Ohio’s contentious and hyper-competitive GOP Senate primary on Tuesday, buoyed by Donald Trump’s endorsement in a race that was an early test of the former president’s hold on his party as the midterm season kicks into high...

Primary takeaways: Trump passes test as kingmaker in Ohio

May. 04, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

The primary elections in Ohio and Indiana on Tuesday stood as the first real test of former President Donald Trump's status as the Republican Party kingmaker — and he passed. Takeaways from the races: TRUMP'S CLOUT Trump's chosen candidate,...