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Dems renew questions about FBI background check of Kavanaugh

Jul. 24, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are raising new concerns about the thoroughness of the FBI's background investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the FBI revealed that it had received thousands of tips and had provided “all relevant” ones to the White House...

Ruling leaves immigrants who newly applied for DACA in limbo

Jul. 23, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the text message popped up on his phone, Samuel Alfaro didn't want to believe it. It said his appointment with U.S. immigration services about his application to join the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the one he had been waiting on...

Today in History

Jul. 23, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 23, the 204th day of 2021. There are 161 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 23, 2003, Massachusetts’ attorney general issued a report saying clergy members and...

Rep. Hank Johnson arrested in Washington voting law protest

Jul. 22, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A suburban Atlanta congressman was among nine people arrested Thursday for blocking the door of a Senate office building in Washington while protesting inaction on Democratic voting law proposals. U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Lithonia Democrat, said in a...

Politics foil replacing hazardous bridge to Jerusalem site

Jul. 22, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A rickety bridge allowing access to Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site is at risk of collapse, according to experts. But the flashpoint shrine's delicate position at ground-zero of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has prevented its repair for more than a decade. ...

Michigan Legislature kills law Whitmer used for virus rules

Jul. 21, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Wednesday killed a law that underpinned coronavirus restrictions issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020, wiping it from the books after Michigan's Supreme Court declared the measure unconstitutional. The Democrat is...

Belarus authorities move to shut top journalist association

Jul. 21, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus moved Wednesday to outlaw the country's leading journalists' association, part of a sweeping crackdown on independent media and civil society activists in the ex-Soviet nation. The Justice Ministry asked the country's highest...

Poland's Senate confirms new ombudsman after long standoff

Jul. 21, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Senate endorsed a human rights lawyer Wednesday as the nation’s next ombudsman, ending months of political tug-of-war over the sensitive position. In a vote facilitated by the right-wing ruling party waiving its objections, senators...

Former 'Bridgegate' villain seeks political resurrection

Jul. 21, 2021 07:56 AM EDT

RAMSEY, N.J. (AP) — Bridget Kelly wants to talk about “Bridgegate.” Not by choice, but because she understands that the traffic scandal that roiled New Jersey politics is something she carries like a bad tattoo. The former aide to Republican...

Federal judge blocks Arkansas law banning most abortions

Jul. 20, 2021 22:43 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked an Arkansas law banning nearly all abortions in the state while she hears a challenge to its constitutionality. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker issued a preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of the...