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Zyn nicotine pouches are all over TikTok, sparking debate among politicians and health experts

Mar. 01, 2024 01:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s nothing complicated about the latest tobacco product trending online: Zyn is a tiny pouch filled with nicotine and flavoring. But it has stoked a debate among politicians, parents and pundits that reflects an increasingly complex landscape in which Big...

Biden and Italy's Meloni to hold talks at time of worries about Ukraine, political headwinds at home

Mar. 01, 2024 00:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to host Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni on Friday for talks at the White House as the Democratic administration struggles to persuade House Republicans to pass legislation that would replenish aid to Ukraine and as both leaders face political headwinds...

Justin Amash announces Republican bid for Michigan US Senate seat after having previously left GOP

Feb. 29, 2024 23:39 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, who left the GOP in 2019 after calling for the impeachment of then-President Donald Trump, announced a Republican bid for Michigan's U.S. Senate seat Thursday. Amash represented Grand Rapids from 2011 to 2021, and he becomes the...

Takeaways from Hunter Biden's combative deposition with Republican lawmakers

Feb. 29, 2024 23:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The transcript of the congressional deposition of Hunter Biden was released late Thursday, providing a full view of the contentious testimony that took place behind closed doors Wednesday as Republicans aggressively questioned the central figure in their impeachment inquiry. ...

Congress approves short-term extension to avoid shutdown, buy more time for final spending agreement

Feb. 29, 2024 21:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passed another short-term spending measure Thursday that would keep one set of federal agencies operating through March 8 and another set through March 22, avoiding a shutdown for parts of the federal government that would otherwise kick in Saturday. The bill now goes...

Georgia Republicans say religious liberty needs protection, but Democrats warn of discrimination

Feb. 29, 2024 20:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republicans are voting to protect religious rights from being trampled by state and local governments, while Democrats warn that the long-disputed measure opens the door for people and groups to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people in the name of religion. The...

On the Rio Grande, 300 miles apart, Biden and Trump try to use immigration to election advantage

Feb. 29, 2024 19:25 PM EST

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — On the banks of the same Rio Grande but 300 miles apart, President Joe Biden and GOP challenger Donald Trump on Thursday surveyed the U.S.-Mexico border and tussled from a distance over who is to blame for the nation's broken immigration system and how to fix it. ...

Lawmakers fault Defense Secretary Austin for a failure of leadership over his secret hospital stay

Feb. 29, 2024 18:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin faced pointed bipartisan criticism at a congressional hearing Thursday for his failure to promptly notify President Joe Biden and other U.S. leaders about his hospital stay last month. Republicans demanded to know why no one has been disciplined. ...

Arizona Republicans are pushing bills to punish migrants with the border a main election year focus

Feb. 29, 2024 17:52 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans in swing state Arizona are broadcasting a tough border stance with legislation aimed at punishing migrants who enter the United States illegally. The proponent of one bill has suggested it would lawfully allow property owners to shoot and kill migrants criminally...

Missouri Republicans try to remove man with ties to KKK from party ballot

Feb. 29, 2024 17:22 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Republican Party on Thursday denounced a GOP candidate for governor with ties to the Ku Klux Klan, saying party officials will go to court if necessary to remove him from the ticket. Southwestern Missouri man Darrell Leon McClanahan, who has...