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‘I’m back’: Ex-con Blagojevich sues for right to run again

Aug. 02, 2021 21:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Ex-con and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich sued his home state Monday for booting him from the governor’s seat after his 2008 arrest for corruption and stripping him of his right to run for elective office in Illinois. Before filing the lawsuit, an...

Biden's judges: More diverse and more of them

Aug. 02, 2021 07:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With no Supreme Court opening to slow them, President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats are putting judges on federal trial and appellate courts at a much faster clip than any of Biden’s recent predecessors, including former President Donald Trump. ...

Today in History

Aug. 02, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 2021. There are 151 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 2, 1939, Albert Einstein signed a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt urging...

MTV marks 40th anniversary with a new 'Moon Person' design

Aug. 01, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

MTV is marking its 40th anniversary with a relaunch of its iconic image of an astronaut on the moon, with an MTV flag planted nearby. On Sunday, the media network unveiled a large scale “Moon Person" during a ceremony at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral,...

Memorial park to slain SC Sen. Pinckney opening in Marion

Jul. 31, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

MARION, S.C. (AP) — A park built as a memorial to South Carolina Sen. Clementa Pinckney is celebrating its grand opening Saturday. Amazing Grace Park in Marion has a walking trail, a dog park, playground and a venue for gatherings, the Morning...

Biden's infrastructure win overshadowed by new virus surge

Jul. 31, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Biden wagered his campaign and now his presidency on the premise that government itself could still work, even at a time of fractious political division. When the Senate voted this week, with bipartisan support, to begin work on an infrastructure...

Today in History

Jul. 31, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 31, the 212th day of 2021. There are 153 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 31, 1991, President George H.W. Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev...

Ex-Sen. Levin, Michigan’s longest-serving senator, has died

Jul. 30, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Former Sen. Carl Levin, a powerful voice on military issues in Washington and a staunch supporter of the auto industry back home in Michigan during his record tenure in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 87. The Harvard-educated civil rights attorney and...

Carl Levin, Michigan's longest-serving senator, dies at 87

Jul. 30, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Famous for gazing over eyeglasses worn on the end of his nose, Carl Levin seemed at ease wherever he went, whether attending a college football game back home in Michigan or taking on a multibillion-dollar corporation before cameras on Capitol Hill. ...

Harris releases strategy to tackle migration’s root causes

Jul. 29, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris said Thursday that efforts to address root causes of migration from three Central American countries won't produce immediate results as she unveiled a broad strategy that expands on principles the Biden administration previously outlined. ...