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Jan. 6 takeaways: 'Heated' Trump, Pence's near miss with mob

Jun. 29, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection used its latest public hearing on Thursday to focus on the pressure that then-President Donald Trump put on his vice president, Mike Pence, to delay or reject the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory on Jan....

Mystics make 15 3-pointers in 92-74 victory over Dream

Jun. 29, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Natasha Cloud scored 18 points, Ariel Atkins added 15 and the Washington Mystics made 15 3-pointers in a 92-74 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday night. Washington was 8 of 12 from 3-point range in the first half to help build a 52-32 lead. Atkins and Cloud...

Aide: Trump dismissed Jan. 6 threats, wanted to join crowd

Jun. 29, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump rebuffed his own security’s warnings about armed protesters in the Jan. 6 rally crowd and made desperate attempts to join his supporters as they marched to the Capitol, according to dramatic new testimony before the House committee investigating the 2021...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 28, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Corbin strikes out 12, Nationals rally to beat Pirates 3-1

Jun. 28, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Corbin matched a career high with 12 strikeouts, Yadiel Hernandez delivered a go-ahead two-run double, and the Washington Nationals rallied in the eighth inning for the second straight game, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 Tuesday night. Corbin (4-10)...

Trump painted in testimony as volatile, angry president

Jun. 28, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump learned his attorney general had publicly rejected his election fraud claims, he heaved his lunch at the wall with such force that the porcelain plate shattered and ketchup streamed down. On the morning of Jan. 6, 2021, consumed by...

US officials announce more steps against monkeypox outbreak

Jun. 28, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Reacting to a surprising and growing monkeypox outbreak, U.S. health officials on Tuesday expanded the group of people recommended to get vaccinated against the monkeypox virus. They also said they are providing more monkeypox vaccine, working to expand testing, and...

Cassidy Hutchinson, Trump White House aide, now in spotlight

Jun. 28, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year and a half after the deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection, the most memorable recounting of former President Donald Trump's behavior that day came from a young woman who had graduated from college just a few years earlier. Cassidy Hutchinson gave two hours of...

Biden team strains to flex muscles in abortion fight

Jun. 28, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's top health official said Tuesday that “every option is on the table” when it comes to helping women access abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. But the gap between outrage over the ruling and the...

US Senate sergeant-at-arms during Capitol riot dies at 71

Jun. 28, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Stenger, who served as the U.S. Senate’s sergeant-at-arms and resigned after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, has died. He was 71. Stenger died Monday of natural causes, according to two people familiar with the matter. One of the people said he...