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Biden to join governor to survey flood damage in Kentucky

Aug. 08, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and the first lady are expected to join Gov. Andy Beshear and his wife, Britainy, as they meet with families and view damage from storms that have created the worst flooding in Kentucky's history. At least 37 people have died since last month's...

More storms forecasted for flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky

Aug. 07, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The National Weather Service extended a flood watch through Sunday evening for areas of eastern Kentucky ravaged by high water more than a week ago and said there's a threat of thunderstorms in the region for much of the coming week. There's a “persistent...

Biden leaves White House for 1st time since getting COVID-19

Aug. 07, 2022 13:00 PM EDT

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — Ending his most recent COVID-19 isolation, President Joe Biden on Sunday left the White House for the first time since becoming infected with the coronavirus last month, settling in for a reunion with first lady Jill Biden in their home state of Delaware. ...

More storms bring renewed flood threat in hard-hit Kentucky

Aug. 05, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

Thunderstorms on Friday brought a renewed threat of flooding to parts of Kentucky ravaged by high water a week ago. The National Weather Service issued a flood watch through Saturday morning for nearly the entire state. As residents continued cleaning up from the late...

Biden heading to Kentucky to see flood damage, meet families

Aug. 05, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to eastern Kentucky on Monday to survey the damage from last week's devastating floods and meet with those affected. The White House announced Friday that the Bidens would join Gov. Andy Beshear and his...

Jill Biden carries out new mission in 2nd year as first lady

Aug. 04, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden barnstormed the country during her debut year as first lady as if on a one-woman mission to help her husband's administration tackle the problem of the moment: getting people vaccinated and boosted against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. New headwinds...

Senate approves bill to aid vets exposed to toxic burn pits

Aug. 02, 2022 21:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill enhancing health care and disability benefits for millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pits won final approval in the Senate on Tuesday, ending a brief stalemate over the measure that had infuriated advocates and inspired some to camp outside the Capitol. ...

Jill Biden on teaching as first lady: 'Knew I could do both'

Aug. 02, 2022 08:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden says she didn't doubt that she could keep teaching as first lady and overcame the skepticism that she could handle both jobs by instructing her staff to “figure it out.” In a new interview in the September issue of Real Simple magazine, the first...

Biden's COVID sequel: back on the balcony, dog for company

Aug. 01, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s back to the White House balcony and the Treaty Room for President Joe Biden as he contends with a “rebound” case of COVID-19. Trapped in the White House for the second time in as many weeks, the president knows the drill this time: He’s got an office...

Biden tests positive for COVID-19, returns to isolation

Jul. 30, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again Saturday, slightly more than three days after he was cleared to exit coronavirus isolation, the White House said, in a rare case of “rebound” following treatment with an anti-viral drug. White House...