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US says Russia aims to fabricate evidence in prison deaths

Aug. 04, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday said new intelligence suggests Russia is working to fabricate evidence concerning last week's deadly strike on a prison housing prisoners of war in a separatist region of eastern Ukraine. U.S. intelligence officials have determined that...

White House decries China rhetoric over Pelosi Taiwan visit

Aug. 01, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday decried Beijing's rhetoric over an expected visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, vowing the United States “will not take the bait or engage in saber rattling” and has no interest in increasing tensions with China. White...

Bumps, bipartisanship in long fight for semiconductor bill

Aug. 01, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five weeks ago, senior Biden administration aides gathered for their regular Thursday morning meeting about passing a bill to revive the U.S. computer chip sector, worried that it could be in peril. After 18 months, the bipartisan effort to provide $52 billion for...

White House: No need for tensions if Pelosi visits Taiwan

Jul. 29, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's no reason for China and the U.S. “to come to blows" should House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visit Taiwan during an Asia trip she is expected to make soon, the White House said Friday, underscoring the international tensions surrounding her travel plans. The...

Nigerian leader faces impeachment threats amid insecurity

Jul. 28, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Opposition lawmakers in Nigeria have threatened to impeach the country’s president Muhammadu Buhari over accusations he has failed to implement recommendations to end rising violence in the West African nation. The lawmakers in the Nigerian House of...

US files another labor complaint against Mexico

Jul. 21, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States on Thursday filed its fifth labor complaint about alleged violations of union organizing rights in Mexico. The complaint was filed under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade pact, which requires that Mexico enforce a law that says employees are...

Turning up heat, US targets Nicaraguan sugar imports

Jul. 21, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration dropped Nicaragua from a list of countries that can ship sugar to the United State at low import tax rates as the U.S. intensifies economic pressure on the authoritarian government of president Daniel Ortega. The U.S. hands out sugar...

Senate panel OKs NATO expansion, rushing to full Senate vote

Jul. 19, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee gave easy bipartisan approval Tuesday to admitting Finland and Sweden into NATO, as lawmakers aimed for quick Senate passage and a show of congressional support for expansion of the U.S. and European defense alliance in the face of Russia's...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jul. 16, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.; White House COVID-19 response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Preempted by coverage of the British Open. __ ...

Indiana sees big budget surplus jump as tax refund eyed

Jul. 15, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s surging tax collections over the past year have pushed state government’s budget surplus up more than 50% to about $6.1 billion as legislators prepare to take up a proposal for a second round of refund payments from that surplus, state officials announced Friday....