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Migrants in human smuggling case facing deportation hearings

Jan. 27, 2022 16:57 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Seven Indian nationals accused of illegally entering the United States in an alleged human smuggling case that left four dead have been released pending deportation hearings in front of an immigration judge, federal authorities said Thursday. Six of the migrants...

New step to curb tech giants' power advanced by Senate panel

Jan. 21, 2022 12:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has taken a new step toward reining in the market dominance of Big Tech. Bipartisan legislation advanced by a Senate panel would bar the dominant online platforms from favoring their own goods and services over those of rivals. It could, for example,...

Bipartisan U.S. Senate delegation travels to Ukraine

Jan. 17, 2022 09:11 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Seven U.S. senators are in Ukraine to meet with that country’s president and other officials. The bipartisan delegation consists of four Democrats — Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, Chris Murphy, Amy Klobuchar and Richard Blumenthal — and three Republicans — Rob...

Capitol Police Chief says force sure 'to get tested again'

Jan. 05, 2022 17:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, the new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police said Wednesday he is making progress in resolving “critical deficiencies” despite major staffing shortages and thousands of new threats to members of Congress. “We're going to...

Minnesota’s blood bank donations are at a 10-year low

Jan. 04, 2022 09:31 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials say Minnesota's blood bank donations are at a 10-year low. Red Cross spokeswoman Tonia Teasley says many people are not donating because they are worried about their own health during the coronavirus pandemic. Teasley says across the region blood...

US Senate confirms Menendez as federal judge in Minnesota

Dec. 19, 2021 15:54 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Magistrate Judge Kate M. Menendez has been confirmed by the Senate to fill Minnesota's federal court vacancy, the state's two senators announced over the weekend. Menendez was nominated by President Joe Biden in September. She appeared before the Senate...

Congress OKs bill giving Capitol Police power to call troops

Dec. 15, 2021 17:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Capitol Police Chief is poised to gain new authority to call National Guard troops to the Capitol under legislation that passed the House and Senate this week. The bipartisan bill, which cleared both chambers by voice vote, now heads to President Joe...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Dec. 12, 2021 07:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; William Taylor, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Gov. Andy...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Dec. 03, 2021 18:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Gov. Jared Polis, D-Colo. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes...

Roe 'settled' law? Justices' earlier assurances now in doubt

Dec. 03, 2021 07:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — During his confirmation to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh convinced Sen. Susan Collins that he thought a woman’s right to an abortion was “settled law,” calling the court cases affirming it “precedent on precedent” that could not be casually overturned. ...