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Jill Biden heads to Latin America before hemispheric summit

May. 17, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden will visit Ecuador, Costa Rica and Panama this week to help lay the groundwork as the United States finalizes arrangements for a hemisphere-wide summit being held in Los Angeles in June, the White House announced Tuesday. The first lady departs...

US to ease a few economic sanctions against Venezuela

May. 17, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United States government is moving to ease a few economic sanctions on Venezuela in a gesture meant to encourage resumed negotiations between the U.S.-backed opposition and the government of President Nicolás Maduro. The limited changes will allow...

Printing error affects mailed ballots in Pennsylvania county

May. 17, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

An error by a company that prints ballots for several Pennsylvania counties made thousands of mail-in ballots unreadable Tuesday as voters were deciding hotly contested primaries for governor and U.S. Senate in one of the nation's most important battleground states. Officials in...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 17, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 15 The Washington Post says that, with midterms coming up, Democrats must act now to have a big impact on financial regulation President Biden likes to tout his role as “Sheriff...

Republican Senate candidates promote 'replacement' theory

May. 17, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Several mainstream Republican Senate candidates are drawing on the “great replacement” conspiracy theory once confined to the far-right fringes of U.S. politics to court voters this campaign season, promoting the baseless notion that there is a plot to diminish the influence...

Live updates | Ukraine official: 7 killed in Donetsk region

May. 17, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Seven civilians have been killed in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region as a result of Russian attacks, the Ukrainian regional governor says. Pavlo Kyrylenko wrote in a Telegram post that Tuesday's Russian attacks killed seven civilians of the Donbas: two in...

In Buffalo, Biden mourns victims, says 'evil will not win'

May. 17, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

BUFFALO (AP) — President Joe Biden mourned with Buffalo’s grieving families on Tuesday, then exhorted the nation to reject what he angrily labeled the poison of white supremacy. He said the nation must “reject the lie” of the racist “replacement theory” espoused by the shooter who...

Lawsuit seeks $2.4M damages from Wisconsin fake GOP electors

May. 17, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin Democratic electors and a voter on Tuesday sued Republicans who attempted to cast electoral ballots for Donald Trump in 2020 despite Joe Biden's victory in the battleground state. Their lawsuit filed in Dane County Circuit Court alleges a...

Pennsylvania governor race divides Republicans, unites Dems

May. 17, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — As Pennsylvania Republicans prepare to choose a nominee for governor Tuesday, some party officials are twisted in knots over the possibility of a primary victory by a candidate many see as too far to the right to win statewide this fall. Doug Mastriano, a...

5-term Idaho attorney general in tough GOP primary battle

May. 17, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s five-term Republican attorney general has handled his duties in the deeply conservative state for 20 years with a strategy he describes as calling legal “balls and strikes.” He's facing two challengers who see a more activist role for the office. ...