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GOP's new committee leaders prepare blitz of investigations

Nov. 29, 2022 00:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are promising aggressive oversight of the Biden administration once they assume the majority next year, with a particular focus on the business dealings of presidential son Hunter Biden, illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border and the originations of...

High court to hear arguments over Biden's deportation policy

Nov. 29, 2022 00:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute over a blocked Biden administration policy that would prioritize deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk. Republican-led states sued and won a nationwide court order that is...

'We the People' at heart of White House holiday decorations

Nov. 28, 2022 18:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — “We the People” is Jill Biden's holiday theme with White House decorations designed for “the people” to see themselves in the tree ornaments, mantel displays, mirrors and do-it-yourself creations that have turned the mansion's public spaces into a winter wonderland. ...

Stevenson announces bid for attorney general in Kentucky

Nov. 28, 2022 18:29 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker whose resume includes ministry work and a career in the military announced Monday that she will run for Kentucky attorney general next year. State Rep. Pam Stevenson, an attorney from Louisville, filed paperwork to begin running for the...

Ex-Border Patrol agent accused of killing 4 goes on trial

Nov. 28, 2022 18:11 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The capital murder trial began Monday of a former U.S. Border Patrol agent who confessed to killing four sex workers in South Texas, telling investigators he wanted to “clean up the streets” of his border hometown. If convicted of capital murder, Juan David...

UK's Rishi Sunak says 'golden era' with China over

Nov. 28, 2022 17:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak declared Monday that the U.K.'s “golden era” of ties with China was over in his first major speech on foreign policy, describing China's growing authoritarianism as a “systemic challenge to our values and interests." But Sunak...

US says Russia abruptly postpones arms control talks

Nov. 28, 2022 15:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday that Russia has abruptly and without explanation postponed the scheduled resumption of arms control talks this week. The State Department said Russia had “unilaterally postponed” a meeting of the Bilateral Consultative...

VA deaths report finds protocols not followed, issues remain

Nov. 28, 2022 15:27 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal investigation released Monday of a hot steam accident that killed two workers conducting maintenance on a boiler system at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Connecticut substantiates a whistleblower's allegations that employees did not follow proper protocols to...

Russian army chief in Syria meets Kurds over Turkey tensions

Nov. 28, 2022 15:13 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The chief of Russian forces in Syria has met with a Kurdish commander over threats by Turkey to launch a new incursion into northern Syria, a Kurdish spokesman and an Arab TV station said Monday. Siamand Ali, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces,...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Nov. 28, 2022 14:28 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 23 The Washington Post on regaining trust in the ethics of the U.S. Supreme Court Once again, the Supreme Court is finding its ethics under scrutiny. Last week, Justice Clarence Thomas...