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EXPLAINER: How Trump ignored advisers, spread election lies

Dec. 21, 2022 05:40 AM EST

The executive summary of the House Jan. 6 committee’s report documents how then-President Donald Trump was repeatedly warned by those closest to him — Cabinet members, campaign officials and even family members — that claims he had lost his reelection due to fraud were false. But Trump spread...

Libyan accused in Lockerbie bombing appears in US court

Dec. 12, 2022 19:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than three decades after a bomb brought down Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing everyone aboard, a former Libyan intelligence official accused of making the explosive appeared Monday in federal court, charged with an act of international terrorism. ...

Libyan accused in Lockerbie bombing now in American custody

Dec. 12, 2022 05:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Libyan intelligence official accused of making the bomb that brought down Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 in an international act of terrorism has been taken into U.S. custody and will face federal charges in Washington, the Justice Department said Sunday....

Today in History: December 1, Ukraine chooses independence

Dec. 01, 2022 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2022. There are 30 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 1, 1991, Ukrainians voted overwhelmingly for independence from the Soviet Union. On this...

EXPLAINER: What are special counsels and what do they do?

Nov. 19, 2022 11:59 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The appointment of a special counsel to oversee the remainder of two significant investigations related to former President Donald Trump focuses fresh attention on the role such prosecutors have played in modern American history. In this case, Attorney General...

Misinformation and the midterm elections: What to expect

Nov. 03, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

Conspiracy theories about mail ballots. Anonymous text messages warning voters to stay home. Fringe social media platforms where election misinformation spreads with impunity. Misinformation about the upcoming midterm elections has been building for months, challenging election...