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Wisconsin's Johnson embraces controversy in reelection bid

Sep. 27, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Far from shying from his contrarian reputation, Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson is leaning into controversy as he runs for his third term. Johnson has called for the end of guaranteed money for Medicare and Social Security, two popular programs that...

Noted New Orleans social services group drops racist's name

Sep. 27, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans social services nonprofit long called the Kingsley House renamed itself Tuesday, dropping the name of a Victorian clergyman perhaps best remembered as the author of a children's fantasy novel but who held profoundly racist views. For 126 years it...

Senators push to reform police's cellphone tracking tools

Sep. 27, 2022 07:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights lawyers and Democratic senators are pushing for legislation that would limit U.S. law enforcement agencies’ ability to buy cellphone tracking tools to follow people’s whereabouts, including back years in time, and sometimes without a search warrant. ...

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes' path: From Yale to jail

Sep. 26, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Long before he assembled one of the largest far-right anti-government militia groups in U.S. history, before his Oath Keepers stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Stewart Rhodes was a promising Yale Law School graduate. He secured a clerkship on the Arizona...

Biden's mixed record forces some Dems into odd balancing act

Sep. 26, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Democratic House candidate Greg Landsman can tick off how his party's control of Congress and the White House has benefited his city. The bipartisan infrastructure deal will mean upgrades to the heavily traveled highway bridge linking Cincinnati with its airport...

Bills would curtail objections at future Jan. 6 vote counts

Sep. 26, 2022 08:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress have officially objected to the results in four of the last six presidential elections, a partisan practice that has been legal for over a century but became much more fraught after a violent mob of then-President Donald Trump’s supporters attacked the U.S....

Today in History: September 26, first presidential debate

Sep. 26, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 26, the 269th day of 2022. There are 96 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 26, 1960, the first-ever debate between presidential nominees took place as Democrat John F. Kennedy and...

Today in History: September 24, "60 Minutes" premieres

Sep. 24, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2022. There are 98 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 24, 1960, the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched at Newport News,...

'Let's have some music': Elton John plays White House

Sep. 23, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — “God bless you, let’s have some music,” said Elton John. With that, the White House South Lawn was transformed into a musical lovefest Friday night as John played a farewell gig to honor everyday “heroes” like teachers, nurses and AIDS activists. But as...

Homa's heroics turn close day into US rout in Presidents Cup

Sep. 23, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Max Homa never felt more energized over a big putt on a Friday, perhaps because he never had so many people who shared in the celebration. This is why making the Presidents Cup was the top of his wish list this year, and his latest afternoon heroics at Quail...