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Biden speaks at vigil honoring victims of gun violence

Dec. 07, 2022 21:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden called again Wednesday for a ban on so-called assault weapons as he spoke at a vigil honoring victims of gun violence, an event taking place nearly 10 years since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, that spurred a new...

US appeals ruling that would lift asylum restrictions

Dec. 07, 2022 21:24 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. government said Wednesday it is appealing a court ruling that would lift asylum restrictions that have become the cornerstone of border enforcement in recent years. But there was no indication that the appeal would scuttle a Dec. 21 deadline set by a...

1st US floating offshore wind auction nets $757M in bids

Dec. 07, 2022 19:34 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The first-ever U.S. auction of leases to develop commercial-scale floating wind farms in the deep waters off the West Coast attracted $757 million in winning bids Wednesday from mostly European companies, in a project watched by other regions and countries just getting their...

Warnock win makes it official: Georgia is a '24 battleground

Dec. 07, 2022 18:05 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Fresh off Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock’s runoff victory, Georgia Democrats are embracing — and Republicans are reluctantly accepting — the state’s transition from GOP stronghold to a premier battleground as the political calendar turns to the 2024 presidential cycle. ...

Emhoff: 'I'm in pain right now' over rising antisemitism

Dec. 07, 2022 18:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, said Wednesday that he is “in pain right now” over rising antisemitism in the United States but will keep speaking out against it and other forms of bigotry and hate for “as long as I have this microphone.” ...

Interior secretary: `Unacceptable' to mine near famed swamp

Dec. 07, 2022 17:22 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A member of President Joe Biden's Cabinet is urging Georgia officials to deny permits for a proposed mine near the edge of the famed Okefenokee Swamp and its vast wildlife refuge, saying the plan poses “unacceptable risk” to the swamp's fragile ecology. ...

Warnock delivers 51-seat Senate for Democrats, and much more

Dec. 07, 2022 16:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Senate Democrats, an oh-so-slim 51-49 majority never sounded so good. Sen. Raphael Warnock’s victory in swing-state Georgia gives Democrats a welcome “lift,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday at the Capitol -- newly confident of...

Ukraine ex-lawmaker, alleged Russian agent, faces US charges

Dec. 07, 2022 15:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Ukrainian lawmaker who U.S. authorities say acted as a Russian agent for over a decade and tried to influence the 2020 presidential election through meetings with Rudy Giuliani has been criminally charged in New York in connection with purchases of luxury Beverly Hills...

Biden signs #MeToo law curbing confidentiality agreements

Dec. 07, 2022 14:42 PM EST

President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed legislation curbing the use of confidentiality agreements that block victims of sexual harassment from speaking publicly about misconduct in the workplace. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden had acted on the bipartisan...

Tagovailoa, Zaporizhzhia make list of most mangled words

Dec. 07, 2022 11:46 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — “Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa explained the significance of the Chicxulub impact crater to actor Domhnall Gleeson over a drink of negroni sbagliato in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia," is the kind of sentence that just might tie your tongue up in knots. ...