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President Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11

Jan. 30, 2023 20:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden informed Congress on Monday that he will end the twin national emergencies for addressing COVID-19 on May 11, as most of the world has returned closer to normalcy nearly three years after they were first declared. The move to end the national...

Ex-Twitter execs to testify on block of Hunter Biden story

Jan. 30, 2023 13:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Twitter employees are expected to testify next week before the House Oversight Committee about the social media platform’s handling of reporting on President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden. The scheduled testimony, confirmed by the committee Monday, will...

Trump investigations: Georgia prosecutor ups anticipation

Jan. 30, 2023 11:59 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Donald Trump and his allies have been put on notice by a prosecutor, but the warning didn’t come from anyone at the Justice Department. It was from a Georgia prosecutor who indicated she was likely to seek criminal charges soon in a two-year...

Treasury to increase borrowing amid debt ceiling standoff

Jan. 30, 2023 16:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Monday it plans to increase its borrowing during the first three months of 2023, even as the federal government is bumping up against a $31.4 trillion limit on its legal borrowing authority. The U.S. plans to borrow $932 billion during...

'Amtrak Joe' Biden hails plans for big East Coast tunnel fix

Jan. 30, 2023 18:51 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Greeted by the cheerful blare of a train horn, President Joe Biden stood Monday before a decrepit rail tunnel that he estimated he's been through 1,000 times — fearing for decades it might collapse. “For years, people talked about fixing this tunnel,” Biden...

France doesn't rule out sending warplanes to Ukraine

Jan. 30, 2023 18:43 PM EST

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that France doesn’t exclude sending fighter jets to Ukraine, but laid out multiple conditions before such a significant step might be taken. France has sent Ukraine air-defense systems, rocket launcher units,...

Blinken urges Israel-Palestinian calm as violence soars

Jan. 30, 2023 12:43 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Israel and the Palestinians on Monday to ease tensions following a spike in violence that has put the region on edge. The bloodshed has alarmed the Biden administration as it attempts to find common ground with Israeli Prime Minister...

Congressional candidate accused of campaign violation

Jan. 30, 2023 15:02 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican candidate for a western North Carolina congressional seat in 2020 has been accused by federal prosecutors of a campaign finance violation, and she's signed a plea agreement, court records say. Lynda Bennett is charged with willingly and knowingly...

Trump lawsuit claims Woodward audiobook violates copyright

Jan. 30, 2023 21:17 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Monday against journalist Bob Woodward, claiming he never had permission to publicly release interview recordings made for the book “Rage.” The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Pensacola, Florida, against...

Classified docs probe pushes Biden think tank into spotlight

Jan. 29, 2023 07:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Joe Biden contemplated his next move in 2017 after decades in government, he considered a familiar path — creating a Washington-based think tank to focus on international affairs and diplomacy. It proved an easy sell and a lucrative one, too. Soft landings in...

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Asian shares fall in muted trading ahead of Fed meeting

Jan. 30, 2023 23:05 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly fell in muted trading Tuesday as investors awaited decisions on interest rates and earnings reports from around the world. Traders were awaiting the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision on interest rates, expected on Wednesday. They are also watching...

President Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11

Jan. 30, 2023 20:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden informed Congress on Monday that he will end the twin national emergencies for addressing COVID-19 on May 11, as most of the world has returned closer to normalcy nearly three years after they were first declared. The move to end the national...

'Amtrak Joe' Biden hails plans for big East Coast tunnel fix

Jan. 30, 2023 18:51 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Greeted by the cheerful blare of a train horn, President Joe Biden stood Monday before a decrepit rail tunnel that he estimated he's been through 1,000 times — fearing for decades it might collapse. “For years, people talked about fixing this tunnel,” Biden...

France doesn't rule out sending warplanes to Ukraine

Jan. 30, 2023 18:43 PM EST

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that France doesn’t exclude sending fighter jets to Ukraine, but laid out multiple conditions before such a significant step might be taken. France has sent Ukraine air-defense systems, rocket launcher units,...

Louisiana special session to tackle insurance crisis begins

Jan. 30, 2023 17:58 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As insurers in Louisiana flee the state and residents face exorbitant, and in some cases unaffordable, property insurance costs lawmakers returned to the Capitol Monday for a special legislative session to address the ongoing crisis. In a state decimated by...

Dems urge Biden to halt aid to Peru over protest crackdown

Jan. 30, 2023 17:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A group of House Democrats is urging the Biden administration to suspend all U.S. security assistance to Peru over a “pattern of repression” of antigovernment protests that has resulted in more than 50 civilian deaths. The letter, sent Monday and a copy of which...

White House: President Biden to end COVID-19 emergency declarations on May 11 as US adjusts to living with virus

Jan. 30, 2023 17:37 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House: President Biden to end COVID-19 emergency declarations on May 11 as US adjusts to living with virus.

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 30, 2023 17:34 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 29 The Washington Post on violent policing No decent citizen could fail to be appalled by the video, released Friday, showing Memphis police officers beating a 29-year-old Black man,...

Russian millionaire on trial in hack, insider trade scheme

Jan. 30, 2023 17:11 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A wealthy Russian businessman and associates made tens of millions of dollars by cheating the stock market in an elaborate scheme that involved hacking into U.S. computer networks to steal insider information about companies such as Microsoft and Tesla, a prosecutor told jurors on...

McDaniel challenges Mississippi lt. governor in GOP primary

Jan. 30, 2023 16:47 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Chris McDaniel — a four-term Mississippi legislator who has lost two races for U.S. Senate in the past decade, including a bitter 2014 election that he refused to concede — announced Monday that he will try to unseat Republican Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann in this year's...