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G7 leaders agree to lend Ukraine billions backed by Russia's frozen assets. Here's how it will work

Jun. 13, 2024 00:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies have agreed to engineer a $50 billion loan to help Ukraine in its fight for survival that would use interest earned on profits from Russia’s frozen central bank assets as collateral. Details of the deal were...

Trump is returning to Capitol Hill to meet with Republican lawmakers, a first since Jan. 6 attack

Jun. 13, 2024 00:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is making a triumphant return to Capitol Hill to meet with House and Senate Republicans, his first since sending the mob to “fight like hell” ahead of the Jan.6, 2021 attack, as GOP lawmakers find themselves newly energized and reinvigorated by his bid to retake...

Hollywood's A-listers are lining up behind Joe Biden. Will their support matter in November?

Jun. 13, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Robert De Niro showed up outside a Manhattan courthouse to decry Donald Trump as his New York hush money trial was winding down, it sparked a life-imitates-art screaming match with a nearby group of the former president's supporters. “You are gangsters!”...

Democrats are forcing a vote on women's right to IVF in an election-year push on reproductive care

Jun. 13, 2024 00:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are seeking to highlight Republicans' resistance to legislation that would make it a right nationwide for women to access in vitro fertilization and other fertility treatments, holding a vote on the matter Thursday as part of Senate Majority Leader Chuck...

Senate confirms new energy regulators, extending Biden's grip on panel that backs renewable energy

Jun. 13, 2024 00:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's grip on a key federal energy commission will last beyond his first term, giving a boost to the Democrat's push for renewable energy regardless of the election results in November. The Senate moved to ensure that political reality as lawmakers...

Biden and Zelenskyy will sign a security deal, as G7 leaders agree to use Russian cash to help Kyiv

Jun. 12, 2024 17:27 PM EDT

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) — President Joe Biden and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will sign a bilateral security agreement between the U.S. and Ukraine on Thursday when they meet on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in Italy, as negotiators for the group have reached an agreement on how to...

House votes to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt for withholding Biden audio

Jun. 12, 2024 20:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over audio of President Joe Biden’s interview in his classified documents case, Republicans' latest and strongest rebuke of the Justice Department as partisan...

President Joe Biden faces first lawsuit over new asylum crackdown at the border

Jun. 12, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of immigrant advocacy groups sued the Biden administration on Wednesday over President Joe Biden’s recent directive that effectively halts asylum claims at the southern border, saying it differs little from a similar move by the Trump administration that was...

The Trump campaign opens a new outreach office in a heavily Latino part of Pennsylvania

Jun. 12, 2024 21:21 PM EDT

READING, Pa. (AP) — The pastor opened with a prayer in Spanish, asking that the Lord's spirit and guidance direct the proceedings without offering an English translation. Most of the around 50 attendees were white and weren't appearing to follow along, though they knew enough to sing out...

Runner-up criticizes Nevada GOP Senate nominee Sam Brown while other former rivals back him

Jun. 12, 2024 22:09 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The bitter primary that saw nearly a dozen Republican Senate candidates swipe at retired Army Capt. Sam Brown is fading out of view for some, who say their quest to take down incumbent Democrat Sen. Jacky Rosen trumps any intra-party grievances from the past 11 months. ...

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Democrats are forcing a vote on women's right to IVF in an election-year push on reproductive care

Jun. 13, 2024 00:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are seeking to highlight Republicans' resistance to legislation that would make it a right nationwide for women to access in vitro fertilization and other fertility treatments, holding a vote on the matter Thursday as part of Senate Majority Leader Chuck...

Republican candidates for Utah's open US House seat split on aid for Ukraine

Jun. 13, 2024 00:34 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — All five Republicans battling for Utah's only open U.S. House seat agreed in a debate Wednesday that they see an urgent need to reduce federal spending, but only some said cutting military aid to Ukraine would be an effective way to achieve that goal. The...

Trump is returning to Capitol Hill to meet with Republican lawmakers, a first since Jan. 6 attack

Jun. 13, 2024 00:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is making a triumphant return to Capitol Hill to meet with House and Senate Republicans, his first since sending the mob to “fight like hell” ahead of the Jan.6, 2021 attack, as GOP lawmakers find themselves newly energized and reinvigorated by his bid to retake...

Today in History: June 13, Johnson nominates Marshall to become first Black Supreme Court justice

Jun. 13, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 13, the 165th day of 2024. There are 201 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 13, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first...

Presidential election a prime target for foreign disinformation, intelligence officials say

Jun. 12, 2024 21:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials who track disinformation campaigns say they have issued more warnings to political candidates, government leaders and others targeted by foreign groups in recent months as America's adversaries seek to influence the outcome of the 2024 election. ...

President Joe Biden faces first lawsuit over new asylum crackdown at the border

Jun. 12, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of immigrant advocacy groups sued the Biden administration on Wednesday over President Joe Biden’s recent directive that effectively halts asylum claims at the southern border, saying it differs little from a similar move by the Trump administration that was...

House votes to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt for withholding Biden audio

Jun. 12, 2024 20:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over audio of President Joe Biden’s interview in his classified documents case, Republicans' latest and strongest rebuke of the Justice Department as partisan...

New Jersey's top federal prosecutor testifies for government in Sen. Bob Menendez prosecution

Jun. 12, 2024 19:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey’s top federal prosecutor testified Wednesday at Sen. Bob Menendez 's bribery trial that the Democrat sought to discuss the prosecution of a New Jersey real estate developer with him before recommending him to the post after Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential...

Native American tribe is on a preservation mission as it celebrates trust status for ancestral lands

Jun. 12, 2024 19:21 PM EDT

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — When the sprawling Alamo Ranch first went up for sale nearly a decade ago, it was advertised as a working cattle ranch with incredible wildlife habitat and superb potential for development and recreation not far from New Mexico's largest metropolitan area. ...

Biden and Zelenskyy will sign a security deal, as G7 leaders agree to use Russian cash to help Kyiv

Jun. 12, 2024 17:27 PM EDT

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) — President Joe Biden and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will sign a bilateral security agreement between the U.S. and Ukraine on Thursday when they meet on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in Italy, as negotiators for the group have reached an agreement on how to...