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Biden bound for global summits as domestic agenda in limbo

Oct. 28, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden promised to show the world that democracies can work to meet the challenges of the 21st century. As he prepares to push that message at a pair of global summits, his case could hinge on what's happening in Washington, where he is rushing to finalize a...

Presidents and popes over the years: Gifts, gaffes, grief

Oct. 28, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden meets with Pope Francis on Friday, he won’t kiss the ring. Biden, who has met with Francis three times and with two previous popes, has said he eschews the traditional sign of respect because his mother told him not to —...

Biden pitches $1.75T plan at Capitol, trying to unite Dems

Oct. 28, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden traveled to Capitol Hill early Thursday to make the case to House Democrats for a dramatically scaled-back domestic policy package, $1.75 trillion of social services and climate change programs the White House believes can pass the 50-50 Senate. ...

Paid family leave falls out of Biden bill as tempers rise

Oct. 27, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democrats signaled a deal is within reach on President Joe Biden's big domestic bill but momentum fizzled and tempers flared late Wednesday as a paid family leave proposal fell out and a billionaires' tax appeared scrapped, mostly to satisfy a pivotal member of the...

Red Wings erase two-goal deficit, beat Capitals in overtime

Oct. 27, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robby Fabbri tied it early in the third period, captain Dylan Larkin scored in overtime and the Detroit Red Wings came back to beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 Wednesday night. Larkin beat Vitek Vanecek 1:37 into OT on a goal assisted on by impressive...

Not a trick: No White House treats for Halloween this year

Oct. 27, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ghosts and goblins can scratch the White House from their trick or treating routes this year. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will be in Europe on Halloween and won't be at the White House to help hand out candy and other treats. ...

White House skeptical Iran ready to restart nuclear talks

Oct. 27, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Wednesday responded skeptically after Iran's chief negotiator announced that Tehran was ready to return to nuclear negotiations in Vienna by the end of next month. Ali Bagheri, Iran's deputy foreign minister and chief negotiator for...

McConnell backs ex-football star Walker for Georgia Senate

Oct. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday endorsed Herschel Walker for the Senate in Georgia, lending the clout of the highest-ranking elected GOP official in the country to the candidacy of a former football star whose turbulent personal history could create...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 27, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 22 The Toronto Star on Glasgow climate summit and the credibility of governments: As we noted on Friday, the prospects for COP26, the United Nations climate...

Half its original size, Biden's big plan in race to finish

Oct. 27, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Half its original size, President Joe Biden's big domestic policy plan is being pulled apart and reconfigured as Democrats edge closer to satisfying their most reluctant colleagues and finishing what's now about a $1.75 trillion package. How to pay...