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The Latest: Trump promises 'orderly transition' on Jan. 20

Jan. 7, 2021 4:01 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 3:55 a.m. President Donald Trump now says there “will be an orderly transition on January 20th” after Congress concluded the electoral vote count certifying President-elect...

Lawmakers evacuate the floor as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Chaos, violence, mockery as pro-Trump mob occupies Congress

Jan. 7, 2021 1:01 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Where are they?” a Trump supporter demanded in a crowd of dozens roaming the halls of the Capitol, bearing Trump flags and pounding on doors. They — lawmakers, staff members and more — were hiding under tables, hunkered in lockdowns, saying prayers and seeing...

Members of Congress inside House chamber told by police to put on gas masks after tear gas dispersed in Capitol Rotunda

Jan. 6, 2021 2:45 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress inside House chamber told by police to put on gas masks after tear gas dispersed in Capitol Rotunda.

Tear gas talk by Michigan lawmaker's aide leads to FBI visit

Jan. 6, 2021 10:59 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An FBI agent visited the home of a Michigan lawmaker's top aide after authorities were told that she had discussed the use of tear gas before the election. But Katie Reiter said the visit was because of a bizarre misunderstanding: She had been on the phone 10 days earlier in October...

President-elect Joe Biden campaigns in Atlanta, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, for Senate candidates Raphael Warnock, right, and Jon Ossoff, left. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Warnock makes history with Senate win as Dems near majority

Jan. 6, 2021 2:29 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the party's reach. A pastor who spent the past 15 years leading the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King...

FILE - This Feb. 8, 2018, file photo shows signs that mark the route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Deerfield, Va. The developers of the now-canceled Atlantic Coast Pipeline have laid out plans for how they want to go about unwinding the work that was done for the multistate natural gas project and restoring disturbed land. In a filing with federal regulators made public Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, the pipeline company proposed an approximately 24-month timeline for efforts across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Regulators get plan for undoing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Jan. 5, 2021 6:38 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The developers of the now-canceled Atlantic Coast Pipeline have laid out plans for how they want to go about unwinding the work that was done for the multistate natural gas project and restoring disturbed land. In a filing with federal regulators made public Tuesday, the pipeline...

FILE – This 2010 file photo shows Exelon Corp.'s Oyster Creek Generating Station in Lacey Township, N.J.  The company that's in the process of mothballing one of the nation's oldest nuclear power plants said on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, that it is interested in building a new next-generation nuclear reactor at the same site in New Jersey. (Peter Ackerman/The Asbury Park Press via AP, File)

New nuclear plant could rise at site of former one in NJ

Jan. 5, 2021 3:42 PM EST

LACEY, N.J. (AP) — The company that's in the process of mothballing one of the nation's oldest nuclear power plants says it is interested in building a new next-generation nuclear reactor at the same site in New Jersey. Holtec International last month received $147.5 million — $116 million of which...

People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. Asian shares were mixed Wednesday after a lackluster day on Wall Street, as the boost from President Donald Trump’s signing of the coronavirus relief package faded.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Asian shares mixed as boost from US stimulus package fades

Dec. 29, 2020 10:08 PM EST

Asian shares were mixed Wednesday after a lackluster day on Wall Street, as the boost from President Donald Trump’s signing of the coronavirus relief package faded. Benchmarks fell in Tokyo and Sydney but rose in Hong Kong, Seoul and Shanghai. The S&P 500 lost 0.2% on Tuesday, a day after major...

A pharmacist holds a bottle of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center in Lenox, Mass., Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. Health care workers and patients at nursing homes are part of the first phase of the introduction of the vaccine. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)

Highlights of COVID-19, government funding law taking effect

Dec. 29, 2020 12:22 AM EST

The massive, year-end catchall bill that President Donald Trump signed into law combines $900 billion in COVID-19 aid with a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill and reams of other unfinished legislation on taxes, energy, education and health care. Highlights of the measure with overall funding amounts and...

Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient Alford Washington, Sr., receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Alanna Williams at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System's gymnasium in New Orleans, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. Washington was part of the Pathfinder Unit in Vietnam where he survived a plane crash that killed 7 people in Oct. 28, 1967. He said he had no concerns receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. (Sophia Germer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)

Highlights of COVID-19, government funding law taking effect

Dec. 28, 2020 8:28 AM EST

The massive, year-end catchall bill that President Donald Trump signed into law combines $900 billion in COVID-19 aid with a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill and reams of other unfinished legislation on taxes, energy, education and health care. Highlights of the measure with overall funding amounts and...