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Biden names major Democratic donors as UK, Denmark envoys

Jan. 19, 2022 11:01 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his intention to nominate prominent Democratic fundraiser Jane Hartley to serve as ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and major donor Alan Leventhal to serve as his envoy to Denmark. The White House...

Biden year one takeaways: Grand ambitions, humbling defeats

Jan. 18, 2022 11:10 AM EST

Joe Biden's long arc in public life has always had one final ambition: to sit behind the Resolute Desk of the Oval Office. He achieved it — albeit, at 78, as the oldest person to assume the presidency. After the turbulence and chaos of his predecessor, Donald Trump, Biden was seen...

Timeline of NBA in 1980s as league celebrates 75th season

Jan. 17, 2022 10:46 AM EST

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1980s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: Feb. 22, 1980: The U.S. men’s ice hockey team beats the Soviet Union 4-3 in the...

Federal judge declines to halt upcoming Oklahoma executions

Jan. 14, 2022 15:07 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge on Friday declined to temporarily halt the executions of two Oklahoma inmates who are scheduled to die in the coming weeks. In his order, U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot wrote that inmates Donald Grant and Gilbert Postelle were not likely to...

Harry Reid buried in family ceremony in Searchlight, Nevada

Jan. 13, 2022 19:33 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The late Sen. Harry Reid was buried Thursday at a desert cemetery in his hometown of Searchlight, Nevada, following a week of ceremonies in Las Vegas and at the U.S. Capitol that honored his decades shaping state and national policies. Family members wanted the...

Ex-hedge fund CEO enters topsy-turvy Senate GOP primary race

Jan. 13, 2022 07:06 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — After several months of positioning himself to run, ex-hedge fund CEO David McCormick is entering Pennsylvania's campaign for U.S. Senate, bringing a glittering resume and high-level connections across government, finance and politics to a topsy-turvy GOP primary field in...

'Why lie to me?' Senate race rivals attack carpetbaggery

Jan. 12, 2022 20:27 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The title of “Pennsylvanian” may not carry quite the cachet of declarations of fighting socialists or getting tough on China, but it's increasingly the go-to weapon for Republican primary candidates in one of the nation's premier U.S. Senate contests. A...

Biden pays silent tribute as Reid lies in state at Capitol

Jan. 12, 2022 20:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The late Sen. Harry Reid was remembered Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol as a “legendary leader,” a hardscrabble Democrat who rose from poverty in a dusty Nevada mining town to deliver landmark legislation from the Senate's most powerful position. President Joe...

GOP steps up bid to persuade Hogan to run for Senate in Md.

Jan. 11, 2022 16:46 PM EST

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans are stepping up a personal campaign to persuade Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to run for the Senate and help the party's chances of regaining control of the chamber. The recruitment effort has included McConnell's wife,...

Rep. Ed Perlmutter won't seek reelection, 26th Dem to retire

Jan. 10, 2022 15:02 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter on Monday announced he won't seek reelection in a competitive district in Denver's western suburbs, making him the 26th Democrat to retire from the House before an election cycle that's expected to be difficult for their party. First...