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Biden thanks Kenya's Ruto for sending police to Haiti and defends keeping US forces from the mission

May. 23, 2024 14:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday expressed deep appreciation to Kenyan President William Ruto for the coming deployment of Kenyan police forces to help quell gang violence in Haiti and he defended his decision to withhold American forces from the mission in the beleaguered...

Rutgers, Northwestern defend deals with student protesters: 'We had to get the encampment down'

May. 23, 2024 14:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidents of Northwestern and Rutgers universities defended their decisions to end pro-Palestinian encampments through negotiations rather than police force, telling a House committee on Thursday that they defused the danger without ceding ground to protesters. ...

Pennsylvania Rep. Dwight Evans says he's recovering from a minor stroke

May. 23, 2024 14:24 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans of Philadelphia said Thursday that he is in a rehabilitation facility recovering from a minor stroke, and plans to return to voting in Washington in about six weeks. Evans, a Democrat serving his fourth term, said he is having...

Biden administration pushes tech industry to disrupt growing market of abusive sexual images made with AI

May. 23, 2024 09:11 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden administration pushes tech industry to disrupt growing market of abusive sexual images made with AI.

Nikki Haley says she will vote for Donald Trump following their disputes during Republican primary

May. 22, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

Nikki Haley said Wednesday that she will be voting for Donald Trump in the general election, a notable show of support given their intense and often personal rivalry during the Republican primary calendar. But Haley also made it clear that she feels Trump has work to do to win over...

Second flag carried by Jan. 6 rioters displayed outside house owned by Justice Alito, report says

May. 22, 2024 18:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second flag of a type carried by rioters during the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was displayed outside a house owned by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, The New York Times reported Wednesday. An “Appeal to Heaven” flag was flown outside...

Congress aims to overhaul presidential ethics rules with a plan led by an unlikely pair of lawmakers

May. 22, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House on Wednesday would require presidents and vice presidents to publicly disclose tax returns before, during and after their time in the White House as Congress makes an election-year push to curb foreign influence in American...

Republican National Committee’s headquarters evacuated after vials of blood are addressed to Trump

May. 22, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee's Washington headquarters was briefly evacuated on Wednesday as police investigated two vials of blood that had been addressed to former President Donald Trump following the presumptive presidential nominee's takeover of the national party...

Heated hearing in classified documents case as lawyer for Trump co-defendant challenges prosecutors

May. 22, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — A lawyer for Donald Trump's personal valet took aim at the conduct of prosecutors in the classified documents case in a heated hearing Wednesday, the first since a judge indefinitely postponed the trial. Stanley Woodward, a lawyer for Walt Nauta, said...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 22, 2024 14:41 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 17 The Washington Post on Trump's promises of tax cuts and deregulation Even after all the alarming antics former president Donald Trump has engaged in over the past decade, it was...