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

May. 22, 2024 10:56 AM 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...

Proposed $2.8 billion settlement clears second step of NCAA approval. Big 12, ACC approve deal

May. 22, 2024 10:37 AM EDT

A potential multibillion-dollar settlement of an antitrust lawsuit cleared the second of a three-step NCAA approval process Tuesday, and the presidential boards of two of the five conferences named in the complaint voted to approve the deal. The NCAA Division I Board of Directors...

Judge in Trump classified documents case to hear more arguments on dismissing charges

May. 22, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense lawyers in the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump are due in court Wednesday for the first time since the judge indefinitely postponed the trial earlier this month. The case, one of four criminal...

Brown scores 20, Brink leads defensive stand in final seconds of Sparks' win over Mystics

May. 22, 2024 01:07 AM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Lexie Brown scored 20 points, rookie Cameron Brink led a defensive effort that three times did not allow a clear shot in the final possessions and the Los Angeles Sparks defeated the Washington Mystics 70-68 on Tuesday night. With Los Angeles (1-2) leading...

Small business owners are more undecided about the election than the general public

May. 21, 2024 17:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners are more undecided about the election than the general public. That's according to a new survey by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Voices. The group surveyed 1,259 small business owners from 47 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and Washington,...

Biden is releasing 1 million barrels of gasoline from a Northeast reserve in a bid to lower prices at the pump

May. 21, 2024 12:41 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden is releasing 1 million barrels of gasoline from a Northeast reserve in a bid to lower prices at the pump.

Election deniers moving closer to GOP mainstream, report shows, as Trump allies fill Congress

May. 21, 2024 10:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the hours after the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Ohio’s then-Republican senator, Rob Portman, voted to accept President Joe Biden’s win over the defeated former president, Donald Trump, despite Trump’s false allegations that Biden only won because of...

Off-duty police officer injured in shooting in Washington, DC

May. 20, 2024 15:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A off-duty police officer in Washington, D.C., was injured Monday afternoon when a suspect opened fire as the officer was driving to work. Metropolitan Police Department Chief Pamela Smith said the officer was on his way to the 4th District station just after noon...

Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to Maryland ban on rifles known as assault weapons

May. 20, 2024 14:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday declined, for now, to hear a challenge to a Maryland law banning certain semi-automatic firearms commonly referred to as assault weapons. The court did not elaborate on the denial, as is typical. It would have been unusual for the...

Biden condemns 'outrageous' arrest warrant request by international criminal court prosecutor for Israeli leaders

May. 20, 2024 12:49 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden condemns 'outrageous' arrest warrant request by international criminal court prosecutor for Israeli leaders.