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Senate dodges US debt disaster, voting to extend borrowing

Oct. 07, 2021 22:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate dodged a U.S. debt disaster Thursday night, voting to extend the government’s borrowing authority into December and temporarily avert an unprecedented federal default that experts warned would devastate the economy and harm millions of Americans. ...

Third-party conservative challenges Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee

Oct. 05, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin launched a campaign Tuesday to challenge Republican Sen. Mike Lee in Utah, a conservative state where McMullin made inroads with voters uncomfortable with then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016. ...

Today in History

Oct. 02, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2021. There are 90 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 2, 1869, political and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Gandhi was born in Porbandar,...

Senate passes proposal for uniform "Made in America" labels

Sep. 16, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed a proposal from a Maine senator to create a standard for products that carry a “Made in America” label. Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine and Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah made the proposal, which passed...

Fiancé charged in death of SC woman reported missing

Aug. 26, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The fiancé of a South Carolina woman reported missing in March 2020 has been charged with her death. With the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force, the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office and the Gwinnett County Police Department,...

Afghanistan war unpopular amid chaotic pullout: AP-NORC poll

Aug. 19, 2021 08:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A significant majority of Americans doubt that the war in Afghanistan was worthwhile, even as the United States is more divided over President Joe Biden's handling of foreign policy and national security, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public...

Probe: Suspect fatally shot by Texas officer posed no threat

Aug. 05, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A murder suspect who was wielding a knife posed no immediate safety threat when a Texas police officer fatally shot him from as far as 20 feet away, state investigators said in charging the officer with assault. Forest Hill Officer Logan Barr,...

Lawmakers debate repealing Saddam-era war measures on Iraq

Aug. 03, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

The Biden administration encouraged lawmakers on Tuesday to finally repeal an authorization for military action in Iraq crafted when Saddam Hussein was still alive, rejecting Republican arguments it would further signal to Iran that the U.S. is retreating from the Middle East. ...

Senators behind $1T infrastructure plan show off their work

Aug. 03, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The senators who spent months stitching together a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package are now trying to sell it to the American people before a key vote expected this week that would push a long recognized national priority much closer to the finish line, after...

$1T infrastructure bill gets first action as senators dig in

Aug. 02, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought to speed up consideration of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Monday, promising that Democrats would work with Republicans to put together amendments for consideration this week. GOP senators cautioned that...