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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Both sides play the blame game as virus relief talks stall

Aug. 13, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With talks on emergency coronavirus aid having stalled out, both sides played the blame game Thursday rather than make any serious moves to try to break their stalemate. Official Washington is emptying, national politics is consuming the airwaves and the chasm between the warring sides...

Frank Sensabaugh, also known as Frank Nitty, who is the leader of Black Lives Matter group, is released from the jail, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. He was marching from Milwaukee, Wis., to Washington, D.C., when he was arrested along with two other group leaders on same day near Warsaw, Indiana. (AP Photo/Times Union- Amanda Bridgman)

3 Milwaukee residents headed to DC event arrested in Indiana

Aug. 13, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — Three men who are members of a Milwaukee group that's marching to the nation's capital for a national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington were arrested in northern Indiana after police said they were blocking traffic on a highway. Frank David Sensabaugh, 30, Eric...

President Donald Trump calls for questions during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Radical or moderate? Trump paints Democratic ticket as both

Aug. 12, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An overzealous prosecutor trying to hide her crime-fighting past — who is also weak on crime. The most radical pick for vice president ever — but too moderate to energize progressive Democrats. President Donald Trump's campaign is struggling to define California Sen. Kamala...

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, right, accompanied by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, speaks to reporters following a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y. as they continue to negotiate a coronavirus relief package on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Can Trump aide Meadows move from deal breaker to deal-maker?

Aug. 12, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Meadows dropped to a knee in then-Speaker John Boehner's office, the still-new congressman apologizing for joining those trying to oust the Republican leader. Two years later, Meadows did it anyway, leading the House Freedom Caucus' push for Boehner's departure in 2015. Now, as...

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For Americans waiting on virus aid, no new relief in sight

Aug. 12, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans counting on emergency coronavirus aid from Washington may have to wait until fall. Negotiations over a new virus relief package have all but ended, with the White House and congressional leaders far apart on the size, scope and approach for shoring up households, re-opening...

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives for an event in the State Dining room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. A federal judge on Wednesday allowed the Education Department to move forward with new rules governing how schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual assault. DeVos said the ruling is “yet another victory for students and reaffirms that students’ rights under Title IX go hand in hand with basic American principles of fairness and due process.” (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Federal judge refuses to block campus sexual assault rules

Aug. 12, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday allowed the Education Department to move forward with new rules governing how schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual assault. The rules, which take effect Friday, expand the rights of the accused, narrow the definition of sexual harassment...

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, accompanied by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, right, speak to reporters following a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y. as they continue to negotiate a coronavirus relief package on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

What's keeping Washington from a virus deal, explained

Aug. 12, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes that talks on a huge COVID-19 relief deal would generate an agreement soon are fizzling, with both the Trump administration negotiating team and top congressional Democrats adopting hard lines and testy attitudes. Now that President Donald Trump has issued a series of executive...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington.  A federal appeals court hears arguments on whether a judge can be ordered to dismiss the criminal case against former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn now that the Justice Department no longer wants to pursue it.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Appeals court seems wary of ordering dismissal of Flynn case

Aug. 11, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington appeared inclined Tuesday to let a judge decide on his own whether to grant the Justice Department's request to dismiss the criminal case against former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn. Many members of the court expressed...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate in Westerville, Ohio. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden has chosen Harris as his running mate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

The Latest: Sarah Palin offers running mate advice to Harris

Aug. 11, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden's selection of California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is congratulating Kamala Harris on the historic nature of being selected as Joe...

Members of the U.S. Secret Service stand guard outside the James Brady Press Briefing Room as President Donald Trump holds a news conference at the White House, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Washington. Trump briefly left because of a security incident outside the fence of the White House. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

AP sources: Man shot near White House had shouted threats

Aug. 11, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man shot and wounded by a uniformed Secret Service officer, prompting President Donald Trump to be abruptly escorted out of a briefing room during a televised news conference, had been threatening to kill people near the White House, two officials familiar with the matter said Tuesday....