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Challenges for Finkenauer after Iowa Senate ballot woes

May. 14, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Abby Finkenauer 's bid to clinch the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa was not supposed to be so fraught. Finkenauer, 33, is one of the more prominent Democrats in the state, earning a wunderkind reputation in the Legislature before...

Once conflicted, Biden embraces role as abortion defender

May. 05, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Soon after being elected to the U.S. Senate, Joe Biden was pulled aside by a Democratic colleague who wanted to know how he was going to vote on abortion. Biden explained that while he was personally opposed to abortion and would resist federal funding for the...

Long-serving US Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah dies at age 88

Apr. 24, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Orrin G. Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator in history and a fixture in Utah politics for more than four decades, has died at age 88. The retired senator's death Saturday was announced in a statement from his foundation, which did not specify a...

Long-serving Utah US Senator Orrin Hatch dies at age 88

Apr. 23, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Orrin G. Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator in history who was a fixture in Utah politics for more than four decades, died Saturday at age 88. His death was announced in a statement from his foundation, which did not specify a cause. ...

Pandemic relief money spent on hotel, ballpark, ski slopes

Mar. 23, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thanks to a sudden $140 million cash infusion, officials in Broward County, Florida, recently broke ground on a high-end hotel that will have views of the Atlantic Ocean and an 11,000-square-foot spa. In New York, Dutchess County pledged $12 million for...

Parent convicted in college bribery case asks to remain free

Mar. 18, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The head of a private equity firm and former Staples Inc. executive convicted of bribery and fraud charges for trying to pay more than $1.2 million to buy his three children's way into elite universities asked the court Friday to allow him to remain free pending his appeal. ...

Today in History

Mar. 14, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2022. There are 292 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 14, 1794, Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin, an invention that revolutionized America’s...