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Key dates in discovery of classified records tied to Biden

Feb. 01, 2023 11:36 AM EST

Key dates related to the discovery of classified documents tied to President Joe Biden, based on statements from the White House, the president, his attorneys and Attorney General Merrick Garland: — Jan. 20, 2017: Biden's two terms as vice president to President Barack Obama end. ...

Biden lawyer: FBI searches Biden's Rehoboth Beach, Del. home

Feb. 01, 2023 11:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI searched President Joe Biden's Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, home Wednesday as part of its investigation into the potential mishandling of classified documents, the president's personal lawyer said. The search, the third of a Biden site in less than two...

Past defeats on police reform bedevil newly divided Congress

Feb. 01, 2023 10:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before President Joe Biden made his first address to Congress in 2021, a graphic video was released of a Black man being killed at the hands of police. The country watched the now hauntingly familiar scene play out across its screens. Family members...

Biden lawyer: FBI conducting 'planned search' of Biden's Rehoboth home after classified docs found in other locations

Feb. 01, 2023 10:01 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden lawyer: FBI conducting 'planned search' of Biden's Rehoboth home after classified docs found in other locations.

Michelle Obama launching podcast based on 'Light We Carry'

Feb. 01, 2023 09:45 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michelle Obama’s recent celebrity-filled book tour is becoming a podcast. Audible announced Wednesday that the former first lady will launch the “Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast” on March 7. It’s based on Obama’s tour promoting “The Light We...

Austin in Philippines to discuss larger US military presence

Feb. 01, 2023 05:41 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was in the Philippines on Wednesday for talks about deploying U.S. forces and weapons in more Philippine military camps to ramp up deterrence against China’s increasingly aggressive actions toward Taiwan and in the disputed South China...

Santos steps down from House panels amid ethics issues

Jan. 31, 2023 19:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. George Santos of New York announced Tuesday he is temporarily stepping down from his two congressional committees, a move that comes amid a host of ethics issues and a day after he met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Santos has faced numerous...

Ex-California solar firm executive sentenced for $1B fraud

Jan. 31, 2023 19:05 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former executive of a California solar power company was sentenced Tuesday to 6 1/2 years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $620 million in restitution for his role in a $1 billion fraud scheme, federal prosecutors said. Ryan Guidry, 45, of Pleasant...

Appeals court upholds restraining order on Illinois gun ban

Jan. 31, 2023 18:53 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois appellate court on Tuesday upheld a temporary restraining order on enforcement of the state's three-week-old law banning semiautomatic weapons, enacted largely in response to the mass shooting at an Independence Day parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland...

Biden highlights grant for Hudson tunnel, takes aim at GOP

Jan. 31, 2023 18:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday showcased a $292 million mega grant that will be used to help build a new rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, part of a broader effort to draw a contrast between his economic vision and that of Republicans. ...