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Biden surveys flood damage in Kentucky, pledges more US help

Aug. 08, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

LOST CREEK, Ky. (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Monday witnessed the damage from deadly and devastating storms that have resulted in the worst flooding in Kentucky's history, as they visited the state to meet with families and first responders. At least 37...

China keeps up pressure on Taiwan with 4th day of drills

Aug. 07, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Sunday it carried out its fourth consecutive day of military drills in the air and sea around Taiwan in the wake of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the self-ruled island, despite international calls to calm the tensions. The People’s...

Biden team, Eli Lilly condemn new Indiana abortion ban

Aug. 06, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The administration of President Joe Biden and one of Indiana's largest employers have condemned the state's new ban on abortions, with the White House calling it another extreme attempt by Republicans to trample women's rights. Indiana on Friday became the first...

Biden tests negative for COVID, isolating until 2nd negative

Aug. 06, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday but will continue to isolate at the White House until a second negative test, his doctor said. Dr. Kevin O'Connor wrote in his latest daily update that the president, “in an abundance of caution,”...

Lightning strike near White House leaves 3 dead, 1 injured

Aug. 05, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A husband and wife from Wisconsin celebrating more than five decades of marriage were killed in a lightning strike outside the White House. A third victim was pronounced dead Friday evening, and one other is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. James...

EXPLAINER: What will it take to get Brittney Griner home?

Aug. 04, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that WNBA star Brittney Griner has been convicted of drug possession and sentenced to nine years in prison, attention turns to the prospect of a prisoner swap between the United States and Russia that could get her home. Secretary of State Antony Blinken went...

US-China ties on a precipice after Pelosi visit to Taiwan

Aug. 03, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S.-China relations are teetering on a precipice after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Pelosi received a rapturous welcome in Taipei and was applauded with strong bipartisan support in Washington, despite the Biden administration’s misgivings....

White House: Falling gas prices mean more than OPEC numbers

Aug. 03, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden traveled to Saudi Arabia last month on the possibility that he could get some additional oil production out of OPEC+ in coming weeks, but the cartel and other nations announced a scant increase Wednesday. The White House responded by stressing...

Biden signs executive order to protect travel for abortion

Aug. 03, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order that lays the groundwork for Medicaid to help women seeking abortions to travel between states to obtain access to the procedure. The details are still being worked out, and the administration faces a...

Brittney Griner back in Russian court on cannabis charge

Aug. 02, 2022 07:21 AM EDT

KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner was back in court on Tuesday for her trial for cannabis possession amid U.S. diplomatic efforts to secure her release. During the hearing, prosecutors called a state narcotics expert who analyzed cannabis found in...