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President Donald Trump listens during a ceremony to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former football coach Lou Holtz, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump aide banned from Justice after trying to get case info

Dec. 3, 2020 4:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The official serving as President Donald Trump’s eyes and ears at the Justice Department has been banned from the building after trying to pressure staffers to give up sensitive information about election fraud and other matters she could relay to the White House, three people...

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2020 file photo, Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, introduces Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden during a campaign event in Independence, Iowa. President-elect Joe Biden is eyeing several Democrats who lost congressional reelection races last month for key positions in his administration. They include outgoing Reps. Abby Finkenauer of Iowa and Donna Shalala of Florida and Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden eyes defeated candidates for key administration roles

Dec. 3, 2020 2:47 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In politics, there can sometimes be an upside to losing. President-elect Joe Biden is eyeing several Democrats who lost congressional reelection races last month for key positions in his administration. They include outgoing Reps. Abby Finkenauer of Iowa and Donna Shalala of Florida...

People make their way at a departure lobby of Haneda airport in Tokyo Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Japan is scaling back on the government-backed “GoTo” campaign to encourage travel and dining out, as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached a record for the third day straight, Saturday. (Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Kyodo News via AP)

The Latest: Japan's virus cases hit record for fourth day

Nov. 21, 2020 10:24 PM EST

TOKYO — The daily tally of reported COVID-19 cases in Japan hit a record for the fourth day in a row, with 2,508 people confirmed infected, the health ministry said Sunday. Japan has had fewer than 2,000 coronavirus-related deaths so far, avoiding the toll of the harder hit nations. But fears are growing...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2020, file photo Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks to reporters after touring the Plymouth Place senior housing facility in Des Moines, Iowa. Carson is crediting unapproved, experimental treatments with saving his life after saying he became “desperately ill” following his infection with the coronavirus. There is no medical evidence that the treatments Carson cites in a statement on his personal Facebook page worked. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Carson says he's 'out of the woods' after battling COVID-19

Nov. 21, 2020 7:13 PM EST

STERLING, Va. (AP) — Housing Secretary Ben Carson is crediting unapproved, experimental treatments with saving his life after he became “desperately ill” following his infection with the coronavirus. There is no medical evidence that the treatments Carson cited worked. A retired...

Lawsuit: HUD perpetuated racial segregation in Hartford area

Nov. 18, 2020 4:35 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has perpetuated racial segregation in Connecticut's capital by failing to help poor Black and Hispanic families living in dilapidated, federally subsidized housing move to better neighborhoods in the city and suburbs, residents...

Landscapers work on replacing the lawn of the White House, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

GOP backs Trump as he fights election results, transition

Nov. 10, 2020 6:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration threw the presidential transition into tumult, with President Donald Trump blocking government officials from cooperating with President-elect Joe Biden’s team and Attorney General William Barr authorizing the Justice Department to probe unsubstantiated...

Today in History

Nov. 10, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 10, the 315th day of 2020. There are 51 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 10, 1775, the U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress. On this date: In 1766, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, had...

Landscapers work on replacing the lawn of the White House, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Refusing to concede, Trump blocks cooperation on transition

Nov. 9, 2020 10:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration threw the presidential transition into tumult on Monday, with President Donald Trump blocking government officials from cooperating with President-elect Joe Biden’s team and Attorney General William Barr authorizing the Justice Department to probe...

President-elect Joe Biden listens during a meeting with his COVID-19 advisory council, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Latest: International observers see no fraud in US vote

Nov. 9, 2020 9:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 9 p.m. International observers from the Organization of American States say they saw no instances of fraud or voting irregularities in the U.S. presidential election. The delegation included 28 experts and observers from 13...

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, left, and his wife, Candy Carson, walk on stage at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump at Oakland County International Airport, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Waterford Township, Mich. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

Trump election party draws scrutiny as guests test positive

Nov. 9, 2020 7:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least three top Trump administration or campaign officials have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending an election night watch party in the White House East Room. The night — intended to mark a victory that never came — has become yet another symbol of the...