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FILE - In this July 13, 2007, file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. A proposed gold and copper mine at the headwaters of the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery in Alaska would cause

Trump administration denies planned mine near Alaska fishery

Nov. 25, 2020 7:14 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaka (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday effectively killed a contentious proposed mine in Alaska, a gold and copper prospect once envisioned to be nearly as deep as the Grand Canyon and could produce enough waste to fill an NFL stadium nearly 3,900 times — all near the...

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2020 file photo, outgoing Minnesota State Senate President Senate President Jeremy Miller, R-Winona gave Sen. David Tomassoni, DFL-Chisholm a congratulatory elbow bump before Tomassoni addressed the Senate Chamber in St. Paul, Minn.   At least 187 state legislators nationwide have tested positive for the virus and four have died since the pandemic began, according to figures compiled by The Associated Press. Twelve Arkansas lawmakers have tested positive for the virus over the past month, the second largest known outbreak in a state legislature. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

Many GOP lawmakers shrug off Statehouse mask-wearing rules

Nov. 21, 2020 5:39 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Many Republican lawmakers in states where coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have surged are not only rejecting statewide mask mandates. They're also resisting rules requiring them in their own capitols. Efforts to require lawmakers and staff to wear masks have received a cool...

In this Oct. 12, 2020 file photo, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, listens during a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator, says he is quarantining after being exposed to the coronavirus. Grassley is 87. He did not say how he was exposed. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP)

Sen. Grassley, 87, says he tested positive for coronavirus

Nov. 18, 2020 12:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator and third in the line of presidential succession, said he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Grassley, 87, had announced earlier Tuesday that he was quarantining after being exposed to the virus and was waiting for...

In this Oct. 12, 2020 file photo, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, listens during a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator, says he is quarantining after being exposed to the coronavirus. Grassley is 87. He did not say how he was exposed. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP)

Sen. Grassley, 87, says he tested positive for coronavirus

Nov. 17, 2020 9:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator and third in the line of presidential succession, said Tuesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Grassley, 87, had announced earlier Tuesday that he was quarantining after being exposed to the virus and was...

Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Trump backs McDaniel for another RNC chair term

Nov. 11, 2020 7:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 7:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is endorsing the chair of the Republican National Committee for another term, despite his electoral defeat. Trump tweeted Wednesday: “I am pleased to announce that I have given my full...

FILE - In this May 7, 2020, file photo, Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, testifies during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, won re-election in Alaska, defeating independent Al Gross. (Al Drago/Pool via AP, File)

Republican Dan Sullivan reelected in Alaska Senate race

Nov. 11, 2020 6:31 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan has won reelection in Alaska, defeating independent Al Gross in a race that attracted outside attention with control of the Senate at stake. The race had been determined too early to call on Election Day, Nov. 3, due to a large number of outstanding...

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., celebrates at a election night rally Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Mooresville, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

North Carolina Sen. Tillis reelected, keeps seat for GOP

Nov. 11, 2020 6:17 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis has won reelection to his U.S. Senate seat, confirming that Democrats must now win both runoff races in Georgia in January if they are to seize Senate control from the GOP. Tillis earned a second Senate term by defeating Democrat Cal Cunningham,...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo, Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan waves a sign at a busy intersection in Anchorage, Alaska. Sen. Sullivan on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, won re-election in Alaska, defeating independent Al Gross. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Biden's agenda at stake, battle for Senate pushes to January

Nov. 11, 2020 5:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of the Senate won’t be decided until January runoffs in Georgia after neither party Wednesday locked down a majority, launching a mammoth battle to shape President-elect Joe Biden's agenda and determine the balance of power in Washington. The deadlock became official after...

Republican Dan Sullivan wins reelection to U.S. Senate from Alaska

Nov. 11, 2020 12:19 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Dan Sullivan wins reelection to U.S. Senate from Alaska.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives as Senate Republicans hold leadership elections, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GOP lets Trump fight election for weeks despite Biden's win

Nov. 10, 2020 5:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday there’s “no reason for alarm” as President Donald Trump, backed by Republicans in Congress, mounts unfounded legal challenges to President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory — a process that could now...