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Biden begins summer vacation with family in South Carolina

Aug. 10, 2022 22:32 PM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — President Joe Biden arrived in South Carolina on Wednesday to begin what is expected to be at least a seven-day vacation with members of his family. The first couple was planning to be in Kiawah Island, noted for its private beach and golf resort, through...

Florida man pleads guilty to pushing police in Capitol riot

Aug. 10, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man pleaded guilty Wednesday to attacking police officers while storming the U.S. Capitol during the January 2021 insurrection. Matthew Council, 50, of Riverview, Florida, pleaded guilty in District of Columbia federal court to one felony count of...

Republican Joe Kent advances to November general election in Washington's 3rd Congressional District.

Aug. 10, 2022 20:33 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Joe Kent advances to November general election in Washington's 3rd Congressional District.

Republican Dan Matthews advances to November general election in Washington's 2nd Congressional District.

Aug. 10, 2022 19:36 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Dan Matthews advances to November general election in Washington's 2nd Congressional District.

Republican Cliff Moon advances to November general election in Washington's 7th Congressional District.

Aug. 10, 2022 19:05 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Cliff Moon advances to November general election in Washington's 7th Congressional District.

Biden signs 'burn pits' help for vets; a personal win, too

Aug. 10, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, whose elder son Beau died of cancer years after deploying to Iraq, signed legislation on Wednesday expanding federal health care services for millions of veterans who served at military bases where toxic smoke billowed from huge “burn pits.” ...

Omar ekes out House primary win over centrist in Minnesota

Aug. 10, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, a member of the progressive Squad, eked out a closer-than-expected Democratic primary victory Tuesday against a centrist challenger who questioned the incumbent's support for the “defund the police" movement. The evening went far...

'We're back, baby': New bill boosts US climate credibility

Aug. 10, 2022 05:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a moment when hopes dimmed that the United States could become an international leader on climate change, legislation that Congress is poised to approve could rejuvenate the country’s reputation and bolster its efforts to push other nations to reduce greenhouse gas...

Takeaways: Trump tightens grip on GOP, narrow Squad victory

Aug. 10, 2022 01:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After an uneven start, Donald Trump's election-year tour of revenge succeeded in ousting Republican members of Congress, boosting Trump-backed “America First” candidates who beat back the establishment and strengthening his grip on the party. Meanwhile, Ron...

Did Trump break the law? FBI search raises fresh questions

Aug. 09, 2022 22:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The year was 2016, the presidential candidate under investigation was Hillary Clinton and the FBI director at the time, James Comey, laid out the factors the Justice Department weighs in deciding whether to charge someone with mishandling classified records. Fast...