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Biden, Kenyan leader urging global leaders to help lessen crushing debt on developing nations

May. 23, 2024 05:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Kenyan President William Ruto are using the first state visit to the United States by an African leader in more than 15 years to call on economies around the globe to take action to reduce the enormous debt burden crushing Kenya and other developing...

Nikki Haley says she will vote for Donald Trump following their disputes during Republican primary

May. 22, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

Nikki Haley said Wednesday that she will be voting for Donald Trump in the general election, a notable show of support given their intense and often personal rivalry during the Republican primary calendar. But Haley also made it clear that she feels Trump has work to do to win over...

Second flag carried by Jan. 6 rioters displayed outside house owned by Justice Alito, report says

May. 22, 2024 18:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second flag of a type carried by rioters during the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was displayed outside a house owned by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, The New York Times reported Wednesday. An “Appeal to Heaven” flag was flown outside...

Congress aims to overhaul presidential ethics rules with a plan led by an unlikely pair of lawmakers

May. 22, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House on Wednesday would require presidents and vice presidents to publicly disclose tax returns before, during and after their time in the White House as Congress makes an election-year push to curb foreign influence in American...

Republican National Committee’s headquarters evacuated after vials of blood are addressed to Trump

May. 22, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee's Washington headquarters was briefly evacuated on Wednesday as police investigated two vials of blood that had been addressed to former President Donald Trump following the presumptive presidential nominee's takeover of the national party...

Heated hearing in classified documents case as lawyer for Trump co-defendant challenges prosecutors

May. 22, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — A lawyer for Donald Trump's personal valet took aim at the conduct of prosecutors in the classified documents case in a heated hearing Wednesday, the first since a judge indefinitely postponed the trial. Stanley Woodward, a lawyer for Walt Nauta, said...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 22, 2024 14:41 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 17 The Washington Post on Trump's promises of tax cuts and deregulation Even after all the alarming antics former president Donald Trump has engaged in over the past decade, it was...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

May. 22, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. May 21, 2024. Editorial: Vaccine Mandates And Future Questions There is, quite likely, a conversation that will be looming in the South Dakota and Nebraska state capitols at some point, based on a disturbing trend being seen elsewhere. ...

Senate confirms 200th judge of Biden's presidency as Democrats place renewed emphasis on judicial picks after Trump

May. 22, 2024 12:39 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate confirms 200th judge of Biden's presidency as Democrats place renewed emphasis on judicial picks after Trump.

Proposed $2.8 billion settlement clears second step of NCAA approval. Big 12, ACC approve deal

May. 22, 2024 10:37 AM EDT

A potential multibillion-dollar settlement of an antitrust lawsuit cleared the second of a three-step NCAA approval process Tuesday, and the presidential boards of two of the five conferences named in the complaint voted to approve the deal. The NCAA Division I Board of Directors...