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Homeland Security secretary names independent panel to review Trump assassination attempt

Jul. 21, 2024 22:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has appointed a bipartisan, independent panel to review this month's assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, officials said Sunday. The panel members will have “extensive law enforcement and...

Today in History: July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin walk on the moon

Jul. 20, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 20, the 202nd day of 2024. There are 164 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon...

Long, fraught time line of tensions over Iran's nuclear program ahead of its presidential election

Jun. 25, 2024 01:34 AM EDT

Iran will elect a new president Friday after the death of hard-line President Ebrahim Raisi. Whoever takes the helm in the country will inherit Iran's rapidly advancing nuclear program, which now enriches uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels. Here’s a time line of the...

The politics of memes: How Biden and Trump are fighting each other on the internet

Jun. 18, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether it’s a grinning Joe Biden as “Dark Brandon” or Donald Trump’s face superimposed onto a scene from HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” both presidential campaigns this year have embraced digital memes, the lingua franca of social media. The campaigns of...

Kids are upstaging their political parents — by acting like kids

Jun. 11, 2024 14:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For one shining moment this week, the country's ongoing political crises were swept away by the comedic power of one cherubic and wildly exuberant 6-year-old. Rep. John Rose, R-Tenn., was giving an impassioned defense of former President Donald Trump when his...

Today in History: June 5, Robert F. Kennedy assassinated

Jun. 05, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 5, the 157th day of 2024. There are 209 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 5, 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded after claiming victory in California’s...

Longtime federal judge Larry Hicks in Nevada hit and killed by a vehicle near courthouse in Reno

May. 30, 2024 20:37 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Larry Hicks, a federal judge in Nevada for more than 20 years who presided over cases ranging from U.S. environmental disputes to political corruption trials, died after being struck by a vehicle at an intersection near the federal courthouse in Reno, authorities and his family...

Today in History: May 23, Bonnie and Clyde shot and killed

May. 23, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 23, the 144th day of 2024. There are 222 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 23, 1934, bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were shot to death in a police ambush in Bienville...

Today in History: May 13, Pope John Paul II is shot and wounded

May. 13, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 13, the 134th day of 2024. There are 232 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter’s Square by Turkish assailant Mehmet...

The $230 billion donor-advised fund industry gets an IRS hearing

May. 08, 2024 14:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress and the Biden administration are considering what, if anything, should be done to tighten restrictions on donor-advised funds, an increasingly popular way for donors to set aside money to spend on charitable causes. Driving the debates are questions about...