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Tentative Senate gun deal has surprises, and loose ends

Jun. 13, 2022 21:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The outline of a bipartisan Senate agreement to rein in gun violence has no game-changing steps banning the deadliest firearms. It does propose measured provisions making it harder for some young gun buyers, or people considered threatening, to have weapons. And...

Jan. 6 hearing doesn't change many minds in Philly suburbs

Jun. 10, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — When he was in elementary school, Dan Pigott just happened to be visiting Washington with his parents in 1973 as the Watergate hearings were underway. He managed to get a seat to watch history unfold. That memory was particularly resonant Thursday night when...

House passes gun control bill after Buffalo, Uvalde attacks

Jun. 08, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a wide-ranging gun control bill Wednesday in response to recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, that would raise the age limit for purchasing a semi-automatic rifle and prohibit the sale of ammunition magazines with a capacity of more...

Oz wins Pa. Senate primary ahead of showdown with Fetterman

Jun. 08, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon endorsed by former President Donald Trump, won Pennsylvania's Republican U.S. Senate primary on Wednesday, narrowly defeating former hedge fund CEO David McCormick after a dayslong statewide recount buffeted by litigation that...

Senate panel backs Michael Barr, Biden pick as Fed regulator

Jun. 08, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nomination of Michael Barr, President Joe Biden's choice to be the top regulator on the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, was approved Wednesday by a congressional committee and sent to the full Senate. Barr, who served as a top Treasury Department...

Crypto meltdown is wake-up call for many, including Congress

Jun. 07, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Meltdowns in the cryptocurrency space are common, but the latest one really touched some nerves. Novice investors took to online forums to share tales of decimated fortunes and even suicidal despair. Experienced crypto supporters, including one prominent billionaire, were left...

McCormick concedes to Oz in Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary

Jun. 04, 2022 00:31 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former hedge fund CEO David McCormick conceded the Republican primary in Pennsylvania for U.S. Senate to celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, ending his campaign as he acknowledged an ongoing statewide recount wouldn't give him enough votes to make up the deficit. ...

McCormick concedes to Oz in Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary

Jun. 03, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former hedge fund CEO David McCormick conceded the Republican primary in Pennsylvania for U.S. Senate to celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, ending his campaign Friday night as he acknowledged an ongoing statewide recount wouldn't give him enough votes to make up the...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 03, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Treasury Secretary Pete Buttigeg; Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Preempted by coverage of the French Open tennis tournament. __ CBS’ “Face the Nation" — Rep....

Recount begins in Pennsylvania's GOP primary for Senate

May. 27, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Recounting began Friday in the too-close-to-call Republican primary contest for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, with barely 900 votes separating celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick. Montour County began the recount...