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Supreme Court sets April arguments over whether Trump can be prosecuted for election interference

Feb. 28, 2024 18:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to decide whether former President Donald Trump can be prosecuted on charges he interfered with the 2020 election, calling into question whether his case could go to trial before the November election. While the court set a...

Supreme Court will decide if Trump can be prosecuted on election interference charges, indicating it will move quickly

Feb. 28, 2024 17:28 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court will decide if Trump can be prosecuted on election interference charges, indicating it will move quickly.

Biden acts to better protect Americans' personal data such as health records and finances

Feb. 28, 2024 15:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is signing an executive order aimed at better protecting Americans' personal data on everything from biometrics and health records to finances and geolocation from foreign adversaries like China and Russia. The move allows the Department of...

The Supreme Court appears torn about a Trump-era ban on a gun accessory known as bump stocks

Feb. 28, 2024 15:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared torn Wednesday about a challenge to a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, a gun accessory that allows semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like machine guns and was used in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The high court...

Boeing given 90 days by FAA to come up with a plan to improve safety and quality of manufacturing

Feb. 28, 2024 15:35 PM EST

The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday it's giving Boeing 90 days to come up with a plan to fix quality problems and meet safety standards for building planes after a panel blew off a brand-new Boeing 737 Max jetliner last month. The agency said the directive followed...

The Biden campaign is launching a nationwide effort to win the women's vote. Jill Biden will lead it

Feb. 28, 2024 15:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden 's campaign on Wednesday announced it is launching “Women for Biden-Harris,” a new nationwide program to organize and mobilize female voters to give him and Vice President Kamala Harris a second White House term. Biden's wife, Jill, will lead the effort. ...

Scientists create new idea on how to hack a warming planet: drying the upper atmosphere

Feb. 28, 2024 14:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government scientists have cooked up a new concept for how to potentially cool an overheating Earth: Fiddle with the upper atmosphere to make it a bit drier. Water vapor — water in its gas form — is a natural greenhouse gas that traps heat, just like carbon...

How gun accessories called bump stocks ended up before the U.S. Supreme Court

Feb. 28, 2024 13:55 PM EST

When gun accessories known as bump stocks first hit the market more than a decade ago, the U.S. government initially concluded the devices did not violate federal law despite enabling semi-automatic weapons to spray bullets at the rapid-fire rate of a machine gun. That changed after...

Man who attacked police with hockey stick during Capitol riot gets over 3 years in prison

Feb. 28, 2024 13:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former military officer who assaulted police officers with a hockey stick and a sharp metal pole while he stormed the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Wednesday to more than three years in prison. Michael Joseph Foy, 33, threw the pole at police and struck officers...

FedEx ends naming rights agreement for the Washington Commanders stadium long known as FedEx Field

Feb. 28, 2024 11:35 AM EST

FedEx has ended its naming rights agreement to the Washington Commanders stadium in Landover, Maryland, a venue that had been known as FedEx Field since 1999. The move confirmed Wednesday comes two years prior to the expiration of the current agreement scheduled for 2026, and as the...