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Attorney says Meadows won't cooperate with Jan. 6 panel

Dec. 07, 2021 10:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an abrupt reversal, an attorney for former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said his client will not cooperate with a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, citing a breakdown in negotiations with the panel. Attorney George...

Biden to warn Putin of economic pain if he invades Ukraine

Dec. 07, 2021 07:32 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is ready to warn Vladimir Putin during a video call Tuesday that Russia will face economy-jarring sanctions if it invades neighboring Ukraine as Biden seeks a diplomatic solution to deal with the tens of thousands of Russian troops massed near the Ukraine...

Pence's former top aide cooperating with Jan. 6 panel

Dec. 07, 2021 00:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence is cooperating with the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, according to a person familiar with the matter. Marc Short was at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and accompanied Pence as he fled his...

Carlson comes up big in Caps' 4-3 shootout win over Ducks

Dec. 06, 2021 23:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Carlson tied the game late in the second period and then scored Washington's third and final shootout goal to give the Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night. Tom Wilson scored his 100th career goal and Carl Hagelin added his first of...

US plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Dec. 06, 2021 22:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing t o protest Chinese human rights abuses, the White House confirmed Monday, a move that China has vowed to greet with “firm countermeasures.” White House press secretary Jen...

Pence's former top aide cooperating with Jan. 6 panel

Dec. 06, 2021 20:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence is cooperating with the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, according to a person familiar with the matter. Marc Short was at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and accompanied Pence as he fled his...

Biden-Putin talks on Ukraine crisis rooted in older dispute

Dec. 06, 2021 19:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Cold War ended 30 years ago this month, but one unresolved issue — how closely Ukraine, a former Soviet republic, can ally with the West — is now creating some of the deepest U.S.-Russian tensions in years. The dispute over Ukraine’s status and its...

Bob Dole to lie in state at Capitol as nation honors senator

Dec. 06, 2021 15:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Dole's casket will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday as congressional leaders honor the former Republican presidential candidate and World War II veteran who served in Congress for 36 years. Dole died Sunday at the age of 98. He was a leader...

Bob Dole, a man of war, power, zingers and denied ambition

Dec. 06, 2021 09:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Dole willed himself to walk again after paralyzing war wounds, ran for Congress with a right arm too damaged to shake hands, and rose through the Senate ranks to become a long-serving Republican leader and tough and tireless champion of his party. ...

Dole mastered the caustic wisecrack, often against himself

Dec. 05, 2021 20:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Dole’s frequent scowl concealed a dry, often caustic wit. He singed political rivals with it — but didn't spare himself. Wisecracks came with the territory of the Senate veteran and former Republican presidential candidate, who died Sunday at...