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Biden urges bill over 'finish line' as Dems eye new surtax

Oct. 27, 2021 20:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With his signature domestic initiative at stake, President Joe Biden is urging Democrats to wrap up talks and bring the social services and climate change bill “over the finish line” before he departs Thursday for global summits overseas. Top...

White House skeptical Iran ready to restart nuclear talks

Oct. 27, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Wednesday responded skeptically after Iran's chief negotiator announced that Tehran was ready to return to nuclear negotiations in Vienna by the end of next month. Ali Bagheri, Iran's deputy foreign minister and chief negotiator for...

Gen. Milley calls Chinese weapon test 'very concerning'

Oct. 27, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — China recently conducted a “very concerning” test of a hypersonic weapon system as part of its aggressive advance in space and military technologies, the top U.S. military officer says. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was...

Half its original size, Biden's big plan in race to finish

Oct. 27, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Half its original size, President Joe Biden's big domestic policy plan is being pulled apart and reconfigured as Democrats edge closer to satisfying their most reluctant colleagues and finishing what's now about a $1.75 trillion package. How to pay...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Oct. 26, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

Kanas City Star. October 26, 2021. Editorial: Two days in jail? Gene Suellentrop should resign from Kansas Senate after DUI deal Kansas state Sen. Gene Suellentrop’s plea bargain Monday on drunk driving and other charges is a grotesque distortion...

Sluggish pace of confirmations vexes Biden White House

Oct. 25, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s willingness to confirm a president's nominees took a downward turn during Donald Trump’s first year in office. And it has only gotten worse for President Joe Biden. About 36% of Biden's nominees have been confirmed so far in the evenly...

Deal on Biden's $2T plan edges closer; Harris is 'confident'

Oct. 23, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deal within reach, President Joe Biden and Congress’ top Democrats edged close to sealing their giant domestic legislation, though the informal deadline appeared to slip as they worked to scale back the measure and determine how to pay for it. ...

N Korea slams US for supporting Taiwan in nod to ally China

Oct. 23, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday accused the Biden administration of raising military tensions with China through its “reckless” backing of Taiwan, and said that the growing U.S. military presence in the region constitutes a potential threat to the North. ...

Deal seems near on $2T Biden package, though deadline slips

Oct. 22, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deal within reach, President Joe Biden and Congress’ top Democrats edged close to sealing their giant domestic legislation Friday, though the day's informal deadline appeared to slip as they worked to scale back the measure and determine how to pay for it. ...

Group clings to faith as US works on Haiti kidnapping case

Oct. 22, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. religious organization whose 17 members were kidnapped in Haiti asked supporters on Friday to pray and share stories with the victims' families of how their faith helped them through difficult times as efforts to recover them entered a sixth day. ...