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Longtime AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka dies at age 72

Aug. 05, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Trumka, the powerful president of the AFL-CIO who rose from the coal mines of Pennsylvania to preside over one of the largest labor organizations in the world, died Thursday. He was 72. The federation confirmed Trumka’s death in a statement....

Graham says he's told Trump to 'speak up' on COVID vaccines

Aug. 05, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As he recovers from a breakthrough infection of the coronavirus, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday that he has urged former President Donald Trump to press his supporters to get the COVID-19 vaccine, which the South Carolina Republican called “the antidote to the...

Senators wrapping up $1T infrastructure bill, voting ahead

Aug. 05, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearing decision time, senators are wrapping up work on the bipartisan infrastructure plan and talks were underway Thursday to expedite consideration of the nearly $1 trillion proposal, with votes expected in the days ahead. The Senate has processed...

House lawmaker suing Pelosi over mask rule says he has COVID

Aug. 05, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Rep. Ralph Norman, one of the three congressional Republicans suing Speaker Nancy Pelosi over fines for not wearing masks during a vote on the U.S. House floor, has contracted a breakthrough case of COVID-19, the second member of South Carolina's delegation to do so. ...

Biden to sign bill awarding medals to Jan. 6 responders

Aug. 05, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will pay tribute to law enforcement officers who responded to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection when he signs legislation on Thursday to award them Congressional Gold Medals for their service. It's the highest honor Congress can bestow. ...

People fleeing Hong Kong crackdown get temporary US haven

Aug. 05, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden granted temporary refuge Thursday to people from Hong Kong amid the Chinese government's effort to crush the pro-democracy movement and tighten its control on a city once known for its freedom. Biden signed a memorandum allowing...

Israeli defense minister threatens Iran with military action

Aug. 05, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's defense minister warned Thursday that his country is prepared to strike Iran, issuing the threat against the Islamic Republic after a fatal drone strike on a oil tanker at sea that his nation blamed on Tehran. The comments by Benny...

Iran swears in new hard-line president amid regional tension

Aug. 05, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The protégé of Iran’s supreme leader, Ebrahim Raisi, was sworn in as the country's new president during a ceremony in parliament on Thursday, an inauguration that completes hard-liners’ dominance of all branches of government in the Islamic Republic. ...

Watchdog: No evidence Giuliani had Clinton probe inside info

Aug. 05, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's inspector general said Thursday that it did not find evidence that FBI agents shared inside information about the Hillary Clinton email investigation with Rudy Giuliani. The question of whether anyone had leaked information to...

Biden's new evictions moratorium faces doubts on legality

Aug. 05, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden may have averted a flood of evictions and solved a growing political problem when his administration reinstated a temporary ban on evictions because of the COVID-19 crisis. But he left his lawyers with legal arguments that even he acknowledges might...