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Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Dec. 01, 2021 12:03 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 30 The Wall Street Journal on U.S. Supreme Court at abortion crossroads: The Supreme Court takes up its most important abortion case in years on Wednesday, and...

Fauci fires back at Cruz over COVID claims about Chinese lab

Nov. 28, 2021 15:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious diseases expert, blasted Sen. Ted Cruz for suggesting that Fauci be investigated for statements he made about COVID-19 and said the criticism by the Texas Republican was an attack on science. “I...

Booker starts Senate bid on promise to help all Kentuckians

Nov. 03, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Louisville Democrat Charles Booker promised Wednesday to take his message about the shared interests of all Kentuckians to every corner of the state as he filed to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in next year’s elections. Booker...

GOP stalls pick who'd be government's highest-ranking Muslim

Oct. 13, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nomination of a Pakistani-born businessman who would be the highest-ranking Muslim in the U.S. government is in jeopardy because Senate Republicans have repeatedly blocked his confirmation. The stalemate has led to Democratic charges of anti-Muslim bias and galvanized...

Kentucky US Rep. John Yarmuth won't seek reelection in 2022

Oct. 12, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, the influential chairman of the House Budget Committee who has played a key role in pushing for President Joe Biden's agenda to expand the nation's social safety net, announced on Tuesday that he will not seek another term in next...

GOP doc dispenses sketchy medical advice on virus immunity

Oct. 09, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Roger Marshall won't let people forget he's a doctor, putting “Doc” in the letterhead of his U.S. Senate office's news releases. But when he talks about COVID-19 vaccines, some doctors and experts say the Kansas Republican sounds far more like a politician than a...

Paul reports raising more than $4 million in past quarter

Oct. 05, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul stepped up his fundraising during the summer, posting his best-ever total as a Senate candidate as he pursues a third term in Kentucky, his campaign said Tuesday. Paul, who will be on the ballot next year, raised more...

Faidley Seafood advocates restaurant relief in Washington

Oct. 02, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — More than 100 years after her great-grandfather first opened his seafood stall in Baltimore’s Lexington Market, Faidley Seafood owner Damye Hahn and her son, Will, drove to Washington to help ensure the family business lasts for generations more. ...

Green energy takes hold in unlikely places with Ford project

Sep. 28, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) — When Ford revealed plans to ramp up its commitment to the fledgling electric vehicle sector, the automaker chose to create thousands of jobs and pump billions in investments into two states where Republican leaders have vilified the push for green energy and defended...

Marianne Battani, longtime Detroit-area judge, dies at 77

Sep. 10, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Marianne Battani, a Detroit-area judge who served in local and federal courts for 40 years, has died at age 77. Battani, who retired as a federal judge less than a year ago, died Thursday after a lengthy illness, U.S. District Court said Friday. ...