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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., questions Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, and Jack Dorsey, Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Facebook and Twitter's actions around the closely contested election, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

After criticism, Feinstein to step down as top Judiciary Dem

Nov. 23, 2020 8:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Monday she will step down from her role as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, giving up the powerful spot after public criticism of her bipartisan outreach and her handling of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation...

A paramedic wearing a suit to protect against coronavirus, closes the door of an ambulance at Evangelismos hospital in Athens, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. Greece has imposed a nationwide nightly curfew as the number of COVID-19 cases in the country continues to surge despite a lockdown. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Greece: 2 private clinics appropriated to treat COVID-19

Nov. 20, 2020 11:57 AM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities are taking over two private health clinics in the northern city of Thessaloniki as the region’s public hospitals struggle to cope with a surge in coronavirus cases, the country's Health Ministry said Friday. The ministry said its request for private...

President-elect Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, prepares to speak at The Queen theater, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: Romney slams Trump efforts as 'undemocratic'

Nov. 19, 2020 11:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 11 p.m. Two Republican senators are criticizing President Donald Trump and his team for their efforts to pressure state and local election officials to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victories in several closely...

FILE - In this March 22, 2019 file photo, Heather Randazzo, a grow employee at Compassionate Care Foundation's medical marijuana dispensary, trims leaves off marijuana plants in the company's grow house in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. On Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, New Jersey lawmakers advanced legislation to establish a new recreational marijuana marketplace, which voters overwhelmingly approved on the ballot earlier in the month, but differed in key details. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

NJ cannabis bill advances, but lawmakers differ on details

Nov. 19, 2020 6:55 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers advanced legislation setting up a new recreational marijuana marketplace, which voters overwhelmingly approved on the ballot this month, but differed on key details. The Assembly Appropriations Committee and the Senate Budget Committee passed legislation on...

US Senate proposal rejects $748M budget cuts for Hanford

Nov. 17, 2020 6:05 PM EST

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has rejected a proposal to cut millions in spending for a decommissioned nuclear site in Washington state proposed by President Donald Trump's administration. A Senate panel forwarded a measure that would provide $748 million more in annual spending than proposed in...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo Republican Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks to reporters in Bangor, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

'She knows Maine': How Susan Collins defied Democrats

Nov. 13, 2020 5:29 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — If Republicans are able to hold onto their majority in the U.S. Senate, the remarkable staying power of Susan Collins will be a big reason why. Collins defied prognostications of doom from Washington's consultant class to score perhaps the most unexpected victory of the 2020 cycle,...

Murkowski resource report disappoints Pebble Mine opponents

Nov. 12, 2020 8:22 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Opponents of Alaska's Pebble Mine said they are disappointed with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s wording of a bill to fund federal resource agencies. Murkowski was involved in releasing the bill Tuesday that includes a 240-word passage about the mine in an explanatory report,...

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., speaks to reporters as he arrives for the Senate Republican policy meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

GOP unveils $1.4T spending bill amid post-election turmoil

Nov. 10, 2020 12:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the Senate unveiled a government-wide, $1.4 trillion spending bill on Tuesday, a largely bipartisan measure that faces uncertain odds during this period of post-election tumult in Washington. The GOP-drafted measure contains funding for President Donald Trump's...

Wyoming mayor accused of theft, arrested

Nov. 6, 2020 2:56 PM EST

GRANGER, Wyo. (AP) — The mayor of a Wyoming town was jailed for allegedly using town money to make over $1,300 in personal purchases. The purchases included replacement parts for a furnace at a rental property in New York, tires for a personal vehicle and fuel, Sweetwater County sheriff's officials said in...

Sen. Doug Jones, R-Alabama, becomes emotional near the end of his concession speech Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, during his election night watch party in Birmingham, Ala. Jones lost to Republican Tommy Tuberville. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

Alabama voters approve gun proposal for Franklin County

Nov. 4, 2020 9:13 AM EST

AMENDMENT 5 Alabama voters have approved a constitutional amendment that provides specific protection to anyone who kills someone in self-defense in a church in Franklin County. The attorney general’s office has said Alabama’s “stand your ground” law already applies inside churches....