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US officials offer Congress briefing on Trump documents

Feb. 05, 2023 14:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have offered to brief congressional leaders on their investigation into the classified documents found at former President Donald Trump's Florida residence, people familiar with the matter said Sunday. A briefing could come as soon as this week. But...

Biden's State of the Union to tout policy wins on economy

Feb. 05, 2023 12:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will use his second State of the Union address on Tuesday to remind Americans of how their lives have been improved over his first two years in office, as he tries to confront pessimism in the country and navigate the tricky politics of a newly divided...

Powerball jackpot grows to $747 million after no winner

Feb. 05, 2023 10:36 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball jackpot grew to an estimated $747 million after no one beat the odds and won the top prize in Saturday night’s drawing. The numbers drawn were: 2, 8, 15, 19, 58 and Powerball 10. The $747 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs...

Eastern Washington wins 14th straight, tops Portland State

Feb. 05, 2023 01:42 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tyreese Davis scored 27 points and Eastern Washington upped its win streak to 14 with a 98-88 victory over Portland State on Saturday night. Davis added six rebounds and five assists for the Eagles (18-7, 12-0 Big Sky Conference), who boast the longest current...

White, Johnson propel USC to 80-74 victory over Washington

Feb. 05, 2023 00:30 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tre White totaled 22 points, Kobe Johnson scored 21 and Southern California turned back Washington 80-74 on Saturday night. USC's fourth straight win was the 200th victory for coach Andy Enfield, who is in his 10th season with the Trojans. White...

Irving excused from Nets-Wizards, 1 day after trade request

Feb. 04, 2023 22:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving sat out the Brooklyn Nets’ come-from-behind win over Washington on Saturday night, a day after he told the team he would like to be traded. The Nets said Irving's absence was due to right calf soreness, adding him to the injury report for their game...

China balloon: Many questions about suspected spy in the sky

Feb. 04, 2023 20:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — What in the world was that thing? The massive white orb that drifted across U.S. airspace this week and was shot down by the Air Force over the Atlantic on live television Saturday triggered a diplomatic maelstrom and blew up on social media. China...

Eyes on the sky as Chinese balloon shot down over Atlantic

Feb. 04, 2023 19:15 PM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Eyes were locked on the Carolina skies Saturday as a suspected Chinese spy balloon ended its weeklong traverse over the U.S. when it drifted over the Atlantic Ocean and was shot down by a fighter jet. In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a crowd lining the...

Senior defense official: US collected intelligence on Chinese balloon as it flew over the the US this week

Feb. 04, 2023 16:02 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior defense official: US collected intelligence on Chinese balloon as it flew over the the US this week.

Austin says military aircraft downed Chinese balloon over US waters and that shooting it down over land was too risky

Feb. 04, 2023 15:30 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Austin says military aircraft downed Chinese balloon over US waters and that shooting it down over land was too risky.