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Democrats on Capitol Hill express concerns about Biden in private but stay quiet in public

Jul. 09, 2024 22:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After meeting for around two hours Tuesday to discuss whether President Joe Biden should remain at the top of their presidential ticket, Senate Democrats seemed to agree on one thing — it's best not to talk about it publicly. Behind closed doors, several...

Relatives of people killed in 2 Boeing Max crashes ask the US to fine the company $24.8 billion

Jun. 19, 2024 16:00 PM EDT

Families of some of the people who died in two Boeing 737 Max crashes are asking federal officials to fine Boeing $24.8 billion and move quickly to prosecute the company on a criminal charge that was set aside three years ago. A lawyer for the families said in a letter Wednesday to...

Boeing CEO defends his safety record, spars with senators and apologizes to crash victims' relatives

Jun. 18, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

Boeing CEO David Calhoun defended the company’s safety record during a contentious Senate hearing Tuesday, while lawmakers accused him of placing profits over safety, failing to protect whistleblowers, and even getting paid too much. Relatives of people who died in two crashes of...

On Chinese doping case, lawmakers demand action, answers from Olympic and law-enforcement leaders

May. 22, 2024 19:36 PM EDT

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators sent a letter Wednesday to the leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency asking for answers about the case in which 23 Chinese swimmers were cleared to compete at the Tokyo Olympics despite positive tests for a banned drug. That letter came a day...

Democrats propose ban on officials receiving payments from foreign governments after Trump probe

May. 21, 2024 19:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats introduced legislation Tuesday that would prohibit U.S. officials from accepting money, payments or gifts from foreign governments without congressional consent, their response to a yearslong probe into former President Donald Trump’s overseas business dealings. ...