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FBI subpoenas Republican Arizona Senate president's records

Jul. 01, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — FBI agents looking into events surrounding former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss have subpoenaed Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, who orchestrated a discredited review of the election. A second Republican senator who has...

Biden to award Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Giffords

Jul. 01, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including actor Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles and the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican with whom Biden served in the U.S. Senate. ...

Puerto Rico board approves budget as legislators quibble

Jul. 01, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The federal control board that oversees the finances of Puerto Rico’s government approved a $12.4 billion general fund budget Thursday for the U.S. territory after legislators failed to approve one amid intense bickering. The board’s version of the...

Court leaves dwindling paths for Biden's climate mission

Jul. 01, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 500 days into his presidency, Joe Biden's hope for saving the Earth from the most devastating effects of climate change may not quite be dead. But it's not far from it. A Supreme Court ruling Thursday not only limited the Environmental...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 01, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Connecticut Post. June 29, 2022. Editorial: CT was first state to ban abortion. Now it’s a leader in defending right to choose The most surprising part of the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of federal protection of abortion rights is that the news caught anyone by...

McConnell warns Dems of fallout for reviving Biden bill

Jun. 30, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell threatened Thursday to derail a bill designed to boost semiconductor manufacturing in the United States if Democrats revive their stalled package of energy and economic initiatives. The rejuvenation of the Democratic...

NC board, citing fraud probe, rejects Green Party for ballot

Jun. 30, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Board of Elections rejected the Green Party’s petition for their candidates to appear on November ballots Thursday, citing its ongoing fraud investigation that questions the validity of more than 2,000 signatures that party officials turned in to...

Vermont US Sen. Leahy undergoes surgery on broken hip

Jun. 30, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont underwent surgery Thursday after he broke his hip in a fall at his home, according to his spokesman. The 82-year-old Democrat fell Wednesday night in McLean, Virginia, a statement said. Doctors determined the best course of action would be to have...

EXPLAINER: Why Court's EPA-climate change ruling matters

Jun. 30, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's climate change ruling on Thursday is likely to hinder President Joe Biden's plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade and to make the U.S. a global leader again in the fight to slow global warming. In its decision,...

Supreme Court limits EPA in curbing power plant emissions

Jun. 30, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blow to the fight against climate change, the Supreme Court on Thursday limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. By a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, the court said...