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President-elect Joe Biden speaks Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Latest: Graham: Trump should attend Biden's inauguration

Nov. 30, 2020 7:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says he thinks President Donald Trump should attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration because it would be “good for the country.” The South Carolina senator said...

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the White House, in Washington. Although only a few of America's CEOs have made public statements about President Trump's refusal to accept his election loss, many are worried about it in private. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

The Latest: Trump to spend Thanksgiving at White House

Nov. 17, 2020 6:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 6:45 p.m. President Donald Trump and the first lady will be spending Thanksgiving at the White House instead of attending the annual dinner at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. The first lady’s spokesperson, Stephanie...

Abdul Manan, a 58-year-old tribal leader, poses with his children after an interview in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. An Afghan rights watchdog and a tribal leader are cautiously welcoming an expected Australian government report into suspected war crimes by its special forces in Afghanistan following a four-year investigation. (AP Photo/Shareefullah Sharafat)

Afghans welcome report on Australian troops' alleged crimes

Nov. 16, 2020 1:59 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan rights watchdog and a tribal leader are cautiously welcoming an Australian government report into suspected war crimes by its special forces in Afghanistan following a four-year investigation. After the report's publication, a new investigative agency headed by a retired...

President-elect Joe Biden stands with his hand over his heart, after placing a wreath at the Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing, on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Republican senators push for Biden to receive intelligence

Nov. 12, 2020 5:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump refuses to allow President-elect Joe Biden to receive intelligence briefings — even those he was getting during the campaign — an increasing number of Trump's allies are calling for Biden to have access to the information. “I just...

President-elect Joe Biden stands with his hand over his heart, after placing a wreath at the Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing, on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Biden moves forward without help from Trump's intel team

Nov. 12, 2020 11:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential race was hovering in limbo in 2000 when outgoing President Bill Clinton decided to let then-Gov. George W. Bush read the ultra-secret daily brief of the nation’s most sensitive intelligence. Clinton was a Democrat and his vice president, Al Gore, was running...

Paul Whelan, a former U.S. marine who was arrested for alleged spying, listens to the verdict in a courtroom at the Moscow City Court in Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 15, 2020. The Moscow City Court on Monday convicted Paul Whelan on charges of espionage and sentenced him to 16 years in maximum security prison colony. Whelan has insisted on his innocence, saying he was set up. The U.S. Embassy has denounced Whelan's trial as unfair, pointing that no evidence has been provided. (Sofia Sandurskaya, Moscow News Agency photo via AP)

American imprisoned in Russia complains of sleep deprivation

Nov. 5, 2020 1:10 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The brother of an American convicted of espionage in Russia said Thursday that his imprisoned sibling is suffering sleep deprivation at a prison colony where he is serving a 16-year sentence. David Whelan said his brother, Paul, complained that he was being woken up at approximately 2-hour...

June retrial date set for ex-CIA engineer in leak case

Nov. 4, 2020 10:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The retrial of a former CIA software engineer charged with leaking secrets to WikiLeaks in an espionage case will begin June 7, a judge said Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Paul A. Crotty set the date for Joshua Schulte over the objections of a defense lawyer who said it would be impossible...

FILE  - In this Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 file photo, a video technician monitors a computer screen as National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden appears on a live video feed broadcast from Moscow at an event sponsored by the ACLU Hawaii in Honolulu. Former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden says he will apply for Russian citizenship but not renounce his U.S. citizenship. The former contractor for the National Security Agency has been living in Russia since 2013 to escape prosecution in the U.S. after leaking classified documents detailing government surveillance programs. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)

Snowden and his wife seek to be Russian-US dual nationals

Nov. 2, 2020 6:03 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden said Monday that he and his wife intend to apply for Russian citizenship without renouncing their U.S. citizenship. Snowden, a former contractor with the U.S. National Security Agency, has been living in Russia since 2013 to escape prosecution in...

Lawyer: Snowden granted permanent residency in Russia

Oct. 22, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden has been granted permanent residency in Russia, his lawyer said Thursday. Snowden, a former contractor with the U.S. National Security Agency, has been living in Russia since 2013 to escape prosecution in the U.S. after leaking classified...

Australian police clear 3rd reporter of charges after raids

Oct. 15, 2020 3:40 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Police announced on Thursday that a third journalist will not be charged with obtaining classified information 16 months after high-profile police raids triggered national outrage over the state of press freedom in Australia. Australian Federal Police targeted Australian...