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Democrats are forcing a vote on women's right to IVF in an election-year push on reproductive care

Jun. 13, 2024 00:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are seeking to highlight Republicans' resistance to legislation that would make it a right nationwide for women to access in vitro fertilization and other fertility treatments, holding a vote on the matter Thursday as part of Senate Majority Leader Chuck...

Senate confirms new energy regulators, extending Biden's grip on panel that backs renewable energy

Jun. 13, 2024 00:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's grip on a key federal energy commission will last beyond his first term, giving a boost to the Democrat's push for renewable energy regardless of the election results in November. The Senate moved to ensure that political reality as lawmakers...

Trump is returning to Capitol Hill to meet with Republican lawmakers, a first since Jan. 6 attack

Jun. 13, 2024 00:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is making a triumphant return to Capitol Hill to meet with House and Senate Republicans, his first since sending the mob to “fight like hell” ahead of the Jan.6, 2021 attack, as GOP lawmakers find themselves newly energized and reinvigorated by his bid to retake...

President Joe Biden faces first lawsuit over new asylum crackdown at the border

Jun. 12, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of immigrant advocacy groups sued the Biden administration on Wednesday over President Joe Biden’s recent directive that effectively halts asylum claims at the southern border, saying it differs little from a similar move by the Trump administration that was...

Ospreys face flight restrictions through 2025 due to crashes, military tells Congress

Jun. 12, 2024 17:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The military’s hundreds of V-22 Ospreys will not be permitted to fly their full range of missions until at least 2025 as the Pentagon addresses safety concerns in the fleet, the head of the program told lawmakers at a hearing Wednesday. Vice Adm. Carl Chebi,...

House holds Attorney General Garland in contempt of Congress for withholding Biden audio from special counsel probe

Jun. 12, 2024 16:52 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House holds Attorney General Garland in contempt of Congress for withholding Biden audio from special counsel probe.

Supreme Court has a lot of work to do and little time to do it with a sizable case backlog

Jun. 12, 2024 08:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is headed into its final few weeks with nearly half of the cases heard this year still undecided, including ones that could reshape the law on everything from guns to abortion to social media. The justices are also still weighing whether former President Donald...

US inflation cooled in May in sign that price pressures may be easing

Jun. 12, 2024 08:36 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US inflation cooled in May in sign that price pressures may be easing.

Celtics' Porzingis has rare tendon issue in lower left leg, is questionable for Game 3 of NBA Finals

Jun. 11, 2024 23:23 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis hasn't played a game in Dallas since the Mavericks traded him nearly 2 1/2 years ago, and now it is uncertain if he will play there in Game 3 of the NBA Finals for the Boston Celtics. Porzingis has a rare tendon injury in his lower left leg, which...

Brittney Sykes returns to help Mystics secure their first win of the season, 87-68 over the Dream

Jun. 11, 2024 22:04 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Brittney Sykes scored 18 points in her first game since May 17, Ariel Atkins also had 18 points and the Washington Mystics won their first game of the season, beating the Atlanta Dream 87-68 on Tuesday night. Washington (1-12) avoided tying the longest...