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Biden says too many Americans are saddled with school debt as he cancels federal loans for 153,000

Feb. 21, 2024 20:14 PM EST

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that while a college degree was still a ticket to a better life, that ticket is often too expensive, as he announced he was canceling federal student loans for nearly 153,000 borrowers. Biden, who is in the midst of a...

White House weighing executive actions on the border — with immigration powers used by Trump

Feb. 21, 2024 20:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering using provisions of federal immigration law repeatedly tapped by former President Donald Trump to unilaterally enact a sweeping crackdown at the southern border, according to three people familiar with the deliberations. The...

How is an ex-FBI informant charged with lying about Bidens allegedly linked to Russian intelligence?

Feb. 21, 2024 20:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The explosive allegations at the center of an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden were false, federal prosecutors said, and came from an ex-FBI informant who said he was in touch with Russian intelligence. The informant, Alexander Smirnov, is “actively...

Court lifts US coal sales moratorium in a setback for Dems and environmentalists

Feb. 21, 2024 19:36 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down a moratorium on coal leasing from federal lands in a move that could open the door to future coal sales from vast, publicly owned reserves of the fuel that's a major source of climate-changing greenhouse gases. ...

James Biden tells GOP lawmakers that Joe Biden had no involvement in the family's business dealings

Feb. 21, 2024 19:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden “never had any involvement” in the business dealings of other members of his family, his brother James Biden testified Wednesday when he appeared for a voluntary private interview on Capitol Hill as part of House Republicans' impeachment inquiry. ...

Supreme Court seems skeptical of EPA's 'good neighbor' rule on power plant pollution

Feb. 21, 2024 17:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed skeptical Wednesday as the Environmental Protection Agency sought to continue enforcing an anti-air-pollution rule in 11 states while separate legal challenges proceed around the country. The EPA's “good...

Federal judge affirms MyPillow's Mike Lindell must pay $5M in election data dispute

Feb. 21, 2024 17:52 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday affirmed a $5 million arbitration award against MyPillow chief executive Mike Lindell in favor of a software engineer who challenged data that Lindell said proves China interfered in the 2020 U.S. presidential election and tipped the outcome to...

Pennsylvania's high court throws out GOP lawmakers' subpoena in 2020 presidential election case

Feb. 21, 2024 17:40 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court ruled Wednesday that Republican state lawmakers can no longer try to enforce a subpoena for election records they issued in 2021 in a quest inspired by former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential election....

It's an election year, and Biden's team is signaling a more aggressive posture toward the press

Feb. 21, 2024 16:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Occupants of the White House have grumbled over news coverage practically since the place was built. Now it's Joe Biden's turn: With a reelection campaign underway, there are signs that those behind the president are starting to more aggressively and publicly challenge how he is...

Investigators fault Pittsburgh for poor inspection, maintenance of bridge that collapsed

Feb. 21, 2024 15:52 PM EST

The city of Pittsburgh did not adequately maintain or repair a bridge and failed to act on inspection reports, leading to the corrosion of the structure's steel legs and its collapse into a ravine, federal investigators said Wednesday. The city-owned Forbes Avenue bridge fell down...