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Biden signs bill extending a key US surveillance program after divisions nearly forced it to lapse

Apr. 20, 2024 14:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday signed legislation reauthorizing a key U.S. surveillance law after divisions over whether the FBI should be restricted from using the program to search for Americans’ data nearly forced the statute to lapse. Barely missing its...

The House passes billions in aid for Ukraine and Israel after months of struggle. Next is the Senate

Apr. 20, 2024 14:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House swiftly approved $95 billion in foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies in a rare Saturday session, Democrats and Republicans joining together after months of political turmoil over renewed American support for repelling Russia's invasion. ...

Blinken will be the latest top US official to visit China in a bid to keep ties on an even keel

Apr. 20, 2024 14:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to China this coming week as Washington and Beijing try to keep ties on an even keel despite major differences on issues from the path to peace in the Middle East to the supply of synthetic opioids that have heightened fears over...

Biden avoids a further Mideast spiral as Israel and Iran show restraint. But for how long?

Apr. 20, 2024 14:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden can breathe a bit easier, at least for the moment, now that Israel and Iran appear to have stepped back from the brink of tipping the Middle East into all-out war. Israel's retaliatory strikes on Iran and Syria caused limited damage. The...

After Congress finally does pass new funding, this is how the US can rush weapons to Ukraine

Apr. 20, 2024 14:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon could get weapons moving to Ukraine within days once Congress passes a long-delayed aid bill. That's because it has a network of storage sites in the U.S. and Europe that already hold the ammunition and air defense components that Kyiv desperately needs. ...

The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon

Apr. 20, 2024 13:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation Saturday that would ban TikTok in the United States if the popular social media platform's China-based owner doesn’t sell its stake within a year, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon. The decision by House Republicans to...

Tennessee Volkswagen employees overwhelmingly vote to join United Auto Workers union

Apr. 20, 2024 13:13 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Employees at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, overwhelmingly voted to join the United Auto Workers union Friday in a historic first test of the UAW’s renewed effort to organize nonunion factories. The union wound up getting 2,628 votes, or...

12 students and teacher killed in Columbine school shooting remembered at 25th anniversary vigil

Apr. 20, 2024 12:39 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A girl who wrote to God in her diaries, a boy with learning disabilities who was just learning to like who he was and a teen who would spend every free minute fishing were among the 13 victims of the Columbine High School shooting remembered during a vigil Friday on the eve of the...

Donald Trump will use his weekend reprieve from the courtroom to campaign in North Carolina

Apr. 20, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — On a weekend reprieve from the courtroom, former President Donald Trump will campaign Saturday in North Carolina as he juggles legal troubles and his rematch against President Joe Biden. Trump’s evening stop in the coastal city of Wilmington marks his...

Republican Wisconsin Senate candidate says he doesn't oppose elderly people voting

Apr. 20, 2024 10:31 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican candidate in Wisconsin's closely watched U.S. Senate race emphasized this week that he doesn't oppose elderly people voting after initially saying that “almost nobody in a nursing home" is at a point in life where they are capable of voting. ...