Latest Kamala Harris News

Emhoff says somber Auschwitz visit key to antisemitism work

Jan. 29, 2023 04:00 AM EST

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, said he was deeply moved by a “solemn and sad” visit to the former site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, describing it Saturday as an important part of his work combating antisemitism for the Biden...

Live Updates | Release of video of Tyre Nichols' beating

Jan. 27, 2023 22:55 PM EST

The Latest on the release of a Memphis Police Department video showing the beating of Tyre Nichols, who later died. WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are both condemning the Memphis police beating of Tyre Nichols that ended in his death. ...

Auschwitz anniversary marked as peace again shattered by war

Jan. 27, 2023 17:28 PM EST

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Auschwitz-Birkenau survivors and other mourners commemorated the 78th anniversary Friday of the Nazi German death camp's liberation, some expressing horror that war has again shattered peace in Europe and the lesson of Never Again is being forgotten. The...

Sheriff: Gunman didn't know Monterey Park dance hall victims

Jan. 26, 2023 12:45 PM EST

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — The 72-year-old gunman who sprayed bullets into a Southern California ballroom dance hall, killing 11 people, had no known connection to the victims and investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the massacre, the Los Angeles County sheriff said. ...

Chief defends delay telling public of mass shooter at-large

Jan. 25, 2023 21:20 PM EST

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — The police chief in the California city where 20 people were shot — 11 fatally — at a ballroom dance hall defended his decision not to warn the public for hours that a killer was on the loose, saying Wednesday he didn’t have enough information to effectively...

Pete Ricketts sworn in as Nebraska senator, replacing Sasse

Jan. 23, 2023 17:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts was sworn in as the newest member of the U.S. Senate on Monday, replacing Republican Sen. Ben Sasse as the Senate returns from several weeks of recess to begin a new session of closely-divided government. Ricketts is bringing...

'Here again': Abortion activists rally 50 years after Roe

Jan. 22, 2023 18:41 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — From beach cities to snow-covered streets, abortion supporters rallied by the thousands on Sunday to demand protections for reproductive rights and mark the 50th anniversary of the now-overturned Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision that established federal protections for...

Harris rallies against GOP push to roll back abortion rights

Jan. 22, 2023 16:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris railed against efforts in Washington and in Republican-led states to restrict abortion on what would have been the 50th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, invoking fundamental American values such as freedom to make the case for protecting abortion access...

VP Harris touts Arizona-California power transmission line

Jan. 19, 2023 20:09 PM EST

TONOPAH, Ariz. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris and two cabinet secretaries on Thursday celebrated the start of construction of a new high-capacity power transmission line between Arizona and California, which they hope will lead to future solar energy farms in the desert outside Phoenix. ...

Yellen kickstarts Biden administration visits to Africa

Jan. 19, 2023 13:54 PM EST

The Biden administration's big push to engage more with Africa is underway as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen begins a 10-day visit aimed at promoting all the economic possibilities that lie between the U.S. and the world’s second-largest continent. Yellen is the first...