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Trump goes after Pence, McConnell in speech to party donors

Apr. 11, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It was supposed to be a unifying weekend for a Republican Party at war with itself over former President Donald Trump’s divisive leadership. But Trump himself shattered two days of relative peace in his closing remarks to the GOP’s top donors when he insulted the...

Gaetz vows to fight, tries to stay on offensive amid scandal

Apr. 09, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The mere whiff of a scandal once unraveled political careers with stunning speed. Not anymore. Embroiled in a federal sex trafficking investigation, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida has denied the allegations, rebuffed suggestions that he resign and sent...

Facebook removes accounts tied to Iranian exile group

Apr. 06, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook said Tuesday it has removed hundreds of fake accounts linked to an Iranian exile group and a troll farm in Albania. The accounts posted content critical of Iran's government and supportive of Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, a dissident group known as...

Former California cop leads GOP dream of Newsom recall

Apr. 01, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — Orrin Heatlie was recovering from a back procedure and browsing social media in 2019 when he found a video of California Gov. Gavin Newsom instructing immigrants in the country illegally not to open their doors to law enforcement unless officers had a warrant. ...

Republicans seize on immigration as border crossings surge

Mar. 18, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Delegation trips to the border. Apocalyptic warnings. A flurry of news conferences. Republicans still divided over former President Donald Trump's legacy are seizing on his signature campaign issue, turning their focus to immigration as they try to...

Feds: Delivery man threatened politicians, Fox News figures

Feb. 12, 2021 21:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York food delivery worker charged with threatening past and present political figures and Fox News personalities was ordered held without bail Friday after a prosecutor cited the man's criminal history and his “direct and unambiguous" threats. ...

Iranian diplomat convicted of planning attack on opposition

Feb. 04, 2021 10:56 AM EST

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — An Iranian diplomat identified as an undercover secret agent was convicted Thursday in Belgium of masterminding a thwarted bomb attack against an exiled Iranian opposition group in France and sentenced to 20 years in prison, a legal outcome that infuriated Tehran. ...

Pentagon chief purges defense boards; Trump loyalists out

Feb. 02, 2021 18:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered hundreds of Pentagon advisory board members to resign this month as part of a broad review of the panels, essentially purging several dozen who were appointed last-minute under the Trump administration. ...

Famed South Carolina stop for presidential hopefuls closing

Feb. 01, 2021 18:02 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After more than three decades of hosting presidential candidates testing their mettle among voters in the first-in-the-South primary state of South Carolina, the Greenville landmark, Tommy's Country Ham House, is turning off the fryer and shutting its doors. ...

Today in History

Jan. 21, 2021 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2021. There are 344 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 21, 2020, the U.S. reported its first known case of the new virus circulating in...