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Embattled Nevada Democrats outraise midterm election foes

Oct. 18, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada politicians are loading their campaign coffers with millions in contributions in preparation for next year's midterm elections, setting the stage for a costly election year with advertising bombarding television, radio, social media and mailboxes. ...

Ex-UN Ambassador Haley gets lifetime Clemson board post

Oct. 12, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

As she ponders her next political steps, former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has accepted a lifetime appointment to the Board of Trustees of Clemson University, her alma mater. The appointment was announced Tuesday by the university, from which...

Marco Rubio wants answers on Florida prison rape scandal

Oct. 08, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio told the director of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons he's “deeply concerned" over the failure to protect inmates at a federal prison in Florida. In a letter to director Michael Carvajal, the Florida senator also inquired about the Federal...

US-China challenge: Easing tensions despite differences

Oct. 07, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — In a relationship as fraught as America’s and China’s, just an agreement that talks were productive was a sign of progress. Nine months into Joe Biden's presidency, the two sides finally appear to be trying to ease tensions that date from the Trump...

CIA creates working group on China as threats keep rising

Oct. 07, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA said Thursday it will create a top-level working group on China as part of a broad U.S. government effort focused on countering Beijing’s influence. The group will become one of fewer than a dozen mission centers operated by the CIA, with...

Haley, Scott, Rubio advising group pushing for GOP diversity

Oct. 07, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

A group intent on expanding Republican power over state-level offices is rolling out a national effort to diversify and grow the GOP, led by an advisory council featuring several potential future presidential contenders. The Republican State Leadership Committee launched...

Biden, China's Xi expected to meet virtually by year's end

Oct. 06, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — With tensions rising between the global powers, President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are expected to hold a virtual meeting before year’s end, according to the White House. The agreement in principle for the talks was disclosed after White...

Advocates fear US weighing climate vs. human rights on China

Sep. 18, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

U.S. envoy John Kerry’s diplomatic quest to stave off the worst scenarios of global warming is meeting resistance from China, the world's biggest climate polluter, which is adamant that the United States ease confrontation over other matters if it wants Beijing to...

Milley: Calls to China were 'perfectly' within scope of job

Sep. 17, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The top U.S. military officer said Friday that calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the final stormy months of Donald Trump's presidency were “perfectly within the duties and responsibilities” of his job. In his first public comments on...

Milley defends calls to Chinese as effort to avoid conflict

Sep. 15, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer on Wednesday defended the phone calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the turbulent final months of Donald Trump's presidency, saying the conversations were intended to convey “reassurance” to the Chinese military and were in line...