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Santos steps down from House panels amid ethics issues

Jan. 31, 2023 15:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. George Santos of New York told GOP colleagues Tuesday he is temporarily stepping down from his two congressional committees, a move that comes amid a host of ethics issues and a day after he met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Santos has faced...

Biden highlights grant for Hudson tunnel, takes aim at GOP

Jan. 31, 2023 15:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday showcased a $292 million mega grant that will be used to help build a new rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, part of a broader effort to draw a contrast between his economic vision and that of Republicans. ...

US accuses Russia of endangering nuclear arms control treaty

Jan. 31, 2023 15:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's refusal to allow on-the-ground inspections to resume is endangering the New START nuclear treaty and U.S.-Russian arms control overall, the Biden administration charged on Tuesday. The finding was delivered to Congress and summarized in a statement by the...

AP source: FBI searched Biden's former office in November

Jan. 31, 2023 15:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI searched President Joe Biden's former office at the Penn Biden Center in Washington in November, according to a person familiar with the matter, at least a week after his personal lawyers first found classified records there from his time as vice president. ...

Tyre Nichols' parents to attend Biden State of Union speech

Jan. 31, 2023 09:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The parents of Tyre Nichols, the Black man who was severely beaten by a group of Memphis, Tennessee, police officers and died days later, will attend President Joe Biden's State of the Union address next week at the U.S. Capitol. RowVaughn and Rodney Wells, the...

In Iowa, potential 2024 GOP Trump challengers quiet for now

Jan. 31, 2023 00:41 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — By this time four years ago, at least a dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls eager to make their case against Donald Trump had either visited Iowa or announced plans to soon visit the leadoff voting state ahead of the 2020 election. Iowa’s campaign...

Ex-Indiana Gov. Daniels won’t seek state’s open Senate seat

Jan. 31, 2023 10:52 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels announced Tuesday that he wouldn’t seek his state’s open U.S. Senate seat next year, ending weeks of speculation about whether he would enter a vicious Republican primary fight against a combative defender of former President Donald Trump....

Blinken Mideast visit highlights US limitations in region

Jan. 31, 2023 14:18 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday wrapped up a two-day visit to Israel and the occupied West Bank with no visible signs of progress toward halting one of the deadliest outbreaks of Israeli-Palestinian violence in years. The anemic outcome...

US sanctions Myanmar groups ahead of coup anniversary

Jan. 31, 2023 12:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. said Tuesday it was imposing sanctions on a group of people and organizations connected to Myanmar's military regime as the two-year anniversary nears for the coup that removed the country's civilian government. Six people and three organizations were...

Emhoff visits synagogue, Holocaust memorial in Berlin

Jan. 31, 2023 10:36 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, met with Ukrainian refugees at a Berlin synagogue and visited the city's Holocaust memorial on Tuesday as he wrapped up a tour of Poland and Germany focused on Holocaust remembrance and combating rising antisemitism. ...

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AP source: FBI searched Biden's former office in November

Jan. 31, 2023 15:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI searched President Joe Biden's former office at the Penn Biden Center in Washington in November, according to a person familiar with the matter, at least a week after his personal lawyers first found classified records there from his time as vice president. ...

US accuses Russia of endangering nuclear arms control treaty

Jan. 31, 2023 15:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's refusal to allow on-the-ground inspections to resume is endangering the New START nuclear treaty and U.S.-Russian arms control overall, the Biden administration charged on Tuesday. The finding was delivered to Congress and summarized in a statement by the...

Biden highlights grant for Hudson tunnel, takes aim at GOP

Jan. 31, 2023 15:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday showcased a $292 million mega grant that will be used to help build a new rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, part of a broader effort to draw a contrast between his economic vision and that of Republicans. ...

New gun regulations on stabilizing braces targeted in court

Jan. 31, 2023 14:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative and gun-rights groups challenged new federal regulations on guns with stabilizing braces in court Tuesday, suing to block a gun-control action touted by President Joe Biden after the accessories were used in two mass shootings. Two lawsuits were filed...

Ugandan activist's family awarded $10.5M for Utah park death

Jan. 31, 2023 14:41 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The United States will pay family members of a Ugandan human rights activist killed in an accident at Arches National Park more than $10 million in damages, a federal judge ruled Monday. Though the amount was substantially less than pursued, attorneys...

Blinken Mideast visit highlights US limitations in region

Jan. 31, 2023 14:18 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday wrapped up a two-day visit to Israel and the occupied West Bank with no visible signs of progress toward halting one of the deadliest outbreaks of Israeli-Palestinian violence in years. The anemic outcome...

Ukraine pushes for Western fighter jets after tank deals

Jan. 31, 2023 14:01 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine won support Tuesday from Baltic nations and Poland in its quest to obtain Western fighter jets, but there were no signs that larger nations like the U.S. and Britain have changed their stance of refusing to provide warplanes to Kyiv after almost a year of battling...

Feds drop lobbying probe of retired general, lawyer says

Jan. 31, 2023 13:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has dropped its probe of retired four-star Gen. John Allen for his role in an alleged illegal foreign lobbying campaign on behalf of the wealthy Persian Gulf nation of Qatar, his lawyer told The Associated Press. Attorney David Schertler...

US sanctions Myanmar groups ahead of coup anniversary

Jan. 31, 2023 12:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. said Tuesday it was imposing sanctions on a group of people and organizations connected to Myanmar's military regime as the two-year anniversary nears for the coup that removed the country's civilian government. Six people and three organizations were...

US reassures Kosovo it won't support Serb-majority ministate

Jan. 31, 2023 11:46 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The United States on Tuesday reassured Kosovars that it wouldn't support the creation of a Serb-majority ministate in Kosovo — like one in Bosnia — as Washington attempts to convince the country to accept a controversial association. The U.S. Embassy in...