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Congress set to rescind COVID-19 vaccine mandate for troops

Dec. 06, 2022 22:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of the U.S. military would be rescinded under the annual defense bill heading for a vote this week in Congress, ending a directive that helped ensure the vast majority of troops were vaccinated but also raised concerns that it harmed...

Trump's Constitution remarks put McConnell, GOP on defense

Dec. 06, 2022 21:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell delivered another rebuke of former President Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying that anyone who thinks the Constitution can be suspended would have a “very hard time” becoming president in the United States. The comment...

Fight over officer testimony roils Proud Boys sedition case

Dec. 06, 2022 19:53 PM EST

A legal fight has erupted over a Washington D.C. police officer who was communicating with Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio in the run-up to the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attack that could shape the outcome of the upcoming trial of Tarrio and other far-right extremists. Metropolitan...

US court dismisses suit against Saudi prince in killing

Dec. 06, 2022 18:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi, bowing to the Biden administration's insistence that the prince was legally immune in the case. District of...

Jan. 6 'heroes' honored for defending Capitol from Trump mob

Dec. 06, 2022 16:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hailed as heroes, the law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, were honored Tuesday with Congressional Gold Medals and praised for securing democracy when they fought off a brutal and bloody attack by supporters of then-President Donald Trump. ...

Ex-Miami US Rep. David Rivera arrested in Venezuela probe

Dec. 06, 2022 10:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Miami congressman who signed a $50 million consulting contract with Venezuela’s socialist government was arrested Monday on charges of money laundering and representing a foreign government without registering. David Rivera, a Republican who has been...

White House invites in state lawmakers before 2023 sessions

Dec. 06, 2022 05:52 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is playing host to roughly 50 Democratic state lawmakers from 31 states this week as legislatures prepare for their upcoming sessions, aiming to talk over strategy on top issues like climate change, gun violence, abortion rights and voting rights. ...

Emhoff to host Jewish leaders for discussion of antisemitism

Dec. 05, 2022 10:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, will host Jewish leaders this week to discuss a rise in antisemitism and efforts to fight hate in the United States. The White House roundtable on Wednesday follows a surge in anti-Jewish vitriol spread by...

Protesters near White House demand 'Free China!'

Dec. 05, 2022 01:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 200 protesters lit candles and shouted “Free China!” two blocks from the White House on Sunday in a show of support for demonstrations in China calling for an end to severe anti-virus controls and for political change. Protesters in Freedom Plaza held up...

Davis scores 55 points, leads Lakers over Wizards 130-119

Dec. 04, 2022 21:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Davis dazzled so much, he heard fans chanting “MVP!” And that came while playing on the road. Davis scored 55 points on sizzling 22-of-30 shooting and added 17 rebounds, leading the Los Angeles Lakers over the Washington Wizards 130-119 Sunday night. ...