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Police shooting looms over Emanuel in confirmation battle

Oct. 20, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a Black teen in Chicago seven years ago is looming large over former Mayor Rahm Emanuel as he hopes to win Senate confirmation as President Joe Biden’s ambassador to Japan. Several liberal House lawmakers and activists...

Abolitionist or Republican? Stark choice in Seattle race

Oct. 20, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — As police repeatedly filled her Seattle neighborhood with tear gas amid the racial justice demonstrations of 2020, Nicole Thomas-Kennedy bought a gas mask to protect her 9-year-old daughter from the irritants seeping into their home. She served as a...

Victims of the 2018 Parkland, Florida, high school massacre

Oct. 20, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty to murder on Wednesday in the 2018 shooting massacre that left 17 people dead at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Here are the victims: ALYSSA ALHADEFF, 14 Alyssa excelled in math and Spanish, was...

Jill Biden speaks candidly about challenges of her role

Oct. 20, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden spoke candidly Wednesday about the challenges of her job as first lady and the unexpected scrutiny she’s experienced in a position she never imagined having when she was young. Speaking at an event for the Barbara Bush Foundation for...

Giuliani associate decides not to testify at criminal trial

Oct. 20, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An associate of Rudy Giuliani told a federal judge Wednesday that he will not testify at his own trial on charges alleging he used a Russian financier’s money to make donations to U.S. political candidates. Lev Parnas made the announcement in Manhattan...

'Black Hawk Down' pilot Durant enters Alabama Senate race

Oct. 20, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Mike Durant, best known as the helicopter pilot shot down and held prisoner in the 1993 “Black Hawk Down” incident, is joining the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. Durant, now the founder and president of an aerospace company in Huntsville,...

Democrats warn against family leave cuts from spending bill

Oct. 20, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

More than a dozen Senate Democrats are imploring President Joe Biden and congressional leaders to keep a national paid family leave program in his sweeping social services and climate change package. In a letter Wednesday to Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and...

Biden scales back $2T plan: free community college unlikely

Oct. 20, 2021 07:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scaling down his ambitious domestic agenda, President Joe Biden has described a more limited vision to Democratic lawmakers of his $2 trillion package for addressing climate change and expanding social services. Likely to be eliminated or shaved back:...

Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt

Oct. 20, 2021 07:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted unanimously to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after the longtime ally of former President Donald Trump defied a subpoena for documents and testimony. ...

Today in History

Oct. 20, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2021. There are 72 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged...