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Post-Trump, Democrats push to curb presidential powers

Sep. 21, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats say they will vote on legislation this fall to curb the power of the president, an effort to rein in executive powers that they say President Donald Trump flagrantly abused. The legislation, expected to be introduced Tuesday, would...

Pentagon reverses itself, calls deadly Kabul strike an error

Sep. 18, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing that a review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed. ...

Pentagon reverses itself, calls deadly Kabul strike an error

Sep. 17, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday that a review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed. ...

Capitol rally seeks to rewrite Jan. 6 by exalting rioters

Sep. 13, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — First, some blamed the deadly Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol on left-wing antifa antagonists, a theory quickly debunked. Then came comparisons of the rioters to peaceful protesters or even tourists. Now, allies of former President Donald Trump are...

Biden holds to Kabul Aug. 31 deadline despite criticism

Aug. 24, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

U.S. President Joe Biden declared Tuesday he is sticking to his Aug. 31 deadline for completing a risky airlift of Americans, endangered Afghans and others seeking to escape Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. The decision defies allied leaders who want to give the evacuation more time and opens...

Biden sticking to pullout deadline though lawmakers complain

Aug. 24, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has decided to stick with his deadline next week for completing the U.S.-led evacuation from Afghanistan, an administration official said Tuesday. The decision reflects a growing fear of extremist attacks at the Kabul airport but also opens Biden to...

US troops surge evacuations out of Kabul but threats persist

Aug. 23, 2021 23:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military pulled off its biggest day of evacuation flights out of Afghanistan by far on Monday, but deadly violence that has blocked many desperate evacuees from entering Kabul's airport persisted, and the Taliban signaled they might soon seek to shut down the...

US acting to better protect infrastructure from cyberthreats

Jul. 28, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking steps to harden cybersecurity defenses for critical infrastructure, announcing on Wednesday the development of performance goals and a voluntary public-private partnership to protect core sectors. The actions,...

Racism of rioters takes center stage in Jan. 6 hearing

Jul. 28, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

It had only been hinted at in previous public examinations of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection: Scores of rioters attacked police officers not just with makeshift weapons, stun guns and fists, but with racist slurs and accusations of treason. Four officers, two from the...

Racism of rioters takes center stage in Jan. 6 hearing

Jul. 28, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

It had only been hinted at in previous public examinations of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection: Scores of rioters attacked police officers not just with makeshift weapons, stun guns and fists, but with racist slurs and accusations of treason. Four officers, two from the...