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Senate begins impeachment trial for Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden's secretary of Homeland Security

Apr. 17, 2024 13:31 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate begins impeachment trial for Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden's secretary of Homeland Security.

Biden announces help for federal employees who are military spouses and want to telework from abroad

Apr. 17, 2024 10:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday announced new steps to improve a program that lets federal employees who also are military spouses telework from overseas. The steps are part of Jill Biden's Joining Forces initiative to support military and...

This year's NFL draft has lowest number of early entrants since 2011. That trend figures to continue

Apr. 17, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

The lure of starting a pro career early apparently isn’t quite as tempting for underclassmen now as it was in the days before college stars could profit off their name, image and likeness. This month’s draft features 58 early entrants, the lowest number of players to enter the...

Voting technology company settles lawsuit against far-right news outlet over 2020 election claims

Apr. 16, 2024 21:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A voting technology company targeted by bogus fraud claims related to the 2020 presidential election settled a defamation lawsuit Tuesday against a conservative news outlet. The settlement between Florida-based Smartmatic and One America News Network is the latest...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Apr. 16, 2024 19:13 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: April 12 The New York Times on aid to Israel The suffering of civilians in Gaza — tens of thousands dead, many of them children; hundreds of thousands homeless, many at risk of starvation...

Supreme Court questions obstruction charges brought against Jan. 6 rioters and Trump

Apr. 16, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned whether federal prosecutors went too far in bringing obstruction charges against hundreds of participants in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot. But it wasn’t clear how the justices would rule in a case that also could affect the prosecution...

Justice Thomas returns to Supreme Court after 1-day absence

Apr. 16, 2024 10:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is back on the bench after an unexplained one-day absence. Thomas, 75, was in his usual seat, to the right of Chief Justice John Roberts as the court met to hear arguments in a case about the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021. ...

Biden's latest plan for student loan cancellation moves forward as a proposed regulation

Apr. 16, 2024 09:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s latest plan for student loan cancellation is moving forward as a proposed regulation, offering him a fresh chance to deliver on a campaign promise and energize young voters ahead of the November election. The Education Department on Tuesday...

The Philippine president says he won't give US access to more local military bases

Apr. 15, 2024 21:03 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president said Monday his administration has no plan to give the United States access to more Philippine military bases and stressed that the American military's presence in several camps and sites so far was sparked by China’s aggressive actions in the...

US citizen who was arrested in Moscow on drug charges appears in court

Apr. 15, 2024 20:57 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A U.S. citizen arrested on drug charges in Moscow amid soaring Russia-U.S. tensions over Ukraine appeared in court on Monday. Robert Woodland Romanov is facing charges of trafficking large amounts of illegal drugs as part of an organized group — a criminal offense...