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FILE - In this June 10, 2021, file photo Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley spe...

Milley: US should explore more military talks with Russia

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — The U.S. should explore ways to expand its military contacts with the Russians, potentially to include allowing observers from each country to watch the other’s combat exercises, in a broad effort to increase transparency and reduce the risk of conflict, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday. Army […]
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo with the White House in the background, President Donald Tr...

House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump advisers, associates

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has issued its first subpoenas, demanding records and testimony from four of former President Donald Trump’s close advisers and associates, including those who were in contact with him before the attack or on the day of it. In a significant […]
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined from left by Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, Rep. Judy Ch...

House votes to protect abortion rights amid state challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation Friday that would guarantee a woman’s right to an abortion, an effort by Democrats to circumvent a new Texas law that has placed that access under threat. The bill’s 218-211 approval is mostly symbolic, as Republican opposition will doom it in the Senate. Still, Democrats say they are […]
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President Joe Biden meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Oval Office of the White ...

Biden hosts Indo-Pacific leaders as China concerns grow

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday is meeting with leaders of an Indo-Pacific alliance known as “the Quad” as he wraps up a difficult week of diplomacy in which he faced criticism from both allies and adversaries. The White House meeting with leaders from India, Japan and Australia gives Biden a chance to […]
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FILE - In this June 14, 2021, file photo French President Emmanuel Macron, center, speaks with U.S....

Sub snub just one symptom of longtime French unease with US

NEW YORK (AP) — Liberty and Fraternity, yes. Equality, not so much. Born of a revolution fought for liberty, ties between the United States and its oldest ally, France, have long been fraternal, but they’ve also been marked by deep French unease over their equality. French concerns about being the junior partner in the relationship […]
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From left, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, and Senate...

The closer: Biden in familiar role, to unite party on $3.5T

WASHINGTON (AP) — The time has come for President Joe Biden to close the deal — bring progressive and centrist Democratic coalitions together in Congress — if he has any hope of delivering on his domestic policy ambitions. As the House and Senate chase endless deliberations over the president’s big $3.5 trillion vision for a […]
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Isatou Touray, vice president of Gambia, arrives at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 21,...

Women’s voices at UN General Assembly few, but growing

NEW YORK (AP) — With cascading crises casting a pall over the proceedings at this year’s United Nations General Assembly, Slovakian President Zuzana Caputová had this reminder on the first day of debate: “We cannot save our planet if we leave out the vulnerable — the women, the girls, the minorities.” But gender parity at […]
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Texas announces audit of 2020 votes after Trump urges review

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas election officials said Thursday night they were auditing the 2020 results in four large counties hours after former President Donald Trump, continuing to falsely claim the election was stolen, pressed Republican Gov. Greg Abbott for a ballot review. Trump won Texas last year by 5.5 percentage points, the closest margin […]
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Bad Bunny arrives at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at the Watsco Ce...

Bad Bunny tops Billboard Latin Music Awards with 10 trophies

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Bad Bunny is the champion of the Billboard Latin Music Awards, taking home artist of the year honors and a whopping 10 trophies. Among the awards received Thursday by the urban music superstar were Hot Latin Song of the Year for “Dákiti” and album of the year for “YHLQMDLG.” “Thanks […]
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In this June 25, 2021, file image taken from pool video, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Ch...

Chauvin to appeal conviction, sentence in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in George Floyd’s death intends to appeal his conviction and sentence, saying the judge abused his discretion or erred during several key points in the case, according to documents filed Thursday. Derek Chauvin said he intends to appeal on 14 grounds. Among them, he […]
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo with the White House in the background, President Donald Tr...

House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump advisers, associates

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has issued its first subpoenas, demanding records and testimony from four of former President Donald Trump’s close advisers and associates who were in contact with him before and during the attack. In a significant escalation for the panel, Committee Chairman […]
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FILE — In this Feb. 13, 2019 file photo, friends and family of homicide victim Valerie Reyes atte...

Man who left woman to die in suitcase sentenced to 30 years

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man who tied up his ex-girlfriend in her New York apartment during a violent fight and stuffed her in a suitcase where she suffocated and was found dead in Connecticut a week later was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday. Javier Da Silva, 26, a Venezuelan immigrant who […]
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FILE - In this June 10, 2021, file photo Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley spe...

Milley: US should explore more military talks with Russia

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — The U.S. should explore ways to expand its military contacts with the Russians, potentially to include allowing observers from each country to watch the other’s combat exercises, in a broad effort to increase transparency and reduce the risk of conflict, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday. Army […]
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Ex-OppenheimerFunds worker charged in $8M inside trade case

NEW YORK (AP) — A former OppenheimerFunds analyst was freed Thursday on $1.5 million bail after he was arrested on insider trading charges alleging he used secrets at the firm to collect over $8 million in illegal profits. Sergei Polevikov, 48, of Port Washington, New York, was arrested late Wednesday on securities, wire, and investment […]
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FILE - In this May 6, 2021, file photo, Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election a...

Buckle up: Arizona Republicans to show 2020 recount results

PHOENIX (AP) — Donald Trump supporters hired by Arizona Senate Republicans to review the 2020 vote count are preparing to deliver their findings on Friday, the climax of a bizarre quest to find evidence supporting the former president’s false claim that he lost because of fraud. Nearly every allegation made by the review team so […]
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João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, President of Angola addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. Ge...

They said it: Leaders at the hybrid UN, in their own words

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Many leaders saying many things about many topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world: That’s what the U.N. General Assembly invariably produces each year. And each year, certain voices dominate. Here, The Associated Press takes the opposite approach and spotlights some thoughts — delivered in pre-recorded speeches […]
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Assault victims protest outside U-Michigan board meeting

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Protesters, including some of the hundreds of people who survived sexual abuse by a University of Michigan sports doctor, gathered outside a meeting of the school’s governing board Thursday and called for more accountability by campus leaders. Former football player Chuck Christian handed out T-shirts that read, “Hail to the […]
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Minnesota couple get 40 years in starved daughter’s death

ELK RIVER, Minn. (AP) — The father and stepmother of an 8-year-old Minnesota girl whose emaciated body was found in the family’s apartment last year after she was beaten and starved to death were both sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison. Brett Hallow, 30, and Sarah Hallow, 28, pleaded guilty earlier to second-degree murder […]
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FILE - This Sept. 1, 2017, file photo shows cranes at the Port of Houston in Houston. A major U.S. ...

Port of Houston target of suspected nation-state hack

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A major U.S. port was the target last month of suspected nation-state hackers, according to officials. The Port of Houston, a critical piece of infrastructure along the Gulf Coast, issued a statement Thursday saying it had successfully defended against an attempted hack in August and “no operational data or systems were […]
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the...

Biden has say in whether Trump’s 1/6 records go to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration will have a big say in whether the government releases information to Congress on the actions of former President Donald Trump and his aides on Jan. 6. But there could be a lengthy court battle before any details come out. The House committee investigating the January insurrection at the […]
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Republicans say charges against refugees raise concerns

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans on Thursday reiterated their concerns about the vetting of Afghan refugees being housed at an Army post in the state, after two Afghan men were charged with crimes there. The criticism from U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and others in Wisconsin comes as Republicans nationally, including aides to former President […]
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FILE - This Aug. 12, 2021 file photo from video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Brian ...

Boyfriend of slain Gabby Petito charged with bank card fraud

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The boyfriend of Gabby Petito, whose body was found at a national park in Wyoming after a cross-country trip with him, was charged with unauthorized use of a debit card as searchers continued looking for him Thursday in Florida swampland. A federal grand jury indictment filed in U.S. District Court in […]
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FILE - In this April 23, 2021, file photo Interior Secretary Deb Haaland speaks during a press brie...

Haaland: Petito case a reminder of missing Native Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking in personal terms, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said extensive news media coverage of the disappearance and death of 22-year-old Gabby Petito while on a cross-country trip should be a reminder of hundreds of Native American girls and women who are missing or murdered in the United States. Haaland, the first Native […]
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Probe: Michaels, Minnesota cops violated Black teen’s rights

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The manager of a suburban Minneapolis Michaels store called police on a teenager looking for a job simply because he is Black and officers then used unreasonable force against him because of his race, a state agency that investigates civil rights abuses said in findings released Thursday. The 16-year-old boy repeatedly said […]
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