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Capitol police were overrun, 'left naked' against rioters

WASHINGTON - Despite ample warnings about pro-Trump demonstrations in Washington, U.S. Capitol Police did not bolster staffing on Wednesday and made no preparations for the possibility that the planned protests could escalate into massive violent riots, according to several people…

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Pelosi says House will impeach Trump unless VP forces ouster
icon Posted: 10 January 2021 [08:02 PM]

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump unless the vice president and Cabinet invoke constitutional authority to force him out, calling Trump a threat to democracy after the…

Sunday 01/03/2021
Pelosi narrowly reelected speaker, faces difficult two years
icon Posted: 03 January 2021 [09:37 PM]

WASHINGTON - Nancy Pelosi was narrowly reelected Sunday as speaker, giving her the reins of Democrats’ slender House majority as she and President-elect Joe Biden set a challenging course of producing legislation to tackle the pandemic, revive the economy and…

Trump, on tape, presses Ga. official to 'find' him votes
icon Posted: 03 January 2021 [09:31 PM]

ATLANTA - President Donald Trump pressured Georgia's Republican secretary of state to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden's win in the state's presidential election, repeatedly citing disproven claims of fraud and raising the prospect of “criminal offense" if officials…

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More EU nations ban travel from UK, fearing virus variant
icon Posted: 20 December 2020 [08:31 PM]

BERLIN - A growing list of European Union nations barred travel from the U.K. on Sunday and others were considering similar action, in a bid to block a new strain of coronavirus sweeping across southern England from spreading to the…

Congress seals agreement on $900 billion covid relief bill
icon Posted: 20 December 2020 [08:23 PM]

WASHINGTON - Top Capitol Hill negotiators sealed a deal Sunday on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package, finally delivering long-overdue help to businesses and individuals and providing money to deliver vaccines to a nation eager for them. The…

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US government agencies hacked; Russia a possible culprit
icon Posted: 13 December 2020 [08:52 PM]

WASHINGTON - Hackers broke into the networks of federal agencies including the Treasury and Commerce departments in attacks revealed just days after U.S. officials warned that cyber actors linked to the Russian government were exploiting vulnerabilities to target sensitive data.…

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Trump's election fight puts embattled Texas AG in spotlight
icon Posted: 09 December 2020 [08:45 PM]

AUSTIN, Texas - A lawsuit that President Donald Trump is now calling “the big one” in his effort to overturn the outcome of the presidential election is helmed by an embattled Texas ally who is likewise trying to reverse his…

UK-EU to resume Brexit trade talks but say large gaps remain
icon Posted: 09 December 2020 [08:40 PM]

BRUSSELS - In the end, not even dinner of scallops and steamed turbot could bring the leaders of the European Union and Britain any closer together than months of talks by negotiators seeking to cobble together a trade deal in…

Sunday 12/06/2020
Biden picks California AG Becerra to lead HHS, pandemic response
icon Posted: 06 December 2020 [08:39 PM]

WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden has picked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be his health secretary, putting a defender of the Affordable Care Act in a leading role to oversee his administration's coronavirus response. If confirmed by the…

Rudy Giuliani tests positive for covid-19
icon Posted: 06 December 2020 [08:34 PM]

ASSOCAITED PRESS WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Sunday his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for the coronavirus, making him the latest in Trump's inner circle to contract the disease that is now surging across the U.S. Giuliani…

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Morgues and hospitals beginning to overflow
icon Posted: 02 December 2020 [08:29 PM]

By The Associated Press Nearly 37,000 Americans died of covid-19 in November, the most in any month since the dark early days of the pandemic, engulfing families in grief, filling newspaper obituary pages and testing the capacity of morgues,…

Biden, top Democrats get behind bipartisan virus relief bill
icon Posted: 02 December 2020 [08:26 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Joe Biden swung behind a bipartisan COVID-19 relief effort Wednesday and his top Capitol Hill allies cut their demands for a $2 trillion-plus measure by more than half in hopes of breaking a monthslong logjam and…

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Biden fractures foot while playing with dog, to wear a boot
icon Posted: 29 November 2020 [08:48 PM]

WILMINGTON, Del. - President-elect Joe Biden fractured his right foot while playing with one of his dogs, an injury discovered in a scan Sunday and that will likely require him to wear a boot for several weeks, his doctor said.…

Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team
icon Posted: 29 November 2020 [08:46 PM]

WILMINGTON, Del. - President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, reflecting his stated desire to build out a diverse White House team as well as what’s expected to be a return to a…

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Biden seeks unity as Trump stokes fading embers of campaign
icon Posted: 26 November 2020 [07:53 PM]

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - On a day of grace and grievance, President-elect Joe Biden summoned Americans to join in common purpose against the coronavirus pandemic and their political divisions while the man he will replace stoked the fading embers of…

Supreme Court blocks New York virus limits on houses of worship
icon Posted: 26 November 2020 [07:50 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - With coronavirus cases surging again nationwide, the Supreme Court barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues. The justices split 5-4 late Wednesday night, with new Justice Amy Coney Barrett in the…

Empy seats, delivered feasts this holiday
icon Posted: 26 November 2020 [07:48 PM]

Associated Press Vivian Zayas can’t keep herself from scrolling through photos of last Thanksgiving, when her mother stood at the stove to make a big pot of rice and beans and then took a seat at the edge of the…

Wednesday 11/25/2020
Trump pardons Flynn despite guilty plea in Russia probe
icon Posted: 25 November 2020 [08:08 PM]

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, ending a yearslong prosecution in the Russia investigation that saw Flynn twice plead guilty to lying to the FBI and then reverse himself before the Department of…

Monday 11/23/2020
US agency ascertains Biden as winner, lets transition begin
icon Posted: 23 November 2020 [07:55 PM]

WASHINGTON - The General Services Administration ascertained Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition from President Donald Trump’s administration and allowing Biden to coordinate…

Sunday 11/15/2020
Biden likely to break barriers, pick woman to lead Pentagon
icon Posted: 15 November 2020 [08:37 PM]

WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden is expected to take a historic step and select a woman to head the Pentagon for the first time, shattering one of the few remaining barriers to women in the department and the presidential Cabinet.…

SpaceX launches 2nd crew, regular station crew flights begin
icon Posted: 15 November 2020 [08:34 PM]

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday on the first full-fledged taxi flight for NASA by a private company. The Falcon rocket thundered into the night from Kennedy Space Center with three…

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biden-plans-primetime-televised-address Biden plans prime-time televised address
icon Posted: 06 November 2020 [01:13 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Biden’s campaign says he will give a speech during prime time Friday. The Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign announced…