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Far-right influencer charged in 2016 Clinton voter scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — A self-styled far-right propagandist is facing charges he used social media to try to suppress votes for Democratic nominee Hillary...

AP Exclusive: GOP to stay neutral should Trump run again

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Republican National Committee on Wednesday declined to encourage former President Donald Trump to run for the...

Ghana buries former president Jerry Rawlings with honors

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana’s late president Jerry John Rawlings was buried at the country’s military cemetery in the capital after four days of...

Dwayne Johnson is a contender in NBC sitcom ‘Young Rock’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwayne Johnson’s new NBC comedy “Young Rock” has him campaigning for president in 2032, but the actor and producer sidestepped...

Feds: Man threatened family of congressman, journalist

NEW YORK (AP) — A California man disgruntled about the presidential election result was arrested Tuesday on charges alleging he threatened family members of...

Central African Republic soldiers kill 44 rebels

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — ...

Twitter permanently bans My Pillow CEO

Twitter has permanently banned My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell’s account after he continued to perpetuate the baseless claim that Donald Trump won the 2020...

Effort to put Tubman on $20 bill restarted under Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a change of administrations, it looks like Harriet Tubman is once again headed to the front of the $20 bill. ...

Judge orders Uganda’s Bobi Wine freed from house arrest

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A judge ruled on Monday that Ugandan security forces cannot detain presidential challenger Bobi Wine inside his home, rebuking authorities...

GOP Ohio Sen. Portman not seeking reelection, cites gridlock

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said Monday that he won’t seek reelection to a third term in 2022, expressing dismay with the...

Twitter launches crowd-sourced fact-checking project

Twitter is enlisting its users to help combat misinformation on its service by flagging and notating misleading and false tweets. ...

Watchdog probes if DOJ officials tried to overturn election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s inspector general is launching an investigation to examine whether any former or current department officials “engaged in an...

EU urges dialogue in Venezuela to set up new elections

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union called Monday for broad political talks in Venezuela to set up new elections, and warned that it stands...

Center-right incumbent wins Portugal’s presidential election

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s president was returned to office for a second term with a resounding victory Sunday in an election held amid...

Palestinians ask Europe to send monitors for elections

Palestinian election officials on Sunday invited the European Union to send observers to monitor upcoming elections planned for the Palestinian legislature and presidency. ...

Arizona Republicans censure Cindy McCain, GOP governor

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republicans voted Saturday to censure Cindy McCain and two prominent GOP members who have found themselves crosswise with former President...

Belarus police arrest 100 in renewed protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in the capital of Belarus arrested about 100 people who formed human chains in demonstrations calling for the authoritarian...

Democrats make federal election standards a top priority

Democrats plan to move quickly on one of the first bills of the new Congress, citing the need for federal election standards and other...

Schumer: Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial for Donald Trump over the Capitol riot will begin the week of Feb. 8,...

Aloha shirts on ‘boogaloos’ link symbol of peace to violence

HONOLULU (AP) — People following a violent movement that promotes a second U.S. civil war or the breakdown of modern society have been showing...

MyPillow Guy among the Trump acolytes picking up the torch

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Mike Lindell, better known to TV viewers as the MyPillow Guy, went to the White House last week to try...

EXPLAINER: A look at Portugal’s presidential election

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal will hold a presidential election Sunday, choosing a head of state to serve a five-year term as the country...

Schumer: Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial for Donald Trump over the Capitol riot will begin the week of Feb. 8,...

Trial ahead, Trump turns to ethics lawyer for his defense

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Butch Bowers is used to defending public officials in ethics cases. But he's never faced anything quite like this. ...

Inauguration fashion: Purple, pearls, American designers

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris showcased American designers at their inauguration Wednesday, and Harris gave a nod to women's suffrage, Shirley Chisholm and her...

‘Just move on’: Republicans grapple with post-Trump future

For the first time in more than a decade, Republicans are waking up to a Washington where Democrats control the White House and Congress,...

Who’s in charge: Career staffers move to acting Cabinet head

Like 8,000 flying trapeze artists passing in midair, the Biden and Trump administrations swapped out senior leadership of the federal government on the fly...

Where Biden stood, reminders of a failed insurrection

WASHINGTON (AP) — The reminders of the siege were everywhere. ...

Indian village cheers for Harris during swearing-in as US VP

THULASENDRAPURAM, India (AP) — With chants of “Long live Kamala Harris,” fireworks and prayers, residents of a tiny Indian village celebrated her inauguration as...

The Latest: Fireworks light up sky to celebrate inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local): ...

‘Defeat the lies’: Biden speaks of duty to defend the truth

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden declared Wednesday that truth and democracy are under attack in America and he pledged to usher the post-truth...

Clyburn: Bush called him a ‘savior’ for boosting Biden

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — ...

EXPLAINER: Election claims, and why it’s clear Biden won

ATLANTA (AP) — As Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in Wednesday as the nation’s 46th president, Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters still believe Biden...

Biden charts new US direction, promises many Trump reversals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stop. Stabilize. Then move — but in a vastly different direction. ...

The Latest: Trump declassifies Crossfire Hurricane material

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local): ...

EXPLAINER: Election claims, and why it’s clear Biden won

ATLANTA (AP) — As Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in Wednesday as the nation’s 46th president, Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters still believe Biden...

Stores drop MyPillow after CEO pushes election conspiracies

NEW YORK (AP) — The founder and CEO of MyPillow, who amplified President Donald Trump's claims of election fraud, said a backlash against his...

Teen whom Biden befriended as fellow stutterer has book deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Brayden Harrington, the teenager whom President-elect Joe Biden befriended as a fellow stutterer — and will be part of a...

Polling booths go to voters in Portugal’s pandemic election

MONTIJO, Portugal (AP) — Local councils in Portugal sent out teams Tuesday to gather votes from people in home quarantine and from residents of...

US puts visa restrictions on Tanzanian officials over vote

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States says it has placed visa restrictions on unnamed Tanzanian officials who it says were “responsible or complicit...

Despite election loss, Uganda’s Bobi Wine wins growing power

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine has emerged from last week's disputed election as the country's most powerful opposition leader after...

Biden has set sky-high expectations. Can he meet them?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Back when the election was tightening and just a week away, Joe Biden went big. ...

Biden picks Chopra, Gensler for financial oversight roles

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Rohit Chopra to be the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, tapping a progressive ally...

Uganda police surround Bobi Wine’s opposition party offices

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The opposition party of Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine said on Monday that police have prevented top officials from going...

Court in Central African Republic upholds election results

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic's constitutional court on Monday upheld President Faustin Archange Touadera’s re-election, raising the specter of more...

Records: Trump allies behind rally that ignited Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault...

Vice President-elect Harris to resign her Senate seat Monday

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are...

Decision on Belarus hockey worlds near amid sponsor pressure

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The International Ice Hockey Federation will make a decision in the coming days on whether to pull its world championship...

Democrats build impeachment case, alleging ‘dangerous crime’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lead prosecutor for President Donald Trump's historic second impeachment began building his case for conviction at trial, asserting on Sunday...

Actions by GOP attorneys general could damage credibility

By supporting efforts to overturn the results of the presidential election, most of the nation's Republican state attorneys general may have undermined their offices'...

Uganda’s opposition rejects Museveni’s reelection as ‘fraud’

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A day after Uganda's longtime leader was declared winner of the country's presidential election, the opposition party dismissed the results...

Will Trump’s mishandling of records leave a hole in history?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The public won’t see President Donald Trump’s White House records for years, but there’s growing concern the collection won’t be complete,...

More backlash for GOP’s Hawley as Loews Hotel cancels event

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Loews Hotels said Saturday it has canceled an upcoming fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, the latest fallout for the...

Diary shows how quest for love landed Navy vet in Iran jail

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael White's long-anticipated trip to Iran was already a disappointment. The love interest he'd gone to visit had stopped seeing him...

The Latest: Azar condemns Capitol riot in resignation letter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's impeachment and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump...

Haiti braces for unrest as opposition demands new president

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Flying rocks. Burning tires. Acrid smoke. ...

Pelosi’s nine impeachment managers hope to ‘finish the job’

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped nine of her most trusted allies in the House to argue the case for President...

Pence calls VP-elect Kamala Harris to offer congratulations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has called his soon-to-be successor Kamala Harris to offer his congratulations, according to two people familiar with...

No charges in Pennsylvania discarded-ballots case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed against a former temporary elections worker authorities have said mistakenly discarded nine military ballots...

Abbas decrees first Palestinian elections in 15 years

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday decreed parliamentary and presidential elections for later this year in what would...

Uganda opposition leader Bobi Wine says military enters home

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine said Friday the military had entered his home and “we are in serious trouble,"...

GOP senators in spotlight as second impeachment trial looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second time, Republican senators face the choice of whether to convict President Donald Trump in an impeachment trial. While...

Pelosi’s nine impeachment managers hope to ‘finish the job’

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped nine of her most trusted allies in the House to argue the case for President...

The Latest: Prosecutors: Arkansas man beat cop with flagpole

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's impeachment and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists...

GOP senators in spotlight as second impeachment trial looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second time, Republican senators face the choice of whether to convict President Donald Trump in an impeachment trial. While...

‘The world is watching’: Ugandans vote in tense election

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandans voted Thursday in a presidential election tainted by widespread violence that some fear could escalate if security forces try...

S. Korean court upholds prison term for ex-president Park

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 20-year prison term for former President Park Geun-hye over bribery and...

The Latest: Pelosi wants fines for bypassing House security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over...

Led by Cheney, 10 House Republicans back Trump impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten Republicans — including Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House GOP leader — voted to impeach President Donald Trump...

Hawley, facing fallout, blames media, D.C. ‘establishment’

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, facing waning support from longtime backers and donors in the wake of the attack at...

AP Exclusive: MLB suspends political donations after DC riot

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is suspending all political contributions in the wake of last week's invasion of the U.S. Capitol by...

Norah O’Donnell: ‘Journalism is more important than ever’

NEW YORK (AP) — Norah O’Donnell has seen a lot during her career, including sexual assault in the military, the Las Vegas mass shooting,...

Trump’s wall of GOP support breaks during impeachment vote

The unbreakable wall of Republican support that encouraged and enabled Donald Trump's norm-shattering presidency cracked on Wednesday. ...

Report: Companies donated $170M to GOP election objectors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Corporations and industry groups have donated at least $170 million in recent years to Republicans who rejected President-elect Joe Biden's victory...

Anti-Semitism seen in Capitol insurrection raises alarms

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol last week clamoring to overturn the result of November's...

Internet ‘blackout’ in Uganda on eve of tense election

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities appeared to cut off internet access in the country Wednesday night on the eve of a tense presidential...

The Latest: House urges Pence to remove Trump from power

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

Rural Nevada GOP official’s letter draws calls for FBI probe

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s two U.S. senators have joined calls for an investigation of comments by the Republican Party chairman in rural Nye...

EXPLAINER: How Trump’s 2nd impeachment will unfold

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is expected to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his encouragement of supporters who violently stormed the U.S....

US Chamber says some legislators will lose campaign funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is threatening to withhold campaign funds from politicians who railed against approval of Joe Biden's election...

Uganda’s leader says social media shut down ahead of polls

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Tuesday that his government has shut down social media ahead of a tense election on...

Portugal’s president awaits virus advice in self-isolation

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has tested negative for the coronavirus in results of two consecutive tests disclosed Tuesday,...

Social media crackdown continues after siege of US Capitol

LONDON (AP) — Social media platforms are continuing to crack down on fringe groups and conspiracy theories following last week’s deadly riot at the...

The Latest: No public access to Capitol grounds Jan. 20

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

Business grows skittish about Trump and GOP after riots

WASHINGTON (AP) — Corporate America is quickly distancing itself from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, with many of the biggest names in...

US imposes new Ukraine sanctions over election interference

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday sanctioned more than a half-dozen associates of a Ukrainian lawmaker accused by U.S. officials of interfering...

Uganda accuses Facebook of ‘interfering’ in tense polls

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan official accused Facebook of meddling in the East African country's election after several accounts linked to President Yoweri...

Supreme Court rejects fast track for Trump election cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday formally refused to put on a fast track election challenges filed by President Donald Trump and...

Newly-elected Kyrgyzstan president to boost his powers

MOSCOW (AP) — A nationalist politician who won a landslide victory in Kyrgyzstan's presidential election said he would push for quick constitutional changes to...

Businesses rethink political donations after Capitol siege

Businesses are rethinking political contributions in the wake of the deadly Capitol siege by President Donald Trump’s supporters on Wednesday. ...

The Latest: Trump orders US flags lowered to honor officers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and impeachment (all times local): ...

US diplomats in extraordinary protest against Trump for riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a highly unusual move, American diplomats have drafted two cables condemning President Donald Trump’s incitement of the deadly assault on...

Trump legacy on race shadowed by divisive rhetoric, actions

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump repeatedly claimed in the final months of his presidency — and without a trace of irony — to...

Oaths questioned as Trump’s backers fight against loss

Before they take office, elected officials swear to uphold the U.S. Constitution. But what happens when they are accused of doing the opposite? ...

Once-jailed nationalist wins Kyrgyzstan presidency

MOSCOW (AP) — A nationalist politician who was released from prison amid protests that overthrew Kyrgyzstan’s president last year has been elected as his...

Trump pressured Georgia to ‘find the fraud’ in earlier call

ATLANTA (AP) — While election officials in Georgia were verifying signatures on absentee ballot envelopes in one metro-Atlanta county, President Donald Trump pressed a...

‘Brian did his job’: Family remembers fallen Capitol officer

SOUTH RIVER, N.J. (AP) — From his early days growing up in a New Jersey hamlet, Brian Sicknick wanted to be a police officer. ...

Democratic wins could strengthen Biden’s legislative push

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden's victory in November was tempered by concerns that he would face Republican opposition in the Senate that could...

Oakland vows to ‘root out’ cops who endorse Capitol takeover

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Police Department has opened an investigation into allegations that its officers endorsed or participated on social media accounts...

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