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US sanctions Russian officials over nerve-agent attack

The Biden administration sanctioned seven mid- and senior-level Russian officials on Tuesday, along with more than a dozen businesses and other entities, over a nearly fatal nerve-agent attack on opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his subsequent...

 

FBI chief calls Jan. 6 'domestic terrorism,' defends intel

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Chris Wray condemned the January riot at the U.S. Capitol as "domestic terrorism" Tuesday as he defended the bureau's handling of intelligence indicating the prospect for violence. He told lawmakers the information...

 

US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this...

 

Biden lifts Trump-era ban blocking legal immigration to US

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday lifted a freeze on green cards issued by his predecessor during the pandemic that lawyers said was blocking most legal immigration to the United States. Former President Donald Trump last spring...

 

US Army crowdsources ideas to combat sexual assault crisis

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sgt. Taylor Knueven always knew sexual assault and harassment plagued the U.S. Army. But the combat medic's own assault early last year opened her eyes to the broken system surrounding one of the military's most infamous...

 

Congress split on US strikes in Syria on Iran-backed militia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration defended the U.S. military airstrikes in Syria as legal and appropriate Friday, saying they took out facilities that housed valuable "capabilities" used by Iranian-backed militia groups to attack American...

 

Capitol defenders blame bad intelligence for deadly breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faulty intelligence was to blame for the outmanned Capitol defenders' failure to anticipate the violent mob that invaded the iconic building and halted certification of the presidential election on Jan. 6, the officials who were...

 

Iran officially imposes curbs on UN nuclear inspections

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran officially started restricting international inspections of its nuclear facilities Tuesday, a bid to pressure European countries and President Joe Biden's administration to lift crippling economic sanctions and restore the...

 

Chief: Capitol police were unsure about using force Jan. 6

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police officers who defended the Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection did not properly lock down the building and were unsure of the rules for using deadly force against the rioters, according to the acting chief of the Capitol...

 

Afghan police: 3 separate Kabul explosions kill 5, wound 2

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Three sticky bomb attacks in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least five people and wounded two others, a police official said, amid a surge in violence in the war-torn country. Kabul police spokesman...

 

US unwinds Trump policy making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration moved to restore the asylum system to the way it worked for decades Friday by releasing a group of asylum-seekers into the United States, ending their long wait in Mexico and unraveling one of former Presid...

 

Migrant families seek mental health help for trauma

BALTIMORE (AP) — They called it ‘la perrera,’ meaning the dog pen. It was one of the U.S. Custom and Border Patrol’s processing centers, where migrant women and children slept side by side, in chilly temperatures, in a cage lined by wire,...

 

US border officials start releasing migrants into Yuma

PHOENIX (AP) — Overwhelmed border officials have started releasing migrants into Arizona’s rural Yuma County as more people arrive with hopes of making their home in America amid a pandemic that won't allow authorities to hold as many in...

 

AG nominee Garland vows Capitol riot will be top priority

WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's attorney general nominee, vowed Monday to prioritize combating extremist violence and said his first focus would be on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as he sought to assure lawmakers...

 

Pentagon chief urges immediate reduction in Taliban violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, in his first news conference as Pentagon chief, said Friday that progress toward peace in Afghanistan and an end to U.S. military involvement there depends on the Taliban reducing attacks. He said,...

 

Path to citizenship in new Democratic immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats proposed a major immigration overhaul Thursday that would offer an eight-year pathway to citizenship to the estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally. The legislation...

 

Myanmar security forces intensify crackdown on protesters

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Security forces in Myanmar pointed guns toward anti-coup protesters and attacked them with sticks on Monday, seeking to quell the large-scale demonstrations calling for the military junta that seized power earlier this month...

 

Biden orders sanctions against Myanmar after military coup

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday ordered new sanctions against the military regime in Myanmar, taking action after the military this month staged a coup in the Southeast Asian country and arrested de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi...

 

CO will hear a bill on data sharing with federal agencies

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers will introduce a bill to establish guidelines on how personal information can be shared with federal agencies. The proposed legislation announced Thursday at a press conference with state lawmakers and immigrant...

 

Mexico president warns against false claims of open US doors

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday many migrants believe the “doors are open” to the United States following the election of President Joe Biden. López Obrador said that wasn’t true, and urged...

 

Riot aftermath: Still-shaken lawmakers, troops stand guard

WASHINGTON (AP) — On Jan. 6, the U.S. Capitol was besieged by supporters of Donald Trump angered by the then-president's election loss. While lawmakers inside the building were voting to affirm Democrat Joe Biden's win, Trump loyalists were...

 

Capitol breach invader of Pelosi's office pleads not guilty

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man who was photographed sitting with his feet on a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during last month's riot at the U.S. Capitol pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges stemming from the...

 

Biden ending deals with Central America restricting asylum

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is withdrawing the U.S. from agreements with three Central American countries that restricted the ability of people to seek asylum at the southwest border, part of a broad effort to undo the the...

 

Activists complain of weakened voting security standard

BOSTON (AP) — Leaders of the federal agency overseeing election administration have quietly weakened a key element of proposed security standards for voting systems, raising concern among voting-integrity experts that many such systems will remain...

 

Pentagon deploys troops to fuel COVID-19 vaccine drive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will deploy more than 1,100 troops to five vaccination centers in what will be the first wave of increased military support for the White House campaign to get more Americans inoculated against COVID-19. President...

 

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