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politics / Wed, May 25, 2022 6:49 PM

Live updates | Slain child's father: Police were unprepared

The father of a child killed by a shooting rampage at a Texas elementary school says police were slow to move in and were unprepared

politics / Wed, May 25, 2022 5:48 PM

EPA proposes restrictions in fight over Alaska mine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing restrictions that would block plans for a copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region

politics / Wed, May 25, 2022 5:00 PM

Twitter to pay $150M penalty over privacy of users' data

Twitter will pay a $150 million penalty and put in new safeguards to settle federal regulators’ allegations that the social platform failed to...

politics / Wed, May 25, 2022 4:34 PM

Administration opposes airlines in lawsuit over crew breaks

The Biden administration is siding against the airline industry in a case that involves whether California-based flight crews should get the rest...

politics / Wed, May 25, 2022 4:34 PM

EXPLAINER: Social media and the Texas shooter's messages

Could Facebook have known about ominous direct-message threats made by a gunman who Texas authorities say massacred 19 children and two teachers...

politics / Wed, May 25, 2022 4:25 PM

Jill Biden, Murthy welcome 2nd mass delivery of baby formula

Jill Biden and the U.S. surgeon general are empathizing with parents across the country who have been scrambling to find infant formula for their...

politics / Wed, May 25, 2022 4:23 PM

Will Congress act on guns after Sandy Hook, Buffalo, Uvalde?

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has quickly set in motion a pair of firearms background check bills in response to the school massacre in Texas

politics / Wed, May 25, 2022 3:39 PM

NFL to appeal ruling in Gruden lawsuit over leaked emails

The NFL says it will appeal a ruling denying the league’s request to move former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s lawsuit over leaked emails...

politics / Wed, May 25, 2022 3:39 PM

Brazil toughens environmental fines in reaction to a lawsuit

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree Tuesday that creates stricter rules against environmental crimes in the Amazon rainforest, such...

politics / Wed, May 25, 2022 3:35 PM

'I've got to dig deep': Texas shooting tests Newtown parents

Some relatives of the victims of the 2012 attack on the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, who channeled grief into advocacy...

politics / Wed, May 25, 2022 3:35 PM

'Horrifying' conspiracy theories swirl around Texas shooting

Misinformation and conspiracy theories about Tuesday's deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, began to spread online only hours after the carnage

politics / Wed, May 25, 2022 3:16 PM

Texas massacre casts shadow over hearing for ATF pick

Less than a day after a gunman massacred 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Texas, a Wednesday Senate hearing for President...

politics / Wed, May 25, 2022 3:16 PM

Congressional Budget Office says inflation to last into 2023

The Congressional Budget Office says that high inflation will persist into next year

politics / Wed, May 25, 2022 3:03 PM

House official: Lawmakers should not carry guns at Capitol

The House’s top law enforcement official says members of Congress should be barred from carrying firearms anywhere in the Capitol or its...

politics / Wed, May 25, 2022 2:52 PM

AP sources: Colin Kaepernick to work out for Raiders

Colin Kaepernick is getting his first chance to work out for an NFL team since last playing in the league in 2016 when he started kneeling...

politics / Wed, May 25, 2022 2:16 PM

Defiant Pakistani ex-PM Khan urges followers to banned rally

Pakistani police have fired tear gas and scuffled with stone-throwing supporters of ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan ahead of their planned...

politics / Wed, May 25, 2022 2:13 PM

Unionized Starbucks stores face hard work of bargaining

It’s become a common sight: jubilant Starbucks workers celebrating after successful votes to unionize at dozens of U.S. stores

politics / Wed, May 25, 2022 1:50 PM

Defense: Notes back claim Clinton lawyer didn't lie to FBI

Defense lawyers for a Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer charged with lying to the FBI during the Trump-Russia probe have shown jurors handwritten...

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