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Stefanik's rise toward leadership job irks conservatives

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives in and out of Congress are expressing opposition to Rep. Elise Stefanik ’s rise toward House Republicans' No. 3 leadership job, grumbling that is unlikely to derail her...

Top U.S., China and Russia diplomats to speak on cooperation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Security Council meeting aimed at strengthening global cooperation and the role of the United Nations is expected to hear from the top American, Chinese and Russian diplomats a...

Mandaloun and Essential Quality won't run in Preakness

Kentucky Derby favorite Essential Quality and runner-up Mandaloun will not run against Medina Spirit in the Preakness, trainer Brad Cox said Thursday. Cox said he’ll skip the second ...

Netanyahu challenger issues call for national unity

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's opposition leader on Thursday called for a unity government and vowed to find common ground among the ideologically diverse parties seeking to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Ne...

Edmunds: The top off-road vehicles for 2021

It’s no surprise that trucks and SUVs continue to dominate the U.S. vehicle market. But in a further move, automakers are increasingly building more SUVs and trucks that are specifically designed for ...

Top US diplomat to join China UN event on global cooperation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will participate in a high-level U.N. Security Council meeting Friday chaired by China’s foreign minister on strengthening global cooperati...

Bernie Sanders, ex-lawmaker Booker attend Kentucky rally

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders attended a rally Sunday with former Kentucky state Rep. Charles Booker, who is considering another run for the U.S. Senate. The “Ra...

California Democrats to hear from Newsom as recall heats up

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom will address the Democratic Party faithful Saturday as he mounts a campaign to keep his job. His address to thousands of activ...

Beyond the pandemic: London votes for a mayor during crisis

LONDON (AP) — Not long ago, London was booming. Now it fears a bust. Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic have hit Britain’s capital in a perfect storm. In 2021, the city has fewer p...

Senate confirms former Florida Sen. Bill Nelson to lead NASA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed former Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, who once flew on the space shuttle, to be the next NASA administrator. Lawmakers agreed to President Joe B...

Alexei Navalny appears via video link for appeal hearing

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the man many see as the main challenger to Russian President Vladimir Putin's power, on Thursday appeared at a legal hearing via video link. It is the first time he...

Police in Belarus block rally marking Chernobyl anniversary

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities on Monday enforced tight security measures to prevent an opposition rally marking the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe. Th...

Collins won't run for Senate or Georgia governor in 2022

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, a favorite of former President Donald Trump, says he doesn't plan to run for governor or U.S. Senate in Georgia in 2022. Coll...

Britain's Ben Ainslie beats Slingsby's Aussies in SailGP

British star Sir Ben Ainslie pulled ahead of Australia’s Tom Slingsby early on the second leg of the podium race and held on to win the opening regatta of SailGP’s second season Sunday on a wild day i...

Sen. Johnson may offer insight into GOP's 2022 positioning

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ron Johnson is in an uncomfortable class of his own. The Wisconsin Republican is the only senator in his party facing reelection next year in a state that backed...