GOP senator, business leaders urge prompt Biden transition

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is increasing on a Trump administration official to authorize a formal transition process for President-elect Joe Biden. Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Oh...

Gun-toting congresswoman-elect may carry Glock at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — A firearms-toting congresswoman-elect who owns a gun-themed restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, has already asked Capitol Police about carrying her weapon on Capitol grounds, her office h...

Despite Trump's prod, Mich. to consider certifying Biden win

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan election officials on Monday planned to consider certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in the state as President Donald Trump’s brazen attempts to ...

The Latest: Biden names 2 aides to legislative affairs team

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 11:35 a.m. President-elect Joe Biden has named two longtime Capitol Hill aides to his l...

Election 2020 Today: Fraud rejected, Biden's top diplomat

Here’s what’s happening Monday in Election 2020: TODAY’S TOP STORIES: FRAUD REJECTED : President Donald Trump’s campaign has filed plenty of lawsuits in six states ...

How Democrats came up short in bid to expand House majority

MONROE, Iowa (AP) — This swath of southeast Iowa isn't supposed to be a nailbiter for Democrats. For more than a decade, voters in the college town of Iowa City powered Democratic ca...

Michigan leader: Trump didn't ask for election interference

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump did not ask Michigan Republican lawmakers to “break the law” or “interfere” with the election during a meeting at the White House, a legislative leader sai...

Confrontation at German coronavirus protest goes viral

BERLIN (AP) — A video went viral Sunday in Germany of a confrontation at a coronavirus protest, where a young woman compared herself to a famous Nazi resistance fighter and then was accused by a secur...

Judge rules against Trump global media chief after firings

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled against the head of the agency that runs the Voice of America and other U.S.-funded news outlets who was accused of trying to turn it into a propaganda vehi...

Week offers snapshot of how Trump, Biden approach presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — One spent the week at his home in Delaware carefully trying to build a government and preparing to take on a pandemic. The other largely kept to himself behind clos...

Many GOP lawmakers shrug off Statehouse mask-wearing rules

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Many Republican lawmakers in states where coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have surged are not only rejecting statewide mask mandates. They're also resisting rules requi...

Biden to work to end executions as government sets 3 more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is against the death penalty and will work to end its use, his spokesman said Saturday, as the Justice Department scheduled three more federal executions du...

Criminal justice reformers cheer multiple election victories

NEW YORK (AP) — Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering the election of a handful of progressive prosecutors, the passage of ballot initiative...

Taiwanese-American businessman Andrew Yang could be next US commerce secretary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese-American entrepreneur and former presidential contender Andrew Yang could be the next secretary of commerce of the United States, according to a CNN report Satur...

EXPLAINER: Trump's election challenges falling flat in court

While President Donald Trump vows to press ahead with efforts to overturn the election, judges across the country have consistently swatted down his legal challenges. Trump's campai...