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Biden intelligence pick favors 'aggressive' stance on China threat

The United States should take an “aggressive stance” toward the threat posed by the aggressive and assertive China that it faces today, Avril Haines, President-elect Joe Biden’s choi...

Trump frees former aides from ethics pledge, lobbying ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, in one of his final acts of office, released current and former members of his administration from the terms of their ethics pledge, which included a five-yea...

Trump pardons Israeli officer who enlisted spy Pollard

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted a full pardon to Aviem Sella, the handler of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, as part of the outgoing president's spree of clemency ...

Trump commutes sentence of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who has served about seven years of a 28-year sentence for corruption. ...

Biden's first act: orders on pandemic, climate, immigration

In his first official acts as president, Joe Biden is signing executives orders on a broad range of issues, from the coronavirus pandemic to climate change and immigration, to fulfill campaign promise...

Man detained for throwing snowballs at Berlin US consulate

BERLIN (AP) — A 26-year-old was detained in Berlin — twice — after throwing snowballs and other projectiles at the American consulate and scuffling with security personnel while yelling slogans agains...

EU sighs with relief as Biden readies to enter White House

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top officials breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday that Joe Biden will be taking over as president of the United States, but they warned that the world has chang...

Hollywood returns: Gaga, J. Lo headline Biden inauguration

Gaga. J. Lo. Hanks. Legend. Miranda. Bruuuuuce. It’s a far cry from a normal inauguration, with Washington locked down due to security concerns, and most inaugural events gone virtua...

Dream close to being sold, taking Loeffler out of WNBA

The Atlanta Dream are close to being sold, ending defeated Sen. Kelly Loeffler's contentious stint as a WNBA owner. “As it relates to the Atlanta Dream, we understand a sale of the f...

Trump's exit: President leaves office with legacy of chaos

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump will walk out of the White House and board Marine One for the last time as president Wednesday morning, leaving behind a legacy of chaos and tumult and a nation bitterly...

Analysis: For Biden, chance to turn crisis into opportunity

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the 11 weeks since Election Day, the collision of crises confronting President-elect Joe Biden have gone from staggering to almost unimaginable. More than 170,0...

An inauguration unlike any other amid a pandemic, unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inauguration Day for President-elect Joe Biden will look unlike anything the nation has seen before as the scars of COVID-19 and the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol turn the ...

Facing crush of crises, Biden will take helm as president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden swears the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of cri...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2021. There are 345 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. ...

Trump expected to pardon former strategist Bannon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to pardon his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, as part of a flurry of last-minute clemency action that appeared to be still in flux in the la...