Biden signs massive climate and health care legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has signed Democrats’ landmark bill on climate change and health care signed into law on Tuesday, delivering what he called the ‘final piece’ of his streamlined national platform, as he aims to bolster his party’s standing with voters less than three months before mid-term elections. The legislation includes the … Read more

DHS watchdog pushes back at lawmakers over Secret Service testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security inspector general has denied congressional requests for documents and personnel testimony regarding the erasure of Secret Service communications related to the attack of January 6, 2021 against the Capitol, angering leading Democrats who accuse him of unlawfully obstructing their investigation. In an Aug. 8 letter released Tuesday, … Read more

Cheney prepares to lose as Trump tests in Wyoming and Alaska

CHEYENNE, Wyoming (AP) – Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney, a leader of the Republican resistance to the former president donald trumpfights to save his US House seat on Tuesday as voters weigh in on the GOP leadership. Cheney’s team is bracing for a loss to a Trump-backed challenger in the state in which he won by … Read more

Feds oppose unsealed affidavit for Mar-a-Lago warrant

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday pushed back on efforts to release the affidavit supporting the search warrant for former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate, saying the investigation “involved highly classified” and that the document contained sensitive witness information. The government’s opposition came in response to court filings by multiple news outlets, including … Read more

EXPLAINER: Why US lawmakers’ trips to Taiwan continue to annoy China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan is high on U.S. Congressmen’s summer travel bucket list during their August recess this year, as U.S. lawmakers are keen to affirm U.S. support for the self-governing island. over China’s objections. Paid photos of the visit of five members of Congress this weeklike that of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi less than … Read more

Trump Org. CFO set to plead guilty in New York tax case

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s longtime finance chief is expected to plead guilty as early as Thursday in a case of tax evasion It’s the only criminal prosecution to stem from a lengthy investigation into the former president’s company, three people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Trump Organization chief financial officer … Read more

Giuliani targeted in criminal probe into 2020 election

ATLANTA (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is the target of the criminal investigation into possible illegal attempts by then-President Donald Trump and others to interfere in Georgia’s 2020 general election, prosecutors for the former New York mayor’s attorneys advised Monday. Revelation that Giuliani, an outspoken Trump defender, could face criminal charges as part of the probe … Read more

China announces new drills as US delegation visits Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China announced new military drills around Taiwan as the self-governing island’s president met with members of a new U.S. congressional delegation on Monday, threatening to reignite tensions between Beijing and Washington a few months later. just days after a similar visit to the United States House. Speaker Nancy Pelosi angry china. … Read more

Physician Green wins Hawaii Democratic primary for governor

HONOLULU (AP) — On their 16th wedding anniversary, Hawaii Democrats handed Josh Green and his wife, Jaime, a comfortable margin of victory in Saturday’s gubernatorial primary. Green, the state’s current lieutenant governor, easily beat former first lady Vicky Cayetano and Kaiali’I Kahele, who decided to run for governor instead of a second term in the … Read more

Author Salman Rushdie on fan after stabbing in New York

CHAUTAUQUA, NY (AP) — Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” prompted death threats from the Iranian leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen on Friday by a man who rushed onto the stage as the author was about to give a talk in western New York. A bloodied Rushdie, 75, … Read more