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Giants owner donates to candidate who questioned women's suffrage
Weeks before missing out on Aaron Judge, Charles Johnson gave to a candidate who said America has "suffered" as a result of women's suffrage.
By Alex Shultz
These Calif. Republicans voted 'no' on a same-sex marriage bill
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Laura Ingraham seethes after Fox News calls Herschel Walker race
San Francisco's moderate revolt continues
San Francisco abruptly reverses lethal police robot policy
Rioter who assaulted cops at Capitol gets 5 years in prison
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Tennessee man who authorities say came to Washington ahead of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot prepared for violence in a car full of weapons and assaulted officers who were trying to defend the Capitol was sentenced Friday to more than...
Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema switches to independent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona announced Friday she has registered as an independent, a renegade move that could bolster her political brand but won't upend the Democrats' narrow Senate majority. She says she will not...
By JONATHAN J. COOPER and LISA MASCARO
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ All votes...
By The Associated Press
Supreme Court takes case on immigration scam case
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear a case involving a scam that falsely promoted adult adoptions as a path to U.S. citizenship. The case tests whether a section of federal immigration law is unconstitutional because it is...
1st Gen Z congressman-elect denied apartment over bad credit
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep.-elect Maxwell Frost of Florida, the first member of Generation Z elected to Congress, says he is struggling to get an apartment in Washington and lost an application fee because his credit is “really bad.” The 25-year-old...
Florida grand jury calls for new laws on illegal immigration
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A statewide grand jury empaneled at the request of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has called for lawmakers to create new criminal penalties for harboring undocumented immigrants. The recommendations were released Wednesday....
Biden wants African Union to be added to Group of 20 nations
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to announce at next week’s U.S.-Africa summit that his administration supports adding the African Union as a permanent member of the Group of 20 nations, according to the White House. The African Union...
By AAMER MADHANI and CARA ANNA
Juul agrees to pay $1.2 billion in youth-vaping settlement
Juul Labs has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to resolve about 10,000 lawsuits targeting the e-cigarette maker as a major cause of a U.S. youth-vaping epidemic, according to people familiar with the matter. The accord, which hasn't yet been finalized,...
By Jef Feeley and Malathi Nayak
EXPLAINER: What Sinema's switch means for the Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's switch from Democrat to independent won’t change the balance of power in the Senate. But it could affect her political fortunes back home. Sinema says she won’t caucus with Senate Republicans, so...
By MARY CLARE JALONICK
US sanctions firms for rights abuses on Anti-Corruption Day
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Friday it is imposing sanctions on a broad array of people and companies around the world for corruption and human rights abuses — from illegal fishing operations in Chinese waters to kickbacks in...
By FATIMA HUSSEIN
N.Y. law opens way for flood of sex-abuse suits, no matter how old
A New York law that temporarily lifts the statute of limitations on civil sexual-abuse and harassment claims has sparked a flurry of activity just two weeks after taking effect - a warning sign for Wall Street banks and other employers that...
By Erik Larson
Climate concerns give national attention to Louisiana race
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The election for a seat on a typically obscure regulatory commission in Louisiana, a state with a front row seat to the effects of climate change, has gained national attention as major utility companies and outside...
By SARA CLINE
How senators 'defied political gravity' on same-sex marriage
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin was on the Senate floor, but her mind was on the other side of the Capitol. The House was voting that July afternoon on Democratic legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages in the wake...
By MARY CLARE JALONICK
Griner swap wasn't all US hoped for, but what it could get
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s surprise announcement last July lacked any detail, but its meaning was crystal clear. In a rare comment on secret talks, he said the Biden administration had made a “substantial proposal” to...
By ERIC TUCKER
After midterms, GOP reconsidering antipathy to mail ballots
ATLANTA (AP) — In Georgia’s Senate runoff, Republicans once more met the realities of giving Democrats a head start they could not overcome. According to tallies from the secretary of state, Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock built a lead of more...
By BILL BARROW and NICHOLAS RICCARDI