Court blocks COVID-19 vaccine mandate for US gov’t workersMarch 24, 2023 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Joe Biden’s order that federal employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 was blocked Thursday by a federal appeals court.
Biden’s Canada agenda stacked: NORAD, migration deals likelyMarch 24, 2023 GMT
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — President Joe Biden arrived in Canada on Thursday for talks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on several of the world's most difficult challenges: the war in Ukraine, climate change, trade, mass migration and an increasingly assertive China.
Official: Willow oil project holds promise, faces obstaclesMarch 23, 2023 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Willow oil project on Alaska's petroleum-rich North Slope is part of a “new era” of large-scale development in the region but it isn't a sure thing, with litigation and costs among the factors that stand as potential impediments, a state official told lawmakers Thursday.
House GOP fails to override Biden veto of ESG investing banMarch 23, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House failed Thursday to override President Joe Biden's first veto — of a Republican-led bill that would have banned the consideration of environmental, social or governance issues in retirement and other investment decisions.
Pro-labor? Biden aims to prove it with unionized 2024 staffMarch 23, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden likes to say he's the most pro-union president in U.S.
Biden approval dips near lowest point: AP-NORC pollAP-NORC PollMarch 23, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Approval of President Joe Biden has dipped slightly since a month ago, nearing the lowest point of his presidency as his administration tries to project a sense of stability while confronting a pair of bank failures and inflation that remains stubbornly high.
TikTok sends influencers to Washington as its troubles growMarch 22, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — TikTok is ramping up a public relations campaign to fend off the possibility of a nationwide ban by the Biden administration, and it’s bringing some unconventional advocates to help: online influencers.
US review of Afghanistan withdrawal to be released in AprilMarch 22, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The results of the long-delayed government review of the chaotic U.S.
Vote on Biden’s pick to run FAA delayed amid GOP oppositionMarch 22, 2023 GMT
A vote on President Joe Biden's choice to run the Federal Aviation Administration was delayed indefinitely Wednesday in the face of an opposition blitz by Republicans, who say the nominee lacks enough experience in aviation to lead the agency, which is under pressure to stem a surge in dangerous close calls between planes.
Springsteen, Kaling, Louis-Dreyfus among 22 honored by BidenMarch 22, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden welcomed a high-wattage collection of singers, authors, artists and humanitarians to the White House on Tuesday to present them with medals — and then stole the show himself with a quip about seeking reelection.
Biden creates national monuments in Nevada, Texas mountainsMarch 21, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday he is establishing national monuments on more than half a million acres in Nevada and Texas and creating a marine sanctuary in U.S. waters near the Pacific Remote Islands southwest of Hawaii.
DC braces for ‘robust oversight’ after criminal code fiascoMarch 21, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's signature on a bill nullifying an overhaul of the District of Columbia criminal code ended a public fight between Congress and local lawmakers.
Biden signs measure nullifying DC criminal code revisionsMarch 21, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday signed into law legislation nullifying the recent overhaul of the District of Columbia criminal code, but the fight between Congress and local lawmakers is continuing.
Biden issues first veto, taking on new Republican HouseMarch 20, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden issued the first veto of his presidency Monday in an early sign of shifting White House relations with the new Congress since Republicans took control of the House in January — a move that serves as a prelude to bigger battles with GOP lawmakers on government spending and the nation's debt limit.
Biden signs bill on COVID origins declassificationMarch 20, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan bill Monday that directs the federal government to declassify as much intelligence as possible about the origins of COVID-19 more than three years after the start of the pandemic.
‘Ted Lasso’ visits White House, promotes mental health careMarch 20, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fictional soccer coach Ted Lasso used a White House visit Monday to encourage people, even in politically divided Washington, to make it a point to check in often with friends, family and co-workers to "ask how they're doing, and listen, sincerely,”
WH economic report: Money for child care would help growthMarch 20, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is making the case for more government support for child care programs in an economic report that it released Monday, drawing on extensive research to say additional spending would improve kids' lives, increase the quality of early childhood schooling and enable more women to hold jobs.
Biden’s appeals court nominee faces rare Democratic scrutinyAP ExclusiveMarch 20, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Joe Biden's nominees to a federal appeals court has generated rare concern from some Democrats and outside groups over his signature on a legal brief defending a parental notification law in New Hampshire, injecting the issue of abortion into his confirmation fight from an unexpected flank.
Biden calls Israel’s Netanyahu with judicial plan ‘concern’March 19, 2023 GMT
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden spoke Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to express "concern” over his government’s planned overhaul of the country’s judicial system that has sparked widespread protests across Israel and to encourage compromise.
Bidens to host ‘Ted Lasso’ cast to promote mental healthMarch 19, 2023 GMT
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will host the cast of the TV series “Ted Lasso” at the White House on Monday to promote mental health and well-being.
Biden cheers for Irish bonds, unity on St. Patrick’s DayMarch 17, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sporting a green tie and shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day, President Joe Biden on Friday voiced his support for a recent economic accord affecting Ireland as he hosted the republic's prime minister, a longstanding meetup scuttled by the COVID-19 pandemic the past two years.
Haaland criticized over ‘difficult’ choice on Willow projectMarch 17, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — In early March, President Joe Biden met with members of Alaska's bipartisan congressional delegation as they implored him to approve a contentious oil drilling project in their state.
Biden calls for tougher penalties for execs of failed banksMarch 17, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday called on Congress to allow regulators to impose tougher penalties on the executives of failed banks, including clawing back compensation and making it easier to bar them from working in the industry.
Why TikTok’s security risks keep raising fearsMarch 17, 2023 GMT
TikTok is once again fending off claims that its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, would share user data from its popular video-sharing app with the Chinese government, or push propaganda and misinformation on its behalf.
Biden climate legacy tested by backlash over Willow projectMarch 16, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Elise Joshi was at the White House last year, her eyes welled with happy tears as President Joe Biden hosted thousands of supporters to celebrate groundbreaking legislation targeting climate change.
Biden says he’s focused ‘intensely’ on lowering drug costsMarch 15, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday said his administration was focused “intensely” on lowering health care costs and took aim at “MAGA” Republicans who he said are intent on dialing back Medicare coverage for millions of Americans.
EU closer to ending US trade spat, moves on Green Deal fundsMarch 15, 2023 GMT
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union moved closer to ending a trade dispute with U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday following months of wrangling over the billions of America-first incentives in his clean technology plans and said it would ramp up a similar subsidy-laden effort at home.
Biden says Jimmy Carter has asked him to deliver his eulogyMarch 15, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden says he plans to deliver the eulogy at the funeral of former President Jimmy Carter, who remains under hospice care at his home in south Georgia.
Biden told donors at a California fundraiser Monday evening about his “recent” visit to see the 39th president, whom he has known since he was a young Delaware senator supporting Carter's 1976 presidential campaign.
Biden on gun control: ‘Do something, do something big’March 14, 2023 GMT
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — The grief is still suffocating, the anger still visceral, President Joe Biden said Tuesday, in this suburban Los Angeles community where a gunman stormed a dance hall and killed 11 in January.
Boston Police Department fires 2 outspoken officersMarch 14, 2023 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Police Department has fired two officers, one who protested vaccine mandates at the mayor's house and other places and another who criticized former Vice President Mike Pence on social media for allowing the certification of President Joe Biden's election.
$2.5B in grants for EV chargers aim at underserved US areasMarch 14, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government on Tuesday announced $2.5 billion in new grants for the construction of electric vehicle charging stations and alternative fueling infrastructure, aiming in part at increasing access in underserved neighborhoods and communities.
Biden seeks to show stability in bid to avert banking chaosMarch 14, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2016, Vice President Joe Biden warned against efforts to unravel banking regulations that Democrats had fought to implement following the nation’s financial crisis, just as the emerging Trump administration was determined to loosen those strict banking rules.
Biden OKs Alaska oil project, draws ire of environmentalistsMarch 14, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday it is approving a huge oil-drilling project on Alaska’s petroleum-rich North Slope, a major environmental decision by President Joe Biden that drew quick condemnation as flying in the face of his pledges to slow climate change.
Alaska’s Willow oil project is controversial. Here’s why.March 14, 2023 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Biden administration is approving a major oil project on Alaska's petroleum-rich North Slope that supporters say represents an economic lifeline for Indigenous communities in the region but environmentalists say is counter to President Joe Biden's climate goals.
What’s the status of the US death penalty?March 14, 2023 GMT
The first federal capital case tried under President Joe Biden ended with a split among jurors that means the life of an Islamic extremist who killed eight people in a New York City will be spared. It came at a rare federal death penalty trial in a state without the death penalty.
Biden announces nuclear-powered submarines for AustraliaMarch 13, 2023 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Joe Biden and the leaders of Australia and the United Kingdom on Monday announced that Australia will purchase nuclear-powered attack submarines from the U.S.
As Biden weighs Willow, he blocks other Alaska oil drillingMarch 13, 2023 GMT
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — As President Joe Biden prepares a final decision on the huge Willow oil project in Alaska, his administration announced he will prevent or limit oil drilling in 16 million acres in Alaska and the Arctic Ocean.
Kimpson leaving South Carolina Senate to join Biden adminMarch 12, 2023 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State Sen. Marlon Kimpson, a South Carolina lawmaker and early backer of President Joe Biden, is leaving his legislative post more than a year early to take an appointment in the Biden administration.
Will it take market crash for Congress to raise debt limit?March 11, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's one way to force President Joe Biden and Congress to solve the looming crisis over the debt limit: a financial market crash.
New Air Force One will stay blue and white, Biden decidesMarch 11, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is sticking with a blue-and-white color scheme for the exterior of the replacement Air Force One aircraft, the first of which is expected to be delivered in four years.
Judge sides with ConocoPhillips Alaska in well data disputeMarch 11, 2023 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A judge has ruled that data from wells drilled by ConocoPhillips Alaska on federal lands on Alaska's North Slope — including wells that are part of a major oil project the company is pursuing called Willow — can remain confidential for now.
Biden, EU leader launch talks to ease rift on EV subsidiesMarch 10, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a potential boost for electric vehicles, President Joe Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Friday they've agreed to open negotiations on the use of European minerals critical in the production of batteries for EVs that are eligible for U.S.
In rift with Biden, Manchin vows to block oil, gas nomineeMarch 10, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sign of a deepening rift among Democrats on energy issues, conservative Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says he will not move forward on President Joe Biden’s nominee to oversee oil and gas leasing at the Interior Department.
Biden budget vs. House GOP: Values on display in debt fightMarch 10, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Joe Biden, his federal budget is a statement of values — the dollars and cents of a governing philosophy that believes the wealthy and large corporations should pay more taxes to help stem deficits and lift Americans toward middle class stability.
Biden rolls out budget plan, challenges GOP to follow suitMarch 9, 2023 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As political gridlock puts the government at risk of defaulting, President Joe Biden on Thursday made an opening bid with a budget plan that would cut deficits by $2.9 trillion over the next decade — a proposal that Republicans already intend to reject.
Ex-Biden aide agrees to House interview on classified docsMarch 9, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former executive assistant to Joe Biden has agreed to sit for an interview with the House Oversight Committee as Republicans expand their probe into the president's handling of classified documents.
Biden to visit Canada this month to discuss defense, tradeMarch 9, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will visit Canada later this month, the White House announced on Thursday, where he'll address the country's parliament and meet with Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau.
Here’s what Biden’s budget would mean — if it had a chanceMarch 9, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Republicans in control of the House, there's no chance that President Joe Biden's new budget plan will become law as it stands.
Australia to buy nuclear-powered submarines made in the USMarch 9, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Australia will purchase U.S.-manufactured, nuclear-powered attack submarines to modernize its fleet, a European official and two people familiar with the matter said Thursday, amid growing concerns about China's influence in the Indo-Pacific region.
Biden budget aims at China with billions for Pacific islandsMarch 9, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by China’s success in wooing Pacific island nations, the Biden administration is proposing to spend billions to keep three of those countries in the U.S. orbit.
President Joe Biden’s proposed federal budget released on Thursday includes more than $7.1 billion in funding for the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau.
Biden to seek more than $2.8B from Congress for cancer fightMarch 9, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is asking Congress for more than $2.8 billion in the federal budget he's sending to Capitol Hill on Thursday to help advance his cancer-fighting goals.
Australian leader plans meeting with Biden after India tripMarch 9, 2023 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said Wednesday he plans to meet with President Joe Biden in the United States following a trip to India this week, amid speculation the leaders will make an announcement about Australia's plans to build nuclear-powered submarines.
Biden budget aims to cut deficits nearly $3T over 10 yearsMarch 9, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's upcoming budget proposal aims to cut deficits by nearly $3 trillion over the next decade, the White House said Wednesday.
Senate votes to block DC crime laws, Biden supportiveMarch 9, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday to block new District of Columbia crime laws and overrule the city government as lawmakers in both parties have expressed concern about rising violent crime rates in cities nationwide.
At Florida climate change summit, Harris stresses optimismMarch 9, 2023 GMT
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris said Wednesday there is renewed cause for optimism given major U.S. laws enacted recently to tackle the global problem of climate change on multiple fronts.
House votes down bill directing removal of troops from SyriaMarch 9, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation directing President Joe Biden to remove some 900 U.S. troops from Syria within 180 days was soundly defeated in the House on Wednesday as opponents of the measure warned that it could allow a dismantled Islamic State group to reorganize and endanger the U.S.
Judge orders halt to fast releases at US border with MexicoMarch 9, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge Wednesday ordered the Biden administration to end the expedited releases of migrants who enter the United States illegally from Mexico, potentially straining already stretched holding facilities.
Garcetti India nomination clouded by uncertainty after voteMarch 8, 2023 GMT
A politically divided U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday advanced Democrat Eric Garcetti’s nomination to become ambassador to India but it remains unclear when, or if, the former Los Angeles mayor will be confirmed given the ongoing sexual harassment allegations against one of his former top aides.
TikTok push targets Biden on Alaska’s huge Willow oil planMarch 8, 2023 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A social media campaign urging President Joe Biden to reject an oil development project on Alaska's remote North Slope has rapidly gained steam on TikTok and other platforms, reflecting the unease many young Americans feel about climate change.
White House, states tackle ‘junk fees’ that cost consumersMarch 8, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House brought together state lawmakers, federal officials and others Wednesday to trade ideas about how to fight “junk fees” that inflate the cost to consumers of everything from hospital visits and airline tickets to student loans and concert seats.
Dutch government to restrict sales of processor chip techMarch 8, 2023 GMT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government announced Wednesday that it is planning on imposing additional restrictions on the export of machines that make advanced processor chips, joining a U.S.
Biden upends politics, precedent in pivot on DC crime lawMarch 8, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s support of a Republican resolution to block new District of Columbia crime laws has split members of his own party amid rising concerns about crime in the nation’s capital and other cities.
4 Kentucky GOP governor candidates make pitches in TV debateMarch 8, 2023 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Four of the candidates running in Kentucky's Republican gubernatorial primary staked out positions Tuesday night on medical marijuana legalization and whether the state's anti-abortion laws should be relaxed to allow more exceptions to the near-total ban.
Biden to host April state visit for South Korean leader YoonMarch 8, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will crank up the pomp and pageantry for South Korea's president.
The White House on Tuesday announced its second state visit, an April 26 affair for President Yoon Suk Yeol and his wife, Kim Keon Hee.
Deadline Tuesday to run in Pennsylvania electionsMarch 7, 2023 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It’s clear those vying for a seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court or a term as Philadelphia’s mayor will face contested races in the primaries as the last day for candidates to file concluded Tuesday.
In reversal, Biden weighs detaining migrant familiesMarch 7, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is considering detaining migrant families who cross into the U.S. illegally as it prepares to end COVID-19 restrictions at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to U.S.
Joe Biden plans new taxes on the rich to help save MedicareMarch 7, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday proposed new taxes on the rich to help fund Medicare, saying the plan would help to extend the insurance program's solvency by 25 years and provide a degree of middle-class stability to millions of older adults.
Military veteran convicted of obstruction in Capitol riotMarch 7, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A military veteran accused of telling an undercover FBI agent about a plan to "wipe out" the nation's Jewish population was convicted on Tuesday of storming the U.S.
Plunge in border crossings could blunt GOP attack on BidenMarch 7, 2023 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A sharp drop in illegal border crossings since December could blunt a Republican point of attack against President Joe Biden as the Democratic leader moves to reshape a broken asylum system that has dogged him and his predecessors.
Biden will buck tradition and unveil budget in PennsylvaniaMarch 6, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — With an eye on 2024, President Joe Biden will showcase his election-year budget plan this week in must-win Pennsylvania rather than the usual White House setting.
GOP primary escalates as Craft supporters launch attack adMarch 6, 2023 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A group supporting Kelly Craft's bid for governor in Kentucky went on the attack, launching an ad portraying Republican rival Daniel Cameron as an “establishment teddy bear” who hasn't been tough enough in challenging President Joe Biden's border policies.
DC to pull new crime law; Senate still plans to reject itMarch 6, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council is withdrawing a sweeping rewrite of the capital city’s criminal code from consideration, just before a U.S. Senate vote that seemed set to overturn the measure. But the move will not prevent the Senate vote or spare President Joe Biden a politically charged decision on whether to endorse the congressional action.
Biden reelection bid faces resistance from some DemocratsMarch 6, 2023 GMT
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Steve Shurtleff was at Joe Biden's side in 2019 when he filed papers in the New Hampshire State House to run for president.
He repeatedly trekked across the state with Biden to court primary voters.
South Korean plan aims to heal forced labor feud with JapanMarch 6, 2023 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea took a step toward improving ties with its traditional rival Japan on Monday, announcing a plan to compensate Koreans who performed forced labor during Tokyo’s colonial rule that doesn’t require Japanese companies to contribute to the reparations.
In Selma, Biden says right to vote remains under assaultMarch 6, 2023 GMT
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — President Joe Biden used the searing memories of Selma's “Bloody Sunday” to recommit to a cornerstone of democracy, lionizing a seminal moment from the civil rights movement at a time when he has been unable to push enhanced voting protections through Congress and a conservative Supreme Court has undermined a landmark voting law.
Scholz warns of ‘consequences’ if China sends arms to RussiaMarch 6, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says there would be “consequences” if China sent weapons to Russia for Moscow's war in Ukraine, but he's fairly optimistic that Beijing will refrain from doing so.
Marianne Williamson begins longshot 2024 challenge to BidenMarch 4, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Self-help author Marianne Williamson, whose 2020 White House campaign featured more quirky calls for spiritual healing than actual voter support, launched another longshot bid for the presidency on Saturday, becoming the first Democrat to formally challenge President Joe Biden for the 2024 nomination.
Biden expected to tighten rules on US investment in ChinaMarch 4, 2023 GMT
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Biden administration is close to tightening rules on some overseas investments by U.S. companies in an effort to limit China's ability to acquire technologies that could improve its military prowess, according to a U.S.
Biden and Scholz: US, Germany in ‘lockstep’ on Ukraine warMarch 3, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz met privately in the Oval Office for more than an hour Friday after declaring themselves in “lockstep” on maintaining pressure on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.