NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are drifting Tuesday amid a vacuum of market-moving data, while U.S. regulators shook the cryptocurrency world again by filing charges against another mega player in the industry.
Milley says fighting in Ukraine has increased and cautions the war with Russia will be lengthyJune 6, 2023 GMT
AMERICAN CEMETERY, Normandy, France (AP) — U.S. Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Mark Milley said Tuesday that fighting in Ukraine has increased, but he cautioned against reading too much into each day’s operations.
New Jersey Oath Keeper who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 pleads guilty to felony chargeJune 6, 2023 GMT
A member of the Oath Keepers extremist group from New Jersey who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and bragged about it in text messages pleaded guilty on Tuesday to obstructing Congress.
James Breheny, who is also known as Seamus Evers, of Little Ferry, pleaded guilty in Washington's federal court to a felony charge of obstructing Congress' certification of President Joe Biden's electoral victory over former President Donald Trump.
A timeline of flight that crashed after losing contact, prompting military to scramble fighter jetsJune 6, 2023 GMT
When a business jet failed to respond to air traffic control instructions, federal aviation officials say they reported the situation within minutes to a network that includes military, security and law enforcement agencies.
Merck sues federal government, calling plan to negotiate Medicare drug prices extortionJune 6, 2023 GMT
Merck is suing the federal government over a plan to negotiate Medicare drug prices, calling the program a sham equivalent to extortion.
The drugmaker is seeking to halt the program, which was laid out in the Inflation Reduction Act and is expected to save taxpayers billions of dollars in the coming years.
US weighs in on Roger Waters antisemitism debate, says artist has long history of denigrating JewsJune 6, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is weighing in on the controversy over Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters, saying his recent performances in Germany were antisemitic, an assessment shared by many in Israel and the pro-Israel community.
Judge rules to release names of Rep. Santos bond cosigners, will stay secret as appeal consideredJune 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal magistrate ruled Tuesday to make public the names of the cosigners on indicted Rep.
Plane that crashed in Virginia lost contact with air traffic controllers during ascent, feds sayJune 6, 2023 GMT
Only minutes into a doomed journey that ended on a remote Virginia mountain, the pilot of a business jet was not responding to air traffic control instructions and the situation was soon reported to a network that includes military, security and law enforcement agencies, according to federal aviation officials.
US sanctions group of people and firms from Iran, China and Hong Kong tied to Iran ballistic programJune 6, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. said Tuesday it is sanctioning a group of people and firms from Iran, China and Hong Kong associated with the alleged development of Iran’s ballistic missile program.
The network of seven people and six firms "facilitated procurement of sensitive and critical parts and technology for key actors in Iran’s ballistic missile development,” including Iran’s defense ministry and its affiliated firms, according to the Treasury Department.
World Bank offers dim outlook for the global economy in face of higher interest ratesJune 6, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The global economy is likely slowing sharply this year, hobbled by high interest rates, the repercussions of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the lingering effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Supreme Court tossed out heart of Voting Rights Act a decade ago, prompting wave of new voting rulesJune 6, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Within hours of a U.S. Supreme Court decision dismantling a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, Texas lawmakers announced plans to implement a strict voter ID law that had been blocked by a federal court.
White House website highlights infrastructure, manufacturing investments as Biden pushes policy winsJune 6, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday is launching a website to map and track tens of thousands of infrastructure projects and private manufacturing investments, an effort by the administration to show the positive impact of its policies on the U.S.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Senior U.S. and Chinese diplomats held “candid and productive” talks in Beijing and agreed to keep open lines of communication to avoid tensions from spiraling into conflict, officials said Tuesday.
Virginia plane crash investigators ask when pilot became unresponsive and why aircraft flew its pathJune 6, 2023 GMT
Stock market today: Asian stocks rise after Wall St retreats on concern economy weakeningJune 6, 2023 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Tuesday after Wall Street fell on concern the U.S. economy may be weakening following a report that showed growth in service industries slowing.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie set to launch 2024 presidential bid at New Hampshire town hallJune 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to launch his bid for the Republican nomination for president at a town hall in New Hampshire on Tuesday evening.
Lawyer says Rep. George Santos would go to jail to keep identities of bond cosigners secretJune 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. George Santos’ lawyer said Monday the indicted New York Republican would risk going to jail to protect the identities of the people who cosigned the $500,000 bond enabling his pretrial release.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden thanked Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Monday for Denmark's role in a Western alliance “standing up" for Ukraine as it tries to fend off Russia’s 15-month-old invasion.
Biden says Chiefs ‘building a dynasty’ as he hosts Kansas City Super Bowl champs at White HouseJune 5, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said the Kansas City Chiefs are "building a dynasty” as he hosted the team at the White House Monday to mark their Super Bowl victory in February.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Oversight Committee plans to move forward this week with holding FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress.
Former FBI agent Robert Hanssen, who was convicted of spying for Russia, dies in prisonJune 5, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Hanssen, a former FBI agent who took more than $1.4 million in cash and diamonds to trade secrets with Moscow in one of the most notorious spying cases in American history, died in prison Monday.
Trump lawyers meet with Justice Dept. officials as charging decision nears in Mar-a-Lago caseJune 5, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Donald Trump met with Justice Department officials on Monday as a decision nears on whether to bring criminal charges over the handling of classified documents at the former president’s Florida estate.
A man wants to trademark ‘Trump too small’ for T-shirts. Now the Supreme Court will hear the case.June 5, 2023 GMT
The Justice Department is supporting President Joe Biden’s once and possibly future rival in urging the court to deny a trademark for the suggestive phrase that a California man wants to put on shirts.
US sanctions Russian intelligence-linked group over efforts to destabilize pro-Western MoldovaJune 5, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. imposed sanctions Monday on a group of people linked to Russian intelligence who it said had helped the Kremlin destabilize Moldova's democratically elected, pro-Western government through protests in the Moldovan capital earlier this year.
No survivors found after plane that flew over DC, led to fighter jets scramble crashes in VirginiaJune 5, 2023 GMT
A wayward and unresponsive business plane that flew over the nation’s capital caused the military to scramble a fighter jet before the plane crashed in Virginia, officials said.
After missteps with some Hispanic voters in 2020, Biden faces pressure to get 2024 outreach rightJune 5, 2023 GMT
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden vowed in 2020 to work “like the devil" to energize Hispanic voters, and flew to Florida seven weeks before Election Day to do just that.
Supreme Court rejects case of woman on Alabama death rowJune 5, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place the sentence of a woman on death row in Alabama who helped her boyfriend kill his two young children.
The high court on Monday rejected an appeal from lawyers for Heather Leavell-Keaton.
Blinken takes aim at Israeli settlements; says US will press ahead with Israel-Saudi normalizationJune 5, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday that the expansion of Israeli settlements and ongoing demolitions of Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank are taking Israel further away from peace with the Palestinians.
NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday discussed upgrading partnership with India, a major arms buyer, and set a roadmap for cooperation for the next five years as both countries grapple with China’s economic rise and increased belligerence, officials said.
BANGKOK (AP) — The United States military released video Monday of what it called an “unsafe” Chinese maneuver in the Taiwan Strait on the weekend, in which a Chinese navy ship cut sharply across the path of an American destroyer, forcing the U.S.
Biden’s 2024 pitch highlights pragmatism over Trump’s pugilismJune 4, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden promised voters in 2020 that he knew how to get things done in Washington and could bring stability to the capital. It seemed like a message out of step with the more combative era brought on by Donald Trump.
China defends buzzing American warship in Taiwan Strait, accuses US of provoking BeijingJune 4, 2023 GMT
SINGAPORE (AP) — China's defense minister defended sailing a warship across the path of an American destroyer and Canadian frigate transiting the Taiwan Strait, telling a gathering of some of the world's top defense officials in Singapore on Sunday that such so-called “freedom of navigation” patrols are a provocation to China.
Video of a children’s choir singing the national anthem in the U.S. Capitol, only to be unceremoniously cut off by police, spread across social media on Friday.
Capitol Police say singers from Rushingbrook Children’s Choir from Greenville, South Carolina, were stopped May 26 because of a miscommunication.
Biden signs debt ceiling bill that pulls US back from brink of unprecedented defaultJune 3, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — With just two days to spare, President Joe Biden signed legislation on Saturday that lifts the nation’s debt ceiling, averting an unprecedented default on the federal government’s debt.
Debt deal imposes new work requirements for food aid and that frustrates many DemocratsJune 3, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are deeply conflicted about the food aid requirements that President Joe Biden negotiated as part of the debt ceiling deal, fearing damage has been done to safety net programs that will be difficult to unravel in the years ahead as Republicans demand further cuts.
US defense secretary says Washington won’t stand for ‘coercion and bullying’ from ChinaJune 3, 2023 GMT
SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin vowed Saturday that Washington would not stand for any “coercion and bullying” of its allies and partners by China, while assuring Beijing that the United States remains committed to maintaining the status quo on Taiwan and would prefer dialogue over conflict.
Oath Keepers convicted in Jan. 6 Capitol riot get prison in latest extremist sentencingsJune 3, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida men who stormed the U.S. Capitol with other members of the far-right Oath Keepers group were sentenced Friday to three years in prison for seditious conspiracy and other charges — the latest in a historic string of sentences in the Jan.
US, allies clash with Russia, China over North Korea’s failed military spy satellite launchJune 3, 2023 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and its allies clashed with Russia and China on Friday over North Korea’s failed launch of a military spy satellite this week in violation of multiple U.N.
Biden celebrates a ‘crisis averted’ in Oval Office address on bipartisan debt ceiling dealJune 3, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden celebrated a “crisis averted" in his first speech to the nation from the Oval Office Friday evening, ready to sign a budget agreement that eliminates the potential for an unprecedented government default that he said would have been catastrophic for the U.S.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news showsJune 2, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy; Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Mike Rounds, R-S.D.; Timothy Parlatore, former attorney for Donald Trump.
CIA Director William Burns met Chinese leaders in Beijing as Washington tries to thaw tensionsJune 2, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director William Burns went to Beijing in May to meet with Chinese counterparts, a U.S. official said Friday, in what is the highest level visit by a Biden administration official since a suspected Chinese spy balloon was shot down by American forces.
Stock market today: Wall Street leaps, nearly escapes its bear market after strong jobs reportJune 2, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rushed higher Friday after a strong report on the U.S.
US hiring jumped last month. So did unemployment. Here’s what that says about the economyJune 2, 2023 GMT
The nation’s employers stepped up their hiring in May, adding a robust 339,000 jobs, well above expectations and evidence of enduring strength in an economy that the Federal Reserve is desperately trying to cool.
Macron awards top U.S. general France’s highest honorsJune 2, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron awarded France's highest medal of honor to the U.S. Joint Chiefs chairman, Gen. Mark Milley, on Friday for his role in coordinating support for Ukraine and for his more than 40-year military career spent in defense of democracy.
Tanks, F-16 jets part of long-term aid for Ukraine, won’t be ready for upcoming offensive, US saysJune 2, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — America's top military officer says training for Ukrainian forces on advanced U.S. Abrams tanks has started, but those weapons crucial over the long term in trying to expel Russia from occupied territory will not be ready in time for Kyiv's imminent counteroffensive.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Justice has informed former Vice President Mike Pence 's legal team that it will not pursue criminal charges related to the discovery of classified documents at his Indiana home.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited to address CongressJune 2, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. congressional leaders have invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint meeting of Congress during a visit to Washington later this month as the U.S. looks to deepen its bonds with India, the world's most populous democracy, to counter China's growing influence even as Modi has faced criticism for eroding India's democratic traditions and human rights.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is ready to talk to Russia without conditions about a future nuclear arms control framework even while taking countermeasures in response to the Kremlin's decision to suspend the last nuclear arms control treaty between the two countries, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Friday.
US sanctions Iranian firm for helping government censor internetJune 2, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. imposed sanctions on an Iran-based technology firm on Friday for its role in facilitating the Iranian government's censorship of the internet as anti-government protests have swept the country since September.
Australian PM Albanese stresses need for diplomacy, guardrails in dealing with ChinaJune 2, 2023 GMT
SINGAPORE (AP) — As tensions grow between the United States and China in the Asia-Pacific, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese told a gathering of top defense officials Friday that open channels of communication are critical for preserving peace, while also advocating effective deterrence.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was advice that Mitch McConnell had offered to Joe Biden once already: To resolve the debt limit standoff, he needed to strike a deal with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy — and McCarthy alone.
Just days to spare, Senate gives final approval to debt ceiling deal, sending it to BidenJune 2, 2023 GMT
US retaliates for Russia’s suspension of New START treaty by revoking visas of nuclear inspectorsJune 2, 2023 GMT
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Biden administration is retaliating for Russia’s suspension of the New START nuclear treaty, announcing Thursday it is revoking the visas of Russian nuclear inspectors, denying pending applications for new monitors and canceling standard clearances for Russian aircraft to enter U.S.
Underestimated McCarthy emerges from debt deal empowered as speaker, still threatened by far rightJune 2, 2023 GMT
It’s a turn-of-the-narrative for McCarthy who came to office viewed as one of the weakest House speakers in modern memory, but has strengthened his grip on power during the debt ceiling fight.
US reopens embassy in Seychelles after 27-year absenceJune 2, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has reopened its embassy in the Seychelles after a 27-year absence during which China and other U.S. rivals made significant inroads in the Indian Ocean islands.
US, Taiwan sign trade deal over China’s oppositionJune 2, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States signed a trade agreement Thursday with Taiwan over opposition from China, which claims the self-ruled island democracy as part of its territory.
The two governments say the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st Century Trade will strengthen commercial relations by improving customs, investment and other regulation.
New details of Jeffrey Epstein’s death and the frantic aftermath revealed in records obtained by APJune 2, 2023 GMT
The records help to dispel the many conspiracy theories surrounding Epstein’s suicide, underscoring how fundamental failings at the Bureau of Prisons contributed to Epstein’s death.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Friday ahead of an update on the U.S. jobs market after Federal Reserve officials reignited hopes another interest rate hike might be postponed and lawmakers gave final approval to a deal to avert a government debt default.
Debt limit bill gives Republicans IRS cuts, but Democrats say they expect little near-term impactJune 2, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are seeking to make good on their campaign promise to rein in the IRS with cutbacks built into the debt ceiling and budget cuts package passed by Congress.
Debt ceiling deal advances pipeline and tweaks environmental rules. But more work remains.June 2, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite weeks of negotiations, the White House and House Republicans were unable to reach a comprehensive agreement to overhaul environmental regulations and streamline federal permitting as part of their debt ceiling deal, instead settling for limited changes that could simplify and expedite some project reviews.