McConnell seizes on debt standoff to undermine Biden agenda

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By Lisa Mascaro AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON In the frantic bid to avert a default on the nation’s debt, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell held a...

Nevada among last states to add rapid tests to virus tally

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By Sam Metz AP / Report for America CARSON CITY, Nev. Nevada this week became one of the last states to publicly report rapid antigen tests...

Toymakers race to get products on shelves amid supply clogs

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By Anne D'Innocenzio The Associated Press NEW YORK Running out of time to get its products on store shelves ahead of the holidays, the Basic Fun...

Congress foresees short-term debt fix amid perilous standoff

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By Kevin Freking and Josh Boak The Associated Press WASHINGTON Republican and Democratic leaders edged back Wednesday from a perilous standoff over lifting the nation's borrowing...

Biden: Senate filibuster change on debt a ‘real possibility’

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By Lisa Mascaro AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON To get around Republican obstruction, President Joe Biden said Tuesday that Democrats are considering a change to the Senate's...

State Department discloses number of nukes in US stockpile

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By Robert Burns AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON In a reversal of Trump administration policy, the State Department on Tuesday disclosed the number of nuclear weapons...

Ex-Facebook manager criticizes company, urges more oversight

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By Marcy Gordon and Barbara Ortutay AP Business Writers WASHINGTON While accusing the giant social network of pursuing profits over safety, a former Facebook data scientist...

AP: States and cities slow to spend federal pandemic money

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By David A. Lieb The Associated Press As Congress considered a massive COVID-19 relief package earlier this year, hundreds of mayors from across the U.S. pleaded...

Trump asks US judge to force Twitter to restore his account

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The Associated Press NEW YORK Former President Donald Trump has asked a federal judge in Florida to force Twitter to restore his account, which the...

Authorities: Body of missing Florida college student found

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By Kelli Kennedy The Associated Press MIAMI Authorities say they have found the body of a missing Florida college student who disappeared a week ago. A...