California governor names Laphonza Butler, former Kamala Harris adviser, to Feinstein Senate seat
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has named Democratic strategist and Kamala Harris 2020 presidential campaign adviser Laphonza Butler to fill the U.S. Senate seat made vacant by Sen. Dianne Feinstein's death.
Gen. Milley delivers defense of democracy and swipes at Trump in farewell address
Army Gen. Mark Milley delivered a full-throated defense of democracy and not-so-subtle swipes at former President Donald Trump during a packed ceremony as he closed out his four, often tumultuous years as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Traveling with Milley: A reporter recalls how America's top soldier was most at home with his troops
An Associated Press reporter traveled with Gen. Mark Milley as he made his last trip to Normandy to honor those who fought on D-Day and celebrate with the young American soldiers in the French town that welcomes them every year.
Cardin eyes changes on Egypt and around the world as he takes powerful Senate Foreign Relations helm
The new chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says he's considering policy changes toward Egypt, Turkey and other countries as he took over the powerful leadership of the panel.
Blinken meets Indian foreign minister as row between India and Canada simmers
Secretary of State Antony Blinken has met with India's foreign minister amid a simmering row between New Delhi and Ottawa over allegations of Indian government involvement in the killing of a Sikh activist in Canada.
GOP senators sharply question Pentagon nominee about Biden administration's foreign policies
A Senate hearing on the nomination of the official to be the Pentagon’s top policy adviser was dominated by Republicans expressing their frustrations with the Biden administration’s foreign policies.
National Security Agency is starting an artificial intelligence security center
The National Security Agency is starting an artificial intelligence security center — a crucial mission as AI capabilities are increasingly acquired, developed and integrated into U.S. defense and intelligence systems.
Shutdown’s shadow, Biden’s speech and arguing the case: Takeaways from the House impeachment hearing
House Republicans repeatedly used the word “brand” at their opening impeachment inquiry as a shorthand to allege that Hunter Biden was selling access to his family’s power and connections when he pursued lucrative business dealings.
A key US government surveillance tool should face new limits, a divided privacy oversight board says
A sharply divided privacy oversight board says the FBI and other government agencies should be required to get court approval before reviewing the communications of U.S. citizens collected through a secretive foreign surveillance program.
US government estimates economy grew last quarter at a 2.1% rate, unchanged from previous projection
The U.S. economy grew at a 2.1% annual pace from April through June, extending its sturdy performance in the face of higher interest rates, the government said Thursday, leaving its previous estimate unchanged.
New rules aim to make foster care with family easier, provide protection for LGBTQ+ children
The Biden administration is moving to make it easier for caregivers to take in family members in the foster care system, requiring states to provide them with the same financial support that any other foster home would receive.
Capitol rioter who trained for a 'firefight' with paintball gets over four years in prison
A California man whom prosecutors say was fixated on arresting Democratic leaders and training for combat with paintball fights after the 2020 presidential election has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot.
Trump lawyers say prosecutors want to 'silence' him with gag order in his federal 2020 election case
Lawyers for former President Donald Trump are slamming prosecutors’ request for a narrow gag order in his 2020 election subversion case in Washington, calling it an effort to “unconstitutionally silence” his political speech.
As Gen. Milley steps down as chairman, his work on Ukraine is just one part of a complicated legacy
As chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Mark Milley has spent the better part of the last two years rallying allies to provide weapons for the Ukrainians as they defend their country against the Russian forces.
Trump argues First Amendment protects him from 'insurrection' cases aimed at keeping him off ballot
Lawyers for former President Donald Trump are arguing that attempts to kick him off the presidential ballot under a rarely used constitutional clause for engaging in “insurrection” are improper attempts to interfere with his freedom of speech.
RNC's livestreaming partner for the GOP debate is a haven for disinformation and extremism
The exclusive online livestream for the second Republican presidential debate this week will take place on Rumble, an alternative video-sharing platform that has been criticized for allowing far-right extremism, bigotry, election disinformation and conspiracy theories.
US will establish diplomatic ties with the Cook Islands and Niue as Biden hosts Pacific leaders
President Joe Biden is set to establish diplomatic relations Monday with two South Pacific nations, the Cook Islands and Niue, as his administration aims to show to Pacific Island leaders that's committed to increasing American presence in the region.