North Korea Party Meeting Set to Discuss ‘Urgent’ Food Issue

North Korea Party Meeting Set to Discuss 'Urgent' Food Issue

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has scheduled a major political conference to discuss the “urgent task” of improving its agricultural sector, a possible sign of worsening food insecurity as the country’s economic isolation deepens amid a defiant nuclear weapons push. North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency said Monday that members of the … Read more

US Officials Offer Congress Briefing on Trump Documents

US Officials Offer Congress Briefing on Trump Documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have offered to brief congressional leaders on their investigation into the classified documents found at former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence, people familiar with the matter said Sunday. Six months after federal agents conducted an unprecedented search of a former president’s home for classified documents, the White House faces bipartisan … Read more

Biden’s State of the Union to Tout Policy Wins on Economy

Biden's State of the Union to Tout Policy Wins on Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will use his second State of the Union address on Tuesday to remind Americans of how their lives have been improved over his first two years in office, as he tries to confront pessimism in the country and navigate the tricky politics of a newly divided Washington. Rather than … Read more

Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan Martial Ruler in 9/11 Wars, Dies

Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan Martial Ruler in 9/11 Wars, Dies

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Gen. Pervez Musharraf, who seized power in a bloodless coup and later led a reluctant Pakistan into aiding the U.S. war in Afghanistan against the same Taliban fighters his nation murkily backed even as Islamic militants twice targeted him for assassination, has died, an official said Sunday. He was 79. Musharraf, a … Read more

US States Take Control of Abortion Debate With Funding Focus

US States Take Control of Abortion Debate With Funding Focus

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Though the Insight Women’s Center sits at the epicenter of a reinvigorated battle in the nation’s culture wars, the only hint of its faith-based mission to dissuade people from getting abortions is the jazzy, piano rendition of “Jesus Loves Me” playing in a waiting room. The Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature is considering … Read more

Republicans Endorse Carluccio for Seat on State’s High Court

New Mexico Governor Names New Indian Affairs Secretary

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Republican Party officials voted Saturday to endorse a Montgomery County judge, Carolyn Carluccio, to be the party’s nominee in this year’s election for an open state Supreme Court seat. Party committee members voting at their meeting in Hershey backed Carluccio over two other judges who had sought the endorsement. Carluccio, … Read more

Regional Leaders Urge Immediate Cease-Fire in Eastern Congo

Moldova Says Missile Debris Found in North of the Country

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Regional heads of state have called for an immediate cease-fire by all parties in eastern Congo, where tensions have grown amid talk of war as Congo and neighboring Rwanda trade allegations of backing armed rebels. The communique issued Saturday at the end of an East African Community summit also directed troop-contributing … Read more

New Mexico Governor Names New Indian Affairs Secretary

New Mexico Governor Names New Indian Affairs Secretary

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former governor of a New Mexico pueblo has been chosen to be the state’s next secretary of Indian Affairs. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the appointment Friday of James R. Mountain to lead the department. She highlighted his history as a leader in Pueblo de San Ildefonso and a … Read more

Trump Campaign Staff on 2020 Election Lies: ‘Fan the Flame’

Trump Campaign Staff on 2020 Election Lies: ‘Fan the Flame’

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A newly released audio recording offers a behind-the-scenes look at how former President Donald Trump’s campaign team in a pivotal battleground state knew they had been outflanked by Democrats in the 2020 presidential election. But even as they acknowledged defeat, they pivoted to allegations of widespread fraud that were ultimately debunked … Read more

‘Boom’: FirstEnergy Exec Text Revels in Landing State Plane

'Boom': FirstEnergy Exec Text Revels in Landing State Plane

Text messages presented to jurors in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, where Householder and lobbyist Matt Borges are facing racketeering charges in an alleged $60 million bribery scheme, featured Householder telling a group of lawmakers who were out of town at an event that the aircraft was coming to get them. Michael Dowling, FirstEnergy’s since-fired … Read more