Veterans ‘best of America,’ VP Harris says in laying wreath

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under gray clouds and pouring rain at Arlington National Cemetery, Vice President Kamala Harris has told the nation’s veterans their work makes America stronger. The event at Arlington National Cemetery Friday came as the Biden administration announced new support for children who live with wounded service members. With President Joe Biden in…

Abortion supporters win in conservative, liberal states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights supporters won in the four states where access was on the ballot. Voters enshrined it into the state constitution in battleground Michigan as well as blue California and Vermont. An anti-abortion measure was defeated in deep-red Kentucky. The ballot initiatives come months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade…

Dems, GOP make urgent final pitches as election season wraps

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An election year unfolding against a backdrop of economic turmoil, elimination of federal abortion rights and broad concerns about the future of democracy is concluding with a final full day of campaigning by leaders of both parties urgently appealing to their supporters. President Joe Biden is holding a Monday evening rally…

Biden to plug tech bill in California, campaign in Illinois

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to tour a southern California communications company that is expected to benefit from his legislative push to bolster semiconductor manufacturing. The president will be joined by vulnerable Democratic Rep. Mike Levin for the visit to Carlsbad-headquartered Viasat as he looks to highlight the CHIPS and Science…

AP source: Assailant shouted ‘Where is Nancy?” in attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The suspect who attacked Paul Pelosi, the House speaker’s husband, specifically targeted their San Francisco home, people familiar with the matter said Friday. The intruder shouted ‘Where is Nancy?’ one person familiar with the situation said. Pelosi was attacked and severely beaten by an assailant with a hammer. Pelosi, 82, suffered blunt…

Jan. 6 panel issues subpoena to Trump, demanding he testify

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has issued a subpoena to Donald Trump. The nine-member panel sent a letter to the former president’s lawyers on Friday, demanding his testimony under oath by mid-November and outlining a series of corresponding documents. The decision by lawmakers to exercise…

Putin escalates war with martial law as he faces threats

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is doubling down on his faltering invasion by declaring martial law in four illegally annexed Ukrainian regions. In addition, he set the stage Wednesday for draconian new restrictions and crackdowns throughout Russia. The drastic escalation appeared to be prompted by the threat of more stinging battlefield defeats,…