Stories by Associated Press

President Joe Biden talks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, after returning from an event in Baltimore on infrastructure. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)

President Biden to End COVID-19 Emergencies on May 11

The move to end the national emergency and public health emergency declarations would formally restructure the federal coronavirus response to treat the virus as an endemic threat to public health that can be managed through agencies’ normal authorities.

Former Chicago Blackhawks player Bobby Hull is introduced to fans during the NHL hockey team's convention in Chicago, July 26, 2019. Hull, a Hall of Fame forward who helped the Blackhawks win the 1961 Stanley Cup Final, has died. He was 84. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, file)

Hall of Famer Bobby Hull, the Golden Jet, Dies at 84

The Chicago Blackhawks and the NHL Alumni Association announced the death of the two-time NHL MVP on Monday. There were no further details provided by either organization.

Protesters march down the street Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn., as authorities release police video depicting five Memphis officers beating Tyre Nichols, whose death resulted in murder charges and provoked outrage at the country's latest instance of police brutality. (AP Photo / Gerald Herbert)

Memphis Authorities Release Video in Tyre Nichols' Death

Nichols’ family members and their lawyers said the footage shows officers savagely beating the 29-year-old FedEx worker for three minutes in an assault that the legal team likened to the infamous 1991 police beating of Los Angeles motorist Rodney King.

Tubes direct blood from a donor into a bag in Davenport, Iowa, on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. (AP Photo / Charlie Neibergall, File)

FDA Moves to Ease Rules for Blood Donations From Gay Men

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced draft guidelines that would do away with the current three-month abstinence requirement for donations from men who have sex with men. Instead, all potential donors would be screened with a new questionnaire that evaluates their individual risks for HIV.

In this image provided by the Des Moines Public Schools, Will Keeps reads a Dr. Seuss story to students at Lovejoy Elementary School in Des Moines, Iowa, during their “VIPs Read to Students” event on March 2, 2020. (Kyle Knicley / Des Moines Public Schools via AP)

Youth Program Founder Hurt in Iowa Shooting Escaped Chicago Gang, Moved to Help Other Young People

Will Keeps was a 15-year-old member of a Chicago gang when he witnessed rival members kill his friend. He escaped the streets and moved to Iowa to help other young people from troubled backgrounds.

Dirksen United States Courthouse (Ken Lund / Flickr)

Former Chicago Graduate Students Gets 8 Years After Spying for Chinese Government

A federal jury in Chicago in September convicted Ji Chaoqun, 31, of conspiracy to act as an agent of China’s Ministry of State Security without notifying the U.S. attorney general, acting as a spy in the U.S., and lying on a government form about his contacts with foreign agencies.

A front window is boarded up at the Planned Parenthood Health Center at 2709 Knoxville Avenue in Peoria, Ill., on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. (Matt Dayhoff / Journal Star via AP)

Central Illinois Man Charged in Peoria Planned Parenthood Clinic Fire

Tyler W. Massengill, 32, of Chillicothe, is accused of malicious use of fire and an explosive to damage, and attempt to damage the clinic in Peoria, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

FILE - A Southwest Airlines jet passes unused luggage carts as it arrives, Dec. 28, 2022, at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. (AP Photo / Matt York, File)

US Investigating December Flight Cancellations at Southwest Airlines

Southwest canceled about 16,700 flights over the last 10 days of December. The U.S. Department of Transportation is investigating whether the airline deceived customers by knowingly scheduling more flights than it realistically could handle.

Assault style weapons are displayed for sale at Capitol City Arms Supply on Jan. 16, 2013, in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo / Seth Perlman, File)

NRA Sues in Federal Court Over Illinois Ban on Semiautomatic Weapons

The powerful NRA joined a parade of gun-rights activists seeking to toss out the newly minted prohibition on dozens of rapid-fire pistols and long guns, as well as large-capacity magazines or attachments.

Mike Clevinger throws during the first inning in Game 4 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Oct. 22, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo / Matt Slocum, File)

Chicago White Sox Pitcher Mike Clevinger Investigated by MLB for Domestic Violence

Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger is being investigated by Major League Baseball following an allegation of domestic violence, the team announced in a statement.

 Former Vice President Mike Pence sits for an interview with the Associated Press, Nov. 16, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo / John Minchillo, File)

Classified Documents at Pence’s Indiana Home, Too, His Lawyer Says

The records “appear to be a small number of documents bearing classified markings that were inadvertently boxed and transported to the personal home of the former vice president at the end of the last administration,” Pence’s lawyer, Greg Jacob, wrote in the letter shared with The Associated Press.

Siegfried Hecker, from left, Daniel Holz, Sharon Squassoni, Mary Robinson and Elbegdorj Tsakhia with the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, remove a cloth covering the Doomsday Clock before a virtual news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)

Citing Ukraine War and Specter of Nuclear Weapons, ‘Doomsday Clock’ Moves 90 Seconds to Midnight

“We are really closer to that doomsday,” former Mongolian president Elbegdorj Tsakhia said Tuesday at the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists annual announcement rating how close humanity is from doing itself in.

Text, in yellow, announcing cryptocurrency lender BlockFi’s bankruptcy filing, appears on the company’s website on a smartphone, Nov. 28, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo / Peter Morgan, File)

Explainer: Crypto Firms Acted Like Banks, Then Collapsed Like Dominoes

In a span of less than 12 months, nearly all of the biggest cryptocurrency equivalent of a banks have failed spectacularly. Last week, Genesis filed Chapter 11, joining Voyager Digital, Celsius and BlockFi on the list of companies that have either filed for bankruptcy protection or gone out of business.

A nurse prepares a syringe of a COVID-19 vaccine at an inoculation station in Jackson, Miss., July 19, 2022. (AP Photo / Rogelio V. Solis, File)

US Health Officials Propose Yearly COVID Shots for Most Americans

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus.

Police officers stand outside a ballroom dance club in Monterey Park, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (AP Photo / Jae C. Hong)

Police Seek to Determine Why 72-Year-Old Gunman Shot Up LA Dance Hall, Killing 10 People

The suspect, Huu Can Tran, who was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday, had visited police in his town of Hemet twice this month to allege he was the victim of fraud, theft and poisoning by family members between 10 and 20 years ago in the LA area, spokesman Alan Reyes told The Associated Press.

President Joe Biden drives a Cadillac Lyriq through the showroom during a tour at the Detroit Auto Show, Sept. 14, 2022, in Detroit. Biden persuaded Democrats in Congress to provide hundreds of billions of dollars to fight climate change.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Biden’s Next Climate Hurdle: Enticing Americans to Buy Green

It’s a public relations challenge that could determine whether the country meets President Joe Biden’s ambitious goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030.

President Joe Biden talks with reporters after speaking in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Jan 20, 2023. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh, File)

Durbin: Biden Should Be ‘Embarrassed’ by Classified Docs Case

Biden should be “embarrassed by the situation,” said Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, adding that the president had ceded the moral high ground on an issue that has already entangled former President Donald Trump. 

FILE - Assault weapons are seen for sale at Capitol City Arms Supply on Jan. 16, 2013 in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo / Seth Perlman, File)

Judge Temporarily Blocks Illinois Assault Weapons Ban for Plaintiffs in Lawsuit

The ruling only applies to 850 plaintiffs listed in a lawsuit in Effingham County and four licensed gun dealers.

Rosena Washington, left, mother of Earl Moore Jr., and NAACP Springfield, Ill., branch president and state director Teresa Haley, comfort each other during a news conference, Thursday Jan. 19, 2023, in Springfield. Moore's family has filed a lawsuit against the two paramedics and their employer in the death of Moore, attorneys said Thursday. (Thomas Turney / The State Journal-Register via AP)

Illinois Medics Charged in Patient’s Killing Bound for Trial

An Illinois judge ruled Friday that two emergency medical professionals should face first-degree murder charges after a patient they strapped facedown to a stretcher suffocated.

FILE - Light illuminates part of the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky, File)

Supreme Court Leak Report Findings: Lax Security, Loose Lips

Eight months, 126 formal interviews and a 23-page report later, the Supreme Court said it has failed to discover who leaked a draft of the court’s opinion overturning abortion rights.

The logo of Google is displayed on a carpet at the entrance hall of Google France in Paris, on Nov. 18, 2019. (AP Photo / Michel Euler, File)

Google Cuts 12,000 Jobs, Layoffs Spread Across Tech Companies

It is the company’s biggest-ever round of layoffs and adds to tens of thousands of other job losses recently announced by Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook parent Meta and other tech companies as they tighten their belts amid a darkening outlook for the industry. Just this month, there have been at least 48,000 job cuts announced by major companies in the sector.

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Illinois Man’s Family Files Lawsuit After Paramedics Charged With Murder

Prosecutors have separately charged two paramedics with first-degree murder, accusing them of tightly strapping Earl Moore on a stretcher after Springfield police who initially responded to a 911 call at Moore’s home requested an ambulance. 

The Treasury Department is seen near sunset in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo / Jon Elswick)

US Treasury Buys Time for Biden and GOP on Debt Limit Deal

The Treasury Department said in a letter to congressional leaders it has started taking “extraordinary measures” as the government has run up against its legal borrowing capacity of $31.381 trillion. An artificially imposed cap, the debt ceiling has been increased roughly 80 times since the 1960s.

FILE - Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen speaks with reporters during a visit to the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation incubator at the Center for Innovative Technology campus in Herndon, Va., Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo / Cliff Owen, File)

Explainer: How Ominous is the Debt Limit Problem?

On the brink of hitting the nation’s legal borrowing limit on Thursday, the government is resorting to “extraordinary measures” to avoid a default. Sounds ominous, right? But — take a breath — the phrase technically refers to a bunch of accounting workarounds.

Auto parts are displayed on a shelf at a car repair shop, Wednesday, July 13, 2022, in Collingdale, Pa. (AP Photo / Matt Slocum, File)

Wholesale Inflation in US Slowed Further in December to 6.2%

The ongoing slowdown in wholesale price growth is adding to evidence that the worst bout of inflation in four decades is steadily easing, though it remains far above the Federal Reserve’s target of 2%.

Chicago Bears new President & CEO Kevin Warren speaks during an NFL football news conference at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Ill., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. KP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)

Kevin Warren Ready to Embrace New Challenge as Bears President

A new suburban stadium could be on the horizon for the Chicago Bears and the team owns the No. 1 pick in the draft coming off one of the worst seasons in franchise history.