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Kristina Karamo speaks to Michigan Republican Party delegates Feb. 18, 2023, in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo / Joey Cappelletti, File)

A Fight Between Pro-Trump Factions in Michigan Undercuts Republicans in a Key 2024 State

The finances of the Michigan Republican Party are so dire that the current leader has sued former party leaders so she can get permission to sell the organization’s headquarters.

President Joe Biden arrives on Marine One to attend a fundraiser in San Francisco, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta)

White House Weighing Executive Actions on the Border — With Immigration Powers Used by Trump

The administration, stymied by Republican lawmakers who rejected a negotiated border bill earlier this month, has been exploring options that President Joe Biden could deploy on his own without congressional approval.

In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, right, meets with Rep. Mike Gallagher, the Republican chair of the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, center, and Raja Krishnamoorthi, D.-Ill., in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024. (Taiwan Presidential Office via AP)

Krishnamoorthi Co-Leads Congress Members in Trip Praising Taiwan’s Democracy; Visit Certain to Draw China’s Scrutiny

In a meeting Thursday with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, Rep. Mike Gallagher, the Republican chair of the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, highlighted the bipartisan support for the U.S.-Taiwan partnership, which he described as “stronger and more rock-solid than ever now.”

President Joe Biden speaks at Culver City Julian Dixon Library in Culver City, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Joe Biden Says Too Many Americans Are Saddled With School Debt as He Cancels Federal Loans for 153,000

Joe Biden, who is in the midst of a three-day campaign swing through California, made the announcement as part of a new repayment plan that offers a faster path to forgiveness, putting the spotlight on his debt cancellation efforts in his reelection campaign.

Washington Football Team assistant running backs coach Jennifer King works with the team before an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo / Mark Tenally)

Chicago Bears Add Jennifer King as Their 1st Ever Female Assistant Coach

Jennifer King became the first Black female in NFL history to serve as a primary position coach in 2021 with Washington.

Election judges demonstrate the accuracy of the city’s voting equipment on Oct. 28, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo / Abbie Parr)

Election Officials in the US Face Daunting Challenges in 2024. And Congress Isn’t Coming to Help

Election officials face a long list of challenges this year, including potential cyberattacks waged by foreign governments, criminal ransomware gangs attacking computer systems and the persistence of election misinformation that has led to harassment of election officials and undermined public confidence.

Republican presidential candidate former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at a campaign event on Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, in Greer, S.C. (AP Photo / David Yeazell)

She’s Not Quitting. Takeaways From Nikki Haley’s Push to Stay in the GOP Contest Against Donald Trump

Ahead of a major speech on Tuesday, Haley told The Associated Press that she’s staying in the race no matter what at least until after another 20 states vote through Super Tuesday on March 5. That’s even as Donald Trump’s MAGA movement is furious that she’s refusing to drop out. After all, she’s the last major candidate standing in his path to the nomination.

A sign marks he Paul Powell Home and Museum, Oct. 8, 2020 photo in Vienna, Ill. For more than half a century, a Powell-established $250,000 trust sustained his legacy, for better or worse. But the account that maintained his birthplace as a museum will soon run dry. (AP Photo / John O’Connor, File)

Southern Illinois Home of Paul Powell, the ‘Shoebox Scandal’ Politician, Could Soon Be Sold

For more than half a century, a Powell-established $250,000 trust sustained his legacy, for better or worse. But the account that maintained his birthplace as a museum will soon run dry. The fate of the home in Vienna, a town of 1,300 about 140 miles southeast of St. Louis, is uncertain. 

FILE - This Feb. 20, 2015, photo shows an arrangement of peanuts in New York. (Patrick Sison / AP Photo, File)

FDA Expands Use of Asthma Drug Xolair to Treat Severe Food Allergies

An estimated 17 million people in the U.S. have the type of food allergies that can cause rapid, serious symptoms, including severe, whole-body reactions that are potentially deadly.

Former President Donald Trump attends the closing arguments in the Trump Organization civil fraud trial at New York State Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New York, Jan. 11, 2024. (Shannon Stapleton/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Donald Trump Fraud Verdict: $364 Million Penalty in New York Civil Case

Judge Arthur Engoron issued his decision after a 2½-month trial that saw the Republican presidential front-runner bristling under oath that he was the victim of a rigged legal system. Engoron concluded that Trump and his co-defendants “failed to accept responsibility” for their actions and that expert witnesses who testified for the defense “simply denied reality.”

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny takes part in a march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow, Russia on Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo / Pavel Golovkin, File)

Alexei Navalny, Galvanizing Opposition Leader and Putin’s Fiercest Foe, Died in Prison, Russia Says

The stunning news — less than a month before an election that will give Putin another six years in power — brought renewed criticism and outrage directed at the Kremlin leader who has cracked down on all opposition at home.

A woman is taken to an ambulance after an incident following the Kansas City Chiefs NFL football Super Bowl celebration in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. (Reed Hoffmann / AP Photo)

At Least 8 Children Among 22 Hit by Gunfire at End of Chiefs’ Super Bowl Parade; 1 Person Killed

It is the latest sports celebration in the U.S. marred by gun violence, following a shooting last year in downtown Denver after the Nuggets’ winning an NBA championship that injured several people, and gunfire last year at a parking lot near the Texas Rangers’ World Series championship parade.

FILE - Lurie Children’s Hospital sign is seen at the hospital as patients walk in, Feb. 5, 2024, in Skokie, Ill. (Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo, File)

Cyberattacks on Hospitals Are Likely to Increase, Putting Lives at Risk, Experts Warn

Hospitals have shifted their use of online technology to support everything from telehealth to medical devices to patient records. Today, they are a favorite target for internet thieves who hold systems’ data and networks hostage for hefty ransoms.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas listens during a news conference about security for NFL’s Super Bowl 58 football game, in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024. (Alex Brandon / AP Photo)

GOP-Led House Impeaches Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas Over Border Management

The evening roll call proved tight, with Speaker Mike Johnson’s threadbare GOP majority unable to handle many defectors or absences in the face of staunch Democratic opposition to impeaching Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the first Cabinet secretary facing charges in nearly 150 years.

Flight attendants and supporters protest at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)

Flight Attendants Hold Airport Rallies to Protest Lack of New Contracts and Pay Raises

The unions are calling Tuesday’s protests a national day of action. It is not a strike — federal law makes it difficult for airline unions to conduct legal strikes.

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a Get Out The Vote rally at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Donald Trump Asks Supreme Court to Put Off His Election Interference Trial, Claiming Immunity

His lawyers have indicated they will file an emergency appeal with the court, just four days after the justices heard Trump’s separate appeal to remain on the presidential ballot despite attempts to kick him off because of his efforts following his election loss in 2020.

Kelvin Kiptum of Kenya celebrates his Chicago Marathon world record victory in Chicago’s Grant Park on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023. (Eileen T. Meslar / Chicago Tribune via AP)

Kelvin Kiptum, Who Set the Marathon World Record in Chicago, Dies in Car Crash at Age 24

Kenya’s Kiptum was 24 and one of the most exciting prospects to emerge in road running in years, having broken the world record in only his third appearance in an elite marathon. His record, set at last year’s Chicago Marathon, was ratified by international track federation World Athletics just last week.

FILE - Television screens on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange show the news conference of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024. (Richard Drew / AP Photo, File)

Wealth Disparities by Race Grew During the Pandemic, Despite Income Gains, Report Shows

According to a report from the New York Federal Reserve Bank, the real net worth of white individuals outgrew that of Black and Hispanic individuals by 30 percentage points and 9 percentage points respectively, from the first quarter of 2019 through the second quarter of 2023.

FILE - Revelers celebrate Lunar New Year in Manhattan’s Chinatown, Feb. 12, 2023, in New York. (John Minchillo / AP Photo, file)

What is Lunar New Year and How is It Celebrated?

On Saturday, Asian American communities around the U.S. will ring in the Year of the Dragon with community carnivals, family gatherings, parades, traditional food, fireworks and other festivities.

Lurie Children’s Hospital sign is seen at the hospital as patients walk in, Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, in Skokie. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)

Criminal Actor to Blame for a Dayslong Cyberattack on Lurie Children’s Hospital, Officials Say

Officials at Lurie Children’s Hospital said Thursday that they are still working with the FBI and other law enforcement but told reporters that a “known criminal threat actor” had accessed the hospital’s network.

President Joe Biden walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

Special Counsel: Biden ‘Willfully’ Disclosed Classified Materials, but No Criminal Charges Warranted

The report from special counsel Robert Hur, released Thursday, represents a harshly critical assessment of Biden’s handling of sensitive government materials, but also details the reasons why he should not be charged with the crime.

Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley speaks with supporters Jan. 15, 2024, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo / Meg Kinnard, File)

Donald Trump’s Allies in Nevada GOP Ensured Victory for ‘None of These Candidates’ Over Nikki Haley

The indignity of a distant second-place finish behind “none of these candidates” was a fresh blow for Haley, facilitated by the staunch Trump allies who lead Nevada's GOP. 

Emissions rise from the smokestacks at the Jeffrey Energy Center coal power plant as the suns sets Sept. 18, 2021, near Emmett, Kan. (AP Photo / Charlie Riedel, File)

President Joe Biden Sets Tighter Standards for Deadly Soot Pollution From Tailpipes, Smokestacks

Environmental and public health groups hailed the new Environmental Protection Agency rule finalized Wednesday as a major step in improving the health of Americans, including future generations. 

31-year-old Crystal Martinez stands for a portrait after speaking about her experiences with domestic violence and life in prison without her children Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, at Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln, Ill. (AP Photo / Erin Hooley)

Imprisoned Illinois Mom Wins Early Release but Same Relief Blocked for Some Other Domestic Violence Survivors

Crystal Martinez, who has been incarcerated for more than two years in Illinois’ largest prison for women for shooting a man, was being resentenced under a rare Illinois law allowing judges to reduce jail time for some domestic violence survivors.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Oversight Board Urges Meta to Rethink its Policy on Manipulated Media in High-Stakes Election Year

An oversight board is criticizing Facebook owner Meta's policies regarding manipulated media as “incoherent" and insufficient to address the flood of online disinformation that already has begun to target elections across the globe this year.

FILE - Carl Weathers arrives at a special screening for the season three premiere of “The Mandalorian” on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, at The Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. (Richard Shotwell / Invision / AP, File)

Carl Weathers, Linebacker-Turned-Actor Who Starred in ‘Rocky’ Movies and ‘The Mandalorian,’ Dies

Comfortable flexing his muscles on the big screen in “Action Jackson” as he was joking around on the small screen in such shows as “Arrested Development,” Carl Weathers was perhaps most closely associated with Creed, who made his first appearance as the cocky, undisputed heavyweight world champion in 1976’s “Rocky,” starring Sylvester Stallone.