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KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops piled pressure on retreating Russian forces Tuesday, pressing deeper into occupied territory and sending more Kremlin troops fleeing ahead of the counteroffensive that has inflicted a stunning blow on Moscow’s military prestige.
US: Russia spent $300M to covertly influence world politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia has covertly spent more than $300 million since 2014 to try to influence politicians and other officials in more than two dozen countries, the State Department alleges in a newly released cable.
GOP's Graham unveils nationwide abortion ban after 15 weeks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Upending the political debate, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced a nationwide abortion ban Tuesday, sending shockwaves through both parties and igniting fresh debate on a fraught issue weeks before the midterm elections that will determine control of Congress.
First on CNN: Former Gov. Bill Richardson held meetings in Moscow this week with Russian leadership | CNN Politics
Former Gov. Bill Richardson and his team were in Moscow this week and held meetings with Russian leadership, CNN has learned.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's phone seized by FBI, he says
An attorney for Lindell, a supporter of fomrer President Trump and his false claims of a stolen election, confirmed the CEO was served a subpoena Tuesday.
DOJ seeks to call Trump bluff on declassification claims
The Justice Department sought to call the bluff of former President Trump for statements about declassifying the records found at his Florida home, criticizing his legal team for insinuating — but …
Graham's proposed near-total national abortion ban quickly meets GOP resistance
South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday proposed a near-total national abortion ban after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Republicans tried to sidestep the issue of abortion. Now they're seeking a reset.
For some, that has meant walking back support for a total ban, embracing more limited restrictions on abortion and trying to reverse the tide by painting Democrats as the radicals.
White House blasts Graham abortion bill as ‘wildly out of step’
The White House on Tuesday described a new bill that would impose a nationwide ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy as “wildly out of step” with the country, pushing back ha…
Judge unseals additional portions of Mar-a-Lago affidavit
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday unsealed additional portions of an FBI affidavit laying out the basis for a search of former President Donald Trump's Florida home, showing that agents earlier obtained a hard drive after issuing a subpoena for surveillance footage recorded inside...
Russia-Ukraine live updates: Putin suspends key US-Russia nuclear treaty in speech denouncing West
Live updates on the Russia-Ukraine crisis.
McConnell throws shade on Graham’s proposed national abortion ban
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday made clear that Senate Republicans are not eager to debate Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) proposal to ban abortions nationwide after 15 wee…
Man who pinned D.C. police officer in door frame during Jan. 6 riot convicted of 7 felonies
Two other men were also convicted in the bench trial on multiple felony charges by U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden, an appointee of former President Trump.
Analysis: The curtain protecting the dignity of Russia's military has been pulled back
The tsar suddenly might have no clothes. It has been a startling week on both sides of the Ukraine and Russia border.
Judge won't force disclosure of records on alleged episode with Hunter Biden's gun
The privacy interests of President Joe Biden's son trump a blogger's Freedom of Information Act suit, the federal court rules.
Like his soldiers, is Putin doomed?
Vladimir Putin is kaput. The proof of that is the below letter, written by a 26-year-old soldier in the Russian army, V.V. Tarasenko. We know nothing about Tarasenko, except that he was a resident …
Election denier Bolduc wins New Hampshire GOP Senate race
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Retired Army Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc won New Hampshire’s Senate Republican primary on Wednesday and will face potentially vulnerable Democratic incumbent Maggie Hassan in November — setting up another test of whether a fierce conservative can appeal to more moderate...
2022 midterms primary results: New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Delaware
While all eyes are on New Hampshire, President Joe Biden flew to Delaware on Tuesday afternoon to vote.
Analysis: Biden's victory lap marred by stock slump on inflation fears
It was an unfortunate moment for Joe Biden to be celebrating.
Republicans scramble for leverage as Biden seeks to avert rail strike
Supply chain disruptions, from crops to water to energy, could be devastating if freight rail unions strike as soon as Friday.
Sen. Daines presses Big Tech execs on how social media platforms plan to combat fentanyl, illicit drug sales
Montana Sen. Steve Daines sent a letter to the CEOs of Sanpchat, TikTok, Instagram and YouTube on Tuesday asking about what steps they are taking to combat drug sales online.
Warnock, Walker set on 1 debate in Georgia Senate race
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters will see at least one fall debate between Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker. Warnock on Tuesday evening accepted Walker’s proposal for an Oct.
Has Merrick Garland screwed up the Mar-a-Lago case?
As things now stand, Cannon has rendered an indefensible and politically partisan decision.
Karoline Leavitt projected winner in fierce GOP congressional primary in battleground New Hampshire
The AP projects that Karoline Leavitt will win the Republican primary in New Hampshire's First Congressional District, which has long been a highly contested swing House district.
House Oversight panel asks National Archives to determine whether Trump still has documents
Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., also said she wants Trump to certify in writing that he has surrendered all presidential documents and hasn't made copies or transferred them to anyone but the federal government.
Richardson visits Moscow as Griner, Whelan remain jailed
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Richardson, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a frequent emissary in hostage negotiations who has worked to secure the releases of WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed American, Paul Whelan, visited Moscow this week and held meetings with Russian...
Judge will likely grant DOJ request to continue review of documents, legal expert says
Florida state attorney Dave Aronberg joined ABC News Prime to discuss the latest developments in the Mar-a-Lago case, relating to the DOJ's request for a stay.
Gas prices falling across U.S., but not in California
Experts say high prices are largely due to refinery issues but could still spell trouble for Democrats.
New Hampshire's Senate primary offers one last GOP slugfest
The race has boiled down to Don Bolduc, an anti-establishment candidate leading in the polls, and state Senate President Chuck Morse, who's been endorsed by Gov. Chris Sununu.
Unions, railroad officials head to DC as White House urgently discusses contingency plans amid rail shutdown threat
With the two sides still unable to reach an agreement and with a freight rail strike looming, union officials and representatives of the railroads are heading to Washington, DC, on Wednesday where they will meet with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, according officials with each union and a...
Biden drops in on Delaware to vote in person for primaries
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden made a quick jaunt to his home state on Tuesday evening to vote in Delaware’s primary, one of the last round of contests ahead of the November elections.
Three takeaways from New Hampshire and Rhode Island primaries | CNN Politics
New Hampshire Republicans on Tuesday are selecting their nominee to take on Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan in what could be one of the nation's most competitive Senate races.
DOJ sought Mar-a-Lago footage from days before Trump turned over docs to Archives
The Justice Department sought security footage at Mar-a-Lago from as far back as the week before former President Trump’s team turned over an initial batch of documents to the National Archives.&nb…
Former Trump aide wins New Hampshire GOP House primary to take on Pappas
ABC News reports that Karoline Leavitt is projected to win Tuesday's GOP primary to take on New Hampshire Rep. Chris Pappas
Lindsey Graham saves Biden’s big day
The South Carolina Republican dropped a surprise bomb into the middle of Democrats’ inflation party.
Democrats celebrate inflation reduction bill as stocks tumble on latest data
President Biden on Tuesday hosted a White House celebration to mark the passage of the sweeping Inflation Reduction Act against an unhappy backdrop: a tumbling stock market that fell on the n…
Poll: 1 in 4 Republicans think Trump did something illegal or unethical in keeping classified government docs
An NPR NewsHour/Marist national poll suggests that more Americans believe that Trump did something wrong after allegedly holding onto classified documents after leaving office.
"The promise of America is real": Biden and Democrats tout new climate, tax and health care law
But government data released Tuesday showed inflation in August barely slowed, and prices remain near a four-decade high.
'Irreparable harm': Justice Department warns against further delay in Trump documents probe
The Justice Department made the plea as Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart unsealed more information in the Trump search warrant case.
Ukraine war: Accounts of Russian torture emerge in liberated areas
The BBC hears accusations that Russian forces electrocuted prisoners and shot civilians in the Kharkiv region.
Biden court nominee fails to win confirmation as two Democrats miss vote
President Biden’s nominee to serve as the first Black woman judge on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals failed to win confirmation in the Senate Tuesday after two Democratic senators missed the …
Sununu prevails in New Hampshire GOP primary, setting up likely fourth term
Gov. Chris Sununu is projected to win the Republican primary in New Hampshire’s gubernatorial race, setting him up for a likely fourth term in the governor’s mansion. The Associated Press called t…
Rhode Island Gov. McKee narrowly wins Democratic primary
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee eked out a victory in his Democratic primary on Tuesday, beating back strong challenges from a pair of opponents as he seeks his first full term in office .
Graham proposes 15-week abortion bill, dividing Republicans ahead of midterm elections | CNN Politics
Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced on Tuesday a bill that would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, the most significant proposal by Republicans in Congress to curtail the procedure since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade three months ago.
Ken Starr, whose probe led to Clinton impeachment, dies
Ken Starr, a former federal appellate judge and a prominent attorney whose criminal investigation of Bill Clinton led to the president’s impeachment and put Starr at the center of one of the country’s most polarizing debates of the 1990s, has died at age 76, his family said Tuesday.
Live updates: New Hampshire and Rhode Island election results 2022
The primary season comes to a close on Tuesday with elections in New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Delaware. Follow live results and the latest news updates here.
Jan. 6 panel weighs new DOJ cooperation after Trump world subpoenas
Select committee chair Bennie Thompson said "it's time for the committee to determine whether or not the information we've gathered can be beneficial to their investigation.”
'Cruel prank' at high school causes mass panic and culprits should be expelled, police say
A “cruel prank” at a high school in Florida created a panic in the cafeteria just a day after threatening graffiti was discovered in a bathroom stall.
Trump-appointed judge convicts three Jan. 6 defendants but acquits two of them on obstruction charge
Patrick McCaughey, Tristan Stevens and David Mehaffie, who were charged in connection with a battle between the mob and police in a Capitol tunnel, learned their fates Tuesday.
Virginia parents protest critical race theory outside Loudoun County School Board meeting
Parent advocacy groups gathered outside a Loudoun County School Board meeting in Virginia on Tuesday to protest against critical race theory in schools.
"No locks on the doors": Twitter whistleblower tells Senate of security gaps
Twitter's former security chief, Peiter Zatko, said the tech giant is a "decade behind" in protecting user safety.
Queen Elizabeth's funeral to delay formal rollout of House GOP agenda
Queen Elizabeth II's death is impacting American politics. House Republicans will delay the rollout of their agenda for the November election to avoid a conflict with her funeral.
Nevada Senate, governor races in dead heat: poll
The races for Nevada’s Senate seat and governor’s mansion are neck-and-neck roughly two months out from Election Day, according to an 8 News Now/Emerson College Polling/The Hill survey released on …
Graham's abortion ban stuns Senate GOP
His past, less conservative pitch won him some Democratic votes. But most Republicans stiff-armed him Tuesday as they face abortion-rights backers ascendant after Roe's reversal.
Lewinsky says Starr's death painful 'for those who love him'
NEW YORK (AP) — Monica Lewinsky had a tempered, compassionate response to the death of Ken Starr, the former independent counsel whose investigation of Bill Clinton helped reveal her affair with the president and, she once wrote, made her life a “living hell.”
Ukraine war: We've retaken 6,000 sq km from Russia, says Zelensky
President Volodymyr Zelensky says the gains were made in the east and south during a swift counter-offensive.
Elise Stefanik to seek second term as House GOP chair, not whip
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) announced that she will seek another term as House Republican Conference chair on Tuesday, ending months of speculation that she might seek the position of Ho…
Judge unseals additional portions of heavily-redacted Trump Mar-a-Lago affidavit
U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart on Tuesday unsealed additional portions of the affidavit used to justify the raid of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.
Biden's VA undermining law that gives veterans access to private health care
The Biden administration is looking to pare back a bipartisan law signed by President Trump to give veterans more health care choices.
Abrams leans into legalizing sports betting in Georgia as Kemp's lead widens
The effort, which includes a new spate of ads, emphasizes another policy difference between the two and could help Abrams make up ground in the key swing state.
Twitter whistleblower to Congress: Your data is at risk too
"Employees inside the company could take over the accounts of all of the senators in this room," former Twitter security chief Peiter “Mudge” Zatko told the Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
Casket of Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Buckingham Palace
LONDON (AP) — The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II returned to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening, making its way through a drizzly London as crowds lined the route for a glimpse of the hearse and to bid her a final farewell.
Congressional commission recommends the US Navy rename two ships with names tied to the Confederacy | CNN Politics
The US Congressional Naming Commission is recommending the US Navy rename two ships whose names have ties to the Confederacy: the USS Chancellorsville and the USNS Maury, commissioners said Tuesday.
Package explodes on Boston campus; 1 injured, FBI involved
BOSTON (AP) — A package exploded on the campus of Northeastern University in Boston late Tuesday, and the college said a staff member suffered minor injuries. Authorities said another suspicious package was found near a prominent art museum and the FBI was assisting with the investigation.
Twitter shareholders approve $44bn Musk deal
Twitter shareholders have approved a $44bn deal for the world's richest man to buy the company.
Live results: New Hampshire, Rhode Island primaries
The Associated Press is following the election in New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Follow the live results below. New Hampshire Rhode Island
Bill Gates: Technological innovation would help solve hunger
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Gates says the global hunger crisis is so immense that food aid cannot fully address the problem. What’s also needed, Gates argues, are the kinds of innovations in farming technology that he has long funded to try to reverse the crisis documented in a report released Tuesday...
Top House Republican roasts 'fool' Joe Biden for celebrating passage of spending bill as inflation rises
NRCC chairman Rep. Tom Emmer, D-Minn., blasted President Biden for his White House celebration of the Inflation Reduction Act's passage amid an uptick in inflation in August.
House Oversight Committee calls on Trump to certify he surrendered all documents
The FBI recovered thousands of records, including dozens that the Justice Department says were marked as classified, during a court-approved search on Aug. 8 at Mar-a-Lago.
3 children found on Coney Island beach drowned, deaths ruled homicides: Medical examiner
Three children died after police discovered them unresponsive early Monday on the beach at New York's Coney Island and detained their mother for questioning.
Car guy Biden to tout electric vehicles at Detroit auto show
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, a gearhead with his own vintage Corvette, will showcase his administration's efforts to promote electric vehicles during a visit to the Detroit auto show. The president, who recently took a spin in his pine-green 1967 Stingray with Jay Leno for a segment...
Three January 6 rioters charged in assault on officers found guilty of multiple offenses
Three January 6, 2021, rioters involved in one of the most brutal assaults on police during the attack at the US Capitol were found guilty on Tuesday of several felonies following a bench trial before a federal judge.
Andrew Cuomo files ethics complaint against NY AG Letitia James over sexual harassment probe
Andrew Cuomo has filed an ethics complaint against New York Attorney General Letitia James claiming she violated rules of conduct while investigating him.
Iowa teen who killed rapist sentenced, ordered to pay $150K
A teenage human trafficking victim who was initially charged with first-degree murder after she stabbed her accused rapist to death was sentenced Tuesday in an Iowa court to five years of closely supervised probation and ordered to pay $150,000 restitution to the man’s family.
How a new credit card code could help stop mass shootings
The new credit card code offers a "significant" new tool for identifying mass shooters, one advocate said.
The biggest election disinformation event of the 2022 midterm primaries: Text messages
While there’s now a cottage industry and federal agencies that target election disinformation when it’s on social media, there’s no comparable effort for texts.
Biden celebrates Democratic victories, but GOP extremism remains his party's midterm focus
President Biden and activists celebrate long-sought wins on climate and drug prices, but new inflation data complicates Democrats' midterm message.
Armenia-Azerbaijan: Almost 100 killed in overnight clashes
The EU and the UN call for de-escalation in the latest fighting between the neighbouring countries.
China keeps West guessing about economic pressure on Russia
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping is keeping the West guessing about whether Beijing will cooperate with tougher sanctions on Russia as he meets President Vladimir Putin a year after declaring they had a “no limits” friendship ahead of the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine.
House Jan. 6 committee chair says "goal" is to restart public hearings on Sept. 28
The committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol held a series of blockbuster hearings this summer.
Unlikely alliance resists Manchin-Schumer energy deal, putting government funding bill on shaky ground
A deal cut to secure the support of Sen. Joe Manchin for the Democrats' controversial Inflation Reduction Act is now creating problems for another major issue looming over Congress: Funding the government to avoid a shutdown by month's end.
Anger over past, indifference meet queen’s death in India
NEW DELHI (AP) — Just hours before news of Queen Elizabeth II's death spread, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a fiery speech urging India to shed its colonial ties in a ceremony to rename a boulevard that once honored King George V.
Mosquito Fire in Northern California has destroyed dozens of homes
A fast-moving wildfire scorching through Northern California has destroyed dozens of homes and is creating dangerous smoke conditions in regions farther north.
Ukraine pressures retreating Russian forces — and its Western allies
Secretary of State Antony Blinken hailed “significant progress by the Ukrainians, particularly in the northeast,” while the Kremlin struggled to respond to the setbacks.
Democrats try to seize political offensive ahead of midterms
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The crowd hung on his every word, cheering him on and booing his opponents. At one point, emotions ran high enough that someone in the crowd bellowed “Lock him up!” This was no Donald Trump rally featuring the former president vowing to use prison to settle political scores.
Stefanik, Donalds will compete to be next House GOP conference chair
Reps. Stefanik and Donalds will face off in a race for House GOP conference chair after the midterms as Republicans plan for a potential House majority.
Queen Elizabeth II: What her death means to Malaysia
Tributes are paid to Queen Elizabeth amid calls for the Commonwealth to be reformed for a new age.
Dozens of buildings burn as gusty winds fan California wildfire
A section of Interstate 80 was closed after a second fire ignited near the community of Dutch Flat.
Sen. Lindsey Graham's abortion ban proposal roils Republicans, energizes Democrats
With abortion access already expected to be a major issue in November’s midterm elections, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham supercharged the debate over reproductive rights by introducing a bill that would ban most abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy.
Ukraine war: What will Russia's losses mean for Putin?
Questions are being asked as even state media reported the "tough" week, says the BBC's Russia editor.
Trump ally wins bid to bar photos of 'lavish properties' from foreign agent trial
A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled that prosecutors cannot show pictures of "lavish properties" owned by Tom Barrack, a former top fundraiser for Donald Trump, at Barrack's upcoming trial on charges of acting as an illegal foreign agent. Barrack, a former private equity executive who prosecutors say...
California launches taxpayer-funded website promoting state’s abortion services
California has launched a taxpayer-funded website promoting abortion services and resources -- even for non-residents and illegal immigrants.
Eight arrested in human smuggling operation that allegedly transported migrants in suitcases and water tanks
The Department of Justice said eight people were arrested for their alleged involvement in a human smuggling network near the Texas-Mexico border.
Court rehears fight over vaccine mandate for federal workers
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Joe Biden has the same authority to impose a COVID-19 vaccine requirement on federal workers that private employers have for their employees, an administration lawyer told a federal appeals court Tuesday.
Lea Michele forced off Broadway stage for 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19
Fans of Lea Michele will have to wait a little more to see her singing in "Funny Girl" on Broadway.
WHO report: 17 million in EU may have suffered long COVID-19
JERUSALEM (AP) — New research suggests at least 17 million people in the European Union may have experienced long COVID-19 symptoms during the first two years of the coronavirus pandemic, with women more likely than men to suffer from the condition, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
Black families turned to homeschooling during pandemic -- and are sticking with it
Black families have been increasingly homeschooling their children, and ABC News spoke with families and experts about what is behind this trend.
German man convicted of murder after killing over mask rules
BERLIN (AP) — A man in Germany was convicted of murder and given a life sentence Tuesday for fatally shooting a gas station clerk following a dispute over face masks. The September 2021 killing in the western town of Idar-Oberstein shocked the country.
China extends coronavirus lockdown of megacity Chengdu indefinitely, with no end in sight to strict "zero-COVID" policy
It's not the first time authorities have put millions of people under strict restrictions with no end in sight, and all for case-load numbers that dwarf other nations.