US blocks export license renewals for China’s Huawei

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government accused Washington on Tuesday of pursuing “technology hegemony,” as the United States has begun stepping up pressure on tech giant Huawei by blocking access to American suppliers. The Biden administration has stopped approving the renewal of licenses to some US companies that have been selling essential components to the Chinese … Read more

Trump opens 2024 run, says he’s ‘more committed’ than ever

SALEM, NH (AP) — Former President Donald Trump kicked off his 2024 White House bid with a stop Saturday in New Hampshire before heading to South Carolina, events in early-voting states marking the first campaign appearances since announcing his latest run more than two months ago. “We’re starting right here as a candidate for president,” … Read more

Justice Dept. sues Google over digital advertising dominance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department and eight states filed an antitrust suit against Google on Tuesday, seeking to shatter its alleged monopoly on the entire ecosystem of online advertising as a harmful burden to advertisers, consumers and even the US government. The government alleged in the complaint that Google is looking to “neutralize or … Read more

FBI searched Biden home, found items marked classified

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI searched President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday and located additional documents with classified markings and also took possession of some of his handwritten notes, the president’s lawyer said Saturday. The president voluntarily allowed the FBI into his home, but the lack of a search warrant did not … Read more

Propping feet on Pelosi desk was mistake, man testifies

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Arkansas man testified Thursday that he was “going with the flow” when he propped up his feet on a desk in then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, posing for photographs that made him one of the most memorable figures from the US Capitol riot two years ago. On the witness stand at … Read more

Republicans push anti-abortion measures with new majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are taking early action on abortion with their new majority, approving two measures Wednesday that make clear they want further restraints after the Supreme Court overruled the federal right to abortion last year. The new GOP-led House passed a resolution to condemn attacks on anti-abortion facilities, including crisis pregnancy centers, … Read more