Nation
September 14

Biden pitches spending plan as key to fight climate change

President Joe Biden tried to advance his domestic spending plans on Colorado on Tuesday by warning about climate change's dangers while highlighting how his clean-energy proposals would also create good-paying jobs.
World
September 14

Top S. Korean, Chinese diplomats meet amid N. Korea tensions

The foreign ministers of South Korea and China met Wednesday for talks expected to focus on North Korea and other regional security issues, two days after North Korea claimed to have tested a newly developed cruise missile.
Nation
September 14
Norm Macdonald appears at KAABOO 2017 in San Diego on Sept. 16, 2017.

Norm Macdonald remembered as hilarious and unique

Reactions to the death of Norm Macdonald, who died of cancer Tuesday at age 61.
Nation
September 14

Venezuela names US fugitive to team negotiating with foes

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is seeking to add to a new member to his team negotiating in Mexico with his political opponents — an ally jailed in Cape Verde awaiting extradition to the U.S. on money laundering charges.
Business
September 14

3 former US officials charged in UAE hacking scheme

Three former U.S. intelligence and military officials have admitted providing sophisticated computer hacking technology to the United Arab Emirates and agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to resolve criminal charges in an agreement that the Justice Department described Tuesday as the first of its kind.
Nation
September 14

EXPLAINER: How California could recall Gov. Gavin Newsom

The California recall election that could remove first-term Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office wraps up Tuesday. Just over 8.5 million mail-in ballots — the form of voting most Californians use — were returned prior to Election Day out of 22 million sent to registered voters.
World
September 14

Mexico finishes 3-month push to vaccinate border residents

The Mexican government said Tuesday it has successfully completed a three-month push to provide coronavirus vaccines to all adult residents of communities along its border with the United States.
Local
September 14
Judge rejects ballot question to scrap Minneapolis Police Department

Judge rejects ballot question to scrap Minneapolis Police Department

A judge on Tuesday rejected an attempt to salvage a proposed charter amendment on the future of policing in Minneapolis, ruling just days before early and absentee voting is due to begin in the city where George Floyd died in police custody that any votes on the question won't count.
Politics
September 14

Democrats revise elections bill but face Senate headwinds

Senate Democrats unveiled a pare- back elections bill Tuesday in hopes of kickstarting their stalled push to counteract new laws in Republican states that could make it more difficult to cast a ballot.
Nation
September 14

No indictment in 1st case under NY's police chokehold ban

A case seen as an early test of New York's law criminalizing police chokeholds has ended without an indictment.
Business
September 14

Democrats try delicate tax maneuvers for $3.5 trillion bill

House Democrats on Tuesday began the serious work of trying to implement President Joe Biden's expansive spending plan, but getting there will require remarkable legislative nimbleness, since Biden has said the revenue to pay for it must come only from Americans who earn more than $400,000 a year.
World
September 14

Chinese ambassador to UK barred from Parliament

China's ambassador to Britain has been barred from Parliament and told he could not enter the building for a talk he was scheduled to give on Wednesday.
Politics
September 14
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley spoke with a number of other chiefs of defense around the world in the days after the Jan. 6 ri

Book: Top US officer feared Trump could order China strike

Fearful of Donald Trump's actions in his final weeks as president, the United States' top military officer twice called his Chinese counterpart to assure him that the two nations would not suddenly go to war, a senior defense official said Tuesday after the conversations were described in excerpts from a forthcoming book.
Nation
September 14

Alaska Democratic lawmaker apologizes after Nazi comment

A member of the Alaska Legislature has apologized for saying Nazi experimentation on prisoners "produced results."
Politics
September 14

US military aid to Egypt released despite rights concerns

The Biden administration is releasing nearly $200 million in military aid to Egypt but will hold back millions more over human rights concerns, the State Department said Tuesday in an announcement quickly criticized by rights groups and some lawmakers.
Politics
September 14

Facebook: Gov's page was not taken down because of content

Facebook briefly took down Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's campaign page Tuesday morning, indicating it had been mistakenly flagged as an imposter account, though the governor suggested the move was prompted by her criticism of President Joe Biden's vaccination mandate.
Nation
September 14

Arizona Supreme Court allows release of Senate audit records

The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an effort by the state Senate to keep secret records of its ongoing review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County that are in the possession of the contractors conducting the recount.
Business
September 14

US grants license for temporary nuclear waste dump in Texas

Federal officials have cleared the way for construction of a dump in West Texas that could hold spent nuclear fuel for up to 40 years.
World
September 14
Haiti’s acting prime minister, Ariel Henry, at his residence in Port-au-Prince on Aug. 3, 2021.

Haiti prosecutor seeks to charge PM in killing, is replaced

A new chief prosecutor was sworn in Tuesday just hours after his predecessor asked a judge to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry in the slaying of the president and to bar him from leaving Haiti, a move that could further destabilize a country roiled by turmoil following the assassination and a recent major earthquake.
Local
September 14
In this Sept. 17, 2015, file photo, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael J. Gableman speaks during a court hearing at the Grant County Courthouse i

Wisconsin election clerks confused by investigation email

Wisconsin election clerks are reacting with a mixture of concern and confusion to the first inquiry made by a special investigator hired by Republicans to examine how the 2020 presidential election was run in the battleground state.