Variety
May 13

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

ABC's "This Week" — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Stefanishyna.
Politics
May 13

Biden names envoy to SE Asia bloc, stressing US attention

President Joe Biden on Friday announced he's nominating one of his top national security aides as ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, aiming to underscore his administration's commitment to the Pacific region.
Sports
May 13
WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner leaves a courtroom after a hearing, in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, May 13

Lawyer: Griner's pre-trial detention extended by one month

WNBA star Brittney Griner had her pre-trial detention in Russia extended by one month Friday, her lawyer said.
World
May 13

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern tests positive for COVID

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has tested positive for COVID-19 but said she still plans to travel to the U.S. later this month for a trade trip and to give the commencement speech at Harvard University.
Politics
May 13

House subpoenas its own, grave new norm after Jan. 6 attack

The Jan. 6 committee's remarkable decision to subpoena House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other congressional Republicans over the insurrection at the Capitol is as rare as the deadly riot itself, deepening the acrimony and distrust among lawmakers and raising questions about what comes next.
Nation
May 13

Records: 2 people in execution knew drugs hadn't been tested

At least two people connected to a Tennessee execution that was abruptly put on hold last month knew the night before that the lethal injection drugs the state planned to use hadn't undergone some required testing, newly released records show.
Nation
May 13

Pandemic-era asylum limits in hands of federal judge

An attorney arguing for 24 states urged a federal judge Friday to block Biden administration plans to lift pandemic-related restrictions on migrants requesting asylum, saying the decision was made without sufficient consideration on the effects the move could have on public health and law enforcement.
Nation
May 13

Ex-convict admits fraud, bogus tax returns for pro athletes

An ex-convict from California has pleaded guilty to fraud schemes totaling more than $25 million that included exaggerated tax returns for professional athletes and exploiting federal pandemic relief programs.
Business
May 13

Accountant avoids prison time in college admissions scandal

An accountant who worked for the consultant at the center of the college admissions bribery case has avoided prison for his role in the sweeping scheme.
Nation
May 13

California governor: $98B surplus backs true pro-life state

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday pledged to use the state's record-breaking $300 billion budget, including an unprecedented nearly $100 billion surplus, to "future proof" the state from the impacts of a volatile midterm election cycle that he fears will undermine abortion access, gun safety and privacy protections across the country.
Nation
May 13

Wisconsin chairman rescinds killer's parole at Evers request

The Wisconsin Parole Commission's leader agreed Friday to rescind a convicted murderer's parole at Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' request after the governor came under criticism from rival Republicans looking to unseat him in November.
Politics
May 13
ormer national security adviser Robert C. McFarlane gestures while testifying before the House-Senate panel investigating the Iran-Contra affair on Ca

Former national security adviser Robert McFarlane dies at 84

Former White House national security adviser Robert C. McFarlane, a top aide to President Ronald Reagan who pleaded guilty to charges for his role in an illegal arms-for-hostages deal known as the Iran-Contra affair, has died. He was 84.
Politics
May 13

US, Russian defense chiefs speak for 1st time since invasion

Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu spoke with U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Friday after months of refusing direct contact with his American counterpart. But officials said the call didn't appear to signal any change in Moscow's war in Ukraine.
Nation
May 13

Planned Ho-Chunk Nation casino in Beloit gets final approval

The Bureau of Indian Affairs on Friday approved the Ho-Chunk Nation's application for a casino in Beloit, more than two decades after the city residents voted in favor of the complex.
Politics
May 13

Minnesota GOP seeks victory as convention opens in Rochester

All eyes were on the governor's race as Minnesota Republicans convened Friday to endorse a candidate to challenge Democratic incumbent Gov. Tim Walz in the November election.
Nation
May 13

Judge refuses to drop elections suit against Trump, media

A Colorado judge on Friday denied motions to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by an election systems worker against former President Donald Trump's campaign, two of its lawyers and a handful of conservative media figures and outlets.
Nation
May 13

Proposed revision of Mexican wolf management plan draws fire

U.S. wildlife managers want to see at least 320 Mexican gray wolves roaming the Southwest within the next several years as they try to recover an endangered species that for decades has been the focus of political strife and litigation.
Politics
May 13

White House releases financial disclosures for Biden, Harris

The White House released financial disclosure reports for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday showing that the president's personal finances have changed little since last year.
Business
May 13

Tax cut for California pot industry: Too little, too late?

California's governor on Friday proposed a temporary tax cut for the state's struggling legal marijuana industry, but businesses said it falls far short of what's needed to revive a foundering pot economy.
Nation
May 13

Pritzker signs effort to pursue smash-and-grab criminals

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed a law making it easier to pursue those who engage in the rapidly growing crime of organized retail theft.