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House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., center, joined by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., left, the ranking member, leads a hearing on fraud and waste in the COVID-19 relief programs, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. (AP Photo/J.

Republican-led committee targets COVID relief aid for review

House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., center, joined by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., left, the ranking member, leads a hearing on fraud and waste in the COVID-19 relief programs, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. (AP Photo/J.

February 1, 2023, 1:57pm Business

House Republicans on Wednesday began their promised aggressive oversight of the Biden administration, focusing on what watchdogs described as “indications of widespread fraud” in federal coronavirus aid programs initiated under President Donald Trump. Read story

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey speaks to reporters after taking the oath of office in Jefferson City, Mo., on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Bailey was appointed attorney general by Gov. Mike Parson after the former officeholder, Eric Schmitt, won election to the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/David A.

20 attorneys general warn Walgreens, CVS over abortion pills

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey speaks to reporters after taking the oath of office in Jefferson City, Mo., on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Bailey was appointed attorney general by Gov. Mike Parson after the former officeholder, Eric Schmitt, won election to the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/David A.

February 1, 2023, 11:48am Nation & World

Attorneys general in 20 conservative-led states warned CVS and Walgreens on Wednesday that they could face legal consequences if they sell abortion pills by mail in those states. Read story

FILE - Michael Cohen, former President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, arrives at Federal Court in New York, on Nov. 22, 2021.

Cohen says DA took phones for renewed Trump hush-money probe

FILE - Michael Cohen, former President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, arrives at Federal Court in New York, on Nov. 22, 2021.

February 1, 2023, 11:42am Nation & World

Donald Trump’s long-estranged former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, says Manhattan prosecutors recently took his cellphones to preserve evidence related to a hush-money payment he made to porn actress Stormy Daniels in the waning weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign. Read story

FILE - Ukrainian soldiers fire a Pion artillery system at Russian positions near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022.

Russian arms dealer, son and front firms hit with sanctions

FILE - Ukrainian soldiers fire a Pion artillery system at Russian positions near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022.

February 1, 2023, 11:41am Politics

A Russian arms dealer, his son, a group of front companies across Asia, Europe and the Middle East and their leadership have been targeted for U.S. sanctions in an effort to quell Russia’s access to weapons as it continues its invasion of Ukraine. Read story

Rep. George Santos vows to stop lying : ‘I’ve learned my lesson’

February 1, 2023, 11:37am Politics

You won’t hear any more fibs from U.S. Rep. George Santos. He gave his word. Read story

FILE - U.S. Secret Service agents are seen in front of Joe Biden's Rehoboth Beach, Del., home on Jan. 12, 2021. The FBI is conducting a planned search of President Joe Biden's Rehoboth Beach, Delaware home as part of its investigation into the potential mishandling of classified documents. That's according to a statement from Biden's personal lawyer.

Biden lawyer: FBI finds no classified docs at beach house

FILE - U.S. Secret Service agents are seen in front of Joe Biden's Rehoboth Beach, Del., home on Jan. 12, 2021. The FBI is conducting a planned search of President Joe Biden's Rehoboth Beach, Delaware home as part of its investigation into the potential mishandling of classified documents. That's according to a statement from Biden's personal lawyer.

February 1, 2023, 11:30am Politics

The FBI searched President Joe Biden's vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Wednesday without finding any classified documents, the president's attorney said. Agents did take some handwritten notes and other materials relating to Biden's time as vice president for review. Read story

FILE - Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 25, 2023, in Washington.

Republicans set to oust Rep. Omar from Foreign Affairs panel

FILE - Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 25, 2023, in Washington.

February 1, 2023, 9:33am Politics

Newly empowered House Republicans are preparing to oust an African-born Black lawmaker, Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, from the Foreign Affairs Committee over comments she has made critical of Israel — and as payback after Democrats booted far-right Republicans from panels for incendiary, violent remarks. Read story

FILE - In this image taken from a video, Sean Turnell, an economist at Australia's Macquarie University, speaks in Sydney, Australia on Nov. 28, 2013. Australia announced Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, targeted financial sanctions and travel bans against "individuals responsible for egregious human rights abuses" in Myanmar two years after a military junta seized powe rin the country. Two successive Australian governments had resisted calls to impose sanctions on Myanmar since the coup on Feb. 1, 2021, while Turnell, an adviser to Myanmar's elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, was detained by the military.

Australia targets Myanmar, Iran with economic sanctions

FILE - In this image taken from a video, Sean Turnell, an economist at Australia's Macquarie University, speaks in Sydney, Australia on Nov. 28, 2013. Australia announced Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, targeted financial sanctions and travel bans against "individuals responsible for egregious human rights abuses" in Myanmar two years after a military junta seized powe rin the country. Two successive Australian governments had resisted calls to impose sanctions on Myanmar since the coup on Feb. 1, 2021, while Turnell, an adviser to Myanmar's elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, was detained by the military.

February 1, 2023, 8:15am Nation & World

Australia on Wednesday announced targeted financial sanctions and travel bans against “individuals responsible for egregious human rights abuses” in Myanmar two years after a military junta seized power in the Southeast Asian country. Read story