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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington. The president's legal entanglements are likely to intensify when leaves the White House in January 2021 and loses immunity from prosecution.

Manhattan prosecutor gets Trump tax records after long fight

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington. The president's legal entanglements are likely to intensify when leaves the White House in January 2021 and loses immunity from prosecution.

February 25, 2021, 9:49am Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York prosecutor has obtained copies of Donald Trump’s tax records after the Supreme Court this week rejected the former president’s last-ditch effort to prevent them from being handed over. Read story

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, violent protesters storm the Capitol, in Washington.  People charged in the attack on the U.S. Capitol left behind a trove of videos and messages that have helped federal authorities build cases. In nearly half of the more than 200 federal cases stemming from the attack, authorities have cited evidence that an insurrectionist appeared to have been inspired by conspiracy theories or extremist ideologies, according to an Associated Press review of court records.

Chief: Capitol assault much bigger than intel suggested

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, violent protesters storm the Capitol, in Washington.  People charged in the attack on the U.S. Capitol left behind a trove of videos and messages that have helped federal authorities build cases. In nearly half of the more than 200 federal cases stemming from the attack, authorities have cited evidence that an insurrectionist appeared to have been inspired by conspiracy theories or extremist ideologies, according to an Associated Press review of court records.

February 25, 2021, 9:25am Politics

WASHINGTON  — The acting U.S. Capitol Police chief was pressed to explain Thursday why the agency hadn't been prepared to fend off a violent mob of insurrectionists, including white supremacists, who were trying to halt the certification of the presidential election last month, even though officials had compelling advance intelligence. Read story

In this image taken from video obtained by Than Lwin Khet News, a woman helps an unidentified man lying on the sidewalk of Sule Pagoda Road after he was attacked by a group of men in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Members of a group supporting Myanmar's military junta have attacked and injured people protesting against the army's Feb. 1 seizure of power that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters

In this image taken from video obtained by Than Lwin Khet News, a woman helps an unidentified man lying on the sidewalk of Sule Pagoda Road after he was attacked by a group of men in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Members of a group supporting Myanmar's military junta have attacked and injured people protesting against the army's Feb. 1 seizure of power that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

February 25, 2021, 8:15am Politics

YANGON, Myanmar — Supporters of Myanmar’s junta attacked people protesting the military government that took power in a coup, using slingshots, iron rods and knives Thursday to injure several of the demonstrators. Read story

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021.

GOP rallies solidly against Democrats’ virus relief package

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021.

February 25, 2021, 8:14am Latest News

WASHINGTON — Republicans rallied solidly against Democrats’ proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill as lawmakers awaited a decision by the Senate’s parliamentarian that could bolster or potentially kill a pivotal provision hiking the federal minimum wage. Read story

Illinois Democratic Rep. Newman and Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene feud over LGBTQ rights

February 25, 2021, 8:14am Politics

Illinois U.S. Rep. Marie Newman’s push to pass a law that would ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans has put her at the center of a feud with controversial Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, a pro-Trump freshman congresswoman from Georgia who has espoused baseless conspiracy theories. Read story

President Joe Biden speaks on U.S. supply chains, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Washington.

Biden revokes Trump orders on ‘anarchist’ cities, including Portland, Seattle

President Joe Biden speaks on U.S. supply chains, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Washington.

February 25, 2021, 8:13am Latest News

President Joe Biden on Wednesday formally revoked a series of presidential orders and memorandum signed by Donald Trump, including one that sought to cut funding from several cities the 45th president deemed “anarchist” havens and another mandating that federal buildings should be designed in a classical aesthetic. Read story

A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus sits near a screen showing China and U.S. flags as she listens to a speech by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Lanting Forum on bringing China-U.S. relations back to the right track, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the U.S. Monday to lift restrictions on trade and people-to-people contacts while ceasing what Beijing considers unwarranted interference in the areas of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet.

China denies subjecting US diplomats to COVID-19 anal tests

A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus sits near a screen showing China and U.S. flags as she listens to a speech by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Lanting Forum on bringing China-U.S. relations back to the right track, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the U.S. Monday to lift restrictions on trade and people-to-people contacts while ceasing what Beijing considers unwarranted interference in the areas of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet.

February 25, 2021, 8:12am Nation & World

BEIJING — China on Thursday denied subjecting U.S. diplomats to COVID-19 anal tests following reports from Washington that some of its personnel were being made to undergo the procedure. Read story

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson address the media following a hearing about President Donald Trump's travel ban, at the U.S. District Court in Seattle on March 15, 2017.

Washington AG Bob Ferguson sues Google, again, for alleged violations of political-ad transparency law

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson address the media following a hearing about President Donald Trump's travel ban, at the U.S. District Court in Seattle on March 15, 2017.

February 25, 2021, 7:56am Business

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has again sued Google, alleging the tech giant has continued to flout Washington laws on political advertising transparency. Read story

Residents and staff at Van Mall Retirement received their COVID-19 vaccinations in late January. Many Clark County residents have experienced long waits for the vaccine, which might be caused by low vaccine allocation from the state to the county.

Herrera Beutler grills state health secretary over vaccine allocation

Residents and staff at Van Mall Retirement received their COVID-19 vaccinations in late January. Many Clark County residents have experienced long waits for the vaccine, which might be caused by low vaccine allocation from the state to the county.

February 24, 2021, 7:32pm Clark County Health

A day after Clark County Public Health released data showing the state’s vaccine allocation to the county hasn’t been proportional to other counties, Washington’s secretary of health admitted the state needs to better help local health jurisdictions that have received smaller allocations from the state. Read story

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021.

GOP rallies solidly against Democrats’ virus relief package

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021.

February 24, 2021, 6:35pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans rallied solidly Wednesday against Democrats’ proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill as lawmakers awaited a decision by the Senate’s parliamentarian that could bolster or potentially kill a pivotal provision hiking the federal minimum wage. Read story