Politics

AP PHOTOS: Scenes of violence at U.S. Capitol shock world

A mob invading the U.S. Capitol. Police officers with guns drawn inside the House of Representatives. Lawmakers hiding from intruders seeking to overturn a national election. These and other scenes from Capitol Hill shocked the world Wednesday as violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the nation’s halls of […]

Biden selects Jennifer Granholm to be energy secretary

President-elect Joe Biden has selected former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to be his energy secretary. The Washington-based news website Politico was among the first to report the story, which then appeared to be confirmed in a news release from U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, who is a close friend of both Biden’s […]

Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by a historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. His victory came after more than three days of uncertainty […]

Trump sues in Pennsylvania, Michigan; asks for Wis. recount

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign filed lawsuits Wednesday in Pennsylvania and Michigan, laying the groundwork for contesting the outcome in states that could determine whether he gets another four years in the White House. The new filings, joining existing Republican legal challenges in Pennsylvania and Nevada, demand better […]

Biden wins Michigan, Wisconsin, now on brink of White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden won the battleground prizes of Michigan and Wisconsin on Wednesday, reclaiming a key part of the “blue wall” that slipped away from Democrats four years ago and dramatically narrowing President Donald Trump’s pathway to reelection. A full day after Election Day, neither candidate had cleared […]