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Bannon indicted on contempt charges for defying 1/6 subpoena

Bannon indicted on contempt charges for defying 1/6 subpoena

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, was indicted Friday on two counts of criminal contempt of Congress after he defied a subpoena from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S.

Alzheimer's drug cited as Medicare premium jumps by $21.60

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's “Part B” outpatient premium will jump by $21.60 next year, one of the largest increases ever. Officials said Friday a new Alzheimer's drug is responsible for about half of that.
Man who went to space with Shatner dies in plane crash

Man who went to space with Shatner dies in plane crash

HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A man who traveled to space with William Shatner last month was killed along with another person when the small plane they were in crashed in a wooded area of northern New Jersey, according to state police.

'Dolphin Tale' fans mourn death of film's star Winter at 16

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Amy Carmichael lives more than 4,000 miles (6,400 kilometers) from the Florida aquarium that housed Winter, the “Dolphin Tale” movie star with a prosthetic tail that died this week at 16.

Dutch govt orders 3-week partial lockdown amid virus surge

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Caretaker Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced a three-week partial lockdown Friday amid surging COVID-19 cases in the Netherlands, saying his government wants to “deliver a hard blow to the virus.
Biden-Xi set virtual summit for Monday to discuss tensions

Biden-Xi set virtual summit for Monday to discuss tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping will hold their much-anticipated virtual summit on Monday evening as the two sides look to dial back tensions after a rough start to the U.S.
Senate Democrats pick Scutari as leader after Sweeney's loss

Senate Democrats pick Scutari as leader after Sweeney's loss

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democrats in the New Jersey Senate picked state Sen. Nicholas Scutari on Friday to be their new leader after current President Steve Sweeney lost reelection to a Republican newcomer.
Plessy, 'separate but equal’ ruling namesake, is pardoned

Plessy, 'separate but equal’ ruling namesake, is pardoned

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana board has posthumously pardoned Homer Plessy, the namesake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1896 “separate but equal” ruling affirming state segregation laws.
Biden picks former FDA chief Califf to again lead agency

Biden picks former FDA chief Califf to again lead agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday is tapping former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Robert Califf to again lead the powerful regulatory agency, according to a person familiar with the decision.
Paris Muslim leaders mark 6 years since Bataclan attacks

Paris Muslim leaders mark 6 years since Bataclan attacks

PARIS (AP) — The Paris Mosque is marking the sixth anniversary Friday of the attack at the Bataclan concert hall in the French capital that killed 90 people.