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Saturday January 22nd, 2022 1:11AM

AP Top U.S. News at 1:40 p.m. EST

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Ex-EPA workers ask Virginia senators not to confirm Wheeler
More than 150 former Environmental Protection Agency employees are writing to the Virginia Senate, asking the Democrat-controlled chamber to oppose the nomination of former EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler to GOP Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin’s Cabinet
1:43PM ( 25 minutes ago )
Waukesha parade suspect to stand trial for murder
A Wisconsin court commissioner has ordered a Milwaukee man accused of plowing his SUV through a suburban Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring dozens more, to stand trial
1:40PM ( 27 minutes ago )
Goodbye 'godsend': Expiration of child tax credits hits home
For the first time in half a year, families on Friday are going without a monthly deposit from the child tax credit
12:49PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Dutch government eases lockdown, but not for hospitality
The Dutch government has eased its coronavirus lockdown, allowing non-essential stores, universities, sports clubs and “contact businesses” like hairdressers to reopen for the first time in nearly a month
1:55PM ( 13 minutes ago )
Cyber attack in Albuquerque latest to target public schools
Around 75,000 New Mexico schoolchildren are missing school Friday for the second day after a cyber attack hit the state's largest school district on Wednesday
1:51PM ( 17 minutes ago )
Czechs to let some workers stay on after testing positive
The new Czech government will allow some workers who have tested positive for the coronavirus to stay on the job, in an extraordinary measure to ease possible staff shortages caused by an anticipated surge of the omicron variant
1:23PM ( 44 minutes ago )
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White House: Russia prepping pretext for Ukraine invasion
The White House says U.S. intelligence officials have determined a Russian effort is underway to create a pretext for its troops to further invade Ukraine, and Moscow has already prepositioned operatives to conduct “a false-flag operation” in eastern Ukraine
12:49PM ( 1 hour ago )
Cyberattack in Ukraine targets government websites
Ukrainian officials say a cyberattack has left a number of government websites temporarily unavailable
12:47PM ( 1 hour ago )
5 players are unanimous choices for AP's NFL All-Pro Team
Five players, including dynamic pass catchers Cooper Kupp and Davante Adams, are unanimous choices for The Associated Press 2021 NFL All-Pro Team
12:45PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Wisconsin Gov. Evers' reelection pitch: democracy is at risk
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is known for his folksy demeanor, sprinkling his speeches with “by gollys” and the occasional PG-rated swear word
11:51PM ( 14 hours ago )
Judge to decide if Wisconsin parade suspect will stand trial
A Wisconsin judge is poised to decide whether a Milwaukee man accused of plowing his SUV through a suburban Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring dozens more, will stand trial
11:48PM ( 14 hours ago )
Navient settles predatory student loan claims for $1.85B
Navient, a major student loan servicing company, has settled allegations of abusive lending practices for $1.85 billion
9:32PM ( 16 hours ago )
Top U.S. News short headlines
Ex-EPA workers ask Virginia senators not to confirm Wheeler
More than 150 former Environmental Protection Agency employees are writing to the Virginia Senate, asking the Democrat-controlled chamber to oppose the nomination of former EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler to GOP Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin’s Cabinet
1:43PM ( 25 minutes ago )
Waukesha parade suspect to stand trial for murder
A Wisconsin court commissioner has ordered a Milwaukee man accused of plowing his SUV through a suburban Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring dozens more, to stand trial
1:40PM ( 27 minutes ago )
Goodbye 'godsend': Expiration of child tax credits hits home
For the first time in half a year, families on Friday are going without a monthly deposit from the child tax credit
12:49PM ( 1 hour ago )
Michigan AG asks feds to investigate fake GOP electors
Michigan’s attorney general is asking federal prosecutors to open a criminal investigation into 16 Republicans who submitted false certificates stating they were the state’s presidential electors despite Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in 2020
10:19AM ( 3 hours ago )
Hearing to decide if Waukesha parade suspect will face trial
A Wisconsin court commissioner is poised to decide whether a Milwaukee man accused of plowing his SUV through a suburban Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring dozens more, will stand trial
10:15AM ( 3 hours ago )