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US Catholic bishops approve outreach to Native Americans and acknowledge boarding school ‘traumas’

June 14, 2024, 8:32am Nation & World

U.S. bishops on Friday approved new guidelines for ministering to Indigenous Catholics, a long in-the-works effort to reinvigorate the ministry and assure those communities that they don’t need to feel torn between their Native identity and their Catholic one. Read story

Crew members work in the combat information center of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Laboon during a deployment in the Red Sea on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. The U.S.-led campaign against Iran-backed Houthi rebels has turned into the most intense running sea battle the Navy has faced since World War II. That&rsquo;s what its leaders and experts tell The Associated Press, whose journalists visited U.S. ships off Yemen in recent days.

US Navy faces its most intense combat since World War II against Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels

Crew members work in the combat information center of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Laboon during a deployment in the Red Sea on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. The U.S.-led campaign against Iran-backed Houthi rebels has turned into the most intense running sea battle the Navy has faced since World War II. That&rsquo;s what its leaders and experts tell The Associated Press, whose journalists visited U.S. ships off Yemen in recent days.

June 14, 2024, 8:32am Latest News

ABOARD THE USS LABOON IN THE RED SEA (AP) — The U.S. Navy prepared for decades to potentially fight the Soviet Union, then later Russia and China, on the world’s waterways. But instead of a global power, the Navy finds itself locked in combat with a shadowy, Iran-backed rebel group… Read story

French President Emmanuel Macron, right shakes hands with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune during a working session on AI, Energy, Africa and Mideast at the G7 summit, in Borgo Egnazia, near Bari in southern Italy, Friday, June 14, 2024.

Analysis: What was Macron thinking? G7 leaders lament his risky bet

French President Emmanuel Macron, right shakes hands with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune during a working session on AI, Energy, Africa and Mideast at the G7 summit, in Borgo Egnazia, near Bari in southern Italy, Friday, June 14, 2024.

June 14, 2024, 8:30am Nation & World

Emmanuel Macron isn’t one for keeping a low profile. Typically, at the Group of Seven meetings, he’s one of the loudest voices in the room. But right now, he’s looking more like a spent force. Read story

Supreme Court, siding with Starbucks, makes it harder for NLRB to win court orders in labor disputes

June 14, 2024, 8:06am Business

The Supreme Court on Thursday made it harder for the federal government to win court orders when it suspects a company of interfering in unionization campaigns in a case that stemmed from a labor dispute with Starbucks. Read story

G7 world leaders and other leaders from guest nations attend a working session on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Energy, Africa-Mediterranean, on day two of the 50th G7 summit at Borgo Egnazia, southern Italy, on Friday, June 14, 2024.

G7 leaders tackle the issue of migration on the second day of their summit in Italy

G7 world leaders and other leaders from guest nations attend a working session on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Energy, Africa-Mediterranean, on day two of the 50th G7 summit at Borgo Egnazia, southern Italy, on Friday, June 14, 2024.

June 14, 2024, 7:49am Business

Leaders of the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations turned their attention to migration at the start of the second day of their summit Friday, seeking ways to combat trafficking and increase investment in countries from where migrants start out on often life-threatening journeys. Read story

Brook Nugent poses with her twin daughters Maisie, left, and Sabrina in front of a giant flag June 9 outside the National Flag Foundation in Waubeka, Wis. Old Glory is venerated annually in Waubeka, the small town that lays claim to being the birthplace of Flag Day.

Wisconsin town claims to be birthplace of Flag Day

Brook Nugent poses with her twin daughters Maisie, left, and Sabrina in front of a giant flag June 9 outside the National Flag Foundation in Waubeka, Wis. Old Glory is venerated annually in Waubeka, the small town that lays claim to being the birthplace of Flag Day.

June 14, 2024, 5:55am Nation & World

Each June, the people of Waubeka venerate perhaps the nation’s most enduring symbol, celebrating Flag Day, a holiday that escapes the notice of many Americans. Read story

FILE - Members of the Supreme Court sit for a new group portrait following the addition of Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, at the Supreme Court building in Washington, Oct. 7, 2022. Bottom row, from left, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, Associate Justice Samuel Alito, and Associate Justice Elena Kagan. Top row, from left, Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. (AP Photo/J.

Justice Clarence Thomas took more trips paid for by donor Harlan Crow, Senate panel reveals

FILE - Members of the Supreme Court sit for a new group portrait following the addition of Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, at the Supreme Court building in Washington, Oct. 7, 2022. Bottom row, from left, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, Associate Justice Samuel Alito, and Associate Justice Elena Kagan. Top row, from left, Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. (AP Photo/J.

June 13, 2024, 6:17pm Nation & World

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin says his committee has uncovered at least three additional trips given to Justice Clarence Thomas by GOP megadonor Harlan Crow as part of the panel’s ethics investigation into the Supreme Court. Read story

Report says ‘poor maintenance’ led to deadly 2022 crash of firefighting helicopter in New Mexico

June 13, 2024, 5:55pm Nation & World

A loss of engine power due to poor maintenance caused a 2022 helicopter crash in New Mexico that claimed the lives of four Bernalillo County first responders as they were returning home from a firefighting mission, according to federal investigators. Read story

Ready to renew your U.S. passport? You can now apply online

June 13, 2024, 5:00pm Nation & World

There's an easier way to renew your passport — online. Read story

Phoenix police have pattern of violating civil rights and using excessive force, Justice Dept. says

June 13, 2024, 4:58pm Nation & World

Phoenix police discriminate against Black, Hispanic and Native American people, unlawfully detain homeless people and use excessive force, including unjustified deadly force, according to a sweeping federal civil rights investigation of law enforcement in the nation's fifth-largest city. Read story