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FILE - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) seal is shown outside its headquarters, March 14, 2023, in Washington. An independent review released Tuesday, May 7, 2024, of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. &#039;s workplace culture describes an environment that fostered &ldquo;hostile, abusive, unprofessional, or inappropriate conduct,&quot; and questions whether the agency&#039;s chairman is credible to lead the agency through a cultural transformation.

FDIC chair is grilled on Capitol Hill after report outlines agency’s toxic workplace culture

FILE - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) seal is shown outside its headquarters, March 14, 2023, in Washington. An independent review released Tuesday, May 7, 2024, of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. &#039;s workplace culture describes an environment that fostered &ldquo;hostile, abusive, unprofessional, or inappropriate conduct,&quot; and questions whether the agency&#039;s chairman is credible to lead the agency through a cultural transformation.

May 16, 2024, 10:55am Business

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Martin Gruenberg sat for a second day of grilling Thursday on Capitol Hill, this time at the Senate Banking Committee, after a damning report about the agency's toxic workplace culture was released last week. Read story

FILE - Cannabis clones are displayed for customers at Home Grown Apothecary, April 19, 2024, in Portland, Ore. The Justice Department has formally moved to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug in a historic shift to generations of drug policy in the United States. A proposed rule sent Thursday to the federal register recognizes the medical uses of cannabis and acknowledge it has less potential for abuse than some of the nation&rsquo;s most dangerous drugs.

Justice Department formally moves to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug in historic shift

FILE - Cannabis clones are displayed for customers at Home Grown Apothecary, April 19, 2024, in Portland, Ore. The Justice Department has formally moved to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug in a historic shift to generations of drug policy in the United States. A proposed rule sent Thursday to the federal register recognizes the medical uses of cannabis and acknowledge it has less potential for abuse than some of the nation&rsquo;s most dangerous drugs.

May 16, 2024, 10:55am Latest News

The Justice Department on Thursday formally moved to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug in a historic shift in generations of U.S. drug policy. Read story

House to vote on requiring delivery of bombs to Israel in GOP-led rebuke of Biden policies

May 16, 2024, 10:54am Latest News

The House was set Thursday to deliver a rebuke to President Joe Biden for pausing a shipment of bombs to Israel, voting on legislation that would seek to force the weapons transfer as Republicans worked to highlight Democratic divisions over the Israel-Hamas war. Read story

In this image provided by the U.S. Army, soldiers assigned to the 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) and sailors attached to the MV Roy P. Benavidez assemble the Roll-On, Roll-Off Distribution Facility (RRDF), or floating pier, off the shore of Gaza on April 26, 2024. The U.S. expects to have on-the-ground arrangements in Gaza ready for humanitarian workers to start delivering aid this month via a new U.S.-backed sea route for Gaza aid. An official with the U.S. Agency for International Development tells the AP that humanitarian groups expect to have their part of preparations complete by early to mid-month. (U.S.

US military says Gaza Strip pier project is completed, aid to soon flow as Israel-Hamas war rages on

In this image provided by the U.S. Army, soldiers assigned to the 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) and sailors attached to the MV Roy P. Benavidez assemble the Roll-On, Roll-Off Distribution Facility (RRDF), or floating pier, off the shore of Gaza on April 26, 2024. The U.S. expects to have on-the-ground arrangements in Gaza ready for humanitarian workers to start delivering aid this month via a new U.S.-backed sea route for Gaza aid. An official with the U.S. Agency for International Development tells the AP that humanitarian groups expect to have their part of preparations complete by early to mid-month. (U.S.

May 16, 2024, 10:49am Nation & World

The U.S. military finished installing a floating pier for the Gaza Strip on Thursday, with officials poised to begin ferrying badly needed humanitarian aid into the enclave besieged over seven months of intense fighting in the Israel-Hamas war. Read story

Former President Donald Trump arrives at Manhattan criminal court in New York, on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

Michael Cohen pressed on his crimes and lies as defense attacks key Trump hush money trial witness

Former President Donald Trump arrives at Manhattan criminal court in New York, on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

May 16, 2024, 10:22am Latest News

With prosecutors’ hush money case against Donald Trump barreling toward its end, defense lawyers pressed former attorney Michael Cohen on his criminal history and past lies Thursday as they worked to convince jurors not to believe the star witness' pivotal testimony. Read story

NW Natural has added an item labeled &ldquo;WA Climate Act Fee&rdquo; to bills for customers in Clark County. The fee is calculated per therm of natural gas consumption.

Builders launch initiative to block Washington’s natural gas phase-out

NW Natural has added an item labeled &ldquo;WA Climate Act Fee&rdquo; to bills for customers in Clark County. The fee is calculated per therm of natural gas consumption.

May 16, 2024, 9:38am Business

Backers of an initiative to halt the state’s push to end natural gas use in homes and other buildings began gathering signatures Wednesday after a Thurston County judge settled a dispute on how the measure would be described on ballots. Read story

Supreme Court sides with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, spurning a conservative attack

May 16, 2024, 8:27am Business

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a conservative-led attack that could have undermined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Read story

CORRECTS SERVICE BRANCH TO U.S. AIR FORCE INSTEAD OF U.S. NAVY - Chantemekki Fortson, mother of Roger Fortson, a U.S. Air Force senior airman, is comforted as she speaks about her son during a news conference regarding his death, with attorney Ben Crump, behind, Thursday, May 9, 2024, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Fortson was shot and killed by police in his apartment, May 3, 2024.

Florida deputy’s killing of Black airman renews debate on police killings and race

CORRECTS SERVICE BRANCH TO U.S. AIR FORCE INSTEAD OF U.S. NAVY - Chantemekki Fortson, mother of Roger Fortson, a U.S. Air Force senior airman, is comforted as she speaks about her son during a news conference regarding his death, with attorney Ben Crump, behind, Thursday, May 9, 2024, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Fortson was shot and killed by police in his apartment, May 3, 2024.

May 16, 2024, 8:26am Nation & World

In 2020, the top enlisted leader of the Air Force went public with his fear of waking up to the news that a Black airman had been killed by a white police officer. Read story