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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

Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister of Slovakia Robert Kalinak is surrounded by journalists after a press conference at the government headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia, Thursday, May 16, 2024. Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was in serious but stable condition Thursday, a hospital official said, after the populist leader was shot multiple times in an assassination attempt that shook the small country and reverberated across the continent weeks before European elections.

Slovak authorities charge ‘lone wolf’ with assassination attempt on the prime minister

Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister of Slovakia Robert Kalinak is surrounded by journalists after a press conference at the government headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia, Thursday, May 16, 2024. Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was in serious but stable condition Thursday, a hospital official said, after the populist leader was shot multiple times in an assassination attempt that shook the small country and reverberated across the continent weeks before European elections.

May 16, 2024, 8:24am Nation & World

Slovak authorities charged a man Thursday with attempting to assassinate populist Prime Minister Robert Fico, saying the suspect acted alone in a politically motivated attack that laid bare the extreme polarization that has gripped the small central European country. Read story

House signs off on FAA measure on improving aircraft safety

May 15, 2024, 8:22pm Business

Congress gave final approval Wednesday to a $105 billion bill designed to increase the number of air traffic controllers, add more safety inspectors at aircraft factories, and require airlines to automatically pay refunds to travelers whose flights are canceled or significantly delayed. Read story

The spillway at Lower Monumental Dam in Washington on the Snake River.

9 new bills filed to reverse Biden administration’s Snake River dams agreement

The spillway at Lower Monumental Dam in Washington on the Snake River.

May 15, 2024, 7:11pm Latest News

Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, has filed a package of nine bills to reverse parts of a new agreement that he sees as the de facto breaching of the lower Snake River dams and to remind the White House who has authority over the dams. Read story

FILE - The Pentagon is seen from Air Force One as it flies over Washington, March 2, 2022.

Reported sex assaults in the US military have dropped. That reverses what had been a growing problem

FILE - The Pentagon is seen from Air Force One as it flies over Washington, March 2, 2022.

May 15, 2024, 4:20pm Nation & World

The number of reported sexual assaults across the military decreased last year, and a confidential survey found a 19 percent drop in the number of service members who said they had experienced some type of unwanted sexual contact, according to new figures obtained by The Associated Press. Both are dramatic… Read story

U.S. border arrests fall in April, bucking usual spring increase

May 15, 2024, 4:15pm Nation & World

Arrests for illegally crossing the U.S. border from Mexico fell more than 6 percent in April to the fourth lowest month of the Biden administration, authorities said Wednesday, bucking the usual spring increase. Read story

FILE - Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner poses after a candidates debate at Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, Ore., Oct. 17, 2022. McLeod-Skinner is seeking election to Oregon&rsquo;s 5th Congressional District in the Nov. 8, 2022 election. A new Republican political action committee has begun pouring money into a key Oregon swing district just days before the Democratic primary there, raising questions about whether Republicans are trying to tilt the scales in the contest.

Democrats raise concerns about Republicans meddling in a competitive Oregon primary

FILE - Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner poses after a candidates debate at Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, Ore., Oct. 17, 2022. McLeod-Skinner is seeking election to Oregon&rsquo;s 5th Congressional District in the Nov. 8, 2022 election. A new Republican political action committee has begun pouring money into a key Oregon swing district just days before the Democratic primary there, raising questions about whether Republicans are trying to tilt the scales in the contest.

May 15, 2024, 4:13pm Northwest

A new political action committee has begun pouring money into a key Oregon swing district just days before the Democratic primary there, raising questions about whether Republicans are trying to tilt the scales in the contest. Read story