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FILE - Hunter Biden arrives for a closed-door deposition on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 28, 2024. Biden attorneys are expected in court Friday, May 24, days before the president&rsquo;s son is expected to stand trial on federal firearms charges in Delaware as his father&rsquo;s reelection campaign unfolds. Biden is charged with lying about his drug use in October 2018 on a form to buy a gun that he kept for about 11 days in Delaware. (AP Photo/J.

Hunter Biden arrives at court for a final hearing before his June 3 gun trial

FILE - Hunter Biden arrives for a closed-door deposition on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 28, 2024. Biden attorneys are expected in court Friday, May 24, days before the president&rsquo;s son is expected to stand trial on federal firearms charges in Delaware as his father&rsquo;s reelection campaign unfolds. Biden is charged with lying about his drug use in October 2018 on a form to buy a gun that he kept for about 11 days in Delaware. (AP Photo/J.

May 24, 2024, 9:46am Nation & World

Hunter Biden is due in court on Friday for the final hearing before he’s expected to stand trial on federal firearms charges in Delaware as his father’s reelection campaign unfolds. Read story

Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 12, 2024. (AP Photo/J.

Senators Murray, Britt questioned about U.S. child care crisis, solutions

Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 12, 2024. (AP Photo/J.

May 24, 2024, 9:43am Latest News

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray made her case for a sweeping overhaul of child care in America and addressed pushback from Sen. Katie Britt in a public forum co-hosted Wednesday by The Seattle Times. Read story

In this photo released by the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense, Taiwan guided missile destroyer Ma Kong DDG1805, left, monitors Chinese guided missile destroyer Xi&rsquo;an DDG15,  right, near Taiwan on Thursday, May 23, 2024. Taiwan tracked dozens of Chinese warplanes and navy vessels off its coast Friday on the second day of a large exercise China&rsquo;s People&rsquo;s Liberation Army held in response to the inauguration of the island&rsquo;s new leadership.

China sends dozens of warplanes and ships near Taiwan to show its anger over island’s new leaders

In this photo released by the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense, Taiwan guided missile destroyer Ma Kong DDG1805, left, monitors Chinese guided missile destroyer Xi&rsquo;an DDG15,  right, near Taiwan on Thursday, May 23, 2024. Taiwan tracked dozens of Chinese warplanes and navy vessels off its coast Friday on the second day of a large exercise China&rsquo;s People&rsquo;s Liberation Army held in response to the inauguration of the island&rsquo;s new leadership.

May 24, 2024, 8:42am Nation & World

Taiwan tracked dozens of Chinese warplanes and navy vessels off its coast on Friday, the second day of a large military exercise launched by Beijing to show its anger over the self-governing island’s inauguration of new leaders who refuse to accept its insistence that Taiwan is part of China. Read story

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks at the Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center and Preserve in Palo Alto, Calif., June 19, 2023. Biden talked about climate change, clean energy jobs and protecting the environment.

‘Green blitz’: As election nears, Biden pushes slew of rules on environment, other priorities

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks at the Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center and Preserve in Palo Alto, Calif., June 19, 2023. Biden talked about climate change, clean energy jobs and protecting the environment.

May 24, 2024, 8:33am Politics

As he tries to secure his legacy, President Joe Biden has unleashed a flurry of election-year rules on the environment and other topics, including a landmark regulation that would force coal-fired power plants to capture smokestack emissions or shut down. Read story

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during an event at Discovery World Thursday, May 16, 2024, in Milwaukee.

Harris announces plans to help give 80% of Africa access to the internet, up from 40% now

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during an event at Discovery World Thursday, May 16, 2024, in Milwaukee.

May 24, 2024, 8:31am Business

Vice President Kamala Harris is announcing the formation of a new partnership to help provide internet access to 80% of Africa by 2030, up from roughly 40% now. Read story

FILE - Wind turbines are seen on April 16, 2019, south of Kennewick, Wash. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday, May 23, 2024, rejected a recommendation to cut a proposal for what would be the state's largest wind farm in half, giving new life to the $1.7 billion project.

Massive wind farm proposal in Tri-Cities area gets new life from Gov. Jay Inslee

FILE - Wind turbines are seen on April 16, 2019, south of Kennewick, Wash. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday, May 23, 2024, rejected a recommendation to cut a proposal for what would be the state's largest wind farm in half, giving new life to the $1.7 billion project.

May 23, 2024, 6:45pm Business

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday rejected a recommendation to cut a proposal for what would be the state’s largest wind farm in half, giving new life to the $1.7 billion project. Read story

FILE - The Washington State Capitol building is seen on the first day of the legislative session, Jan. 8, 2024, in Olympia, Wash.

Lawsuit seeks to block Washington parental rights law that critics call a ‘forced outing’ measure

FILE - The Washington State Capitol building is seen on the first day of the legislative session, Jan. 8, 2024, in Olympia, Wash.

May 23, 2024, 5:05pm Latest News

A school district, a nurse, and civil rights and youth services organizations sued Thursday to block a new Washington state parental rights law that critics describe as a “forced outing” measure. Read story

FILE - Bob Givehchi, right, and his son Daniel, 8, Toronto residents visiting Miami for the first time, walk past debris and palm trees blowing in gusty winds, at Matheson Hammock Park in Coral Gables, Fla., Dec. 15, 2023. Nearly all the experts think 2024 will be one of the busiest Atlantic hurricane seasons on record.

Dangerous brew: Ocean heat and La Nina combo likely mean more Atlantic hurricanes this summer

FILE - Bob Givehchi, right, and his son Daniel, 8, Toronto residents visiting Miami for the first time, walk past debris and palm trees blowing in gusty winds, at Matheson Hammock Park in Coral Gables, Fla., Dec. 15, 2023. Nearly all the experts think 2024 will be one of the busiest Atlantic hurricane seasons on record.

May 23, 2024, 2:58pm Latest News

Get ready for what nearly all the experts think will be one of the busiest Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, thanks to unprecedented ocean heat and a brewing La Nina. Read story