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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

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