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FILE - The Lyrid meteor shower is seen over Burg on the Baltic Sea island of Fehmarn off Germany, Friday, April 20, 2018. The Lyrids occur every year in mid-to-late April. Peak activity for 2024 happens Sunday, April 21 into Monday, April 22, with 10 to 20 meteors expected per hour, weather permitting. Viewing lasts through April 29.

The Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend, but it may be hard to see it

FILE - The Lyrid meteor shower is seen over Burg on the Baltic Sea island of Fehmarn off Germany, Friday, April 20, 2018. The Lyrids occur every year in mid-to-late April. Peak activity for 2024 happens Sunday, April 21 into Monday, April 22, with 10 to 20 meteors expected per hour, weather permitting. Viewing lasts through April 29.

April 18, 2024, 8:32am Life

The Lyrid meteor shower is underway. But with a nearly full moon in the sky during the peak, it might be tough to see clearly. Read story

FILE - The U.S. Treasury Department building, June 6, 2019, in Washington.  The U.S. and U.K. on Thursday imposed a new round of sanctions on Iran as concern grows that Tehran&rsquo;s unprecedented attack on Israel could fuel a wider war in the Middle East.

US and UK issue new sanctions on Iran in response to Tehran’s weekend attack on Israel

FILE - The U.S. Treasury Department building, June 6, 2019, in Washington.  The U.S. and U.K. on Thursday imposed a new round of sanctions on Iran as concern grows that Tehran&rsquo;s unprecedented attack on Israel could fuel a wider war in the Middle East.

April 18, 2024, 8:24am Politics

The U.S. and U.K. on Thursday imposed a new round of sanctions on Iran as concern grows that Tehran’s unprecedented attack on Israel could fuel a wider war in the Middle East. Read story

FILE - The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, March 7, 2024. (AP Photo/J.

U.S. Supreme Court rules forced job transfers may be discrimination

FILE - The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, March 7, 2024. (AP Photo/J.

April 17, 2024, 6:24pm Business

The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it easier for workers who are transferred from one job to another against their will to pursue job discrimination claims under federal civil rights law, even when they are not demoted or docked pay. Read story

Pentagon leaders press Congress for Ukraine funding, saying battlefield situation is dire

April 17, 2024, 3:32pm Politics

Ukraine and Israel both desperately need the military weapons that are being held up by Congress' failure to pass a funding package for the two countries at war, Pentagon leaders told House appropriators Wednesday, calling the situation in Ukraine dire. Read story

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., departs after he and the House Republican leadership met with reporters following a closed-door Republican strategy session as Johnson pushes towards separate votes on aid for Israel and Ukraine, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, April 16, 2024. (AP Photo/J.

House’s Ukraine, Israel aid package moving ahead as Speaker Johnson fights to keep his job

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., departs after he and the House Republican leadership met with reporters following a closed-door Republican strategy session as Johnson pushes towards separate votes on aid for Israel and Ukraine, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, April 16, 2024. (AP Photo/J.

April 17, 2024, 3:14pm Nation & World

House Speaker Mike Johnson, facing a choice between potentially losing his job and advancing aid for Ukraine, forged ahead Wednesday toward a vote later this week on a package of funding that also includes Israel and Taiwan. Read story

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is sworn-in before the House Committee on Homeland Security during a hearing on &ldquo;A Review of the Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for the Department of Homeland Security&rdquo; on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

Senate dismisses two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security secretary, ending trial

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is sworn-in before the House Committee on Homeland Security during a hearing on &ldquo;A Review of the Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for the Department of Homeland Security&rdquo; on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

April 17, 2024, 1:30pm Latest News

The Senate has dismissed all impeachment charges against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, ending the House Republican push to remove the Cabinet secretary from office over his handling of the U.S.-Mexico border. Read story

House panel: China subsidizes fentanyl production to fuel U.S. crisis

April 16, 2024, 5:32pm Nation & World

China is fueling the fentanyl crisis in the U.S. by directly subsidizing the manufacturing of materials that are used by traffickers to make the drug outside the country, according to a report released Tuesday by a special House committee focused on countering the Chinese government. Read story

FILE - Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas appears before the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2024, in Washington. House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-la., says he is sending impeachment charges against Mayorkas to the Senate on Tuesday, April 16, forcing senators to convene a trial on the allegations that Mayorkas has &quot;willfully and systematically&quot; refused to enforce existing immigration laws. While the Senate is obligated to convene a trial under the rules of impeachment, Democrats are expected to dismiss or table the charges before any of the arguments are even underway.

House Republicans send Mayorkas impeachment articles to the Senate, forcing a trial

FILE - Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas appears before the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2024, in Washington. House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-la., says he is sending impeachment charges against Mayorkas to the Senate on Tuesday, April 16, forcing senators to convene a trial on the allegations that Mayorkas has &quot;willfully and systematically&quot; refused to enforce existing immigration laws. While the Senate is obligated to convene a trial under the rules of impeachment, Democrats are expected to dismiss or table the charges before any of the arguments are even underway.

April 16, 2024, 9:57am Latest News

House Speaker Mike Johnson says he is sending impeachment charges against Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate on Tuesday, forcing senators to convene a trial on the allegations that the Homeland Security secretary has “willfully and systematically” refused to enforce existing immigration laws. But the proceedings may not last long. Read story

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., and the House Republican leadership meet with reporters following a closed-door Republican strategy session as Johnson pushes towards separate votes on aid for Israel and Ukraine, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, April 16, 2024. (AP Photo/J.

Facing a Republican revolt, House Speaker Johnson pushes ahead on US aid for Ukraine, allies

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., and the House Republican leadership meet with reporters following a closed-door Republican strategy session as Johnson pushes towards separate votes on aid for Israel and Ukraine, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, April 16, 2024. (AP Photo/J.

April 16, 2024, 9:56am Latest News

Defiant and determined, House Speaker Mike Johnson pushed back Tuesday against mounting Republican anger over his proposed U.S. aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other allies, and rejected a call to step aside or risk a vote to oust him from office. Read story

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin testifies before Senate Committee on Armed Services during a hearing on Department of Defense Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2025 and the Future Years Defense Program on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

US Pentagon chief speaks with Chinese counterpart for first time since November 2022

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin testifies before Senate Committee on Armed Services during a hearing on Department of Defense Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2025 and the Future Years Defense Program on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

April 16, 2024, 8:13am Nation & World

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke with China’s national defense minister Tuesday morning, in the latest in a series of U.S. steps to improve communications with the Chinese military and reduce unsafe and aggressive incidents in the Indo-Pacific. Read story