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Much of central US faces severe thunderstorm threat and possible tornadoes

April 15, 2024, 1:47pm Nation & World

Tens of millions of Americans stretching from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Baltimore could face strong thunderstorms tonight through Wednesday, with tornadoes possible in some states. Read story

President Joe Biden pauses to respond to a question from a member of the traveling press as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, April 12, 2024, enroute to New Castle, Del.

Biden to host Iraqi leader as Mideast tensions soar, raising more questions about US troop presence

President Joe Biden pauses to respond to a question from a member of the traveling press as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, April 12, 2024, enroute to New Castle, Del.

April 15, 2024, 8:20am Nation & World

President Joe Biden is set to host Iraq’s leader this week for talks that come as tensions across the Middle East have soared over the war in Gaza and Iran’s unprecedented weekend attack on Israel in retaliation for an Israeli military strike against an Iranian facility in Syria. Read story

FILE - The Supreme Court of the United States is seen in Washington, March 26, 2024.

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Black Lives Matter activist over Louisiana protest lawsuit

FILE - The Supreme Court of the United States is seen in Washington, March 26, 2024.

April 15, 2024, 8:20am Politics

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed a lawsuit to go forward against a Black Lives Matter activist who led a protest in Louisiana in which a police officer was injured. Civil rights groups and free speech advocates have warned that the suit threatens the right to protest. Read story

FILE - Associate Justice Clarence Thomas joins other members of the Supreme Court as they pose for a new group portrait, at the Supreme Court building in Washington, Oct. 7, 2022. Thomas is absent from the court Monday with no explanation. The 75-year-old Thomas also is not participating remotely in arguments, as justices sometimes do when they are ill or otherwise can&rsquo;t be there in person. Chief Justice John Roberts announced Thomas&rsquo; absence, saying that his colleague would still participate in the day&rsquo;s cases, based on the briefs and the transcripts of the arguments. (AP Photo/J.

Justice Thomas misses Supreme Court session Monday with no explanation

FILE - Associate Justice Clarence Thomas joins other members of the Supreme Court as they pose for a new group portrait, at the Supreme Court building in Washington, Oct. 7, 2022. Thomas is absent from the court Monday with no explanation. The 75-year-old Thomas also is not participating remotely in arguments, as justices sometimes do when they are ill or otherwise can&rsquo;t be there in person. Chief Justice John Roberts announced Thomas&rsquo; absence, saying that his colleague would still participate in the day&rsquo;s cases, based on the briefs and the transcripts of the arguments. (AP Photo/J.

April 15, 2024, 8:17am Nation & World

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was absent from the court Monday with no explanation. Read story

The bombing area at Abbey Gate is pictured August 26, 2021,  in Kabul, Afghanistan, before the blast. A review released Monday, April 15, 2024, says the suicide bombing at the Kabul airport that killed U.S. troops and Afghans in August 2021 was not preventable, and the &ldquo;bald man in black&rdquo; spotted by U.S. service members the morning of the attack was not the bomber. (U.S.

Review says Abbey Gate bombing wasn’t preventable, refutes claims troops sighted the would-be bomber

The bombing area at Abbey Gate is pictured August 26, 2021,  in Kabul, Afghanistan, before the blast. A review released Monday, April 15, 2024, says the suicide bombing at the Kabul airport that killed U.S. troops and Afghans in August 2021 was not preventable, and the &ldquo;bald man in black&rdquo; spotted by U.S. service members the morning of the attack was not the bomber. (U.S.

April 15, 2024, 8:10am Nation & World

The suicide bombing at the Kabul airport that killed U.S. troops and Afghans in August 2021 was not preventable, and the “bald man in black” spotted by U.S. service members the morning of the attack was not the bomber, according to a new review by U.S. Central Command. Read story

Tracy Toulou, the outgoing Director of the Office of Tribal Justice, stands in a hallway lined with flags of tribal nations at the Department of Justice, Thursday, March 14, 2024, in Washington. For more than two decades, Toulou has confronted the serious public safety challenges facing Indian Country by working to expand the power of tribal justice systems. Today, tribal law enforcement finally has a seat at the table when federal authorities coordinate with state and local police, according to the Justice Department&rsquo;s point person on Native American tribes.

How to tackle crime in Indian Country? Empower tribal justice, ex-Justice Department official says

Tracy Toulou, the outgoing Director of the Office of Tribal Justice, stands in a hallway lined with flags of tribal nations at the Department of Justice, Thursday, March 14, 2024, in Washington. For more than two decades, Toulou has confronted the serious public safety challenges facing Indian Country by working to expand the power of tribal justice systems. Today, tribal law enforcement finally has a seat at the table when federal authorities coordinate with state and local police, according to the Justice Department&rsquo;s point person on Native American tribes.

April 14, 2024, 4:23pm Northwest

A quarter-century ago, the Justice Department had few meaningful relationships with Native American tribes. Read story

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., speaks as Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump listens during a news conference, Friday, April 12, 2024, at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla.

House Speaker Mike Johnson says he will push for aid to Israel and Ukraine this week

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., speaks as Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump listens during a news conference, Friday, April 12, 2024, at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla.

April 14, 2024, 3:35pm Latest News

House Speaker Mike Johnson said Sunday he will try to advance wartime aid for Israel this week as he attempts the difficult task of winning House approval for a national security package that also includes funding for Ukraine and allies in Asia. Read story

President Joe Biden boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, April 12, 2024, enroute to New Castle, Del.

U.S. works to prevent an escalation across the Mideast as Biden pushes Israel to show restraint

President Joe Biden boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, April 12, 2024, enroute to New Castle, Del.

April 14, 2024, 12:26pm Latest News

The United States on Sunday highlighted its role in helping Israel thwart Iran's aerial attack as President Joe Biden convened leaders of the Group of Seven countries in an effort to prevent a wider regional escalation and coordinate a global rebuke of Tehran. Read story

First lady Jill Biden waves as she walks with son Hunter Biden, to board Air Force One at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Friday, March 29, 2024, in New York.

Judge rejects defense efforts to dismiss Hunter Biden’s federal gun case

First lady Jill Biden waves as she walks with son Hunter Biden, to board Air Force One at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Friday, March 29, 2024, in New York.

April 12, 2024, 5:32pm Nation & World

A federal judge in Delaware refused Friday to throw out a federal gun case against Hunter Biden, rejecting the president’s son’s claim that he is being prosecuted for political purposes as well as other arguments. Read story

U.S. border arrests fall in March, bucking seasonal trends amid increased enforcement in Mexico

April 12, 2024, 5:13pm Nation & World

Arrests for crossing the U.S. border illegally fell slightly in March, authorities said Friday, bucking a usual spring increase amid increased immigration enforcement in Mexico. Read story