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Congress sought Osprey crash and safety documents from the Pentagon last year. It’s still waiting

June 12, 2024, 8:20am Nation & World

A House Oversight Committee panel that is investigating the safety and oversight of the V-22 Osprey aircraft following a string of fatal crashes has not received critical data or accident reports that its members requested months ago, two committee staffers told The Associated Press. Read story

FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks during a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, March 11, 2024, in Washington. Eight individuals from Tajikistan with suspected ties to the Islamic State have been arrested in the United States in recent days.

AP sources: 8 people with possible Islamic State ties arrested in US on immigration violations

FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks during a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, March 11, 2024, in Washington. Eight individuals from Tajikistan with suspected ties to the Islamic State have been arrested in the United States in recent days.

June 12, 2024, 8:14am Nation & World

Eight people from Tajikistan with suspected ties to the Islamic State group have been arrested in the United States in recent days, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. Read story

US will send Ukraine another Patriot missile system after Kyiv’s desperate calls for air defenses

June 11, 2024, 2:51pm Politics

The United States will send Ukraine another Patriot missile system, two U.S. officials said Tuesday, answering Kyiv's desperate calls for more air defenses as it battles an intense Russian assault on the northeastern Kharkiv region. Read story

FILE - Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., speaks as the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure works to advance the Water Resources Development Act of 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 18, 2022. A group of House Democrats is warning about the far-right Project 2025 agenda for a Trump White House. The Stop Project 2025 Task Force is announced by Huffman.

A group of House Democrats steps up to try to stop Project 2025 and a Trump White House

FILE - Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., speaks as the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure works to advance the Water Resources Development Act of 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 18, 2022. A group of House Democrats is warning about the far-right Project 2025 agenda for a Trump White House. The Stop Project 2025 Task Force is announced by Huffman.

June 11, 2024, 2:12pm Politics

Warning about the far-right Project 2025 agenda for a Donald Trump White House, a group of House Democrats has launched a task force to start fighting the proposal and stop it from taking hold if the Republican former president returns to power. Read story

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt at Madison College, April 8, 2024, in Madison, Wis. Relatively few Americans say they&rsquo;re fans of Biden&rsquo;s work on the issue of student loans, according to a new poll from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research conducted May 16-21. The survey found that three in 10 U.S. adults say they approve of how Biden has handled the issue of student loan debt, while 4 in 10 disapprove.

Americans are split on Biden’s student loan work, even those with debt, an AP-NORC poll finds

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt at Madison College, April 8, 2024, in Madison, Wis. Relatively few Americans say they&rsquo;re fans of Biden&rsquo;s work on the issue of student loans, according to a new poll from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research conducted May 16-21. The survey found that three in 10 U.S. adults say they approve of how Biden has handled the issue of student loan debt, while 4 in 10 disapprove.

June 11, 2024, 1:31pm Latest News

As he campaigns for reelection, President Joe Biden frequently touts his work on student debt, pointing to the millions of people who received cancellation under his watch. Yet relatively few Americans say they’re fans of his work on the issue, even among those who have student loans. Read story

Former President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Trump Tower, Friday, May 31, 2024, in New York. A day after a New York jury found Donald Trump guilty of 34 felony charges, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee addressed the conviction and likely attempt to cast his campaign in a new light.

Trump will meet with House and Senate Republicans this week near the Capitol

Former President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Trump Tower, Friday, May 31, 2024, in New York. A day after a New York jury found Donald Trump guilty of 34 felony charges, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee addressed the conviction and likely attempt to cast his campaign in a new light.

June 11, 2024, 1:11pm Politics

House Republicans will meet privately with Donald Trump on Thursday, as the former president who is now the party's presumptive nominee returns to Capitol Hill for the first time since his supporters attacked the building on Jan. 6, 2021, in an attempt to overturn President Joe Biden's election. Read story

FILE - The U.S. Supreme Court is seen, April 25, 2024, in Washington.

3 Nixon justices helped end his presidency. Will the 3 Trump appointees force him to stand trial?

FILE - The U.S. Supreme Court is seen, April 25, 2024, in Washington.

June 11, 2024, 8:31am Politics

Fifty years ago, three of the justices Richard Nixon appointed to the Supreme Court joined in an 8-0 decision in the Watergate tapes case that effectively ended his presidency, ruling only 16 days after hearing the case. Nixon resigned from office just over two weeks later. Read story

This undated image provided by Amber Sax shows Capt. John Sax, one of five U.S. Marine Corps service members killed when their MV-22B Osprey crashed in California in 2022. Over the last two years, four Osprey crashes have killed a total of 20 service members. On Wednesday, June 12, 2024, the House subcommittee on National Security, the Border and Foreign Affairs will hold an oversight hearing into the Osprey&rsquo;s safety record and Pentagon management of the program.

As Congress investigates the Osprey, families balance grief with pilots’ love for the warplane

This undated image provided by Amber Sax shows Capt. John Sax, one of five U.S. Marine Corps service members killed when their MV-22B Osprey crashed in California in 2022. Over the last two years, four Osprey crashes have killed a total of 20 service members. On Wednesday, June 12, 2024, the House subcommittee on National Security, the Border and Foreign Affairs will hold an oversight hearing into the Osprey&rsquo;s safety record and Pentagon management of the program.

June 11, 2024, 8:26am Politics

The V-22 Osprey that crashed off the coast of Japan last November has brought the aircraft’s safety record back under scrutiny — but this time without one of its most vocal defenders. Read story

Biden plans to head to Camp David to prepare for June 27 debate with Trump

June 10, 2024, 4:43pm Politics

After back-to-back trips to Europe, President Joe Biden plans to head to Camp David next week to prepare for his first 2024 debate with former President Donald Trump, hunkering down at the woodsy Maryland hideaway that has hosted many similar cram sessions in the past. Read story

US will store aid on secure beach in Gaza as UN pauses distribution from pier

June 10, 2024, 3:18pm Politics

The U.S. military said Monday that it plans to stockpile aid shipments on a secure beach in Gaza during a U.N. pause on distributing food from the American-built pier after one of the deadliest days of the Israel-Hamas war. Read story