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FILE - The image provided by U.S, Central Command, shows U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary), U.S. Navy sailors assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion 1, and Israel Defense Forces placing the Trident Pier on the coast of Gaza Strip on May 16, 2024.  A U.S. built temporary pier that had been used to deliver additional humanitarian aid into Gaza was damaged by rough seas and has temporarily suspended operations. That&rsquo;s according to three U.S. officials who spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday. (U.S.

US-built pier in Gaza is reconnected after repairs, and aid will flow soon, US Central Command says

FILE - The image provided by U.S, Central Command, shows U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary), U.S. Navy sailors assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion 1, and Israel Defense Forces placing the Trident Pier on the coast of Gaza Strip on May 16, 2024.  A U.S. built temporary pier that had been used to deliver additional humanitarian aid into Gaza was damaged by rough seas and has temporarily suspended operations. That&rsquo;s according to three U.S. officials who spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday. (U.S.

June 7, 2024, 8:52am Nation & World

The U.S. military-built pier designed to carry badly needed aid into Gaza by boat has been reconnected to the beach in the besieged territory after a section broke apart in storms and rough seas, and food and other supplies will begin to flow soon, U.S. Central Command announced Friday. Read story

A herder sits with his horse on an open plain in Inner Mongolia, China, July 2019. Scientists analyzed ancient horse genomes to calculate dates for the domestication of the modern horse -- 4,200 years ago, according to new research published Thursday, June 6, 2024,  in the journal Nature.

Scientists have traced the origin of the modern horse to a lineage that emerged 4,200 years ago

A herder sits with his horse on an open plain in Inner Mongolia, China, July 2019. Scientists analyzed ancient horse genomes to calculate dates for the domestication of the modern horse -- 4,200 years ago, according to new research published Thursday, June 6, 2024,  in the journal Nature.

June 7, 2024, 6:00am Nation & World

The horse transformed human history – and now scientists have a clearer idea of when humans began to transform the horse. Read story

FILE - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs a cabinet meeting at the Kirya military base, which houses the Israeli Ministry of Defense, in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Dec. 24, 2023.  Top U.S. leaders have invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to deliver an address to Congress. The visit would provide a show of wartime support for the longtime ally despite mounting political divisions over Israel&rsquo;s military assault on Gaza. The invitation from House Speaker Mike Johnson, a Republican, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, and the other leaders has been in the works for some time.

Israel’s Netanyahu set to address U.S. Congress on July 24, AP source says

FILE - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs a cabinet meeting at the Kirya military base, which houses the Israeli Ministry of Defense, in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Dec. 24, 2023.  Top U.S. leaders have invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to deliver an address to Congress. The visit would provide a show of wartime support for the longtime ally despite mounting political divisions over Israel&rsquo;s military assault on Gaza. The invitation from House Speaker Mike Johnson, a Republican, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, and the other leaders has been in the works for some time.

June 6, 2024, 4:56pm Nation & World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to address a joint meeting of Congress on July 24, according to a person familiar with the matter. Read story

U.S .to send new $225 million military aid package to Ukraine, officials say.

June 6, 2024, 3:20pm Politics

The U.S. will send about $225 million in military aid to Ukraine, U.S. officials said Thursday, in a new package that includes ammunition Kyiv’s forces could use to strike threats inside Russia to defend the city of Kharkiv from a heavy Russian assault. Read story

Trump ally Steve Bannon must surrender to prison by July 1 to start contempt sentence, judge says

June 6, 2024, 1:34pm Nation & World

Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, must report to prison by July 1 to serve his four-month sentence for defying a subpoena from the House committee that investigated the U.S. Capitol insurrection, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Read story

FILE - Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump listens as Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks at a primary election night party at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. A top ally of former President Donald Trump &mdash; and a potential running mate &mdash; is launching a new effort to win over Black and other nonwhite working class voters he argues could be the deciding factor in November&rsquo;s elections. South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the only Black Republican in the Senate, will lead a $14 million campaign targeting minority voters in seven key swing states.

Tim Scott, a potential Trump VP pick, launches a $14 million outreach effort to minority voters

FILE - Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump listens as Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks at a primary election night party at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. A top ally of former President Donald Trump &mdash; and a potential running mate &mdash; is launching a new effort to win over Black and other nonwhite working class voters he argues could be the deciding factor in November&rsquo;s elections. South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the only Black Republican in the Senate, will lead a $14 million campaign targeting minority voters in seven key swing states.

June 6, 2024, 8:15am Politics

A top ally and potential running mate of former President Donald Trump is launching a new effort to win over Black and other nonwhite working class voters he argues could be the deciding factor in November’s elections. Read story

House GOP issues criminal referrals against Biden’s kin

June 5, 2024, 6:00pm Politics

House Republicans issued criminal referrals Wednesday against President Joe Biden’s son and brother, accusing them of making false statements to Congress as part of the GOP’s yearlong impeachment inquiry. Read story

The city center is covered with debris after the Russian missile attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Saturday, May, 25, 2024.

Ukraine uses US weapons to strike inside Russia, a Western official tells AP

The city center is covered with debris after the Russian missile attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Saturday, May, 25, 2024.

June 5, 2024, 9:58am Nation & World

Ukraine has used U.S weapons to strike inside Russia in recent days, according to a Western official familiar with the matter. Read story

Chinese migrants wait to be processed after crossing the border with Mexico on May 8, 2024, near Jacumba Hot Springs, Calif. The U.N.&rsquo;s refugee agency has expressed concern over plans for new asylum restrictions in the United States. President Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled plans to enact immediate significant restrictions on migrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border as the White House tries to neutralize immigration as a political liability ahead of the November elections.

Biden rolls out asylum restrictions, months in the making, to help ‘gain control’ of the border

Chinese migrants wait to be processed after crossing the border with Mexico on May 8, 2024, near Jacumba Hot Springs, Calif. The U.N.&rsquo;s refugee agency has expressed concern over plans for new asylum restrictions in the United States. President Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled plans to enact immediate significant restrictions on migrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border as the White House tries to neutralize immigration as a political liability ahead of the November elections.

June 5, 2024, 8:08am Nation & World

President Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled plans to enact immediate significant restrictions on migrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border as the White House tries to neutralize immigration as a political liability ahead of the November elections. Read story

Volunteer Rosemarie Hepner carries a bag during a shoreline trash pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, at Anacostia Park in Washington. For decades, the Anacostia was treated as a municipal dumping ground for industrial waste, storm sewers and trash. A sewer upgrade in the city and decades of local environmental advocacy have brought improvements to the river, but change has come slowly.

In Washington, D.C., the city’s ‘forgotten river’ cleans up, slowly

Volunteer Rosemarie Hepner carries a bag during a shoreline trash pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, at Anacostia Park in Washington. For decades, the Anacostia was treated as a municipal dumping ground for industrial waste, storm sewers and trash. A sewer upgrade in the city and decades of local environmental advocacy have brought improvements to the river, but change has come slowly.

June 5, 2024, 8:07am Nation & World

Bruce Holmes, 65, grew up fishing on the Anacostia River, a 9-mile (14-kilometer) urban waterway that flows through Washington, D.C. and parts of Maryland, and has long been defined by pollution and neglect. Read story