Trump-backed challenger Joe Kent surpasses U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, leaving her on edge of primary defeat

US Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler has fallen to third place behind Donald Trump-endorsed challenger Joe Kent, leaving the six-term incumbent on the edge of defeat. With new votes tallied in Clark, Thurston and Cowlitz counties Monday, Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, was trailing Kent by 960 votes. She had been ahead by 257 votes Friday. Facing … Read more

Pentagon announces another $1 billion in Ukraine military aid

Comment on this story comment The Pentagon on Monday said it is sending Ukraine an additional $1 billion in military assistance, including you have thousands of more ammunition and explosives — the largest such package since Russia launched its invasion in February. The announcement comes as Ukrainian forces undertake a counteroffensive aimed at reclaiming the … Read more

Billionaires are searching for critical minerals in Greenland as ice melts

A band of billionaires, including Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates, among others, is betting that below the surface of the hills and valleys on Greenland’s Disko Island and Nuussuaq Peninsula there are enough critical minerals to power hundreds of millions of electric vehicles. “We are looking for a deposit that will be the … Read more

Misfired rockets may have killed over a dozen in Gaza battle

TEL AVIV, Israel — Close to one-third of the Palestinians who died in the latest outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza militants may have been killed by errant rockets fired by the Palestinian side, according to an Israeli military assessment that appears consistent with independent reporting by The Associated Press . The Israeli military … Read more

Biden Tours ‘Heartbreaking’ Kentucky Flood Damage

WASHINGTON — During his first official trip after recovering from the coronavirus, President Biden flew to eastern Kentucky on Monday and committed federal resources to families whose homes had been condemned or washed away by some of the worst flooding in the state’s history. After flying over stranded cars and buses and landing to find … Read more

EU puts forward ‘final’ text to resurrect Iran nuclear deal

A general view shows Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, August 4,2022. REUTERS/Lisa Leutner Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register DUBAI/WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The European Union on Monday said it put forward a “final” text to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as … Read more

Ahmaud Arbery killers’ sentencing for federal hate crimes: Live updates

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The white father and son who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery in a Georgia neighborhood each received a second life prison sentence Monday — for committing federal hate crimes, months after getting their first for murder — at a hearing that brought a close to more than two years of criminal … Read more