Gene Johnson, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 5:00pm
In a case that could have big implications for dams and other development in the Northwest, a federal appeals court panel said Monday that Native American tribes have a right not only to fish for salmon, but for there to be salmon to catch — a ruling that affirms the duty of the United States to protect the habitat of the prized fish under treaties dating back more than 150 years.
Marc Levy, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 4:50pm
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday striking down restrictive abortion regulations in Texas prompted a Pennsylvania state senator to announce he will seek repeal of a 2011 law that imposed expensive facility and staff expansions on clinics that perform abortions in the state.
John O'Connor, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 4:50pm
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday he's close to a compromise with Democratic lawmakers on a partial-year budget plan with just three days left in the fiscal year, but the gap between the two sides on a second measure to open public schools on time became apparent late in the day.
Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 4:41pm
Mississippi's abortion restrictions will likely be the first outside Texas to be affected by Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning requirements that abortion doctors have hospital admitting privileges, the leader of the Center for Reproductive Rights said.
Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 4:40pm
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is warning of widespread consequences, from layoffs of police officers to a hospital closure, if the Senate fails to act before Friday on a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico.
Maggie Michael, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 4:30pm
Egyptian authorities on Monday detained and deported a famous TV host whose program had been critical of the government's policies, including its crackdown on freedom of speech, her lawyer and officials said.
Claudia Lauer, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 4:00pm
One prison staffer has been fired and another was suspended without pay after an investigation showed complacency among Arkansas Department of Correction employees led to the escape of an inmate who was previously convicted of killing a teenage girl and stuffing her body in a barrel, authorities said Monday.
Paul J. Weber, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 4:00pm
Abortion providers celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court striking down major Texas abortion restrictions Monday also begrudgingly acknowledged a daunting reality: The damage is done, and no time soon are women likely to see new clinics replacing about 20 abortion facilities lost since 2013.
David Eggert, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 3:51pm
Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday signed into law a $16.1 billion education budget, which includes a per-student spending increase ranging from $60 to $120 to decrease the gap between higher- and lower-funded public school districts.