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Civil rights leader, former DC delegate arrested at airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:41pm

Civil rights leader and former congressional delegate Walter Fauntroy has been arrested at Dulles International Airport on a charge of writing a bad check in Maryland.

Ethics Committee discloses probe of Texas GOP Rep. Williams

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:41pm

The House Ethics Committee has disclosed a probe of Texas GOP Congressman Roger Williams, an auto dealership owner who has faced questions over a measure he authored to benefit auto dealers.

TransCanada seeks $15B for rejection of Keystone pipeline

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:31pm

The company that wanted to build the Keystone XL pipeline is seeking $15 billion in damages from the federal government after the Obama administration rejected the Canada-to-Texas project.

Ads attack Nevada Senate candidate Cortez Masto over Uber

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:31pm

A PAC is launching a $1.2 million ad blitz criticizing Democratic Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto for her role in ride-hailing service Uber's temporary shutdown in Nevada.

Oklahoma abortion law's future uncertain after ruling

Daniel C. Houston, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:31pm

A U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday striking down a Texas abortion law could have implications for a similar law in Oklahoma as abortion rights groups call for its dismissal.

The Latest: Britain's Labour Party in turmoil over leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:31pm

The Latest on Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

Arkansas prison agency: Complacency led to inmate's escape

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:31pm

One prison staffer has been fired and another was suspended without pay after an investigation showed complacency among Arkansas Department of Correction staff led to the escape of an inmate who was previously convicted of killing a teenage girl and stuffing her body in a barrel.

University of Iowa to expand programming in Des Moines

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:21pm

University of Iowa officials are expanding programming in Des Moines.

Marshall officials to vote on proposed budget, tuition hike

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:21pm

Marshall University officials are expected to vote on a proposed budget plan and tuition increase for fiscal year 2017.

UK credit rating slashed, Cameron insists economy is robust

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:21pm

Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Monday that Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union won't send the economy into a tailspin, even as Standard & Poor's stripped the U.K. of its top credit rating.

Egypt detains prominent female TV host

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:12pm

Egyptian authorities on Monday detained a famous TV host whose program had been critical of the government's policies, including its crackdown on freedom of speech, her lawyer said.

Man gets 15 years for human smuggling, virtual slave labor

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:11pm

The ringleader of a scheme that smuggled teens into the U.S. and kept them as virtual slaves while forcing them to work at an egg farm and live in run-down trailers was sentenced to just over 15 years in prison Monday.

Markets Right Now: US stocks, British pound fall further

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:11pm

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

Days before deadline, Senate to consider Puerto Rico bill

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 1:51pm

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.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 1:51pm

Grain futures were mixed Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

The Latest: Miss could see decision soon on abortion law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 1:51pm

The Latest on likely effects of the Supreme Court's latest abortion ruling in Louisiana and Mississippi (all times local):

Appeals court: Washington must fix salmon-blocking culverts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 1:51pm

Federal appeals judges say the state of Washington has violated the treaty rights of tribes to fish by building and maintaining large pipes that allow streams to pass beneath roads but also block migrating salmon.

Rauner: Illinois Democrats agree on partial-year budget plan

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 1:31pm

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 said that's not the case on legislation he favors to open public schools on time.

Snyder signs 'unprecedented' $16.1 billion education budget

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 1:31pm

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.

NY Gov. Cuomo signs bill expanding breast cancer screening

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 1:21pm

New York is expanding access to breast cancer screening by requiring hospitals to extend hours for mammograms and eliminating insurance costs for the procedure.