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.
Grant Schulte, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 3:41pm
The company that proposed the Keystone XL pipeline is seeking $15 billion in damages from the federal government after the Obama administration rejected the Canada-to-Texas project, a company spokesman said Monday.
Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 3:31pm
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 the country was stripped of its top credit rating and stock markets and the pound continued a downward spiral.
Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 3:11pm
Overdoses don't happen just to heroin addicts — patients who legally use strong painkillers called opioids are at risk in the nation's epidemic, too. A new study says when patients were prescribed an overdose antidote along with those medications, they made fewer painkiller-related visits to the emergency room.