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Weed killer ingredient going on California list as cancerous

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:07pm

Regulators in California took a pivotal step on Monday toward becoming the first state to require the popular weed killer Roundup to come with a label warning that it's known to cause cancer.

California big tunnels win early approval. Questions remain

Ellen Knickmeyer and Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:53pm

Gov. Jerry Brown won crucial early approval from federal wildlife officials Monday for his $16 billion proposal to re-engineer California's north-south water system, advancing his plan to build two giant tunnels to carry Northern California water to the south even though much about the project remains undetermined.

London's fire symptomatic of larger safety issues globally

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:43pm

The deaths of 79 people in a London apartment tower have triggered emergency inspections, evacuations and soul searching among British officials who failed to prevent the tragedy.

Feds to pay local governments $465 million for 2017 land use

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:32pm

The U.S. Department of the Interior will pay nearly $465 million this year to local governments primarily in rural areas that have come to rely on the funds because they cannot levy taxes on federal lands.

Budget office: Senate health bill adds 22 million uninsured

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:30pm

The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, complicating GOP leaders' hopes of pushing the plan through the chamber this week.

Century-old letter appears in Lincoln mail carrier's stack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:24pm

A Lincoln mail carrier faced a difficult task earlier this month when he found a letter sent more than 100 years ago in his pile.

CNN accepts resignations of 3 involved in retracted story

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:23pm

CNN accepted the resignations Monday of three journalists involved in a retracted story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund.

The Latest: 3 CNN journalists resign over retracted story

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:19pm

The Latest on a retracted CNN story about a supposed investigation in a Donald Trump associated and the head of a Russian investment fund (all times local):

Airline vet to lead Amtrak in a summer of repairs, reckoning

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:17pm

A decade after setting Delta Air Lines on a post-bankruptcy resurgence, the airline's former chairman and chief executive officer is taking on another transportation challenge: Amtrak.

The Latest: 3 GOP senators threaten to oppose health bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 5:24pm

The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT):

Rocket engine plant announced for Alabama by Bezos' company

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 5:13pm

A private spaceflight company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a powerful new rocket engine in Alabama for space flight, the company and state officials announced Monday.

Iridium says newly launched satellites are functioning well

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 5:10pm

Iridium Communications says its 10 new satellites launched from California during the weekend are functioning normally.

Senate confirms nuclear chief Svinicki to new 5-year term

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 5:02pm

The Senate on Monday confirmed the chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to another five-year term on the panel.

Jury pick starts in UN-bribery trial of Chinese billionaire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:36pm

Jury selection began Monday in the New York criminal trial of a Chinese billionaire charged with trying to bribe United Nations diplomats to ease approval of a U.N. conference center.

Senate Democrats: Boost domestic spending, not just defense

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:34pm

Senate Democrats, whose support is needed to pass more than $1 trillion worth of Cabinet department budgets, are demanding that domestic agencies receive budget increases, not just the Pentagon.

Armed Services panel chairman seeks $696 billion DOD budget

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:14pm

Declaring the U.S. military in dire need of rebuilding, an influential House committee chairman pressed his case Monday for $696 billion defense budget in 2018 — more military spending than at any point during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

US lawyer: US entitled to seize Iran-tainted skyscraper

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:35pm

A U.S. government lawyer told jurors Monday that a monthlong trial has revealed the secret long-time owner of a Manhattan skyscraper: Iran.

Promised college loan forgiveness, borrowers wait and wait

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:50pm

Danielle Ramos' student-debt nightmare was supposed to be over.

Indiana water park's owners apologize for children's burns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:44pm

A company that operates a northwestern Indiana water park authorities closed after 11 children suffered chemical burns says it's "profoundly sorry" for the injuries and hopes to pass a county health inspection so that it can reopen in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.