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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.

Cold chicken complaint leads to attack on restaurant owner

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:14pm

Police say they are looking for a couple who were caught on surveillance video attacking the owner of restaurant and her 15-year-old daughter because they said their chicken was cold.

Wisconsin wants 'Making a Murderer' inmate to stay in jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:14pm

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is asking a federal appeals court to keep an inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" behind bars pending an appeal of a ruling overturning his conviction.

The Latest: Modi invites Trump and family to visit India

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:14pm

The Latest on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with President Donald Trump (all times EDT):

More Alaskans mauled by bears in Alaska

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:10pm

Two more Alaskans were mauled by bears in Alaska over the weekend, bringing the number of bear attacks in the state to four in less than a week, including two fatal ones.

Bombs found in Montana home linked to bank robberies

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:02pm

Federal agents found homemade bombs in the Montana home of a man they suspect is the "AK-47 Bandit," who is wanted for a string of bank robberies and is accused of shooting at a Kansas state trooper, according to authorities and court documents filed Monday.

The Latest: Former Trump adviser confirms FBI interviews

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:00pm

The Latest on the investigations into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia (all times EDT):

Boston visitors hurt in New Orleans attack; 1 hospitalized

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:53pm

Two men from the Boston area were hospitalized after being knocked to the sidewalk and robbed over the weekend in New Orleans' French Quarter.

US does not need warrant to subpoena Oregon drug data

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:50pm

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency does not need a court order to subpoena a prescription drug database kept by the state of Oregon, but the ruling did not specify whether those subpoenas would violate constitutional protections.

Judge won't disqualify colleague from abortion video case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:46pm

A U.S. District Court judge has rejected an attempt to disqualify a fellow judge from a lawsuit over secret video recordings by an anti-abortion group.

House ethics panel launches inquiry of 2 Dems, plus aide

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:36pm

The House Ethics committee said Monday it is investigating complaints against two veteran Democratic lawmakers and the top aide to a third Democrat.

Personal chemistry key as Trump meets India PM for 1st time

Matthew Pennington and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:35pm

President Donald Trump meets for the first time Monday with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and personal chemistry as much as policy could determine the direction of future relations.

Arizona woman convicted in 2011 death of young cousin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:35pm

An Arizona woman was convicted of first-degree murder Monday in the death of her 10-year-old cousin who was locked in a small plastic storage box in triple-digit heat.


Philando Castile's family reaches $3M settlement in death

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:35pm

The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last July, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city that employed the officer, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit that attorneys said could have taken years to resolve.

Idaho county jail looking to finalize contract with ICE

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:30pm

An Idaho county is looking to generated additional money by renting out beds for Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees.

The Latest: Attorney forced to testify against Joe Arpaio

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:30pm

The Latest on the trial of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio (all times local):

Arkansas inmate on lam for 32 years visiting mom when caught

Tafi Mukunyadzi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:17pm

The mother of an Arkansas prison escapee who had been on the run for more than three decades said she has been in contact with her son since soon after his escape and that he was visiting her when he was arrested.

Police: Girl's actions caused her to fall from NY park ride

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:17pm

A teenage girl's actions, not mechanical malfunctions, caused her to slip under a restraining bar on an amusement park gondola ride before falling into the arms of bystanders below, police said Monday.

In defense, Trump seeks to redefine meaning of obstruction

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:17pm

President Donald Trump unleashed a series of tweets Monday in which he tried to place the blame for Russian meddling in U.S. politics on former President Barack Obama and deflect charges of obstruction and collusion onto his predecessor.

The Latest: California levee breaks force water cutbacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:17pm

The Latest on the flooding in Central California (all times local):