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House chairman to seek $640 billion in military spending

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:46pm

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says he'll push to increase defense spending by $37 billion more than President Donald Trump proposed to pay for more troops and new weapons.

Cindy weakens but still stirs weather over wide swath

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:37pm

A suspected tornado near Birmingham, Alabama, flattened businesses and injured one person Thursday, while the mayor of a coastal Louisiana town urged residents to evacuate ahead of a rising tide — two lingering effects of a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy that was fueling harsh weather across the Southeast.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Jeh Johnson testimony

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:37pm

President Donald Trump says congressional testimony from the former Homeland Security Secretary backs up his claim that his campaign did not collude with Russian officials. But that's not what Johnson said.

Nebraska Democratic official ousted for Scalise comment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:37pm

The Nebraska Democratic Party has removed a party official from his post after he was recorded saying he was glad U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise got shot and he wished the Louisiana Republican had died.

Police: Man killed father with bat at county official's home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:30pm

Police say an attorney found dead in the home of his estranged wife, the treasurer of a Pennsylvania county, was fatally beaten by his son with a bat on Father's Day.

States won't rush approval of Yellowstone grizzly hunts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:30pm

The Latest on removing Yellowstone region grizzly bears from federal protections (all times local):

Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:27pm

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended her leadership, and her job, on Thursday in the face of needling from President Donald Trump and grumbling from fellow House Democrats exasperated after a high-profile special election loss.

Gov. defends handling of contentious Chaffetz-seat election

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:26pm

Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday defended his handling of an increasingly contentious special election called after U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz's surprise decision to resign.

400 more homes evacuated as Utah wildfire grows

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:25pm

A wildfire near a southern Utah ski town has forced the evacuations of 400 more homes after the fire doubled in size amid high winds, authorities said Thursday.

Rainbow Family members start gathering in Oregon

Andrew Selsky., Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:25pm

Concern is growing in a conservative, remote corner of Oregon as people start arriving in a national forest for a Rainbow Family of Living Light annual gathering, a counter-culture get-together expected to draw thousands.

Wyoming brothers in jail accused in altercation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:25pm

Two brothers who are inmates in the same Wyoming jail are facing charges in an altercation with another inmate.

Intercept attempt fails in missile defense test off Hawaii

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:15pm

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency says it failed to intercept a ballistic missile during a test off Hawaii.

Virginia man charged with giving secret documents to China

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:15pm

A Virginia man caught with $16,500 in cash in his carry-on luggage was charged Thursday with transmitting top-secret documents to an apparent Chinese agent.

Timeline of events surrounding Michigan airport stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:15pm

A Canadian man has been charged in the stabbing of a Michigan airport police officer, and authorities are investigating the attack as a possible terrorist act.


No tapes after all: Trump says he didn't record Comey talks

Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:07pm

President Donald Trump declared Thursday he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey, ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy.

ACLU seeks to bar pepper spraying at Wisconsin youth prisons

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:54pm

Videos of two juvenile inmates at Wisconsin youth prisons being pepper sprayed by guards were shown in federal court on Thursday as part of the argument that the disciplinary practice and others, including solitary confinement, is unconstitutional, cruel and unusual punishment.

Stabbing suspect was caretaker, studied insurance sales

Rob Gillies and Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:37pm

The man charged with stabbing a police officer at the Flint airport in a possible act of terrorism was a part-time caretaker at the Montreal apartment building where he lived and had once studied to sell insurance, people who knew him said Thursday.

Judge skeptical of anti-abortion group's bias claims

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:37pm

A U.S. District Court judge deciding whether a fellow judge should disqualify himself from lawsuits over videos by an anti-abortion group said Thursday he could not immediately see any appearance of bias.

Prosecutors: Prison supervisor ordered juveniles hog-tied

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:37pm

An indictment says a former supervisor at a South Carolina juvenile prison ordered guards to hog-tie two inmates and leave them on their stomachs for two hours because they made too much noise.

The Latest: Authorities ID child killed on Alabama beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:28pm

The Latest on Tropical Storm Cindy (all times local):