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New study of Seattle's $15 minimum wage says it costs jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:45am

Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday that contradicted another new study published last week.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:45am

As authorities tried to determine exactly how a 14-year-old Delaware girl managed to fall from a New York amusement park ride, one industry expert said even the strictest safety guidelines won't prevent accidents if customers don't follow the rules.

Disruptions addressed in Northern Plains military exercises

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:44am

Two years after the Air Force opened the massive Powder River Training Complex over the Northern Plains, ranchers impacted by military aircraft exercises say progress has been made in addressing disruptions.

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

Matthew Pennington and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:44am

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.

Federal judge considers fate of Texas 'sanctuary cities' law

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:44am

A federal judge is considering whether a new Texas "sanctuary cities" crackdown backed by the Trump administration can take effect.

The Latest: Pakistan militant punished as India PM visits US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:30am

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

The Latest: US mayors OK plan to use only renewable energy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:25am

The Latest on the U.S. Conference of Mayors' resolutions to fight climate change (all times local):


Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:23am

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.

Bombs found in Montana home after Kansas fugitive's arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:17am

Montana authorities say they found homemade bombs in a home after the arrest of a man accused of shooting at a Kansas state trooper.

More evacuations in wildfire near Utah ski resort town

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:07am

Firefighters were bracing for strong winds Monday as they fought a southern Utah wildfire that's forced more than 1,500 people from homes and cabins as crews in California got a handle on a brush fire that closed a freeway.

Joe Arpaio on trial over immigration actions echoing Trump's

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:07am

The immigration rhetoric and crackdowns pushed by President Donald Trump have a familiar ring in Arizona, where former Sheriff Joe Arpaio once used similar tactics to become a national figure.

Auctioned lots on northern Idaho lake sell for $7.8M

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:01am

The Idaho Department of Lands has auctioned 14 lots along Payette Lake for more than $7.8 million.

Yellowstone wants brucellosis quarantine facility for bison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:57am

Yellowstone National Park is taking steps toward turning part of its bison trap at the northern edge of the park into a certified brucellosis quarantine facility.

Tom Price, U.S. health secretary, meets with business leaders in Sandy, promotes health reform

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:56am

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price talked with state business leaders Monday morning during a stop in Utah, making his pitch for the health care reform bill currently pending in the Senate.

GOP senator to block arms sales over crisis with Qatar

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:53am

An influential Republican senator said Monday that he'll withhold approval of U.S. weapons sales to several Middle Eastern allies until there is a clear path for settling a diplomatic crisis with Qatar.

Trump eager for big meeting with Putin; some advisers wary

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:53am

President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month. But the idea is exposing deep divisions within the administration on the best way to approach Moscow in the midst of an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. elections.

No job? Tips for teens to fill idle summer time

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:47am

With the number of teenagers working summer jobs in decline since the 1980s, students and their parents have found creative ways to fill summer months. Some still find traditional summer work, while others spend their summers doing a variety of activities and work that can help them pad their college applications.

Judge considering national freeze on Iraqi deportations

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:44am

Lawyers for Detroit-area Iraqi nationals who fear they could be tortured or killed if they're kicked out of the U.S. asked a judge on Monday to extend his freeze on their deportations to all Iraqis who have been ordered to leave the country.

Truck driver sentenced on drug charges after highway stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:35am

A California truck driver stopped on a New Jersey highway with 64 kilograms (141 pounds) of heroin and 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of cocaine has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison.

Police: TSA worker caught stealing cash at Florida airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:32am

A Transportation Security Administration employee at a Florida airport has been fired after police said surveillance video showed him stealing cash.