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Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:27pm

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.

Trump welcomes India PM as US sanctions Pakistani militant

Matthew Pennington and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:17pm

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.

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.

Arizona woman convicted in 2011 death of young cousin

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

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.

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):

The Latest: Suspect told mom to clear the house of guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:04pm

The Latest on a fugitive arrested in Kansas and an investigation into a series of bank robberies. (all times local):

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Top Republican to press for $696.5 billion defense budget

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:02pm

An influential House committee chairman will press his case for a $696.5 billion defense budget in 2018, a blueprint that provides more military spending than at any point during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Latest: Phoenix woman convicted in death of young cousin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:02pm

The Latest on the murder trial of an Arizona woman charged in the death of a 10-year-old girl who was locked in a small plastic storage box (all times local):

The Latest: Trump thanks India for buying military equipment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:02pm

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

Flint airport officer stabbed during attack out of hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:02pm

The Flint, Michigan, airport officer stabbed in the neck during what authorities are investigating as a terrorist act has been discharged from a hospital.

First military case in Navy bribery scandal begins

Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:54pm

While he was stationed in Singapore, a U.S. Navy commander ate suckling pigs worth $400 apiece, attended a Gucci fashion show with his wife and enjoyed the services of prostitutes — all courtesy of a Malaysian defense contractor, Navy prosecutors alleged Monday.

Who can get around the travel ban?

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:54pm

Even as it allowed a limited version of the Trump administration's travel ban to take effect for now, the Supreme Court carved out a major exception.

Man convicted of 2nd-degree murder in killing of Baby Doe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:54pm

A man was convicted Monday of murder in the death of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on the shore of a Boston Harbor island.

AP sources: US to say China among worst on human trafficking

Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:53pm

The Trump administration is poised to declare China among the world's worst offenders on human trafficking, U.S. officials said Monday, putting the world's most populous country in the same category as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Syria,

Prosecutors use Joe Arpaio's immigration talk against him

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:44pm

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal trial opened Monday over his defiance of the courts in traffic patrols that targeted immigrants, marking the most aggressive effort to hold the former lawman of metro Phoenix accountable for tactics that critics say racially profiled Latinos.

Utah group files 2018 medical marijuana ballot initiative

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:40pm

Activists who say they are tired of waiting for Utah's conservative Legislature to pass a broad medical marijuana law launched an effort Monday to ask voters next year to pass the law, a move that would bypass state lawmakers.

House ethics panel launches inquiry of 2 Dems, plus aide

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:40pm

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