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Medical milestone: US OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:49pm

U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use.

The Latest: Procession for slain California firefighter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:44pm

The Latest on a shooting that wounded two firefighters and another person in Southern California (all times local):

Trump claims 'a lot of progress' made in the Middle East

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:42pm

President Donald Trump claimed Monday that a "lot of progress" has been made in the Middle East, but he did not identify specific areas of improvement.

Utah man identified as victim of fatal boating accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:33pm

Survivors of a Wyoming boating accident in which a Utah man drowned tell authorities that their boat was swamped by wind-driven waves.

Accused cop killers take plea deal to avoid death penalty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:32pm

Two men charged in the 2015 shooting death of a Philadelphia police officer during a robbery have pleaded guilty in exchange for taking the death penalty off the table.

Where's the wolf? Stolen from animal preserve, police say

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:29pm

Officials say a hybrid wolf was specifically targeted for theft from a Long Island animal preserve.

Northern California wildfires prompt thousands to flee homes

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:24pm

Hundreds of Northern California homes and businesses were threatened Monday after wind-driven wildfires broke out over the weekend, forcing thousands of residents to flee their homes throughout rural regions north of San Francisco.

Pharmacist denies woman miscarriage drug on moral grounds

Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:19pm

The Arizona State Board of Pharmacy will investigate the complaint of a woman who says a Walgreens pharmacist denied to give her medication necessary to end her pregnancy after her baby stopped developing.

The Latest: Man says he saw gun at fatal police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:16pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police (all times local):

Sessions defends Trump administration's immigration policies

Scott Sonner and John L. Mone, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:14pm

While hundreds of protesters rallied outside, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the Trump administration's immigration policies Monday, calling on Congress to act and asserting that many children were brought to the border by violent gang members.

Migrant detainees to be housed at 2 bases in Texas

Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:06pm

The Trump administration has chosen an Army base and an Air Force base, both in Texas, to house detained migrants swept up in the federal government's crackdown on illegal immigration, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday.

Supreme Court declines to hear 'Making a Murderer' case

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:02pm

The Supreme Court said Monday it won't weigh in on the case of a teenager convicted of rape and murder whose story was documented in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer."

California firefighter shot, killed at retirement home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:00pm

A resident of a retirement home in Southern California opened fire on firefighters responding to a report of an explosion in the building, killing a veteran fire captain and wounding a second firefighter and another person, officials said.

Customs and Border Protection head says agency has stopped referring immigrant parents for criminal prosecution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:00pm

Customs and Border Protection head says agency has stopped referring immigrant parents for criminal prosecution.

Manafort appeals jailing, civil case against Mueller

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:58pm

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is appealing a judge's decision to jail him while he awaits trial on several felony charges.

High court lets family of Calif. teen shot by deputy sue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:56pm

The Supreme Court is letting the family of a California teenager who was fatally shot while holding a pellet gun go forward with a lawsuit against authorities.

Mourners: Black teen killed by police more than a hashtag

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:54pm

Classmates, teachers, family and neighbors of Antwon Rose Jr. described him Monday as a caring and charismatic young man who deserves to be remembered as more than just the latest hashtag given unarmed black men killed by police.

Man rescued after falling, causing avalanche on Mount Borah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:50pm

Officials in central Idaho say a Pennsylvania man had to be rescued after falling on Idaho's tallest mountain, triggering a small avalanche.

Police: 2 dead, 1 hurt in small plane crash in Detroit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:49pm

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a small plane crash in a Detroit neighborhood that killed the pilot and one of his two passengers.

Pilot escapes injury after hot-air balloon crash in Michigan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:47pm

Fishermen rescued a hot-air balloon pilot who escaped injury after his balloon struck power lines and fell into a southeastern Michigan lake.