Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death, according to an announcement Monday by her attorneys and the Minneapolis suburb that employed the...

Engineers use replica to pinpoint California dam repairs

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Inside a cavernous northern Utah warehouse, hydraulic engineers send water rushing down a replica of a dam built out of wood, concrete and steel – trying to pinpoint what repairs will work best at the tallest dam in the U.S for...

'Pharma Bro' defies advice to keep quiet before fraud trial

AP Photo/Seth Wenig NEW YORK (AP) — “Pharma Bro” just won’t keep his mouth shut. Even with his federal securities fraud trial set to begin Monday, Martin Shkreli has blatantly defied his attorneys’ advice to lay low. The former pharmaceutical CEO,...

The Latest: Sessions praises travel ban ruling

People visit the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017, as justices issued their final rulings for the term. The high court is letting a limited version of the Trump administration ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect, a victory for President...

Flowers lovers flock to Vermont bog for wild orchids

AP Photo/Lisa Rathke HARTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Each spring and summer, a Vermont bog yields a rare spectacle – hundreds of wild orchids in bloom, drawing visitors from around the country. The bulbous pink and white showy lady’s slippers (Cypripedium reginae) are on...

EU weighs retaliatory measures as US eyes steel tariffs

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top trade official says the bloc is preparing retaliatory measures in case the United States goes ahead with plans to impose steel tariffs on imports. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said the bloc was “making...

Trump's Indonesian business partner slapped with travel ban

AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities in Indonesia have issued a travel ban against the Indonesian business partner of U.S. President Donald Trump after he was accused of threatening a deputy attorney general, officials said Monday. Billionaire Hary...

Oprah picks debut novel 'Behold the Dreamers' for book club

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey’s new book club pick is an acclaimed first novel by Cameroon-born author Imbolo (ihm-BO-low) Mbue (MEH-boo-ay). Mbue’s “Behold the Dreamers” was published last year and won the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, an honor...

The Latest: Trump calls decision national security victory

FILE – In this May 15, 2017 file photo, protesters wave signs and chant during a demonstration against President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, outside a federal courthouse in Seattle. The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration enforce its 90-day ban on...

Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set

FILE – In this May 15, 2017 file photo, protesters wave signs and chant during a demonstration against President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, outside a federal courthouse in Seattle. The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration enforce its 90-day ban on...