Senate on track to pass $700 billion defense policy bill

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is on track to pass a defense policy bill that pumps $700 billion into the Pentagon budget, expands U.S. missile defenses in response to North Korea's growing hostility and refuses to allow excess military bases to be closed.

  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press

Legal defense fund created for Michael Flynn in Russia probe

 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The family of former national security adviser Michael Flynn has established a legal defense fund for him as he is scrutinized by investigators looking into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated, police say

 

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect — a 23-year-old white man — was in custody. In both shootings the gunman fired from his car then walked up to the victims as they were lying on the ground and fired again multiple times.

  • Written by By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN , Associated Press