Protests resume after 80 arrests in St. Louis unrest

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A racially mixed crowd of demonstrators locked arms and marched quietly through downtown St. Louis Monday morning to protest the acquittal of a white former police officer in the killing of a black suspect, following another night of unrest and more than 80 arrests.


  • Written by By JIM SALTER and SUMMER BALLENTINE , Associated Press

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.


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