• June 27, 2016

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Clinton, Warren meet for first 2016 campaign event

WASHINGTON (AP) — In December, thirteen of the 14 Democratic women serving in the U.S. Senate hosted a fundraiser for their favorite primary candidate: Hillary Clinton. The one who didn't show? Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Supreme Court set to close out current term with 3 big cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is set to close out its current term with opinions Monday in three remaining cases after a flurry of decisions last week.

Similar frustrations for Trump and Brexit voters

MAYBOLE, Scotland (AP) — At the heart of the campaign that led Britain to vote to leave the European Union was a desire to regain independence lost amid a globalized world. It's the same kind of feeling that Donald Trump rode to become the presumptive Republican nominee in the U.S., where he campaigns to put "America first" and "make America great again."

Odd couple: Campaign chiefs push to unite Democratic Party

WASHINGTON (AP) — It seemed like a surprising party of two.

The Latest: European stocks, pound continue to drop on vote

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

Netanyahu lauds benefits of normalizing ties with Turkey

ROME (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his nation's agreement with Turkey to normalize ties will have immense implications for the Israeli economy.

British political turmoil deepens after EU referendum

LONDON (AP) — Britain's shocking decision to remove itself from the European Union brought more political turmoil Sunday as Scotland's leader threatened to block the move and the opposition Labour Party's leader faced a coup attempt from his own legislators.

Clinton blames Republican leaders for a "paralyzed" Congress

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton chastised Republican lawmakers on Sunday for a "paralyzed" Congress, saying they've fueled populist anger by refusing to "do their job."

For Trump and Brexit voters, echoes of the same frustrations

MAYBOLE, Scotland (AP) — At the heart of the campaign that led Britain to vote to leave the European Union was a desire to regain independence lost amid a globalized world. It's the same kind of feeling that Donald Trump rode to become the presumptive Republican nominee in the U.S., where he campaigns to put "America first" and "make America great again."

Owners of AR-style firearms defend their weapon of choice

ATLANTA (AP) — Karen Butler still remembers the first time she picked up an AR-15-style rifle a decade ago.

The Latest: Pope urges EU to find new ways to stay together

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

Coal terminal plan pits jobs against environmental concerns

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The promise of good, blue-collar jobs in a depressed area is running headlong into environmental sensitivities as officials in Northern California consider a plan to build a marine terminal that would serve as a gateway for Utah-mined coal heading to Asia.

Primary odd couple pushes to unite Democratic party

WASHINGTON (AP) — It seemed like a surprising party of two.

Trump camp scrambles to shape up before GOP convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are sprinting to shape up Donald Trump's presidential campaign before the party's national convention in three weeks, even as leading members of the party carry a deep antipathy or outright opposition to his claim on the GOP nomination.

Agency to sterilize mustangs for first time to slow growth

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal agency is on a path to sterilize wild horses on U.S. rangeland to slow the growth of herds — a new approach condemned by mustang advocates across the West.

Supreme Court set to close out current term with 3 big cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is set to close out its current term with opinions Monday in three remaining cases after a flurry of decisions last week.

Melted dreams: Art installation to vanish during conventions

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — "The American Dream" will melt away during the Republican and Democratic national conventions.

Report: It's harder to know who's paying for political ads

It's getting harder to know who is funding political advertising at the state level as more money becomes anonymous or is filtered from one political action committee to another, a new study finds.

Kerry urges Britain, EU to manage their divorce responsibly

ROME (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Britain and the European Union to manage their divorce responsibly for the sake of global markets and citizens, a day before he was to become the first senior American official to visit London and Brussels since the United Kingdom's historic referendum.

Germany's Merkel at center stage as EU faces Brexit fallout

BERLIN (AP) — Britain's decision to leave the European Union puts German Chancellor Angela Merkel at center stage as the bloc seeks to preserve its unity and win back skeptical voters across the continent.

Young is back and brings experience

Experience is returning to the Killeen City Council just in time for officials to plan the 2016-2017 budget and select a new city manager. 

Britain's Labour party leader fires shadow foreign secretary

LONDON (AP) — British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has fired his shadow foreign secretary amid a dispute over his leadership in the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Conservative writer George Will drops out of GOP over Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative columnist George Will has parted ways with the Republican Party, changing his voter registration to "unaffiliated" because of the GOP's support of Donald Trump.

Clinton campaign offers chance to see Hamilton - at a cost

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton supporters will get a chance to see the hit musical "Hamilton" if they're willing to pay prices that are breathtaking even by Broadway standards.