Congressional leaders reached agreement Thursday on a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to fill a shortfall in the Department of Veterans Affairs’ program of private-sector care, seeking to avert a disruption to medical care for thousands of veterans.
Two dozen soldiers from the North Dakota National Guard have been called up to support local law enforcement officials amid protests over the Dakota Access pipeline. Another 100 remain on standby in case they're needed.
Eleven members of the planning team for the California delegation to the Republican convention were recovering Tuesday from a bout of norovirus, or what's commonly known as stomach flu, health officials said. No delegates appeared to be affected.