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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
Updated at 12:41 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is proposing a boost in the defense budget by billions of dollars to halt what the GOP says is a severe problem in the military's combat readiness. Texas Rep. Mac Thornberry's annual defense policy bill, to be released Monday afternoon, shifts $18 billion from the account that finances ongoing war operations to pay for additional ships, jet fighters, helicopters and more. To make up for the shortfall...

Updated at 12:39 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) " The city has reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center. An order filed in...

Updated at 12:36 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Hillary Clinton can't win enough delegates on Tuesday to officially knock Bernie Sanders out of the presidential race, but she can erase any lingering honest doubts about whether she'll soon be the Democratic...

Updated at 12:30 PM

HONOLULU (AP) " As a record number of visitors stream into Hawaii, state officials want residents to know: Tourism is your friend. The agency that promotes travel to Hawaii is starting an online video campaign to remind locals about the...

Updated at 12:15 PM

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) " Forecasters say a severe weather outbreak is possible Tuesday with powerful, long-track tornadoes and enormous hail predicted in some central and southern Plains states. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma,...

Updated at 12:14 PM

ISLAMABAD (AP) " Pakistani authorities have arrested an al-Qaida financier who has been on a U.N. sanctions list since 2012, police said Monday. Abdur Rehman Sindhi was detained during a raid by intelligence agencies in the southern port...

Updated at 12:08 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Newspaper publisher Gannett said Monday that it wants to buy rival Tribune Publishing for more than $388 million, in a deal that would give the owner of USA Today control of the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and several...

Updated at 12:06 PM

PRAGUE (AP) " It was an unexpected birth that took everyone at the Prague zoo by surprise. Nobody noticed that 24-year-old gorilla Shinda " who is a bit overweight " was pregnant. After several miscarriages, she was expected to remain...

Updated at 12:04 PM

HANNOVER, Germany (AP) " President Barack Obama on Monday announced the deployment of up to 250 U.S. military personnel to Syria, mostly special operations forces, to assist local troops trying to dislodge Islamic State extremists. He called the...

Updated at 10:52 AM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) " This year's Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon in Ohio will be a race to remember for one couple who married at the starting line before running the event's half-marathon. The Repository newspaper (

Updated at 10:50 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) " Dubai, already home to the world's tallest building, is looking to get ahead by getting out of the driver's seat. Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced plans Monday to have 25...

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