JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama says the House Republican budget is a "bad bargain" for the middle class. Obama says the House GOP wants to cut spending on education, science and clean energy when the country should be investing in those sectors. He says cutting back in those areas would be like waving a "white flag of surrender" in a global economy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is rebuking comments by fellow Republican Rep. Steve King about immigration. King said that many immigrants in the country illegally are drug runners. Boehner says the comments were "deeply offensive and wrong" and that there is no place in debate for "hateful and ignorant comments from elected officials."
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal investigators say the pilot of a Southwest Airlines jet that made a hard landing in New York on Monday made a nose-pointed down landing. Pilots normally set down the sturdier main landing gear then allow the nose gear to touch. The impact caused the front gear to buckle and made the jet skid along the tarmac. The National Transportation Safety Board bases the preliminary finding on video and other evidence.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Halliburton has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Gulf oil spill. A Justice Department news release says Halliburton has agreed to pay the maximum fine, be on probation for three years and continue to cooperate with the government's criminal investigation. The Houston-based company has also made a $55 million voluntary contribution to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland man who allegedly kidnapped and raped three women may not have to stand trial. Several media outlets are reporting that a plea deal could be in the works for Ariel Castro, who faces a 977-count indictment and has pleaded not guilty. A defense lawyer says there have been offers and counteroffers but won't go into details.
Created: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:15:10 EST
Updated: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:15:10 EST