TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former volunteer sheriff's deputy in Oklahoma who says he confused his handgun and stun gun when he shot and killed an unarmed, restrained man will face a jury trial in February, a judge ruled Monday.
The world's largest retailer also cut the size of the minimum order eligible for free shipping to $35 from $50 for at least 30 days. The discount sale will offer rollback prices, or discounts, on more than 2,000 items including electronics, toys, baby and home products for three months, spokesman Bao Nguyen said. Wal-Mart's Nguyen said the company might explore extending the free shipping offer depending on the response to the sale.
Mexico mounted an all-out manhunt Sunday for its most powerful drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who authorities said escaped from a maximum security prison through a 1.5-kilometer (1 mile) tunnel from a small opening in the shower area of his cell.
Americans expected higher earnings and home-price growth last month, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York survey that also found little change in inflation expectations. The New York Fed's survey of consumer expectations, released on Monday, found median earnings growth expectations rose to 2.5 percent in June from 2.3 percent in May, among the highest readings since the poll started in mid-2013. The survey, which taps about 1,200 respondents on a 12-month rotating basis, found one- and three-year-ahead inflation expectations each edged slightly higher to 3 percent.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis is acknowledging criticism in the United States of his anti-capitalist stance and is calling for dialogue before his high-profile trip in September. He's also downplaying his role in the U.S.-Cuba rapprochement.
By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A wildlife protection fight over a quirky ground-dwelling bird highlights how two U.S. environmental groups have increasingly dominated the process of species protection, sparking a backlash from pro-business Republicans. A Reuters review of hundreds of federal records over a 10-year period shows how the non-profit groups have had success by inundating Washington with petitions for new protected-species listings and lawsuits designed to compel regulators to respond. ...