California sues EPA over records on administrator


Trump signs bill
for veterans care

BEDMINSTER — President Trump on Saturday signed an emergency spending bill that will pump more than $2 billion into a program that allows veterans to receive private medical care at government expense.

The law addresses a budget shortfall at the Department of Veteran Affairs; provides $2.1 billion to continue funding the Veterans Choice Program, which allows veterans to seek private care; and adds $1.8 billion for core VA health programs. (AP)


State sues to get EPA documents

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has sued the US Environmental Protection Agency on Friday for not providing records he contends could show conflicts of interest by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. The Democrat requested the documents in April. Pruitt is now reviewing numerous regulations that he opposed while serving as Oklahoma’s attorney general. He took part in legal actions against the EPA 14 times. (AP)


Wildfire strands people at park site


HELENA — A wildfire has cut off the return route for dozens of people staying in a Glacier National Park chalet, leaving them the choice of remaining until rangers tell them it is safe or hiking out along a longer and more difficult trail. Park rangers also planned to lead out 39 other hikers who were staying in backcountry campsites near fires that broke out after Thursday. (AP)


ACLU says teens illegally detained

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NEW YORK — Some teenagers who entered the United States under the unaccompanied-children program are being illegally detained because of allegations of gang affiliation, the American Civil Liberties Union said in a lawsuit. The suit was filed in San Francisco on behalf of three teenagers recently detained on Long Island. The teens were taken to a government facility in California. (AP)

‘Son of Sam’ cites lure of dark forces

NEW YORK — The ‘‘Son of Sam’’ killer who terrorized New York 40 years ago said he thought he was doing something ‘‘to appease the devil.’’ David Berkowitz told CBS News in an interview broadcast Friday that he ‘‘surrendered to those very dark forces’’ when he killed six people and wounded seven. Thursday was the 40th anniversary of Berkowitz’s Aug. 10, 1977 arrest. (AP)


3 nurses treated
for drug exposure

MASSILLON — Three nurses at a Massillon hospital had to be treated with an overdose reversal drug after being exposed to suspected fentanyl. Nurses at Affinity Medical Center lost consciousness last week while cleaning a room where an overdose victim had been treated. All three were given naloxone and recovered, police said. (AP)