Minnesota Police Officer In Philando Castile Shooting Case Pleads Not Guilty

A Minnesota police officer accused of fatally shooting Philando Castile in a St. Paul suburb last July pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter and two other charges. St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez entered his plea in a brief hearing in Ramsey County district court. Earlier this month, Judge William H. Leary III denied a defense request to drop all charges against Yanez. His attorneys argued that the officer feared for his life when he shot Castile. The trial date is set...

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Trump To Propose $54 Billion Defense Increase, Cuts To Domestic Programs

Updated at 4:15 p.m. ET President Trump's budget will propose a $54 billion increase in defense spending, while slashing domestic programs by the same amount. The president told the nation's governors on Monday that his plan "puts America first," and that "we're going to do more with less, and make the government lean and accountable to people." An official with the White House Office of Management and Budget, who spoke to reporters only if not named, said most agencies will see budget cuts,...

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The Village of Hoosick Falls has tabled a $1 million, revised partial release and settlement agreement with companies deemed responsible for polluting the municipal water supply with the chemical PFOA.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and state Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker were in Newburgh today, giving an update on the PFOS drinking water contamination that surfaced some 10 months ago. Maloney announced he will reintroduce legislation to require a federal study on long-term health effects of PFOS and PFOA exposure. 

A Minnesota police officer accused of fatally shooting Philando Castile in a St. Paul suburb last July pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter and two other charges.

St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez entered his plea in a brief hearing in Ramsey County district court.

It's become an annual tradition for NPR to host a live band in our studios for a full day. This year, we upped the ante and invited around 70 musicians from Washington, D.C.'s National Symphony Orchestra to play the musical interludes between stories on All Things Considered.

It's been five years since the death of Trayvon Martin — and the outrage that sparked the Black Lives Matter movement.

Martin — 17 years old, black and unarmed — was shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

A new poll finds that in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s approval numbers are rising, while President Trump’s are sinking.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged to devote federal resources to combat violent crime and to shore up morale across the nation's police departments, on Monday in his first on-the-record briefing as the top U.S. law enforcement officer.

President Trump's initial budget proposal isn't enough to expand the military in the way he proposed.

Trump campaigned on the need to add tens of thousands more troops to the Army and Marine Corps, field a Navy with 350 warships or more and also to upgrade the Air Force. The $54 billion he's seeking to increase the Defense Department budget this year would represent a funding boost — but not one that would pay for an expansion on the scale Trump endorsed.

When it comes to climate change, we often think of the cars we drive and the energy we use in our homes and offices. They are, after all, some of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. But what about the toast you ate for breakfast this morning?

A new study published Monday in Nature Plants breaks down the environmental cost of producing a loaf of bread, from wheat field to bakery. It finds that the bulk of the associated greenhouse gas emissions come from just one of the many steps that go into making that loaf: farming.

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