Congressional Democrats sue Trump over foreign payments

Almost 200 senators and representatives are plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging Trump is violating the so-called emoluments clause of the Constitution. The lawmakers argue they have standing to sue because the clause says only Congress may approve foreign gifts and payments.

Sessions vigorously denies improper Russia contacts

Testifying at a packed Senate hearing, Sessions, who was a close Trump adviser during the battle for the presidency, also rejected any idea of misconduct in the ouster of FBI Director James Comey and vowed to defend his honor “against scurrilous and false allegations.”

Sheriff: Lawmen ‘desperately’ searching for killer inmates

The two men overpowered and disarmed the guards around 6:45 a.m. as 33 inmates were being driven between prisons, Sills told reporters. One of them fatally shot both guards, and then they jumped out of the bus and carjacked a driver who happened to pull up behind them on a rural highway.

Secret Service says it has no Trump tapes

The agency’s response comes as Trump has been coy about whether any tapes exist of his private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.

Deliberations resume in police officer’s manslaughter trial

Deliberations began after closing arguments Monday in the trial of St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez, who’s charged in the July death of Philando Castile. Yanez shot him seconds after Castile volunteered during a traffic stop that he was carrying a firearm.

San Francisco marks 50 years since legendary Summer of Love

The city is celebrating the cultural event with museum exhibits, music and film festivals, Summer of Love-inspired dance parties and lecture panels. Hotels are offering discount packages that include “psychedelic cocktails,” ”Love Bus” tours, tie-dyed tote bags and bubble wands.

Teacher suspended after pro-Trump yearbook photos altered

One student wore a sweater vest with Trump’s name on it. Another student wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the words “Trump Make America Great Again.” But neither feature appeared in the photos published in the yearbook.

Fellow Republicans press Trump about tapes

The request is a sign of escalating fallout from riveting testimony from Comey last week of undue pressure from Trump. Trump has responded to Comey’s assertions by accusing him of lying.