EPA to give update on lead-tainted Evansville Superfund site

The federal agency will host a Monday open house at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library to discuss the southwestern Indiana site’s ongoing cleanup and answer questions about lead soil sampling, test results and public health.

Venezuelans stay away from polls to protest government vote

The government swore to continue its push for total political dominance of this once-prosperous OPEC nation, a move likely to trigger U.S. sanctions and new rounds of the street fighting that has killed at least 122 and wounded nearly 2,000 since protests began in April.

Police hunt for suspect in Minnesota slaying, armed robbery

The Mendota Heights Police Department said on its Facebook page that investigators were working on several leads as they tried to find Lucifer Nguyen, 44. A news release said he is wanted for homicide and is considered armed and dangerous. He has not been charged.

Van plows into diners on Los Angeles sidewalk, 8 hurt

The victims included a 44-year-old man who suffered critical injuries, three who were seriously hurt and four others who were taken to the hospital in fair condition, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said.

US bombers fly over South Korea after North’s 2nd ICBM test

The B-1 bombers were escorted by South Korean fighter jets as they performed a low-pass over an air base near the South Korean capital of Seoul before returning to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, the U.S. Pacific Air Forces said in a statement.

White House to Senate: Pass health bill now or else

Aides said President Donald Trump is prepared in the coming days to end required payments to insurers under the Affordable Care Act as part of a bid to let “Obamacare implode” and force the Senate to act.

PBS CEO warns that federal cuts will sink some stations

PBS’ share of the roughly $450 million in federal funds allocated for public TV and radio goes largely to support public TV stations nationwide, a number of which rely on it for up to 50 percent of their budgets and can’t survive without it, Kerger told a TV critics’ meeting.