SENATE DEMS CIRCULATING LEGISLATION TO SIGNIFICANTLY CUT PRES OBAMA'S REQUEST FOR EMERGENCY FUNDING TO DEAL WITH AN INFLUX OF CENTRAL AMERICAN CHILDREN STREAMING ACROSS U.S.-MEXICO BORDER *

LEGISLATION CUTS OBAMA'S $3.7 BIL REQUEST FOR SHELTERING AND PROCESSING UNACCOMPANIED IMMIGRANT CHILDREN BY $1 BIL *

IT ALSO INCLUDES $225 MIL FOR ISRAEL'S IRON DOME MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM AS WELL AS MONEY NEEDED TO FIGHT WILDFIRES IN WESTERN STATES *

CHRYSLER RECALLING UP TO 792,000 JEEP SUVS WORLDWIDE BECAUSE IGNITION SWITCHES COULD CAUSE ENGINE STALLING *

RECALL COVERS 2005-2007 GRAND CHEROKEES AND 2006-2007 COMMANDERS *

RECALL COMES AS U.S. SAFETY REGULATORS INVESTIGATE IGNITION SWITCH PROBLEMS ACROSS THE AUTO INDUSTRY *

TWO APPEALS COURTS ISSUE CONFLICTING RULINGS OVER WHETHER THE FED GOVT CAN SUBSIDIZE HEALTH INSURANCE FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS *

THE TWIN RULINGS IN WASHINGTON, D.C., AND RICHMOND, VA, FALLING IN LINE WITH PARTISAN DISAGREEMENTS OVER HEALTHCARE REFORM *

CONFLICTING RULINGS WOULD TYPICALLY FAST-TRACK CASE TO THE SUPREME COURT, BUT IT'S LIKELY THE OBAMA ADMIN FIRST WILL ASK THE 11 JUDGES OF THE D.C. APPEALS COURT TO RE-HEAR THE CASE *

PARENTS AND TEACHERS WHO SUPPORT COMMON CORE EDUCATION STANDARDS SUING LOUISIANA GOV BOBBY JINDAL (R) FOR ILLEGALLY MEDDLING IN EDUCATION POLICY *

LAWSUIT SAYS JINDAL AND HIS DIVISION ADMIN VIOLATED THE LA CONSTITUTION BY ISSUING A SERIES OF EXEC ORDERS AIMED AT UNDERMINING COMMON CORE *

JINDAL SAYS THE LAWSUIT HAS NO MERIT AND CITED A LAW THAT GIVES HIS ADMIN THE AUTHORITY TO OVERSEE CONTRACTS *

JUSTICE DEPT REPORT RELEASED TUES SAYS POLICE IN NEWARK, NJ, REPEATEDLY VIOLATED RESIDENTS' CIVIL RIGHTS, USED EXCESSIVE FORCE AND FAILED TO DISCIPLINE OFFICERS FOR A WIDE RANGE OF MISCONDUCT *

REPORT FOLLOWS A THREE-YEAR DOJ INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED AFTER AN ACLU COMPLAINT *

DEPT WILL NOW BE PLACED UNDER FED OVERSIGHT *

UN SECY-GEN BAN KI-MOON SAYS IT IS HIS "HOPE AND BELIEF" THAT HIS EMERGENCY MISSION TO THE MIDDLE EAST WILL LEAD TO AN END TO THE FIGHTING BETWEEN HAMAS AND ISRAEL "IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE" *

BAN SAYS "THE MOST PROMISING PROSPECT OF A CEASE-FIRE" IS AN EGYPTIAN INITIATIVE TO RETURN TO THE CESSATION OF FIGHTING AGREED TO IN NOV 2012 *

PLAN HAS BEEN ENDORSED BY PALESTINIAN PRES MAHMOUD ABBAS AND THE ARAB LEAGUE, BUT NOT HAMAS *

BAN STRESSED TUES THAT A CEASE-FIRE WITHOUT ADDRESSING THE ROOT CAUSES OF THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT WILL ONLY DELAY THE PROBLEM FOR YET ANOTHER TIME *

CAR BOMB IN BAGHDAD, IRAQ, KILLS AT LEAST 21 PEOPLE AT POLICE CHECKPOINT *

IRAQI AUTHORITIES SAY AT LEAST 35 PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED IN THE ATTACK *

MANY OF THE VICTIMS WERE EN ROUTE TO A SHIITE SHRINE IN BAGHDAD'S KHAZIMIYAH DISTRICT TO COMMEMORATE THE END OF THE ISLAMIC HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN *

SR U.S. INTEL OFFICIAL SAYS RUSSIA WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR "CREATING THE CONDITIONS" THAT LED TO THE SHOOTING DOWN OF MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLT 17 *

BUT U.S. INTEL COMMUNITY HAS NO DIRECT EVIDENCE RUSSIA SUPPLIED THE SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN FIRED BY PRO-MOSCOW SEPARATISTS IN EASTERN UKRAINE *

RUSSIA CONTINUES TO ARM AND TRAIN THE REBELS IN EASTERN UKRAINE DESPITE THE DOWNING OF THE COMMERCIAL AIRLINER, ACCORDING TO U.S. INTEL *

MORE THAN 190 PEOPLE ARRESTED FOR IMMIGRANT-SMUGGLING NEAR THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER IN PAST THE MONTH, ACCORDING TO HOMELAND SECURITY DEPT *

ARRESTS IN SOUTH TX ARE PART OF "OPERATION COYOTE," A U.S. GOVT EFFORT TO TARGET SMUGGLING GROUPS *

BORDER PATROL HAS ARRESTED MORE THAN 200,000 PEOPLE IN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY IN TX SINCE OCT FOR CROSSING INTO THE U.S. ILLEGALLY *

MA AUTHORITIES ARREST MAN BELIEVED TO HAVE PROVIDED THE GUN USED BY THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING SUSPECTS TO KILL A COLLEGE POLICE OFFICER *

STEPHEN SILVA WAS ARRAIGNED TUES IN FED COURT ON DRUG TRAFFICKING AND WEAPONS CHARGES *

THE HANDGUN IN SILVA'S POSSESSION WAS ALLEGEDLY USED IN THE KILLING OF MASS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY POLICE OFFICER SEAN COLLIER DURING THE MANHUNT FOR THE BOMBING SUSPECTS *

SILVA IS A FRIEND OF MARATHON BOMBING SUSPECT DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV, WHO IS SCHEDULED TO BE TRIED IN NOV *

PRELIMINARY DATA FROM THE PENTAGON SHOWS SUICIDES AMONG ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY INCREASED SLIGHTLY THIS YR *

THERE HAVE BEEN 161 CONFIRMED OR SUSPECTED SUICIDES AS OF JULY 14, COMPARED TO 154 AT THIS TIME LAST YR, ACCORDING TO DEFENSE DEPT *

DEFENSE OFFICIALS SAY MORE SERVICEMEMBERS ARE SEEKING HELP FOR MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES THROUGH HOTLINES AND OTHER TREATMENT PROGRAMS *

U.S. SUPREME COURT ALLOWS A SCHEDULED ARIZONA EXECUTION ON WED TO PROCEED *

COURT RULED IN FAVOR OF AZ OFFICIALS IN THE CASE OF JOSEPH RUDOLPH WOOD, WHO WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH IN CONNECTION WITH THE 1989 SHOOTING DEATHS OF HIS ESTRANGED GIRLFRIEND AND HER FATHER *

9TH U.S. CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS PUT THE EXECUTION ON HOLD SAT, SAYING THE STATE MUST REVEAL INFO ON HOW IT DEVELOPED ITS METHOD FOR LEGAL INJECTIONS AND THE MAKERS OF THE DRUGS THAT ARE USED *

WOOD ARGUED HE HAS A FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO THE DETAILS AND THAT THE INFO IS BENEFICIAL TO THE PUBLIC *

AUTHORITIES IN WASHINGTON STATE FIND WHAT IS BELIEVED TO BE THE LAST MISSING BODY FROM MASSIVE MARCH 22 MUDSLIDE *

THE MUDSLIDE BURIED THE RURAL COMMUNITY OF OSO, WA, LEAVING 43 PEOPLE DEAD *

RESEARCHERS SAY HEAVY RAIN, ALONG WITH CHANGES IN SOIL, CONTRIBUTED TO THE SLIDE *

FAA BANS U.S. AIRLINES FROM FLYING TO BEN-GURION AIRPORT IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, AFTER A HAMAS ROCKET EXPLODES NEARBY *

THE FAA BAN WILL LAST UNTIL WED AFTERNOON *

ISRAELI AUTHORITIES SAY THE ROCKET LANDED ABOUT ONE MILE FROM THE INTL AIRPORT, DAMAGING A HOUSE IN A TEL AVIV SUBURB *

SEVERAL CANADIAN AND EUROPEAN AIRLINES HAVE ALSO CANCELED FLIGHTS INTO ISRAEL'S LARGEST AIRPORT *

PALESTINIAN MILITANTS HAVE FIRED MORE THAN 2,000 ROCKETS TOWARD ISRAEL SINCE FIGHTING BEGAN ON JULY 8 *

BUSINESSMAN DAVID PERDUE DEFEATS U.S. REP JACK KINGSTON TO WIN GEORGIA'S REPUBLICAN U.S. SENATE NOMINATION *

UNOFFICIAL RETURNS SHOW PERDUE LEADING KINGSTON BY MORE THAN 6,000 VOTES *

PERDUE WILL FACE DEMOCRAT MICHELLE NUNN AND LIBERTARIAN AMANDA SWAFFORD IN THE NOV ELECTION *

FORMER NYC MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG URGING THE FAA TO "REVERSE COURSE" AND PERMIT U.S. AIRLINES TO FLY TO ISRAEL *

BLOOMBERG SAID TUES NIGHT THAT HE'S FLYING ON EL AL AIRLINES TO TEL AVIV TO "SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH THE ISRAELI PEOPLE" *

HE CALLS THE FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS A MISTAKE THAT HANDS HAMAS AN UNDESERVED VICTORY *

REPORTS SAY THE MOST LIKELY EXPLANATION IS THE PLANE WAS SHOT DOWN BY MISTAKE *

ACCORDING TO A NEW SURVEY AMERICAN TEENS' EXPERIMENTATION WITH HUMAN GROWTH HORMONES MORE THAN DOUBLED IN 2013 *

ACCORDING TO THE PARTNERSHIP FOR DRUG-FREE KIDS, 11 PERCENT OF SURVEYED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS REPORTED USING SYNTHETIC HGH AT LEAST ONCE *

THE ORGANIZATION'S PRES SAYS TEENS OFTEN EXPERIMENT WITH HGH TO ENHANCE THEIR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE AND TO LOOK MORE ATTRACTIVE *

THE AUSTRALIAN GOVT SAYS THE MONTHSLONG HUNT FOR THE VANISHED MALAYSIAN AIRLINER MH370 WILL NOT BE INTERRUPTED BY THE TOP SEARCH OFFICIAL'S NEW JOB *

ANGUS HOUSTON WILL NOW AIDE IN THE SEARCH FOR BODIES FROM LAST WEEK'S DOWNED MALAYSIA FLIGHT MH17 IN UKRAINE *

MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 370 WAS CARRYING 239 PASSENGERS FROM KUALA LUMPUR TO BEIJING WHEN IT MYSTERIOUSLY VEERED OFF COURSE AND DISAPPEARED ON MARCH 8 *

OFFICIALS BELIEVE FLIGHT MH370 CRASHED IN THE INDIAN OCEAN *

OFFICIALS SAY CYBER THIEVES HAVE HACKED MORE THAN 1,000 CUSTOMER ACCOUNTS ON THE TICKET SALES WEBSITE STUBHUB AND FRAUDULENTLY BOUGHT TICKETS TO EVENTS *

THE CASE CROSSES INTERNATIONAL BORDERS *

A MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTY IS SCHEDULED TO DISCUSS THE CASE WED WITH BRITISH AND CANADIAN OFFICIALS *