RIOT OUTSIDE TRUMP RALLY
--Anti-Trump protesters clashed with police outside a rally in Albuquerque last evening, in what authorities are calling a riot. Protestors threw rocks and bottles, lit fires and trampled police cruisers. Officers used pepper spray and tear gas to break up crowds. Some protestors got into the rally itself, interrupting Trump half a dozen times. Albuquerque police said several officers were injured and there were some arrests.
--Senior Trump campaign officials say House Speaker Paul Ryan is going to endorse the Republican front runner
--Hillary Clinton, campaigning in California, focuses on Donald Trump, on his finances, policies and pliant positions..."Call me old-fashioned...I think it matters what it says what you’re saying when you’re running for president and it really matters when you are president.”
--A report in "The Hill" says Democrats are discussing whether DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz should step down, over concerns she's not doing enough to unify the party.
--Trump heads to California Wednesday for some campaigning and fundraising.
After an emotionally charged hearing, a Pennsylvania judge orders Bill Cosby to stand trial for the alleged sexual assault of a former Temple University employee. Andrea Constand says Cosby gave her pills which left her in a stupor, and that he violated her at his suburban Philadelphia mansion. The 78-year-old comedian's lawyer says " a United States citizen had his due process rights violated."
OBAMA IN ASIA
President Obama wrapped up his Vietnam trip and heads to Japan. He'll meet with Prime Minister Abe, and then with G7 leaders. But the focus of this trip is on history. Mr. Obama will be the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima since the US dropped a nuclear weapon there to end World War Two.
A highway shooter opened fire on random cars overnight near Phoenix- injuring at least one driver. A suspect is now in custody.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) ... criticizing G-O-P lawmakers... telling reporters at the Capitol that work to get money for efforts like battling the Zika virus and helping tackle the water crisis in Flint, Michigan ... should take priority, and that lawmakers need to get some work done ... not go on vacation.
SC CHURCH SHOOTING
The Justice Department says it intends to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the man charged with killing nine black parishioners last year in a church in Charleston, South Carolina.
VA WAIT TIMES
VA Secretary Bob McDonald says he regrets his remarks comparing long wait times at VA health care sites to waiting in line at a Disney rides. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) wants McDonald to resign.
The besieged airport security agency battling long lines says they will look at airline projections and ticket bookings and move more officers to airports accordingly, before trouble spots arise.
PRISONER LATE RELEASE
More than 150 federal inmates were held in prison after serving their full sentences: a report from the Justice Department inspector general says there were three prisoners who spent an extra year behind bars, and one who served roughly three additional years past the correct release date. There were also cases of prisoners incorrectly released early. The report says in over a hundred cases, staff errors such as employees who misapplied credit for time served, led to the untimely releases.
NEW TALIBAN LEADER
The Taliban has named a new leader -- after the last one was killed by a U-S drone strike. His successor's an influential religious cleric who served as the head of the judiciary during the Taliban administration in Afghanistan. He appears to be a non-controversial choice and will be supported by two deputies -- Sirajuddin Haqqani, a powerful militant commander and Mullah Yaqoub, the son of the Taliban's founder, Mullah Omar.
Wasting food. A hearing today. Before the House Agriculture Committee, Dana Gunders with the Natural Resources Defense Council says she hopes to educate and push for legislation -- like the standardization of expiration labels that could help reduce the amount of food wasted each year. She says each year Americans throw out about 40 percent of the food they buy and, besides costing more than 160 billion dollars, wasted food has a carbon footprint equivalent to 33 million cars annually.
For the first time in decades, Congress has passed new safety standards for the chemicals used in the manufacture of products everyday Americans use in their homes.
WA COUPLE KILLED
In Washington State, police say they have found the bodies of a missing couple who vanished 6 weeks ago. The bodies of Patrick Shunn and his wife Monique Patenaude were found buried close to where their vehicle was discovered weeks ago - about 50 miles north of Seattle. Police believe two brothers killed the couple -- one brother who is still on the run was a former neighbor of theirs who was involved in a property dispute with the couple. The other brother turned himself in.
YOUNG ADULT LIVING
For the first time in the modern era ... young adults are more likely to live with their parents than with a spouse or partner. That's from a new study from the Pew Research Center ... reporting that in 2014 ... 31-point-6 percent of young adults were living with mom and dad. It's even more of a trend for men, minorities and the less-educated
The NFL announces the Super Bowl will be in Houston in 2017, then Minneapolis in 2018. In 2019: Atlanta… 2020: South Florida… and in 2021: at the brand-new stadium they are about to build for Los Angeles.
The annual Scripps National Spelling Bee kicks off in National Harbor, MD, with 285 contestants from across the country. The last two years have seen co-champions, but rule changes this year are aimed at preventing that.