The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Police: 3 dead following fiery crash in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Police say three people have died following a fiery crash in Chicago.

The crash happened Sunday evening on the city's west side. Police say two cars collided and one of the cars struck a pole, catching fire.

Trump order seeks disclosure of hospital prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to help keep costs down, administration officials said.

Poll: Democratic voters not fully tuned in to 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates have crisscrossed the country for six months selling their vision for the United States. But, on the eve of the first debates in the campaign , a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows most Democratic voters haven't fully tuned in.

Pompeo in Saudi Arabia; Iran threatens more U.S. drone attacks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with the Saudi king and crown prince after days of mounting tensions following the downing of a U.S drone last week and after President Donald Trump pulled back from the brink of retaliatory military strikes on Iran.

Feds probe 'quality' of repairs on plane in Hawaii crash

HONOLULU (AP) — Federal investigators will review repair and inspection records on the skydiving plane that became inverted before crashing shortly after takeoff on Oahu's North Shore, killing all 11 people on board in the deadliest civil aviation accident since 2011.

U.S. pushes Palestinian economic plan amid doubts, hostility

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Despite withering criticism, charges of hypocrisy and outright rejection from the intended beneficiaries, the Trump administration is plowing ahead with a $50 billion economic proposal to aid the Palestinians and hopes it will drive a much-anticipated but unseen Mideast peace plan.

Rockford's Drag Queen Story Hour draws backers, protesters

ROCKFORD (AP) — Protesters and supporters of Drag Queen Story Hour have gathered at a library in northern Illinois as the city of Rockford marks LGBTQ Pride Month for the first time.

The Rockford Register Star reports that over 100 protesters stood outside Rockford Public Library's East Branch Saturday, reciting prayers and carrying protest signs.

Report: U.S. must communicate better with hostage families

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States must do a better job communicating with families of American hostages held overseas, including telling "hard truths" to loved ones about the chances for rescue and clarifying the government's position on ransom payments to captors, according to a report by a private advocacy group.

This day in history, June 24, 2019

Today is Monday, June 24, the 175th day of 2019. There are 190 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On June 24, 1983, the space shuttle Challenger — carrying America's first woman in space, Sally K. Ride — coasted to a safe landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

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Weekend Box Office | Summer slumps on in

NEW YORK — "Toy Story 4" brought the box office to life with a $118 million opening weekend after a three-week slump of underperforming sequels, but the Pixar film's below-expectations debut didn't quell continuing concerns about a rocky summer movie season.