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  • Japan to Check Quake-Hit Walls

    TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's government has ordered an emergency inspection of cinder-block walls at schools nationwide, a day after an earthquake in Osaka killed five people, two of whom were crushed by falling walls.

  • First Ladies Speak Against Separations

    NEW YORK (AP) -- All four former first ladies have joined the current one, Melania Trump, in an unusual united political front expressing horror at children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • US Could Back 1st Pot-Derived Medicine

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- A British pharmaceutical company is getting closer to a decision on whether the U.S government will approve the first prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant, but parents who for years have used cannabis to...

  • Death, Washed Out Roads Amid Flooding

    ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) -- Widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least one death in Wisconsin, while disaster declarations were issued Monday in northern Michigan after flash-flooding washed out roads, damaged businesses and caused...

  • Trump, GOP to Meet Over Border Policy

    Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Trump to discuss legislation.

  • KS Cannot Require Citizenship Proof

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, finding such laws violate the constitutional right to vote in a ruling with national implications.

  • Calif. Lawmakers Debate Electric Grid

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A contentious proposal to link oversight of California's electric grid with other western states faces a crucial test Tuesday in a state Senate committee.

  • Cambodia Announces $100M in Aid

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- A Cambodian defense official says China has agreed to provide more than $100 million in military aid to the Southeast Asian nation, a close political ally.

  • Pentagon Suspends SKorea Drills

    The Pentagon on Monday formally suspended a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a much-anticipated move stemming from President Donald Trump's nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

  • Global Stocks Tumble Tuesday

    Global stock markets fell Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump escalated a dispute with Beijing over technology policy by threatening a tariff hike on an additional $200 billion of Chinese goods.

  • Stocks Finish Monday Mixed

    U.S. stocks shrugged off early losses and wound up with a mixed finish Monday.

  • Oil Futures End Higher

    Oil futures nearest to delivery traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange settled higher Monday, reversing earlier declines.

  • Medical costs remain one of the biggest concerns for farmers. A study last summer cited almost half of farmers and ranchers are worried they would have to sell off some or all of their assets to cover a long-term health cost. The House version of the farm bill has a provision meant to help farm groups create and sell lower-cost health plans. (DTN file photo)

    Health Care by Association

    Language in the House version of the farm bill would help farm associations start or promote health plans for their members. The language comes as the U.S. Department of Labor is expected to finalize language meant to expand Association Health Plans...

  • Stocks Decline Early Monday

    Global stock indexes are declining Monday as investors remain concerned about rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China.

  • FBI Agent Willing to Testify in Probe

    An FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team after sending anti-Trump text messages says he is willing to testify before Congress.

  • Kids Held in Cages at Border Facility

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets...

  • Minimum Wage Key in DC Primary

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The mayor and congressional delegate may top the ballot in Washington, D.C.'s primary on Tuesday, but the real drama for voters has to do with waiters, waitresses, bartenders and busboys.

  • Storm Remnants Help CO, WY Fire Crews

    DURANGO, Colo. (AP) -- A welcome dose of rain spawned by a hurricane that churned through the Pacific has given a boost in the battle against two large wildfires in Colorado and Wyoming.

  • EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia

    BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for a year over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in 2014.

  • Libyan Airstrikes Target Port Attackers

    CAIRO (AP) -- Libyan forces say they have carried out airstrikes against a militia attacking key oil ports in the east.

  • Strong Quake Hits Near Osaka, Japan

    TOKYO (AP) -- A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 300.

  • GOP Divided Over Separation Policy

    The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans and their allies as Democrats turn up the pressure.

  • Midwest States See Flash Flooding,Heat

    SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) -- Lines of thunderstorms crawled across northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin on Sunday after overnight flash flooding washed out roads and highways, as a heat wave sent temperatures into the high 90s elsewhere in the...

  • Audi CEO Detained in Emissions Case

    BERLIN (AP) -- German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen's Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into manipulation of emissions controls.

What DTN Is Watching

Markets

Tuesday is typically a slow news day, but a U.S. proposal for $200 billion of new tariffs has global markets spinning lower for both stocks and most commodities. Financial traders will glance at a monthly report of U.S. housing starts. Weather continues to be an important focus of the grain markets, along with any other news that might pop up on the trade front.

Weather

Tuesday features light to moderate rain across the beltline of the Plains and Midwest, and heavy rain in the Texas coast. Rain is indicated to expand over the rest of the central and eastern crop areas during the balance of this week.