WASHINGTON

Montenegro to join NATO

Montenegro is set to become NATO’s newest member after the Senate voted 97-2 on Tuesday to ratify the tiny Balkan nation’s entry into the alliance. Only GOP Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah voted “no.” Paul had suggested that adding Montenegro could heighten tension with Moscow, or even lead to war. Under NATO’s principle of collective defense, an attack against one ally is considered an attack against all.

GAO to probe Trump travel

A government watchdog will examine the taxpayer-funded travel costs when President Donald Trump travels to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and the security procedures surrounding those trips, several congressional Democrats announced Tuesday. They requested the inquiry by the Government Accountability Office after reports that Trump, accompanied by the Japanese prime minister, openly discussed North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile while at the resort. They also raised concerns about the cost to taxpayers. GAO said it will examine how Trump’s communications and classified information are secured when he’s traveling, including at Mar-a-Lago.

MEMPHIS, Tenn.

40 years in cop’s killing

A man who fatally shot Memphis’ first female police officer killed in the line of duty was sentenced Tuesday to a total of 40 years in prison on an array of charges. Treveno Campbell, 25, got 25 years for his second-degree murder conviction in the December 2012 shooting death of Officer Martoiya Lang, a 32-year-old mother of four. Lang was shot as she and five other officers broke into Campbell’s rental home trying to serve a drug warrant on a person who wasn’t actually there.

GREAT FALLS, Mont.

Book from 1982 returned

A patron who stole a book from a Montana library in 1982 has returned it after reading it at least 25 times, having it restored and having the author sign it. The man said having the stolen copy of Richard Matheson’s 1975 novel, Bid Time Return, had been bugging him. He included a $200 donation to the Great Falls Public Library while asking “for a chance at redemption here.” The man called the book fascinating and said he considered it one of the greatest sci-fi/romance stories ever written. It tells of a dying man who falls in love with a portrait and wills himself back in time to meet the woman.

Compiled from wire reports.