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Nevada gets $5M as part of settlements with Volkswagen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:30pm

Nevada expects to get $5.3 million from Volkswagen to settle allegations that the carmaker cheated on emissions tests and put highly polluting cars on the road.

Supreme Court ends legal fight over Mississippi abortion law

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:30pm

A physician at Mississippi's only abortion clinic is praising the end of a legal fight over a state law that threatened to close the facility by setting a hospital-privileges requirement the clinic couldn't fulfill.

EEOC: Landmark sex discrimination lawsuit settled

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:30pm

A landmark lawsuit alleging sex discrimination based on sexual orientation has been settled for more than $200,000, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Tuesday.

New Jersey senator protests Puerto Rico bill on Senate floor

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:10pm

A New Jersey senator is monopolizing the Senate floor to protest legislation that would help Puerto Rico with its crippling debt.

University agrees to sell KPLU to community group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:10pm

Pacific Lutheran University has agreed to sell its public radio station, KPLU-FM, to a community group that raised $7 million in an effort to preserve the local National Public Radio affiliate.

Six Flags discussing building theme park in Saudi Arabia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:00pm

Theme park chain Six Flags Entertainment Corp. says it is in "discussions" with Saudi Arabia to pursue developing amusement parks in the ultraconservative Sunni kingdom.

Wrongful-death lawsuits filed against ex-astronaut in crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:51pm

The families of two girls who were killed in a DUI crash involving a former NASA astronaut in rural west Alabama have filed wrongful-death lawsuits in state and federal courts.

Anti-abortion advocates continue push for restrictions

Bryna Godar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:41pm

Anti-abortion activists and some Wisconsin lawmakers are continuing their push for restrictions despite the U.S. Supreme Court extinguishing one piece of the state's abortion laws Tuesday.

More abortion restrictions coming for La. women, doctors

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:31pm

While Louisiana's law requiring abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges may be jeopardized by this week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, more limitations on the procedure are planned in the state.

Reno-based Renown Health inks new partnership with Stanford

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:31pm

The Reno-based health care network Renown Health has announced a new partnership with several medical facilities affiliated with Stanford University.

Tesla starts tapping into tax credits for battery factory

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:31pm

Electric carmaker Tesla has received and sold about $20 million in transferrable tax credits from the state, marking some of the company's first moves to tap into a $1.3 billion incentive package that lured a massive battery factory to northern Nevada.

Highlights of North Carolina government budget agreement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:31pm

Highlights of the final North Carolina budget agreement as proposed in legislation and the related "money report" crafted by House and Senate leaders. The $22.3 billion plan adjusts the second year of the already-approved two-year budget.

Texas A&M unveils border-focused Hispanic health institute

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:31pm

Texas A&M announced Tuesday the creation of a Hispanic health institute aiming to boost Latino participation in clinical research trials — increasing its footprint in the Rio Grande Valley as rival University of Texas inaugurates a new medical school there.

Missouri public school students to get dyslexia screenings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:21pm

Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a bill that requires every student in Missouri public schools to be screened for dyslexia.

FDA approves first pill to treat all forms of hepatitis C

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:20pm

Federal health officials on Tuesday approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of the liver-destroying virus.

Volkswagen settles emissions-cheating cases for up to $15.3B

Michael Biesecker, Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:20pm

Volkswagen will spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action settlement in U.S. history.

Markets Right Now: US stocks move higher, pound stabilizes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:10pm

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

Milwaukee school to participate in grant program for inmates

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:00pm

Milwaukee Area Technical College is one of 67 college and universities across the country set to participate in a revival of a federal Pell Grant program for prisoners.

Founder of Bayada Home Health Care plans to donate company

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:51pm

The founder of the nation's 10th largest home health agency says he won't be selling the New Jersey-based company and will instead donate it to a charitable foundation.