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Grain mixed, livestock mostly higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:41pm

Grain futures were mixed Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Milwaukee school to participate in grant program for inmates

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:40pm

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.


Feds urge consumers to act quickly on Ikea dresser recall

Paul Holston, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:40pm

Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers that can easily tip over and trap children underneath. Six children have been killed and three dozen others injured in the past 27 years, and federal safety officials on Tuesday urged consumers to take immediate action.

Utah official: Board of Regents members can't speak to press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:30pm

A Utah education official says no members of the state's Board of Regents can speak with the media except the chairman or chairwoman.

Planned Parenthood: Repeal Arizona law similar to Texas one

Astrid Galvan and Beatriz Costa-Lima, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:30pm

A law in Arizona requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges hospitals within 30 miles of a clinic is under new scrutiny after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday voted to repeal a similar regulation out of Texas.

6 constitutional changes passed by lawmakers for Nov. ballot

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:30pm

Louisiana voters this fall will decide whether college systems can boost their own tuition rates, whether to sock away money from oil price booms into savings and whether to rewrite the state's corporate tax laws.

3 missing, 1 injured in head-on train collision in Texas

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:30pm

Three crew members were missing and one was hurt Tuesday after a head-on train collision in the Texas Panhandle that caused several box cars to erupt in flames and led authorities to evacuate residents in the area.


Clinton proposes debt forgiveness to young entrepreneurs

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:21pm

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday proposed letting entrepreneurs defer making student loan payments in order to create jobs and stimulate growth.

More abortion restrictions coming for La. women, doctors

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:20pm

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.

Texas A&M unveils border-focused Hispanic health institute

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:20pm

Texas A&M is creating 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.

San Francisco media plan week of coverage on homeless crisis

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:20pm

More than 70 media organizations in San Francisco plan to saturate online, TV and print publications this week with news stories about an issue that has stumped politicians and residents for decades: The city's homeless.

Supreme Court ends legal fight over Mississippi abortion law

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:10pm

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.

The Latest: Obama: No cataclysmic changes from UK's EU exit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:01pm

The Latest on Britain's vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

Wrongful death lawsuits filed against ex-astronaut in crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:01pm

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.

The Latest: Unclear whether crash-prevention technology used

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 12:40pm

The Latest on the freight train crash in West Texas (all times local):

Walton foundation launches $250M charter school initiative

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 12:30pm

A foundation run by the heirs of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton has announced a $250 million initiative to support charter schools in 17 cities across the U.S.

Dire scenarios for Illinois in second year without budget

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 12:20pm

If Illinois enters a second year without a budget this week, cash will stop flowing to local 911 centers, preventive health screenings and tuition grants for low-income college students — and the situation will only get direr from there.

The Latest: Emanuel blasts Rauner over school funding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 12:20pm

The Latest on Illinois lawmakers' fight over a stopgap budget and school funding plan for the new fiscal year that begins Friday (all times local):

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

Michael Biesecker, Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 12:01pm

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.