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NY gets $250K from US to study, protect upstate battle sites

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:30pm

Two municipalities, a veterans' group, a college and an Indian tribe are splitting more than $250,000 in federal grants to study and protect battlefields in upstate New York.


Utah counties determined to find port for coal

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:29pm

Utah's coal country does not believe a unanimous vote by the Oakland City Council prohibiting port access for its coal puts the state's hope for an export terminal in the dust.

South Korea cuts growth outlook, plans stimulus package

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:11pm

South Korea's government lowered growth outlook for Asia's fourth-largest economy and planned a supplementary budget for a second year in a row as the global economy faces heightened uncertainty.

Consumer group to release annual list of dangerous toys

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:10pm

A consumer watchdog group is set to release its annual list of the most hazardous summer playthings.

Getting overdose antidote with painkillers may cut ER visits

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:00pm

Overdoses don't happen just to heroin addicts — patients who legally use strong painkillers called opioids are at risk in the nation's epidemic, too. A new study says when patients were prescribed an overdose antidote along with those medications, they made fewer painkiller-related visits to the emergency room.

Idaho lab concerned about safety after finger injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 9:00pm

A couple of finger injuries at the Idaho National Laboratory have prompted leadership to remind employees to prioritize safety over work deadlines.

Lawmakers say North Carolina budget agreement reached

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 9:00pm

Republicans in North Carolina's General Assembly have agreed on budget adjustments for the upcoming fiscal year containing sizeable average pay raises for all current teachers and across-the-board raises for state employees.

Hawaii gift store owner gets 6 months for wildlife smuggling

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:50pm

The owner of a Hawaii jewelry and gift retail business was sentenced Monday to six months in federal prison for smuggling Alaska ivory to the Philippines, where items were carved into fish hooks then shipped back and passed off as made in Hawaii by local artisans.

US Navy turns to cloud technology to reduce drunken driving

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:50pm

An American sailor has tapped a cloud-based technology for mobile phones to have volunteers take turns to drive, an initiative that has curtailed drunken driving among the Navy ranks.

$500 tuition could apply to Elizabeth City State students

Anna Gronewold, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:11pm

North Carolina lawmakers have re-included one historically black university in an experimental program to cut tuition to just $500 a semester for in-state students at some University of North Carolina campuses.

Coal terminal plan pits jobs against environmental concerns

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:31pm

An Oakland city council hearing to determine whether rail shipments of coal would pose a public health hazard started Monday night with an audience packed with supporters and opponents of the plan.

AP Source: Volkswagen reaches $14.7B emissions settlement

Tom Krisher and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:30pm

Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting diesel vehicles and pay each owner as much as $10,000 under a $14.7 billion deal the car maker has reached to settle lawsuits stemming from its emissions cheating scandal, a person briefed on the settlement talks said Monday.

Abortion ruling may not open door for new Texas clinics

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 6:41pm

Abortion providers celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court striking down major Texas abortion restrictions Monday also acknowledged a daunting reality: Women aren't soon likely to see new clinics replace the about 20 abortion facilities lost since 2013.

Judge approves settlement in 'Happy Birthday' copyright case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 6:30pm

A judge has approved a settlement that will put "Happy Birthday to You" in the public domain.

Lawsuit filed over Houston law school's name change

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 6:10pm

A Houston law school's name change has prompted a lawsuit alleging trademark infringement.

North American leaders to pledge more reliance on renewables

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 5:50pm

The leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico will pledge this week to rely on renewable energy to generate 50 percent of North America's electrical power by 2025, White House officials said Monday.

The Latest: Lithuania says UK must say if decision is final

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 5:10pm

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

Appeals court: Washington must fix salmon-blocking culverts

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 5:00pm

In a case that could have big implications for dams and other development in the Northwest, a federal appeals court panel said Monday that Native American tribes have a right not only to fish for salmon, but for there to be salmon to catch — a ruling that affirms the duty of the United States to protect the habitat of the prized fish under treaties dating back more than 150 years.

Governor signs bill aimed at keeping Kansas schools open

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 4:50pm

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed legislation Monday to increase aid to poor school districts, an action that meets a court mandate and ends a threat that the state's public schools might shut down.

Pennsylvania senator aims to repeal 2011 abortion clinic law

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 4:50pm

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday striking down restrictive abortion regulations in Texas prompted a Pennsylvania state senator to announce he will seek repeal of a 2011 law that imposed expensive facility and staff expansions on clinics that perform abortions in the state.