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The Latest: Some Oklahoma voters bemoan education funding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:11pm

The Latest on Oklahoma's primary election (all times local):

Dispatcher: 'My caller is no longer responding'

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:11pm

Police dispatchers heard repeated gunfire, screaming and moaning from patrons of the Pulse nightclub who called to report that gunman Omar Mateen was opening fire inside the club, according to written logs released Tuesday.

The Latest: GOP lawmakers file school, state spending plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:50pm

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):

New Jersey drivers brace for possible end of cheap gas

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:50pm

New Jersey's low gas prices have always served as a welcome antidote for residents burdened by a seemingly endless series of toll and fee increases, not to mention the nation's highest property taxes.

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

Michael Biesecker, Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:50pm

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.

AP-Evening BusinessMinute

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:41pm

Stocks are ending the day solidly higher following a two day slide triggered by Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Energy stocks made some of the biggest gains thanks to an increase in the price of crude oil. Bank stocks that were hard hit by the "leave" vote also rose. The Dow gained 269 points to 17,409. The S&P gained 35 to 2,036. And the Nasdaq climbed 97 points to 4,691. European markets saw even bigger gains.

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

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

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

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.

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

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:50pm

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.

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.