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Settlement ends trial in deadly 2012 oil platform fire

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:31pm

A complex trial combining 10 lawsuits arising from a deadly explosion and fire on an offshore oil platform in November 2012 has ended with the announcement of a settlement.

Abortion ruling may not open door for new Texas clinics

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:22pm

Abortion providers celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court striking down major Texas abortion restrictions Monday also begrudgingly acknowledged a daunting reality: The damage is done, and no time soon are women likely to see new clinics start replacing dozens that have folded since 2013.

Teen paralyzed in Kansas diving accident leaves rehab

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:21pm

A 16-year-old boy who was paralyzed last month after diving into a retention pond near a Lawrence high school has been released from a rehabilitation facility.

Firm says disgruntled ex-employee behind waste dumping video

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:21pm

A Nevada metal foundry is blaming a disgruntled ex-employee for a video to that appears to show company waste being dumped from barrels onto the ground.

Chile seeks to fight obesity with new food labeling law

Eva Vergara and Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:21pm

Chile implemented a new food labeling law Monday in hopes of lowering the country's childhood obesity rate, which is one of the highest in the world.

Marshall officials to vote on proposed budget, tuition hike

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:11pm

Marshall University officials are expected to vote this week on a proposed budget plan and tuition increase for fiscal year 2017.

Getting overdose antidote with painkillers may cut ER visits

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:11pm

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.

Sheen in Lake Ontario identified as oil from nuclear plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:11pm

The operator of the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant says spilled lubrication oil that caused a sheen on Lake Ontario isn't hazardous and has low potential health effects.

TransCanada seeks $15B for rejection of Keystone pipeline

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:02pm

The company that proposed the Keystone XL pipeline is seeking $15 billion in damages from the federal government after the Obama administration rejected the Canada-to-Texas project, a company spokesman said Monday.

Cops: Transportation worker hit by drunken driving suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:01pm

A Boston man has been arraigned on charges he struck a Department of Transportation worker in a construction zone on a Massachusetts highway, seriously injuring him.

Civil rights leader, former DC delegate arrested at airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:01pm

Civil rights leader and former congressional delegate Walter Fauntroy has been arrested at Dulles International Airport on a charge of writing a bad check in Maryland.

US Supreme Court ruling throws Missouri laws into question

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:51pm

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday that struck down some Texas abortion regulations also could mean similar Missouri laws are upended.

APNewsBreak: Suge Knight sues Chris Brown over club shooting

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:42pm

Former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight sued Chris Brown and the owners of a popular nightclub on Monday after he was shot seven times at a 2014 party hosted by the R&B singer.

Ethics Committee discloses probe of Texas GOP Rep. Williams

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:41pm

The House Ethics Committee has disclosed a probe of Texas GOP Congressman Roger Williams, an auto dealership owner who has faced questions over a measure he authored to benefit auto dealers.

Ads attack Nevada Senate candidate Cortez Masto over Uber

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:31pm

A PAC is launching a $1.2 million ad blitz criticizing Democratic Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto for her role in ride-hailing service Uber's temporary shutdown in Nevada.

Oklahoma abortion law's future uncertain after ruling

Daniel C. Houston, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:31pm

A U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday striking down a Texas abortion law could have implications for a similar law in Oklahoma as abortion rights groups call for its dismissal.

The Latest: Britain's Labour Party in turmoil over leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:31pm

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

Arkansas prison agency: Complacency led to inmate's escape

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:31pm

One prison staffer has been fired and another was suspended without pay after an investigation showed complacency among Arkansas Department of Correction staff led to the escape of an inmate who was previously convicted of killing a teenage girl and stuffing her body in a barrel.

University of Iowa to expand programming in Des Moines

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:21pm

University of Iowa officials are expanding programming in Des Moines.