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The Latest: Police leaders look for improvements after clash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:50pm

The Latest on the police response to violence between two groups during a confrontation at California's state Capitol (all times local):

Teen arrested over clock back in US for summer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:50pm

A Muslim student who moved to Qatar with his family following his arrest at a suburban Dallas high school when a homemade clock he brought to class was mistaken for a possible bomb has returned to the United States for the summer.

Portland schools consider simple dress code meant to end judgement calls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:49pm

Portland Public Schools is considering a new, simple dress policy meant to end concerns about the judgment calls required with the district's current policy.

NMSU employees to have fewer benefits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:40pm

New Mexico State University employees both current and future will see fewer benefits in an effort to lower costs.

California lawmakers approve $2 billion for homeless housing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:30pm

California senators have approved a $2 billion bond to build permanent housing for mentally ill homeless people.

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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.

3 bodies found in home in wealthy San Diego-area community

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:10pm

Authorities in Southern California responding to a report of child abuse found two women and a teenage girl dead inside a home Monday in one of the nation's wealthiest communities.

Judge OKs class action for children in deportation hearings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 6:20pm

A federal judge has approved class-action status for a lawsuit over whether poor children are entitled to lawyers during deportation hearings.

Woman fatally shoots intruder in her child's bedroom

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 6:20pm

Police in Portland, Oregon, say a 33-year-old woman returning home with her two young children shot and killed an intruder in one of her children's bedrooms.

Education reformer says he will run for LA mayor in 2017

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

An education reformer says he'll run for Los Angeles mayor next year, challenging incumbent Eric Garcetti.

Appeals court opens way for Mississippi to resume executions

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 6:10pm

Mississippi could be able to resume executions early next month after an appeals court denied to rehear a case challenging a drug the state plans to use in lethal injections.

Applications to University of Michigan set another record

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 5:50pm

The University of Michigan says it's logged 55,500 freshman applications — representing a record for the 10th year running.

Over 200 cities, counties and tribes get mosquito grants

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

The state Department of Health says over 200 cities, counties and tribes in South Dakota are sharing about $500,000 in grants for mosquito control and West Nile virus prevention.

Man accused of fatal potty-training beating gets trial date

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

A man accused of beating his girlfriend's 2-year-old son to death over potty training is set to go on trial next March.

Governor wants whitewater center review after visitor dies

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

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says there needs to be a review of oversight for the U.S. National Whitewater Center following the death of an Ohio teenager who contracted an infection after she visited the park.

Crews report wildfire progress in canyon outside Las Vegas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 5:00pm

Crews are reporting progress containing a wildfire burning in a mountain canyon about 25 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip.

Wyoming authorities to speak about Utah rail worker's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 5:00pm

Authorities in Wyoming plan to make an announcement about the investigation into the death of a Utah rail worker who disappeared amid a manhunt for two suspects in a kidnapping case.

Trial begins in lawsuit over spinal bone cement

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 5:00pm

The physician who used a non-FDA-approved bone cement during a woman's spinal surgery and the company that ran an illegal test market to promote the dangerous product should be held accountable for her death, a lawyer for the woman's daughter told a jury Monday.

Pennsylvania officer shot 7 times is released from hospital

Megan Trimble, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 5:00pm

A police officer who was shot seven times during a drug investigation exchanged salutes with cheering colleagues as he left a Philadelphia hospital Monday, just three days after the confrontation.