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Funds available for HIV prevention, care of Native Americans

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 6:50pm

The federal agency that provides health care to Native Americans will award up to $1 million in grants to tribes and organizations across the country in an effort to improve HIV prevention and care outcomes among tribal populations.

Lawmakers promise to complete rescue package for Puerto Rico

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 6:10pm

Senate Republican and Democratic leaders on Tuesday promised to complete a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico before a $2 billion debt payment comes due on Friday.

The Latest: Senate gives preliminary approval to budget deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 5:21pm

The Latest on the General Assembly voting on the North Carolina state budget agreement for the next fiscal year (all times local):

The Latest: GOP, Democrats call for $1B for higher education

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 5:11pm

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):

The Latest: Fire still burning at site of Texas train crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 5:11pm

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

Rauner, Democrats push rival Illinois school budget plans

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 5:11pm

Gov. Bruce Rauner and majority Democrats are pushing competing plans to ensure schools stay open and government operations continue as Illinois approaches a second year without a full state budget.

Lastest: Hollande says Brexit fallout can be managed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 5:11pm

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

Clinton proposes debt forgiveness to young entrepreneurs

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 5:11pm

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

Defamation lawsuit over debunked Rolling Stone story tossed

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 5:01pm

A defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine over the magazine's debunked article about a University of Virginia gang rape was tossed out by a judge Tuesday.

Facebook tests new featured event lists in 10 US cities

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:40pm

Some Facebook users looking for something to do in real life can now get suggestions from the social network.

Bill would let passers-by break car windows to free hot pets

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:30pm

Passers-by who spot an animal locked in a hot car would be allowed to smash the car's window to rescue the pet under a bill approved unanimously by the Massachusetts Senate.

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.

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.