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Civil rights leader, former DC delegate arrested at airport

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 4:02pm

Civil rights leader and former congressional delegate Walter Fauntroy was arrested Monday at Dulles International Airport on a 5-year-old charge of writing a bad check in Maryland, authorities said.

Arkansas prison agency: Complacency led to inmate's escape

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 4:00pm

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

Senate Democrats to propose $750M education funding increase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 4:00pm

Senate Democrats plan to put forward an education funding plan Tuesday that increases money for public schools this fall by $750 million.

Abortion ruling may not open door for new Texas clinics

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 4:00pm

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 replacing about 20 abortion facilities lost since 2013.

2 companies chosen for Nebraska youth grant program

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:51pm

Companies from Hebron and Omaha are the newest recipients of a Nebraska state grant program that connects young people to careers in manufacturing and technology.

Snyder OKs $16B school budget, including private school aid

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:51pm

Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday signed into law a $16.1 billion education budget, which includes a per-student spending increase ranging from $60 to $120 to decrease the gap between higher- and lower-funded public school districts.

AP Source: Volkswagen reaches $15B emissions settlement; owners get buyback or fix plus cash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:51pm

AP Source: Volkswagen reaches $15B emissions settlement; owners get buyback or fix plus cash .

Supreme Court abortion ruling could affect Tennessee laws

Travis Loller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:51pm

The U.S. Supreme Court's Monday ruling on abortion restrictions in Texas could affect the outcome of a federal court challenge to two Tennessee laws.

TransCanada seeks $15B for rejection of Keystone pipeline

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:41pm

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.

The Latest: Attorney general ends fight over abortion law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:31pm

The Latest on Alabama's abortion law (all times local):

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.

UK credit rating slashed, Cameron insists economy is robust

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:31pm

Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Monday that Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union won't send the economy into a tailspin, even as the country was stripped of its top credit rating and stock markets and the pound continued a downward spiral.

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.

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.