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Freddie Gray settlement expected to be approved...KY clerk expected back at work...Non-professionals to conduct mental health screening

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 9, 2015 at 4:40 a.m.



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BALTIMORE (AP) — A board that reviews payments made by the city of Baltimore is expected today to approve a $6.4 million settlement to the family of Freddie Gray. The 25-year-old black man died after suffering a critical spine injury while in police custody.

GRAYSON, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky county clerk who's refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples plans to return to work this week following a five-day stay in jail for contempt of court. Rowan (ROW'-uhn) County Clerk Kim Davis has not said whether she'll stand in the way of five of her six deputy clerks who began issuing marriage licenses while Davis was behind bars. A sixth deputy clerk, Davis' son, still refuses to do so.

UNDATED (AP) — The president of the European Union Commission says 22 of the member states should be forced to accept another 120,000 migrants who are fleeing countries like war-torn Syria. Jean-Claude Juncker (zhahn-KLOHD' YUN'-kur) says he wants his plan endorsed by member states when they hold a special meeting in Brussels on Monday. Juncker says member states haggled over the spread of an initial 40,000 migrants, but he says, this time "this has to be done in a compulsory way."

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates is defending its response to the Syrian refugee crisis in the face of criticism that oil-rich Gulf states like it should be doing more. The UAE says it's extended residency permits to more than 100,000 Syrians who've entered the country since 2011, and that more than 242,000 Syrian nationals currently live in the country. And it says it's provided more than $530 million in humanitarian aid and development assistance since 2012 in response to the Syrian crisis.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is carrying out a $30 million experiment in which non-professionals will train to screen people for mental health problems. The program will focus on people who work with parents of small children, the unemployed poor and young people who aren't in work or in school. The experiment will explore whether non-professionals can form a psychological front line in the nation's biggest city.

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