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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to meet today with top officials from six Arab nations to discuss regional security issues in the Persian Gulf including the fight against the Islamic State militant group. The meetings in Saudi Arabia are meant to build on a similar summit convened last year at Camp David.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Key Senate Republicans say they have concerns with a GOP colleague's legislation that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. The bill by Texas Sen. John Cornyn has sparked a veto threat from the White House, which believes the bill could expose Americans overseas to legal risks. The political twist took shape this week as President Barack Obama visited Saudi Arabia.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An announcement could come today on how Volkswagen plans to make good on nearly 600,000 diesel cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests. A federal judge in San Francisco set a deadline for Volkswagen to detail how those vehicles will comply with clean air laws. A person briefed on the matter says Volkswagen would buy back some of the vehicles, but the plan doesn't include how it would repair them. That is still being discussed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Can you spot me a Tubman? That's what people might be saying in the future when they ask to borrow a $20 bill. The U.S. Treasury has decided that Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist born into slavery, will be the new face on the $20 bill. There had been talk of removing Alexander Hamilton, the nation's first Treasury secretary, from the $10 note, but he's been enjoying a revival thanks to the hit Broadway play "Hamilton."
LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — What some people will do to eat steak. Police in East Texas say a man stole steaks from a Wal-Mart store Wednesday, before leading police on a wild car chase across two counties. Police say speeds got up to 100 mph, as the suspected thief tossed the meat out of his vehicle. One steak even bounced off a police car. Deputies eventually stopped the man and arrested him.
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