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Caldwell company pays $200,000 in discrimination case

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

A Caldwell-based seed company has agreed to pay $200,000 in penalties to settle allegations that it illegally discriminated against citizens from outside the U.S.

Woman mauled by 2 dogs dies in Connecticut

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

Officials say a woman who was attacked by two dogs outside of a Connecticut home last week has died.

Rescuers must try again to free entangled blue whale

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

Rescuers will try again Tuesday to free a blue whale entangled in hundreds of feet of fishing line off the coast of Southern California.

Florida's coral reef system in rapid decay, scientists say

Boris Sanchez, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 9:39pm

The most terrifying thing lurking under the waters of the Atlantic Ocean may not come with razor sharp teeth.

Achievement School District proposal gets initial Senate OK

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:21pm

A new, charter-operated pilot program for struggling traditional elementary schools is now making its way through the Senate after passing the House earlier this month.

Louisiana judge to stop jailing defendants over fees

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:00pm

A Louisiana judge accused by a rights group of running a modern-day debtors prison agreed Monday to temporarily stop jailing defendants for nonpayment of fees and assessing certain costs on defendants, according to a court filing.

California police panned for slow response to Capitol clash

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:00pm

Authorities were anticipating violence as a white nationalist group planned a demonstration at the California Capitol, and they brought in more than 100 officers to patrol the grounds.

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 judgment 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.

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.