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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal faced a critical test, as a federal judge decided whether to grant it preliminary approval. U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer was scheduled to consider the settlement during...
RANDOM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Cone heads, zombies, beards, bananas — they are some of the creative beer tap handles that have become a big business as the number of craft breweries has skyrocketed. There were 2,033 craft breweries in 2011 compared to 4,144 last year, according to the...
MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) — Long gone from these parts, black-footed ferrets still appear on Meeteetse's town logo, in a bronze sculpture downtown and even on coffee mugs from a downtown restaurant, remembered for when the nocturnal weasels made their last stand in the nearby...
PRINEVILLE, Oregon (AP) — It was not long ago that Crook County had five major lumber mills. Timber was king, and the rural Oregon county was the nation's top producer of ponderosa lumber. But amid restrictions on harvesting from federal lands, logging started to freefall around...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a proposal to shut down the vestiges of the U.S. harvest of shark fins, prized for soup and traditional medicine in Asia, and send a message to the rest of the world. The traditional "finning" of sharks —...
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man sentenced to death by lethal injection for the killings of a woman and her two daughters during a 2007 home invasion is expected to be resentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole because the state abolished the death...
CINCINNATI (AP) — A low-level Republican Party official from Ohio has resigned over the GOP's nomination of Donald Trump as its presidential candidate. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports ( http://cin.ci/2aoCUjT ) George White, a precinct executive in the city of Wyoming, submitted...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Veterans' organizations have reached out to help a Korean War-era veteran who authorities say was held hostage in a motel room for four years by a man who stole his benefit checks. Groups in New York, Ohio and Virginia have offered assistance to David...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders tried to calm tensions among his delegates Monday at the Democratic National Convention but some weren't in a listening mood, seething over a lengthy primary campaign and a damaging email disclosure. Sanders' delegates chanted the Vermont...