Judge: VW owners can pick buybacks, fixes in emissions deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The owners of nearly half a million polluting Volkswagens in the U.S. will be given the option of selling them back to the company or getting them repaired at VW's expense, under a deal announced by a federal judge on Thursday

  • Written by SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press, TOM KRISHER, Associated Press

VA study on whether dogs can heal vets with PTSD has critics

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Army veteran Joe Aguirre opens a restaurant door, then steps aside to let his golden retriever take point. "Clear," Aguirre commands, and 3-year-old Munger pivots right, left, then right again, sweeping the room for potential threats.

  • Written by ALLEN G. BREED, AP National Writer

Publicist: Pop superstar Prince dies at his Minnesota home

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Pop superstar Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57.

  • Written by NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, Associated Press; HILLEL ITALIE, Associated Press, JEFF BAENEN, Associated Press

Historic makeover: Harriet Tubman to be face on $20 bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. paper money is getting a historic makeover.

Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist born into slavery, will be the new face on the $20 bill.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

Paris climate deal on track for early start

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — About 160 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday in a symbolic triumph for a landmark deal that once seemed unlikely but now appears on track to enter into force years ahead of schedule.

  • Written by KARL RITTER, Associated Press CARA ANNA, Associated Press