Judge set to decide on $15B Volkswagen settlement

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.

  • Written by SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press

Mom: Warning didn't keep slain son safe at Florida nightclub

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Stephanie White clutched a stack of photos while sitting in a chair in her home. The television was on, loud, and turned to the local news. A story came on about the mass shooting at a nightclub that took her baby's life.

  • Written by TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press

Former Oregon lumber town rides digital wave to a comeback

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.

  • Written by ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press

Die-hard Sanders' backers divided on backing Clinton

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.

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Letter foretold Japan rampage that killed 19 disabled people

SAGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) — A young Japanese man went on a stabbing rampage Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired, police said, killing 19 people months after he gave a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan and saying all disabled people should be put to death.

  • Written by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press YURI KAGEYAMA, Associated Press