Indiana lawmaker defends taking family on campaign trip

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman on Thursday defended his decision to have his Senate campaign pay more than $2,000 for a six-day trip to California last summer that his wife described on social media as a family vacation.

  • Written by BRIAN SLODYSKO, Associated Press

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