SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Volkswagen diesel owners can choose to either sell their car back to the company or get a repair that could diminish the vehicle's performance under a settlement of claims tied to the German automaker's emissions-cheating scandal.
HONOLULU (AP) — The owner of a Hawaii jewelry and gift retail business was sentenced Monday to six months in federal prison for smuggling Alaska ivory to the Philippines, where items were carved into fish hooks then shipped back and passed off as made in Hawaii by local artisans.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — 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.
DALLAS (AP) — 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.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortion providers celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court striking down major Texas abortion restrictions Monday also acknowledged a daunting reality: Women aren't soon likely to see new clinics replace the about 20 abortion facilities lost since 2013.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. children's agency warned Monday that 69 million youngsters under the age of five will die from preventable causes between now and 2030 if all countries don't accelerate action to improve health and education for the most disadvantaged.