San Francisco, California - A federal district court judge in San Francisco today signed a $10 billion settlement order, starting the formal process for owners of certain Volkswagen and Audi 2.0 liter diesel cars to receive compensation for the vehicles they bought.

Rochester, Minnesota - Sister Generose Gervais, long-time administrator of Saint Marys Hospital and president of the Poverello Foundation, passed away peacefully Friday evening in the hospital she served for many years. She was 97.

Yuma, Arizona - The week of October 9th thru the 15th is Fire Prevention Week nationwide and also has been proclaimed here in Yuma by Mayor Douglas Nicholls. Observation of Fire Prevention Week began last Thursday (October 6th) with the highlighting of advances in fire prevention by Fire Marshal Kayla Holiman and special recognitions of several City of Yuma fire personnel.

Washington, DC - The 2016 Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to National Institutes of Health grantee Sir J. Fraser Stoddart of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Stoddart shares the award jointly with Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Ph.D., of the University of Strasbourg, France and Bernard L. Feringa, Ph.D., of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, for their design and production of molecular machines.

Phoenix, Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey issued a statement in recognition of the president's proclamation lowering the flags to half-staff to honor our nation’s brave firefighters, including and especially the 67 brave men and women who have already died this year across the country while protecting our communities.