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Alabama governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

Published May. 16 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s Republican governor signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Wednesday, making performing an...

US pulls nonessential staff from Iraq amid Mideast tensions

Published May. 16 2019

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. on Wednesday ordered all nonessential government staff to leave Iraq, and Germany and the Netherlands...

Alabama abortion ban bill ignites legal, political battles

Published May. 16 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers’ vote to outlaw almost all abortions in the state has ignited legal and political...

Wisconsin Assembly approves 'born alive' anti-abortion bill

Published May. 15 2019

The Wisconsin Assembly passed a so-called born alive anti-abortion bill Wednesday that President Donald Trump has touted, a move that...

Democrats may fund parts of Trump’s $4.5B border request

Published May. 15 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are signaling a willingness to include major elements of President Donald Trump’s $4.

Trump faces backlash over plan to dip into Pell reserves

Published May. 15 2019

Education advocates said a Trump administration plan to use federal Pell Grant money to fund space exploration would jeopardize aid...

Texas officer shoots and kills woman after stun-gun struggle

Published May. 15 2019

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a woman at a Houston-area apartment complex after she hit...

San Francisco bans police use of face recognition technology

Published May. 15 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and...

Global worries flare over whether US sliding toward Iran war

Published May. 15 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — International worries the Trump administration is sliding toward war with Iran flared into the open Tuesday amid...

Synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty to hate crimes

Published May. 15 2019

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The man suspected of killing a woman in a shooting at a Southern California synagogue pleaded...

Oregon vaccine bill dead as US measles count soars

Published May. 15 2019

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Critics blasted a decision by Oregon lawmakers that killed a bill aimed at getting more children...

NYPD training official: Garner officer used banned chokehold

Published May. 15 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department official in charge of training new recruits said Tuesday that the...

Suit seeks to hold Vatican at fault for abuse by US priests

Published May. 15 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three brothers who were sexually abused by a priest from the Archdiocese of St.

Coach pleads guilty to college admissions scam, could hurt Loughlin

Published May. 15 2019

BOSTON (AP) — A former assistant soccer coach at the University of Southern California switched her plea to guilty Tuesday...

Psychiatrist says suspect insane in deadly wrong-way crash

Published May. 15 2019

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man on trial for driving the wrong-way on an interstate and crashing into an...

Connecticut considers making phone calls free for prisoners

Published May. 15 2019

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Marlene Torres sometimes must choose between paying a bill or paying for phone calls that allow...

Explorer recounts making the deepest ocean dive in history

Published May. 15 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Taking the hours-long journey to what is believed to be the deepest point mankind has visited...

Michigan lawmakers OK ban on abortion procedure; veto vowed

Published May. 15 2019

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature voted Tuesday to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure, pushing ahead with legislation...

BYU promises to change honor-code probes after protest

Published May. 15 2019

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Brigham Young University promised Tuesday to be more transparent in how it enforces its honor...

Tribes across country push for better internet access

Published May. 15 2019

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a remote, roadless Arizona canyon that is home to a small Native American tribe, there’s...

Expert: San Francisco face ID ban would be warning to police

Published May. 14 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of...

Julián Castro makes universal pre-K focus of education plan

Published May. 14 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro on Monday unveiled an education plan that joins other 2020 candidates...

Mormon church opposes LGBT nondiscrimination measure

Published May. 14 2019

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced its opposition Monday to a comprehensive...