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  • Kentucky’s new abortion law faces first legal test
    Louisville, Ky. • Kentucky’s new law requiring doctors to perform an ultrasound exam before an abortion is facing its first legal challenge in a feder...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 11:18 am   |     |   Share
  • In this photo taken Sunday, March 19, 2017, Rosa Lyo eats fruit at a camp for those who were previously displaced by fighting, near a church in Rajaf, South Sudan. As the world marks World Water Day on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 more than 5 million people in South Sudan do not have access to safe, clean water, compounding the problems of famine and civil war, according to UNICEF. (Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas Internationalis via AP) Africa has worst hunger crisis in 70 years amid budget cuts
    Johannesburg• Africa faces the world’s largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, with more than 20 million people facing starvation, and any cut in fund...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 11:15 am   |     |   Share
  • Peanut the dog helped save a 3-year-old girl found naked and shivering in a ditch
    Let there be no doubt: Peanut is a very good dog. Peanut is a 1-year-old mutt who was taken in last year by the Delta Animal Shelter in Escanaba, Mich...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 11:15 am   |     |   Share
  • A 19-year-old dual U.S.-Israeli citizen covers his face as he is brought to court in Rishon Lezion, Israel, Thursday, March 23, 2017. Israeli police said they have arrested a Jewish Israeli man who is the prime suspect behind a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers and other institutions in the United States. The police withheld his identity. (AP Photo/Nir Keidar) ***ISRAEL OUT*** Israel police arrest suspect in threats on US Jewish targets
    Jerusalem • Israeli police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish c...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 11:09 am   |     |   Share


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  • FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2011 file photo, people walk down the main shopping street called the Meir in Antwerp, Belgium. Belgian authorities on Thursday, March 23, 2017 said they have raised security in the port of Antwerp after a car with French license plates drove at high speed through a busy shopping street, forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File) Car tries to ram Antwerp shopping area; security tightened
    Brussels • Belgian authorities tightened security Thursday in the port city of Antwerp after a Frenchman drove his car at high speed through a busy sh...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 11:04 am   |     |   Share
  • Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch listens as he is asked a question by Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Top Senate Dem opposes Supreme Court pick, vows filibuster
    Washington • The top Senate Democrat said Thursday he will oppose President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and lead a filibuster of the choice, ...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 10:06 am   |     |   Share
  • Police forensic officers work in Parliament Square overseen by the statue of Winston Churchill outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Thursday March 23, 2017. On Wednesday a knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage, first driving a car into pedestrians then stabbing a police officer to death before being fatally shot by police within Parliament’s grounds in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) IS claims responsibility for London attack; UK’s May defiant
    London • The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Thursday for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians on one of London’s famous b...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 11:07 am   |     |   Share
  • After the London attack, a ‘wonderful tribute’ went viral; turns out, it’s fake
    One day after a deadly attack in central London, Britain’s prime minister went to the House of Commons to give a statement. While she was there, an el...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 10:09 am   |     |   Share
  • Emergency services transport an injured person to an ambulance, close to the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. London police say they are treating a gun and knife incident at Britain’s Parliament ’as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise.’ The Metropolitan Police says in a statement that the incident is ongoing. Officials say a man with a knife attacked a police officer at Parliament and was shot by officers. Nearby, witnesses say a vehicle struck several people on the Westminster Bridge. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) Attacker kills three with car, stabs police officer to death in London
    London • A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London’s W...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 09:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • (FILE - In this July 17, 2016, file photo, Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press)   has learned. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) Trump’s campaign chairman once secretly worked to advance interests of Russian president
    Washington • President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of R...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 01:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, the logo for Goldman Sachs appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Goldman Sachs may be about to get another friend in Washington. Jay Clayton, a well-connected Wall Street lawyer who is President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, is sure to face sharp questions from Democrats in his Senate confirmation Thursday, March 23, 2017, over his years of work for Goldman and other financial giants. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Trump’s SEC pick, an ex-Goldman lawyer, to face skepticism
    Washington • Goldman Sachs may be about to get another friend in Washington. Jay Clayton, a well-connected Wall Street lawyer who is President Donald ...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ryan meets familiar foe in health-care fight: Conservatives
    A familiar group of conservative rebels stands between House Speaker Paul Ryan and his goal of passing an Obamacare repeal measure on Thursday: the Ho...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 04:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. gives reporters an update about the ongoing Russia investigation adding that President Donald Trump’s campaign communications may have been ’monitored’ during the transition period as part of an ’incidental collection,’ Wednesday, March 22, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) GOP lawmaker: Trump communications may have been ‘monitored’
    Washington • The chairman of the House intelligence committee said Wednesday that the communications of Trump transition officials — possibly includin...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 12:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Carnegie Hero Fund Commission announces 20 medal winners
    Pittsburgh • A Massachusetts man who died saving a waitress from being stabbed by a mentally ill man and a 12-year-old Pennsylvania boy who died tryin...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 01:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick warms up before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears. Spike Lee said on Instagram Sunday, March 19, 2017, that it was ’fishy’ that Kaepernick, now a free agent, hadn’t been signed.’ (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File) Kaepernick donates $50K to Meals on Wheels after Trump swipe
    Meals on Wheels has confirmed a $50,000 donation from former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The group that provides food for senior...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 10:54 am   |     |   Share
  • Supreme Court nominee Justice Neil Gorsuch listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, while testifying at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Dems press in vain to draw out Gorsuch’s views
    Washington • Assured of support from majority Republicans, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch wrapped up two days of Senate questioning Wednesday to ...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 08:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this April 1, 2005 file photo, an 81-year-old woman holds the hand of her 100-year-old mother in Tuscaloosa, Ala. A survey conducted in late 2016 finds many pessimistic feelings held by people earlier in life take an optimistic turn as they move toward old age. Even hallmark concerns of old age _ about declining health, lack of independence and memory loss _ lessen as Americans age. (Dan Lopez/The Tuscaloosa News via AP) Worried about getting old? Poll sees optimism grow with age
    New York • Feel down about getting older? Wish your life was better? Worried about all the problems that come with age? A new survey suggests you need...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 09:51 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2017 file photo, then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn sits in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Documents released in a congressional inquiry show Flynn was paid more than $33,750 by RT, Russia’s government-run television system, for appearing at a Moscow event in December 2015. Flynn had retired months earlier as head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) Ousted national security adviser didn’t sign ethics pledge
    Washington • President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, did not sign a mandatory ethics pledge ahead of his forced resi...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 10:00 am   |     |   Share
  • High Court bolsters rights of learning-disabled students
    Washington • A unanimous Supreme Court on Wednesday bolstered the rights of millions of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public sc...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 09:57 am   |     |   Share
  • Scottish Parliament to vote on calls for a second independence referendum
    London • The Scottish Parliament will vote Wednesday evening on whether to back calls for a second independence referendum, potentially setting the st...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 09:57 am   |     |   Share
  • Labor secretary-designate Alexander Acosta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 22, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Labor nominee says he won’t let politics influence hiring
    Washington • President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Labor Department said Wednesday he won’t allow potential political pressure from the adminis...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 09:54 am   |     |   Share
  • A new mom flew to Miami to get a ‘Brazilian butt lift.’ She didn’t survive the surgery.
    Ranika Hall was not happy with what motherhood had done to her body. Her 1-year-old daughter was thriving, but Hall’s figure had not rebounded as much...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 09:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan smiles,  during a meeting with local media representatives, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Tensions between Turkey and Europe have boiled in recent weeks, but acrimony over Turkey’s belief that some European countries are harboring suspected terrorists has festered for years. Erdogan criticized Germany Wednesday for allowing a weekend rally of Kurds, some of whom expressed support for a jailed rebel leader in Turkey.(Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Press Service, Pool Photo via AP) In Europe spat, Turkish president warns Westerners on safety
    Ankara, Turkey • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ramped up his anti-European rhetoric on Wednesday, warning that the safety of Western citizens...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 04:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2015, file photo, a man walks past a building on the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. Google is enabling users of its digital mapping service to allow their movements to be tracked by friends and family in the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing. The location-monitoring feature will begin rolling out Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in an update to the Google Maps mobile app that’s already on most of the world’s smartphones. It will also be available on personal computers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can, too
    San Francisco • Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the app — the latest test of how much priva...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 08:36 am   |     |   Share