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New laws set to take effect around the country
New laws targeting abortion are set to take effect Friday in about one-fifth of the states, initiating another wave of restrictions just days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas measure that led several clinics to close. Some of the laws limit when and how the procedure can be performe...
By David Lieb The Associated Press FULL STORY
‘Move on’ from Benghazi? Republicans say it’s unlikely
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton says it’s “time to move on” after a congressional report on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks accused the Obama administration of lethal mistakes, but produced no new evidence pointing to wrongdoing by the former secretary of state. Not likely, especially in an e...
By Matthew Daly The Associated Press FULL STORY
Aide: Clinton opposed private emails accessible to ‘anybody’
WASHINGTON — Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said in a legal proceeding that Clinton did not want the private emails that she mixed in with State Department emails on her private computer server to be accessible to “anybody,” according to transcripts released Wednesday. Abedin’s c...
By Stephen Braun The Associated Press FULL STORY
Brit indicted in botched attempt to shoot Trump in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS — A British man who authorities say tried to grab a police officer’s gun to shoot presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a Las Vegas campaign rally was indicted Wednesday on federal criminal charges that, together, could get him up to 30 years in prison. A grand j...
By Ken Ritter The Associated Press FULL STORY
Trump’s ‘America First’ echoes former isolationist rallying cry
WASHINGTON — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump boils down his foreign policy agenda to two words: “America First.” For students of U.S. history, that slogan harkens back to the tumultuous presidential election of 1940, when hundreds of thousands of Americans joined the ...
By Michael Biesecker The Associated Press FULL STORY
McConnell bids to shelter GOP senators from Trump upheaval
WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is wrestling with an unenviable, arguably impossible task this election year: protecting Senate Republicans from the political upheaval caused by Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy. If he fails it won’t be for lack of preparation, hard wo...
By Erica Werner The Associated Press FULL STORY
North America leaders urge against Donald Trump’s isolationism
OTTAWA, Ontario — President Barack Obama and the leaders of Mexico and Canada pushed back forcefully on Wednesday against the isolationist and anti-immigrant sentiments that have roiled Britain and been championed by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. The leaders warned against easy solution...
By Kevin Freking and Rob Giles The Associated Press FULL STORY
Congress edges closer to passing Puerto Rico rescue package
WASHINGTON — Congress edged closer to delivering relief to debt-stricken Puerto Rico as the Senate on Wednesday cleared the way for passage of a last-minute financial rescue package for the territory of 3.5 million Americans. Puerto Rico is in a decade-long recession and has $70 billion in debt. ...
By Mary Clare Jalonick The Associated Press FULL STORY
External attacks rise as IS fortunes fall
BEIRUT — International terror attacks seemingly inspired by the Islamic State group are increasing as its fortunes fall in Syria and Iraq. The attack on the Istanbul airport was still unfolding Tuesday night when Turkish authorities said IS is the likely culprit, although no group has claimed re...
By Zeina Karam The Associated Press FULL STORY
CIA director says Istanbul attack bears hallmarks of Islamic State
WASHINGTON — CIA Director John Brennan said Wednesday that the attack in Istanbul has the earmarks of strikes by Islamic State militants and that the group is likely trying to hit the United States in the Middle East and on U.S. soil. He said Tuesday’s attack at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airpor...
By Deb Riechmann The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hugh Hefner seeks to dismiss case filed by Cosby accuser
LOS ANGELES — Hugh Hefner’s attorneys have asked a federal judge to dismiss the Playboy founder from a former model’s lawsuit that alleges Bill Cosby drugged and sexually abused her at party at Hefner’s home in 2008. The motion filed Tuesday in a Los Angeles federal court argues that Chloe ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Driver flips, totals car after slipping on snail slime
BERLIN — Is this the definition of a slow-moving hazard? German police say a driver lost control of his car after slipping on a slimy trail left by a procession of snails that were making their way across the highway. The car — an old East German Trabant — flipped over and was wrecked, but t...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Authorities consider euthanizing dogs that mauled infant
FRESNO — Authorities are trying to decide whether to euthanize two dogs after they mauled a 3-day-old baby to death in Fresno. KFSN-TV reports that the shar-pei and pit bull mixes are currently quarantined at the Central California SPCA. Police say the two family dogs attacked the girl after her...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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