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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge blocked an Indiana law Thursday that would have banned abortions sought because of a fetus' genetic abnormalities, saying that the state does not have the authority to limit a woman's reasons for ending a pregnancy. U.S. District Court Judge...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah trucker accused of keeping women as sex slaves in his semi-trailer as he drove across the country struck a plea deal with federal prosecutors Thursday, days before his trial was set to begin. Timothy Jay Vafeades was charged with luring two women...
NEW YORK (AP) — Film and TV studio Lions Gate is buying cable channel operator Starz in a deal worth $4.4 billion. Lions Gate is the company behind "The Hunger Games" movies and the "Orange Is The New Black" TV series. Starz runs its namesake cable channel, as well as Starz...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after the Supreme Court sent his immigration policy into legal limbo, President Barack Obama huddled around a long conference table in the Roosevelt Room with disappointed activists. The president looked out at familiar faces, some teary. It had been a...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A good Samaritan could not save a Las Vegas woman screaming for help as her gun-wielding husband chased her from their home to two drug store parking lots in a chaotic murder-suicide that left a family of five dead, authorities said Thursday. The man gunned down...
NEW YORK (AP) — About 1.4 million adults in the U.S. identify as transgender, double the estimate from a decade ago, a team of experts reported Thursday. Their survey, calculating that 0.6 percent of U.S. adults are transgender, was released at a time when several issues related...
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — A robber attacked the nation's oldest full-time park ranger in her San Francisco Bay Area home this week and made off with a coin she received from President Barack Obama, authorities said Thursday. Betty Reid Soskin, 94, who works as an interpretive...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is taking a novel approach to addressing enduring pockets of the home foreclosure crisis by buying long-unpaid mortgages, with plans to help owners stay in their homes if possible or use the properties as affordable housing if not, officials say. It...
NEW YORK (AP) — Athletes in Rio will compete to be the fastest sprinter and highest jumper at the Olympics this August. But there's another test underway as well: How well can virtual reality capture sporting events? NBC says it will provide 85 hours of virtual reality...