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May 11, 2015 - 5:30pm
1 week 3 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican bill the House plans to debate this week requires that doctors performing abortions on women at least 20 weeks pregnant do it by giving the fetus the best chance of survival.

The legislation also says that if the fetus seems capable of living, a second doctor must be present to provide care and quickly transport it to a hospital.

The measure, which was described last week by GOP aides and lobbyists, is chiefly aimed at...

May 11, 2015 - 5:22pm
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University has received a $150 million gift to fund a new student and campus center.

The school says the donation from financier and alumnus Stephen Schwarzman is the second-largest gift in Yale history. Schwartzman is the co-founder of the private equity Blackstone Group.

Yale says the money will be used to turn the Commons dining hall and part of the adjacent Memorial Hall into an 88,300-square-foot complex that will...

May 11, 2015 - 5:19pm
1 week 3 days ago

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 36-year-old woman was shot to death in South Carolina because she was driving the same type of car that was involved in a shootout.

North Charleston Police say occupants of one car started shooting at a Chrysler 300, whose occupants shot back early Sunday.

Authorities say the Chrysler 300 got on Interstate 26 but the other car did not. The occupants of the other car then saw a different Chrysler 300 and...

May 11, 2015 - 5:17pm
1 week 3 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is reporting an increase in the number of law enforcement officers from across the country who were killed in the line of duty last year.

Preliminary statistics issued Monday during National Police Week show that 51 officers were killed on duty in 2014, compared to 27 the year before. That was lower than usual.

Almost all of those who died were shot to death, including during ambushes, traffic stops or after answering...

May 11, 2015 - 5:05pm
1 week 3 days ago

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A man who prosecutors accuse of "recklessly infecting" two male sex partners with HIV in Missouri is on trial in a case that some activists say highlights outdated laws.

Twenty-three-year-old Michael L. Johnson faces felony HIV exposure charges. He also is accused of knowingly exposing four others to the virus that causes AIDS over nearly 10 months after being diagnosed as HIV positive in January 2013.

He has pleaded not...

May 11, 2015 - 4:55pm
1 week 3 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for a once-prominent Orthodox rabbi who pleaded guilty to secretly videotaping scores of women in a changing room of a Jewish ritual bath says he shouldn't go to prison.

Bernard Freundel's lawyer wrote in a court document filed Friday ahead of his May 15 sentencing that putting him behind bars isn't necessary and that he should instead do community service. Prosecutors have recommended that Freundel spend more than 17 years in prison....

May 11, 2015 - 4:45pm
1 week 3 days ago

DENVER (AP) — A band's lead singer has missed a court date after being arrested for riding the oversized luggage carousel at the Denver International Airport earlier this year.

KMGH-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1RuRHa9 ) that Puddle of Mudd lead singer Wes Scantlin was arrested by Denver police and charged with misdemeanor trespassing after taking his joy ride into an area that requires a security clearance for entrance.

DIA spokesman Heath Montgomery...

May 11, 2015 - 4:42pm
1 week 3 days ago

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A law enforcement official says officers shot and killed a man in a Lakewood, Washington, lumberyard last month because he pointed a cellphone at them as though it were a gun.

Interim Lakewood Police Chief Mike Zaro said Monday he couldn't have asked the two officers involved to handle it differently because they had no time to identify the dark object the man was pointing.

Thirty-seven-year-old Daniel Covarrubias was atop a 25...

May 11, 2015 - 4:37pm
1 week 3 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says investing in global entrepreneurs will help counter terrorism, nurture weak economies and "make the world a better place."

Obama spoke to entrepreneurs from more than 20 countries in Washington on Monday as part of his initiative to encourage individuals and companies to support entrepreneurs, especially young people and women with ideas for businesses.

Obama says their ideas will tackle challenges no...

May 11, 2015 - 4:35pm
1 week 3 days ago

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Beginning June 1, it will cost more to visit Yellowstone National Park.

The National Park Service announced Monday that the entrance fee to the first national park will increase to $30 per vehicle. The current fee is $25. The pass is good for seven days.

In addition, the pass will no longer cover the entrance fees for both Yellowstone and neighboring Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming....

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