Several states seek to block 2nd trimester abortion method

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills to ban an abortion procedure commonly used in the second trimester that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus. Courts have already blocked similar laws that...

AP news guide: A look at the turmoil in Ferguson

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the city of Ferguson after the City Council failed to approve an agreement that sought to address concerns about police and municipal court practices in the St. Louis suburb. The civil...

FBI arrests Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in Portland

Cliven Bundy, the father of the jailed leader of the Oregon refuge occupation and who was the center of a standoff with federal officials in Nevada in 2014, was arrested in Portland, the FBI said. Authorities arrested the 74-year-old Nevada rancher after he arrived at Portland...

Pacifica: Residents live on the edge of crumbling cliffs

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — Living with the Pacific Ocean as your backyard has its benefits. But the crumbling ocean cliffs have forced dozens to move quickly and at a high cost. Still, others remain, unsure of when the call to leave might come. The toll has...

The Latest: Occupier says they will turn themselves in

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Refuge occupier Sean Anderson says he spoke with the FBI and that he and three other holdouts will turn themselves in at a nearby FBI checkpoint at 8 a.m....

Key events in the occupation of the Oregon wildlife refuge

AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios Here is timeline of events in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon: – Jan. 2, 2016: A protest takes place in Burns, Oregon, amid mounting tension over prison sentences for two local ranchers. Dwight Hammond, 73, and his...

FBI says it has surrounded last occupiers at Oregon refuge

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The FBI surrounded the last four occupiers of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon on Wednesday night as the holdouts argued with a negotiator and yelled at law enforcement officers in armored vehicles to back off. The tense standoff between law...

The Latest: Bush says he won’t blame Obama for problems

AP Photo/Matt Rourke COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Here’s the latest on the 2016 presidential race as Republican and Democratic candidates head from New Hampshire to South Carolina and beyond. All times local: 8:20 p.m. Jeb Bush says if he is elected president he won’t...

Army pays woman $820,000 to settle sexual harassment case

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Army has paid $820,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former military police trainee who says she was fired after she filed a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor, defense lawyers said Wednesday. An attorney representing Luydmila Starkey said the...

Man suspected of wounding 3 after basketball game arraigned

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A 21-year-old suspect shot and wounded three people, including two students, after a high school basketball game in western Michigan before a sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded him, authorities said Wednesday. The attack happened Tuesday...
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