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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disp ...more

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot.Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpeppe ...more

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with 16 counts including rape and sexual battery after he was accused of assaulting at least seven women while on patrol.Daniel Holtzclaw, 27, also faces charges of forcible ...more

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals spoke publicly for the first time on Friday, describing the incident that she hopes is a wake-up call for restaurants."It was a fire that ...more

Reuters News - 11 mins ago

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - The frontrunner for the Texas race for governor, Republican Greg Abbott, has pulled out of the sole statewide televised debate, the debate's broadcaster, WFAA-TV, said on Friday. "Due to our inability to agree on spec ...more

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Years before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American pharmaceutical company to Irela ...more

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes, advocacy groups and colleagues ...more

Reuters News - 17 mins ago

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A porn industry trade group has placed a moratorium on U.S. productions of adult sex films after one performer received a preliminary positive test for infection by the virus that causes AIDS. <p ...more

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The Standard &amp; Poor's 500 index delivered its fourth record high in five days Friday, ending with the biggest monthly gain since February.The milestone-crushing run capped a week when the S&amp;P eclipsed the 2,000-point mark for the first t ...more

AP News - 28 mins ago

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal judge blocks Texas law that would stop abortions at majority of facilities statewide. ...more