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gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes, advocacy groups and colleagues ...more

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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.

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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

AP News - 12 mins ago

The Standard & 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&P eclipsed the 2,000-point mark for the first t ...more

AP News - 15 mins ago

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

AP News - 19 mins ago

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has accepted the settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the city of Portland on reforms intended to improve the way police deal with the mentally ill.U.S. District Court Michael Simon said Fri ...more

Reuters News - 22 mins ago

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yoko Ono's publicist is suing Eataly, celebrity chef Mario Batali's New York food emporium, claiming the bouncers at the popular Manhattan eatery shouted homophobic slurs at him and hurled him through a glass window. Kip ...more

AP News - 27 mins ago

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky pounced Friday on President Barack Obama's "we don't have a strategy yet" comments about the violent militant faction attacking cities in Iraq — but other potential Republican 2016 pres ...more

AP News - 27 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections.Democrats who were bracing for the impact ...more

AP News - 33 mins ago

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Former FBI Director Louis Freeh said Friday he was grateful for the care and support he has received since he was injured this week in a Vermont car crash.Freeh issued a statement through the office of U.S. Sen. Patrick Le ...more