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Study: Texas abortions declined as clinics got farther away

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:25am

The number of abortions performed throughout Texas dropped after a 2013 law forced the closure of clinics in all but the largest cities, and the decline was steeper the farther a woman lived from one of the remaining clinics, a study found.

Arkansas panel OKs restrictions on 2nd trimester abortions

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:21am

An Arkansas legislative committee has voted to outlaw an abortion procedure that opponents call "savage" and "barbaric" while others deem it the safest way to end a pregnancy in the second trimester.

White House denies clemency for Indian activist Peltier

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:12am

President Barack Obama has denied a clemency request by American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, who has spent most of his life in prison in the killing of two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975, Peltier's attorney said Thursday.

Man who escaped from Rhode Island prison pleads not guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:11am

An inmate who broke out of a Rhode Island prison and went on the run for five days has pleaded not guilty to an escape charge.

Herd of pronghorn dead after feeding on toxic shrub

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:11am

A herd of about 50 pronghorn antelope has been found dead in Payette after they fed on the same toxic shrub that has killed elk in the area.

A day before his swearing-in as the next US president, Donald Trump arrives in Washington area for inauguration events

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:10am

A day before his swearing-in as the next US president, Donald Trump arrives in Washington area for inauguration events.

Dolphin carcasses will be left in Florida Everglades waters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:10am

Officials say they won't remove the carcasses of large dolphins stranded in shallow waters off the western edge of Everglades National Park.

Lawmakers: Put pro-police blue lines on right side of law

Bruce Shipkowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:10am

Two New Jersey congressmen have introduced legislation to allow towns to paint strips of blue on roadways to honor police after regulators said the tributes crossed the line of federal safety rules.

1 more day: Obama in his final hours in the White House

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:00am

Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for President Barack Obama, this is finally the end.

GOP selects woman to lead party operation

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:00am

The Republican National Committee on Thursday unanimously elected Ronna Romney McDaniel to serve as its chairman, tapping a woman to lead the national GOP.

Orem man charged in federal machine-gun converter case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:57am

An Orem man is facing federal charges accusing him of making machine-gun converter devices for AR-15-style rifles.

1 in 4 US men have cancer-linked HPV genital infections

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:51am

The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus and that 1 in 4 has strains linked with several cancers.

Suspect in officer's slaying spews expletives at judge

Terrance Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:50am

A suspect in a police officer's slaying directed expletive-laced outbursts at a judge during his initial hearing Thursday on charges that he also killed his ex-pregnant girlfriend.

Republicans elect Michigan's Ronna Romney McDaniel to head national committee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:44am

Republicans elect Michigan's Ronna Romney McDaniel to head national committee.

Idaho colleges to offer drone piloting classes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:41am

Two community colleges in Idaho will offer classes on piloting unmanned aerial vehicles to train people for jobs in the growing commercial drone industry.

1 in 4 US men have cancer-linked HPV genital infections

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:35am

The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus and that 1 in 4 has strains linked with several cancers.

Sixth-grade teacher pleads not guilty to child porn charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:32am

A Cheyenne sixth-grade teacher has pleaded not guilty to child port charges in federal court.

Baltimore police cut stun gun use after policy changes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:31am

Baltimore police officials say the department cut its use of stun guns nearly in half in 2016.

California getting soaked with series of heavy storms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:21am

Winter's run of snow and rain goes another round with the West as the first in a series of storms soaks much of California and icy conditions close schools in Oregon despite a thaw in some areas.