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Arkansas panel OKs restrictions on 2nd trimester abortions

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:11pm

An Arkansas legislative committee voted Thursday 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.

3 high school seniors among 4 killed in crash of stolen SUV

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:03pm

Three high school seniors are among the four people killed when a stolen SUV crashed into a tree in Massachusetts.

US bombers strike 2 Islamic State camps in Libya

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:00pm

U.S. Air Force B-2 bombers attacked a pair of Islamic State military camps in Libya, killing more than 80 fighters in an unusual mission that may have marked the final demonstration of military force of President Barack Obama's global counterterrorism campaign.

41st President Bush stable, wife '1,000 percent better'

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:00pm

Former President George H.W. Bush, who has pneumonia, remained in stable condition Thursday at Houston Methodist Hospital, while his wife, Barbara, said she is feeling "1,000 percent better" after undergoing treatment for bronchitis.

East Chicago to renew emergency request over lead troubles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:52am

East Chicago officials plan to renew their request for a state emergency declaration over the city's lead contamination after former Gov. Mike Pence turned them down before he left office.

Deputy killed in North Dakota shootout had just started job

Dave Kolpack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:41am

A sheriff's deputy and a man suspected of stealing a minivan were killed in a shootout in northern North Dakota in which several officers opened fire, Rolette County Sheriff Gerald Medrud said Thursday.

Addictive post: Police say men advertised heroin on Facebook

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:41am

Federal prosecutors say four men who advertised heroin for sale on Facebook have been convicted of conspiracy to deal drugs in Atlanta.

Kerry appeals for diplomacy as he leaves State Department

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:32am

As Secretary of State John Kerry prepared to leave the State Department, he appealed on Thursday to the incoming Trump administration to embrace creative diplomacy and international engagement.

Obama releases final batch of bin Laden documents

Eileen Sullivan and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:24am

In its final hours, the Obama administration on Thursday released the last of three installments of documents belonging to Osama bin Laden that were seized in a 2011 raid that killed the al-Qaida leader in his secret compound.

Boulders cleared, Zion National Park road open slide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:20am

Authorities say a scenic drive at Zion National Park in Utah is open again after crews using fire hoses removed massive boulders that tumbled onto the road nearly a week ago.

The Latest: Doctors evaluate Bush for breathing tube removal

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

The Latest on the hospitalizations of former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush (all times local):

Mystery deepens after judge removes herself from more cases

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:01am

The mystery behind unusual happenings in a federal judge's courtroom is deepening: The judge has removed herself from more than two dozen cases since a trial she presided over abruptly ended last month, court records show.

US Supreme Court could discuss 'Sister Wives' case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:01am

The U.S. Supreme Court could discuss a request Thursday from the polygamous family from TV's "Sister Wives" to hear their case for legalizing polygamy.

White House denies clemency for Indian activist Peltier

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:01am

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 - 10:41am

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.

Ferguson appeals $3M verdict in police stun gun death

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:41am

The city of Ferguson, Missouri, is appealing a federal jury's $3 million award to the family of an unarmed, naked man who died in 2011 after being repeatedly shocked with an officer's stun gun.

Surprised by a medical bill? Here's what to do

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:40am

In 2013, Kelly A. Kyanko gave birth to her second son. During labor, her doctors became aware of "a very small complication," she said -- nothing too concerning, but doctors wanted a pediatrician in the room during the delivery.

Judge: Utah mom accused of abandoning baby not competent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:32am

A judge has ruled that a Utah woman accused of leaving her newborn baby to die in the trash cannot have her competency to stand trial restored because her intellectual disability is too severe.

Dog found with ears, nose cut off; Reward offered for arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:31am

Animal welfare authorities in Detroit are trying to find whoever is responsible for maiming a dog found with his ears and nose cut off.