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5 things to know about the fight over Planned Parenthood

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 1:30am

Republicans will likely lose Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group's little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers.

Man killed when storm slams tent down on crowd near Chicago

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 10:02pm

A man was killed and more than a dozen injured on Sunday when a tent where people had sought shelter during a brief storm blew off its moorings and collapsed on some of the crowd at a festival in a Chicago suburb.

LAPD: Albanian athlete missing from Special Olympics games

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 9:50pm

Police are asking for the public's help in finding an Albanian athlete who disappeared after participating in the Special Olympics.

5 things about Congress' fight over Planned Parenthood

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 6:52pm

Republicans will likely lose Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group's little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers.

GOP doesn't rush to defend indicted Texas attorney general

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 6:31pm

New Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton prepared Sunday to become the latest powerful state official booked on felony charges, but unlike when Rick Perry smiled for his mug shot last year, Republicans are not rushing to Paxton's defense.

Confirmed: Jericho the lion is alive

Michael Martinez, Deborah Bloom and David McKenzie CNN  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 6:14pm

Jericho the lion is alive and well and roaming his park habitat in Zimbabwe, the Oxford University researcher tracking the lion confirmed on Sunday.

Pharoah Phestival as Triple Crown winner cruises in Haskell

Richard Rosenblatt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 5:51pm

A slight nudge was all it took for American Pharoah to seize control of the Haskell Invitational. And when Victor Espinoza asked, the majestic colt delivered an encore performance in his first race since winning the Triple Crown.

Yellowstone to clear Soda Butte Creek of nonnative fish

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 4:40pm

Before moving ahead with a plan to destroy exotic brook trout in Yellowstone National Park's Soda Butte Creek, fisheries managers will first try to capture native cutthroat trout from the stream to salvage them.

20th anniversary of arts-based education program celebrated

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:20am

Teachers, artists and others are gathering in Durham to celebrate the 20th anniversary of an arts-based education program.

State police warn motorists to beware of school buses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:10am

Indiana State Police are urging drivers to be aware of the need to stop for school buses as students return back to classrooms following summer break.

Ex-NFL player Hollier to speak against mental health stigmas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:10am

Former NFL player Dwight Hollier is scheduled to deliver the keynote at an event in Detroit that exposes stigmas given to people with mental disorders.

NYC officials to hold Bronx forum on Legionnaires' outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 1:00am

New York City officials are holding a town hall discussion with health experts on the Legionnaires' disease outbreak in the Bronx that has killed four people and sickened dozens.

Land Board awards more than $16 million to schools, airports

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 12:40am

North Dakota's Land Board has awarded more than $16 million in grants to schools and airports in the state's oil-producing region.

Rep. Edwards to attend event on healthy meals in schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 12:20am

Rep. Donna Edwards is scheduled to attend an event that will highlight an initiative aimed at improving the ability of schools to provide healthy meals to school children.

Most picky eating harmless but it can signal emotional woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 11:20pm

Researchers say a very small percentage of kids who are picky eaters may have emotional troubles that should be checked out.

Wildfire raging north of San Francisco threatens homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 10:20pm

Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens are raging and setting off evacuations.

Police ID suspect in killing of officer; manhunt underway

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 9:20pm

Tennessee police officials on Sunday identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer, and an intense search for the man is underway.

Memphis police identify suspect in fatal shooting of officer; manhunt underway to locate him

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 6:01pm

Memphis police identify suspect in fatal shooting of officer; manhunt underway to locate him.

Board: Acupuncturist negligent in giving bee sting therapy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 4:51pm

An acupuncturist in Southern California could have his medical license suspended by state regulators who claim he used bee stings to treat patients and didn't have an allergic reaction kit in his office.

2 injured in Las Vegas house party shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 4:41pm

Police are investigating a shooting at a Las Vegas house party that left two people injured.