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Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program

NEW YORK (AP) — Planned Parenthood said Monday it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions.

  • icon Posted: August 19

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Monday 08/19/2019
Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program

NEW YORK (AP) — Planned Parenthood said Monday it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions.

Posted: August 19, 2019
Technology companies drive a broad rally on Wall Street

Technology companies powered a rally on Wall Street Monday that gave the market its third straight gain.

Posted: August 19, 2019
Omar: Go to Israel, see 'cruel reality of the occupation'

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the Jewish state and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while they cannot.

Posted: August 19, 2019
Records: Epstein signed will 2 days before jailhouse suicide

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before he killed himself in jail, new court records show, opening a new legal front in what could be a long battle over the financier's fortune.

Posted: August 19, 2019
With eyes on election, White House insists economy is strong

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "fundamentals" of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted Monday, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Donald Trump's reelection.

Posted: August 19, 2019
NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner's chokehold death

NEW YORK (AP) — After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the black man whose dying gasps of "I can't breathe" gave voice to a national debate over race and police use of force.

Posted: August 19, 2019
Sunday 08/18/2019
Trump dismisses worries of recession, says economy is strong

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump dismissed concerns of recession on Sunday and offered an optimistic outlook for the economy after last week's steep drop in the financial markets.

Posted: August 18, 2019
Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's governor during Katrina, dies

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who became the state's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, has died.

Posted: August 18, 2019
Michigan city reviews options to combat flooded streets

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — One Michigan city is reviewing potential solutions to help alleviate flooding from Lake Erie onto its streets.

Posted: August 18, 2019
Saturday 08/17/2019
Strangers come for miles to mourn El Paso shooting victim

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Thousands of strangers came to say goodbye to a woman who was killed in a mass shooting in El Paso after hearing her longtime companion had few family members left.

Posted: August 17, 2019
Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's medical examiner ruled Jeffrey Epstein's death a suicide Friday, confirming after nearly a week of speculation that the financier faced with sex trafficking charges hanged himself in his jail cell.

Posted: August 17, 2019
Arrests and shields, metal poles seized at Portland protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police arrested at least 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon.

Posted: August 17, 2019
Alaska records its warmest month ever; future records likely

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has been America's canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning.

Posted: August 17, 2019
Judge blasts Georgia officials' handling of election system

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia election officials have for years ignored, downplayed and failed to address serious problems with the state's election management system and voting machines, a federal judge said in a scathing order this week.

Posted: August 17, 2019
Friday 08/16/2019
Churches arm, train congregants in wake of mass shootings

HASLET, Texas (AP) — Acrid gun smoke clouded the sunny entrance of a Texas church on a recent Sunday.

Posted: August 16, 2019

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