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Arizona doctors can temporarily come to California to perform abortions for their patients under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. California’s law is meant to circumvent an Arizona law first … more
May 17-23, 2024 Severe weather caused damage in Houston and Iowa this week. Boys held candles in a Catholic church in Connecticut at the start of a pilgrimage route to Indianapolis. The World … more
Researchers climbed the world’s largest tree to inspect for bark beetles and descended the giant sequoia with good news this week. Anthony Ambrose of the Ancient Forest Society led the team up the … more
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has designated Juneteenth as a holiday for state executive branch workers. He also expanded protections in state hiring and employment by banning discrimination based on … more
New research suggests the HPV vaccine is preventing cancers in men, as well as in women. The vaccine is credited, along with screening, for lowering cervical cancer rates in the United States. But … more
A northern Arizona man has been convicted of first-degree murder and other crimes in the 2020 starvation death of his 6-year-old son. Authorities say the boy was locked in a tiny bedroom closet for … more
Searchers have discovered what they believe is the wreckage of World War II ace Richard Bong's plane in the South Pacific. The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior, Wisconsin, and … more
Mohammad Rasoulof was facing eight years in prison and likely more considering the uncompromising nature of his latest film, “The Seed of the Sacred Fig,” when he decided to flee Iran. Two weeks … more
A European space telescope is thrilling scientists with its latest peek at stars and galaxies. The European Space Agency released the photos from the Euclid observatory on Thursday. They were taken … more
A man has been found fit to stand trial on charges of killing four people and injuring seven others during a series of frenzied attacks in northern Illinois in March. A judge had ordered a … more
The menu for the state dinner at the White House honoring Kenya starts with a chilled tomato soup and ends with a white chocolate basket of fruit. White House executive chef Cris Comerford says the … more
Many Americans are unprepared for what can be an emotional, costly and guilt-inducing process of finding long-term care for a loved one. Advance planning can help. But an AP-NORC poll in 2021 found … more
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week as layoffs remained historically low levels. Jobless claims for the week ending May 18 fell by 8,000 to 215,000, down from … more
Protesters packed up and left a pro-Palestinian encampment at Philadelphia’s Drexel University after the school announced a decision to have police clear the encampment. University President John … more
A devotee knelt and gently touched his head on the dome of the Boudhanath Stupa, an iconic Buddhist monument in Kathmandu, as a mark of reverence on Thursday, which marks the birth of Buddha. The … more
Republican state lawmakers across the U.S. have been knocking down efforts by Democrats to ensure access to various forms of birth control. Former President Donald Trump put contraception in the … more
Texas’ health department has appointed an outspoken anti-abortion OB-GYN to a state committee that reviews pregnancy-related deaths. The appointment of Dr. Ingrid Skop to the Texas Maternal … more
Officials say power is expected to be restored to nearly all Houston area homes and businesses left in the dark by last week’s deadly storm. But possibly up to 20,000 customers might have to wait … more
Authorities near Philadelphia say a disgruntled employee opened fire at a linen company on Wednesday, killing two coworkers and injuring three others. The shooting took place in Chester, a city south … more
The federal Bureau of Prisons will go to trial next year over claims it allowed an environment where guards at a now-shuttered California prison abused incarcerated women. In the first public hearing … more
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