• New Mexico House to take up abortion bills

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico House is expected to consider two abortion bills, one banning late-term abortions and the other requiring parental notification 48 hours before ending a minor's pregnancy. An analyst at the New York-based Guttmacher Insitute says the bills go...

  • Security questioned in probe of attack on US envoy to Seoul

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police on Friday investigated the motive of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, as questions turned to whether security was neglected. The attack Thursday on Mark Lippert, which prompted rival North Korea to gloat about...

  • Leadership-allied group's ads thank GOP lawmakers

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A political group that backs House Republican leaders started running television and online ads Friday to thank GOP lawmakers who voted this week for a bill funding the Homeland Security Department. The $525,000 campaign by the American Action Network is the second...

  • Last surgeries underway in 12-person kidney transplant chain

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Surgeons have started the final operations in an organ donation chain that will result in six patients getting new kidneys at a San Francisco hospital. Three surgeries Thursday and three Friday at the California Pacific Medical Center represent the largest kidney...

  • Police release video made by gunman before Ottawa attack

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — In a video recorded before his death, the gunman who killed a Canadian soldier and then stormed Parliament said he did it because of Canada's military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a 32-year-old Canadian, said in a cellphone video that he...

  • 12 die, thousands evacuated in Argentine flooding

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Flooding from heavy rains has left 12 people dead in Argentina, officials said on Friday Swollen rivers in the past weeks have also forced the evacuation of thousands of people. The civil defense agency of the northern province of Cordoba said Friday...

  • Macedonia government accused of election fraud

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's opposition leader has released audio recordings allegedly showing conservative government officials discussing ways to manipulate voting registration records and pressure voters to back them in last year's general elections. Social Democrat leader...

  • Palestinian assailant wounds 5 Israelis in car attack

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian rammed his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians near a border police station in east Jerusalem on Friday, injuring four officers and a bystander, police said. He then lunged at security guards with a knife before being shot and wounded. Police...

  • Colorado House OKs ban on gay conversion therapy for minors

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado mental health professionals would be barred from practicing gay conversation therapy with minors under a bill given initial approval Friday by the state House. The sponsor of the bill, Democratic Rep. Paul Rosenthal, a gay lawmaker from Denver, said the goal is...

  • EU chief optimistic about finding Iran nuclear deal

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says she is optimistic the world powers and Iran are closing in on a nuclear deal that will have sufficient guarantees Tehran will not be able to build an atomic bomb. Mogherini said after Friday's meeting of...

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