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  • Police: Man crashes truck into Planned Parenthood clinic

    EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been accused of deliberately crashing a stolen bakery delivery truck into a Planned Parenthood clinic in New Jersey, injuring a pregnant woman and two other people. Marckles Alcius faces numerous charges stemming from Wednesday’s crash in East Orange, including aggravated assault, theft and attempting to cause […]
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    ___ Trump decries ‘far-fetched’ collusion theories WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says “far-fetched theories” about collusion in the 2016 election “only serve to further the agendas of bad actors, like Russia.” Trump is reacting to news that special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russians and three Russian organizations for plotting to influence the […]
  • APNewsBreak: 2016 report put Quincy plumbing fix at $8M

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Engineers told Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration 18 months ago that replacing problematic plumbing at a veterans’ home beset by Legionnaires’ disease would cost $8 million and “should be carefully considered,” according to a report obtained by The Associated Press. That estimate is far below the estimate — up to $30 million […]
  • Trump appeals California judge’s curb on birth control rules

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is appealing a California judge’s decision to temporarily block new Trump administration rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women. Lawyers filed the notice of appeal to the 9th District Court of Appeals on Friday, nearly two months after Oakland-based […]
  • Here’s what to expect from McDonald’s major Happy Meal changes

    McDonald’s announced that it hopes to provide a Happy Meal for children around the world that focuses on nutritional value.
  • Mass shooters use loopholes, lapses in checks to get guns

    Nikolas Cruz is just the latest U.S. mass shooter to legally obtain and own guns because of limited firearms laws, lapses in the background check process or law enforcement’s failure to heed warnings of concerning behavior. The 19-year-old had made threats and was expelled from school, bragged about killing animals, posed with guns on social […]
  • NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

    A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: BREAKING: Second Parkland Shooter in custody THE FACTS: Reports about a second […]
  • Flu season shows signs of leveling off

    NEW YORK (AP) — This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off. Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That’s no reason for health officials to celebrate yet: That […]
  • Boseman, Haddish, Gerwig, Nanjiani among Oscars presenters

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, “Girls Trip” breakout star Tiffany Haddish, “Lady Bird” author Greta Gerwig and “The Big Sick” co-writer and actor Kumail Nanjiani are set to appear at the 90th annual Academy Awards. Producers of next month’s telecast announced the show’s first round of presenters on Friday. Producers Jennifer […]
  • Ethics dispute erupts in Belgium over euthanasia rules

    A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the world’s most liberal euthanasia laws. The case is described in a letter provided to The Associated Press, written by a doctor […]