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Penalties blocked for abortion law

posted: 09/01/2014 3:09 a.m. Discuss

BATON ROUGE -- A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law, but lawyers disagree about whether his order covers doctors at all five of the state's abortion clinics or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure.

The nation in brief

posted: 09/01/2014 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Small-plane crash kills 5 near Denver

In the News

posted: 09/01/2014 2:56 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama and his family took time out to attend the wedding of the first family's longtime chef and friend, Sam Kass, to MSNBC host Alex Wagner at a restaurant in Pocantico Hills, N.Y.

Names and Faces

posted: 09/01/2014 2:56 a.m. Discuss

Al Pacino made two trips up the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, with a pair of movies about aging, regret, giving up and letting go.

Islamic State messaging bloody, but cutting-edge

posted: 08/31/2014 5:55 a.m. Discuss

The extremists who have seized large parts of Syria and Iraq have riveted the world's attention with their military prowess and unrestrained brutality. But Western intelligence services are also worried about their command of seemingly less lethal weapons: cutting-edge videos, video shot from drones and multilingual Twitter messages.

Designer pigs tipping scales at state fairs

posted: 08/31/2014 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Tiffany LaRue, 17, had not been lucky with her pigs this year. One had its placenta detach, killing the embryos. Another was supposed to have been pregnant when she bought her, but wasn't. Another, LaRue said, just simply didn't take.

Ferguson marks 3 weeks since 18-year-old killed

posted: 08/31/2014 5:42 a.m. Discuss

A few hundred people again gathered in Ferguson on Saturday afternoon to remember Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago that day, and draw attention to what they say is just the beginning of a national discourse about police tactics and race.

Democrats invoke death in Ferguson to mobilize black vote

posted: 08/31/2014 5:42 a.m. Discuss

With their Senate majority imperiled, Democrats are trying to mobilize black voters angered by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., to help them retain control of at least one chamber of Congress for President Barack Obama's final two years in office.

Corvette-gulping hole to be filled in

posted: 08/31/2014 5:39 a.m. Discuss

A large sinkhole that swallowed eight prized sports cars won’t be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.

End-of-life-care discussions making a comeback

posted: 08/31/2014 5:38 a.m. Comments 2

Five years after it exploded into a political conflagration over "death panels," the issue of paying doctors to talk to patients about end-of-life care is making a comeback, and such sessions might be covered for the 50 million Americans on Medicare as early as next year.

Only 2.6% in construction field women

posted: 08/31/2014 5:37 a.m. Discuss

Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she's back in the classroom -- in safety glasses and a T-shirt -- learning to be a carpenter.

Iran chief: U.S. sanctions on business an 'invasion'

posted: 08/31/2014 5:30 a.m. Discuss

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" Saturday after Washington imposed new penalties over the country's contested nuclear program, though he promised negotiations with world powers would go on.

Mexican raids curtail migrants

posted: 08/31/2014 5:28 a.m. Discuss

Mexico is making a big effort to stop the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants. But it is unclear for how long federal officials will keep up the raids that curtail them.

N.C. mobile home catches fire; 6 dead

posted: 08/31/2014 5:26 a.m. Discuss

A fire swept through a mobile home in eastern North Carolina early Saturday, killing six people, authorities said.

5,000 to lose jobs as 2 casinos shut

posted: 08/31/2014 5:23 a.m. Discuss

A time few could imagine during the not-too-distant glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos will close this weekend and a third will shut down in two weeks.

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