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May 08, 2018 - 9:32 am
LONDON (AP) — Facebook says it has banning foreign advertisements related to Ireland's abortion referendum amid concerns that North American groups are trying to influence the campaign. Irish voters will decide May 25 whether to repeal a constitutional ban on abortion — a referendum that has drawn...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2013, file photo, Sonja Farak, left, stands during her arraignment at Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown, Mass. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, that thousands more cases be thrown out which were potentially tainted by misconduct of former chemist Farak. Authorities have said Farak was high almost every day she worked at a state drug lab for eight years. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP, Pool, File)
May 08, 2018 - 12:05 am
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' highest court is set to consider whether to toss more convictions linked to a former chemist who authorities say was high almost every day she worked at a state drug lab for eight years. The Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments on Tuesday in the case brought by...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, a barista pours steamed milk in a coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle issued his final decision Monday, May 7, 2018, that Starbucks and other coffee companies failed to show that benefits from drinking coffee outweighed any risks. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
May 07, 2018 - 10:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A court ruling that gave coffee drinkers a jolt earlier this year was finalized Monday when a Los Angeles judge said coffee sold in California must carry cancer warnings. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said Starbucks Corp. and other roasters and retailers failed to show that...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2017 file photo, students walk past the "Great Dome" atop Building 10 on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, Mass. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Monday, May 7, 2018, that MIT cannot be held responsible for the 2009 death of graduate student Han Nugyen who killed himself. His family's lawsuit said that the school knew he was a suicide risk and could have prevented his death. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
May 07, 2018 - 2:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Schools can be held liable for student suicides in certain circumstances, Massachusetts' highest court said Monday in a ruling that also cleared the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of responsibility for the death of a graduate student who killed himself on campus in 2009. The...
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FILE - In this Monday, July 17, 2017 file photo, escort volunteers line up outside the EMW Women's Surgical Center in Louisville, Ky. On July 21, 2017, a federal judge established a buffer zone outside the clinic to keep anti-abortion protesters from assembling in front of the entrance, after at least 10 protesters were arrested for blocking it earlier in the month. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)
May 07, 2018 - 7:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — America's abortion clinics experienced a major upsurge in trespassing, obstruction and blockades by anti-abortion activists in 2017, according to an annual survey by an industry group. The National Abortion Federation report chronicled a litany of actions that ranged from...
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FILE - In this Monday, July 17, 2017 file photo, escort volunteers line up outside the EMW Women's Surgical Center in Louisville, Ky. On July 21, 2017, a federal judge established a buffer zone outside the clinic to keep anti-abortion protesters from assembling in front of the entrance, after at least 10 protesters were arrested for blocking it earlier in the month. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)
May 07, 2018 - 7:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — America's abortion clinics experienced a major upsurge in trespassing, obstruction and blockades by anti-abortion activists in 2017. That's according to the National Abortion Federation's latest annual survey. The report chronicled a litany of actions that ranged from coordinated...
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President Donald Trump departs the White House en route to Cleveland to tout the Republican tax cuts just ahead of Tuesday's Ohio's primary election in Washington, Saturday, May 5, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 05, 2018 - 4:51 pm
LONDON (AP) — Some British doctors and legislators reacted angrily Saturday to President Donald Trump's pro-gun comments at an NRA convention comparing a London hospital to a war zone because of knife crime. Trump's provocative comments are expected to increase concerns about his planned first...
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May 04, 2018 - 3:00 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Those screams you hear? They're the collective sounds of primal anguish after reading a Florida woman's account of waking up with a palmetto bug in her ear. (That's the polite name for a flying cockroach, for those of you not acquainted with the reviled Sunshine State...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2015, file photo, Arkansas state Rep. Clarke Tucker, is seen at the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. A year ago Friday, Republicans muscled legislation scuttling the “Obamacare” health care law through the House. Now, Democrats are trying to weaponize that vote into an issue for this year’s congressional campaigns. Tucker says he’ll “stand up to anyone who tries to take your health insurance” as he competes for the Democratic nomination for a seat surrounding Little Rock. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
May 04, 2018 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year ago Friday, Democrats sarcastically serenaded Republicans with chants of "Nah nah nah nah, hey hey, goodbye" as the GOP shoved legislation through the House scuttling the Obamacare health care law. Now, Democrats battling to capture House and Senate control in November's...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 file photo, an overweight person eats in London. The World Health Organization is taking on the battle of the bulge, saying that saturated fat shouldn't make up more than 10 percent of your diet. In its first draft guidelines on fat intake, the U.N. health agency said that to avoid piling on the pounds, both adults and children should ensure that no more than 10 percent of their calories should come from saturated fat, found in foods including butter, milk, meat, eggs and chocolate. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
May 04, 2018 - 11:39 am
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization is taking on the battle of the bulge, saying that saturated fats shouldn't make up more than 10 percent of a person's diet. In its first draft guidelines on fat intake, the U.N. health agency said to avoid piling on the pounds, both adults and children...
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