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Judge temporarily blocks law that could close all Louisiana abortion clinics
News ImageThe measure, signed into law by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in June and due to take effect Sept. 1, would require doctors who perform abortions to have patient admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their practice. "Plaintiffs will be allowed to operate lawfully while continuing their efforts to obtain privileges," Federal Judge John deGravelles wrote in the decision. Abortion rights activists applauded the decision, the latest in a string of rulings against similar measures, saying it would give doctors more time to seek hospital privileges. "Todays ruling ensures Louisiana women are safe from an underhanded law that seeks to strip them of their health and rights," said Nancy Northup, president and chief executive of the Center for Reproductive Rights, which sued to block the law on behalf of three of the state's five clinics.
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:48:11 -0400
Florida power utilities fear return of Green Governor' Crist
News ImageBy David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations. Now, as the Republican-turned Democrat bids to return to the governor's mansion, it may be payback time. Florida's three largest utilities have poured money into the re-election campaign of Republican incumbent Governor Rick Scott in an expensive and closely watched political battle for the nation's largest swing state. ...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:28:00 -0400
Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help
News ImageBy James Pearson, Alina Selyukh and Matt Spetalnick SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed to the U.S government on Monday for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews with U.S. One of them said his health was failing and another described his situation as "urgent." The men said they were being treated humanely but asked the U.S. Responding to the interviews, the U.S.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:56:13 -0400
6 dead after speeding car slams into tree in Texas
DALLAS (AP) A speeding car slammed into a tree after losing control along a Dallas roadway, killing all six people inside, police said Monday Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:01:07 -0400
Woman shot in the leg in Germantown
News ImageAuthorities say a woman was wounded in a shooting in Philadelphia's Germantown section.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:53:44 -0400
School mourns Council Rock students killed in Poconos crash
News ImageA Bucks County community is mourning the loss of three Council Rock High School South students who were killed over the weekend in an SUV crash near the Poconos.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:38:44 -0400
Atlantic City's Revel casino starts closing after 2 years
News ImageThe most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:37:55 -0400
Portland police shoot suspected carjacker by I-84
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A police officer shot a man who was pointing a gun at passing cars on an Interstate 84 off-ramp, and the ensuing standoff with the wounded suspect led to a long Labor Day closure of the freeway. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:36:33 -0400
Louisiana following judge's order on abortion law
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) The Louisiana health department will follow a federal judge's order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law that requires them to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, a spokeswoman said Monday. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:10:17 -0400
Teen soccer player on life support after Hamilton Twp. crash
News ImageAuthorities say a teenage soccer player who was seriously injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Hamilton Township, New Jersey remains on life support.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:45:30 -0400
Action-packed TV might make you snack more: Study
CHICAGO (AP) Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely-paced talk show. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:30:01 -0400
Family worries about detained missionary's health
News ImageSEATTLE (AP) The sister of an American missionary held for nearly two years in North Korea said Monday that she is worried about the health and well-being of Kenneth Bae, who's isolated in a labor camp and suffers from severe back pain.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:29:17 -0400
NY police boss defends response in custody death
NEW YORK (AP) New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton says it appears officers behaved appropriately in the custody death of a man who was high on drugs. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:28:25 -0400
Car overturns, strikes utility pole in North Philadelphia
News ImageA woman was injured when a vehicle crashed, striking a utility pole in North Philadelphia.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:23:09 -0400
Flames destroys landmark dry cleaning business in Roxborough
News ImageA landmark dry cleaning business went up in flames early Monday in Philadelphia's Roxborough section.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:19:15 -0400
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