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Almost half of abortions annually are unsafe

Almost half of abortions annually are unsafe The study also looks at the contexts that commonly result in women seeking unsafe abortions, including countries' laws and policies on abortion, the financial cost of accessing safe abortion services, the availability of safe abortion services and trained health providers, and societal attitudes toward abortion and gender equality. [Full Article...]

Andrew Luck Won't Practice this Week, But with No Setbacks, Should Soon

Andrew Luck Won't Practice this Week, But with No Setbacks, Should Soon Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will not practice this week, making fans wait at least another week before No. 12 is back on the field. Playing his college football at Stanford University, Luck was originally selected by Indianapolis with the first overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft. [Full Article...]

Tom Harkin testifies at United States senator's bribery trial

Tom Harkin testifies at United States senator's bribery trial On his way out of court, Harkin stopped to shake Menendez's hand. Harkin testified he listened to Melgen but didn't take any action. She had a similar recollection of what was discussed there, and said that after the meeting and some other conversations, she recommended that Mr. [Full Article...]

North Korea accuses Trump of declaring war

North Korea accuses Trump of declaring war The last time North Korea fired on a USA aircraft was in 1994. Military analysts say North Korea doesn't have either the capability or the intent to attack USA bombers and fighter jets, despite the country's top diplomat saying it has every right do so. [Full Article...]

Simpson Could Be Released From Prison Next Week

Simpson Could Be Released From Prison Next Week Nevertheless, officials are not guaranteeing the freedom of the former National Football League star, Nevada Department of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Keast told the New York Daily News . The armed confrontation occurred in a Las Vegas hotel room. Tom Scotto, a close friend of Simpson, would only say Simpson was set to be released " shortly after " October 1 . [Full Article...]

Fake cancer cure blogger Belle Gibson is fined

Fake cancer cure blogger Belle Gibson is fined Found guilty earlier this year of misleading readers with her fake claims, Gibson did not appear in the Federal Court in Melbourne on Thursday where she was whacked with the mega fine. After suspicions were aroused, the Aussie eventually admitted her cancer claims were untrue and she had made it all up. The book sales and app downloads were promoted on a lie Gibson had curated, that she had... [Full Article...]

Tokyo Governor Koike to Lead New National Political Party (News)

Tokyo Governor Koike to Lead New National Political Party (News) Wakasa, Mr. Hosono and others have been having various discussions up to now, but we will reset them and I will be directly involved", Koike said , adding the party will focus on support for families raising children. Elected governor of Tokyo a year ago, Koike has already begun pulling disillusioned opposition lawmakers into her powerful orbit amid rumours that she could bring the largest opposi... [Full Article...]

Truck giant Scania hit with £770m fine for price-fixing

Truck giant Scania hit with £770m fine for price-fixing The "gross list" price level relates to the factory price of trucks, as set by each manufacturer. Man, which also took part in the price rigging, escaped a fine of €1 billion because it blew the whistle on the other five companies. "This cartel affected very substantial numbers of road hauliers in Europe", Margrethe Vestager, the EU's competition commissioner, said. The commission's investigat... [Full Article...]

Toyota investing almost $374 million at 5 sites, including Ky. plant

Toyota investing almost $374 million at 5 sites, including Ky. plant The money is in addition to the $1.33 billion investment in upgrading Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky's production plant that was announced in January, said TMMK spokeswoman Ashley Chatham. Responding to individual consumers' engagement levels, the campaign will provide an increasing depth of information as time goes on, as well as serve up more model-specific information to those in the mark... [Full Article...]

White House, Congressional Leaders Release Tax Reform Framework

White House, Congressional Leaders Release Tax Reform Framework The administration of President Donald Trump and Republican leaders introduced Wednesday a new tax reform framework that would overhaul the country's three-decade-old tax system, according to the House Speaker's office. The plan includes long-held Republican goals of reducing the corporate tax rate and simplifying the tax code . It would owe the USA government another 15 percent (... [Full Article...]

Large swells on East Coast as Maria heads north

A tropical storm warning is in effect and the National Hurricane Center says a storm surge of up to 4 feet (1 meter) is possible. The storm, which struck the island as a Category 4 major hurricane, threatens to at least graze the U.S. Rip currents along the beaches of North and SC prompted 25 rescues Saturday, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Tim Armstrong in Wilmington. [Full Article...]

Schools locked down after student shows up with fake gun, cops say

Schools locked down after student shows up with fake gun, cops say Police arrested a 13-year-old middle school student accused of bringing a gun to a high school football game. In her letter, she mentioned a second student following the 16-year-old onto the bus, but police said Wednesday that only one student is facing charges. [Full Article...]

Youngstown woman concerned for family in Puerto Rico

She wanted to get water, tuna, and Chef Boyardee for her two children and her husband - who had waited several hours on Tuesday to get $20 worth of gas. "We're going to be there". Davis said that Kim's deployment marks the Defense Department's transition "from a short-term, sea-based response to a predominantly land-based effort created to provide robust, longer-term support to [Federal Emergenc... [Full Article...]

Critics say Trump too focused on National Football League amid Puerto Rico crisis

Critics say Trump too focused on National Football League amid Puerto Rico crisis The FAA said most of the airport's radar and navigation equipment, damaged by the storm, is now operational. A satellite view of Puerto Rico dramatically showed that few areas of the island have electrical power. Earlier Tuesday, Trump told reporters that next Tuesday was the earliest that he could visit the island because of logistical issues. Governor Ricardo Rossello begged the Whi... [Full Article...]

China urges North Korea, US to stop escalating war of words

China urges North Korea, US to stop escalating war of words And frankly, the suggestion of that is absurd", she said. Cabinet officials, particularly Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, have insisted the USA -led campaign diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea is focused on eliminating the pariah state's nuclear weapons program, not its totalitarian government. [Full Article...]

Trump tweets he's still optimistic on health overhaul

Trump tweets he's still optimistic on health overhaul Cochran's office, however, said provisions would have been made for Cochran to return to Washington to help pass the bill if his vote was needed. A source close to Cochran confirmed that he has been out of Washington all week. A source close to Cochran told Fox News that he is being treated for prostate issues, but underscored that his condition is not serious or cancerous. [Full Article...]

Doctor sends supplies, medicine to Puerto Rico

Doctor sends supplies, medicine to Puerto Rico She lined up a box truck to transport the donated items to MA. She said other families living with small children on the island are desperate for any type of help. The coalition has been working closely with commonwealth leaders; its honorary chair is former Puerto Rico Senate President Kenneth McClintock. Tony Suarez, and Bishop Angel Marcial of Church of God for Southeast Region U.S. [Full Article...]

One dead, one hurt in rock fall from Yosemite's El Capitan

One dead, one hurt in rock fall from Yosemite's El Capitan Park officials are searching for other climbers who may have been trapped by the rockslide with a search-and-rescue helicopter. "There is one confirmed fatality", park officials said late Wednesday afternoon. It is not known how many climbers there were or the extent of their injuries. Yosemite National Park remains open and visitor services aren't affected, Gediman said. [Full Article...]

Confederate posters found at American University

Confederate posters found at American University American University officials said 10 posters of Confederate flags were hung in various places on campus Tuesday, leading to an investigation by the campus police and Office of Campus Life. This bias incident is being investigated by University Police. Sylvia Burwell , the university's president, said she was angered to learn of the posters after leaving Kendi's talk. [Full Article...]

Shooting prompts closure of I-80 in Bay Area

Shooting prompts closure of I-80 in Bay Area The Berkeley Police Department was not involved in either of the incidents on the freeway. After the vehicle stopped, the tense standoff began with police vehicles lined up about 40 yards away and officers pointing their weapons at the SUV. [Full Article...]


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