Jury set to resume work on abortion deaths verdict

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia jury is set to return to weigh murder charges against a doctor charged with killing five people, including a patient and four viable babies allegedly born alive. Kermit Gosnell, 72, faces the death…

AP Interview: Sunni Iraq official criticizes force

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a car bomb in a Shiite suburb of Baghdad has killed four people and wounded 12 others. Two police officers say the parked car bomb went off early Wednesday morning in Hussainya…

Immigration debate gives life to annual rallies

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Social media and text messaging have emerged as indispensable tools for advocates of a sweeping immigration overhaul, but street marches have an enduring allure. Tens of thousands are expected to rally in dozens of…

Company IDs 7 killed in Afghanistan plane crash

DETROIT (AP) — Jamie Brokaw was an experienced navigator who was no stranger to dangerous flying situations and had the skills to stay cool in the face of danger, according to close friend Chris Connerton. “He was a…

Hachette Book Group expands library e-catalog

NEW YORK (AP) — Another major publisher has expanded its library e-book offerings. Hachette Book Group, which publishes Stephenie Meyer and Malcolm Gladwell among others, announced Wednesday that after two years of pilot programs it will offer its…

SD tribe faces ultimatum on sale of massacre site

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A small patch of prairie sits largely unnoticed off a desolate road in southwestern South Dakota, tucked amid gently rolling hills and surrounded by dilapidated structures and hundreds of gravesites — many belonging…

Wall that once divided races remains, teaches

DETROIT (AP) — When Eva Nelson-McClendon first moved to Detroit’s Birwood Street in 1959, she didn’t know much about the wall across the street. At 6 feet tall and a foot thick, it wasn’t so imposing, running as…

Just how crucial were experts for Arias defense?

PHOENIX (AP) — As Jodi Arias’ trial wraps up this week after four months of testimony, her fate rests in part on the testimony of expert witnesses who have offered up one clinical diagnosis after another for the…

Ohio trial hinging on dying man’s blinks opens

CINCINNATI (AP) — A prosecutor says a dying, paralyzed Cincinnati man who couldn’t speak intentionally blinked his eyes to identify a photo of his attacker for……

Obama wants more certainty on Syrian chemical arms

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said he wants more information about chemical weapons use in the Syrian civil war before he decides on escalating U.S. military or diplomatic responses, despite earlier assertions that use of such weapons…

No verdict yet in Philly abortion doctor’s trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia jury has deliberated for its first full day without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of a Philadelphia abortion provider. The……

Ohio executes man who killed, raped 6-month-old

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio death-row inmate who claims he didn’t mean to kill the 6-month-old baby he raped almost 15 years ago is set to be executed. Steve Smith is scheduled to be executed by lethal…

Ohio set to execute man in baby girl’s death

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio death-row inmate set to be executed Wednesday for killing a 6-month-old baby girl he raped spent his last hours in emotional visits with……

Local setbacks vex GOP governors eyeing 2016 race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican governors are often seen as innovative policymakers and potential presidential candidates, but a few are struggling with political or ethical problems that might crimp their ambitions. Two governors eyeing possible White House bids —…

Dems have edge in sprint to Mass. special election

BOSTON (AP) — National Republicans are cheering former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez’s Massachusetts primary victory. But Democratic Congressman Ed Markey enjoys tremendous advantages in the special election to replace former U.S. Sen. John Kerry. Tuesday’s primary elections set…

Obama eyes higher profile role on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s prospects for a sweeping legislative victory this year now rest almost solely on the immigration overhaul working its way through Congress. But immigration’s tricky politics have created a dilemma for a president…

FDA lowers age for buyers of Plan B pill to 15

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise twist to the decade-plus effort to ease access to morning-after pills, the government is lowering the age limit to 15 for one brand — Plan B One-Step — and will let it…