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  • The Latest: Missouri abortion clinic asks for stay

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a dispute between the Missouri state health department and a St. Louis clinic over the clinic’s license to perform abortions (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Missouri’s only abortion clinic is asking a state administrative panel to intervene before its license to perform abortions expires Friday. The St. Louis […]
  • San Francisco is 1st major US city to ban e-cigarettes

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes after supervisors gave the measure its second and final vote Tuesday. Backers say they hope the legislation will curb underage use of e-cigarettes, but critics say the ban will make it harder for adults to purchase […]
  • Deal lets luxury Montana ski club keeps its liquor licenses

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials won’t pull the liquor licenses of an ultra-exclusive ski resort that counts Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake among its members as part of a $370,000 settlement agreement with Yellowstone Club owners and executives, including one who is a major campaign donor to Gov. Steve Bullock. The deal signed last […]
  • Lobby crush: Online shopping leads to mountains of boxes

    As online shopping becomes ubiquitous, so do the boxes delivered to homes across the country. For apartment dwellers — and the managers of the buildings they live in — it’s tough to manage the boxes that pile up, sometimes clogging precious space for days. (If not watched, packages also can be stolen or left out […]
  • North Dakota abortion clinic files federal suit over 2 laws

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s sole abortion clinic filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday over two state laws it believes forces doctors to lie, including one measure passed this year requiring physicians to tell women that they may reverse a so-called medication abortion if they have second thoughts. The complaint from the Center for Reproductive […]
  • Moroccan women press to legalize abortion amid pending bill

    PARIS (AP) — It was a small demonstration on a big topic for some Moroccan women trying to make some abortions legal. Two dozen activists gathered in front of the Muslim kingdom’s parliament on Tuesday to press lawmakers to legalize abortion in extreme cases. A row of naked dolls on the ground symbolized the fate […]
  • Alcoholics Anonymous’ ‘Big Book’ collection up for auction

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A collection of 19 first-edition copies of the founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known to adherents as the “Big Book,” will be auctioned off in Los Angeles next month. The auction house Profiles in History said Tuesday that the collection will be part of a single lot that includes a 1940 […]
  • American cardinal severs ties with Bannon-linked group

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — A conservative American cardinal distanced himself Tuesday from former White House adviser Steve Bannon and severed ties with a Bannon-linked institute that wants to train future populist leaders in Europe. Cardinal Raymond Burke said in a statement Tuesday that he was terminating his relationship with the Dignitatis Humanae Institute immediately because […]
  • The top 10 audiobooks on best-sellers for week ending June 21: Fiction: 1. Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues by Molly Harper, narrated by Amanda Ronconi & Jonathan Davis (Audible Studios) 2. Alien III: An Audible Original Drama by William Gibson, narrated by Tom Alexander, Barbara Barnes, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Lorelei King, Laurel Lefkow & Keith Wickham (Audible […]
  • The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

    Apple Book charts for week ending June 23, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher Apple Books US Bestseller List – Paid Books 1. Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand – 9780316419994 – (Little, Brown and Company) 2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – 9780735219113 – (Penguin Publishing Group) 3. City […]