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  • Planned Parenthood to defy Trump abortion referral rule

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federally funded family planning clinics, including Planned Parenthood, are defying the Trump administration’s ban on referring women for abortions, drawing a line against what they say amounts to keeping patients in the dark about legitimate health care options. “We are not going to comply with a regulation that would require health care […]
  • Graphic suicide scene edited out of ’13 Reasons Why’ finale

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix has decided to remove a graphic suicide scene from the Season 1 finale of its show “13 Reasons Why” as the series prepares to launch its third season. Show creator Brian Yorkey says in a statement on Twitter the intent in portraying the suicide in such graphic detail was to […]
  • Dutch court needs more time to rule on Crimean treasures

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An appeals court in Amsterdam said Tuesday it needs more time to rule on the ownership of a valuable trove of historical artefacts loaned to a Dutch museum by four museums in Crimea shortly before the region’s annexation by Russia in 2014. The Amsterdam Court of Appeal said in an […]
  • Donors suspend funds for Poland’s Jewish museum

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Jewish association says some private donors to Poland’s renowned Jewish history museum have suspended funding out of concerns about the government’s failure to renew the term of its director. A special commission in May approved Dariusz Stola for another five-year term, but Culture Minister Piotr Glinski hasn’t yet officially reappointed […]
  • Party-goers evacuated after fire erupts on Croatia island

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Thousands of people have been evacuated from a festival area on a Croatian island after a fire broke out in a nearby forested area. Croatian police say that the fire took hold early on Tuesday close to the beach clubs where the festival was taking place. A statement says no one […]
  • Building collapses in India; 10 dead, several feared trapped

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — A four-story dilapidated residential building collapsed Tuesday in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, killing at least 10 people, an official said. Rescuers were searching for several others feared trapped in the rubble. “The building crashed with a heavy sound and we thought there was an earthquake,” a local resident told […]
  • Venezuelan migrants take arepas to new lands amid crisis

    BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelans like to jest that their beloved arepas are so widely consumed that babies come out of the womb with the corn flatbreads already in hand. Now, as millions flee their homeland’s turmoil, they are taking Venezuela’s most ubiquitous dish with them. Humble street stalls and sit-down restaurants serving arepas are […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 16, the 197th day of 2019. There are 168 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on the first manned mission to the surface of the moon. On this date: In 1790, a site along […]
  • Jury says Toyota must pay $16M in dealer recall lawsuit

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Toyota has been ordered to pay nearly $16 million to a Southern California dealer who alleged the company’s Prius recalls didn’t fix safety problems. The Los Angeles Times says an Orange County jury decided Monday that Toyota had breached “good faith and fair dealing” with Roger Hogan, who has dealerships […]
  • Group suggests orca enclosure in San Juan Islands

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — An environmental nonprofit group is hosting a series of public meetings in western Washington to discuss the possibility of creating an enclosure in Washington’s San Juan Islands for orcas retired from theme parks. The Northwest News Network reports that leaders of the Whale Sanctuary Project say a cordoned-off bay or cove […]