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Alabama's Republican governor signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Wednesday, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases.

By KIM CHANDLER and BLAKE PATERSON Associated Press May 15, 2019
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New measures by U.S. regulators could help thwart some of the billions of robocalls received in the U.S.

By TALI ARBEL, AP Technology Writer May 15, 2019
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America's baby bust isn't over. The nation's birth rates last year reached record lows for women in their teens and 20s, a government report shows, leading to the fewest babies in 32 years.

By CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer May 15, 2019
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When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material were actually junk.

By MICHAEL MELIA, Associated Press May 15, 2019
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Congresswomen with military service in their past, some of them forged on post-Sept. 11 wars, are hoping to create their own caucus to drive an agenda to support the nation's growing ranks of female service members.

By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press May 15, 2019
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Alabama's Senate passed a near-total ban on abortion Tuesday, sending what would be the nation's most stringent abortion law to the state's Republican governor.

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press May 15, 2019
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WASHINGTON — Wilnelia Cruz-Ulloa spent the last months of her life in a New York City hospital, waiting for a donated liver that never came.

By Associated Press May 14, 2019
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The U.S.-led military coalition combating the Islamic State group has detected no greater recent threat to its troops in Iraq or Syria from forces backed by Iran, a senior coalition officer said Tuesday in an apparent contradiction of Trump administration claims.

By ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer May 14, 2019
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Russia and the United States voiced hope Tuesday that badly strained relations could begin to improve despite wide differences on multiple fronts and deep mutual suspicion exacerbated by Russian meddling in American elections.

By JIM HEINTZ and FRANCESCA EBEL, Associated Press May 14, 2019
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A man who reportedly told investigators that he went to the Mall of America "looking for someone to kill" pleaded guilty Tuesday to throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony and faces 19 years in prison.

By JEFF BAENEN Associated Press May 14, 2019
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Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, starred aboard "McHale's Navy" and later voiced the role of Barnacle Boy for "Spongebob Squarepants," has died.

By LYNN ELBER and MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writers May 14, 2019
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If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than popping vitamin pills, new guidelines for preventing dementia advise.

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer May 14, 2019
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U.S. officials listed $300 billion more of Chinese goods for possible tariff hikes while Beijing vowed Tuesday to "fight to the finish" in an escalating trade battle that is fueling fears about damage to global economic growth.

By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer May 14, 2019
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A team of federal airplane accident investigators was expected to arrive in Alaska on Tuesday to investigate the cause of a midair collision between two sightseeing planes that killed at least four people.

By RACHEL D'ORO and MARK THIESSEN Associated Press May 14, 2019
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Four oil tankers anchored in the Mideast were damaged by what Gulf officials described as sabotage, though satellite images obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday showed no major visible damage to the vessels.

By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press May 14, 2019
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Homeland Security officials considered arresting thousands of migrant families who had final deportation orders and removing them from the U.S. in a flashy show of force, but the idea was tabled as the Trump administration grappled with straining resources and a growing number of Central Americans crossing the border.

By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press May 14, 2019
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Burgeoning numbers of Cubans are trying to get into the U.S. by way of the Mexican border, creating a big backlog of people waiting on the Mexican side for months for their chance to apply for asylum.

By CEDAR ATTANASIO, ELLIOT SPAGAT and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press May 13, 2019
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"Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty Monday in the college admissions bribery scheme, the biggest name to do so in a scandal that has exposed the lengths to which some wealthy parents will go to get their children into top universities.

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press May 13, 2019
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U.S. stocks moved sharply lower Monday on Wall Street and extended the market's slide into a second week as investors seek shelter from an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China.

By DAMIAN J. TROISE, AP Business Writer May 13, 2019
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Doris Day, the sunny blond actress and singer whose frothy comedic roles opposite the likes of Rock Hudson made her one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the 1950s and '60s and a symbol of wholesome American womanhood, died Monday. She was 97.

By Associated Press May 13, 2019
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China's intensified tariff war with the Trump administration is threatening Beijing's ambition to transform itself into the dominant player in global technology.

By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer May 12, 2019
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An armed group in New Mexico whose leader faces federal firearms possession charges drew national attention last month for detaining asylum-seeking Central American families near the U.S.-Mexico border.

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press May 12, 2019
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If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there.

By RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press May 12, 2019
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Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before attending a day care center or school under a measure signed Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee.

By GILLIAN FLACCUS & RACHEL LA CORTE, AP May 11, 2019
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Democrats denounced a plan by President Donald Trump's personal attorney to push Ukraine to open investigations that he hopes could benefit Trump politically, saying it was an overt attempt to recruit foreign help to influence a U.S. election.

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press May 11, 2019