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Planned Parenthood builds Ala. clinic despite abortion law

Jun. 15, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Planned Parenthood is building the stage for another possible fight over abortion in Alabama: a large women's clinic that's under construction despite the state's passage of a near-total ban on abortions. Located beside an interstate highway in downtown Birmingham, the...

World shares rise after US drops planned tariffs on Mexico

Jun. 10, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stocks rose Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexico as the countries inked a deal on immigration. But broader concerns remain over global growth and a trade dispute between the United States and China that shows no sign of easing. After...

Strong job market hampers FEMA hiring in flood-hit states

Jun. 9, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing an unexpected challenge in meeting the needs of the many people affected by this spring's widespread flooding and violent storms: a strong economy. Tasked with responding to natural disasters that seem ever more frequent and...

India, Sri Lanka agree to step up anti-terrorism efforts

Jun. 9, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage Sunday to the more than 250 Sri Lankans killed in the Easter suicide bombings, and agreed with Sri Lanka's leaders to step up cooperation to combat terrorism. Modi, on his first overseas tour since being reelected this spring,...

Crumbling roads, spotty internet trouble small businesses

May. 29, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Every hour that one of The Advance Group's trucks is stuck in highway or bridge traffic, it costs the moving company around $200. And with 40 trucks trying to get into Manhattan daily and contending with the New York metro area's deteriorating infrastructure, the price of lost time runs up...

Mexico City declares pollution alert over smoke from fires

May. 14, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City declared a pollution emergency Tuesday because of smoke from brushfires that has cast a pall over the city of 9 million people. The extremely small particles that are choking the city reached over 1½ times acceptable limits. The emergency led to the postponement of a...

Trump's election has boosted Israeli settlement construction

May. 14, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's government went on a spending binge in its West Bank settlements following the election of President Donald Trump, according to official data obtained by The Associated Press. Both supporters and detractors of the settlement movement have previously referred to a "Trump effect,"...

Communities hit by gas blasts get $80M to fix infrastructure

May. 7, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — The utility blamed for a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts in September has agreed to pay $80 million to three communities to cover road repairs and other associated costs of the disaster, officials announced Tuesday. The explosions and fires Sept. 13 in Lawrence,...

The Latest: White House says Trump-Dems meeting 'productive

Apr. 30, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with top Democrats (all times local): 1:15 p.m. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says Tuesday's infrastructure meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic lawmakers was "excellent and productive." Sanders says the United...

Proposed new Arizona highway generates support, opposition

Apr. 29, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A proposed highway that would start at the border with Mexico and serve as the southern leg of Arizona's Interstate 11 is being called both an economic benefit and an environmental threat. Federal, state and local agencies have reservations about the environmental impact for mostly...