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Source: Fiat Chrysler, Renault in talks about alliance

May. 25, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and French automaker Renault are in talks about a possible alliance, as both companies seek to address technological and regulatory challenges in the industry. A person with knowledge of the matter confirmed the advanced discussions, first reported by the...

State abortion bans may hand Democrats a political weapon

May. 25, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year's elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say. The...

Family of woman mauled by lion pushes for new regulations

May. 25, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Alex Black came face to face with an escaped lion when she was just 10 days into her unpaid internship at a private animal sanctuary. The 22-year-old had been preparing deer meat to feed the big cats, and suddenly found herself alone, staring down the lion in a place where it could...

Authorities raid 247 Colorado homes growing black market pot

May. 24, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Authorities said Friday they raided hundreds of black market marijuana operations in Colorado that flouted the state's cannabis law by growing tens of thousands of plants in Denver-area homes and selling the drugs out of state. Investigators seized more than 80,000 plants and 4,500 pounds...

Health tax splits California amid need for Trump's approval

May. 24, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are headed toward a confrontation with Gov. Gavin Newsom over whether to keep a tax that can generate nearly $2 billion for low-income health benefits but means approval from the Trump administration amid a feud between state and federal officials. Senate and...

Michigan Legislature approves bill to cut high auto premiums

May. 24, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Legislature on Friday passed a landmark bill that would cut the country's highest auto insurance premiums by letting drivers forego a one-of-a-kind requirement to buy unlimited medical coverage for crash injuries. The votes followed the announcement of an agreement between...

Administration moves to revoke transgender health protection

May. 24, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Friday to revoke newly won health care discrimination protections for transgender people, the latest in a series of actions that aim to reverse gains by LGBTQ Americans in areas ranging from the military to housing and education. The Health and Human...

At $2M, priciest ever medicine treats fatal genetic disease

May. 24, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

U.S. regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, for a rare disorder that destroys a baby's muscle control and kills nearly all of those with the most common type of the disease within a couple of years. The treatment is priced at $2.125 million. Out-of-pocket costs for patients will vary based on...

Clarification: Kansas-Telemedicine Abortions story

May. 24, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — In a story May 22 about a legal dispute over telemedicine abortions in Kansas, The Associated Press dropped the word "go" in quote from Mary Kay Culp, the executive director of the anti-abortion group Kansans for Life. The full quote should have read, "They could go back and turn over...

Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabama's new abortion ban

May. 24, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Friday asks a judge to block an Alabama law that outlaws almost all abortions, the most far-reaching attempt by a conservative state to seek new restrictions on the procedure. The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit on...