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The Latest: Irish PM plans to move quickly on legal abortion

May. 26, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on the Irish abortion referendum (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The prime minister of Ireland says the passage of a referendum paving the way for legalized abortions is a historic day for his country and a great act of democracy. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said after official...

'Quiet revolution' leads to abortion rights win in Ireland

May. 26, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

DUBLIN (AP) — In the end, it wasn't even close. Irish voters — young and old, male and female, farming types and city-bred folk — endorsed expunging an abortion ban from their largely Catholic country's constitution by a two-to-one margin, referendum results compiled Saturday showed. The...

Twin Metals wants to build ore processor closer to BWCA

May. 25, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Twin Metals says its updated plan for an underground copper-nickel mine near Ely includes an ore processing facility on the east bank of Birch Lake, which puts it closer to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness than earlier planned. Environmental groups blasted Thursday's...

Fresh ways to save some green at the farmers market

May. 22, 2018 9:20 AM EDT

The difference between the produce at farmers markets and supermarkets is more than "tomayto" versus "tomahto." And buying fresh fruit and vegetables at farmers markets offers opportunities to save money in ways you might not find at a grocery store. The produce sold at most supermarkets is typically harvested...

Social media under microscope in emotive Irish abortion vote

May. 21, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

DUBLIN (AP) — In homes and pubs, on leaflets and lampposts, debate is raging in Ireland over whether to lift the country's decades-old ban on abortion. Pro-repeal banners declare: "Her choice: vote yes." Anti-abortion placards warn against a "license to kill." Online, the argument is just as charged...

Episcopal bishop Curry gives royal wedding an American flair

May. 19, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Nothing quite captured the trans-Atlantic nature of Saturday's royal wedding as much as the guest preacher whose sermon brought American flair to a very English church service. The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, the first black leader of the Episcopal Church in the United States,...

From chicken to condoms, marketers cash in on royal wedding

May. 18, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

If British marketers are to be believed, nothing is a better royal wedding tribute than a limited-edition bucket of fried chicken chased with a bottle or two of Royal Wedding pale ale. Estimates are that consumers will spend between 40 million pounds to 70 million pounds ($54 million to $94 million) on royal...

Where 'Great Gatsby' writer lived, a museum with an Airbnb

May. 16, 2018 2:24 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As she sat in the house where "Great Gatsby" writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, once lived, a visitor contemplated the famous Jazz Age couple. "I tried to imagine how maybe Scott would tell a joke and Zelda would laugh," said Farong Zhu, a Fulbright scholar from China...

UN health agency aims to wipe out trans fats worldwide

May. 14, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out artery-clogging trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years. The United Nations agency has in the past pushed to exterminate infectious diseases, but now it's aiming to erase a hazard linked to...

UN agency calls for all countries to rid foods of trans fat

May. 14, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The World Health Organization is calling on all nations to rid foods of artificial trans fats in the next five years. The United Nations agency has in the past pushed to exterminate infectious diseases, but now it's aiming to erase a hazard linked to chronic illness. WHO Director-General...