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Sens.s Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, embrace during a rally Friday, March 31, 2017, in Boston. Sanders and Warren are making a joint appearance at the evening rally in Boston as liberals continue to mobilize against the agenda of Republican President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 31, 2017 - 10:06 pm
BOSTON (AP) — At a rally that had the feel of a campaign event, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren appealed to their supporters Friday as liberals continue to mobilize against the agenda of Republican President Donald Trump. The joint appearance by the senators from Vermont and Massachusetts,...
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March 31, 2017 - 12:14 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian health officials say 223 factory workers in an industrial zone near the western town of Gostivar were hospitalized for food poisoning. The symptoms emerged early Friday after the night shift ate meals of pasta and meat. Sufferers were taken to hospitals in...
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March 30, 2017 - 5:57 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House has approved legislation banning what anti-abortion activists call a "dismemberment abortion." An 83-17 vote Thursday sent the bill to the Senate. The bill makes it a felony for doctors to use forceps or similar instruments on a live fetus to remove it...
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Veronica Fuertes embraces her daughter Violeta Penalba, who suffers epilepsy, and is treated with marijuana, as they stand outside the Senate in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The Senate is expected to vote into law the medicinal use of marijuana on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
March 29, 2017 - 10:09 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill legalizing the use of cannabis oil and other marijuana derivatives for medicinal purposes, and setting up a regulatory framework for the state to prescribe and distribute them to patients. The...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during an opioid and drug abuse listening sessionWednesday, March 29, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 29, 2017 - 7:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is vowing to step up efforts to combat the nation's opioid addiction crisis, and he's tapped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead the fight. Trump convened an emotional roundtable Wednesday with Christie, members of his Cabinet, law enforcement chiefs,...
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This photo released by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Sunday, March 26, 2017, shows Rolando Cardenas. A man visiting from Montana was shot on a Las Vegas bus on Saturday before the suspect barricaded himself in the vehicle and shut down the Strip for hours, authorities said Sunday. Cardenas has been accused in the shooting, and he surrendered peacefully after a standoff inside the double-decker bus that lasted more than four hours, police said. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)
March 29, 2017 - 2:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Competency could emerge as a defense for a man accused of shooting and killing one person and wounding another on a double-decker transit bus on the Las Vegas Strip, his court-appointed attorney said Wednesday. Rolando Cardenas' defense attorney, Will Ewing, said after a brief...
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March 29, 2017 - 10:30 am
A recent study from the Robert Wood Johns Foundation and the Wisconsin Population Health Institute ranks the health of Palmetto State counties. Below is a copy of their press release. Princeton, N.J. and Madison, Wis. - Beaufort County ranks healthiest in South Carolina and Marion County is the...
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March 28, 2017 - 11:27 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans in the Iowa Legislature are backing newly filed legislation that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which would be the strictest ban in the country if enacted. A GOP-led House committee had been set to vote on the provision Tuesday night but...
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March 28, 2017 - 8:37 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans in the Iowa Legislature are backing newly filed legislation that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, prompting Democrats to threaten an all-night filibuster to delay an initial procedural vote. A GOP-led House committee was scheduled to vote...
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former Team USA gymnast Jeanette Antolin, right, accompanied by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, left, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, to call on Congress to pass legislation that would require amateur athletics governing bodies to immediately report sex-abuse allegations to law enforcement and strengthen oversight of member gymnasiums and coaches. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 28, 2017 - 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired star gymnasts testified before Congress on Tuesday that they were sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics doctor and recommended a bill that requires tougher sex-abuse reporting for Olympic sports. Jamie Dantzscher, a 2000 Olympic bronze medalist, and three-time...
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