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Planned Parenthood opts out of U.S. subsidies in fight over abortion referrals

9:54am IST

Planned Parenthood said on Monday it was withdrawing from a federal program subsidizing reproductive healthcare for low-income women after the Trump administration banned participants in the program from referring women to abortion providers.

Planned Parenthood turns down U.S. subsidies in fight over abortion referrals

12:36am IST

Aug 19 Planned Parenthood said on Monday it would no longer accept grants from a federal program subsidizing reproductive healthcare for low-income women after the Trump administration banned participants in the program from referring women to abortion providers.

Tennessee executes man convicted of killing teenage girl, her mother in 1986

16 Aug 2019

A man convicted of raping a 15-year-old girl and stabbing her and her mother to death in their home with a teenage accomplice more than 30 years ago was executed in Tennessee on Thursday, officials said.

Republican congressman Steve King: Would humanity exist without rape, incest?

15 Aug 2019

Republican U.S. Representative Steve King wondered aloud on Wednesday whether the human race would still exist without rape and incest, setting off calls by Republicans and Democrats alike for him to step down, just months after he was condemned for remarks widely regarded as racist. | Video

Appeals court halts Texas execution of man convicted of double homicide

15 Aug 2019

A federal appeals court has halted an execution scheduled for Thursday of a man convicted of raping a woman and then killing her and her boyfriend with the help of a group of friends 13 years ago.

Dayton shooter spent two hours in area before attack, likely acted alone: police

14 Aug 2019

A gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio earlier this month spent two hours in the nightlife neighbourhood before unleashing an attack on bar goers and probably carried it out alone, police said on Tuesday. | Video

Friend of Ohio mass shooter faces federal charges for allegedly lying on gun form

13 Aug 2019

A friend of the Ohio man who killed nine people in Dayton was charged on Monday with lying about his drug use on a form when he bought a gun and told authorities that he bought body armour and firearm accessories for the shooter, a federal prosecutor said. | Video

McConnell rejects U.S. mayors' demand for Senate action on gun bills, after shootings

09 Aug 2019

SIOUX CITY, Iowa Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday rejected a plea from more than 200 mayors to call the Senate back early to consider new gun legislation, following two weekend mass shootings that left 31 people dead. | Video

Florida appeals court sends abortion challenge back to lower court

02 Aug 2019

A Florida appeals court on Thursday sent a lawsuit challenging a state measure requiring a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions back to the lower court after a judge ruled last year that the law was unconstitutional.

Two TSA agents suspended after 'offensive' display found at Miami airport

31 Jul 2019

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Tuesday it suspended two agents after it became aware of an "offensive display" in a baggage screening area at the Miami International Airport, saying it would not tolerate racist behavior.

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EU rebuffs British PM Johnson's Brexit gambit

The European Union on Tuesday rebuffed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that it reopen the Brexit divorce deal, saying Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border.