Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signs near-total abortion ban into law, but Democrats say the bill is a 'slap in the face' for women
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signs near-total abortion ban into law, but Democrats say the bill is a 'slap in the face' for women

The legislation Alabama senators passed Tuesday would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony punishable by 10 to 99 years or life in prison for the provider

Former coach at UCLA pleads guilty, admits to creating fake athletic profiles for children of wealthy parents
Former coach at UCLA pleads guilty, admits to creating fake athletic profiles for children of wealthy parents

Laura Janke, 36, has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors and could be called to testify against others, including 'Full House' star Lori Loughlin

Powerful 7.5 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert issued
Powerful 7.5 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert issued

Shallow earthquakes tend to cause more damage on the Earth's surface, but the USGS estimated that damage and injuries would be low because of the sparse population.

Five victims of clergy abuse plan lawsuit against the Vatican, seek release of 3,400 names of accused priests
Five victims of clergy abuse plan lawsuit against the Vatican, seek release of 3,400 names of accused priests

The lawsuit comes less than a week after Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking new church law requiring all Catholic priests and nuns worldwide to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-ups by their superiors to church authorities.

Rapper Kodak Black arrested for 'weapon crime'; Lil Wayne cancels show over police search at Rolling Loud
Rapper Kodak Black arrested for 'weapon crime'; Lil Wayne cancels show over police search at Rolling Loud

The U.S. Marshals Service said in a news release that Black was arrested Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. The statement said he was charged with a crime in connection with weapons, but didn't elaborate.

CBS defends handling of sexual harassment claim against 'Bull' actor Michael Weatherly: 'He was apologetic and remorseful'
CBS defends handling of sexual harassment claim against 'Bull' actor Michael Weatherly: 'He was apologetic and remorseful'

Last year, CBS reached a $9.5 million confidential settlement with actress Eliza Dushku after she alleged on-set sexual comments from Weatherly made her uncomfortable

Controversial Jeremy Kyle Show permanently axed after guest's death
Controversial Jeremy Kyle Show permanently axed after guest's death

The tabloid-style talk show, which had run for 14 years, was pulled after 63-year-old Steve Dymond was found dead at a home in Portsmouth, southern England, on May 9.

'The Big Bang Theory' finale run edges out 'Game of Thrones' season 8 in TV ratings race
'The Big Bang Theory' finale run edges out 'Game of Thrones' season 8 in TV ratings race

CBS' 'The Big Bang Theory' drew 12.6 million live viewers last week, while HBO's 'Game of Thrones' had 12.5 million, the Nielsen company said.

Judge in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial finds 'striking similarities' in testimony against the TV icon, calls it a 'signature crime'
Judge in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial finds 'striking similarities' in testimony against the TV icon, calls it a 'signature crime'

'In each instance, (he) met a substantially younger woman, gained her trust, invited her to a place where he was alone with her, provided her with a drink or drug, and sexually assaulted her once she was rendered incapacitated,' the judge observed.

Alabama Senate passes near-total abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest
Alabama Senate passes near-total abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest

The only exception would be when the woman's health is at serious risk after the Republican-dominated Senate voted 25-6 for the bill

Poway synagogue shooting suspect John Earnest pleads not guilty to hate crime charges
Poway synagogue shooting suspect John Earnest pleads not guilty to hate crime charges

John T. Earnest, 19, is charged with bursting into the Chabad of Poway synagogue on April 27 and opening fire with an assault rifle, killing one and injuring three worshippers.

'Beverly Hills, 90210' cast remember Luke Perry as they prep for reboot
'Beverly Hills, 90210' cast remember Luke Perry as they prep for reboot

The new show isn't a continuation of the series and will see the actors return as heightened versions of themselves after having gone their separate ways after the series ended

Federal lawsuit seeks to hold Vatican responsible for child sex abuse by priests in United States
Federal lawsuit seeks to hold Vatican responsible for child sex abuse by priests in United States

A lawsuit in federal court in Minnesota seeks to trace a direct line from clergy sex abuse victims, through Minnesota church officials, to the Vatican, with claims made by three brothers who were abused by a Catholic priest between roughly 2009 and 2012.

Comedian Tim Conway of the ‘Carol Burnett Show’ dies at 85 in Los Angeles after a long illness
Comedian Tim Conway of the ‘Carol Burnett Show’ dies at 85 in Los Angeles after a long illness

Besides his four Emmys with Burnett, Tim Conway got two more for guest appearances on Coach and 30 Rock

Man who threw 5-year-old boy off Mall of America balcony pleads guilty, faces 19 years in prison
Man who threw 5-year-old boy off Mall of America balcony pleads guilty, faces 19 years in prison

Emmanuel Aranda, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty to attempted premeditated first-degree murder in the April 12 attack. The child suffered head trauma and multiple broken bones but survived.

Streaming Wars: Disney takes full control of Hulu in landmark deal with Comcast
Streaming Wars: Disney takes full control of Hulu in landmark deal with Comcast

According to the agreement, Disney can demand Comcast, which owns NBCUniversal, sell the remaining stake to Disney for its fair market value in the future.

Texas officer fatally shoots woman after she says 'I'm pregnant' in altercation caught on camera
Texas officer fatally shoots woman after she says 'I'm pregnant' in altercation caught on camera

Authorities said the officer opened fire after the 45-year-old woman grabbed the officer's Taser and used it against him.

Monsanto ordered to pay $2 billion to couple who claimed long-term exposure to Roundup weedkiller caused their cancer
Monsanto ordered to pay $2 billion to couple who claimed long-term exposure to Roundup weedkiller caused their cancer

The couple, in their 70s, argued that years of use of Monsanto's Roundup herbicide caused them each to develop non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Washington becomes first state in the country to implement a publicly funded long-term care program
Washington becomes first state in the country to implement a publicly funded long-term care program

Under the new law, premiums of 0.58% of wages will start being collected from employees by 2022. Starting January  1, 2025, people who need assistance with "activities of daily living" such as bathing, dressing or taking medication could tap into the fund to pay for them.

World War II veteran and nation's oldest Medal of Honor recipient dies in Oregon at 98
World War II veteran and nation's oldest Medal of Honor recipient dies in Oregon at 98

World War II veteran Bob Maxwell died more than seven decades after grabbing a blanket and throwing himself on a German hand grenade in France to save his squad mates

Man nicknamed 'Sovereign' accused of hacking one Appalachian trail hiker to death and seriously injuring another
Man nicknamed 'Sovereign' accused of hacking one Appalachian trail hiker to death and seriously injuring another

James Jordan, 30, of West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, is charged with murder and assault with intent to commit murder. He had recently been released from prison after pleading guilty to possession of marijuana and other minor charges

Former President Jimmy Carter, 94, breaks hip after falling at home, undergoes surgery
Former President Jimmy Carter, 94, breaks hip after falling at home, undergoes surgery

Jimmy Carter was treated in Americus, Georgia, near his home in Plains, and his wife, Rosalynn, was with him

Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scam, could face prison time
Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scam, could face prison time

The Emmy-winning actress, 56, could face prison time after she admitted to participating in the nationwide scam, in which authorities say parents bribed coaches, rigged entrance exams or both to game the admissions system

Apple loses major Supreme Court battle over antitrust suit by iPhone users claiming unfair monopoly
Apple loses major Supreme Court battle over antitrust suit by iPhone users claiming unfair monopoly

The top court ruled on Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps.

Police raid California journalist's house, handcuff him for refusing to reveal his source
Police raid California journalist's house, handcuff him for refusing to reveal his source

Authorities said the raid came during an ongoing probe into who leaked a confidential police report about the Feb. 22 death of San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi.

Doris Day, 'Que Sera Sera' singer and star of 'The Man Who Knew Too Much', dies at 97
Doris Day, 'Que Sera Sera' singer and star of 'The Man Who Knew Too Much', dies at 97

She starred in numerous dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies which made her a top star in the 1950s and '60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history

Amazon to pay employees to quit and start package delivery businesses to meet one-day delivery targets
Amazon to pay employees to quit and start package delivery businesses to meet one-day delivery targets

Amazon says it will cover up to $10,000 in startup costs for employees who are accepted into the program and leave their jobs. The company says it will also pay them three months' worth of their salary

Felicity Huffman expected to plead guilty in college admissions scam
Felicity Huffman expected to plead guilty in college admissions scam

If Huffman pleads guilty, prosecutors have promised to recommend a sentence at the low end of that range, but the judge could also choose not to send her to prison

Sweden to reopen rape case against WikiLeaks' Assange, extradition to be sought after his 50-week prison term in Britain
Sweden to reopen rape case against WikiLeaks' Assange, extradition to be sought after his 50-week prison term in Britain

The Swedish move would leave British authorities to decide whether to extradite Assange to Sweden or to the United States, where he is wanted separately for allegedly hacking into a Pentagon computer

Maleah Davis's blood found in stepdad's apartment, police dogs detect 'scent of decomposition' in car
Maleah Davis's blood found in stepdad's apartment, police dogs detect 'scent of decomposition' in car

Houston police said investigators have not found Maleah Davis and the investigation is continuing. Authorities have declined to say whether they believe the stepfather killed Maleah.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's picture of baby Archie's feet on Mother's Day contains a subtle nod to Princess Diana
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's picture of baby Archie's feet on Mother's Day contains a subtle nod to Princess Diana

While Meghan couldn't celebrate Britain's Mother's Day in March, with Archie born in May, she is happily celebrating the occasion according to the US calendar

Stepdad who reported Maleah Davis, 4, missing arrested after police find 'blood evidence' in his apartment
Stepdad who reported Maleah Davis, 4, missing arrested after police find 'blood evidence' in his apartment

Vence, 26, told police last Saturday that men in a pickup truck abducted him, Maleah and his 2-year-old son before freeing him and the boy. But Sugar Land police, who initially interviewed him, said his story kept changing and didn't add up

Dennis Rodman accused of stealing 400-pound crystal and clothing from yoga studio in California
Dennis Rodman accused of stealing 400-pound crystal and clothing from yoga studio in California

Rodman and three of his accomplices allegedly worked together to distract an employee so they could steal clothes and a 400-pound amethyst crystal from the front desk

Measles scare: Germany mulls $2,790 fine for parents who haven't vaccinated their children
Measles scare: Germany mulls $2,790 fine for parents who haven't vaccinated their children

Children without measles vaccinations could also be banned from going to daycare facilities, to protect others who are too young or medically unable to receive a measles immunization

Peggy Lipton, star of 'Mod Squad' and 'Twin Peaks', dies of cancer at 72
Peggy Lipton, star of 'Mod Squad' and 'Twin Peaks', dies of cancer at 72

Lipton played one of a trio of Los Angeles undercover "hippie cops" on "The Mod Squad," which aired on ABC

28 to remain on quarantined Scientology ship in Curacao in measles scare
28 to remain on quarantined Scientology ship in Curacao in measles scare

The group is required to stay on the 440-feet Freewinds ship until May 13 because they are still at risk of contracting measles after a female crew member contracted the disease

Britney Spears and parents speak in secretive court appearance, judge orders evaluation of her guardianship currently controlled by her father
Britney Spears and parents speak in secretive court appearance, judge orders evaluation of her guardianship currently controlled by her father

For years, Spears has been publicly silent about the severe restrictions on her decisions put in place by the conservatorship established in 2008, when she was having serious personal and psychiatric struggles, many of which played out in public

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry team up with Prince William and Kate to launch a new mental health project together
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry team up with Prince William and Kate to launch a new mental health project together

The service is designed to help people with a wide range of problems including suicidal thoughts, relationship issues and bullying.

Key House Democrat issues subpoenas for six years of Trump's tax returns
Key House Democrat issues subpoenas for six years of Trump's tax returns

Trump is the first president since Watergate to decline to make his tax returns public, often claiming that he would release them if he was not under audit

Rihanna launches upmarket fashion label named Fenty with luxury group LVMH
Rihanna launches upmarket fashion label named Fenty with luxury group LVMH

Rihanna is also reportedly the first woman to create an original brand at LVMH and the first woman of color at the top of an LVMH maison

Pentagon approves plan to shift $1.5 billion for wall along US-Mexico border
Pentagon approves plan to shift $1.5 billion for wall along US-Mexico border

The combined total of $2.5 billion is in response to President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the border, where Customs and Border Protection personnel are struggling to cope with increasing numbers of Central American families attempting to gain entry

Fighting back is increasingly becoming part of school shooting guidance
Fighting back is increasingly becoming part of school shooting guidance

Many schools have stuck with the traditional approach of locking down classrooms and letting law enforcement confront the shooter, especially in grade-school settings

The Markle Effect: No Archie in top US baby names, but Meghan is rising fast
The Markle Effect: No Archie in top US baby names, but Meghan is rising fast

Meghan Markle was the fastest rising girl's name for 2018, moving from number 1,404 in 2017 to 703; for 2018, Emma and Liam were again the most popular names

Heavy rainfall and flooding in Houston lead to closing of schools and power outages
Heavy rainfall and flooding in Houston lead to closing of schools and power outages

Forecasters said a lull in rainfall was expected Friday, but the area braced for another round of storms late Friday and early Saturday.

Gloves come off in tariff war as US hike on Chinese imports takes effect; Beijing vows to retaliate
Gloves come off in tariff war as US hike on Chinese imports takes effect; Beijing vows to retaliate

The Trump administration raised duties on $200 billion of Chinese imports from 10% to 25%. China's Commerce Ministry said it would impose 'necessary countermeasures' but gave no details

After Facebook ban Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan says he doesn't hate Jewish people
After Facebook ban Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan says he doesn't hate Jewish people

Farrakhan has been labeled an extremist by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center for allegedly making anti-Semitic, anti-white and anti-gay comments

US B-52 bombers land in Qatar to counter unspecified threats from Iran
US B-52 bombers land in Qatar to counter unspecified threats from Iran

Images released by the US Air Force's Central Command show B-52H Stratofortress bombers arriving at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar on Thursday night

Man finally arrested for 1985 killing of 'Hawaii 5-0' and 'Six Million Dollar Man' director after DNA links to the crime
Man finally arrested for 1985 killing of 'Hawaii 5-0' and 'Six Million Dollar Man' director after DNA links to the crime

Edwin Hiatt was arrested in Burke County for the 1985 death of Barry Crane in Los Angeles. Crane directed dozens of episodes of hit 1970s and '80s TV shows such as 'The Incredible Hulk', 'Hawaii 5-O' and 'The Six Million Dollar Man'

Trump says North Korea 'not ready to negotiate' after it conducts a second suspected missile launch
Trump says North Korea 'not ready to negotiate' after it conducts a second suspected missile launch

North Korean state media said that its leader Kim Jong-Un helped guide the firing of the missiles Thursday. What was launched Thursday is a crucial detail, as North Korea is banned by the United Nations from testing ballistic missiles.

David Beckham banned from driving for six months for using mobile phone while behind the wheel
David Beckham banned from driving for six months for using mobile phone while behind the wheel

Beckham attended the hearing at Bromley Magistrates Court wearing a dark grey suit and tie. He spoke to give his name, date of birth and address.

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