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Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group....

Charlottesville victim's mother urges 'righteous action'


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The mother of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville urged mourners at a memorial service Wednesday to "make my daughter's death worthwhile" by confronting injustice the way she did....

Inside a day of violence, terror in Charlottesville


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- It started with threats, taunting and racial slurs, and escalated to total pandemonium - hand-to-hand combat in the streets of Charlottesville....

Trump's die-hard supporters show no signs of straying


NEW YORK (AP) -- They wash their hands of neo-Nazis and wag their fingers at leftists. They denounce a press corps they see as biased and controversies they view as manufactured. But in the frenzied blame game over the deadly violence at a rally of white supremacists, Donald Trump's loyal base is happy to absolve the president himself....

Mayor: Baltimore statues came down 'quietly, quickly'


BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has a few words of advice for leaders in other cities who might want to get rid of Confederate monuments: "Do it quietly and quickly."...

Charlottesville violence revives painful past for minorities


Bernard Lafayette fought to end segregation during the civil rights movement. But after watching events in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend and hearing President Donald Trump blame both sides for the deadly violence, he realized that changing laws did not change enough hearts and minds....

Neo-Nazi site's publisher says he's got no home on internet


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A neo-Nazi website's publisher said Wednesday that he has "effectively been completely banned from the internet" after mocking the victim of a deadly car attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia....

Back to bomb shelters? North Korea threats revive nuke fears


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the era of nuclear nightmares - of the atomic arms race, of backyard bomb shelters, of schoolchildren diving under desks to practice their survival skills in the event of an attack - seemed to finally, thankfully, fade into history....

5 missing after Army helicopter goes down, items found


HONOLULU (AP) -- A multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii on Wednesday for five people aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise....

Governors of 2 pot states push back on Trump administration


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry....