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Texas women who could not get abortions despite health risks take challenge to state’s Supreme Court

The lawsuit does not seek to repeal Texas’s abortion ban but to force more clarity on when exceptions are allowed under the law, which is one of the most restrictive in the nation.

Scientists consider dyeing the Connecticut River to help keep it alive

The new strain of hydrilla chokes out native plants, changes the water’s chemical balance, raises its temperature, and ensnares boaters. And it's spreading to other lakes and rivers.

Video: 12-year-old leads police on chase in stolen forklift, authorities say

Police later discovered the forklift had been left unlocked with a key hidden in the cab.

Customer sues Chopt eatery chain over salad that she says contained a piece of manager’s finger

The lawsuit alleges the customer bought a salad at a Chopt location in Mount Kisco, N.Y., and realized while eating it that “she was chewing on a portion of a human finger."

Cities crack down on homeless encampments. Advocates say that’s not the answer.

More cities across the US are cracking down on homeless tent encampments that have grown more visible and become unsafe.

California city calls for permanent cease-fire in Israel-Hamas war, urgent humanitarian aid to Gaza

Oakland’s City Council has passed a resolution calling for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war after hours of hearing impassioned rhetoric about the deaths of thousands of civilians in Gaza.

Alex Murdaugh, already convicted of murder, will be sentenced for stealing from 18 clients

Already serving time for murder, disgraced South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh will now be sentenced for stealing from his clients.

Former coal towns get money for clean-energy factories

The federal funding is designed to help small- and medium-sized manufacturers bring clean-energy jobs to former coal communities.