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Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabama's new abortion ban

Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabama's new abortion ban

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A federal lawsuit filed Friday asks a judge to block an Alabama law that outlaws almost all abortions, the most far-reaching attempt by a conservative state to seek new restrictions on the procedure.
Terror probe after 'low force' blast in French city of Lyon

Terror probe after 'low force' blast in French city of Lyon

LYON, France — A "low force" blast hit a busy pedestrian street Friday in the French city of Lyon, injuring seven people as it shattered the glass from a refrigerated shop cooler in a bakery, a local official said.
Colorado rancher pleads not guilty in killing of fiancee

Colorado rancher pleads not guilty in killing of fiancee

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. — A Colorado rancher suspected of killing his fiancee and burning her body pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and solicitation to commit murder charges.
Fire in tutoring centre kills 19 students in western India

Fire in tutoring centre kills 19 students in western India

NEW DELHI — At least 19 teenage students were killed in a fire that broke out Friday in a tutoring centre in the western Indian city of Surat, a top state official said.

Wyoming Symphony Orchestra announces new conductor

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra has named Christopher Dragon as its new conductor and music director following a search lasting 1 1/2 years.
Ready, aim, oops! Historic tank turns lemon-lime yellow

Ready, aim, oops! Historic tank turns lemon-lime yellow

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — A Korean War era tank owned by the West Virginia National Guard has turned bright lemon-lime yellow.
US orders for long-lasting goods fall 2.1% in April

US orders for long-lasting goods fall 2.1% in April

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for large manufactured goods fell sharply last month, pulled down by lower demand for commercial aircraft and cars, while businesses also pulled back on investment spending.
Kenyan court upholds laws criminalizing same-sex relations

Kenyan court upholds laws criminalizing same-sex relations

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya's High Court on Friday upheld sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations, a disappointment for gay rights activists across Africa where dozens of countries have similar laws.

May to quit as party leader June 7, sparking race for new PM

LONDON — Bowing to the inevitable, Theresa May announced Friday that she will step down as U.K.
By George! Princess Charlotte to attend school with brother

By George! Princess Charlotte to attend school with brother

LONDON — The first day of school can be stressful but Princess Charlotte will have her older brother there to lean on.