US court strikes down ultrasound abortion law

OKLAHOMA CITY - A judge in the state of Oklahoma on Wednesday struck down a state law requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound image placed in front of them and to listen to a detailed description of the fetus before the procedure.


Some residents not warned about Colo. wildfire

CONIFER, Colo.- Some residents in the path of a Colorado wildfire weren't warned to flee because of a problem in an automated call system that relayed a mandatory evacuation order, authorities said Thursday. -á


Bank of America CEO gets big raise

NEW YORK - Bank of America gave its CEO a pay package worth $7.5 million last year, six times as large as the year before. It happened while the company's stock lost more than half its value and the bank lost its claim as the biggest in the country.


Gay-marriage foes sought to split gays and blacks

The leading national organization opposing same-sex marriage has sought to split the Democratic Party base by pitting African-Americans and Hispanics against gay-rights groups, according to confidential strategy memos made public by court officials in Maine.

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