DAVID CRARY

Lawsuits challenge abortion restrictions in Alaska, two other states

NEW YORK — Taking the offensive after Election Day setbacks, Planned Parenthood and its allies filed lawsuits Wednesday in North Carolina, Missouri and Alaska challenging... Read more

In West, region of guns and suicide, outreach to curb deaths

MONTROSE, Colorado — Keith Carey is a gunsmith in Montrose, a town with a frontier flavor set amid the mesas of western Colorado. He’s a... Read more

NEW YORK — The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called... Read more

With the president of Congo coming to Washington for a U.S.-Africa summit, hundreds of frustrated American families are hoping he can be persuaded to lift... Read more

Federal workers back to work after 16-day shutdown

 (AP) — Barriers went down at federal memorials and National Park Service sites, and thousands of furloughed federal workers returned... Read more

NEW YORK — There’s extensive evidence that pigs are as smart and sociable as dogs. Yet one species is afforded affection and respect; the other... Read more

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