Caribbean tropical disturbance shutters schools, businesses

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Forecasters issued a hurricane watch Wednesday for the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border as a tropical disturbance sped over the southern Caribbean on a path toward Central America. The disturbance was expected to become a tropical storm soon and was likely to be near or over Nicaragua by late Friday, according…

Last remaining WWII Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98

By JOHN RABY – CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, whose heroics under fire over several crucial hours at the Battle of Iwo Jima made him a legend in his native West Virginia, died Wednesday. He was 98. Williams’ foundation announced on…

Abortion foes, supporters map next moves after Roe reversal

By LEAH WILLINGHAM and SCOTT BAUER – CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) — A Texas group that helps women pay for abortions halted its efforts Saturday while evaluating its legal risk under a strict state ban. Mississippi’s only abortion clinic continued to see patients while awaiting a 10-day notice that will trigger a ban. Elected officials…

As Senate-confirmed justices end Roe, how will voters react?

By LISA MASCARO – WASHINGTON (AP) — The end of Roe v. Wade started in the Senate. It was the Senate Republican partnership with President Donald Trump to confirm conservative judges, and transform the federal judiciary, that paved the way for the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. Senate Republican…

New Lawsuit Claims Rapper Chris Brown Drugged And Assaulted Dancer

By Ralph Adkins – In a new lawsuit filed Friday, a professional dancer alleges that rapper Chris Brown drugged and assaulted her against her consent, causing her lasting emotional harm. She is asking for over $20 million in damages. The dancer who is referred to in the lawsuit as Jane Doe alleges that in December…