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Arkansas Considers Banning 'Sex-Selection' Abortions

Arkansas Considers Banning 'Sex-Selection' Abortions

Feb 13
Arkansas would become the eighth state to ban abortions based solely on whether a woman wants to have a girl or a boy under a measure a House panel approved Thursday that is part of a Republican agenda.

Arkansas Doctors Could be Sued Over Banned Abortion Method

Arkansas Doctors Could be Sued Over Banned Abortion Method

By Andrew DeMillo | Feb 12
Does an Arkansas law allow husbands to sue doctors to prevent their wives from undergoing a newly banned abortion procedure? Abortion opponents say no, and a group preparing to challenge the ban says it's theoretically possible but unlikely.

Uber Vows to Fight in Denmark After Law Tightened

Uber Vows to Fight in Denmark After Law Tightened

Feb 12
The Danish branch of the ride-sharing service Uber says it will stay in Denmark to "fight" after the government proposed toughening standards for cabs.

UK Court Ruling May Affect Labor Rights in 'Gig Economy'

UK Court Ruling May Affect Labor Rights in 'Gig Economy'

By Danica Kirka | Feb 11
A London plumber who worked as a contractor for a company for years has won a court ruling giving him employment rights, in a case seen as a key test of labor rules in the so-called gig economy.

Audit: Improper Spending by GOP Lawmaker Ousted over Sex Scandal

Audit: Improper Spending by GOP Lawmaker Ousted over Sex Scandal

By Erick Schelzig | Feb 11
A Tennessee Republican who was drummed out of the state House amid a series of sexual harassment allegations that earned him the nickname "Pants Candy" now faces an audit that claims he spent campaign funds on restaurant meals, alcohol and landscaping.

Dozens Falsely Told They Had Alzheimer's, Lawsuits Say

Dozens Falsely Told They Had Alzheimer's, Lawsuits Say

By John Seewer | Feb 10
Some say they spent months undergoing treatment while planning out their final years. Some quit their jobs, sold possessions or took one last special trip. One killed himself.

Carbon Tax Push from Former GOP Officials Faces Uphill Slog

Carbon Tax Push from Former GOP Officials Faces Uphill Slog

By Michael Biesecker and Catherine Lucey | Feb 9
A push by a group of senior Republican statesmen for a tax on carbon to help lessen the effects of climate change is already meeting entrenched opposition from within their own party.

Trump vs Nordstrom: The Latest Bout Raising Ethical Concerns

Trump vs Nordstrom: The Latest Bout Raising Ethical Concerns

By Anne D'Innocenzio, Bernard Condon | Feb 9
The White House is rushing to the defense of Ivanka Trump's company - the latest sign the president can't seem to separate the presidency from his family's businesses.

Dakota Access Opponents Urge Action as Army Consent looms

Dakota Access Opponents Urge Action as Army Consent looms

By Blake Nicholson | Feb 9
Opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline called for protests around the world Wednesday as the Army prepared to greenlight the final stage of the $3.8 billion project's construction.

Judges Block North Carolina Law Limiting Governor's Powers

Judges Block North Carolina Law Limiting Governor's Powers

By Gary D. Robertson | Feb 8
A North Carolina court temporarily blocked a new state law on Wednesday that stripped the new Democratic governor of some of his powers.

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