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Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulations

The Supreme Court has struck down Texas' widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics in the court's biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century. The justices voted 5-3 Monday in favor of Texas clinics that protested the regulations as a thinly veiled attempt to make it harder for women to ...

British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne arrives for a press conference at The Treasury in London, Monday, June 27, 2016. Treasury chief Osborne sought to calm nerves in the markets Monday, as investors worried about the consequences of Britain leaving the European Union. In his first public appearance since the vote to leave the bloc Thursday, Osborne tried to reassure markets shaken by the result. (Stefan Rousseau/Pool Photo via AP)

UK appeals for calm as markets drop, EU leaders huddle

British and European leaders appealed for calm on Monday as concern over the U.K.'s exit from the European Union and its deepening political crisis triggered further gyrations in financial markets and hit confidence in the economy. In his first public appearance since Thursday's referendum, U.K. Treasury chief George Osborne stressed ...

Court upholds reach of US gun ban for domestic violence

The Supreme Court is upholding the broad reach of a federal law that bans people convicted of domestic violence from owning guns. The justices on Monday rejected arguments that the law covers only intentional acts of abuse and not those committed in the heat of an argument. The case involved ...

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2015 file photo, Kristen Anderson-Lopez accepts the award for best song written for visual media for “Let It Go” at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

Subway musical 'In Transit' to emerge on Broadway this fall

"In Transit," a long-gestating, a cappella romantic comedy set in the New York City subway, has found the express train to Broadway. Producer Janet B. Rosen said Monday that the new musical about the intertwining lives of 11 New Yorkers underground will play the Circle in the Square Theatre this ...

Simone Biles competes in the floor exercise during the U.S. women's gymnastics championships Sunday, June 26, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Simone Biles glides to 4th straight US gymnastics title

The national titles are starting to run together for Simone Biles, a three-year blur of near flawlessly executed routines and carry-on cases full of medals. If Biles is being honest, the fourth straight all-around championship she cruised to on Sunday night wasn't so much a competition as an exhibition and ...

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Monday, June 27, 2016. Kerry is on a one day trip to meet with NATO and EU officials. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

The Latest: Polish leader blames political rival for Brexit

The Latest on Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union (all times local): 3:05 p.m. The powerful leader of Poland's conservative ruling party says that his countryman Donald Tusk, one of the European Union's top leaders, is to blame for Britain's decision to leave the bloc and should "disappear ...

Pepsi to reintroduce aspartame in new diet beverage

PepsiCo is creating a new diet beverage for fans of aspartame less than a year after pulling the artificial sweetener as part of a marketing move over safety concerns. The sweetener had been linked to cancer in lab mice and industry executives blamed the decline in sales on concerns people ...

FILE - In this June 1, 2016 file photo, First lady Michelle Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House. Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia are leaving Sunday, June 26 for Africa, where they will promote girls' education in Liberia and Morocco before going to Spain. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, file)

Michelle Obama, daughters, mother land in Africa for visit

First lady Michelle Obama landed in Africa on Monday with her daughters and her mother for an overseas trip promoting education for girls, starting with a country recovering from the recent Ebola epidemic. The Obamas were welcomed in Liberia's capital with a red carpet and traditional dancers wearing the red, ...

Justices to review ruling on NC congressional districts

The Supreme Court will consider North Carolina's appeal of a court ruling that said state lawmakers relied too heavily on race in drawing congressional districts. The justices on Monday added the case to their calendar for the fall. A panel of three judges struck down two majority black congressional districts ...

Argentina's Lionel Messi misses his shot during penalty kicks in the Copa America Centenario championship soccer match, Sunday, June 26, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. Chile defeated Argentina 4-2- in penalty kicks. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Messi's retirement from Argentina could hurt his legacy

Lionel Messi's surprising decision to stop playing for Argentina could damage his legacy with the national team and fans back home. If Messi sticks to his announcement, made in the heat of the moment shortly after Argentina's penalty shootout loss to Chile in Sunday's Copa America final, Argentina will be ...

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