Nigeria marks 3 years since schoolgirls' mass abduction

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians on Friday marked three years since the mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram extremists amid anger that government efforts to negotiate their freedom appear to have stalled. 

  • Written by BASHIR ADIGUN and CARA ANNA , Associated Press

Trump lets states block some Planned Parenthood money

WASHINGTON (AP) — Further chipping away at his predecessor's legacy, President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday that lets states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. 

  • Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press

Justice Department drops North Carolina LGBT rights lawsuit

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Trump administration dropped a lawsuit Friday accusing North Carolina of discriminating against LGBT residents in response to the state's decision to undo its "bathroom bill."


  • Written by JONATHAN DREW , Associated Press