Florida Planned Parenthood clinic evacuated; 7 treated

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Hazardous materials teams found unidentified chemicals inside cleaning closets at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Florida on Monday after the clinic sent seven staffers who were complaining of breathing problems to a hospital for evaluation, police and clinic officials said.


Obama lifts decades-old arms ban in his 1st visit to Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday lifted a half-century-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner in a region that he has tried to place at the center of his foreign policy legacy.

  • Written by FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press

Decades after death in WWII, a son of New Orleans comes home

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than seven decades after being killed during World War II, Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating is finally coming home to his native New Orleans after his remains were discovered on the Pacific island where he died in 1942.

It's a journey long in the making.

  • Written by REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press

Multiple blasts in Syria government strongholds kill 80

BEIRUT (AP) — A series of explosions rocked two normally quiet coastal government strongholds in Syria Monday, killing more than 80 people and wounding 200 others, state media and opposition activists said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks.

  • Written by SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press

Indiana court to hear woman's appeal of feticide conviction

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for an Indiana woman found guilty of killing the premature infant she delivered after ingesting abortion-inducing drugs will ask an appeals court Monday to throw out the convictions that led to her 20-year prison sentence.

  • Written by RICK CALLAHAN, Associated Press