Court sides with Utah's Planned Parenthood in defunding case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah governor's order to block funding to Planned Parenthood was probably a political move designed to punish the group, a federal appeals court wrote in an ruling that ordered the state to keep the money flowing.

  • Written by LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press

Latest Baghdad bombing jeopardizes diverse neighborhood

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's deadliest single bombing in 13 years of war has turned the Baghdad district where it took place into the centerpiece in an increasingly bitter rivalry between the country's prime minister and its Iranian-backed Shiite militias eager to hold sway over the city's most diverse and prosperous area.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Police: Burglary suspect dies after officers used stun gun

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A home burglary suspect has died after police used a stun gun on him, authorities said, adding the suspect resisted officers who found him wrapped in material that looked like it came from house air conditioner ducts.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

China says it could declare air zone over South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — China warned other countries Wednesday against threatening its security in the South China Sea after an international tribunal handed the Philippines a victory by saying Beijing had no legal basis for its expansive claims there.

  • Written by GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press, JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press