'Slain' Russian journalist turns up alive at news conference

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — To the gasps, whoops and applause of stunned colleagues, Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko walked into a news conference Wednesday, less than a day after police in the Ukrainian capital said he had been assassinated.

  • Written by By DMYTRO VLASOV and NATALIYA VASILYEVA , Associated Press

Gridlock over: Virginia lawmakers approve Medicaid expansion

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Virginia General Assembly gave final approval Wednesday evening to a state budget expanding Medicaid coverage to the state's poor, ending years of partisan gridlock on the issue.


Design to honor Sept. 11 rescue, recovery workers unveiled

NEW YORK (AP) — A pathway flanked by six stones meant to symbolize strength and determination will be added to the Sept. 11 memorial site in lower Manhattan to honor the rescue and recovery workers who toiled for months at ground zero, officials announced Wednesday in unveiling the design concept.


  • Written by By DEEPTI HAJELA , Associated Press

Trump remaking federal policy on women's reproductive health

WASHINGTON (AP) — Step by methodical step, the Trump administration is remaking government policy on reproductive health — moving to limit access to birth control and abortion and bolstering abstinence-only sex education.

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and DAVID CRARY , Associated Press