NC Anti-discrimination law elicits rebukes from businesses

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Corporations expressed disappointment and the NCAA vowed to monitor what North Carolina does next now that the state has banned any local government measures protecting people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

  • Written by EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press

Indiana governor signs fetal defects abortion ban into law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law Thursday making Indiana the second state to ban abortions because of fetal genetic abnormalities such as Down syndrome.

  • Written by ARIC CHOKEY, Associated Press

California: Chemical warning may scare poor from canned food

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California plans to delay state-required warnings on metal cans lined with the chemical BPA, arguing too-specific warnings could scare stores and shoppers in poor neighborhoods away from some of the only fruits and vegetables available — canned ones, officials said Thursday.

  • Written by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press Writer

Karadzic convicted of genocide, gets 40-year sentence

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A U.N. war crimes court convicted former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of genocide and nine other charges on Thursday for orchestrating a campaign of terror that left 100,000 people dead during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia, the worst carnage in Europe since World War II.

  • Written by AIDA CERKEZ, Associated Press MIKE CORDER, Associated Press