Trump to deny funds to clinics that refer for abortion


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule banning federally funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, or sharing space with abortion providers.

  • Written by BY JILL COLVIN and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

'Animals'? Trump says he'll keep using term for gang members


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending his use of the word "animals" to describe some immigrants who enter the country illegally, saying he would continue to use the term to refer to violent gang members despite a sharp rebuke from Democratic leaders.

  • Written by By JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

CIA gets first female chief with confirmation of Gina Haspel


WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote that overrode concerns about her role in the spy agency's harsh interrogation program after 9/11.

  • Written by By DEB RIECHMANN and LISA MASCARO , Associated Press

Investigators probe cause of school bus crash that killed 2


MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (AP) — First, a scraping sound. Then, chaos and panic as a bus taking a group of fifth-graders on a field trip collided with a dump truck and toppled over on a busy highway, killing a student and a teacher and injuring dozens of others.

  • Written by By DAVID PORTER, MICHAEL R. SISAK and SETH WENIG , Associated Press

Poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged from UK hospital


LONDON (AP) — Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal has been discharged from a British hospital more than two months after he was poisoned with a nerve agent and left fighting for his life, health officials said Friday.

  • Written by By JILL LAWLESS , Associated Press