Oklahoma governor vetoes bill criminalizing abortion

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed legislation that would have effectively outlawed abortion in the state by making it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure, saying the measure vague and would not withstand a legal challenge.

  • Written by SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press

Iraqi protesters storm Baghdad's Green Zone, shooting erupts

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and gunshots in the air as hundreds of anti-government protesters stormed Baghdad's heavily secured Green Zone on Friday. Several demonstrators, mostly supporters of powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, were wounded as the crowd rushed the prime minister's office and the parliament building.

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE, Associated Press QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press

New San Francisco police chief inherits city divided by race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — First, police fatally shot two minority suspects carrying knives. Then transcripts surfaced showing officers using racial slurs in text messages. Finally, a young black woman was shot dead as police tried to pull her from a stolen car.

  • Written by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press