G7 takes aim at terrorist financing; rifts on policy remain

AKIU, Japan (AP) — The Group of Seven major economies showed a united front on fighting terrorist financing and tax evasion in talks that ended Saturday, but shied away from coordinated action on policies to revive stalling growth.

  • Written by ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer

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