Fallujah fight stalled by fierce fighting, civilian concerns

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) — The Iraqi military's advance into Fallujah was stalled Wednesday by fierce resistance from Islamic State fighters and concerns over protecting tens of thousands of civilians still trapped inside the strategic city, officials said.

  • Written by QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press

Florida: Disaster coming without help on Zika fight

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the state will experience a Zika disaster if federal authorities don't immediately provide money to help battle the virus.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Louisiana repeals century-old voter registration requirement

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has repealed a century-old state law that required naturalized citizens to provide proof of their citizenship when they registered to vote, a change that effectively resolves a lawsuit's discrimination claims.

  • Written by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press

Ousted Baylor president Starr resigns from chancellor role

WACO, Texas (AP) — Ken Starr resigned as Baylor University's chancellor on Wednesday, a week after he was removed as president of the Texas school amid a scandal over its handling of sexual assault cases involving football players.

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