Abortion foes cheer series of advances, as opponents protest

PHOENIX (AP) — From the U.S. Capitol and the White House to far-flung battlegrounds in Arizona, Iowa and elsewhere, it's been a dramatic fortnight in the debate over access to abortion and birth control. Foes of abortion celebrated a series of advances and claimed new momentum, as abortion rights supporters mounted protests to try to blunt it.

  • Written by DAVID CRARY and CLARICE SILBER , Associated Press

Far fewer refugees entering US despite travel ban setbacks

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Somali refugee Mohamoud Saed was elated when he learned that his wife and eight children had completed the lengthy refugee application process that would allow them to join him in the U.S., reuniting the family for the first time in seven years.

  • Written by MEREDITH HOFFMAN , Associated Press

Trump ax falls on FBI's Comey in midst of Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, dramatically ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an FBI investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's meddling in the election that sent him to the White House.

  • Written by JULIE PACE and ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

Reporter arrested while trying to question Cabinet member

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia's Capitol arrested a journalist who they said was trying "aggressively" to get past Secret Service agents and yelling questions at U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price during his visit to the state.

  • Written by JOHN RABY , Associated Press