3 ex-staff of truck stops controlled by Haslams convicted

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Three of four former employees of truck stop chain Pilot Flying J who have been on trial since November were convicted Thursday in connection with a rebate scam.


Abortion-rights supporters push back against gains by foes


Foes of abortion have pushed through several hundred state laws restricting access to the procedure over the past decade. This year, as never before, abortion-rights supporters are fighting back nationwide with proposals to protect and expand access to abortion and contraception.

  • Written by By DAVID CRARY , AP National Writer

Ban on abortions due to Down syndrome challenged in lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, saying claims it is an anti-discrimination effort are a masquerade.

  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press