Snowy owl numbers far lower than once thought

CHICAGO (AP) — Scott Judd trained his camera lens on the white dot in the distance. As he moved up the Lake Michigan shoreline, the speck on a breakwater came into view and took his breath away: it was a snowy owl, thousands of miles from its Arctic home.

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  • Written by By TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press

Ohio bans doctors from performing Down syndrome abortions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, joining other states with similarly strict legislation.

  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , AP Statehouse Correspondent