Four of the 12 Planned Parenthood health centers in Iowa will have to close because of a new state law aimed at cutting off public funds to the women's health organization, officials with the group said Thursday. Clinics in Sioux City, Burlington and Keokuk will close June 30, officials said, and one in Quad Cities will continue to provide abortions until the building is sold. The closures will affect 14,676 patients, many of whom live in areas with scant resources for poor women seeking services like birth control, according to Planned Parenthood.
While Ebony Archie shopped inside a Jackson, Mississippi, grocery store, her 6-year-old son Kingston slept in the car. It was just after 1 a.m. on Thursday and Archie, a mother of two from Jackson, had left the Toyota Camry running and the doors apparently unlocked. She was buying medicine, her family said, and Kingston had asked to stay in the car. In just a few hours, Kingston was scheduled to graduate from kindergarten.
A Chicago Cubs fan has died from the injuries he suffered when he fell over a Wrigley Field railing and hit his head following a game on Tuesday night. The 42-year-old man, Richard Garrity of Wheaton, Illinois, was leaving the ballpark about 40 minutes after Tuesday night's Cubs-Reds game had ended when he fell over the railing, the team said in a statement. A source told the Chicago Sun-Times that the railing was located on the right-field side of the stadium, behind the seating bowl.
Mental health services. Civics and arts programs. International education and language studies. Anti-bullying activities. Gifted and talented initiatives. Full-service community schools. These are some of the K-12 education programs that President Donald Trump is proposing be eliminated in his first full budget, as explained in a Washington Post story.
Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent's northern peninsula, providing striking evidence of climate change in the coldest and most remote parts of the planet. Amid the warming of the last 50 years, the scientists found two different species of mosses undergoing the equivalent of growth spurts, with mosses that once grew less than a millimeter per year, now growing over 3 millimeters per year on average.
I'm a recovering control addict. Or as my mother lovingly says, I'm a "control freak." This became excruciatingly obvious when I became a teacher. I spent five years telling 12-year-olds where to sit; what side of the page to write their name; when they could speak; even when they could go to the bathroom.
WASHINGTON - At lunchtime Wednesday, as he basked in the late spring sun in his wheelchair, Zaan Scott said he was feeling more optimistic. And that was remarkable, considering all he'd endured over the previous five weeks.
When you hear a siren wail, it's a warning. Something big is brewing. Chris Cornell was lucky enough to be born with a siren in his throat, and when it first pricked the nation's eardrums in 1991, he was warning us that a new generation of hairy rock groups was about to reconquer the planet. And his band, Soundgarden, would be screaming in the center of it.
Chris Cornell, a key figure in the grunge rock movement as the banshee-voiced singer in the seminal Seattle band Soundgarden, died in a hotel room after playing a Wednesday night concert with the Grammy-winning group, authorities said. Cornell, 52, was found dead early Thursday in his room at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel and casino, police said. The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office ruled his death as suicide by hanging. A full autopsy report has not been completed, the medical examiner said in a statement.
KIEV - A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress - House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy - made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin.