BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A new Alabama law restricting doctors who perform abortions would force several women's clinics to shut down, placing unconstitutional restrictions on a woman's right to obtain one, a federal judge ruled Monday.
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mudslides and flash floods that raged through Southern California mountains following heavy rains killed one man, damaged homes and cut off a foothill community, leaving rescuers clearing blocked roads and residents cleaning up on Monday. The mudslides and flooding were triggered by weekend thunderstorms that unleashed some five inches of rain in less than two hours in parts of San Bernardino County, east of Los Angeles, San Bernardino firefighter and public information officer Chris Prater said. "The ground cannot absorb that much water and you have these flash floods as a result." Prater said the worst of the mudslides came down at Mount Baldy in the Angeles National Forest, some 60 miles northeast of Los Angeles, where a man was killed when his car was swept off a mountain road.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Washington state woman going through a divorce and custody battle is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter and severely cutting her teenage daughter at a popular inn on the northern Oregon coast, a crime that has shocked tourists and residents.