By Megan Cassella WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. congressional Republicans on Tuesday challenged Planned Parenthood's eligibility for federal funds, while the health organization's president said defunding it would restrict women's access to care and disproportionately hurt low-income patients. A series of videos that purport to show that Planned Parenthood improperly sells fetal tissue to researchers for profit has reignited anti-abortion voters' fervor during a turbulent Republican presidential primary campaign. At a five-hour House committee hearing, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards appeared alone to respond to hostile questioning from Republicans, some of whom have vowed to shut down the U.S. government if federal support for the organization is not cut off.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The latest on the scheduled execution of an Oklahoma death row inmate who was convicted of ordering the 1997 beating death of a motel owner but claims he is innocent and was framed by the actual killer. (All times are local):
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area drug dealer known as "White Boy Rick," who has been in prison for nearly 30 years for crimes as a teen, won't get a new sentence, the Michigan appeals court said Tuesday in reversing a decision that likely would have led to his freedom.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For 38 years, a few black-and-white photographs of a nurse cradling a baby provided comfort to a woman who suffered terrible burns and endured years of playground taunts and painful surgeries thereafter. For all that time, until Tuesday, she dreamed of meeting her again.
A demolition contractor charged with murder after a building collapse killed six people inside a thrift store is set to go on trial in Philadelphia after refusing to plead to involuntary manslaughter.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — After a friend recommended that he join a secret Google project six years ago, Brian Torcellini suddenly found himself on the road to an occupational oxymoron. He became a driver in a driverless car.
CHICAGO (AP) — Police departments across Illinois say the state budget stalemate has left them struggling to provide necessary training to officers on everything from how to deal with the mentally ill to proper use of force.
Dozens of Planned Parenthood supporters rallied at the State Legislature Tuesday as part of the nationwide Pink Out Rally event. The organization is standing strong against what they are are attacks on the organizations.