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In video, Trump gives support to March for Life participants

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising protesters demonstrating against abortion rights that he will veto any bill that "weakens the protection of human life." Trump spoke via video Friday to participants in this year's March for Life on the National Mall. The first march took place on the west steps of the Capitol…

Facility where comatose woman had baby faces new abuse claim

PHOENIX (AP) — A long-term care facility where an Arizona woman in a vegetative state was raped and gave birth last month is looking into another abuse allegation. Hacienda HealthCare officials said Friday that a female patient accused a registered nurse and a certified caregiver, both women, of abuse. She says they yelled at her…

Johnsonville recalls ground pork over possible contamination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnsonville LLC has recalled more than 48,000 pounds (21,800 kilograms) of raw ground frozen pork patties that may be contaminated with materials including black rubber. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall Friday by the company based in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. The material was produced and…

Florida governor suspends county elections supervisor

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended a Democratic county elections supervisor Friday who failed to meet deadlines during recounts after November's election, but her supporters said the move was unwarranted and political. DeSantis said Palm Beach elections supervisor Susan Bucher violated state law by not completing recounts before a…

Cat rescued after sliding down dam's spillway

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A wayward cat is safe after it was rescued from a dam in Indiana. The Huntington County Sheriff's Department writes on Facebook that a fisherman spotted the feline stranded on the spillway at the J. Edward Roush Lake dam. Officers could not reach the animal, so Army Corps of Engineers workers…

Indiana school investigates photo of alleged Nazi salute

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis school district is investigating a photo posted on social media that appears to show students giving a Nazi salute. Zionsville Community Schools Superintendent Scott Robison sent an email Thursday saying the photo shows 14 students posing in the local high school, 10 of whom appear to be giving…

Report: Facebook's privacy lapses may result in record fine

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its social network's 2.2 billion users. The Washington Post reported the FTC is considering hitting Facebook with a penalty that would top its previous record fine of $22.5…

Court: No new offshore drilling work during federal shutdown

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge in South Carolina has turned back the Trump administration's attempt to continue preparatory work for offshore drilling during the federal government's partial shutdown, issuing a ruling in a federal lawsuit challenging the overall expansion plans. In his order, U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel halted federal agencies "from taking…

Cyprus: US to lift Cyprus arms embargo in security boost

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The U.S. will soon start lifting a decades-old arms embargo on Cyprus because Washington acknowledges the Mediterranean island nation's contribution to bolstering regional stability and security, the Cypriot foreign minister said Friday. Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said that Washington sees the "added value" of allowing Cyprus to acquire military equipment that…

The Latest: Police chief: Parents delivered 'perfect cop'

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a memorial service for a rookie police officer in Northern California (all times local): 12:25 p.m. A California police chief has apologized to the parents of a slain rookie officer for failing to get her home safely, saying they had delivered the "perfect cop." Davis Police Chief Darren…