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RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a controversial abortion bill Thursday, saying it's unnecessary and ill-advised. The bill would create new criminal and civil penalties for infanticide, specifically for situations in which a baby survives an abortion procedure. The new punishments apply to doctors and nurses who don't provide care for the surviving newborns. Supporters of ...

The Pennsylvania House of Representative has passed a package of reforms recommended by a statewide grand jury that investigated child sex abuse by Catholic clergy.

Early at the Magic Kingdom entrance, it's another day of fun about to begin as "Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life For Me!" blasts on the speakers and the first electric scooters are lined up to go. But by the time the park officially opens at 9 a.m., half of the scooters available for the day are already rented to anyone at least 18 willing to pay $50 a day. Other park-goers roll in through the ...

The drive to do away with abortion rights continues with a fervor that time doesn't seem to diminish. The fact that 46 years have passed since the U.S. Supreme Court decided in Roe vs. Wade that women have a constitutional right to a safe and legal abortion seems only to have energized the opposition. The court's rulings on abortion haven't been accepted in the same way other landmark rulings ...