• At $2M, priciest ever medicine treats fatal genetic disease

    U.S. regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, for a rare disorder that destroys a baby’s muscle control and kills nearly all of those with the most common type of the disease within a couple of years.

  • ‘Here we go again’: Judge blocks Mississippi abortion ban

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, at about six weeks of pregnancy.

  • Clarification: Kansas-Telemedicine Abortions story

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — In a story May 22 about a legal dispute over telemedicine abortions in Kansas, The Associated Press dropped the word “go” in quote from Mary Kay Culp, the executive director of the anti-abortion group Kansans for Life. The full quote should have read, “They could go back and turn over virtually all our abortion laws.”

  • The Latest: Closs family wants max sentences in kidnapping

    BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The latest on the sentencing hearing for a Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents (all times local):

    Updated: 2:55 pm

  • Jayme Closs: Abductor ‘tried to steal me’

    BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents in a case that mystified authorities for months until the girl made a daring escape from the remote cabin where she was held for 88 days.

    Updated: 2:41 pm

  • The Latest: NWS investigating why siren didn’t sound

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest (all times local):

  • Markets Right Now: Stocks rebound, led by tech companies

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

    Updated: 2:12 pm

  • ‘Move along’: Stormtroopers ready for Star Wars land crowds

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disneyland’s new Galaxy’s Edge attraction promises to transport visitors to a new locale in the Star Wars universe, but any who overstay their visit might not catch their ride on the Millennium Falcon.

    Updated: 1:31 pm

  • Tensions flare in Texas Capitol over new Sandra Bland video

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities on Friday denied withholding a cellphone video of Sandra Bland’s confrontational traffic stop, responding to a Democratic legislator’s heated questions about why the 39-second clip never publicly surfaced until now.

  • Missouri governor signs bill banning abortions at 8 weeks

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday signed a bill that bans abortions on or beyond the eighth week of pregnancy without exceptions for cases of rape or incest, making it among the most restrictive abortion policies in the nation.

    Updated: 12:44 pm