Lawsuit targets rollback of birth-control rule

The suit was filed Tuesday on behalf of five women at risk of being denied birth control coverage, including three University of Notre Dame students. Notre Dame recently announced plans to halt no-cost contraceptive coverage.

7 arrests outside Yiannopoulos’ speech at California college

Dozens of protesters at California State University, Fullerton stood outside barricades chanting “Black lives matter,” and “Cops and the Klan go hand in hand.” Some carried signs that read, “Immigrants in, racists out.”

Women rescued by Navy defend their account of ordeal at sea

Two women from Hawaii who were rescued after being lost at sea defended their account of the ordeal, insisting that a storm was whipping up 30-foot waves and near hurricane-force winds on the night they set sail, despite records that show no severe weather in the area at the time.

NYC truck attack: Investigators scour driver’s background

A roughly two-mile stretch of highway in downtown Manhattan was shut down for the investigation. Authorities also converged on a New Jersey home and a van in a parking lot at a New Jersey Home Depot store. Authorities were scrutinizing a note found inside the attacker’s rented truck…

Russia probe snags Democratic interests, too

The Podesta Group, founded by Washington powerbroker Tony Podesta, was among the three firms cited by pseudonym or other references in the indictment, though none is charged with crimes.

Defector: Information, not force, can bring change in NKorea

As tensions soar over North Korea’s nuclear weapons development and President Donald Trump prepares for his first trip to Asia, Thae Yong Ho offered rare insight into the reclusive North Korean system and the insecurities he says drove leader Kim Jong Un to ruthlessly purge ranks and accelerate nuclear weapons development.

NPR chief placed on leave after sex harassment accusations

The women formally complained to NPR and told their stories to The Washington Post, speaking on condition of anonymity. Michael Oreskes, vice president of news and editorial director at NPR, did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

Utah nurse settles over rough arrest caught on video

The settlement covers all possible defendants in a lawsuit, including individual police officers, university police and hospital security guards. The payout will be divided among the city and the University of Utah.

Texas needs $61B from federal government for Harvey recovery

John Sharp, Texas’ Harvey recovery “czar,” announced Tuesday that the figure was based on surveys of local officials and future U.S. Army Corps of Engineer proposals after the storm caused $180 billion in damages statewide.

House GOP leaders delay tax plan release amid changes

The plan pushed by President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress is a top legislative priority. The details originally were to be unveiled on Wednesday, but that was delayed until Thursday, said Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee.

Police: Teacher rescued, suspect shot in school standoff

A man who barged into his child’s Southern California elementary school and allegedly held a 70-year-old teacher hostage for nearly seven hours was shot by police who forced their way into a classroom and rescued her.

New allegations leveled against actors Spacey, Piven

Mexican actor Robert Cavazos wrote on his Facebook page that he encountered Kevin Spacey at the bar of London’s Old Vic Theatre, where Spacey was artistic director, and the actor tried to fondle him against his will.