FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats seem certain to block Republican legislation banning most late-term abortions in a Senate showdown with plenty of political significance but little suspense. I'm asking colleagues to open their hearts and help defend the defenseless," McConnell said Monday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Senate Dems block GOP bill that would curb late abortions

Senate Democrats blocked Republican legislation Tuesday prohibiting most late-term abortions, the second time since this summer’s release of videos involving Planned Parenthood that they’ve derailed an abortion-related drive by the GOP.

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Bicyclist suffers head injuries in hit and run crash

The boy was heading north on U.S. 33 near Cromwell Road at around 11:45 p.m. when he was hit from behind by a northbound vehicle that kept going according to the Noble County Sheriff’s Department.

Pope Francis listens to families inside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. Pope Francis left Cuba on Tuesday for his first trip to the U.S., wrapping up a four-day visit to the communist island with an appeal to the people to rediscover their Catholic heritage and live a "revolution of tenderness." (Tony Gentile/Pool via AP)

Pope Francis heads for US and a deeply divided Washington

During his six-day, three-city visit to the U.S., the pope will meet with President Obama, address Congress, speak at the United Nations in New York and take part in a Vatican conference on families in Philadelphia.