Planned Parenthood changes fetal-tissue reimbursement policy
NEW YORK (AP) ? Responding to a furor over undercover videos, Planned Parenthood says it will maintain programs at some of its clinics that make fetal tissue available for research, but will cover the costs itself rather than accepting any reimbursement.
Ex-staffer disputes Gowdy claim on Benghazi investigationWASHINGTON (AP) ? Lawyers for a former Republican staffer fired from the House Benghazi committee on Tuesday challenged comments by the panel's GOP chairman, calling them "unequivocally false" in an escalating internal dispute just days before Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies.
CSX delivers relatively flat 3Q profit despite volume dip
Fiorina raises $7 million after strong debate performancesWASHINGTON (AP) ? A campaign aide says Carly Fiorina has raised almost $7 million for her Republican presidential bid in the past three months.
Jamaica's Marlon James wins Booker Prize for fiction
LONDON (AP) ? Marlon James became the first Jamaican winner of the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with a vivid, violent, exuberant and expletive-laden novel based on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley.
New York art exhibition gives food for thought
Idris Elba, Taylor Swift among chairs for Met Gala in May
NEW YORK (AP) ? The spring exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute will focus on technology's impact on fashion, and the May 2 gala benefiting the institute will be co-chaired by Idris Elba, Apple's chief design officer and a designer himself, Jonathan Ive, Taylor Swift and Anna Wintour.
Croatia, Turkey qualify for Euro 2016
Croatia and Turkey clinched the final automatic qualifying places for Euro 2016 on Tuesday as the Netherlands, semi-finalists at last year's World Cup, were eliminated. Turkey beat Iceland 1-0 in Konya thanks to a late Selcuk Inan free-kick to secure third-place in qualifying Group A ahead of the Dutch, who lost 3-2 at home to the Czech Republic. The Netherlands have not missed a major tournament since the 2002 World Cup and have not missed a European Championship since 1984, when it was also held in France.
Fan critically injured in fight outside Dodger StadiumLOS ANGELES (AP) ? Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck says two people involved in an assault outside Dodger Stadium that critically injured a baseball fan are believed to be a mother and son.
Clinton, Sanders ready for 1st Democratic presidential debate
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton will finally square off Tuesday with top rival Bernie Sanders in the party's first debate of the 2016 campaign as she seeks to prove she is the candidate to beat. Clinton will take center stage in Las Vegas with Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont who has drawn huge crowds on the campaign trail, and three other hopefuls seeking to make their mark with a national audience. The spotlight therefore is likely to be on Clinton and Sanders.