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    Utah's governor has signed legislation that requires doctors to inform women that medication-induced abortions can be halted after taking just one of two pills. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed the legislation despite physicians saying there's little evidence or science to back up that idea. Proponents of the idea say doctors can give a woman the hormone progesterone to stop an abortion after she has taken the first of two medications needed to complete the abortion. The law is scheduled to take effect in May. A similar law in Arizona was repealed after Planned Parenthood took the issue to court. Arkansas and South Dakota have enacted similar laws. Bills are under consideration in Indiana and North Carolina.
  • Children of a longtime Duval County teacher found dead inside her Jacksonville home this week said their mom was a victim of several crimes in the past.Police recovered Deborah Liles' gold 2010 Buick LaCrosse on Golfair Boulevard on Saturday. It was missing from from her Panama Park home when police found her body inside Thursday. Stolen vehicle sought in 59th Street murder has been recovered in the 3800 block of Notter Avenue. Please call police if you have info.— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) March 25, 2017 Liles worked at San Jose Elementary School and for the Duval County school district for many years.Police suspect foul play in her death and Liles’ children said she'd been a victim of several crimes in the past.“I don’t know about the circumstances. I don’t know if they’re coincidences happening. I don’t know if there’s a connection between what happened then and what happened now,' Liles' daughter Rachel Sirmans said. 'We really want to find those answers.” I spoke with Liles' children today. How they say she touched lives with her musical gifts and generosity. @ActionNewsJax at 6 pic.twitter.com/oiCOjhCmmi— Kevin Clark (@KevinANjax) March 25, 2017 Liles' children pleaded with the community for help finding her LaCrosse on Saturday.They told Action News Jax reporter Kevin Clark that they believed the car could be key to finding whoever is responsible for their mother’s death. The children of a slain music teacher are pleading for the community's help in finding her Buick @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/ma0qkhScYk— Kevin Clark (@KevinANjax) March 25, 2017 “We can’t even begin how to say goodbye, because we’re so preoccupied with the fact that the men who did this, or the man -- we don’t know -- is still at large,” Liles’ son Gerald said.Her children said Liles’ Panama Park home had been broken into several times in the past and they'd urged her to move.“They continued to live here,” Gerald said. “Sacrifice after sacrifice, burglary after burglary, and it ultimately cost my mother her life.”Liles’ children said their mother was an inspiration and touched the lives of thousands of children through her musical gift.“My mom was just such a zany, fun, one in a million kind of person,” Sirmans said. “(She was) just so special.”She was a music teacher at San Jose Elementary and had worked for Duval schools since 2000.“It’s not a coincidence that two of her kids are teachers now, because she’s so inspiring,” Gerald said.The Duval County school district said Friday that school psychologists will be on campus Monday to support students and faculty. Liles' five children tell me she had more than 'a thousand other children' from being a music teacher. @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/XTBLLPLtiK— Kevin Clark (@KevinANjax) March 25, 2017
  • A California man who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. He was 94. Dr. Tom Amberry died in Long Beach on March 18, said his daughter, Roxanne Amberry. The retired podiatrist earned a spot in Guinness World Records and brief celebrity in 1993 after he lobbed in shot after shot for 12 hours. Amberry, described as very witty, said he could have shot many more free throws, but a janitor interrupted him because it was time turn off the lights and close the small rec center gym in Orange County. Amberry played basketball for the University of North Dakota and later transferred to Long Beach City College, where he was named Junior College Player of the Year. He was offered a professional basketball contract but instead chose to attend podiatry school.
  • A judge has ordered the man accused of fatally shooting and killing a 24-year-old man outside a Jacksonville nightclub be held without bail.Police say Toray Ricketts, 24, got into a fight outside Suite at Town Center early Friday, pulled out a gun and shot Sina Sharifai, 24.In court Saturday morning, Action News Jax cameras caught Ricketts looking back several times, including staring right into our camera. At one point, he looks back and says something, then looks down and shakes his head. Several times Ricketts would look right into our camera, and he was also trying to communicate with his fiancé. pic.twitter.com/0mcRBpTxjl— Amber Krycka (@AmberANjax) March 25, 2017 He also had conversations with an inmate sitting next to him.Police say around 2 a.m. Ricketts got into an argument with Sharifai, who witnesses say was trying to be a peacemaker in another disagreement. Investigators say Ricketts pulled a gun from his waistline and fired two shots. Sharifai tried to run but was shot and killed.The club closed its doors Friday night. It posted this message, “We will be closed out of respect as we join the community in prayer.” No bond for Ricketts,the man accused of shooting&killing a 24yo outside a Jax club will be back in court April17th. pic.twitter.com/QVv3vWFHzH— Amber Krycka (@AmberANjax) March 25, 2017 On Saturday morning, the judge asked Ricketts if he was going to hire an attorney. Ricketts told the judge his fiancee was going to and that she was in the courtroom.The judge asked where, and Ricketts looked back and gave a kissy face. Ricketts was ordered held without bail and will be back in court April 17 for his arraignment. Witnesses say the 24yo who was shot and killed outside a Town Center club was trying to break up the fight. pic.twitter.com/GjSGSTESYN— Amber Krycka (@AmberANjax) March 25, 2017
  • Police are investigating a homicide after a man was found dead in a north Tulsa home Saturday morning. Police said they believe the man was shot. It happened near North Peoria and East Apache. Upon arrival, police set up a perimeter around the house thinking someone else might be inside. After entering the house detectives found one dead male. Officials identified the victim as 42-year-old Carlos Record. They said he did not live in the home.The person who called it in walked inside of the house, saw the dead person and immediately walked outside and called police. That person was brought in for questioning. Police also responded to a house a couple of blocks away where they have taken two other possible witnesses downtown for questioning.  Trending Now on FOX23.com Cloud 9 closing after two decades in Tulsa Nowata mother says son was stabbed in ear with lollipop stick on school bus Nearly 1 million pounds of chicken recalled due to ‘metal objects' Tulsa family says 2-year-old killed in alleged beating was 'happy, joyful toddler' Mother with cancer dies a day after delivering twins
  • Kentucky coach John Calipari can point to the reason why freshman guard De'Aaron Fox has blossomed into the Wildcats' offensive leader at the most crucial time of the season. 'What he's learned to do is play physical,' Calipari said of Fox. 'Not take a hit and fly and throw a ball. He's learned to play through bumps. He's learned to work. He's understands the grind now.' Fox is coming off the best scoring game of the NCAA Tournament with his career-high 39 points helping Kentucky (32-5) move to its accustomed place in the regional finals Sunday playing top-seeded North Carolina in the South. This postseason, Fox has led or shared leading-scorer honors for Kentucky in every game, including tallying 39 points in Friday's 86-75 victory over No. 3 seed UCLA. His 39 points also were the most ever by a freshman in the NCAA Tournament and was the best by a Kentucky player in this tournament since Tayshaun Prince had 41 in 2002. The Fox also completely outplayed the Bruins' vaunted freshman guard Lonzo Ball, who managed only 10 points. Ball declared for the NBA draft after Friday's loss. Fox, on the other hand, has more immediate concerns than where he will play basketball next year. He's preparing for the Tar Heels (30-7). Kentucky defeated Carolina 103-100 on Dec. 17 in Las Vegas. 'We're still playing basketball, so I'm not talking about leaving,' Fox said. 'If things go as planned, we still have three games left.' Fox had 24 points and 10 assists in that December win over the Tar Heels. In the six postseason games including the Southeastern Conference Tournament, the 6-foot-3 guard from Houston has averaged 23 points, while connecting on 57 percent of his shots. 'There is a reason he is who he is, and the hype he has around him,' UCLA guard Bryce Alford said after Friday's loss to the Wildcats. 'He's very, very talented. . It's tough to stop a guy who has as good of a mid-range game as he does. That's a lost art in college basketball, and it's very hard to stop.' Well, his teammates and Calipari did stop Fox on Saturday from talking to the media. After a couple answers about planning for the national title that could make the Carolina bulletin board, the rest of the Wildcats lightheartedly shut him down. 'Stop. He's done talking,' Calipari said, later adding. 'When he's excited, he's Chatty Cathy. He talks, just like he just did.' Each time someone asked Fox a question, Calipari or a teammate interrupted to say the guard was not allowed to answer any more questions. When Fox started well against UCLA, it was Calipari who didn't say much. The Wildcats took a 36-33 halftime lead into the locker room with Fox scoring 15 points and making seven of his 12 shots. 'All I did at halftime was say: 'Guys. Are you watching this game?' and they said yeah,' Calipari recounted. 'I said: 'Ok good. You know we are playing through De'Arron Fox. The rest of you take a back seat and play off of him.'' Fox's teammates have seen his improvement up close. The Tar Heels also have taken notice. Junior Justin Jackson, North Carolina's leading scorer, said Fox showed signs of being good when they played for the same AAU team in Texas. 'I didn't know he was going to have this type of impact right away,' Jackson said. 'He's gotten better and better as the season has gone on. . We have to slow him down as much as possible. He's fast. He's explosive. And when he gets going, the rest of the team gets going.' Calipari says any of his Wildcats can take over a game at any time, but it's been Fox leading the postseason parade. 'At the end of the day, (Calipari) is putting me in position. My teammates put me in great positions,' Fox said. 'And all I've got to do is execute.' ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: http://collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25.
  • A man was arrested Friday after going out in public while dressed to look like the Joker from “Batman,”  complete with a cape and a sword. Jeremy Putman, 31, was arrested and charged with wearing a mask in public. He is being held on $2,000 bail, WJLA reports.  >> Read more trending news Winchester police said they received several calls about Putman walking around the city in the costume around 2 p.m. Police said they got similar calls last week but do not think there are more suspects. 
  • UPDATE: Children of slain Jacksonville teacher plead for information about missing carPolice are searching for a Duval County teacher's car after she was found dead inside her Jacksonville home on Thursday.Police said family found San Jose Elementary School teacher Deborah Liles, 62, dead inside her Panama Park home on 59th Street at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.Her gold 2010 Buick LaCrosse with Florida tag 275LLJ was missing from the home and officers suspect foul play in her death. Photos: Longtime Duval teacher found dead inside Jacksonville home RETWEET: Police continue search for Duval schoolteacher's car after she was found dead inside her #Jacksonville home https://t.co/RtpOdPJy7u pic.twitter.com/J5UCRw42cD— ActionNewsJax (@ActionNewsJax) March 24, 2017 A district spokesperson said Liles had worked for the Duval County Public Schools since 2000.She'd been teaching at San Jose Elementary School since 2005. Family told Action News Jax that Liles was a victim of a violent attack at her Jacksonville home in 1993.Neighbors who knew Liles said her house had been broken into several times in the past. They said she was a sweet woman who baked them Christmas cookies and would always greet them when walking around the block.One neighbor told Action News Jax that she's afraid to go outside because Liles' killer hasn't been caught.The district released a statement about Liles' death, which reads: The entire community of San Jose Elementary School and Duval County Public Schools is deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of one of its staff members.' MORE LOCAL NEWS: St. Johns County homeowner told to take down Blue Lives Matter flag The 62-year-old's gold 2010 Buick LaCrosse with Florida tag 275LLJ is missing after her body was found at her Panama Park home on Thursday https://t.co/tqOw5gdY2j— Brittney Donovan (@brittneydonovan) March 24, 2017
  • Police found bottles of hydrochloric acid next to a car with a dead man inside in Jacksonville on Saturday.Police said a note that read “Danger, stay back. Hazmat needed” was taped to the car, which was found near 4238 Timuquana Road.Blocks of Timuquana Road were taped off while hazmat and bomb squad crews investigated. LOCAL NEWS: Children of slain Jacksonville teacher plead for information about missing car Neighbors were warned to stay inside their homes and those returning to the area were kept far away from the scene.“It just kind of dragged on and on. I’ve been locked out of my house for over four hours, five hours now,' Kenneth Johnstone told Action News Jax.Johnstone said he'd never seen the car in the neighborhood. JSO: car found w/ body inside, sign on outside saying 'Danger stay back hazmat needed'. Chemical smell around car. @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/YMsLuOkJG8— Beth Rousseau (@BethANJax) March 25, 2017 “The car was all the way off the street. I know the car doesn’t belong to the house it was at,” he said.Investigators said a strong chemical scent was pouring from the vehicle.Hazmat pulled several buckets and bottles from the car.Police said the incident is being investigated as an apparent suicide.”It’s just an off-the-beaten path subdivision,' Chris Parson said. 'It’s been here for a long time and we like our peace and quiet. This is kind of unusual for us.”Police said they are still piecing together what happened and authorities are in the beginning stages of their investigation. We're @ scene on Timuquana Rd. where hazmat has responded @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/oeCXGQlZRf— Beth Rousseau (@BethANJax) March 25, 2017
  • LeBron James is playing against Washington despite an eye injury. James sustained a scratched right cornea on Friday night in a win at Charlotte and the Cavs listed him as questionable Saturday before announcing he will face the Wizards. James got poked in the eye in the third quarter by the Hornets' Jeremy Lamb but stayed in the game. The NBA champions are 0-6 when James does not play. James' injury had given the Cavs a legitimate chance to rest their superstar as the regular season winds down and they get ready for the playoffs. The team drew heavy criticism last week for resting James and fellow All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love for a nationally televised game in Los Angeles. That decision prompted NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to send a letter to team owners, saying the trend to rest starters is 'an extremely significant issue for our league.
  • After the collapse of health care reform legislation in the House on Friday, Republicans in the Congress and President Donald Trump now must decide what’s next on their respective agendas, as the GOP tries to pick up the pieces from a very public legislative failure over an issue that had been their central political focus for the last seven years. Here’s the look from Capitol Hill. 1. The first big setback for the Trump agenda. You can try to downplay what happened, but there was little positive to take from this health care debacle in the House. “I will not sugarcoat this; this is a disappointing day for us,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan after the vote was canceled. President Trump tried to blame Democrats, but that rang hollow since the White House had done no serious outreach to the other party. With this setback, it’s even more apparent how little has been done so far by the GOP Congress with respect to the Trump Agenda. Other than approving a series of plans to reverse specific regulations of the Obama Administration, no bills of any import have been passed. Infrastructure, jobs bills, tax cuts, cutting government – all of that sounds good – but so far, no action. And Trump wrote 'The Art of the Deal' — Bill Mitchell (@JerseyGuy_Bill) March 25, 2017 2. Trump allies turn their sights on Speaker Ryan. It wasn’t hard to hear the low rumbling of some supporters of President Trump, as they used the Friday health care debacle to immediately try to make Speaker Ryan the scapegoat. Ann Coulter bluntly said, “Ryan is not on Trump’s side.” Pro-Trump websites like InfoWars and Breitbart immediately attacked Ryan as well, with some conservatives urging the House Freedom Caucus to help dump Ryan, arguing that he is the perfect illustration of the Republican Establishment that needs to be excised from Swamp of Washington, D.C. Paul Ryan is not on @POTUS' side – https://t.co/QVOHBDIKiT #KilledTheBill #FunFactFriday — Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) March 24, 2017 3. Full repeal of Obamacare needs 60 votes in the Senate. If Republicans couldn’t muster a majority in the House – how are they going to get 60 votes in the Senate to really change the bulk of the Obama health law? The answer – they’re not going to do that any time soon. But full repeal was still the mantra from a number of Republicans as the House GOP health care bill went down the tubes on Friday. “I remain committed to repealing Obamacare and replacing it with conservative reforms,” said Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN). “Congress should take its time and pass a good bill that actually repeals ObamaCare,” said Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL). But the truth is, unless Republicans get 60 votes in the 2018 elections, an Obama health law repeal bill faces a difficult road in the Congress. I applaud House conservatives for keeping their word to the American people. I look forward to passing full repeal https://t.co/ftyj6sCw0v — Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 24, 2017 4. This fight on health care is already over? It seems hard to believe that Republicans are just going to drop the issue of health care reform, especially after making it such a central part of their political message in recent years. But President Trump seemed to send the signal that he is going to focus his political capital on other issues, like tax reform. “That one is going to be fun,” the President said earlier this week, as his Treasury Secretary predicted a final tax bill would on the President’s desk by early August. The last time Congress approved major tax reform was 1986. There’s a reason it hasn’t happened in over 30 years. It is not easy. And the lobbyists of Gucci Gulch will be ready. President Trump says tax reform is the next item on his agenda https://t.co/dLNduSPgl6 — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 24, 2017 5. This wasn’t really much of an effort. The White House said the President “left everything on the field” to get a health care bill. But it doesn’t look like that at all. Go back eight years, and Democrats were just launching their 13 month effort to forge what would become known as Obamacare. It went through the spring, summer, fall, winter, and then into the next spring of 2010, before being achieved. By contrast, the GOP introduced its health care bill on March 6 and gave up on March 24. Back in 2009 and 2010, Democrats struggled to keep their side together, but managed to get 60 votes for their package in the Senate. The GOP couldn’t even get a majority in the House. There is still time to go back to the drawing board. But it takes more than 18 days of work. Remember when Republicans promised they would try to fiddle with Obamacare for a few weeks and then give up? — Ramesh Ponnuru (@RameshPonnuru) March 24, 2017 6. Let the Republican finger pointing begin. One of the biggest immediate targets was the Freedom Caucus, the group of more conservative lawmakers which for years has been very good at holding out against the GOP leadership, but has done almost nothing in the way of substantive legislating. Some of that ire was aimed at Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), the head of the Freedom Caucus. “Mark Meadows is more interested in being on the TV than solving problems,” fumed Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA), who then aimed some more barbs at Meadows and pointedly made sure to tell a reporter – “You can quote me on that.” Exactly right. GOP & Trump own this,but @freedomcaucus & @Heritage_Action & others caused it. They are the pie-in-the-sky caucus. https://t.co/9tMcfk45ox — Brit Hume (@brithume) March 24, 2017 7. Don’t downplay the importance of this setback. Yes, it’s just one bill. Yes, it’s not the end of the world. But this failure was a big deal. Republicans have been talking for years about how they would repeal and replace the Obama health law. Donald Trump said he would do it right away. But for years, I have been reporting – and taking flak for saying – that while the GOP had lots of ideas, they didn’t have consensus on any plan. And that was obvious as they desperately tried to stitch together deals at the last minute to keep the bill moving. It’s pretty easy to lob verbal grenades at the other party – it’s a little different to offer substantive legislation and pass it. Humiliating defeat for GOP after years to prepare. Real blow to their argument that they could govern if only given the chance. — carl hulse (@hillhulse) March 24, 2017 8. This was not a good week for President Trump. It started Monday with the FBI Director publicly confirming that not only was there an investigation of how Russia meddled in last year’s election, but also a probe of any links between the Trump Campaign and Moscow. The FBI chief also made clear there was no evidence to back up Trump’s claim that he had been wiretapped in 2016. And the NSA shot down talk that British Intelligence had helped with surveillance on Trump Tower. Meanwhile, the Trump travel and refugee ban stayed on hold the courts, despite Mr. Trump’s declaration that judges were overstepping their authority. Then the week ended with a health care thud. Tomorrow's cover: Trump forced to cancel health care vote in stunning blow https://t.co/53Po4iXVbM pic.twitter.com/lEQe5Qc22g — New York Post (@nypost) March 24, 2017
  • Unable to convince GOP lawmakers to get on board with a plan to overhaul the Obama health law, Republicans in the House decided not to even force a vote on the measure, a major setback for both President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan. “This bill is dead,” said Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), the Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, who played a central role in cobbling together this plan. 'This bill is dead,' House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Walden says — Cristina Marcos (@cimarcos) March 24, 2017 The bill never even came to a vote, as it became obvious that Republicans had nowhere near a majority of lawmakers ready to vote for it. Democrats were more than happy to pile on the GOP legislative debacle. #ObamaCare 1 – #Trumpcare 0. — Rep. Hank Johnson (@RepHankJohnson) March 24, 2017
  • In the end, monolithic opposition by Democrats coupled with opposition from the far right doomed Friday’s vote on the American Health Care Act, the GOP bill that would have repealed and replaced the law commonly known as “Obamacare.” GOP leadership decided to pull the bill, realizing that it could not pass. The Trump administration made it clear early Friday that negotiations were over, and the president wanted an up or down vote Friday. House Speaker Paul Ryan went to the White House to report he didn’t have the votes to pass the bill; President Trump had previously said win or lose, Rep. Ryan should keep his position as Speaker. The GOP plan (AHCA) would have ended the mandate that all Americans pay for health insurance, replacing it with a plan where the federal government would give Americans tax credits, based on age. That would have saved taxpayers billions of dollars, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, but would have left  24 million additional Americans without health coverage within the next decade. Many governors, including some Republicans, also had serious concerns about the additional burdens passed on to states under the AHCA.
  • The Pawhuska woman recently accused of exposing herself to a classroom of students was arrested this week on accusations of stealing a purse.  According to the arrest report, Lacey Sponsler allegedly stole a purse while at the Broken Arrow Lanes bowling alley near 111th and Elm last Thursday.   The report states that witnesses saw her acting suspiciously and looking at people’s belongings. One witness saw her grab a purse and asked if it was hers. She said it was not.   A witness then reportedly saw Sponsler walk into the game room and return wearing different clothes. Police were called and found her in the bathroom.   Sponsler was arrested in February for doing a cartwheel in front of students at a Pawhuska school. She was not wearing anything under her dress and exposed herself to the students.
  • Authorities in Ohio arrested three people after they discovered the badly decomposed body of a 71-year-old Vietnam veteran in a home, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending news Deputies with the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office found the body of Bob Harris, 71, after learning that his Social Security debit card was being used despite the fact that he hadn’t been seen for months, WJW reported. The body had decomposed to the point where the remains were mostly skeletal, lying in the living room of a home in Wainwright. The body was kept a short distance from where the home’s residents slept, according to WJW. “It’s a horribly graphic case,” Sheriff Orvis Campbell told TimesReporter.com. He said Harris’ body was found in some “of the most deplorable conditions we can describe.” Trash and animal waste was found near the body. Harris was living with a married couple and their daughter, according to TimesReporter.com. The family had spread stories about Harris moving to Stark County and allowing them to use his Social Security benefits, Campbell said. Authorities arrested Brian and Stacy Sorohan on charges of abuse of a corpse and theft of a credit card, according to The Associated Press. The couple’s 18-year-old daughter was charged with abuse of a corpse. Deputies said the circumstances surrounding Harris’ death were not immediately clear. An autopsy will be performed to determine whether his death involved foul play, according to TimesReporter.com.