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Appeal filed by U.S. in morning-after pill case

New York

Appeal filed by U.S. in morning-after pill case

The government filed a last-second appeal Monday that will delay the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill to girls of any age without a prescription. The FDA had announced earlier this month that the contraception could be sold without a prescription to those 15 and older.

Montpelier, Vt.

House passes aid-in-dying measure

The Vermont House voted Monday evening to make the state the first in the country to legislate allowing physicians to provide lethal medication to terminally ill patients who request it. By a 75-65 roll call vote, the House concurred with a Senate version of the bill. It now goes to the desk of Gov. Peter Shumlin, who has said he is a strong supporter.

Detroit

Man with pressure cooker is arrested

A Saudi man was arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after federal agents said he lied about why he was traveling with a pressure cooker. But late Monday his nephew said that it was all a misunderstanding about a device he simply wanted for cooking. Two pressure cookers were used in last month's Boston bombings.

Poca, W.Va.

2 hurt in blasts, fire at gas plant

Two workers were injured Monday when highly flammable gas used in welding exploded at a West Virginia industrial site, officials said. The injured workers were taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital for treatment.

New Orleans

Police ID suspect in parade gunfire

Police have identified a suspect in the shooting of 19 people during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans. Multiple people identified Aiken Scott, 19, as the shooter, police said. Three gunshot victims remained in critical condition Monday.

Phoenix

Arias back in jail post-suicide watch

Jodi Arias has been transferred back to a Phoenix jail after spending the weekend on suicide watch at another facility. Arias was convicted of first-degree murder on Wednesday in the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend.

Mexico

2 suspects jailed in Shabazz slaying

Two waiters at a downtown Mexico City bar have been arrested and identified by prosecutors as the "likely killers" of Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X. Shabazz was beaten to death last week. Authorities say Shabazz was killed when he refused to pay a $1,200 bar tab.

Grand Junction, Colo.

Remains tied to 1987 cold case

Authorities say a human skeleton found in a partially buried car belongs to a man who was reported missing 26 years ago. They identified the man on Monday as 65-year-old Ronald Vasey. He disappeared in 1987.

Chicago

DUI charges filed against limo driver

Authorities say a limousine driver who drove more than 20 Chicago teenagers to a prom had an alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit. Richard L. Madison says he wasn't intoxicated, but a Breathalyzer test indicated Madison's blood-alcohol level was 0.22 percent. The legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent.

Times wires

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