Receive Breaking News updates as they occur
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the judges said every state must guarantee constitutional rights, including abortion.
A wildfire raged in sections of California's famous Yosemite National Park on Tuesday but the popular tourist destination remained open, officials said. Park spokeswoman Ashley Mayer said the blaze which started on Saturday had scorched more than 3,000 acres (12 square kilometers) and remained only 19 percent contained. One section of woodland within the park was closed due to the fire, while all entrances to Yosemite remained open.