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The White House on Friday threatened to veto any Republican budget plan that strips funding from abortion provider Planned Parenthood, deepening an election-tinged political culture war. Planned Parenthood has long been the bete noire of conservative activists. One opposition group recently released undercover videos that purported to show Planned Parenthood staff offering to sell fetal tissue.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets acquired slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from Detroit on Friday in their strongest attempt yet to boost a punchless lineup that threatened to derail their postseason hopes.