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Her son died — and then anti-vaxers attacked her

Grieving and frightened, just days after her son's death from the flu, a mother checked her Facebook page hoping to read messages of comfort from family and friends. Instead, she found dozens of hateful comments from strangers.

FDA approves first postpartum depression drug

For the first time in history, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug specifically indicated for the treatment of postpartum depression, which experts say offers new hope to women and physicians.

Starbucks is changing its rewards program

Super-loyal customers who use Starbucks' membership program account for about 40 percent of sales at the company's US stores. Now Starbucks is taking steps it believes will make the program more attractive.

News From The Associated Press

5th ex-Wheaton football player pleads guilty in hazing case

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — The last of five former members of a Christian college football team in suburban Chicago has pleaded guilty to charges in a 2016 hazing incident. Benjamin Pettway of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor disorderly conduct. DuPage County Circuit Judge Brian Telander sentenced the 23-year-old ex-Wheaton College player to court supervision and ordered him to perform 50 hours of community service. Three other former players — Samuel TeBos of Allendale, Michigan; Noah Spielman of Columbus, Ohio; and Kyler Kregel of Grand Rapids, Michigan — pleaded

Watchdog group's leader steps down after founder's firing

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The head of the Southern Poverty Law Center is stepping down, the latest high-profile departure from the watchdog organization. Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen on Friday announced his resignation to staff. A spokesman for the organization said he could not comment on personnel matters. The law center is best known for its work monitoring extremist groups. The organization last week fired founder and prominent civil rights attorney Morris Dees for unspecified reasons. The organization said it is "committed to ensuring the conduct of our staff

The Latest: Jury has verdict in ex-cop's homicide trial

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local): 8:25 p.m. The jury has reached a verdict in the homicide trial of a white former police officer charged with shooting an unarmed black teenager as he fled a high-stakes traffic stop outside Pittsburgh. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld fired on 17-year-old Antwon Rose II last summer in a killing that sparked weeks of unrest. Jurors informed the court Friday night they have reached a verdict. They can convict Rosfeld

Democratic demands set up battle over Mueller report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are calling for special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation to be fully released, including the underlying evidence. They are threatening subpoenas if it is not. The demands are setting up a potential tug of war between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump's administration that federal judges might eventually have to referee. Mueller turned over his long-awaited report to Attorney General William Barr on Friday. Six Democratic House committee chairmen wrote in a letter to Barr later Friday that if Mueller has

Former Milwaukee jail leader sentenced in dehydration death

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee jail commander accused of lying during the investigation of the dehydration death of a mentally ill inmate has been sentenced to what will likely be house arrest. The Journal Sentinel reports that former Sheriff's Maj. Nancy Lee Evans was told Friday she will have three weeks to report to the House of Corrections, where she is expected to be fitted with an electronic tracking bracelet. The 49-year-old Evans pleaded no contest to felony misconduct in office in the April 2016 dehydration death of 38-year-old Terrill Thomas. A complaint accused her of repeatedly

PG&E objects to judge's proposals to prevent wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is pushing back on a U.S. judge's revised proposal to prevent the utility's equipment from causing more wildfires. The company said in a court filing Friday that it could not monitor every tree in its service area at all times to make sure it complies with tree trimming laws. Judge William Alsup in San Francisco earlier this month proposed requiring the company to fully comply with all vegetation management and clearance laws as part of its probation in a criminal case. Alsup called the utility's efforts to prevent trees from hitting its power

The Latest: Six Democratic House chairs demand full report

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The Democratic chairs of six House committees are demanding that the Justice Department release "without delay" the full report it has received from special counsel Robert Mueller. They say they expect Attorney General William Barr also to turn over all evidence Mueller has uncovered. The Democrats say since the Justice Department asserts a sitting president can't be indicted, Barr's failure to release evidence of criminal or other misconduct by President Donald Trump "would raise

The Latest: Detained flight attendant released

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a flight attendant detained by U.S. immigration authorities (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A flight attendant detained by U.S. immigration authorities as she was returning from an international work assignment has been freed from custody. Selene Saavedra Roman's husband, David Watkins of College Station, Texas, told KBTX-TV of Bryan and College Station that his wife was freed from detention in Conroe, Texas, early Friday afternoon. Messages from The Associated Press to Roman's attorney, Belinda Martinez Arroyo, were not immediately returned. Earlier Friday,

Beyond Mueller report, Trump faces flurry of legal perils

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump still has to contend with state and federal investigations in New York even with the Russia investigation complete. Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday delivered his report to the Justice Department on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Its contents remain confidential. But some legal observers say the greater threat to Trump's presidency could stem from ongoing investigations in New York. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are still investigating hush money payments that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen arranged to women who claimed