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In this May 7, 2019 photo, black female cadets with the Class of 2019 pose at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The 34 women comprise a small slice of the roughly 1,000 cadets in the class. The cadets say they're proud to be part of a milestone at the historic academy after four years of testing their limits. (Cadet Hallie H. Pound/U.S. Army via AP)

West Point to graduate record number of black female cadets

- Associated Press

The class of cadets preparing to jubilantly toss their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy's graduation ceremony Saturday includes 34 black women, a record number that's a sign of concerted efforts to diversify West Point's Long Gray Line.

Bill to expand abortion providers in Maine gets OK in Senate

- Associated Press

A Democratic push to make it easier to get an abortion in Maine gained ground Thursday as the Senate passed a bill to allow nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse-midwives to perform the procedure.

US sanctions Argentina-based online pharmacy

- Associated Press

The United States on Thursday designated the Argentina-based online pharmacy Goldpharma and eight Argentine citizens as significant foreign narcotics traffickers.

Brazil sues tobacco companies to recover public health costs

Associated Press

Brazil's attorney general's office is suing multinational tobacco companies to recover costs by the public health care system in treating smoking-related illnesses - the first lawsuit of its kind in Latin America.