Texas Planned Parenthood asks judge to block Medicaid funding cut

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – The leaders of Texas Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge on Tuesday to block the state's bid to halt Medicaid funding for the healthcare group, which has long been targeted by Republicans for providing abortions. Planned Parenthood has said the threatened funding cut, by terminating Planned Parenthood's enrollment […]

Kenyan opposition accepts lawyer's nomination as election head

By Humphrey Malalo NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan legislators on Tuesday approved a corporate lawyer to head the electoral board, hoping to restore voters’ confidence in the much-maligned body before national elections later this year. The previous electoral board resigned in October after the opposition accused them of corruption, leading to deadly protests. The new candidate […]