PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A woman whose ex-boyfriend wanted to stop her from having an abortion will be allowed to end her pregnancy now that a judge has ruled in her favor in a case that has outraged abortion rights activists.
Common Pleas Judge Michael Conahan on Monday dissolved the temporary injunction issued against 23-year-old Tanya Meyers by another judge a week ago. He also dismissed a lawsuit filed by the ex-boyfriend, John Stachokus, who said he would take full or partial custody of the child.
Death penalty to be sought against Avila
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Saying the crime "shocked and outraged our community," prosecutors announced plans to seek the death penalty against the man accused of kidnapping 5-year-old Samantha Runnion from in front of her home and killing her.
Alejandro Avila, 27, is accused of dragging the girl away from a playmate after he asked her for help in finding his puppy.
Van crash victim dies
CHICAGO (AP) -- The death toll in last week's van crash and subsequent mob killing in Chicago has grown to three.
Shani Lawrence, 26, one of three women struck by the van when it hurtled over the curb and hit a porch, died Monday, hospital officials said.
The other two women hit by the van survived. But the van's driver, Jack Moore, 62, and his passenger, Anthony Stuckey, 49, were attacked and killed by a mob in apparent retribution for the accident. Seven men have been charged with first-degree murder in the case.
Chinese girl left willingly
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- A 12-year-old Chinese girl who disappeared from San Francisco International Airport last week left willingly to stay with relatives in Amherst, immigration officials said.
Authorities at first had feared that Yukun Jia may have been abducted when she disappeared from a Chinese tour group Thursday during a layover in San Francisco on a trip to Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala.
Pilots get no-travel order
MIAMI (AP) -- Two America West pilots accused of being drunk when they got behind the controls of a jetliner last month were ordered Monday to either stay in Florida or at their Arizona homes pending future court appearances here.
Thomas Cloyd and Christopher Hughes had asked Circuit Judge David Young for permission to travel while awaiting their Oct. 21 trial.
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