Philippines mulls pullout of Syria peacekeepers The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
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A bill in the Arizona Legislature to allow surprise inspections of abortion clinics has been described by supporters as a vital tool for health inspectors, who now must get a warrant to make unannounced searches of abortion providers.
The search warrant bill is being pushed by the Center for Arizona Policy, the conservative group that wrote a now-vetoed religious freedom bill that angered gays, civil rights proponents and the business community.
The health department has received just five complaints concerning abortion clinic safety in the past three years, and the recent case at Planned Parenthood was the only time a warrant was carried out.
During the search, Health Services staff hauled off records of policies, two patients, compliance audits and a corrective action plan dated May 8, 2013.
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The measure also would provide $500,000 for airport improvements and another $464,000 to support research at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology into the use of underground shale formations.
Lobbyists would be able to start giving money to candidate for office nearly seven weeks earlier under a bill debated in the state Senate.
 opponents are concerned about increasing the role of money in politics as lobbyists are given more time to give to candidates.
Trout, Pujols have RBI doubles in Angels loss
(AP) — Mike Trout and Albert Pujols each had RBI doubles for the Los Angeles Angels, but the Robinson Cano continued his torrid spring training in the Seattle Mariners' 10-6 win Tuesday.
Wilson allowed four hits and one unearned run with four strikeouts over five innings.
Wilson, 17-7 with a 3.39 ERA in 2013, was coming off a start in which he pitched four scoreless innings against the Dodgers.
Scott Baker, who had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in 2012 and is trying to make the Seattle rotation, had his toughest outing in three spring starts.
Matt Long, a candidate to make the Angels as a reserve outfielder, had three hits in four trips to the plate.
Projected starters Hisashi Iwakuma (sprained finger tendon) and Taijuan Walker (shoulder stiffness) are dealing with injuries and neither are expected to be ready for the regular-season opener.
Republicans say K-12 public schools are a big winner in the House budget plan, but Democrats say the plan still doesn't meet the state's obligation to education.
A 115-2 vote late Tuesday in the House gave key approval to its $7 billion spending plan for state taxes.
BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with RHPs Brad Brach, Kevin Gausman, Miguel Gonzalez, Steve Johnson, Josh Stinson and Chris Tillman; LHPs Mike Belfiore, Tim Berry, Zach Britton and TJ McFarland; Cs Steve Clevenger, Johnny Monell and Michael Ohlman; INFs Michael Alamanzar, Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop and Jemile Weeks; and OFs David Lough and Henry Urrutia on one-year contracts.