Company stopped from accepting abortion waste

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — County commissioners gave final approval Thursday to an order to stop an incinerator in Oregon from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure no fetal tissue is burned to generate power.
10 Things to Know for Friday

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, joined by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, after the Democratic majority voted to weaken filibusters and make it harder for Republicans to block confirmation of the president's nominees for judges and other top posts. McConnell said Democrats are using a power play to distract voters from the president's troubled health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:



Exclusive: JetBlue flight attendants seek to hold unionization vote

JetBlue Airways logo is displayed on a monitor in Terminal 5 at JFK International Airport in New YorkBy Alwyn Scott NEW YORK (Reuters) - Flight attendants at JetBlue Airways are pushing for a vote on whether to unionize, marking a second organizing effort at the formerly non-union airline after pilots authorized joining a union on Tuesday. The flight attendants are working with the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) to sign authorization cards that would let them hold an election under national labor rules, the TWU told Reuters. "We're getting them in very quickly," Thom McDaniel, a TWU International vice president, said of the cards.



Obama wraps up Japan visit after security pledge but no trade deal

U.S. President Barack Obama attends a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka guesthouse in TokyoBy Antoni Slodkowski and Matt Spetalnick TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama neared the end of a state visit to Japan on Friday during which he assured America's close ally that Washington would come to its defense but failed to clinch a trade deal vital to his promised "pivot" to Asia. Failure to reach a trade deal has delayed a joint statement on security and economic ties that Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were expected to issue after their summit on Thursday. Obama and Abe had ordered their top aides to make a final push to reach a trade agreement but Economy Minister Akira Amari told reporters on Friday that gaps remained despite recent progress. The TPP is high on Abe's economic reform agenda and central to Obama's policy of expanding the U.S. presence in Asia.



11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Eleven elementary school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.


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