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Saudi Arabia's 88-year-old King Salman, suffering from fever and joint pain, undergoes medical exams

May. 19, 2024 02:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's 88-year-old King Salman will undergo medical checks Sunday after suffering from a high temperature and joint pain, state media reported. King Salman will undergo the examinations at the Royal Clinics at Al Salam Palace in Jeddah,...

Ohio voters approved reproductive rights. Will the state's near-ban on abortion stand?

May. 19, 2024 02:07 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A county judge could rule as early as Monday on Ohio's law banning virtually all abortions, a decision that will take into consideration the decision by voters to enshrine reproductive rights in the state constitution. The 2019 law under consideration by...

Man suspected of shooting 6-month-old son in hostage standoff near Phoenix apparently killed himself

May. 18, 2024 20:41 PM EDT

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — A man suspected of shooting his 6-month-old son multiple times after taking the boy and his mother hostage was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in the rubble of a suburban Phoenix home that caught fire during a SWAT standoff, police said Saturday. ...

Water, water everywhere ... most is now safe to drink in an English village after parasite outbreak

May. 18, 2024 12:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Most residents living near a scenic fishing village in southwestern England where a parasite in the water sickened more than 45 people were told Saturday that they could safely drink the water again. South West Water said it lifted its boil notice for most of the...

For decades, states have taken foster children's federal benefits. That's starting to change

May. 18, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — By the time Jesse Fernandez turned 18, the federal government had paid out thousands of dollars in Social Security survivor's benefits because of the death of his mother. But Jesse's bank account was empty. The money had all been used by Missouri's...

Man shoots his 6-month-old baby multiple times at home near Phoenix, but child expected to survive

May. 17, 2024 22:17 PM EDT

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — A man shot his 6-month-old baby multiple times Friday at a home northwest of Phoenix after taking the infant and its mother captive, but the mother escaped with minor injuries and the child was expected to survive, authorities said. They said the status of...

LPGA monitoring health issues after 10 players withdraw from Mizuho Americas Open

May. 17, 2024 21:03 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — LPGA officials are concerned about health issues at the Mizuho Americas Open after 10 players withdrew from the event over the past two days, including seven with various illnesses. The LPGA issued a statement late in the second round Friday, saying they...

NYC firefighter who collapsed in burning home likely saved by smoke inhalation drug

May. 17, 2024 20:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials credited a smoke inhalation drug for likely saving the life of a New York City firefighter who fell unconscious and stopped breathing while battling a house blaze Friday. The firefighter was one of three injured during the response in the Bronx. All are...

They were treating waves of wounded in Gaza. Then an Israeli assault trapped the foreign doctors

May. 17, 2024 19:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The 35 American and other international doctors came to Gaza in volunteer teams to help one of the territory’s few hospitals still functioning. They brought suitcases full of medical supplies and had trained for one of the worst war zones in the world. They knew the health care...

GOP fighting, 50-hour Democratic filibuster kill push to make amending Missouri Constitution harder

May. 17, 2024 18:06 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — GOP infighting and a record-breaking, 50-hour Democratic filibuster on Friday killed a Republican push to make amending Missouri's constitution harder, an effort in part aimed at thwarting an upcoming ballot measure on abortion-rights. The GOP-led Senate...