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Text from Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade

Jun. 24, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

The Associated Press is making available the full text of the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning the nationwide right to abortion: Justice Alito delivered the opinion of the Court. Abortion presents a profound moral issue on which Americans hold sharply conflicting...

NY leaders vow new gun limits after Supreme Court ruling

Jun. 23, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Democratic leaders aim to preserve as many restrictions as possible on carrying a handgun in public after the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down key portions of the state's gun-licensing law. State and New York City officials are zeroing in on...

Amid abortion debate, clinic asks: Who's caring for moms?

Jun. 12, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Miracle Allen used her last tank of gas to drive an hour and 15 minutes to the closest clinic that would care for her and her unborn baby. Allen, 29, was four months pregnant when Hurricane Ida ripped through her Houma, Louisiana, community. She spent three...

Doctor named in abortion case has nothing to do with lawsuit

Jun. 06, 2022 08:35 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dr. Thomas Dobbs has never gotten involved in political fights over reproductive health, but his name has become shorthand for a legal case that could end abortion rights in the United States. If he has feelings about the situation, he pretty much keeps those to himself. ...

Next Hong Kong leader says city must work harder at COVID-19

May. 31, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s incoming chief executive, John Lee, said Tuesday the city still has to work hard at controlling the coronavirus and boosting vaccination rates. Lee, who returned home after meeting with Communist Party officials in Beijing, said Hong Kong needs to...

COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise in Alabama

May. 27, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 is again on the rise in Alabama after weeks in decline, with more than 130 being treated statewide for the first time since late March. While state statistics show hospitalizations crept up this week to reach...

Widespread disbelief over N. Korea's tiny COVID death rate

May. 27, 2022 03:34 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — According to North Korea, its fight against COVID-19 has been impressive: About 3.3 million people have been reported sick with fevers, but only 69 have died. If all are coronavirus cases, that's a fatality rate of 0.002%, something no other country,...

COVID-19, shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?

May. 25, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As the nation marked 1 million deaths from COVID-19 last week, the milestone was bookended by mass shootings that killed people simply living their lives: grocery shopping, going to church, or attending the fourth grade. The number, once unthinkable, is now an irreversible...

Vaccines bring optimism as COVID cases soar in South America

May. 25, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — After a reprieve of months, confirmed cases of COVID-19 are surging in the southern tip of South America. But officials in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay hope high vaccination rates mean this latest wave will not be as deadly as previous ones. At the...

US births rose last year but still less than before pandemic

May. 24, 2022 09:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. births bumped up last year, but the number of babies born was still lower than before the coronavirus pandemic. The 1% increase was a bit of a rebound from 2020, the first year of the pandemic, which witnessed the largest one-year drop in the U.S. births in...