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In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, image from China's CCTV video, a patient is carried on a stretcher to an ambulance by medical workers in protective suits in Wuhan, China. China is swiftly building a hospital dedicated to treating patients infected with a new virus that sickened hundreds and prompted unprecedented lockdowns of cities home to millions of people during the country's most important holiday. (CCTV via AP)

China building a hospital to treat virus, expands lockdowns

Jan. 24, 2020 8:48 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China announced Friday that it is swiftly building a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated to patients infected with a new virus that has killed 26 people, sickened hundreds and prompted unprecedented lockdowns of cities during the country's most important holiday. On the eve of the Lunar New Year,...

FILE - In this April 25, 2016 file photo, ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waves to his supporters from his room at the Maadi Military Hospital, where he is hospitalized, in Cairo, Egypt.  Egypt's former autocratic ruler Hosni Mubarak, who was forced to step down following 2011 mass protests, has undergone a surgery, his eldest son tweeted on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Alaa Mubarak tweeted that his 91-year-old father was operated on Thursday and that his condition was “stable”.  He did not provide any further details about the surgery. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

Son: Former Egyptian president Mubarak undergoes surgery

Jan. 24, 2020 7:52 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former autocratic president Hosni Mubarak, who was forced to step down following 2011 mass protests, has undergone surgery, his eldest son tweeted Friday. Alaa Mubarak tweeted that his 91-year-old father was operated on Thursday and that his condition was “stable.” He...

Privacy firm finds unsecured cannabis patient information

Jan. 23, 2020 7:58 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — An internet privacy firm says it was able to access private personal information of more than 30,000 medical marijuana patients, recreational pot customers or dispensary employees in several states. The privacy firm was searching for unsecured data online and says the database has now been...

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019 file photo, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., speaks during a news conference in Tahlequah, Okla. The Cherokee Nation is creating a work group to study the burgeoning hemp and cannabis industries in Oklahoma. It hopes to have a report by the end of May 2020.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Largest US tribal nation studies growing marijuana industry

Jan. 23, 2020 5:56 PM EST

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation plans to create a working group to study how the tribe might get involved in the burgeoning hemp and cannabis industries. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. appointed the seven-member committee on Wednesday and asked the group to develop its...

DNA privacy proposal heads to Florida House

Jan. 23, 2020 3:59 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Legislation in Florida to bar insurance companies from using home genetic testing kits in making underwriting decisions is headed to the House floor, after a panel on Thursday voted unanimously in favor of the proposal. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Chris Sprowls, who is next in line to...

ACLU vows challenge to proposed transgender treatment ban

Jan. 23, 2020 3:49 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday vowed a legal challenge if South Dakota passes a law banning gender-change treatment for children under 16. The bill headed to the House floor next week would make it illegal for physicians to perform surgeries, administer hormone therapy...

Group sues again to block Arkansas eye law referendum

Jan. 23, 2020 1:50 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Supporters of an Arkansas law expanding the procedures optometrists can perform mounted a new legal challenge Thursday to prevent a referendum on the measure from appearing on November's ballot. Arkansans for Healthy Eyes filed the lawsuit after the state Supreme Court said it...

Appleton bans conversion therapy for minors

Jan. 23, 2020 12:14 PM EST

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — The City of Appleton has banned license medical and mental health professionals from practicing conversion therapy on minors. The resolution passed by the Common Council Wednesday night defines conversion therapy as the practice of trying to change a person's sexual orientation or...

Text of Democratic response to SC State of the State address

Jan. 22, 2020 7:54 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The text of Democratic House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford's response to the 2020 governor's State of the State address as prepared. ___ Good evening, my name is Todd Rutherford. I represent the people of House District 74 in Richland County and I serve as the House Democratic...

FILE - This June 7, 2018, file photo shows Lloyd Barrus, left, alongside his defense attorneys Craig Shannon, right, and Greg Jackson, not pictured, appearing before Judge Kathy Seeley in the Lewis and Clark County Courthouse in Helena, Mont., for a status hearing regarding charges stemming from the killing of Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore in 2017. Barrus who was charged for his alleged role in the shooting death of Mason can be forcibly medicated after he was found mentally unfit to stand trial, the Montana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP, File)

Montana Supreme Court: Suspect can be forcibly medicated

Jan. 22, 2020 6:23 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a Montana sheriff's deputy can be forcibly medicated after he was found mentally unfit to stand trial, the Montana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. Lloyd Barrus, 63, is charged with accountability to deliberate homicide in the 2017 shooting death of...