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Flint council member known for outbursts and activism in city water crisis dies

Feb. 25, 2024 13:07 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Eric Mays, a Flint, Michigan, city council member known for activism during the city’s water crisis and for disruptive behavior at public meetings, has died. City officials made the announcement late Saturday, without listing a cause of death. Mays was 65. ...

Ahead of South Carolina primary, Trump says he strongly supports IVF after Alabama court ruling

Feb. 24, 2024 13:24 PM EST

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump said he would “strongly support the availability of IVF" and called on lawmakers in Alabama to preserve access to the treatment that has become a new flashpoint in the 2024 presidential election. It was his first comment since...

1 dead, 3 injured following a fire at a Massachusetts house

Feb. 24, 2024 13:02 PM EST

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — One person was killed and three others were injured early Saturday in a Massachusetts house fire, officials said. Fire and police were called to a house fire in the town of Middlesborough around 2 a.m. with people trapped inside. With fire coming from...

Pope Francis cancels a meeting with Rome deacons because of mild flu, the Vatican says

Feb. 24, 2024 12:53 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has canceled an audience scheduled for Saturday as a precaution after coming down with mild flu, the Vatican press office said in a short statement, without adding further details. Francis was scheduled to meet with Rome deacons in the morning. ...

Alabama IVF ruling puts spotlight on state plans for tax breaks and child support for fetuses

Feb. 24, 2024 11:08 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are legally protected children is highlighting how support for the idea that a fetus should have the same rights as a person underpins far less dramatic laws and proposals from abortion foes across the U.S. ...

Facing backlash over IVF ruling, Alabama lawmakers look for a fix

Feb. 24, 2024 01:13 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawmakers began scrambling for ways to protect Alabama in vitro fertilization services after multiple providers paused treatment in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos could be considered children under a state law. Facing a wave of...

Bears great Steve McMichael returns home after more than a week in hospital

Feb. 23, 2024 21:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bears great Steve McMichael, who is battling ALS, is back home after spending more than a week in the hospital with several ailments, publicist Betsy Shepherd said Friday. The 66-year-old McMichael, who went public with an ALS diagnosis three years ago, was...

West Virginia lawmakers push to remove a suicide risk exemption from gender-affirming care bill

Feb. 23, 2024 20:09 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Some Republican lawmakers in West Virginia want to ban transgender youth at risk for self-harm or suicide from accessing medical interventions such as hormone therapy. The GOP-controlled Legislature banned such interventions last year while allowing the...

Wendy Williams thanks fans for 'overwhelming' response to dementia diagnosis

Feb. 23, 2024 19:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former talk show host Wendy Williams is thanking well-wishers for their response to the revelation she has been diagnosed with dementia and ahead of the airing of Lifetime documentary about her struggles. “I want to say I have immense gratitude for the love and...

An Army helicopter crash in Alabama left 2 pilots with minor injuries

Feb. 23, 2024 18:35 PM EST

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Two Army pilots on a training exercise escaped with minor injuries when the helicopter they were in crashed Friday in Alabama, military authorities said. Fort Novosel in Dale County confirmed in a news release that the two-person crew was conducting flight...