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Nonprofit grants propel prosecutor push on racial injustice

Sep. 26, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Deborah Gonzalez took office in January as the district attorney for the Western Judicial District of Georgia, she noticed that too few defendants, especially Black defendants, qualified for a program that promised treatment for addiction or mental health and not...

W.Va. woman looking to share knowledge of herbal remedies

Sep. 26, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Sacred Roots’ Hillary Banachowski laughed as she looked upon the field filled with medicinal herbs at her home in Shepherdstown, joking that stinging nettles were her “gateway” herb. Using herbal remedies for roughly two decades,...

Bloomington family channels activism after rare diagnosis

Sep. 26, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The animals at J.R. Equestrian in LeRoy know that Axel Riordan is different. They knew his mother first because she works at the facility, but they have come to know her 3-year-old son, too. The horses, the dogs, the...

Georgia child’s legacy seeks to aid families battling cancer

Sep. 26, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Alex Dexter never saw his second birthday, but his legacy could help bring a life-saving therapy to Augusta all while comforting other families battling cancer and serious illness. Dr. Erin and Chris Dexter created the AlexStrong Foundation in honor...

Wyoming COVID-19 survivor urges people to get vaccinated

Sep. 25, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Her symptoms came on suddenly. It was early February, when everyone looked out for and knew what a headache, fever and loss of taste and smell meant. The symptoms for Kristi and Andy Gabriel came on at the same time. From the...

EXPLAINER: Medication abortion becomes latest GOP target

Sep. 24, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

Medication abortion accounts for about 40% of all abortions in the U.S. The increasingly common method relies on pills rather than surgery, opening the possibility for abortions to be done in a woman's home rather than a clinic. It's an option that has become important during the COVID-19...

Utah company helping Xavier start genetic counseling program

Sep. 24, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A genetic testing company based in Salt Lake City is helping a historically Black and Catholic university in New Orleans create a genetic counseling program. The donation from Myriad Genetics will support initial development and launch of the program,...

Mississippi session requested on medical marijuana proposal

Sep. 24, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislative leaders said Friday that they are asking Republican Gov. Tate Reeves to call the House and Senate into special session to enact a medical marijuana program and approve financial help for hospitals. They also want legislators...

Zoo Miami: Orangutan dies following dental surgery

Sep. 24, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — An orangutan has died at Zoo Miami following a dental surgery, officials said. Kumang, a 44-year-old Bornean orangutan, died Thursday during recovery from anesthesia, according to a statement from the South Florida zoo. ...

Judge won't order hospital to give ivermectin to patient

Sep. 24, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has refused to order a hospital to administer the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin to a man who is seriously ill with COVID-19. Vice Chancellor Morgan Zurn said in a ruling issued Friday that patients, even if they are gravely ill, do...