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Planned Parenthood challenges Wisconsin abortion laws

Jan. 16, 2019 5:06 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin asked a federal judge on Wednesday to repeal state laws that make it more difficult for women, particularly in rural areas, to receive abortions. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Madison targets restrictions enacted by the Republican Legislature...

Trump birth control coverage rules blocked nationwide

Jan. 14, 2019 6:27 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday put a nationwide hold on Trump administration rules that allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control. U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone in Philadelphia agreed with a lawsuit originally filed by Pennsylvania, citing the...

The Latest: Official decries blocking of birth control rules

Jan. 14, 2019 5:47 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on rulings on Trump birth control coverage rules (all times local): 5:40 p.m. A federal health official says the nationwide injunction on Trump administration rules that allowed more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control will force Americans to...

Judge: Women would lose birth control coverage under rules

Jan. 11, 2019 7:09 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A "substantial number" of women would lose birth control coverage under new rules by the Trump administration that allow more employers to opt out of providing the benefit, a U.S. judge said at a hearing on Friday. Judge Haywood Gilliam appeared inclined to grant a request by...

McDavid, Oilers send Panthers to 4th loss in a row

Jan. 11, 2019 1:47 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid bailed out the Edmonton Oilers with another big game. McDavid had two goals — including the tying score with 8 seconds left in regulation — and also scored in the shootout, helping the Oilers battle back for a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on...

Senator who had cancer, smoked pot, backs medical marijuana

Jan. 9, 2019 4:08 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Diagnosed with cancer seven years ago, Kentucky Republican state Sen. Dan Seum said doctors gave him a "nice bottle of Oxycontin," a legal opioid-based prescription painkiller that has led to a spike in overdose deaths throughout the state. "I threw it in the garbage can and went home...

Colorado's Jared Polis makes history as gay governor

Jan. 8, 2019 10:24 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Democrat Jared Polis' inauguration Tuesday as the first openly gay U.S. governor firmly moved Colorado to a darker shade of blue — and other celebratory colors of the LGBTQ community — as he vowed to expand health care, pursue publicly funded preschool and protect the...

Nursing home where 12 died after storm has license revoked

Jan. 7, 2019 4:16 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has revoked the license of a nursing home where 12 elderly patients died in the heat after it lost power during a 2017 hurricane. The Agency for Health Care Administration issued its order Friday, saying an administrative law judge correctly concluded the Rehabilitation...

Italian mayors, governors challenge government asylum law

Jan. 7, 2019 2:38 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The ranks of prominent citizens opposed to a new Italian law cracking down on asylum-seekers swelled on Monday, with more governors announcing court challenges to the populist government's measure. The law, approved first in the form of a government decree and later by Parliament late last...

California attorney general leads Trump resistance into 2019

Jan. 4, 2019 11:52 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Xavier Becerra became perhaps the nation's most influential attorney general when he was named California's top lawyer two years ago, and he has since used his post atop what some call the "Resistance State" to pummel President Donald Trump's administration with dozens of legal...