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New French health minister takes up post with raised profile

Feb. 17, 2020 5:22 AM EST

Incoming French health minister, Olivier Veran, a lawmaker and doctor, was handed the keys to his new ministry on Monday while it is in middle of dealing with the threat of coronavirus. His predecessor Agnes Buzyn, was named a Paris mayoral candidate Sunday, a late entry by the country's governing party after the...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Clark County Democratic Party

The Latest: Nevada's lieutenant governor endorses Biden

Feb. 16, 2020 6:47 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times PST): 3:30 p.m. Joe Biden has picked up another endorsement from a top Nevada politician, with Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall announcing that she will back the former vice president’s White House bid. Marshall joins two of the...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks to reporters in Little Rock, Ark. A federal appeals court panel in Washington has upheld a lower court's decision that blocked the Trump administration's work requirements for Medicaid recipients. The Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, decision from a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., found Arkansas' work requirements for Medicaid recipients to be

Appeals court deals blow to Trump's Medicaid work rules

Feb. 14, 2020 4:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's effort to remake Medicaid by requiring low-income people to work for health care suffered a serious setback Friday when a federal appeals court ruled it goes beyond what's allowed by law. The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals...

FILE - This April 24, 2009, file photo shows Sri Lanka's Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva at a military facility in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka.  The U.S. government on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020,  issued a travel ban on Sri Lanka's army chief, saying there is “credible information of his involvement” in human rights violations during the final phase of the island nation's civil war that ended 11 years ago, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said.  Silva, and his immediate family members are now prohibited from traveling to the U.S. in a ban that was quickly denounced by Sri Lanka's government, which said “there were no substantiated or proven allegations of human rights violations

US travel ban for Sri Lanka army chief in hospital shelling

Feb. 14, 2020 3:06 PM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday issued a travel ban Sri Lanka's army chief, saying there is “credible information of his involvement” in human rights violations during the final phase of the island nation's civil war that ended 11 years ago, Secretary of State Michael...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, photo, Eric Crawford, center right, is hugged by another medical marijuana advocate after a bill to legalize medical cannabis in Kentucky was approved by a state House committee, in Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky House Speaker David Osborne said Friday that the bill could possibly come up for a House vote as soon as next week. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

Speaker: Vote on medical marijuana bill possible next week

Feb. 14, 2020 12:44 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Medical marijuana is getting a serious look in the Kentucky legislature. In another sign of momentum for the push to legalize cannabis for treatment of some medical conditions, House Speaker David Osborne said the bill could come up for a House vote as soon as next week. The measure...

This photo taken Dec. 19, 2019, shows a sign with a smiling face greets drivers as they enter the Glenwood Resource Center campus in Glenwood, Iowa. Two doctors and other former employees of an Iowa care center for people with intellectual disabilities have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, against a state agency and several officials alleging a conspiracy to silence complaints about sexual arousal research they claim exploited fragile and dependent residents. (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP)

Former staff claims Iowa center exploited disabled patients

Feb. 11, 2020 7:27 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two doctors and other former employees of an Iowa care center for people with intellectual disabilities have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against a state agency and several officials, alleging a conspiracy to silence complaints about sexual arousal research that included...

West Virginia Senate passes 'born alive' abortion bill

Feb. 10, 2020 5:25 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After acknowledging that murder is already a crime, the West Virginia Senate on Monday passed a bill to penalize physicians who don't provide medical care to a baby born after an abortion attempt. Senators unanimously approved the measure following lone testimony from a Democrat...

LGBT advocate Richard Seese protests a bill that would ban gender confirmation medical treatments for children under 16, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 at the state Capitol in Pierre, S.D. Legislation that aimed to prevent South Dakota physicians from giving gender confirmation procedures to children under 16 has been stopped by a Senate committee. A Republican-dominated Senate committee voted 5-2 to kill the proposal. (Abigail Dollins/Argus Leader via AP)

Ban on treatments for transgender kids fails in South Dakota

Feb. 10, 2020 4:47 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Legislation aimed at stopping South Dakota physicians from providing puberty blockers and gender confirmation surgery to transgender children under 16 failed to get enough support Monday in a Senate committee. A Republican-dominated Senate committee voted 5-2 to kill the proposal,...

Court: Posting patient's photo on social media not illegal

Feb. 7, 2020 11:58 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A senior care facility nurse's aide did not violate state law when she posted a photo of a patient with Alzheimer's disease on social media because the photo itself was not a health record and didn't violate the patient's privacy, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled. The ruling, issued...

FILE-In this Aug. 26, 2012 file photo, members of Nepal's LGBT community are reflected on a water logged track as they participate in a physical training at the Dasarath stadium in Katmandu, Nepal. Nepal's upcoming national census will for the first time count the LGBT population in the Himalayan nation in order to better allocate government jobs and education set aside for minority groups, an official said Thursday. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

Nepal census will add 3rd gender, recognizing LGBT minority

Feb. 6, 2020 4:05 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal will count a third gender in its next population census, for the first time counting LGBT people as a minority group that can be allocated government jobs and education. The LGBT community in the Himalayan nation has long demanded the census taken every 10 years count sexual...