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North Dakota abortion clinic files federal suit over 2 laws

Jun. 25, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's sole abortion clinic filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday over two state laws it believes forces doctors to lie, including one measure passed this year requiring physicians to tell women that they may reverse a so-called medication abortion if they have second thoughts. The...

Medical groups warn climate change is a 'health emergency'

Jun. 24, 2019 5:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare for their first 2020 primary debate this week, 74 medical and public health groups aligned on Monday to push for a series of consensus commitments to combat climate change, bluntly defined by the organizations as "a health emergency." The new...

Sudan's protesters accept roadmap for civilian rule

Jun. 23, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's protest movement accepted an Ethiopian roadmap for a civilian-led transitional government, a spokesman said on Sunday, after a months-long standoff with the country's military rulers — who did not immediately commit to the plan. Ethiopia has led diplomatic efforts to...

Group sues for records on US election hacking vulnerability

Jun. 20, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A voting security advocacy group is trying to force a leader of a state election officials association to release documents on whether she wrongly asserted that U.S. election systems are safe from hacking. The National Election Defense Coalition filed a lawsuit Thursday against Indiana...

UN health agency to remove controversial opioid guidelines

Jun. 19, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

The World Health Organization notified U.S. lawmakers Wednesday that it will discontinue two publications on prescribing opioid painkillers in response to allegations that the pharmaceutical industry influenced the reports. The pledge to remove the guidelines comes a month after U.S. Reps. Katherine Clark and Hal...

Sudan's army calls for unconditional talks with protesters

Jun. 19, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's military council said talks on the transition of power should resume without preconditions, signaling a continued standoff with opposition leaders who launched nighttime demonstrations to push for civilian rule. Protest leaders have set conditions for a resumption of talks,...

AU envoy mediates Sudan crisis as protesters slam military

Jun. 13, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — An African Union envoy said Thursday that mediation efforts to ease Sudan's crisis are making "significant progress," while leaders of the protest movement accused the ruling military of pursuing a crackdown on protesters. Ethiopia and the U.S. have recently stepped up diplomatic...

Journalists in Haiti demand protection after reporter killed

Jun. 11, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Attacks on journalists in Haiti are escalating, and the slaying of a radio reporter prompted media organizations on Tuesday to renew demands that police protect them and give them space to work. An unidentified gunman shot Rospide Pétion as he drove home late Monday in a...

General strike launched in Sudan after security crackdown

Jun. 9, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Shops were closed and streets were empty across Sudan on Sunday, the first day of a general strike called for the start of the workweek by protest leaders demanding the resignation of the ruling military council. The Sudanese Professionals Association urged people to stay home to...

Sudan protesters want civil disobedience to pressure army

Jun. 8, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Pro-democracy protest leaders on Saturday called on Sudanese to take part in acts of civil disobedience in a bid to pressure the military to hand over power after the deadly break-up of their main sit-in in the capital of Khartoum earlier this week. The call came a day after...