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The anti-abortion movement is making a big play to thwart citizen initiatives on reproductive rights

Jun. 16, 2024 14:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Reeling from a string of defeats, anti-abortion groups and their Republican allies in state governments are using an array of strategies to counter proposed ballot initiatives intended to protect reproductive rights or prevent voters from having a say in the fall elections. ...

Cyprus records a second death from heatstroke as temperatures soar

Jun. 16, 2024 07:06 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cyprus health official said a second elderly person has died from heatstroke after a weeklong heatwave that baked the east Mediterranean island nation with reportedly record temperatures for the month of June. An 84 year-old woman died a day after her...

In South Africa, traditional healers join the fight against HIV. Stigma remains high in rural areas

Jun. 16, 2024 02:26 AM EDT

BUSHBUCKRIDGE, South Africa (AP) — The walls of Shadrack Mashabane’s hut in the rural South African town of Bushbuckridge are covered with traditional fabrics, with a small window the only source of light. What stands out among the herbs and medicines in glass bottles is a white box containing...

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

Jun. 16, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

Deadlines are coming up between now and July 5 in five states where advocates are trying to gather enough voters' signatures to put abortion-related questions on ballots in November's elections. Measures that would enshrine the right to abortion in state constitutions are already on...

Missouri abortion ban wasn't about lawmakers imposing religious beliefs, judge says

Jun. 15, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

A judge in Missouri says lawmakers who passed a restrictive abortion ban were not trying to impose their religious beliefs on everyone in the state, rejecting a case filed by more than a dozen Christian, Jewish and Unitarian Universalist leaders who support abortion rights. The...

Victim identified in Southern California homicide case, 41 years after her remains were found

Jun. 15, 2024 17:31 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A victim whose skull was found by children in a Southern California city in 1983 has been identified 41 years after her remains were first discovered, authorities said. The Orange County Sheriff's Department identified the victim Friday as Maritza Glean...

Some hawking stem cells say they can treat almost anything. They can't

Jun. 15, 2024 11:41 AM EDT

The mailings promised “Life Without Pain!” via stem cell injections or IVs administered in a patient’s own home. The allure was obvious: more than 20% of U.S. adults endure chronic pain. The flyers invited Iowans to free dinners across the state. Afterward, sales people...

UK royals unite on palace balcony, with Kate back at her first public event since cancer diagnosis

Jun. 15, 2024 11:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain put on a display of birthday pageantry Saturday for King Charles III, a military parade that marked the Princess of Wales ’ first appearance at a public event since her cancer diagnosis early this year. The annual event was also a show of stability by the...

Residents and communities preparing for heat wave that will envelop Midwest and Northeast next week

Jun. 15, 2024 10:50 AM EDT

Things are about to heat up in much of the U.S. with dangerously hot temperatures in the Midwest and Northeast next week, prompting health officials to urge people to make plans now to stay safe. The heat wave follows an earlier-than-usual one in the Southwest last week, which saw...

A timeline of recent British royal events as Kate appears in public while battling cancer

Jun. 15, 2024 10:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Kate, Princess of Wales, stood alongside King Charles III and other royal family members on a Buckingham Palace balcony on Saturday, making her first public appearance since she was diagnosed with cancer early this year. Her attendance at the King's Birthday Parade comes after a...