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Clinics scramble to divert patients as states ban abortion

Jun. 29, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

They call her, desperate, scared and often broke. Some are rape and domestic violence victims. Others are new mothers, still breastfeeding infants. Another pregnancy so soon, they say, is something they just can't handle. “Heart wrenching,” said Angela Huntington, an abortion...

Admitting privileges issue revived at abortion clinics

Jun. 29, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge refused Wednesday to immediately reinstate a law requiring that doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. That law was blocked in 2017 by a the judge, who said it illegally affected a woman’s right to an...

Anti-abortion centers to grow, wield more influence post-Roe

Jun. 27, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — “Woman’s Choice,” the sign proclaims in bold pink letters. But despite promising abortion information and free pregnancy testing, the facility in Charleston, West Virginia, is designed to steer women facing an unwanted pregnancy away from choosing an abortion. ...

Aftershock in Afghanistan as quake toll rises to 1,150 dead

Jun. 24, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — An aftershock took more lives Friday and threatened to pile even more misery on an area of eastern Afghanistan reeling from a powerful earthquake that state media said killed 1,150 people this week. Among the dead from Wednesday's magnitude 6 quake are...

Gov. Lamont urged to address open jobs at union convention

Jun. 24, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — While organized labor had high praise for Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont at the opening day of the Connecticut AFL-CIO political convention on Thursday, workers urged him to do more to help fill numerous open positions in state government and across the state. ...

Woman who had miscarriage on Malta trip can't get abortion

Jun. 23, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A pregnant American woman who suffered an incomplete miscarriage while vacationing in Malta will be airlifted to a Spanish island on Thursday for a procedure to prevent infection because Maltese law prohibits abortion under any circumstances, the woman's partner said. ...

Report: NC hospitals that got COVID-19 relief reaped profits

Jun. 22, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s seven largest hospital systems reaped sizeable financial benefits last year, even as they received billions of dollars in federal assistance during the pandemic, according to a report released Wednesday from the State Treasurer’s Office. ...

Boris Johnson has sinus operation at London hospital

Jun. 20, 2022 08:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had an operation on his sinuses under general anaesthetic on Monday, his office said. Johnson’s spokesman, Max Blain, said the prime minister was back at his 10 Downing Street home and resting after the “routine” procedure. ...

Mets pitcher Megill out a month, Escobar back from hospital

Jun. 17, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets pitcher Tylor Megill won't throw for four weeks because of a strained right shoulder while infielder Eduardo Escobar rejoined the team Friday after having hospital tests for an unspecified “non-workplace event.” Megill was put on the injured list for the...

Bills, Sabres co-owner Kim Pegula treated for health issues

Jun. 14, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills and Sabres co-owner Kim Pegula is in the intensive care unit of a Florida hospital receiving medical care for what her family described Tuesday as “some unexpected health issues.” The statement from the Pegula family said they are...