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At the Trump rally, it was evening sun, songs and blue sky. Then came bullets, screams and blood

Jul. 15, 2024 22:43 PM EDT

On a sweltering weekend evening, beneath a clear blue sky, Donald Trump supporters in red “Make America Great Again” hats packed the fairgrounds in Butler, Pennsylvania. It was a friendly and festive venue for the once and maybe future president's final rally before the...

2 injured, 1 missing after explosion at Arkansas defense weapons plant

Jul. 03, 2024 19:40 PM EDT

CAMDEN, Ark. (AP) — An explosion at a defense weapons plant in Arkansas injured at least two people Wednesday and left another missing, the facility's operators said. The explosion happened at the General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems' plant in Camden, about 86 miles (138...

In wake of Supreme Court ruling, Biden administration tells doctors to provide emergency abortions

Jul. 02, 2024 16:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration told emergency room doctors they must perform emergency abortions when necessary to save a pregnant woman’s health, following last week's Supreme Court ruling that failed to settle a legal dispute over whether state abortion bans override a federal law...

Street medicine teams search for homeless people to deliver lifesaving IV hydration in extreme heat

Jul. 01, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Alfred Handley leaned back in his wheelchair alongside a major Phoenix freeway as a street medicine team helped him get rehydrated with an intravenous saline solution dripping from a bag hanging on a pole. Cars whooshed by under the blazing 96-degree morning sun as...

What is the federal law at the center of the Supreme Court's latest abortion case?

Jun. 26, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears ready to rule that hospitals in Idaho may provide medically necessary abortions to stabilize patients at least for now, despite the state's strict abortion law, according to a copy of the opinion that was briefly posted on Wednesday to the court's...

How does heat kill? It confuses your brain. It shuts down your organs. It overworks your heart.

Jun. 21, 2024 13:45 PM EDT

As temperatures and humidity soar outside, what's happening inside the human body can become a life-or-death battle decided by just a few degrees. The critical danger point outdoors for illness and death from relentless heat is several degrees lower than experts once thought, say...

Phoenix using ice immersion to treat heatstroke victims as Southwest bakes with highs well over 100

Jun. 05, 2024 22:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The season's first heat wave is already baking the Southwest with triple-digit temperatures as firefighters in Phoenix — America's hottest big city — employ new tactics in hopes of saving more lives in a county that saw 645 heat-related deaths last year. Starting...

After the only hospital in town closed, a North Carolina city directs its ire at politicians

May. 20, 2024 01:13 AM EDT

WILLIAMSTON, N.C. (AP) — Weeds have punctured through the vacant parking lot of Martin General Hospital’s emergency room. A makeshift blue tarp covering the hospital’s sign is worn down from flapping in the wind. The hospital doors are locked, many in this county of 22,000 fear permanently. ...

Non-white pedestrians more often end up in the ER for vehicle-related injuries, report shows

May. 02, 2024 15:03 PM EDT

Pedestrians who are not white ended up in the emergency room for traffic-related injuries at higher rates than white people, according to a new federal report published Thursday. There were more than 137,000 emergency room visits involving a pedestrian injury between January 2021...

What's EMTALA, the patient protection law at the center of Supreme Court abortion arguments?

Apr. 23, 2024 15:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a case that could determine whether doctors can provide abortions to pregnant women with medical emergencies in states that enact abortion bans. The Justice Department has sued Idaho over its abortion law, which...