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Maternal deaths and disparities increase in Mississippi

Jan. 26, 2023 20:43 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Deaths from pregnancy complications have become more prevalent in Mississippi, and racial disparities in the health of those who give birth have widened in recent years, according to a report released Thursday by the state's Department of Health. The...

Taliban ban on female aid workers poses big dilemma for US

Jan. 14, 2023 10:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For an idled worker at a Kabul-based aid group, Abaad, that helps abused Afghan women, frightened and often tearful calls are coming in, not only from her clients but also from her female colleagues. A Dec. 24 order from the Taliban barring aid groups from...

Today in History: JAN 11, Wuhan reports 1st COVID-19 death

Jan. 11, 2023 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2023. There are 354 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 11, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed the Grand Canyon National Monument (it became a national...

Elevated US traffic deaths slipped in 1st 9 months of 2022

Jan. 09, 2023 15:28 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The number of traffic deaths on U.S. roadways fell slightly during the first nine months of 2022, but pedestrian and cyclist deaths continued to rise. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 31,785 people were killed in crashes from January...

US deaths fell this year, but not to pre-COVID levels

Dec. 14, 2022 14:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. deaths dropped this year, but there are still more than there were before the coronavirus hit. Preliminary data — through the first 11 months of the year — indicates 2022 will see fewer deaths than the previous two COVID-19 pandemic years....

Study: U.S. gun death rates hit highest levels in decades

Nov. 29, 2022 17:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. gun death rate last year hit its highest mark in nearly three decades, and the rate among women has been growing faster than that of men, according to study published Tuesday. The increase among women — most dramatically, in Black women — is playing a...

Arizona saw an increase in child deaths during 2021

Nov. 26, 2022 13:58 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Drownings, child neglect and firearms contributed to an increase in child deaths in Arizona during 2021, marking the highest rate of child deaths in the last 10 years, according to an annual report issued by the state. The review released earlier this month by the...

US overdose deaths may be peaking, but experts are wary

Nov. 16, 2022 13:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Have U.S. drug overdose deaths stopped rising? Preliminary government data suggests they may have, but many experts are urging caution, noting that past plateaus didn't last. U.S. overdose death rates began steadily climbing in the 1990s driven by opioid...