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Disabled therapy dog inspiring people at Alabama hospice

Aug. 07, 2022 01:14 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Despite his physical disability, Turbo, a pet therapy dog for a hospice facility in north Alabama, is inspiring people and showing them they can overcome any problem they may face just like he has. Turbo, a 50-pound, 1-year-old chocolate lab, was born with a...

UK court bars parents from moving comatose boy to hospice

Aug. 05, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Friday rejected a request from the parents of a comatose boy to let them move their son to a hospice when hospital doctors withdraw his life-support treatment. The parents of Archie Battersbee vowed to fight on. The 12-year-old has been in a coma...

Family of comatose boy seek to have him moved to hospice

Aug. 04, 2022 05:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The family of a comatose boy who have fought to prevent doctors from ending his life-support treatment have filed a legal action requesting permission to move their son from a London hospital to a hospice. Archie Battersbee’s parents announced the move after the...

Australian Parliament considers lifting euthanasia ban

Aug. 01, 2022 05:08 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A new bill was introduced in the Australian Parliament on Monday seeking to lift a 25-year ban on doctor-assisted dying in two territories. Australia’s sparsely populated Northern Territory in 1995 became the first place in the world to legalize...

Boy dies in hot car parked outside Miami area Jewish center

Jul. 12, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy died after being left in a car outside a South Florida preschool where both his parents are staff members, police said. The child was one of several children from the same family who attend Lubavitch Educational Center in Miami Gardens,...

Police release names of 2 teenagers killed in car crash

Jul. 11, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

FOSTER, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island on Monday released the names of two teenagers who died in a car crash last week, and said the accident remains under investigation. The victims were publicly identified by Foster police Chief David Breit as Michael Matthews and Payton...

Chattanooga homeless hospice center opens cancer home

Jun. 26, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Welcome Home of Chattanooga, a nonprofit organization that provides hospice care to the homeless, has opened a cancer respite home to provide shelter to homeless people receiving cancer treatment. “We recognized that we were caring for people who were...

Text from Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade

Jun. 24, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

The Associated Press is making available the full text of the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning the nationwide right to abortion: Justice Alito delivered the opinion of the Court. Abortion presents a profound moral issue on which Americans hold sharply conflicting...

Idaho to receive $35.8 million in federal land payments

Jun. 23, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s 44 counties will receive a combined $35.8 million under a program intended to offset the loss of property taxes on federally managed land within the state, the Interior Department announced Thursday. President Joe Biden in March signed an...

California trout to be euthanized after bacteria outbreak

Jun. 21, 2022 00:55 AM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 350,000 rainbow trout must be euthanized as California wildlife officials battle bacteria outbreaks at two fish hatcheries in the eastern Sierra. The naturally occurring bacteria, Lactococcus petuari, was first detected in April at Black Rock and...