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Oregon primate research facility under scrutiny after deaths

Jan. 25, 2023 17:20 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A state lawmaker in Oregon is using thousands of pages of redacted documents he sought for more than a year to launch legislation demanding more accountability and oversight of a primate research facility with a long history of complaints. Incidents at the Oregon...

Moore approves release of $3.5M to expand abortion training

Jan. 19, 2023 13:52 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore announced Thursday he is releasing $3.5 million to expand abortion training in the state as part of a package of about $69 million he has approved for measures passed by lawmakers last year. They include laws to address climate change,...

Transgender youth reemerge as statehouse focal point in Utah

Jan. 18, 2023 20:48 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers wasted no time this week before returning to an issue that has become a popular topic in GOP-led statehouses: Trying to limit medical options doctors are allowed to provide transgender youth. On the second day of the legislative session, a...

Jill Biden's skin cancer could fuel advocacy in cancer fight

Jan. 16, 2023 10:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden' s advocacy for curing cancer didn't start with her son's death in 2015 from brain cancer. It began decades earlier, long before she came into the national spotlight, and could now be further energized by her own brush with a common form of skin cancer. ...

Mpox has faded in the US. Who deserves the credit?

Jan. 10, 2023 08:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Less than six months ago, mpox was an exploding health crisis. What had been an obscure disease from Africa was ripping through European and U.S. gay communities. Precious doses of an unproven vaccine were in short supply. International officials declared health emergencies. ...

GOP Gov. Mike DeWine starts 2nd term with Ohio inauguration

Jan. 09, 2023 15:42 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Monday that he enters his second term with more optimism than ever for Ohio and a host of ambitions that could have lasting impact, including to make it the nation's best state for mental health treatment and research. In the...

Colorado funeral home owner sentenced in body sales case

Jan. 04, 2023 00:18 AM EST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado funeral home operator accused of illegally selling body parts and giving clients fake ashes was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday by a federal court judge. Megan Hess received the maximum sentence after pleading guilty to mail fraud in...

California police more likely to stop, search Black teens

Jan. 03, 2023 19:22 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California law enforcement searched teenagers whom officers perceived to be Black at nearly six times the rate of teens believed to be white during vehicle and pedestrian stops in 2021, according to a state report released Tuesday. The annual report by...

Bill Gates made 2022's biggest charitable donation

Dec. 30, 2022 17:37 PM EST

The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual list of the 10 largest charitable gifts announced by individuals or their foundations totaled nearly $9.3 billion in 2022. The contributions went to large, well-established institutions, three of them private foundations and three universities to support...

California wildlife sanctuary's last residents relocated

Dec. 28, 2022 16:38 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The last of hundreds of abandoned, orphaned or abused animals that were taken in by Southern California's once-prominent Wildlife Waystation have been relocated, authorities said Wednesday. The move of two chimpanzees to Chimp Haven in Louisiana early this month...