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US judge blocks part of Ohio ban on abortion procedure

Apr. 19, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge blocked part of an Ohio law late Thursday that bans the abortion method of dilation and evacuation in most cases, adding to a list of restrictions on the procedure that are or soon could be in legal limbo. Senior U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett in Cincinnati...

Attackers kill doctor at hospital in Congo's Ebola epicenter

Apr. 19, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — Attackers stormed a hospital at the epicenter of Congo's Ebola outbreak and killed "a dear colleague," the head of the World Health Organization said Friday as he condemned the latest violence against health workers trying to contain the virus. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom...

Court: EPA has 90 days to justify use of dangerous pesticide

Apr. 19, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has given the Environmental Protection Agency 90 days to justify why a widely used but dangerous pesticide should stay on the market. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday issued the order at the request of a coalition of farmworker and environmental...

Bennet's cancer surgery termed a success as he looks to 2020

Apr. 19, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Sen. Michael Bennet has been successfully treated for prostate cancer, clearing the way for a possible 2020 presidential campaign, his office says. The Colorado Democrat's office said Friday that Bennet underwent surgery last weekend and is recovering at home. He will require no further...

AP: Failures caused toxic gas leak at Iowa police academy

Apr. 19, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A series of infrastructure failures in a crumbling state dormitory caused a toxic gas leak at an Iowa police academy that sickened dozens of recruits and could have killed some of them, a workplace safety investigation concluded. At least three recruits were poisoned by potentially...

How many cherries in frozen pie? FDA may soon drop rules

Apr. 19, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump may soon be able to claim a sweet victory for his deregulation push, with officials preparing to get rid of the decades-old rules for frozen cherry pies. Emails show the Food and Drug Administration planned to start the process for revoking the standard for frozen...

Two-wave US flu season is now the longest in a decade

Apr. 19, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years. This flu season has been officially going for 21 weeks, according to reports collected through last week and released Friday by the...

US corporations embracing 420 as pot legalization grows

Apr. 19, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it. No, Hallmark doesn't yet have a card to mark "420." But many other...

Bobcat that attacked golfer, horse, had rabies

Apr. 19, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

SPRAGUE, Conn. (AP) — A bobcat that attacked a golfer in Connecticut shortly after scratching a horse has tested positive for rabies. The bobcat was shot and killed by state environmental police shortly after it attacked a man Thursday on the Mohegan Sun Golf Course in Sprague, Connecticut. The state...

UNC's Hatchell resigns after findings from program review

Apr. 19, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall of Fame career over more than three decades with the Tar Heels, including a national championship and becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time winningest coach. That tenure ended with her resignation...