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Federal judge again extends ban on Kentucky abortion law

May. 19, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday extended an order blocking key portions of a new Kentucky abortion law that had forced the state's two clinics to temporarily halt abortions. The ruling said that the law's 15-week ban on abortions would remain blocked until the...

Oz, McCormick still neck and neck in Pa. GOP Senate primary

May. 18, 2022 22:42 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Heart surgeon-turned-TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick spent Wednesday essentially tied in Pennsylvania's hotly contested race for the Republican nomination to fill an open U.S. Senate seat. It's also expected to be among the party's most...

Lawmakers reach deal to help veterans exposed to burn pits

May. 18, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional bargainers announced Wednesday that they have reached a deal on legislation to boost health care services and disability benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. The agreement paves the way for passage of a bill that...

Transgender medication law in Alabama blocked by judge

May. 14, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked part of an Alabama law that made it a felony to prescribe gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors. U.S. District Judge Liles Burke issued a preliminary injunction to stop the state from enforcing...

Missouri House OKs hospital visitors on final day

May. 13, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's GOP-led House spent its last day of the session Friday passing language protecting patient visitor access at hospitals after senators hindered work by leaving a day early. House lawmakers had little left available to do after the...

Bill protects doctors who prescribe 2 controversial drugs

May. 13, 2022 11:45 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A bill passed this week by the Missouri Legislature would prevent state licensing boards from disciplining doctors who prescribe the controversial off-label drugs ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine to their patients. The measure also would prevent...

Conservative groups go against Trump, Oz in Pa. Senate race

May. 11, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Several prominent conservative groups are getting involved in Pennsylvania's race for U.S. Senate and backing candidate Kathy Barnette as an alternative to Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon endorsed by former President Donald Trump. The anti-tax Club for...

Alabama law awarding honorary degree to civil rights lawyer

May. 07, 2022 11:35 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A civil rights lawyer who once fought to desegregate the University of Alabama is now receiving an honorary degree from the school. Attorney Fred Gray of Tuskegee will be awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree during the law school's graduation ceremony...

Oz's ties to Turkey attacked in Pennsylvania's Senate race

May. 06, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Mehmet Oz’s rivals in Pennsylvania’s competitive Republican primary for U.S. Senate are escalating their attacks on the celebrity heart surgeon’s connections to his parents’ native country of Turkey, raising it as a possible national security issue. ...

Missouri lawmakers pass $48 billion state budget

May. 06, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led Legislature on Friday passed a roughly $48 billion state budget packed with extra funding for teacher pay, school busing, Medicaid and public colleges and universities. The budget package earned largely bipartisan support,...