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Indiana limits abortion data for privacy under near-total ban, but some GOP candidates push back

Apr. 16, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana allows so few abortions that health officials stopped releasing individual reports to protect patient privacy — a move some Republicans are now fighting to reverse. The Republicans, including prominent candidates for office this year, want access to...

Weedkiller manufacturer seeks lawmakers' help to squelch claims it failed to warn about cancer

Apr. 16, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Stung by paying billions of dollars for settlements and trials, chemical giant Bayer has been lobbying lawmakers in three states to pass bills providing it a legal shield from lawsuits that claim its popular weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. Nearly identical...

Paris Hilton backs California bill to bring more transparency to youth treatment facilities

Apr. 15, 2024 22:06 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Paris Hilton joined California state lawmakers Monday to push for legislation aimed at cracking down on the industry that cares for troubled teens by requiring more transparency from youth treatment facilities. The bill supported by the Hilton Hotel...

Bill meant to improve math skills passes as Kentucky lawmakers reach end of legislative session

Apr. 15, 2024 21:39 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Legislation aimed at improving the math skills of Kentucky students won final passage Monday as lawmakers considered the final stacks of bills before concluding this year's legislative session. A measure intended to reduce the Bluegrass State’s maternal...

New rules for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act include divisive accommodations for abortion

Apr. 15, 2024 21:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers are entitled to time off and other job accommodations for abortions — along with pregnancy-related medical conditions like miscarriage, stillbirth and lactation — under the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, according to finalized federal regulations published Monday. ...

Abortion in Germany should be decriminalized during pregnancy's first 12 weeks, experts recommend

Apr. 15, 2024 20:52 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An independent commission reviewing abortion law in Germany recommended Monday that the procedure be made legal during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Currently, abortion is considered illegal in Germany but not punishable if a woman undergoes mandatory counseling...

Former Marine sentenced to 9 years in prison for firebombing California Planned Parenthood clinic

Apr. 15, 2024 20:06 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former U.S. Marine was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for firebombing a Southern California Planned Parenthood clinic in 2022, federal prosecutors prosecutors said. Chance Brannon, 24, pleaded guilty in November to four felony counts, including...

Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth

Apr. 15, 2024 18:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth while lawsuits over the law proceed, reversing lower courts. The justices' order Monday allows the state to put in a place a 2023 law that subjects physicians to...

Asbestos victim's dying words aired in wrongful death case against Buffet's railroad

Apr. 15, 2024 18:15 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Thomas Wells ran a half-marathon at age 60 and played recreational volleyball until he was 63. At 65 years old, doctors diagnosed him with mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive lung cancer linked to asbestos exposure. “I’m in great pain and alls I see is this...

Vertex Pharma scientist talks about the long road to developing non-addictive painkillers

Apr. 15, 2024 17:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades, patients seeking medication for pain have had two choices: over-the-counter drugs like aspirin or powerful prescription opioids like oxycodone. Opioid prescriptions have plummeted over the last decade as doctors have become more attuned to the risks...