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Minnesota Senate debates abortion rights late into night

Jan. 28, 2023 00:21 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Senate began a marathon debate that extended late into the night Friday on a bill to write broad protections for abortion rights into state statutes, which would make it difficult for future courts to roll back. Democratic legislative leaders...

FDA moves to ease rules for blood donations from gay men

Jan. 27, 2023 19:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is moving to further ease restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men and other groups that typically face higher risks of HIV. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced draft guidelines that would do away with the current...

Nuclear strike chief seeks cancer review of launch officers

Jan. 27, 2023 18:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Air Force general in charge of the nation's air- and ground-launched nuclear missiles has requested an official investigation into the number of officers who are reporting blood cancer diagnoses after serving at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana. The...

Hayneville receiving funds to upgrade failing sewer system

Jan. 27, 2023 18:16 PM EST

HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Federal and state officials on Friday marked the start of a $10 million project aimed at repairing and upgrading an Alabama community's failing sewer system that has left residents dealing with pools of raw sewage at their homes. The project in Hayneville...

Utah lawmakers approve ban on transgender treatments

Jan. 27, 2023 18:07 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's Republican-dominated Legislature on Friday gave final approval for a measure that would ban youth from receiving gender-affirming health care like surgery or puberty blockers, bypassing concerns raised by opponents about the measure's impact on transgender children...

Bill to ban care for transgender minors gets heated hearing

Jan. 27, 2023 16:14 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A proposed bill to deny gender-affirming care to young transgender people in Montana drew emotional testimony Friday. Supporters argued it is needed to protect children, and opponents called it government overreach that would harm transgender children by denying them...

AP Source: Tagovailoa to miss Pro Bowl, still in protocol

Jan. 27, 2023 15:27 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol and will not participate in the 2023 Pro Bowl, a person with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because...

Ohio city rewrites abortion ban, advocacy groups end lawsuit

Jan. 27, 2023 14:59 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Groups advocating for professional social workers and abortion rights said they have succeeded in forcing a small Ohio city to significantly narrow its ban on conducting or recommending abortions and so have ended their legal challenge. The lawsuit by the...

Israeli medics say a gunman wounded five people in a Jerusalem neighborhood before he was shot.

Jan. 27, 2023 13:42 PM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli medics say a gunman wounded five people in a Jerusalem neighborhood before he was shot.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 27, 2023 10:51 AM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ No, food products...