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FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, Dr. George Tyndall, 72, listens during his arraignment at Los Angeles Superior court in Los Angeles. The U.S. Department of Education said Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 it found systemic failures in the University of Southern California's handling of allegations of sexual abuse by a longtime campus gynecologist and ordered the school to overhaul its procedures for preventing sex discrimination, conduct a formal review of how employees responded and allow compliance monitoring for three years. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

US finds failures in USC's treatment of gynecologist claims

Feb. 27, 2020 9:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education said Thursday it found systemic failures in the University of Southern California’s treatment of allegations of sexual abuse by a longtime campus gynecologist and ordered the school to overhaul its procedures for preventing sex discrimination and...

Abortions increase in Wisconsin for second straight year

Feb. 27, 2020 3:57 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The number of abortions performed in Wisconsin increased for a second straight year in 2018 after eight years of declines, the latest report from the state Department of Health Services shows. Abortions increased 7% in 2018 over 2017, the report said. There were 6,042 abortions in...

SD Senate panel narrowly defeats commercial surrogacy ban

Feb. 26, 2020 4:13 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota Senate committee on Wednesday narrowly rejected a measure that would have criminalized commercial surrogate pregnancy agents, making it unlikely for such a ban to win approval this year. The Senate Health and Human Services voted down the bill 4-3 after a debate pitting...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by the GOP leadership, speaks to reporters just after meeting with Attorney General William Barr to discuss expiring provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and other government intelligence laws, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Dems thwart Senate Republicans on 2 abortion-related bills

Feb. 25, 2020 5:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a pair of Republican bills that would ban most late-term abortions and threaten prison for doctors who don't try saving the life of infants born alive during abortions. The measures have been defeated multiple times in recent years, but Senate...

Study finds drop in life expectancy for poor English women

Feb. 25, 2020 9:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Life expectancy for English women in the most deprived communities outside London declined over the last 10 years and stalled a century-long trend toward longer lives, according to a report published Tuesday that suggests government austerity was were partly to blame for a widening health gap...

'They weren't gonna make it': Worker delivers baby on I-20

Feb. 25, 2020 7:44 AM EST

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — A routine road closure for a transportation worker in Mississippi turned into the quick delivery of a baby on the interstate. Wayne Evans, Superintendent II with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, was getting ready to shut down a lane Monday morning on I-20 near Brandon....

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Las Vegas. A U.S. appeals court has upheld the Trump administration's rules imposing more hurdles for women seeking abortions. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision Monday, Feb. 24 overturns decisions that had been issued by judges in Washington, Oregon and California. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

US appeals court upholds Trump rules involving abortions

Feb. 24, 2020 5:37 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — In a victory for the Trump administration, a U.S. appeals court on Monday upheld rules that bar taxpayer-funded family-planning clinics from referring women for abortions. The 7-4 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned decisions issued by judges in Washington, Oregon and...

Carly Kewley, the woman behind CK Design, sits surrounded by art on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at her home in Sioux Falls, S.D. (Erin Bormett/The Argus Leader via AP)/

Bringing visions to life: Woman becomes 'branding doula'

Feb. 24, 2020 1:02 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Carly Kewley didn't always know what she wanted to do with her life. After graduating from South Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, the small business owner did everything from taking movie tickets to selling shoes to working as a graphic...

South Carolina bill would ban shackling pregnant prisoners

Feb. 23, 2020 1:16 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban jails and prisons from using leg, waist and ankle restraints on pregnant women while they give birth. The House passed the bill last year, and a Senate subcommittee took it up on Tuesday, media outlets reported. South...

Nebraska lawmakers pick priorities as time starts to run out

Feb. 23, 2020 9:48 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Crunch time is coming for Nebraska lawmakers now that this year’s session is nearly half over, and they’ve winnowed down their bills to a few top priorities. Lawmakers each get one “priority bill” per session, and committees get two. The designation is...