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Despite Supreme Court ruling, the future of emergency abortions is still unclear for US women

Despite Supreme Court ruling, the future of emergency abortions is still unclear for US women

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.
As COVID-19 ticks up in some places, US health officials recommend a fall vaccination campaign

As COVID-19 ticks up in some places, US health officials recommend a fall vaccination campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — With fresh COVID-19 cases bubbling up in some parts of the country, health officials are setting course for a fall vaccination campaign.
Manitoba doctor who sexually assaulted patients could face lengthy prison term

Manitoba doctor who sexually assaulted patients could face lengthy prison term

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba doctor who sexually assaulted seven female patients took advantage of their trust and should be handed an 18-year prison term, a Crown attorney told court Thursday.
Justice Department charges nearly 200 people in $2.7 billion health care fraud schemes crackdown

Justice Department charges nearly 200 people in $2.7 billion health care fraud schemes crackdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 200 people have been charged in a sweeping nationwide crackdown on health care fraud schemes with false claims topping $2.7 billion, the Justice Department said on Thursday.

North Carolina's restrictions on public mask-wearing are now law after some key revisions

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's contentious restrictions on public mask-wearing became law on Thursday after GOP lawmakers successfully overrode a veto by the state's Democratic governor.
Walgreens to take a hard look at underperforming stores, could shutter hundreds more

Walgreens to take a hard look at underperforming stores, could shutter hundreds more

Walgreens is finalizing a plan to fix its U.S. business that could result in closing hundreds of additional stores over the next three years.

Here are the numbers: COVID-19 is ticking up in some places, but levels remain low

Here's a look at the state of COVID-19 in the U.S. as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention establishes its latest advice on vaccinations .
Eligibility for Ottawa's dental plan expands to children, people with disabilities

Eligibility for Ottawa's dental plan expands to children, people with disabilities

OTTAWA — When the government first announced people with disabilities would have access to national dental coverage this year, Antonella Giordano really started to look forward to no longer paying out of pocket to care for her teeth.
The Supreme Court rejects a nationwide opioid settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma

The Supreme Court rejects a nationwide opioid settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a nationwide settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma that would have shielded members of the Sackler family who own the company from civil lawsuits over the toll of opioids but also would
Most kids get antibiotics for pink eye, study shows. Experts say they're usually not needed

Most kids get antibiotics for pink eye, study shows. Experts say they're usually not needed

Doctors are prescribing antibiotics to most kids and teens who have pink eye, despite guidelines that discourage their use, researchers reported Thursday. More than two-thirds of U.S.