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Architecture firm behind Ontario Science Centre says closure was 'a political move'

Architecture firm behind Ontario Science Centre says closure was 'a political move'

TORONTO — The firm of the late architect who designed the Ontario Science Centre says the province's decision to immediately close its doors over a problem with the roof was "absurd" and motivated by politics rather than safety concerns.
In the searing heat of the Gaza summer, Palestinians are surrounded by sewage and garbage

In the searing heat of the Gaza summer, Palestinians are surrounded by sewage and garbage

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza (AP) — Children in sandals trudge through water contaminated with sewage and scale growing mounds of garbage in Gaza’s crowded tent camps for displaced families.

Medical workers in Albania are charged with abusing their posts by sending cancer patients elsewhere

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Two doctors and five other medical workers in Albania have been charged with abusing their posts by sending cancer patients for costly treatment elsewhere instead of providing free public care, the prosecutor’s office said Wedn
Feds charge 5, including man acquitted at trial, with conspiring to bribe Minnesota juror with $120K

Feds charge 5, including man acquitted at trial, with conspiring to bribe Minnesota juror with $120K

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Five people were charged Wednesday with conspiring to bribe a Minnesota juror with a bag of $120,000 in cash in exchange for the acquittal of defendants in one of the country’s largest COVID-19-related fraud cases, the U.S.
Baby cousin with cancer inspires girls to sew hospital gowns for sick kids across U.S. and Africa

Baby cousin with cancer inspires girls to sew hospital gowns for sick kids across U.S. and Africa

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Fighting brain cancer, little Giada Demma was lying in her pediatric hospital bed, her tiny body virtually swimming in a drab green hospital gown.
Premier Smith says Alberta plans to opt out of federal dental care plan by 2026

Premier Smith says Alberta plans to opt out of federal dental care plan by 2026

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says the province plans to opt out of the federal government's dental care plan by 2026. In a Tuesday letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Smith says the program infringes on provincial jurisdiction.
Justices seem set to allow emergency abortions in Idaho for now, a prematurely posted opinion says

Justices seem set to allow emergency abortions in Idaho for now, a prematurely posted opinion says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears poised to allow emergency abortions in Idaho when a pregnant patient’s health is at serious risk, according to a copy of the opinion briefly posted on the court's website Wednesday and obtained by Bloomberg
US health officials strengthen endorsement of RSV shots for oldest Americans

US health officials strengthen endorsement of RSV shots for oldest Americans

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Wednesday made a stronger endorsement for RSV vaccinations for people 75 and older, but offered a narrower recommendation for people 60 to 74.
Wisconsin Supreme Court seeks investigation after abortion draft order leaks

Wisconsin Supreme Court seeks investigation after abortion draft order leaks

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US surgeon general declares gun violence a public health crisis

US surgeon general declares gun violence a public health crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general on Tuesday declared gun violence a public health crisis, driven by the fast-growing number of injuries and deaths involving firearms in the country. The advisory issued by Dr.