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State lawsuits defend abortion access with religious freedom

State lawsuits defend abortion access with religious freedom

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cara Berg Raunick watched with bafflement as Indiana's Republican legislators took less than two weeks to debate and pass an abortion ban that the governor signed quickly into law.
Germany's governing coalition argues over COVID restrictions

Germany's governing coalition argues over COVID restrictions

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing coalition is arguing over whether remaining COVID-19 restrictions should be dropped after one of the country's top virologists was quoted as saying that the pandemic is over.
New hospital program helps Toronto's homeless, cuts ambulance offload time

New hospital program helps Toronto's homeless, cuts ambulance offload time

TORONTO — A Toronto hospital has opened a stand-alone clinic where paramedics can drop off homeless people who are intoxicated by alcohol so they can recover and then access services.
Foreign firms: China 'turns corner' by ending quarantine

Foreign firms: China 'turns corner' by ending quarantine

BEIJING (AP) — Foreign companies welcomed China’s decision to end quarantines for travelers from abroad as an important step to revive slumping business activity while Japan on Tuesday joined India in announcing restrictions on visitors from the coun
Japan to require COVID-19 tests for all visitors from China

Japan to require COVID-19 tests for all visitors from China

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Tuesday that Japan will tighten border controls for COVID-19 by requiring tests for all visitors from China starting Friday as a temporary emergency measure against the surging infections t
China races to vaccinate elderly, but many are reluctant

China races to vaccinate elderly, but many are reluctant

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are going door to door and paying people older than 60 to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Long COVID: Could mono virus or fat cells be playing roles?

Long COVID: Could mono virus or fat cells be playing roles?

A British historian, an Italian archaeologist and an American preschool teacher have never met in person, but they share a prominent pandemic bond.
China's COVID-19 surge raises odds of new coronavirus mutant

China's COVID-19 surge raises odds of new coronavirus mutant

Could the COVID-19 surge in China unleash a new coronavirus mutant on the world? Scientists don’t know but worry that might happen. It could be similar to omicron variants circulating there now. It could be a combination of strains.
The latest news on winter storms complicating holiday travel across Canada

The latest news on winter storms complicating holiday travel across Canada

The latest news on storms and other extreme weather shutting down power and creating difficult travel conditions at the peak of the holiday season across Canada: 10:45 p.m.
Hong Kong leader aims to reopen border with China next month

Hong Kong leader aims to reopen border with China next month

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said Saturday that China has agreed to a reopening of the city's border with the mainland, which has been largely closed by pandemic restrictions, and that he is aiming for a mid-January start.