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Weedkiller manufacturer seeks lawmakers' help to squelch claims it failed to warn about cancer

Weedkiller manufacturer seeks lawmakers' help to squelch claims it failed to warn about cancer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Stung by paying billions of dollars for settlements and trials, chemical giant Bayer has been lobbying lawmakers in three states to pass bills providing it a legal shield from lawsuits that claim its popular weedkiller Roundup
New York's high court to hear case on abortion insurance coverage

New York's high court to hear case on abortion insurance coverage

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s highest court will hear arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit that seeks to throw out a regulation requiring health insurance policies to cover medically necessary abortions — a case that could jeopardize a similar state law.
Outdated cancer screening guidelines jeopardizing early detection, doctors say

Outdated cancer screening guidelines jeopardizing early detection, doctors say

A group of doctors say Canadian cancer screening guidelines set by a national task force are out-of-date and putting people at risk because their cancers aren't detected early enough.

Texas fined $100,000 per day for failing to act on foster care abuse allegations

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A federal judge is fining Texas $100,000 per day for routinely neglecting to adequately investigate allegations of abuse and neglect raised by children in the state’s struggling foster care system . U.S.
Biden administration announces new partnership with 50 countries to stifle future pandemics

Biden administration announces new partnership with 50 countries to stifle future pandemics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration will help 50 countries identify and respond to infectious diseases, with the goal of preventing pandemics like the COVID-19 outbreak that suddenly halted normal life around the globe in 2020. U.
Ontario may not meet LTC direct care target due to staff shortages: document

Ontario may not meet LTC direct care target due to staff shortages: document

TORONTO — Difficulties hiring and retaining enough nurses and personal support workers for long-term care homes could mean the Ontario government may not meet its target for the amount of hands-on care residents receive, the minister responsible for
Indiana limits abortion data for privacy under near-total ban, but some GOP candidates push back

Indiana limits abortion data for privacy under near-total ban, but some GOP candidates push back

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana allows so few abortions that health officials stopped releasing individual reports to protect patient privacy — a move some Republicans are now fighting to reverse.
Paris Hilton backs California bill to bring more transparency to youth treatment facilities

Paris Hilton backs California bill to bring more transparency to youth treatment facilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Paris Hilton joined California state lawmakers Monday to push for legislation aimed at cracking down on the industry that cares for troubled teens by requiring more transparency from youth treatment facilities.
Bill meant to improve math skills passes as Kentucky lawmakers reach end of legislative session

Bill meant to improve math skills passes as Kentucky lawmakers reach end of legislative session

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Legislation aimed at improving the math skills of Kentucky students won final passage Monday as lawmakers considered the final stacks of bills before concluding this year's legislative session.

Former Marine sentenced to 9 years in prison for firebombing California Planned Parenthood clinic

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former U.S. Marine was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for firebombing a Southern California Planned Parenthood clinic in 2022, federal prosecutors prosecutors said.