Connecticut Abortion Act, Tax Changes Take Effect Friday | Health, medicine and fitness

By SUSAN HAIGH – Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s first major abortion-related legislation in years, which aims to legally protect health care providers and patients from other states’ bans on the procedure, will go into effect Friday. The legislation was passed by the Connecticut General Assembly in late April and signed in May … Read more

Xi arrives in Hong Kong for 25th anniversary of handover | Health, medicine and fitness

By ZEN SOO – Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping has arrived in Hong Kong for the 25th anniversary of the British handover and after a two-year transformation that brought the city closer under Communist Party control. It is Xi’s first trip outside of mainland China in nearly 2 ½ years. … Read more

Hong Kong gears up to welcome Xi for anniversary of the transfer | Health, medicine and fitness

By ZEN SOO – Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to begin a two-day visit to Hong Kong to mark the 25th anniversary of the city’s handover to mainland China, with a series of tightened security measures and thousands guests being quarantined ahead of the celebrations. Xi, who has not … Read more

Hong Kong bans some journalists from transfer anniversary | Health, medicine and fitness

By ZEN SOO – Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) – According to the Hong Kong Journalists Association, Hong Kong authorities have banned more than 10 journalists from covering events and ceremonies this week to mark the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return, citing “security reasons”. Kong to China. The journalists represent at least seven media … Read more

Hofmeister, Stitt advance in Oklahoma governor’s race | National politics

By SEAN MURPHY – Associated Press Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican Governor Kevin Stitt and Democrat Joy Hofmeister easily won their respective primary races on Tuesday, both taking advantage of huge fundraising advantages over their opponents in a state where hot-button issues such as abortion, firearms and the death penalty will continue. likely to … Read more

Investigator questioned, prosecutors rest in lawsuit against accountant | Health, medicine and fitness

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state’s chief investigator was subjected to a damning cross-examination on Tuesday as prosecutors rested their case in the criminal corruption trial of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness. Franklin Robinson was bombarded with questions from attorney Steve Wood about false and misleading statements he made under oath in an affidavit of … Read more

Illinois Republicans Choose Bailey to Run Against Governor Pritzker | Health, medicine and fitness

By SARA BURNETT – Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Republicans on Tuesday elected conservative state Sen. Darren Bailey to take on Governor JB Pritzker, a billionaire who easily won the Democratic nomination and who spent millions getting the rival he wants and increasing his already significant advantage in the state this fall. Bailey defeated … Read more

Airbnb makes global party ban permanent and says it’s working | Health, medicine and fitness

AP Airbnb makes the short-term ban on parties at properties listed on the site permanent. The San Francisco company believes the ban has worked, saying on Tuesday that the number of reports of parties at listed properties fell 44% from a year ago. Last year, more than 6,600 guests were suspended for related violations, Airbnb … Read more

Xi Jinping’s presence at anniversary in Hong Kong still unclear | Health, medicine and fitness

AP HONG KONG (AP) – Questions continue to circulate about whether Chinese leader Xi Jinping will attend the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese rule and the inauguration of the area’s new leader. China’s official Xinhua News Agency said Xi would participate in the July 1 commemorations, but was not explicit … Read more

Wisconsin Democrats Turn Anger at Republican Senator Johnson | Health, medicine and fitness

By SCOTT BAUER – Associated Press MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats seeking to oust Republican Senator Ron Johnson targeted him Sunday, not each other, as the eight candidates pleaded for party activists at the state convention held six weeks before the primary. held . Democratic Senate candidates criticized Johnson for attempting to deliver counterfeit … Read more