Proposed Ohio Amendment Would Limit Vaccine Mandates | Health, medicine and fitness

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would limit vaccine mandates imposed by companies, health care providers and governments is one step closer to a statewide vote. The proposal would prohibit those entities from discriminating against people based on vaccination status or from imposing a vaccine, medical procedure, treatment or … Read more

S Korean group drives balloons north amid hostilities | Health, medicine and fitness

By HYUNG-JIN KIM – Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean activist said on Thursday that he has launched more massive balloons carrying COVID-19 relief supplies toward North Korea, days after the North vowed to crack down on such activities and a highly questionable claimed they were a source of the virus. … Read more

Britain’s Boris Johnson fights to remain prime minister during uprising | Health, medicine and fitness

By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS – Associated Press LONDON (AP) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fought to remain in office on Wednesday, brushing aside calls for his resignation after three cabinet ministers and a slew of senior officials said they could no longer serve under his scandal-plagued leadership. Johnson rejected demands that he … Read more

‘Taken too soon’: Remembering victims of Highland Park shootings | Health, medicine and fitness

By CLAIRE SAVAGE and HARM VENHUIZEN – The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) – Two of the victims of a July 4 mass murder in a Chicago suburb left behind a 2-year-old son. Another was staying with relatives in Illinois after being injured in a car accident about two months earlier. For some it was a … Read more

West Coast dockers still talking after contract expires | Health, medicine and fitness

By ROBERT JABLON – Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A contract between shipping companies and 22,000 dock workers on the west coast expired last weekend. But both sides continued to talk, saying they wanted to avoid a strike that could devastate an economy already under pressure from rising inflation and supply chain problems. The … Read more

Judge Won’t Block Law Banning Most Abortions in Mississippi | Health, medicine and fitness

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE and KEVIN MCGILL – Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – As lawyers in the South argued Tuesday over abortion laws, a Mississippi judge rejected a request by the state’s only abortion clinic to temporarily block a law that would ban most abortions. With no other developments in the Mississippi … Read more

Global equities mixed as inflation and energy weigh on growth | Health, medicine and fitness

By YURI KAGEYAMA – AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) – Shares fell in Europe on Tuesday after an optimistic session in Asia, as Wall Street futures fell ahead of the reopening of US markets from the Independence Day holiday. Benchmarks also fell in Paris, London, Frankfurt and Shanghai. But stocks gained in Tokyo, Seoul and … Read more

French president reshuffles cabinet after election losses | Health, medicine and fitness

By BARBARA SURK and MASHA MACPHERSON – Associated Press PARIS (AP) – French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday reshuffled his cabinet after losing his parliamentary majority, calling on his new government to “stand strong” amid Russia’s war in Ukraine and France’s heavily indebted country. to “transform” the economy. The new government includes familiar faces from … Read more

Immigration detention center almost empty in California | Health, medicine and fitness

By AMY TAXIN – Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A sprawling, privately owned detention center in the wind-ravaged California desert town of Adelanto could house nearly 2,000 migrants facing the prospect of deportation. Today, however, it is almost empty. The Adelanto facility is an extreme example of how the US government’s use of guaranteed … Read more

Texas clinics stop abortions after Supreme Court ruling | Health, medicine and fitness

By ACACIA CORONADO and ED WHITE – Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Clinics closed abortion services in the country’s second-largest state on Saturday after the Texas Supreme Court blocked an order allowing proceedings to resume briefly in some cases. the reversal of Roe v. Wade. Friday night’s ruling overturned a three-day-old order from a … Read more