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

With rising hospital admissions, France weighs back on masks | Health, medicine and fitness

By BARBARA SURK and JADE LE DELEY – Associated Press NICE, France (AP) — Tourism in France is booming again — and so is COVID-19. French officials have “invited” or “recommended” people to return to using face masks, but have stopped renewing restrictions that would deter visitors or revive anti-government protests. From commuters from Paris … Read more

Texas Supreme Court Blocks Order Resuming Abortions | Health, medicine and fitness

By PAUL WEBER, ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE, and STEPHEN GROVES – Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court blocked a lower court order late Friday night allowing clinics to continue performing abortions just days after some doctors resumed treating patients after the fall of Roe v. Wade. It was not immediately clear whether clinics … Read more

NC Budget, Immigration Bills rounded at the end of the session | Health, medicine and fitness

By GARY D. ROBERTSON – Associated Press RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly on Friday closed its main working session for the year by finalizing proposed fiscal year adjustments to the state budget, cutting other mandatory legislation, but leaving some major policy issues unresolved abandoned or thwarted. The Republican-drafted spending measure, which … Read more

Highlights of Bipartisan Gun Violence Act Signed by Biden | Health, medicine and fitness

By The Associated Press Highlights of the bipartisan gun violence bill that President Joe Biden signed on Saturday: – Comprehensive background checks: State and local youth and mental health records of gun buyers will be part of federal background checks for buyers ages 18 to 20. The maximum of three days for data collection is … Read more

Highlights of Bipartisan Gun Violence Act Signed by Biden | Health, medicine and fitness

By The Associated Press Highlights of the bipartisan gun violence bill that President Joe Biden signed on Saturday: – Comprehensive background checks: State and local youth and mental health records of gun buyers will be part of federal background checks for buyers ages 18 to 20. The maximum of three days for data collection is … Read more

Highlights of Bipartisan Gun Violence Bill OK’d by Senate | Health, medicine and fitness

AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Highlights of the bipartisan gun violence bill passed by the Senate on Thursday and the House expected to pass Friday: — Comprehensive background checks: State and local youth and mental health records of gun buyers will be part of federal background checks for buyers ages 18 to 20. Maximum three days … Read more

NY leaders pledge new gun limits after Supreme Court ruling | Health, medicine and fitness

By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN and MARINA VILLENEUVE – Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – New York’s Democratic leaders are striving to enforce as many restrictions on carrying a gun in public as possible after the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down key parts of the state’s gun-license law. State and New York City officials … Read more

Jensen seeks tax cuts to help Minnesota fight inflation | Health, medicine and fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen on Thursday called for tax cuts and curbing government spending and regulations to help Minnesota residents cope with the highest inflation rate in 40 years. Inflation has already dominates national election campaigns. Republicans see it as a powerful problem … Read more

Court dismisses Trump-era EPA finding that weed killer is safe | Health, medicine and fitness

By MATTHEW DALY – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a Trump administration finding that the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup poses no serious health risk and “probably not” causes cancer in humans. The California-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to … Read more