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Regulators monitor tritium leak at Minnesota nuclear plant

Regulators monitor tritium leak at Minnesota nuclear plant

ST.. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators said Thursday they're monitoring the cleanup of a leak of 400,000 gallons of radioactive water from Xcel Energy's Monticello nuclear power plant, and the company said there's no danger to the public.
Mississippi governor OKs longer postpartum Medicaid coverage

Mississippi governor OKs longer postpartum Medicaid coverage

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov.
Abortion ban injunction upheld by N. Dakota Supreme Court

Abortion ban injunction upheld by N. Dakota Supreme Court

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a state abortion ban will remain blocked while a lawsuit over its constitutionality proceeds. The ban was designed to take effect once the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v.
COVID-19 pill Paxlovid moves closer to full FDA approval

COVID-19 pill Paxlovid moves closer to full FDA approval

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill Paxlovid won another vote of confidence from U.S. health advisers Thursday, clearing the way for its full regulatory approval by the Food and Drug Administration.
Proposal to ban abortions at six weeks advances in Florida

Proposal to ban abortions at six weeks advances in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A proposal to ban abortions at six weeks in Florida received overwhelming approval from a state House committee Thursday with Democrats acknowledging there was nothing they could do to stop it from eventually becoming law.

NY cannabis agencies sued by medical marijuana providers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition that includes some of New York's medical marijuana companies sued state cannabis regulators Thursday in an effort to open up licensing to all retail dispensary applicants immediately.
Utah bans abortion clinics in wave of post-Roe restrictions

Utah bans abortion clinics in wave of post-Roe restrictions

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Abortion clinics in Utah could be banned from operating under a law signed by the state’s Republican governor, setting off a rush of confusion among clinics, hospitals and prospective patients in the deeply conservative state.
Toronto Zoo closes aviaries after bird flu case detected at southern Ontario farm

Toronto Zoo closes aviaries after bird flu case detected at southern Ontario farm

TORONTO — The Toronto Zoo has shut down some of its bird enclosures after an avian flu case was detected at a southern Ontario poultry farm.
Addictions recovery centre in Saskatchewan to get 14 more post-treatment beds

Addictions recovery centre in Saskatchewan to get 14 more post-treatment beds

REGINA — The Saskatchewan government says an addictions recovery centre in the southern part of the province is to expand its capacity. Addictions Minister Everett Hindley says St. Joseph's Addiction Recovery Centre in Estevan, Sask.
US pregnancy deaths dropped in 2022, after COVID spike

US pregnancy deaths dropped in 2022, after COVID spike

NEW YORK (AP) — Deaths of pregnant women in the U.S. fell in 2022, dropping significantly from a six-decade high during the pandemic, new data suggests. More than 1,200 U.S.