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Tennessee court to weigh throwing out abortion ban challenge, blocking portions of the law

Tennessee court to weigh throwing out abortion ban challenge, blocking portions of the law

NASHVILLE, Tenn.
ALS drug will be pulled from US market after study showed patients didn't benefit

ALS drug will be pulled from US market after study showed patients didn't benefit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of a drug for Lou Gehrig’s disease that recently failed in a large study said Thursday it will pull the medicine from the market, acknowledging it didn't help patients with the deadly neurological condition.

Judge finds last 4 of 11 anti-abortion activists guilty in a 2021 Tennessee clinic blockade

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The final four of 11 anti-abortion activists charged with blocking access to a Tennessee clinic in 2021 have been convicted of violating the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act.
Cultural LTC admissions drying up in Ontario due to new priority rules

Cultural LTC admissions drying up in Ontario due to new priority rules

TORONTO — In an Italian long-term care home in Toronto, about three new non-Italian residents are admitted each month due to government changes to priority rules, leaving them confused and isolated in a setting where they do not speak the language.
Police arrest 22 in EU raids linked to suspected theft of Italy's pandemic funds worth $650 million

Police arrest 22 in EU raids linked to suspected theft of Italy's pandemic funds worth $650 million

BRUSSELS (AP) — Police in Italy, Austria, Romania and Slovakia arrested 22 people Thursday as part of an investigation into the suspected siphoning of hundreds millions of euros in post-pandemic relief funds from the European Union .
South Korea's president meets leader of doctors' strike as he seeks to end their walkouts

South Korea's president meets leader of doctors' strike as he seeks to end their walkouts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol met the leader of a strike by thousands of junior doctors on Thursday and said that the government is open to talks about its contentious push to sharply increase medical school admission
Canadians waiting longer for surgeries and other procedures compared to 2019: report

Canadians waiting longer for surgeries and other procedures compared to 2019: report

Patients in all provinces are waiting longer for hip and knee replacements, cancer surgeries and other priority procedures than before the COVID-19 pandemic, national data shows.
Bringing dental care to kids in schools is helping take care of teeth neglected in the pandemic

Bringing dental care to kids in schools is helping take care of teeth neglected in the pandemic

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Tucked away inside the teachers lounge at a New Hampshire elementary school, Amber Warner was having her teeth checked out for the first time.
Vancouver mayor disappointed by new location for overdose prevention site

Vancouver mayor disappointed by new location for overdose prevention site

VANCOUVER — The mayor of Vancouver says the city is disappointed about the new location of an overdose prevention site in the downtown core.
Idaho lawmakers pass bills targeting LGBTQ+ citizens. Protesters toss paper hearts in protest

Idaho lawmakers pass bills targeting LGBTQ+ citizens. Protesters toss paper hearts in protest

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers have passed a series of bills targeting LGBTQ+ residents this year, including two this week that prevent public employees from being required to use someone's preferred pronouns and redefine gender as being synonym