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Italy's Berlusconi recovering in 'optimal, convincing' way

Italy's Berlusconi recovering in 'optimal, convincing' way

ROME (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, who has leukemia, is now stable after three weeks in the hospital being treated for a lung infection, his doctors reported Wednesday.
Abortion-ban ordinances gain ground in New Mexico

Abortion-ban ordinances gain ground in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A small New Mexico town near Albuquerque adopted an ordinance Wednesday aimed at blocking the distribution of abortion medication or supplies by mail, extending a wave of local government restrictions on abortion .
Cosmetic to critical: Blue states help trans health coverage

Cosmetic to critical: Blue states help trans health coverage

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — For most of her life in New Mexico, Christina Wood felt like she had to hide her identity as a transgender woman.
China to scrap PCR test requirement for inbound travelers

China to scrap PCR test requirement for inbound travelers

BEIIJING (AP) — Travelers entering China will no longer need to provide a negative PCR test result starting Saturday, in another easing of China's “zero COVID” policies.
Prosecutors now doubt imprisoned mother killed her children

Prosecutors now doubt imprisoned mother killed her children

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prosecutors acknowledged to a government inquiry Wednesday that new scientific and genetic evidence left reasonable doubt that an Australian mother deliberately killed her four children 20 years after she was convicted of d
Montana transgender lawmaker faces censure or expulsion

Montana transgender lawmaker faces censure or expulsion

HELENA, Mont.
UN warns of lab risk, more displacement amid Sudan conflict

UN warns of lab risk, more displacement amid Sudan conflict

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. officials said Tuesday that one side in the Sudan conflict has seized control of a national health lab in the capital of Khartoum that holds biological material, calling it an “extremely dangerous” development.
Yukon government starts funding 40 hours of paid sick leave

Yukon government starts funding 40 hours of paid sick leave

WHITEHORSE — Yukon is the first jurisdiction in Canada to provide government-funded paid sick leave with a program targeting workers who are most likely to suffer from taking unpaid time off, Premier Ranj Pillai says.
B.C. Appeal Court sides with mom in case involving access to parental medical records

B.C. Appeal Court sides with mom in case involving access to parental medical records

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government has a year to fix its child protection laws after an Appeal Court panel found the legislation unreasonably gave social workers power to access parents' highly sensitive medical information. The B.C.
North Dakota's latest try at abortion ban could face lawsuit

North Dakota's latest try at abortion ban could face lawsuit

North Dakota has become the latest state to ban abortion in most cases — again. Gov.