Court rejects Trump-era EPA’s finding that weed killer is safe | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By MATTHEW DALY – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned a Trump administration finding that the active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller does not pose a serious health risk and is “not likely” to cause the cancer in man. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered the Environmental … Read more

Supreme Court of Iowa: Abortion not a basic right in the state | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By DAVID PITT – Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for lawmakers to severely limit or ban abortion in the state, reversing a court ruling just four years ago that guaranteed the right to abortion under the Iowa Constitution. The court, now made up almost entirely … Read more

Election Skeptics Seek Office of Alabama Secretary of State | Health, Medicine and Fitness

GARDENDALE, Ala. (AP) — The Republican runoff for Alabama secretary of state features two candidates who have expressed concerns about the integrity of the election and voter rolls while opposing the expansion of early voting or by correspondence. One candidate, State Auditor Jim Zeigler, is backed by a key supporter of former President Donald Trump’s … Read more

Court of Iowa: Abortion is not protected by the state constitution | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By DAVID PITT – Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for lawmakers to severely limit or even ban abortion in the state, reversing a court ruling just four years ago that guaranteed the right to abortion under the Iowa Constitution. The court, now made up almost … Read more

In remote US territories, abortion hurdles rise without Roe | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By AUDREY McAVOY – Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Women in the remote U.S. territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands will likely have to travel farther than other Americans to terminate a pregnancy if the Supreme Court overturns a precedent that established a nationwide right to abortion in the United States. United States. … Read more

In remote US territories, abortion hurdles rise without Roe | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By AUDREY McAVOY – Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Women in the remote U.S. territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands will likely have to travel farther than other Americans to terminate a pregnancy if the Supreme Court overturns a precedent that established a nationwide right to abortion in the United States. United States. … Read more

Ohioans were overlooked as the fight for the political map dragged on | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By JULIE CARR SMYTH – Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Accusations have been flying for months over who is to blame for Ohio’s redistricting predicament — a mess of a political mapping fight that has left the state without established political maps and voters without a day to elect party candidates for Statehouse seats. … Read more

Judge: COVID asylum restrictions must continue at border | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KEVIN McGILL and ELLIOT SPAGAT – Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum at the southern border must continue, a judge said Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s plan to lift them early in next week. The decision was just the latest example of a court derailing … Read more

Migrants cross border amid legal uncertainty over asylum rule | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By ELLIOT SPAGAT – Associated Press EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — As U.S. officials waited impatiently, many migrants crossing the border from Mexico on Friday were oblivious to a pending momentous court ruling on whether to maintain pandemic-related powers who refuse a chance to seek asylum on grounds of preventing the spread of COVID-19. The … Read more

Abortion-rights religious supporters say God is on their side | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By CLAIRE GALOFARO – National AP Editor TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — It was lunchtime at the abortion clinic, so the recovery room nurse pulled her Bible out of her bag in the closet and started reading. “Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding,” her favorite saying goes, and … Read more