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

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

Trump endorses Cameron’s candidacy for governor of Kentucky | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By BRUCE SCHREINER – Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron won former President Donald Trump’s endorsement Thursday night in his 2023 gubernatorial bid, offering a boost given the the former president’s enduring popularity among Republican voters in the state. In a press release that Cameron tweeted on his own account, … Read more

Witness in Auditor’s Trial Recounts Hiring and Calling of an Investigator | Health, Medicine and Fitness

DOVER, Delaware (AP) — Employees at the office of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness resented the hiring of the auditor’s daughter and a friend for a part-time job , according to testimony Thursday at McGuiness’ criminal bribery trial. Virginia Bateman, the girl’s friend, told jurors the auditor’s office staff were “outwardly rude” to her and … Read more

Detroit pays tribute to Vincent Chin, an Asian American killed in 1982 | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By COREY WILLIAMS – Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Decades before Chinese immigrant Yao Pan Ma was attacked while picking up cans in New York and Thai American Vicha Ratanapakdee was fatally assaulted in San Francisco, Vincent Chin was beaten to death with a baseball bat in Detroit by two white men who never served … Read more

No charges for officers in fatal South Carolina shooting | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By JEFFREY COLLINS – Associated Press COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — A South Carolina prosecutor decided Tuesday not to charge two police officers in the fatal shooting of a black man who lunged at them with a broken piece of wood from a chair after family members warned them that the victim was mentally ill. Richland … Read more

Kentucky AG sues stalled abortion law in federal court | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By BRUCE SCHREINER – Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Republican Kentucky attorney general appeared in court Tuesday, saying the Democratic governor’s administration missed a deadline to put in place a regulatory process for a sweeping new law on the abortion currently blocked by federal court order. In a move fraught with political and … Read more

Jurors hear opening statements in auditor bribery trial | Health, Medicine and Fitness

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Criminal bribery charges against Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness have no factual basis and are based on a flawed investigation that included false statements used to obtain a search warrant and a grand jury indictment, his attorney told a jury. Tuesday. Defense attorney Steve Wood used his opening statement in McGuiness’s … Read more

Police Patrol Hong Kong Park to Enforce Tiananmen Vigil Ban | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By ZEN SOO – Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Dozens of police patrolled Hong Kong’s Victoria Park on Saturday after authorities banned public commemoration of the anniversary of the deadly 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown for the third consecutive year. For decades, an annual candlelight vigil has been held in the park to remember the … Read more