Oklahoma passes toughest abortion ban; services to stop | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By SEAN MURPHY – Associated Press Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill banning all abortions with few exceptions, and providers said they would stop performing the procedure as soon as the governor signs it into law. latest example of the GOP’s national push to restrict access to what’s been … Read more

Drama not on the agenda at the Minnesota Democratic convention | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — When the Minnesota Democrats open their state convention in Rochester, drama will not be on the agenda. The 1,200 delegates will approve the re-election of Governor Tim Walz, Attorney General Keith Ellison, Secretary of State Steve Simon and State Auditor Julie Blaha. They all … Read more

Drama not on the agenda at the Minnesota Democratic convention | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — When the Minnesota Democrats open their state convention in Rochester, drama will not be on the agenda. The 1,200 delegates will approve the re-election of Governor Tim Walz, Attorney General Keith Ellison, Secretary of State Steve Simon and State Auditor Julie Blaha. They all … Read more

Lawyers: Georgia man’s death sentence is unconstitutional | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KATE BRUMBACK – Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for a Georgia man whose execution was stayed by a judge this week argue he is not eligible for execution because he has cognitive impairments that cause him to function as a young child or a person with an intellectual disability. Lawyers for Virgil Delano … Read more

After Buffalo Massacre, New York Governor Calls for Action Against Guns | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By MARINA VILLENEUVE – Associated Press ALBANY, NY (AP) — New York would require state police to seek court orders to keep weapons away from people who may pose a threat to themselves or others under a set of executive orders and gun control bills touted Wednesday by Gov. Kathy Hochul in the wake of … Read more

Paul-Booker Fall Game Hits in Kentucky Senate Race | Health, Medicine and Fitness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul won his party’s nomination Tuesday to seek a third term, setting up a campaign of contrasting agendas that pits his vision of limited government against the challenger’s backing Democrat Charles Booker for the sweep of health care and anti-poverty programs. The libertarian-leaning Paul swept to victory … Read more

Georgia appeals stay order scheduled for Tuesday | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KATE BRUMBACK – Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The state of Georgia is appealing a judge’s ruling that stayed the execution of a man who killed an 8-year-old girl and raped her 10-year-old friend 46 years ago. Virgil Delano Presnell Jr., 68, abducted and attacked the two girls on their way home from school … Read more

Midterms 2022: What to watch in the primaries in 5 states | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By MARC LEVY and GARY D. ROBERTSON – Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s winning streak in the U.S. Senate primaries hangs in the balance Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in the midterm elections. Trump made bold recommendations by supporting famed heart surgeon Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania … Read more

At the start of the primaries, voters prefer polling stations to mail | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY – Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The big wave of mail-in voting appears to be receding as quickly as it came. After tens of millions of people in the United States opted to vote by mail in the 2020 pandemic election, voters in early primary states are returning to in-person voting … Read more

Midterms 2022: What to watch as 5 states hold primaries | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By MARC LEVY and GARY D. ROBERTSON – Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s winning streak in the U.S. Senate primaries hangs in the balance Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in the midterm elections. Trump made bold recommendations by supporting famed heart surgeon Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania … Read more