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WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his views on abortion rights (all times local): ...
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's administration is spelling out how it plans to protect medical providers who refuse to perform procedures such as abortions...
Power Five conferences approve medical benefits extension

INDIANAPOLIS — The five largest conferences in NCAA Division I have approved a measure requiring their schools to extend medical coverage for two years...
US government proposes new rules for hog slaughter

DES MOINES, Iowa — Federal government regulators proposed changes Friday in the way most hogs slaughtered for meat in the United States are processed...
Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes–and save Big Tobacco

WASHINGTON — Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up....
China’s birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child families

BEIJING — The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing its family planning policies and allowing all couples to have two...
AP FACT CHECK: Shutdown wouldn’t halt military

WASHINGTON — It's a stretch, at best, to think the military would bear the brunt of a partial government shutdown, as President Donald Trump...
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PORTLAND, Maine — Widespread influenza across Maine has prompted the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to alter some traditions to keep parishioners healthy. ...
Hippo-y birthday to Fiona! The popular preemie is turning 1

CINCINNATI — Some days, it's more like being a Hollywood movie star's agent than a communications official for the zoo. That's what happens when...
Mother: Care denied daughter left in cold in hospital gown

BALTIMORE — The mother of a mentally ill woman who was left outside a Baltimore hospital on a frigid night wearing only a flimsy...

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