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As his trans daughter struggles, a father pushes past his prejudice. 'It was like a wake-up'

As his trans daughter struggles, a father pushes past his prejudice. 'It was like a wake-up'

SMITHVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Before his transgender daughter was suspended after using the girls’ bathroom at her Missouri high school. Before the bullying and the suicide attempts. Before she dropped out.
As medical perils from abortion bans grow, so do opportunities for Democrats in a post-Roe world

As medical perils from abortion bans grow, so do opportunities for Democrats in a post-Roe world

WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of her life, Angela Crawford considered herself a fairly conservative Republican — and she voted that way.
Lawyers want East Palestine residents to wait for details of $600 million derailment settlement

Lawyers want East Palestine residents to wait for details of $600 million derailment settlement

The lawyers who negotiated a $600 million settlement with Norfolk Southern over that railroad's disastrous 2023 derailment in Ohio want residents to talk with them before deciding the historic deal isn't enough.
France is proposing to allow terminally ill patients to take lethal medication

France is proposing to allow terminally ill patients to take lethal medication

PARIS (AP) — France’s government presented a bill Wednesday to allow adults with terminal cancer or other incurable illness to take lethal medication, as public demands grow for legal options for aid in dying.
What to know about abortion in Arizona under the near-total 1864 ban

What to know about abortion in Arizona under the near-total 1864 ban

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court gave the go-ahead Tuesday to prepare to enforce a long-dormant law that bans nearly all abortions, drastically altering the legal landscape for terminating pregnancies in a state likely to have a key role in t

Health minister compares dentists' 'fears' on dental-care program to medicare rollout

OTTAWA — Dentists cannot participate in a national dental-care plan unless they know exactly how it will work, Heather Carr, president of the Canadian Dental Association, said Wednesday.
Trump says Arizona's abortion ban goes too far while defending the overturning of Roe v. Wade

Trump says Arizona's abortion ban goes too far while defending the overturning of Roe v. Wade

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump said Wednesday that an Arizona law that criminalizes nearly all abortions goes too far and called on Arizona lawmakers to change it, while also defending the overturning of Roe v.
Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

A push to ask Arizona voters to add a right to abortion to the state constitution took on new stakes this week when the state's Supreme Court ruled that the state can enforce a ban on abortion in all stages of pregnancy.
Opponents of smoking in casinos try to enlist shareholders of gambling companies in non-smoking push

Opponents of smoking in casinos try to enlist shareholders of gambling companies in non-smoking push

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Add investors to the list of people that opponents of smoking in casinos are enlisting in hopes of banning the practice.
Tennessee Senate OKs a bill that would make it illegal for adults to help minors seeking abortions

Tennessee Senate OKs a bill that would make it illegal for adults to help minors seeking abortions

NASHVILLE, Tenn.