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B.C., Ottawa ink $426M deals to support care assistants, drugs for rare diseases

B.C., Ottawa ink $426M deals to support care assistants, drugs for rare diseases

VANCOUVER — Ottawa is providing $426 million to support heath care in British Columbia.
Federal judge tosses Ohio voting restrictions on voters with disabilities

Federal judge tosses Ohio voting restrictions on voters with disabilities

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge has struck down part of Ohio’s sweeping 2023 election law , which voting rights groups said restricted people from helping voters with disabilities cast absentee ballots.
Iowa law banning most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy to take effect Monday

Iowa law banning most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy to take effect Monday

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa judge has ruled the state's strict abortion law will take effect Monday, preventing most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant.
LTC homes must prioritize residents' mental health, treat disorders: standards group

LTC homes must prioritize residents' mental health, treat disorders: standards group

A Canadian organization that develops quality and safety standards says long-term care homes need to focus more on supporting their residents' mental health.
As doctors leave Puerto Rico in droves, a rapper tries to fill the gaps

As doctors leave Puerto Rico in droves, a rapper tries to fill the gaps

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — On a recent morning in an Afro-Caribbean community in northeast Puerto Rico, Dr. Pedro Juan Vázquez went door-to-door as part of his medical rounds.
Jon Stewart pushes VA to help veterans sickened after post-9/11 exposure to uranium

Jon Stewart pushes VA to help veterans sickened after post-9/11 exposure to uranium

WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian Jon Stewart is pressing the Biden administration to fix a loophole in a massive veterans aid bill that left out some of the first U.S. troops who responded after the Sept.
Biden continues to recover from COVID-19, stays out of public view after ending his 2024 campaign

Biden continues to recover from COVID-19, stays out of public view after ending his 2024 campaign

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden’s “symptoms have almost resolved completely” from COVID-19, according to his physician, as the president on Monday remained out of public view for the fifth straight day.
U.S. drops planned regulations for dogs crossing border from rabies-free countries

U.S. drops planned regulations for dogs crossing border from rabies-free countries

OTTAWA — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has rolled over on plans to require dog owners crossing the border from Canada to fill out onerous paperwork this summer, the agency announced Monday.
Woman gets probation for calling in hoax bomb threat at Boston Children's Hospital

Woman gets probation for calling in hoax bomb threat at Boston Children's Hospital

A Massachusetts woman has been sentenced to three years of probation for calling in a fake bomb threat at Boston Children’s Hospital as it faced a barrage of harassment over its surgical program for transgender youths.
No prison for a nursing home owner who sent 800 residents to ride out a hurricane in squalor

No prison for a nursing home owner who sent 800 residents to ride out a hurricane in squalor

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana businessman who sent more than 800 elderly residents from his seven nursing homes to ride out Hurricane Ida in a crowded, ill-equipped warehouse pleaded no contest to 15 criminal counts Monday and was sentenced to three
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