Prosecutors move to dismiss Wisconsin abortion ban challenge

MADISON, Wis. — A group of prosecutors is asking a judge to toss out Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul’s lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s 173-year-old ban on abortions, arguing that it lacks…

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Hawaii volcano’s lava oozes toward key Big Island highway

Experts say humans can do nothing to prevent the lava flowing from the world’s largest volcano from swallowing the main highway linking the east and west coasts of Hawaii’s Big Island

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China eases virus controls amid effort to head off protests

BEIJING — More Chinese cities eased anti-virus restrictions and police patrolled their streets Thursday as the government tried to defuse public anger over some of the world’s most stringent COVID…

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African continent finally to receive 1st mpox vaccines

NAIROBI, Kenya — Africa’s top public health body says the continent is set to receive its first batch of mpox vaccines as a donation from South Korea. The Africa Centers…

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China eases some virus controls, searches pedestrians

BEIJING — More Chinese cities eased some anti-virus restrictions as police patrolled their streets to head off protests Thursday while the ruling Communist Party prepared for the high-profile funeral of…

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Ex-FTX CEO says he didn’t ‘knowingly’ misuse clients’ funds

The former CEO of the failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX says that he did not “knowingly” misuse customers’ funds

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Oklahoma citizen-led initiative would codify abortion access

OKLAHOMA CITY — Roger Coody has no legal training and his political experience until recently had been limited to registering people to vote. Now, the Oklahoma hairstylist is pushing a…

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Judge OKs federal intervention in struggling water system

JACKSON, Miss. — The U.S. Justice Department has won a federal judge’s approval to carry out a rare intervention to improve the precarious water system in Mississippi’s capital city, Attorney…

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CDC expands polio wastewater testing to Michigan and Pennsylvania

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday it will expand wastewater testing for polio to select communities across the U.S. after a person tested positive for the disease…

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