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Canadian Blood Services apologizes to LGBTQ+ groups for donation ban

Canadian Blood Services apologizes to LGBTQ+ groups for donation ban

OTTAWA — Canadian Blood Services says it has apologized to LGBTQ+ groups for a past policy that banned gay and bisexual men from donating blood.
US pledges money and other aid to help track and contain bird flu on dairy farms

US pledges money and other aid to help track and contain bird flu on dairy farms

U.S. health and agriculture officials pledged nearly $200 million in new spending and other efforts Friday to help track and contain an outbreak of bird flu in the nation's dairy cows that has spread to more than 40 herds in nine states.
Here's what to know about conservatorships and how Brian Wilson's case evolved

Here's what to know about conservatorships and how Brian Wilson's case evolved

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge put Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson under a court conservatorship to oversee his personal and medical affairs after the legendary songwriter's doctor reported that he has a major neurocognitive disorder.
Kansas' governor vetoes a bill for extending child support to fetuses

Kansas' governor vetoes a bill for extending child support to fetuses

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Prince William says Kate's 'doing well,' in rare comments since she announced her cancer diagnosis

Prince William says Kate's 'doing well,' in rare comments since she announced her cancer diagnosis

LONDON (AP) — Prince William on Friday offered a positive assessment of his wife's health, a hospital administrator said, in one of the royal's few comments about Kate's condition since she announced that she was undergoing treatment for cancer .
Countries struggle to draft 'pandemic treaty' to avoid mistakes made during COVID

Countries struggle to draft 'pandemic treaty' to avoid mistakes made during COVID

GENEVA (AP) — After the coronavirus pandemic triggered once-unthinkable lockdowns, upended economies and killed millions , leaders at the World Health Organization and worldwide vowed to do better in the future.
After B.C.'s walk-back, uncertainty clouds Toronto decriminalization bid

After B.C.'s walk-back, uncertainty clouds Toronto decriminalization bid

Toronto's bid to decriminalize the possession of illegal drugs for personal use has been plunged into uncertainty in recent days, as drug policy experts suggest political debates over British Columbia's backtracking on the issue have hurt the city's
Virginia judge to decide whether state law considers embryos as property

Virginia judge to decide whether state law considers embryos as property

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A trial is underway in Virginia that will determine whether state law allows frozen embryos to be considered property that can be divided up and assigned a monetary value.

No sign of widespread lead exposure from Maui wildfires, Hawaii health officials say

HONOLULU (AP) — Lead screening conducted on west Maui residents after last summer's devastating wildfires showed no widespread exposure to the toxic metal, Hawaii health officials said Thursday.
States with abortion bans saw greater drops in medical school graduates applying for residencies

States with abortion bans saw greater drops in medical school graduates applying for residencies

Fewer U.S. medical school graduates are applying to residency programs , but the drop is more striking in states that ban abortion compared with other states.