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Cyprus court: Briton freely confessed to wife's killing

Cyprus court: Briton freely confessed to wife's killing

PAPHOS, Cyprus (AP) — A Cyprus criminal court on Tuesday rejected a defense argument that a British man’s confession to killing his ailing wife was unlawfully obtained, because he was in no frame of mind to speak to police without a lawyer present.
Minnesota moving to fortify state status as abortion refuge

Minnesota moving to fortify state status as abortion refuge

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota is moving to fortify its status as a refuge for patients from restrictive states who travel to the state to seek abortions — and to protect providers who serve them.
Garbage: In Paris streets, heaps of it become protest symbol

Garbage: In Paris streets, heaps of it become protest symbol

PARIS (AP) — Garbage. Heaps, mounds and piles of it are growing daily — and in some places standing higher than a human being.

New toll-free phone number created to direct Canadians to available poison centres

Health Canada is launching a new toll-free phone number for poison centres. Canadians can now call 1-844-POISON-X to access critical medical advice for poisonings.
Tennessee House OKs narrow abortion exemption bill

Tennessee House OKs narrow abortion exemption bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn.

Alberta government says specially ordered child fever medicine at pharmacies

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says a first shipment of specially ordered children’s pain and fever medication is available in pharmacies.
Missouri to restrict gender-affirming care for minors

Missouri to restrict gender-affirming care for minors

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican attorney general on Monday said he will limit access to gender-affirming care for minors, sidestepping the GOP-led Senate as it struggles to pass a law banning the practice for children completely.
Biden signs bill on COVID origins declassification

Biden signs bill on COVID origins declassification

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan bill Monday that directs the federal government to declassify as much intelligence as possible about the origins of COVID-19 more than three years after the start of the pandemic.
N.S. offering nurses up to $20,000 to keep them from leaving public health system

N.S. offering nurses up to $20,000 to keep them from leaving public health system

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is offering nurses up to $20,000 in bonuses to keep them in the province’s public health system — or to encourage them to return.
Alberta program trains rural health-care workers in supporting sex assault victims

Alberta program trains rural health-care workers in supporting sex assault victims

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says $1 million in funding is to be used to train rural health-care providers to better support victims of sexual assault.