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Monkeypox death confirmed by LA County health officials

Monkeypox death confirmed by LA County health officials

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County resident with a compromised immune system has died from monkeypox, local health officials announced Monday. It's believed to be the first U.S. fatality from the disease.
US support to go for mental health crisis teams in Oregon

US support to go for mental health crisis teams in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Saying that a police response is often an improper solution to mental health crises, Biden administration officials announced Monday financial support for expansion of mobile crisis intervention teams in Oregon.
Thousands of Minnesota nurses launch 3-day strike over pay

Thousands of Minnesota nurses launch 3-day strike over pay

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of nurses in Minnesota launched a three-day strike Monday, pressing for salary increases they say will help improve patient care by resolving understaffing stresses that have worsened in the coronavirus pandemic.
Biden hopes ending cancer can be a 'national purpose' for US

Biden hopes ending cancer can be a 'national purpose' for US

BOSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday urged Americans to come together for a new “national purpose" — his administration's effort to end cancer "as we know it." At the John F.

5 doctors plead guilty in West Virginia in pain pill scheme

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five doctors pleaded guilty in a pain pill prescription scheme involving clinics in West Virginia and Virginia, federal prosecutors said Monday.
Ontario opens bivalent vaccine appointments for most vulnerable

Ontario opens bivalent vaccine appointments for most vulnerable

TORONTO — Ontario is rolling out Omicron-targeted COVID-19 vaccines, starting with residents considered the most vulnerable, including those aged 70 and older, long-term care residents and health-care workers.
Indiana court hearing set after abortion ban takes effect

Indiana court hearing set after abortion ban takes effect

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana judge won’t hear arguments until next week on a lawsuit seeking to block the state’s abortion ban , leaving that new law set to take effect on Thursday.
Operating room conditions in Yellowknife hospital are 'unsustainable': nurses

Operating room conditions in Yellowknife hospital are 'unsustainable': nurses

YELLOWKNIFE — A union representing nurses at the largest hospital in the Northwest Territories says working conditions in its operating room are "unsustainable" and the territorial government needs to do more to address understaffing.
Spanish sex club owners, workers protest prostitution bill

Spanish sex club owners, workers protest prostitution bill

MADRID (AP) — Protesters including brothel owners and sex workers demonstrated Monday in front of the Spanish Parliament over a bill that would penalize prostitution customers and sex club owners or pimps with sentences up to 4 years in prison.
Nunavut rolling out new COVID-19 vaccine to older residents

Nunavut rolling out new COVID-19 vaccine to older residents

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut says it is rolling out the newly approved bivalent COVID-19 vaccine. The territory is now offering the booster shots to people 70 and older and all residents and staff in long-term care facilities.