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Medication abortion is common; here's how it works

Medication abortions were the preferred method for ending pregnancy in the U.S. even before the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade
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FILE - Boxes of the drug mifepristone line a shelf at the West Alabama Women's Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on March 16, 2022. Medication abortions became the preferred method for ending pregnancy in the U.S. even before the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)
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Texas Supreme Court blocks order that resumed abortions

The Texas Supreme Court has blocked a lower court order that gave some abortion clinics confidence to resume performing abortions
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Mahayana Landowne, of Brooklyn, N.Y., wears a "Lady Justice" costume as she marches past the Supreme Court during a protest for abortion-rights, Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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For now, wary US treads water with transformed COVID-19

The fast-changing coronavirus has kicked off summer in the U.S. with lots of infections but relatively few deaths compared to its prior incarnations
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With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks

Tourism is booming again in France, and so is COVID-19
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People wearing face masks to protect against COVID-19 ride a subway in Paris, Thursday, June 30, 2022. Virus cases are rising fast in France and other European countries after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in the spring. With tourists thronging Paris and other cities, the French government is recommending a return to mask-wearing in public transport and crowded areas but has stopped short of imposing new rules. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
July 02

Here's where doctors can run into legal trouble under new abortion restrictions

"It's a horrible situation to put doctors in."
July 02
A doctor updates files between performing abortions at the Trust Women clinic in Wichita, Kan., on June 24, 2022.
July 02

Texas Supreme Court blocks order that resumed abortions

The Texas Supreme Court has blocked a lower court order that had given some abortion clinics confidence to resume performing abortions
July 02
Mahayana Landowne, of Brooklyn, N.Y., wears a "Lady Justice" costume as she marches past the Supreme Court during a protest for abortion-rights, Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 02

Texas Supreme Court blocks order that said doctors could resume performing abortions up to 6 weeks into pregnancy

Texas Supreme Court blocks order that said doctors could resume performing abortions up to 6 weeks into pregnancy
July 02
July 01

Period-tracking apps may help prosecute users, advocates fear

Groups are ringing alarm bells on the digital trail of reproductive health apps.
July 01
A woman observes a period calendar tracker app on her mobile phone at her home in Madrid, Spain, May 16, 2022.
July 01

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion
July 01
A celebration outside the Supreme Court, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Washington. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years — a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
July 01

Biden discusses abortion access options with Dem governors

President Joe Biden has held a virtual meeting with Democratic governors as he considers next steps on abortion after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week
July 01
President Joe Biden participates in a virtual meeting with Democratic governors on the issue of abortion rights, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Friday, July 1, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 01

African officials: Monkeypox spread is already an emergency

Health authorities in Africa say they are treating the expanding monkeypox outbreak here as an emergency and call on rich countries to share the world's limited supply of vaccines
July 01
FILE - This 1997 image provided by the CDC during an investigation into an outbreak of monkeypox, which took place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), formerly Zaire, and depicts the dorsal surfaces of the hands of a monkeypox case patient, who was displaying the appearance of the characteristic rash during its recuperative stage. Health authorities in Africa said Thursday, June 30, 2022 they are treating the expanding monkeypox outbreak there as an emergency and are calling on rich countries to share the world's limited supply of vaccines in an effort to avoid the glaring equity problems seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. (CDC via AP, File)
July 01

CDC warns of listeria outbreak ahead of holiday weekend

One person has died and another 22 have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
July 01
One person has died and another 22 have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
July 01

California adds laws targeting ghost guns, sales to minors

California already has some of the nation’s toughest gun laws, but it has added new restrictions on untraceable “ghost guns” and limiting marketing firearms to minors
July 01
FILE - Homemade rifles are displayed on a table at an ATF field office in Glendale, Calif., on Aug. 29, 2017. The California Assembly approved, on Monday June 27, 2022, Texas-style lawsuits over illegal guns, mimicking the Lone Star State's law aimed at deterring abortions and obliquely linking the two most controversial U.S. Supreme Court decisions from last week. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 01

California adds laws targeting ghost guns, sales to minors

California already has some of the nation’s toughest gun laws, but it has added new restrictions on untraceable “ghost guns” and limiting marketing firearms to minors
July 01
FILE - Homemade rifles are displayed on a table at an ATF field office in Glendale, Calif., on Aug. 29, 2017. The California Assembly approved, on Monday June 27, 2022, Texas-style lawsuits over illegal guns, mimicking the Lone Star State's law aimed at deterring abortions and obliquely linking the two most controversial U.S. Supreme Court decisions from last week. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 01

Listeria outbreak linked to Florida leaves 1 dead, 23 total infected

The CDC said it has not determined the source of the outbreak yet.
July 01
Listeria bacteria is seen here in this undated stock illustration.
July 01

With breakthrough COVID cases commonplace, experts consider 'vaccine efficacy'

Vaccines and boosters still provide strong protection against severe disease.
July 01
A health worker takes a nasal swab sample at a COVID-19 testing site in Los Angeles, July 24, 2020.
July 01

Maryland law expanding who can perform abortion takes effect

A new law in Maryland will expand access to abortion by ending a restriction that only physicians perform them
July 01
FILE - Maryland Del. Ariana Kelly, a Democrat, urges lawmakers to support a measure to expand abortion access in Maryland, shortly before the House of Delegates voted to override Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of the bill on April 9, 2022, in Annapolis, Md. A new law in Maryland will expand access to abortion by ending a restriction that only physicians perform them. The law taking effect Friday, July 1, 2022, will enable nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and physician assistants to provide abortions with training. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
July 01

Here's how access to the 'abortion pill' has been impacted by state bans

A state can't ban an FDA-approved drug but access is dwindling.
July 01
Mifepristone (Mifeprex) and Misoprostol are seen at the Women's Reproductive Clinic in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, June 17, 2022.
July 01

WVa opioid trial verdict still pending nearly a year later

Last July, a federal judge in West Virginia heard closing arguments in the first lawsuit to go to trial over the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic
July 01
FILE - Signs are displayed at a tent during a health event on June 26, 2021, in Charleston, W.Va. Last July, a federal judge in West Virginia heard closing arguments in the first lawsuit to go to trial over the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic. With an avalanche of documents from the three-month trial, Judge David Faber didn’t indicate when he would make a ruling on the multibillion-dollar lawsuit filed by Cabell County and the city of Huntington against three major drug distributors, and his decision wasn't expected right away.(AP Photo/John Raby, File)
July 01

COVID cases up by more than 30% in Britain last week

The number of new coronavirus cases across Britain has surged by more than 30% in the last week, with cases largely driven by the super infectious omicron variants
July 01
FILE - People wear face masks as they walk, in Regent Street, in London, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. The number of new coronavirus cases across Britain has surged by more than 30% in the last week, with cases largely driven by the super infectious omicron variants. Data released by Britain’s Office for National Statistics on Friday, July 1, 2022 showed that more than 3 million people in the U.K. had COVID-19 last week, although there has not been an equivalent spike in hospitalizations. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, File)
July 01

N. Korea suggests balloons flown from South brought COVID-19

North Korea says its COVID-19 outbreak began from balloons from the South.
July 01
June 30

CDC: New listeria outbreak tied to 23 illnesses, 1 death

One death and nearly two dozen hospitalizations are being tied to a new listeria outbreak of unknown origin
June 30
June 30

California first to cover health care for all immigrants

California is the first state to guarantee free health care for all low-income immigrants who are living in the country illegally
June 30
California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, center, speaks in support of health care for all low-income immigrants living in the country illegally during a rally at the Capitol Sacramento, Calif., on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign a $307.9 billion operating budget on Thursday June 30, 2022, that makes all low-income adults eligible for the state's medicaid program regardless of their immigration status. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 30

Judge temporarily blocks Kentucky’s near-total abortion ban

A Florida judge says he will temporarily block the state's 15-week abortion ban
June 30
In this undated file photo, the Kentucky State Capitol building is shown in Frankfort, Ky.
June 30

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion
June 30
A celebration outside the Supreme Court, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Washington. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years — a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 30

California advances bid to create legal drug injection sites

Opioid users would be able to legally inject drugs in the supervised settings.
June 30
Assemblyman Matt Haney, D-San Francisco, calls on lawmakers to approve a measure he was carrying allowing Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco, to set up places where opioid users could legally inject drugs in supervised settings, during the Assembly session in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday, June 30, 2022. The Assembly approved the measure and sent it to back to the Senate for final consideration. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 30

Alabama cites abortion ruling in transgender medication case

Alabama  is using the U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion to argue that the state should also be able to ban gender-affirming medical treatments for transgender youth
June 30
FILE - Protestors in support of transgender rights rally outside the Alabama State House in Montgomery, Ala., March 30, 2021. Three days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states can prohibit abortion, Alabama seized on the decision to argue that the state should also be able to ban gender-affirming medical treatments for transgender youth. (Jake Crandall/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP, File)
June 30

Tweaked COVID boosters in US must target newer omicron types

U.S. regulators are telling COVID-19 vaccine makers to tweak fall booster shots.
June 30
FILE - A Northwell Health registered nurse fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine at a pop up vaccination site the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, April 8, 2021, in the Staten Island borough of New York. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, June 30, 2022 recommended that COVID-19 booster shots be modified to better match more recent variants of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file)
June 30

Canada official warns of possible COVID resurgence ahead

Canada’s chief public health officer is warning of a possible COVID-19 resurgence in the fall and winter
June 30
June 30

Some medical debt is being removed from US credit reports

Help is coming for many people struggling with medical debt on credit reports
June 30
Brooke Davis, photographed Thursday, June 30, 2022 in McDonough, Ga., has been struggling with medical debt. Starting Friday, the three major U.S. credit reporting companies will stop counting paid medical debt on the reports that banks, potential landlords and others use to judge creditworthiness. The companies also will start giving people a year to resolve delinquent medical debt that has been sent to collections before reporting it — up from six months previously. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)
June 30

Some medical debt is being removed from US credit reports

Help is coming for many people struggling with medical debt on credit reports
June 30
Brooke Davis, photographed Thursday, June 30, 2022 in McDonough, Ga., has been struggling with medical debt. Starting Friday, the three major U.S. credit reporting companies will stop counting paid medical debt on the reports that banks, potential landlords and others use to judge creditworthiness. The companies also will start giving people a year to resolve delinquent medical debt that has been sent to collections before reporting it — up from six months previously. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)
June 30

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion
June 30
A celebration outside the Supreme Court, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Washington. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years — a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 30

COVID test positivity rate in nation's largest city surpasses 10%

Cases have also risen nearly 10% from two weeks ago, data shows.
June 30
People walk past a COVID-19 testing site on May 17, 2022 in New York City.
June 30

Judge to temporarily block Florida’s 15-week abortion ban over claims state constitution guarantees right to procedure

Judge to temporarily block Florida’s 15-week abortion ban over claims state constitution guarantees right to procedure
June 30
June 30

Biden backs filibuster exception to protect abortion access

President Joe Biden says he would support an exception to the Senate filibuster to protect access to abortion after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade
June 30
President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference on the final day of the NATO summit in Madrid, Thursday, June 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 30

Commission report blasts decision to cull all Denmark's mink

A Danish Parliament-appointed commission has harshly criticized the country’s government for its decision to cull millions of healthy mink at the height of the coronavirus pandemic to protect humans from a mutation of the virus
June 30
FILE - Heavy machinery is used by members of Danish health authorities, assisted by members of the Danish Armed Forces in disposing of dead mink in a military area near Holstebro, Denmark, on Nov. 9 2020. A Danish Parliament-appointed commission has harshly criticized the country's government for its decision to cull millions of healthy mink at the height of the coronavirus pandemic to protect humans from a mutation of the virus. (Morten Stricker/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
June 30

High court rejects COVID-19 shot mandate case from New York

The Supreme Court has declined to take up a case involving a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for health care workers in New York that doesn't offer an exemption for religious reasons
June 30
Security works outside of the Supreme Court, Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 30

Biden: Court ruling on Roe 'destabilizing,' US still leading

President Joe Biden says the Supreme Court’s decision ending a constitutional right to abortion is “destabilizing” and he supports changing Senate rules to codify nationwide abortion protections
June 30
President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference on the final day of the NATO summit in Madrid, Thursday, June 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 30

Biden backs filibuster exception to protect abortion access

President Joe Biden says he would support eliminating the Senate filibuster to protect access to abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade
June 30
President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference on the final day of the NATO summit in Madrid, Thursday, June 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 30

Judge temporarily blocks Kentucky’s near-total abortion ban that was triggered by Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling

Judge temporarily blocks Kentucky’s near-total abortion ban that was triggered by Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling
June 30
June 30

EXPLAINER: Heat, humidity a perilous mix in migrant deaths

An expert says the combination of heat and humidity would have quickly created life-threatening conditions inside the packed, un-airconditioned tractor-trailer where dozens of migrants were found dead this week
June 30
Police and other first responders work the scene where officials say dozens of people have been found dead and multiple others were taken to hospitals with heat-related illnesses after a semitrailer containing suspected migrants was found, Monday, June 27, 2022, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 30

Biden backs changing Senate filibuster rules to pass abortion, privacy protections as well as voting legislation

Biden backs changing Senate filibuster rules to pass abortion, privacy protections as well as voting legislation
June 30
June 30

WHO: COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world

The WHO says the number of coronavirus cases rose by 18% in the last week.
June 30
Pediatrician Emy Jean-Marie, center, holds her nine-month-old son Adedeji Adebayo, Emiola Adebayo, 3, on her lap as Dr. Nizar Dowla, right, administers a vaccine while        Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health, Admiral Rachel Levine, left, looks on, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the Borinquen Health Care Center in Miami. Florida is the only state that didn't pre-order the under-5 vaccine, and state Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo has recommended against vaccinating healthy children. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 30

Arizona, Louisiana among states grappling over abortion bans

Arizona’s Republican attorney general says a total abortion ban that has been on the books since before statehood can be enforced, putting him at odds with that state's Republican governor
June 30
FILE - Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry talks to reporters outside the Supreme Court on Jan. 7, 2022, in Washington. Landry on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, warned doctors against performing abortions, despite a judge’s order blocking the state from enforcing its ban on the procedure. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 30

COVID restrictions ease in Shanghai as case numbers drop

Shanghai has begun to reopen in-dining facilities as it emerges from lockdown.
June 30
Visitors pose for photos outside the Disney Resort theme park, Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Shanghai. Shanghai is moving to allow in-person dining and reopening its Disney Resort theme park as domestically transmitted cases of COVID-19 in China's largest city remain at zero following a more than two-month lockdown. (AP Photo/Chen Si)
June 30

Belgium chocolate factory shut after salmonella infection

A huge Belgian chocolate factory has halted production after detecting salmonella in a batch of chocolates
June 30
June 30

Amazon, Rite Aid cap purchase of emergency contraceptives

Amazon is limiting how many emergency contraceptives consumers can buy, joining other retailers who put in place similar caps following the Supreme Court decision overruling Roe v. Wade
June 30
FILE - An Amazon logo appears on a delivery van, Oct. 1, 2020, in Boston. Amazon is limiting how many emergency contraceptives consumers can buy, joining other retailers who put in place similar caps following the Supreme Court decision overruling Roe v. Wade. Amazon's limit, which temporarily caps purchase of the contraceptives at three units per week, went into effect on Monday, June 27, 2022, a spokesperson for the e-commerce giant confirmed to the Associated Press. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
June 30

What you need to know about medication abortion

The FDA and physician groups say these medications are safe and effective.
June 30
Abortion rights supporters march while protesting against the recent Supreme Court decision to end federal abortion rights protections, June 27, 2022, in Los Angeles.
June 30

FDA recommends COVID vaccines update for fall

The new vaccines will target BA.4 and BA.5, plus the initial COVID-19 strain.
June 30
A health care worker prepares syringes containing the COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-thru vaccination in Mount Dora, Fla., Jan. 26, 2021.
June 29

South Korea approves first homemade COVID-19 vaccine

South Korea has approved the country's first domestically made COVID vaccine.
June 29
South Korean Minister of Food and Drug Safety Oh Yu-Kyoung speaks during a briefing at the ministry of Food and Drug Safety in Cheongju, South Korea, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Health officials in South Korea on Wednesday approved the country's first domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 years or older, adding another public health tool in the fight against a prolonged pandemic. (Chun Kyung-hwan/Yonhap via AP)