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Trump sets up abortion obstacles, barring clinic referrals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday set up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals. The new policy is certain to be challenged in court. The final rule released Friday by the Health and Human Services Department also would prohibit federally funded family planning clinics…

Flowers from Meghan Markle's baby shower donated to charity

NEW YORK (AP) — Flowers from Meghan Markle's New York baby shower are getting a second life. WNBC reports that the flowers from the Duchess of Sussex's shower on Wednesday were donated to Repeat Roses, an organization that gives flowers to charities. The American Cancer Society says Meghan's flowers were donated to cancer patients around…

Company: Bus driver given overdose antidote had diabetes

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A school bus company official says a New Jersey driver who was given an opioid antidote after hitting a tree may have been experiencing diabetes complications. Ahmed Mahgoub is owner of F&A Transportation. He tells WPIX-TV that the woman behind the wheel was actually an aide covering for the regular driver.…

Report: Apps give Facebook sensitive health and other data

NEW YORK (AP) — Several phone apps are sending sensitive user data, including health information, to Facebook without users' consent, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. An analytics tool called "App Events" allows app developers to record user activity and report it back to Facebook, even if the user isn't on Facebook,…

Fired Amazon worker with Crohn's sues over bathroom breaks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Amazon employee in Kentucky with the inflammatory bowel condition known as Crohn's disease has sued the company over his dismissal for what he says was a need for more bathroom breaks. The company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act with "unyielding and inhuman policies regarding bathroom access," according to…

Many shades of meaning behind 'Medicare-for-all'

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Medicare-for-all" can mean different things to different people. For some, it's a single government-run health insurance plan for the whole country. To others, it's giving consumers a choice to buy into Medicare or keep their private insurance. But whatever the form, the proposals are built on the premise that health insurance should…

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Technology and health care companies led U.S. stocks higher Friday, giving the S&P 500 index its fourth straight weekly gain. The broad rally came as investors grew hopeful that talks between the U.S. and China would defuse a costly trade war between the two countries. High-level talks between U.S. and Chinese negotiators were slated to…

Giraffe dies in accident at Kansas City Zoo barn

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Zoo officials say an adult male giraffe died after suffering a spinal cord injury in a zoo barn. The zoo says that on Wednesday the 9-year-old male, named Hamisi, caught his head in an area of the barn that allows keepers to reach the animals. The officials believe…

Haunting 'Roma' scene shines a rare spotlight on stillbirths

Of all the little moments of joy and strife that fill the top-nominated Oscar film "Roma," the most gut-wrenching takes place in a Mexico City hospital room, where a doctor coolly tells a frightened young woman, "Your baby was born dead." The haunting scene, set in 1971, graphically introduces a subject that today is still…