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German brewers to print calorie content on beer bottles

BERLIN (AP) — Two German brewers associations are recommending that their members start printing the number of calories contained in their beers and shandies on the label. The German Brewers Association and the Association of Private Breweries in Germany said Friday it hopes other industries, such as vintners and distillers, will follow suit. The voluntary…

Chinese stocks rise on hopes for US trade progress

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks rose Friday on signs of possible progress in negotiations over Beijing's tariff war with Washington. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.8 percent to 2,579.76 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 1 percent to 27,013.20. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 added 1.2 percent to 20,655.08 and Seoul's Kospi advanced 0.5 percent…

Court rules Texas can bar Planned Parenthood from Medicaid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court panel on Thursday lifted a lower-court ban that prohibited Texas from eliminating Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans issued the ruling that removes the preliminary injunction U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks of Austin imposed on the…

Dispute over rules riles California's legal pot market

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has finalized its rules governing the nation's largest legal marijuana market, a milestone coming more than a year after the state broadly legalized cannabis sales for adults. But a dispute over home deliveries into communities that ban pot sales could end up in court. And the hundreds of pages of…

Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family

BOSTON (AP) — The Sackler name is emblazoned on the walls at some of the world's great museums and universities, including the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim and Harvard. But now the family's ties to OxyContin and the painkiller's role in the deadly opioid crisis are bringing the Sacklers a new and unwanted kind of attention and…

Nonprofit reapplies to open South Bend abortion clinic

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A nonprofit group that had been denied a state license to open a South Bend abortion clinic reapplied for one Thursday instead of challenging the decision in court. Texas-based Whole Woman's Health Alliance reapplied for the license Thursday, avoiding what it feared would be a lengthy legal battle, the South Bend Tribune…

Court stays eviction of Connecticut herbalist's widower

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An appeals court has temporarily stopped the eviction of the widower of famed herbalist Adelma Grenier Simmons from her once-acclaimed Connecticut farm. The state Appellate Court agreed Wednesday to hear the case, just four days before the deadline set by a lower court judge for 81-year-old Edward Cook to leave the…

Phoenix police: Dead newborn found in Amazon site's restroom

PHOENIX (AP) — A newborn baby girl was found dead in a women's restroom inside an Amazon distribution center and investigators have located and spoken with the mother, Phoenix police said Thursday. Sgt. Vince Lewis said police were not commenting on whether the mother is an Amazon employee to prevent her identity from being revealed.…

AP Exclusive: UN health chief orders probe into misconduct

LONDON (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization has ordered an internal investigation into allegations the U.N. health agency is rife with racism, sexism and corruption, after a series of anonymous emails with the explosive charges were sent to top managers last year. Three emails addressed to WHO directors — and obtained by…

The Latest: WHO confirms internal misconduct probe underway

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on misconduct allegations at the World Health Organization (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The World Health Organization has confirmed it is investigating allegations of misconduct following an Associated Press story that revealed its chief ordered an internal probe to examine explosive charges made in emails to the agency's top managers.…