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A convicted rapist is charged with murder in the killing of a Connecticut visiting nurse

A convicted rapist is charged with murder in the killing of a Connecticut visiting nurse

A convicted rapist was charged with murder and attempted sexual assault Friday in the killing of a visiting nurse at a Connecticut halfway house for sex offenders in October — a crime that spurred calls for better safety measures for home health care
Planned update to sperm-donor questions still unfair to gay, bisexual men: lawyer

Planned update to sperm-donor questions still unfair to gay, bisexual men: lawyer

A lawyer says planned revisions to a nearly 30-year-old policy on who can donate to sperm banks will continue to impose unnecessary screening questions on gay and bisexual men.
How to get rid of NYC rats without brutality? Birth control is one idea

How to get rid of NYC rats without brutality? Birth control is one idea

New York lawmakers are proposing rules to humanely drive down the population of rats and other rodents, eyeing contraception and a ban on glue traps as alternatives to poison or a slow, brutal death.
BNSF Railway says it didn't know about asbestos that's killed hundreds in Montana town

BNSF Railway says it didn't know about asbestos that's killed hundreds in Montana town

HELENA, Mont.
CFIA monitoring for avian flu in Canadian dairy cattle after U.S. discoveries

CFIA monitoring for avian flu in Canadian dairy cattle after U.S. discoveries

OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is encouraging veterinarians to keep an eye out for signs of avian influenza in dairy cattle following recent discoveries of cases of the disease in U.S. cow herds.
Emergency rooms refused to treat pregnant women, leaving one to miscarry in a lobby restroom

Emergency rooms refused to treat pregnant women, leaving one to miscarry in a lobby restroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — One woman miscarried in the lobby restroom of a Texas emergency room as front desk staff refused to admit her.

French athletes at Paris Olympics will receive better mental health protection

PARIS (AP) — French athletes at the Paris Olympics will be offered better protection for their mental health, with priority given to curbing online harassment and cyberbullying.
South Korea slows plan to hike medical school admissions as doctors' strike drags on

South Korea slows plan to hike medical school admissions as doctors' strike drags on

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Desperate to end a weeks-long strike by thousands of doctors , South Korea’s government said Friday it will slow down a plan to admit more students to the country's medical schools from next year.
Soldiers who lost limbs in Gaza fighting are finding healing on Israel's amputee soccer team

Soldiers who lost limbs in Gaza fighting are finding healing on Israel's amputee soccer team

RAMAT GAN, Israel (AP) — When Ben Binyamin was left for dead, his right leg blown off during the Hamas attack on the Tribe of Nova music festival, the Israeli professional soccer player thought he would never again play the game he loved.
UN approves an updated cholera vaccine that could help fight a surge in cases

UN approves an updated cholera vaccine that could help fight a surge in cases

The World Health Organization has approved a version of a widely used cholera vaccine that could help address a surge in cases that has depleted the global vaccine stockpile and left poorer countries scrambling to contain epidemics .