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Takeaways from AP investigation into Russia's cover-up of deaths caused by dam explosion in Ukraine

Takeaways from AP investigation into Russia's cover-up of deaths caused by dam explosion in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian occupation authorities vastly and deliberately undercounted the dead in one of the most devastating chapters of the 22-month war in Ukraine — the flooding that followed the catastrophic explosion that destroyed the Kakhov
As pandemic unfolded, deaths of older adults in Pennsylvania rose steeply in abuse or neglect cases

As pandemic unfolded, deaths of older adults in Pennsylvania rose steeply in abuse or neglect cases

HARRISBURG, Pa.
On Christmas Day, the work went on for overdose prevention society in Vancouver

On Christmas Day, the work went on for overdose prevention society in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — On Christmas Day, Trey Helten and colleagues at Vancouver's Overdose Prevention Society were still at work, dealing with the latest victim of what Helten says is a seasonal spike in the drug toxicity crisis.
A woman who burned Wyoming's only full-service abortion clinic is ordered to pay $298,000

A woman who burned Wyoming's only full-service abortion clinic is ordered to pay $298,000

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has ordered a woman who set fire to Wyoming's only full-service abortion clinic to pay nearly $300,000 in restitution, the full amount sought by prosecutors.

Editorial Roundup: United States

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Dec. 22 The Washington Post on the dementia crisis in the US The number of Americans over the age of 65 is rising quickly.
Are we ready? Should we do this? The debate on expanding medical assistance in dying

Are we ready? Should we do this? The debate on expanding medical assistance in dying

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals face a choice early in 2024. They can allow a sunset clause to take effect so that eligibility for medical assistance in dying expands to adults whose only reason for seeking it is a mental disorder.
Occupancy rates surging at Quebec emergency rooms after dropping earlier this month

Occupancy rates surging at Quebec emergency rooms after dropping earlier this month

MONTREAL — Occupancy rates in Quebec's emergency rooms are shooting up again after a small period of reprieve that began Dec. 19. Website Index Santé shows the average ER occupancy rate at six a.m.
Lose a limb or risk death? Growing numbers among Gaza's thousands of war-wounded face hard decisions

Lose a limb or risk death? Growing numbers among Gaza's thousands of war-wounded face hard decisions

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The doctors gave Shaimaa Nabahin an impossible choice: lose your left leg or risk death.
After recalls and infections, experts say safer eyedrops will require new FDA powers

After recalls and infections, experts say safer eyedrops will require new FDA powers

WASHINGTON (AP) — When you buy eyedrops at a U.S. store, you might assume you're getting a product made in a clean, well-maintained factory that’s passed muster with health regulators.
Live updates | Israel expands offensive in central Gaza as Netanyahu aide meets with US officials

Live updates | Israel expands offensive in central Gaza as Netanyahu aide meets with US officials

The Israeli military says it has expanded its ground offensive in the Gaza Strip to the densely populated urban refugee camps in the central part of the territory. With international pressure for a cease-fire building, top U.S.