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Sweeping bill would expand childcare and early childhood education in Kentucky

Sweeping bill would expand childcare and early childhood education in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When Jessie Schook shares the joyful news that she's pregnant with her first child, she says the response is often the same — especially among other female working professionals.
Money coming to Belleville, Ont., for overdose crisis, Premier Ford says

Money coming to Belleville, Ont., for overdose crisis, Premier Ford says

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — An eastern Ontario city dealing with an acute overdose crisis will soon be getting provincial funding, Premier Doug Ford said Tuesday while also pledging to discuss longer-term solutions for the community.
Take these steps to protect yourself from winter weather dangers

Take these steps to protect yourself from winter weather dangers

HOUSTON (AP) — Winter weather brings various hazards that people have to contend with to keep warm and safe. These dangers can include carbon monoxide poisoning, hypothermia and frozen pipes that can burst and make homes unlivable.
Mental health emerges as a dividing line in abortion rights initiatives planned for state ballots

Mental health emerges as a dividing line in abortion rights initiatives planned for state ballots

CHICAGO (AP) — The weeks after Kaniya Harris found out she was pregnant were among the hardest in her life. Final exams were fast approaching for the college junior.
Thailand looks set to crack down on legal pot market with ban on 'recreational' use

Thailand looks set to crack down on legal pot market with ban on 'recreational' use

BANGKOK (AP) — Two years after Thailand made pot legal, the country appears set to crack down on its freewheeling drug market with a ban on “recreational” use.

Elderly Alaska man is first reported person to die of recently discovered Alaskapox virus

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An elderly man has died from Alaskapox, the first known fatality from the recently discovered virus, state health officials said.

Oregon officials report bubonic plague in local resident. They say there's little risk to community

BEND, Oregon (AP) — Public health officials in Oregon have reported a case of bubonic plague in a local resident who they said likely contracted it from a pet cat.
B.C. and Ottawa announce $733M in federal health funding for province's seniors

B.C. and Ottawa announce $733M in federal health funding for province's seniors

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's seniors advocate welcomes newly announced federal funding for seniors' health care, and says she's particularly excited about the promise to support seniors at home.
Researchers investigate theory linking severe menopausal symptoms to dementia

Researchers investigate theory linking severe menopausal symptoms to dementia

CALGARY — A University of Calgary study is looking into whether severe symptoms of menopause can act as early warning signs for dementia. Dr.
Tory MP says he'll apologize to First Nation for 'grossly disrespectful' comments

Tory MP says he'll apologize to First Nation for 'grossly disrespectful' comments

OTTAWA — A Conservative MP says he'll apologize after facing demands that he retract comments he made last week about First Nations burning down water treatment plants because they're frustrated with the Liberals.