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More abortion restrictions coming for La. women, doctors

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:20pm

While Louisiana's law requiring abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges may be jeopardized by this week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, more limitations on the procedure are planned in the state.

Texas A&M unveils border-focused Hispanic health institute

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:20pm

Texas A&M is creating a Hispanic health institute aiming to boost Latino participation in clinical research trials — increasing its footprint in the Rio Grande Valley as rival University of Texas inaugurates a new medical school there.

San Francisco media plan week of coverage on homeless crisis

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:20pm

More than 70 media organizations in San Francisco plan to saturate online, TV and print publications this week with news stories about an issue that has stumped politicians and residents for decades: The city's homeless.

Supreme Court ends legal fight over Mississippi abortion law

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:10pm

A physician at Mississippi's only abortion clinic is praising the end of a legal fight over a state law that threatened to close the facility by setting a hospital-privileges requirement the clinic couldn't fulfill.

The Latest: Obama: No cataclysmic changes from UK's EU exit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:01pm

The Latest on Britain's vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

Wrongful death lawsuits filed against ex-astronaut in crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:01pm

The families of two girls who were killed in a DUI crash involving a former NASA astronaut in rural west Alabama have filed wrongful-death lawsuits in state and federal courts.

Starwood begins managing hotel run by military in Cuba

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 12:50pm

American hospitality giant Starwood began managing a hotel owned by the Cuban military on Tuesday, opening one of the biggest holes in the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba since Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro declared detente in Dec. 2014.

The Latest: Unclear whether crash-prevention technology used

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 12:40pm

The Latest on the freight train crash in West Texas (all times local):

Walton foundation launches $250M charter school initiative

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 12:30pm

A foundation run by the heirs of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton has announced a $250 million initiative to support charter schools in 17 cities across the U.S.

Dire scenarios for Illinois in second year without budget

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 12:20pm

If Illinois enters a second year without a budget this week, cash will stop flowing to local 911 centers, preventive health screenings and tuition grants for low-income college students — and the situation will only get direr from there.

The Latest: Emanuel blasts Rauner over school funding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 12:20pm

The Latest on Illinois lawmakers' fight over a stopgap budget and school funding plan for the new fiscal year that begins Friday (all times local):

Volkswagen settles emissions-cheating cases for up to $15.3B

Michael Biesecker, Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 12:01pm

Volkswagen will spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action settlement in U.S. history.

3 missing, 1 injured in head-on train collision in Texas

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 12:01pm

Three crew members were missing and one was hurt Tuesday after a head-on train collision in the Texas Panhandle that caused several box cars to erupt in flames and led authorities to evacuate residents in the area.

Football feasibility study for Wichita State released

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 12:00pm

Wichita State University has released a feasibility study for reviving the school's football program, detailing startup costs of more than 40 million and annual football budgets that start around $6 million.

Medicare weighs changes to controversial plan on cancer meds

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 11:52am

Trying to salvage a controversial experiment to confront rising drug costs, the Obama administration Tuesday hinted at modifications to an ambitious plan that would revamp Medicare payments.

Google offers new way for users to manage ads, personal data

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 11:51am

Google is trying to make it easier for you to manage the vast pool of information that it collects about your online activities across phones, computers and other devices.

Sparks firms pay $12K to settle EPA pesticide fine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 11:41am

Two northern Nevada-based companies have agreed to pay federal environmental regulators a $12,000 penalty to settle a dispute over the improper sale of pesticides.

FDA approves first pill to treat all forms of hepatitis C

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 11:30am

Federal health officials on Tuesday approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of the liver-destroying virus.

Nestle taps new CEO with health care industry background

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 11:20am

Nestle has selected health care executive Ulf Mark Schneider as its new CEO, the first chief executive brought in from outside the company since 1922 as the food and drinks giant seeks to evolve into a nutrition, health and wellness business.

French workers protest in Paris; Senate passes labor reforms

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 11:20am

Thousands of protesters marched Tuesday in Paris as France's Senate approved a hotly debated government bill reforming labor laws. The march was mostly peaceful but police used tear gas to counter some demonstrators throwing projectiles.