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Missouri's GOP-led Legislature passes 8-week abortion ban

Missouri's GOP-led Legislature passes 8-week abortion ban

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy.
If enacted, the ban would be among the most restrictive in the U.S. It includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnan ... (full story)


Attorney: Ex-Ohio State football players among those abused

Attorney: Ex-Ohio State football players among those abused

COLUMBUS (AP) — An attorney preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 50 former athletes who claim they were sexually abused by a team physician told The Associated Press on Saturday that most of those clients were football players from the school's storied program, including some who went on to ... (full story)


APNewsBreak: Sharp increase in US states' use of drones

APNewsBreak: Sharp increase in US states' use of drones

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures.
Public transportation agencies are using drones in nearly every state, according to a ... (full story)


Bill would bar death penalty if 'serious mental illness'

COLUMBUS (AP) — A bill now in Ohio's Legislature would prevent people convicted of aggravated murder from being sentenced to the death penalty, if they are found to have had a "serious mental illness" at the time of the offense.
Republican Rep. Brett Hudson Hillyer, a primary sponsor of House Bill 136, testified l ... (full story)


Now-dead Ohio State doctor accused of abusing at least 177

Now-dead Ohio State doctor accused of abusing at least 177

COLUMBUS (AP) — A now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students over nearly two decades, and university officials knew what he was doing and did little to stop him, according to an investigative report released by the school Friday.
Dr. Richard Strauss committed the abuse from 1979 to 1997 &mdas ... (full story)