Student protest as discontent mounts over China’s zero-COVID | Health and fitness

By KEN MORITSUGU and DAVID RISING – Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Administrators at an elite Beijing university backed off plans to further tighten pandemic restrictions on students under China’s “zero-COVID” strategy after a weekend protest. end at school, according to students on Tuesday. Peking University graduate students staged a rare but peaceful protest on … Read more

Republican candidates, minus Craig, meet for 1st debate | Health and fitness

By DAVID EGGERT – Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidates in Michigan gathered in their first debate Thursday night, all staunchly opposed to abortion before the landmark Roe v. Wade from being potentially overturned while disagreeing over the exceptions and whether former President Donald Trump won the 2020 state. election. Trump, who … Read more

Oklahoma House Sends Governor Texas-Style Abortion Ban | Health and fitness

By SEAN MURPHY – Associated Press Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House gave final approval Thursday to a Texas-style abortion ban that bans the procedure after about six weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant. The bill passed by the GOP-led House without discussion or debate is now heading to … Read more

Oklahoma House Sends Governor Texas-Style Abortion Ban | Health and fitness

By SEAN MURPHY – Associated Press Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House gave final approval Thursday to a Texas-style abortion ban that bans the procedure after about six weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant. The bill passed by the GOP-led House without discussion or debate is now heading to … Read more

Parents challenge law outlawing treatment of trans kids | Health and Fitness

Idaho attorney general faces challengers in lively debate |  Health and Fitness

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Parents of transgender teens filed a lawsuit Tuesday attempting to overturn an Alabama law that makes it a crime for doctors to treat trans people under 19 with puberty blockers or hormones to help affirm their gender identity. The new lawsuit was filed in Montgomery federal court after two previous laws … Read more

Idaho attorney general faces challengers in lively debate | Health and Fitness

Idaho attorney general faces challengers in lively debate |  Health and Fitness

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s Republican attorney general candidates sparred over the validity of public health restrictions, the merits of lawsuits challenging the federal policies and other topics during a televised debate Tuesday night. Incumbent Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is facing former US Rep. Raul Labrador and attorney Art Macomber in the Republican primary on … Read more

Trans youth medication ban passed by Alabama lawmakers | Health and Fitness

Trans youth medication ban passed by Alabama lawmakers |  Health and Fitness

By KIM CHANDLER – Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers approved sweeping legislation Thursday to outlaw gender-affirming medications for transgender youths, as well as a separate measure setting rules about school bathrooms and prohibiting early classroom instruction on sexual and gender identity — a bill critics have dubbed “Don’ t Say Gay.” The … Read more

Families, doctors contest Alabama transgender treatment ban | Health and Fitness

Families, doctors contest Alabama transgender treatment ban |  Health and Fitness

By KIM CHANDLER – Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Families with transgender teens sued the state of Alabama in federal court on Monday to overturn a law that makes it a crime for doctors to treat trans youth under 19 with puberty blockers or hormones to help affirm their gender identity. The two lawsuits—one … Read more

Transgender treatment ban challenged by lawsuit in Alabama | Health and Fitness

Transgender treatment ban challenged by lawsuit in Alabama |  Health and Fitness

By KIM CHANDLER – Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two families with transgender teens and two physicians sued the state of Alabama on Monday to overturn a law that makes it a crime for doctors to treat trans youth under 19 with puberty blockers or hormones to help affirm their gender identity. The lawsuit … Read more

Trans youth medication ban passed by Alabama lawmakers | Health and Fitness

Trans youth medication ban passed by Alabama lawmakers |  Health and Fitness

By KIM CHANDLER – Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers approved sweeping legislation Thursday to outlaw gender-affirming medications for transgender youths, as well as a separate measure setting rules about school bathrooms and prohibiting early classroom instruction on sexual and gender identity — a bill critics have dubbed “Don’ t Say Gay.” The … Read more