Belfast, Northern Ireland — Women in Northern Ireland live under abortion laws very similar to those recently passed in Alabama. They’re offering a snapshot for Americans of what life is like in a place where abortion is a crime. “We have to be really careful about how we communicate with each
The Walt Disney Company’s chairman and CEO Bob Iger said it would be “very difficult” to continue filming in Georgia if the state’s controversial fetal abortion ban takes effect, according to the Reuters news agency. He also added “many people” employed by the media giant likely would object to working in the
Tobacco and e-cigarette companies are paying so-called social media influencers — quasi-celebrities with large followings — to promote and market their products directly to young people on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, according to a letter from more than 100 public health and tobacco-free organizations. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the state’s controversial near-total abortion ban Wednesday evening. The new law is the most restrictive anti-abortion measure passed in the United States since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. The legislation — House Bill 314, “Human Life Protection Act” — bans all abortions in the
Los Angeles — The nation’s most productive agricultural state will ban a widely used toxic pesticide blamed for harming brain development in babies, California officials said Wednesday. The move would outlaw chlorpyrifos after scientists deemed it a toxic air contaminant and discovered it to be more dangerous than previously thought.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — A Mongolian couple has died of the bubonic plague after eating raw marmot kidney, triggering a quarantine that left tourists stranded in a remote region for days, officials said Monday. The ethnic Kazakh couple died May 1 in Nogoonnuur soum, in Mongolia’s westernmost province of Bayan-Ulgii, which borders
Millions of Americans suffer from insomnia, and many of them depend on sleep medications to get them through the night. Federal health officials have warned for years about the possible side effects, and now they’ve issued their strongest warning so far. The FDA ordered that several popular types of prescription