Agent: Rushdie off ventilator and talking, the day after the attack

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) – “The Satanic Verses” author Salman Rushdie was taken off a ventilator and able to speak Saturday, a day after he was stabbed as he prepared to give a lecture in New York State. Rushdie remained in hospital with serious injuries, but author Aatish Taseer tweeted that evening that he was “off … Read more

Dems push Biden climate, health priorities toward Senate OK | Health and fitness

By ALAN FRAM – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats raced their election-year economic package toward Senate approval early Sunday, discussing a measure less ambitious than President Joe Biden’s original national vision but touching on long-held party dreams of slowing global warming, reducing drug costs and taxing huge company. Debates began Saturday, and by sunrise … Read more

Kemp attacks the national farm while pulling out records in Georgia | Health and fitness

By JEFF AMY – Associated Press MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp targeted the “Biden recession” on Friday, blaming Democrat Stacey Abrams, becoming one of many Republicans trying to weigh down their rivals with voters’ worries about the economy. How voters view the economy will be key in November’s national election. Currently, Democratic … Read more

FDA weighs regulatory changes by formula, Juul troubles | Health and fitness

By MATTHEW PERRONE – AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The head of the Food and Drug Administration has requested a review of the agency’s food and tobacco programs following months of criticism over their treatment of the shortage of infant formula and e-cigarettes. Tuesday’s announcement comes as FDA Secretary General Robert Califf tries to … Read more

Travel peaks as everyone is trying to get out of town

This is how the deal is: The right for American travelers to have one financial break after the annual rise in prices, airports around the world are under pressure. Everyone is trying to get out of town, often for the first real vacation in two years, but airports around the world do not have enough … Read more

Choose your reality: Confidence declines, conspiracy theories rise | Health and fitness

By DAVID KLEPPER – Associated Press Daniel Charles Wilson believes that the attacks of September 11, 2001, were domestic. The war in Ukraine is “totally written” and COVID-19 is “completely fake”. The Boston Marathon bombing? Massacres in Newtown, Connecticut and Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas? “Crisis players,” he says. Wilson, 41, of London, Ontario, … Read more

Britain’s Boris Johnson resigns as prime minister over scandal | Government and politics

By DANICA KIRKA, JILL LAWLESS and SYLVIA HUI – Associated Press LONDON (AP) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation on Thursday in the wake of a mass uprising by senior members of his government, marking the end of three tumultuous years in power as he flinched and sometimes violated British politics. Months of … Read more

Businesses could face barriers to abortion travel expenses | Health, Med. & Gym

By BARBARA ORTUTAY and DEE-ANN DURBIN – Associated Press After the US Supreme Court revoked the federal law on abortion that has been in place for half a century, companies such as Amazon, Disney, Apple and JP Morgan promised to cover the travel costs of workers living in countries where the procedure is now illegal … Read more

Businesses could face barriers to abortion travel expenses | Health and fitness

By BARBARA ORTUTAY and DEE-ANN DURBIN – Associated Press After the US Supreme Court revoked the federal law on abortion that has been in place for half a century, companies such as Amazon, Disney, Apple and JP Morgan promised to cover the travel costs of workers living in countries where the procedure is now illegal … Read more

Following abortion decision, clinic staff struggles with trauma | Health and fitness

By LEAH WILLINGHAM – Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Danielle Maness has squeezed the hands of hundreds of anxious patients lying on tables in the operating room, now empty. She has recorded countless signs of life and delivered a large number of snacks to the recovery area, now silent. The head nurse looked into … Read more