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More young people choosing permanent sterilization after abortion restrictions, study shows

Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, there's been an ongoing increase in adults ages 18 to 30 who undergo tubal ligation or vasectomy, new research shows.
Abortion-rights protesters.
Abortion-rights protesters.
5h ago

Oakland officials vote to include 'San Francisco' in airport's name, despite opposition

Oakland airport officials have said travelers unfamiliar with the region fly into San Francisco’s airport even if their destination is closer to the Oakland airport across the Bay.
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6h ago

Ohio police release body camera video of officer shooting 15-year-old boy who family says had toy gun

The video shows Officer Ryan Westlake speaking to Tavion Koonce-Williams through his car window and seconds later firing his weapon toward the teen, whose arms were raised.
A police officer point his gun at a 15-year-old holding a fake gun on April 1, 2024, in Akron, Ohio.
A police officer point his gun at a 15-year-old holding a fake gun on April 1, 2024, in Akron, Ohio.
7h ago

SMU football player allegedly involved in Rashee Rice crash suspended from team

Southern Methodist University athlete Theodore Knox and the Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver were speeding on a Dallas expressway and caused “a chain reaction collision,” police said.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 10 North Texas at SMU
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 10 North Texas at SMU

With New Jersey earthquake's fault still not found, researchers deploy new aftershock sensors

The U.S. Geological Survey has already recorded at least 50 aftershocks since the 4.8-magnitude earthquake last week. 
Image: 4.8 Earthquake In New Jersey Rattles New York Metro Area
Image: 4.8 Earthquake In New Jersey Rattles New York Metro Area

Arizona AG wants California to be 'safe haven' for abortion providers after ban ruling

Attorney General Kris Mayes said her office is formulating a plan to protect abortion access in the wake of Tuesday’s ruling.
Image: Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes
Image: Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes
8h ago

Houston hospital halts liver and kidney transplants after learning a doctor manipulated records

Patients were not able to receive organ donations because the altered records "effectively inactivated the candidates on the liver transplant waiting list," Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center said in a statement.
A human organ transplant box in a hospital
A human organ transplant box in a hospital
10h ago

O.J. Simpson, former NFL star whose murder trial captivated the nation, dies at 76

Simpson, who was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife and her friend in a televised trial that became a cultural phenomenon, has died of cancer, his family announced.
O. J. Simpson
O. J. Simpson
11h ago

Kristin Smart's convicted killer attacked for second time in prison

Paul Flores, 47, was transported to an outside medical facility for treatment and later returned to the prison in fair condition, officials said.
Paul Flores during his murder trial in Monterey County Superior Court in Salinas, Calif., on July 18, 2022.
Paul Flores during his murder trial in Monterey County Superior Court in Salinas, Calif., on July 18, 2022.
11h ago

Judge dismisses lawsuits filed against rapper Drake over deadly Astroworld concert

The families of the 10 people who died at the concert, and hundreds who were injured, sued Drake, Scott and Live Nation as well as dozens of others.
Drake performing in Atlanta
Drake performing in Atlanta
11h ago

Record rain brings dangerous flash flooding and strong winds to Northeast

Pittsburgh received a record 2.77 inches of rain Thursday, smashing the record of 1.46 inches that had lasted since 1933.
Swiftwater Rescue Paramedics rescue a driver trapped in a vehicle in Pittsburgh on April 12, 2024.
Swiftwater Rescue Paramedics rescue a driver trapped in a vehicle in Pittsburgh on April 12, 2024.