• Planned Parenthood sued over Colorado abortion clinic shooting

    Monday, 11:20 PM

    A Sheriffs deputy stands watch outside the opening of a new Planned Parenthood clinic in West Hollywood, California.The widow of a man fatally shot at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado and a woman wounded in the same 2015 attack are suing the facility over lax security, court records showed on Monday. The suit claims that given the "long history of violence" at U.S. abortion clinics, Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs should have implemented safeguards that would have prevented a gunman from going on a shooting rampage that left three people dead and nine wounded on Nov. 27 last year. The wife of Ke’ Arere Stewart, who was killed, and Samantha Wagner, who suffered a gunshot wound to her arm, accuse the clinic of being liable, negligent and of outrageous conduct in the suit filed on Friday in Denver District Court.

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  • U.S. e-cigarette use stalls as health concerns grow: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    Monday, 10:05 PM

    A customer puffs on an e-cigarette at the Henley Vaporium in New York CityUse of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices has stalled in the United States as more Americans question their safety, according to a new online Reuters/Ipsos poll. Forty-seven percent of respondents said vaping was not healthier than smoking conventional cigarettes compared with 38 percent who felt that way a year ago. Additionally, 49 percent said this year that it could have a similar effect to that of second-hand tobacco smoke compared with 42 percent last year.

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  • South Dakota Indian hospital threatened with funds cutoff

    Monday, 9:44 PM

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. government on Monday threatened to cut off Medicare and Medicaid funding to a government-run hospital in Rapid City — the third South Dakota hospital serving Native Americans that's been found to have serious deficiencies in recent months.... read more