Planned Parenthood Sees Swift Fallout From Quitting Program

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (AP) — Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping into financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases in the wake of its decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program in a dispute with the Trump administration over…

Missouri governor calls special session on car sales taxes

Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson is calling a special legislative session to undo a court ruling on vehicle sales taxes. Parson on Wednesday announced he’s directing lawmakers to work on the issue beginning Sept. 9. That’s the same week as lawmakers’ scheduled short session to consider overriding vetoes. A June Missouri Supreme Court ruling says people can only count…

Urgency for Vaccine Grows as Virus Ravages China’s Pigs

BEIJING (AP) — Scientists are working to develop a vaccine to help guard the world’s pork supply as a deadly virus ravages Asia’s pig herds. Farmers have long contained its spread by quarantining and killing infected animals, but the disease’s devastating march into East Asia is intensifying the search for another solution. The virus hadn’t been…