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North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper listens to Mike Sprayberry, Director of Emergency Management as he fields questions about FEMA aid during a press briefing on the COVID-19 virus on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Raleigh, N.C. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)

More deaths spur new North Carolina nursing home directives

Apr. 8, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials on Wednesday ordered new resident and employee protections in the state's nursing homes and similar settings after the new coronavirus further penetrated those facilities, leading to more deaths. The new directives, which will require all workers to wear...

In this April 3, 2020 photo, a woman carrying a child walks past a closed courier business featuring a U.S. flag and the Spanish phrase:

Virus crisis cuts off billions sent to poor around the world

Apr. 7, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Until a month ago, Diana Leticia Hernández sold face cream door to door in Miami. Her husband painted houses. The money fed their family and at least six relatives in Honduras. Hernández has sold nothing since last month due to fear and social-distancing restrictions in South...

Riley Foundation starts emergency fund during virus pandemic

Apr. 6, 2020 8:14 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Riley Children’s Foundation is seeking donations toward a new fund that will provide emergency assistance to families of hospitalized children facing additional financial struggles during the coronavirus pandemic. The Riley Relief Fund will also provide support for the Riley...

This undated photo shows Becca Rosselli, a nurse and single mother living in Lockport, N.Y. With schools and many day care centers closed, states, local governments and philanthropists are scrambling to free up parents who are medical workers, emergency responders and others needed on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. (Becca Roselli via AP)

States scramble to arrange child care for essential workers

Mar. 29, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A nurse and a single mother, Becca Rosselli had a choice to make when her daughter's school and care programs closed for the coronavirus outbreak. She could take a leave of absence from the hospital, or leave her 6-year-old with her mother, who has a condition that could make her...

FILE - In this  July 30, 2019, file photo, One Championship founder Chatri Sityodtong, center, gestures as Reece McLaren, right, of Australia and Danny Kingad, of the Philippines face off during the media presentation for this ONE Championship mixed martial arts fight dubbed: Dawn of Heroes, in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. As his mixed martial arts promotions go behind closed doors and audience free, Sityodtong says he's finding ways to thrive during the coronavirus pandemic that is shutting down sports around the globe.  (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

MMA, esports, The Apprentice _ Chatri's options in pandemic

Mar. 26, 2020 4:45 AM EDT

He survived the Asian financial crisis, which wiped out entire economies and tore his family apart. As his mixed martial arts promotions go audience free, One Championship founder Chatri Sityodtong says he's finding ways to thrive during the coronavirus pandemic that is shutting down sports around the globe....

Robert Wells III's urn sits on a shelf in the St. Charles Parish home of his mother, Deborah Wells, in front of a card bearing hand prints made when he was 3-years-old. Deborah Wells penned a heartbreakingly raw obituary about her son's violent death. (Michelle Hunter/The Advocate via AP)

Mother's obit for slain son inspires donation to youth group

Mar. 14, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An anonymous donor moved by a local mother’s emotional and candid obituary for her murdered son responded to her appeal for donations to at-risk youth programs by giving $25,000 to the Roots of Music. The New Orleans after-school program, which offers free mentoring and music...

House joins Senate in approving school voucher bill

Mar. 12, 2020 9:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrats in the Arizona House opposed to the expansion of school vouchers failed to block a Republican-backed measure that would slightly increase the reach of the state's current program. The House approved the expansion on a party-line vote Thursday after an hours-long debate. It now goes...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Mar. 11, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ March 11 The Columbus Dispatch on ensuring Mississippi institutions abide by open records laws: In Mississippi, we have laws that help ensure citizens have access to public meetings and to records (documents, emails, videos, etc.) created by public bodies and...

This photo taken Feb. 25, 2020, shows Arkin Hill, of West Jordan, speaking about his family's experience with foster care during a question-and-answer forum with current foster parents hosted by Utah Foster Care at the organization's state headquarters in Murray, Utah. (Isaac Hale/The Daily Herald via AP)

Utah foster care system faces shortage of parents statewide

Mar. 7, 2020 12:27 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Spanish Fork couple Rachelle and Davido Hyer had fostered young children in the past, along with having six biological children, when they decided to look into fostering again. “My wife said, ‘Hey, they have two teens.’ And I was like, ‘Whoa, are you...

West Virginia Senate passes foster bill with payment raises

Mar. 6, 2020 4:19 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Foster parents who adopt children with special needs may soon get more money under a wide-ranging proposal passed Friday by the West Virginia Senate to reduce the state's overburdened foster system. Senators voted unanimously to approve the proposal. It now moves back to the House...