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State to get $7 million in emergency and security funds

May. 21, 2018 7:13 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's congressional delegation has announced an influx of money will be sent to the state to help emergency responders and state agencies with security challenges and natural disasters. Democratic U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, along with Democratic U.S. ...

Correction: Hepatitis A-San Diego story

May. 18, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In stories May 17, April 3, Jan. 23 and Jan. 10, 2018, as well as Dec. 19, 2017, about San Diego's Hepatitis A outbreak, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the outbreak, with 20 deaths and 577 cases, was the worst in the U.S. in 20 years. An outbreak of Hepatitis A in Michigan...

After fumbling Ebola in 2014, Congo is key test for UN

May. 18, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Nearly four years after the World Health Organization was accused of bungling its response to the biggest Ebola outbreak in history, the U.N. agency appears to be moving swiftly to contain a flare-up in Congo, in what some experts see as a critical test of its credibility. "The difference...

The Latest: WHO: Ebola in Congo not global health emergency

May. 18, 2018 10:34 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on the Ebola outbreak in Congo (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The World Health Organization says the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo does not yet warrant being declared a global health emergency. For a health crisis to constitute a global health emergency it must meet three...

Arizona exercise based on post-quake exodus from California

May. 18, 2018 9:24 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Government agencies, businesses and other organizations in Arizona plan to participate in an exercise to practice how the state would respond to a migration of 400,000 people following a catastrophic earthquake in Southern California. The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs...

Maryland candidate for governor unveils education plan

May. 18, 2018 9:13 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland wants to create universal pre-kindergarten and pay for it with tax revenue from legalizing marijuana. Ben Jealous released the plan Friday. Jealous is running for the Democratic nomination for governor. He's calling his proposal:...

Corps leaving Puerto Rico with hurricane recovery unfinished

May. 18, 2018 12:20 AM EDT

YABUCOA, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is ending its work to rebuild Puerto Rico's electric grid, despite residents' fears that the island's government won't be able to restore power on its own to more than 16,000 people who remain blacked out eight months after Hurricane Maria. The...

San Juan's mayor says island not ready for hurricane season

May. 17, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, said Thursday that the island remains in desperate need of help eight months after Hurricane Maria and isn't ready for the hurricane season that begins in June. Carmen Yulin Cruz was in Connecticut Thursday to receive the "Latina Champion" award at...

Latest: San Diego mayor sees lessons from hepatitis outbreak

May. 17, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a report on the handling of a Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County (all times local): 4:35 p.m. San Diego's mayor says he agrees with a county grand jury report that found communication between authorities was lacking during a recent Hepatitis A epidemic. Mayor Kevin...

Dayton rejects GOP-backed tax bill as session wanes

May. 17, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday vetoed a GOP-backed bill that would have aligned Minnesota's state tax code with federal changes passed last year, paving the way for an around-the-clock weekend of work in search of a deal that may not materialize before time runs out on the session. The...