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Lava from volcano on Spain's La Palma forces 800 to evacuate

Oct. 13, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Canary Islands (AP) — Hundreds of people in Spain's Canary Islands feared for their homes and property Wednesday as a new river of lava from an erupting volcano threatened another neighborhood on the island of La Palma. Island authorities ordered...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Oct. 11, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. Oct. 10, 2021. Editorial: Iowa Board of Regents elevates kowtowing to Republican lawmakers over health and safety The Board of Regents, and the Iowa university administrators it oversees, is finally getting the message. ...

Company gets OK to build new southwest Vegas hotel-casino

Oct. 06, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A casino company with six properties currently open in and around Las Vegas got the go-ahead Wednesday from county lawmakers to build a new hotel-casino in a neighborhood southwest of the Strip. Clark County Commission approval means construction could...

Sotomayor's picture book 'Just Help!' coming in January

Sep. 24, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is continuing her successful side career as an author with a picture book about giving to others. Sotomayor's “Just Help! How to Build a Better World” will be published Jan. 25, Philomel Books announced Friday....

Groundbreaking for Obama presidential center set for Tuesday

Sep. 24, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama's presidential center will move another step closer to its brick-and-mortar future next week when ground is broken after years of reviews, other delays and continued local opposition. Obama and his wife, Michelle, will...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 15, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

New York Post. September 14, 2021. Editorial: There’s a reason Rikers is such a dangerous hellhole: De Blasio just doesn’t care Mayor Bill de Blasio all but admitted the obvious Tuesday: The Rikers jail complex is a dangerous, out-of-control,...

GM to invest $50M in Detroit education, jobs, neighborhoods

Sep. 14, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors plans to invest $50 million by 2025 to help improve access to education in Detroit, employment opportunities and city neighborhoods. The automaker said Tuesday that it is working with the city on the initiative and that the funding will go...

Police: Man fatally shot in Kansas City historic district

Sep. 08, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man was fatally shot in Kansas City's historic 18th and Vine neighborhood early Wednesday, and investigators were looking for clues and a suspect, police said. The shooting happened just after midnight Tuesday, police said in a news release....

Power in seeds: Urban gardening gains momentum in pandemic

Aug. 18, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On an assemblage of vacant lots and other pockets of unused land in the Bronx, gardeners from low-income neighborhoods have banded together to create over a dozen “farm hubs,” coordinating their community gardens and their harvest. Several years ago,...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Aug. 04, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

Newsday. August 3, 2021. Editorial: It’s time for Cuomo to resign Earlier this year, beset by allegations of sexual harassment, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo requested an independent, outside review of the accusations. And he asked the public to reserve...