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Man chosen to help with White House holiday decorations

Dec. 03, 2022 09:04 AM EST

ODESSA, Del. (AP) — It looks like the first family won’t be the only touch of Delaware in the White House this year. A man from Odessa has been selected as a White House volunteer decorator for the 2022 holiday season. From a pool of thousands of applicants from around the...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Nov. 30, 2022 16:48 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. November 28, 2022. Editorial: Rural EMS concerns must be addressed If you missed it Monday, we had a story about the pressure emergency medical services are under in Wisconsin. It ran on A3 and, if you haven’t taken the time to read it...

'We the People' at heart of White House holiday decorations

Nov. 28, 2022 18:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — “We the People” is Jill Biden's holiday theme with White House decorations designed for “the people” to see themselves in the tree ornaments, mantel displays, mirrors and do-it-yourself creations that have turned the mansion's public spaces into a winter wonderland. ...

Bicycle Man struggling to find volunteers for final giveaway

Nov. 28, 2022 00:02 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ann Mathis stands in the warehouse of the Bicycle Man Outreach Program. For the past nine years, she has continued the program started by her late husband, Moses Mathis 33 years ago. Now, Ann Mathis is looking for volunteers to help with her final year of handing out...

Iran leader praises force tasked with quashing protests

Nov. 26, 2022 08:38 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader praised paramilitary volunteers tasked with quashing dissent on Saturday in a televised address as dozens of eye doctors warned that a rising number of demonstrators have been blinded by security forces during anti-government protests. ...

Washington police officer dies on duty in motorcycle crash

Nov. 21, 2022 22:50 PM EST

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — A suburban Seattle police officer has died after he was hit by a car while riding a motorcycle on duty Monday morning. Bellevue police Officer Jordan Jackson, 34, died Monday afternoon at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle from crash-related injuries,...

Charities hoping to fill pantries, gather gifts and funds

Nov. 19, 2022 10:51 AM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — With November’s arrival, charities everywhere will begin an end-of-the-year push to fill up food pantries for Thanksgiving, collect Christmas gifts and gather monetary donations in time for the holiday season. In Clarksburg, West Virginia, the Mustard...

Rayze app lands investment to connect volunteers, nonprofits

Nov. 14, 2022 13:58 PM EST

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Carl Nassib dreamed of a different kind of social media app for years — one that celebrates positivity and community. With Rayze, a new app that links people to each other and to nonprofits that appeal to their interests or are based where they live,...

Hurricane recovery plan includes clean up and rebuild

Nov. 13, 2022 03:11 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Recovery efforts following Hurricane Ian have kept Kathryn Kelly, founder and executive director of The Heights Foundation, and her staff on their toes, switching from serving peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to cleaning and rebuilding efforts. “I have a...

Megachurch volunteer charged with murder of her own daughter

Nov. 10, 2022 18:57 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The mother and grandfather of an 11-year-old California girl who was allegedly tortured and starved for years have been arrested and charged with murder, while her grandmother faces abuse charges. Leticia McCormack, 49, and her parents pleaded not guilty to the...