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Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Aug. 02, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

Detroit News. July 28, 2021. Editorial: Close loophole that’s flooding Whitmer with cash Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has become adept at finding legal loopholes to work around the state Legislature on budget matters and COVID-19 restrictions. Now she’s...

Scottsdale mobile home park for seniors to shut down in 2026

Aug. 01, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — More than 500 seniors who live in a mobile home park near Scottsdale on the Salt River-Pima Maricopa Indian Community will have to find a new place to live when the park shuts down in 2026. Ric Olsen, who retired and moved into Shadow Mountain Village...

Southeast Europe heat wave set to be among worst in decades

Jul. 29, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A heat wave scorched southeast Europe on Thursday, intensifying wildfires and sending residents flocking to the coast, public fountains and air-conditioned locations to find some relief. Temperatures rose above 40 C (104 F) in parts of Greece and...

Countries in southeast Europe brace for heat wave

Jul. 28, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Authorities in several southeast European countries have issued weather warnings before a heat wave in the region expected Thursday that is set to push temperatures to as high as 43 C (109.4 F) in inland areas. Public health officials in...

Tokyo sets another virus record days after Olympics begin

Jul. 28, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo reported 3,177 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, setting an all-time high and exceeding 3,000 for the first time days after the start of the Olympics. The new cases exceeded the earlier record of 2,848 set the previous day and brought the total for...

Tennessee man sentenced in scheme that duped cancer patients

Jul. 27, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who ran a Ponzi scheme disguised as a holistic wellness business was sentenced to eight years in prison on Friday. Howard L. Young falsely claimed to have a grant from Vanderbilt University to study cancer patients and other...

Pope honors grandparents on first World Day for elderly

Jul. 25, 2021 07:26 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated the Roman Catholic Church’s first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on Sunday. Francis solicited a round of applause from the faithful in St. Peter’s Square and urged people everywhere to reach out to older...

Health care for older immigrants sees momentum among states

Jul. 24, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Most mornings, 62-year-old Maria Elena Estamilla wakes up with pelvic pain and dread that she faces the same fate as her mother and grandmother: fatal cervical cancer. The Chicago woman's last full medical exam was in 2015 and she sees no options for care...

How mutual aid networks helped people through the pandemic

Jul. 24, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — When her apartment’s lease ended in December, Heather Boyd said her landlord gave her two choices: leave or face eviction. Boyd, 45, had fallen behind on rent after losing her job with the U.S. Census Bureau amid the coronavirus pandemic. She...

Florida COVID-19 hospitalizations jump significantly again

Jul. 23, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases again jumped significantly this week as the vaccination rate in rural counties where some of the worst outbreaks are occurring remains well below the state and national averages. About 5,300...