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FILE - This Sept. 2, 2015 file photo shows the the door to the cell at Hampton Roads Regional Jail in Portsmouth, Va., where 24-year-old Jamycheal Mitchell was found dead Aug. 19, 2015. The Justice Department has proposed that a Virginia jail comply with a consent decree that would require officials to improve medical treatment for inmates. The announcement on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, marks one of the first times the department has proposed such a resolution in the Trump administration.(Bill Tiernan/The Virginian-Pilot via AP, File)

Feds propose consent decree to ensure care at Virginia jail

Aug. 5, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department proposed Wednesday that a Virginia jail comply with a consent decree requiring officials to improve medical treatment for inmates, marking one of the first times the department has proposed such a resolution in the Trump administration. The rare action follows a...

Myriam Roncancio, 35, who is living with her parents after breaking up with her husband of 10 years, sits in a chair during an interview in the Soacha borough of Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. After she lost her job as a restaurant administrator at the start of the new coronavirus outbreak and her husband lost his as a baggage handler at Bogota’s airport, they were unable to pay their rent and their quarreling became more frequent. That’s when he left, she says. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Colombia's long virus lockdown fuels anxiety and depression

Aug. 5, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Like much of the world, Colombia shut down in March as coronavirus cases surged in Europe and began trickling into the South American country. But while restrictions have been lifted in many places elsewhere, a nationwide stay-at-home order remains in effect in Colombia more than...

From left, Zaida Brooks, 5, Waverly Brooks, 2, their father, Omar Brooks, and mother, Nicole Malesic, pose for a photo with Maisie Mae, a foster dog at Bridge To Home Animal Rescue on Monday, July 6, 2020, in Eighty Four, Pa. Brooks and his family have been fostering dogs for the past two years. (Andrew Rush/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Ex-soldier finds peace fostering pets, finding them homes

Aug. 1, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When he was 18, Omar Brooks left home in Canonsburg to enlist in the Army. His training took him to Fort Stewart in Georgia, where every morning after reveille at 0630, the soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division sang “Dogface Soldier” — a World War II paean to the grit...

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Music Review: Alanis Morissette dazzles on 9th album

Jul. 29, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

Alanis Morissette, “Such Pretty Forks in the Road" (Epiphany Music) The piano is back. The voice is back. The angst is back. A genre onto herself, Alanis Morissette comes out in force with her ninth studio album “Such Pretty Forks In the Road,” where she untangles some of the thornier...

President Donald Trump speaks with Terry Sharpe, known as the

Trump welcomes 'The Walking Marine' to White House

Jul. 27, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday welcomed a Marine veteran to the White House as he completed his 300-mile walk to the nation's capital to raise awareness about the problem of veteran suicide. Terry Sharpe, 69, was met at the Washington Monument by Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President...

In this image taken in July 2020 and issued by Kensington Palace, Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge meets with a member of the four organisations that will benefit from the Royal Foundation COVID-19 response fund, on the Sandringham Estate, Sandringham, England. The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has granted nearly GBP 1.8 million in supporting the frontline community and the nation's mental health, through a bespoke fund which was set up as part of the organisation's response to COVID-19. (Kensington Palace via AP)

Prince William, Kate donate for pandemic mental health work

Jul. 23, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The foundation of Britain's Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge have awarded almost 1.8 million pounds ($2.3 million) to support the mental health of front line workers and others affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The couple’s Royal Foundation Covid-19 Response Fund...

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2005 file photo, Arlan and Linda Kaufman walk to the federal courthouse in Wichita, Kan., for their trial on several federal charges including servitude. A federal judge has refused to free Arlan Kaufman who once enslaved mentally ill patients in Kansas and forced them to work naked and engage in sexual acts, while billing the government and their families for the therapy. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten cited the

Kansan who abused mentally ill patients denied early release

Jul. 23, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to free an ailing inmate from Kansas who, along with his wife, was convicted of abusing mentally ill patients at their treatment center, including by forcing them to work naked and engage in sexual acts, while billing the government and their families...

FILE -Kim Kardashian West, left, and Kanye West arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 9, 2020. Kardashian West is asking the public to show compassion and empathy to husband Kanye West, who she says is bipolar and caused a stir this week after fulminating in a series of social media posts. The reality TV star posted a lengthy message Wednesday on her Instagram Live feed, explaining that life has been complicated for her family and West, who ranted against historical figure Harriet Tubman and discussed abortion on Sunday while he declared himself a presidential candidate. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Kim K asks public to show compassion, empathy to Kanye West

Jul. 22, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian West is asking the public to show compassion and empathy to husband Kanye West, who caused a stir this week after fulminating in a series of social media posts. She says he is bipolar. The reality TV star and beauty mogul posted a lengthy message Wednesday on her Instagram...

State's high court: mental health doctors have duty to warn

Jul. 21, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mental health professionals have a duty to warn of threats made by patients even if they are made against an unspecified person, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said in a split opinion Tuesday. The 3-2 majority opinion upheld a 2018 Superior Court decision that the University of...

Former National MP Andrew Falloon is seen in a cafe in Wellington, New Zealand, on Dec. 8, 2019. Falloon, a conservative New Zealand lawmaker abruptly resigned Tuesday, July 21, 2020 after allegedly sending pornographic images to at least three women and then lying about what had happened to both his party leader and to police. (Jason Walls/New Zealand Herald via AP)

New Zealand lawmaker quits after allegedly sending lewd pics

Jul. 21, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand lawmaker abruptly resigned Tuesday after being accused of sending sexually explicit images to women and lying about it to both police and his conservative party's leader. Andrew Falloon announced he was quitting parliament immediately, a day after he'd sent a...