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Houston community groups strain to keep feeding and cooling a city battered by repeat storms

Jul. 13, 2024 01:13 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The deafening hum of a generator was a welcome noise Thursday evening at a Houston independent living center where several dozen seniors had lost power in the wake of Hurricane Beryl. Joe and Terri Hackl, who had pulled up with the backup electricity source after...

Knights of Columbus will cover up mosaics by ex-Jesuit artist accused of abusing women

Jul. 11, 2024 20:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Knights of Columbus, an influential Catholic charitable organization, announced Thursday that it will cover up its mosaics made by a famous ex-Jesuit artist accused of abusing women in a sign of solidarity with victims of abuse. The world's largest Roman Catholic...

Group sues federal government, claims it ignores harms of idle offshore oil and gas infrastructure

Jul. 11, 2024 13:54 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An environmental group is suing the federal government to force the U.S. Department of Interior to reassess the long-term environmental effects of delays in shutting down inactive oil and gas infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico. The lawsuit, filed in federal...

Wind power expansion meets grassroots resistance in Brazil's Northeast

Jul. 11, 2024 10:25 AM EDT

QUEIMADA NOVA, Brazil (AP) — Cousins Nilson José dos Santos and Geremias da Cruz dos Anjos grew up together in neighboring rural communities in Brazil's impoverished Northeast. The ruggedness of the land here and recurring drought make it unsuitable for the commercial farming that has...

Tiny homes, built largely with philanthropic support, offer more patch than solution to homelessness

Jul. 10, 2024 13:54 PM EDT

In response to a nationwide crisis that has left more than 650,000 people without housing, 100 tiny home villages for the homeless have opened in the United States over the past five years. That growth, from just 34 in 2019 to 123 today, represents a quadrupling, according to data...

NRA's ex-CFO agreed to 10-year not-for-profit ban, still owes $2M for role in lavish spending scheme

Jul. 09, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association’s former finance czar, Wilson “Woody” Phillips, has been banned for a decade from managing money for any nonprofit company in New York, the state’s attorney general said Tuesday. Phillips agreed to the ban in May, three months...

Former NRA finance czar Wilson “Woody” Phillips is banned from managing money for any New York nonprofit for 10 years

Jul. 09, 2024 10:56 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Former NRA finance czar Wilson “Woody” Phillips is banned from managing money for any New York nonprofit for 10 years.

EU halts Georgia's accession to the bloc, freezes financial aid over much-criticized law

Jul. 09, 2024 08:18 AM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgia's accession to the European Union has been halted, and some of the bloc's financial support to the South Caucasus country has been frozen after the Georgian authorities adopted a new law that critics feared would curb democratic freedoms, the EU Ambassador in...

Blackpink rapper Lisa joins Global Citizen Festival lineup in New York's Central Park

Jul. 09, 2024 08:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Blackpink rapper Lisa will join the Global Citizen Festival lineup in New York’s Central Park for her first solo performance at a festival, the anti-poverty nonprofit announced Tuesday. Lisa joins headliners Post Malone, Doja Cat, Jelly Roll and Raouw Alejandro...

Who is Kash Patel? Trump loyalist looks to build influence and power

Jul. 08, 2024 21:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kash Patel, a national security aide and player in Donald Trump’s political orbit, is widely expected to take on an influential role in the federal government should the former president win a second term. A swaggering campaign surrogate who mythologizes the...