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Liberal Los Angeles could take right turn in mayor's race

May. 27, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many voters in heavily Democratic Los Angeles are seething over rising crime and homelessness and that could prompt the city to take a turn to the political right for the first time in decades. One of the leading candidates for mayor is Rick Caruso, a...

Baby formula shortage highlights racial disparities

May. 27, 2022 07:50 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Capri Isidoro broke down in tears in the office of a lactation consultant. The mother of two had been struggling to breastfeed her 1-month-old daughter ever since she was born, when the hospital gave the baby formula first without consulting her on her desire...

Fisk gets $1.4 million to help Nashville high schoolers

May. 27, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fisk University has won a five-year, $1.4 million grant to help low-income high school students in the Nashville area become the first in their families to attend college, the school announced this week. The grant comes from the federal TRIO-Upward Bound...

Maine plans to open new shelter for displaced asylum seekers

May. 26, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine plans to fund a temporary emergency shelter and renovated housing units in Portland, South Portland and Brunswick for asylum seekers, an adviser to the governor said. Senior Housing Adviser Greg Payne disclosed the plan as South Portland on...

Marcos Jr proclaimed next Philippine president with huge win

May. 25, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was proclaimed the next president of the Philippines by a joint session of Congress on Wednesday following a landslide election triumph 36 years after his dictator father was ousted in a pro-democracy uprising. The Senate and House of...

1.1 million Afghan children could face severe malnutrition

May. 25, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — In Afghanistan, 1.1 million children under the age of 5 will likely face the most severe form of malnutrition this year, according to the U.N., as increasing numbers of hungry, wasting-away children are brought into hospital wards. U.N. and other aid agencies were...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

May. 24, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

Anderson Herald Bulletin. May 23, 2022. Editorial: Outbreak of Legionnaires’ may be costly to state Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease in prisons are occasionally downplayed by the officials in charge of penal institutions. Earlier this year, it was...

Boston takes additional steps to help the homeless

May. 24, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

Boston is taking additional steps to help people experiencing homelessness, substance abuse disorder and mental health issues to deter a recurrence of the humanitarian crisis at the city intesection that was once home to a sprawling homeless encampment, Mayor Michelle Wu said on Tuesday. ...

More turn to UK food banks as food and fuel bills soar

May. 24, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — For many struggling families, older people and the homeless, Michelle Dornelly’s food hub in east London has been a lifeline. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Britain, she has been collecting surplus groceries from supermarkets and distributing them to people who can't afford to...

UN envoy urges Somalia's new leaders to tackle urgent issues

May. 23, 2022 21:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Somalia urged the country Monday to build on last week's election of a new president and work on national reconciliation, improve relations between the central government and states, and confront the growing threat from the al-Shabab extremist group. ...