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As shutdown drags on, 'Coast Guard City' takes a hit

Jan. 18, 2019 6:47 PM EST

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — If the uniformed cadets milling about the local movie theaters and pizza joints didn't make it obvious enough, a banner hanging from a downtown parking garage makes it crystal clear: New London is an official Coast Guard City. The pride is on display everywhere in this former...

In limbo: Leftover embryos challenge clinics, couples

Jan. 17, 2019 8:13 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Tens of thousands of embryos are stuck in limbo in fertility clinics, leftovers from pregnancy attempts and broken dreams of parenthood. Some are outright abandoned by people who quit paying storage fees and can't be found. In other cases, couples are struggling with tough...

Supporter donations help beleaguered North Carolina college

Jan. 9, 2019 6:45 AM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Officials at a historically black private women's college in North Carolina say they have received more than $1 million in donations as they try to stave off closure. The News & Record of Greensboro reports Bennett College learned last month that the Southern Association of...

Israel awards Patriots owner Kraft the 'Jewish Nobel' prize

Jan. 9, 2019 4:16 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been awarded Israel's 2019 Genesis Prize in recognition of his philanthropy and commitment to combatting anti-Semitism, organizers of the prize announced on Wednesday. The $1 million award, widely known as the "Jewish Nobel" prize, is granted...

AP Investigation: Food aid stolen as Yemen starves

Dec. 31, 2018 1:56 PM EST

TAIZ, Yemen (AP) — Day after day Nabil al-Hakimi, a humanitarian official in Taiz, one of Yemen's largest cities, went to work feeling he had a "mountain" on his shoulders. Billions of dollars in food and other foreign aid was coming into his war-ravaged homeland, but millions of Yemenis were still living...

German journalist in scandal says he didn't use donor money

Dec. 27, 2018 2:28 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Lawyers for a German journalist found to have fabricated information for numerous articles said Thursday that he denies having used for himself donations given by readers to help nonexistent Syrian siblings. On Sunday, Claas Relotius' former employer, Der Spiegel magazine, said he had asked...

Disgraced German reporter could face donation fraud charges

Dec. 23, 2018 10:04 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German journalist who was found to have made up information for numerous articles may now be charged with allegedly soliciting donations for Syrian orphans from his readers. The German magazine Der Spiegel said Sunday that its award-winning former reporter, Claas Relotius, had asked readers...

Flint students getting laptops thanks to Musk Foundation

Dec. 21, 2018 11:47 AM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A donation from tech billionaire Elon Musk will provide laptop computers to middle school students in Flint, Michigan, as the city recovers from a contaminated water crisis. The Elon Musk Foundation is giving about $424,000 for the project helping seventh and eighth grade students. The...

How taxpayers can deal with new state, local deduction caps

Dec. 19, 2018 11:09 AM EST

If you paid a lot of state and local taxes in 2018, buckle up this tax season — new laws cap how much of those payments you can deduct on your federal tax return. That means more of your income could be taxable this year. But before you worry too much, here are a few suggestions from tax pros on how to...

Patterson again gives holiday bonuses to book sellers

Dec. 18, 2018 8:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson has renewed a most welcome holiday publishing tradition — bonuses for independent bookstore employees. The best-selling author announced Tuesday that 333 workers each will receive $750. The winners, nominated by customers and colleagues among others, are listed on the...