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New crypto oversight legislation arrives as industry shakes

Aug. 03, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After 13 years, at least three crashes, dozens of scams and Ponzi schemes and hundreds of billions of dollars made and evaporated, cryptocurrencies finally have the full attention of Congress, whose lawmakers and lobbyists have papered Capitol Hill with proposals on how to...

Groups providing support for eastern Kentucky flood victims

Aug. 03, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Multiple organizations are providing support to flood victims in eastern Kentucky. Gov. Andy Beshear has established the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund. Beshear says tax-deductible donations first will go toward paying for each flood victim’s...

Woman in $400K GoFundMe scam gets 1 year in federal case

Jul. 21, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A woman who admitted her role in a scam that raised $400,000 using a fake story about a homeless man received a one-year prison sentence in federal court Thursday. Katelyn McClure was also ordered to make restitution and serve three years' supervised release....

Uvalde families need help; donations take months to deliver

Jul. 15, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Jessica Treviño’s 11-year-old daughter was attending Robb Elementary School on May 24, when a gunman fatally shot 19 children and two teachers. She was not physically hurt. But in the nearly two months since, she has suffered from anxiety, depression and post-traumatic...

Bodies of migrants who died in Texas trailer come to Mexico

Jul. 14, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

SAN MARCOS ATEXQUILAPAN, Mexico (AP) — After days of preparation and donations to cover funeral costs, this mountain community in eastern Mexico on Thursday mourned the return of three teens, all cousins, lost among the 53 migrants who died inside a semitrailer in San Antonio, Texas. ...

Feds release 1st report on W.Va. fatal helicopter crash

Jul. 12, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A helicopter crash last month that killed six people in West Virginia occurred when the aircraft hit a rock face 15 minutes after takeoff from a local airport, federal investigators said in a preliminary report Tuesday. The Vietnam-era Bell UH-1B...

Unification Church distances itself from Abe's assassination

Jul. 11, 2022 22:48 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Unification Church confirmed the mother of the man accused of assassinating former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a member and said it was cooperating with the police investigation into possible motives. Police say the suspect, Tetsuya Yamagami, told...

Inflation leading to horses going to an Arizona rescue ranch

Jul. 09, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

PALOMINAS, Ariz. (AP) — Inflation is kicking everyone hard and the people who run a horse rescue ranch in southern Cochise County also are feeling the pain too as prices for everything from feed to medication continue to skyrocket. But lately, Horse’n Around Rescue Ranch And...

Lithuanian crowdfunding drive gets Ukraine an armed drone

Jul. 07, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania will present a combat drone to Ukraine that was donated by the Turkish manufacturer after a private crowdfunding campaign among ordinary Lithuanians, who raised nearly 6 million euros ($6.1 million) for the purpose within days. The campaign's...

Donations to pay for abortions surge

Jul. 03, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade last Friday, dismantling its nearly 50-year precedent protecting the right to an abortion, Marin Fehl was furious. The 20-year-old college student from Hillsborough County had seen the leaked draft decision the...