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California GOP looks to 2022 contests for House, Legislature

Sep. 24, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California Republicans are undeterred after a failed effort to unseat Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in a recall election and are taking aim at seats in Congress and the Legislature in the 2022 elections, Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson said Friday. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 24, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. September 19, 2021. Editorial: In Guilford, making white people afraid and bashing ‘critical race theory’ proves a winning political strategy School board primaries rarely get much attention, but this year’s Republican Board...

UK government seeks injunction against climate protestors

Sep. 24, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government is seeking a legal injunction against climate protestors who blocked the entrance to Europe's busiest ferry port Friday to highlight the climate crisis and fuel poverty in the U.K. Vehicles were stuck in lines as more than 40...

US court order to house LA Skid Row homeless overturned

Sep. 23, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge’s sweeping order requiring the city and county of Los Angeles to quickly shelter all homeless people living on downtown’s Skid Row was overturned Thursday by an appeals court that called it an abuse of judicial discretion. The 9th...

Montpelier decriminalizes homeless camping on city property

Sep. 23, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The city council in Montpelier has unanimously approved allowing emergency camping on city public property for the homeless because of a lack of affordable housing and shelter beds. The city council on Wednesday voted to decriminalize such...

UN: In war, 16 million Yemenis 'marching' toward starvation

Sep. 23, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. food agency is warning that 16 million people in Yemen “are marching towards starvation” and says food rations for millions in the war-torn nation will be cut in October unless new funding arrives. David Beasley said...

Mideast in shambles, but the world has moved on for now

Sep. 23, 2021 02:12 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — There was a time not long ago when uprisings and wars in the Arab world topped the agenda at the U.N. General Assembly meetings in New York. With most of those conflicts in a stalemate, the world’s focus has shifted to more daunting global challenges...

Illinois coroner pleads not guilty to thefts from the dead

Sep. 22, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois coroner pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges alleging that he stole more than $14,000 in cash from dead people. Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz pleaded not guilty to 12 counts, including official misconduct and theft of...

Trial set over man's death in struggle with Phoenix police

Sep. 22, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An April 25 trial has been scheduled in a lawsuit filed over the 2017 death of a man during a struggle with Phoenix police officers who were arresting him outside a community center. The lawsuit alleged officers caused Muhammad Abdul Muhaymin’s death by...

Child hunger expected to rise in South Dakota this year

Sep. 22, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization projects more children will go hungry in South Dakota this year and won't know where their next meal is coming from. Feeding America says the child food in security rate for 2021 in...