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Illegal tree harvest reported at New Mexico monument

Nov. 30, 2021 10:44 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A few dozen ancient alligator juniper trees have been illegally harvested at El Malpais National Monument in western New Mexico, and authorities with the National Park Service are trying to find out who's responsible. Known for its unique...

UN agency for Palestinian refugees faces funding crisis

Nov. 30, 2021 10:36 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees said Tuesday it was unable to pay its 28,000 employees on time this month because of a major funding crisis, warning of potential cuts in vital services to millions of people amid a global pandemic. ...

Live updates: Swiss order quarantine for those from Canada

Nov. 30, 2021 10:10 AM EST

GENEVA — The Swiss government says travelers arriving from Canada, Japan, Niger and Portugal will be required starting Wednesday to present both a negative COVID-19 test and undergo a 10-day quarantine. The new measures were announced on Tuesday after cases of the newly...

Supply chain problems hit charities' holiday gifts for kids

Nov. 30, 2021 09:51 AM EST

With less than four weeks to go until Christmas, Kristyn Begari has been rushing to find enough doll styling heads to give to kids in need. But, the purchasing coordinator for the California-based nonprofit Family Giving Tree says it's been difficult to find them, or...

Jessica's Seinfeld's vegan mac and cheese uses plant milk

Nov. 30, 2021 08:56 AM EST

A recipe from Jessica Seinfeld's “Vegan, at Times”: I have served this many times to non-vegans and they always go for seconds. I use cashew or almond milk for their mild flavor, but you can always experiment with other plant-based milks. ...

Millennial Money: Sustain generosity beyond the holidays

Nov. 30, 2021 08:56 AM EST

2020 asked a lot from us. We faced new challenges and reckoned with old ones, and often the world’s problems collided with our own individual needs. Help — whether in donations or even just attention — might’ve been hard to give when you required some yourself. If...

Jessica Seinfeld encourages you to go vegan, no pressure

Nov. 30, 2021 08:56 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Seinfeld became a vegan almost by stealth. The cookbook author and philanthropist started quietly making separate meals for herself without dairy or meat. “I just started doing it myself and experimenting with it and not talking about it and...

Veterinarians call for medical care for 2 Pakistan elephants

Nov. 30, 2021 08:37 AM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The head of a team of veterinarians on Tuesday called for urgent medical care for a pair of elephants in Pakistan's port city of Karachi. Dr. Frank Goeritz, whose team was sent by the global animal welfare group Four Paws to examine four...

Barbados bids farewell to British monarchy, becomes republic

Nov. 30, 2021 08:31 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as it shed another vestige of its colonial past and became a republic for the first time in history. Several leaders, dignitaries and artists, including Prince Charles and...

Outdoor decorating trends: natural, cozy, sustainable

Nov. 30, 2021 08:04 AM EST

Home, as we know, has become more central to many of us during the pandemic, and that means outdoors as well as in. This holiday season, designers and retailers have suggestions for updating window, door and yard decorations. Trends include sustainability, naturalness...