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Local Salvation Army full of hope for Red Kettle fund drive

Nov. 28, 2021 09:04 AM EST

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — The local Salvation Army has secured about 300 volunteers to participate in its 2021 Red Kettle fundraising campaign — a record high. The nonprofit organization kicked off the fund drive Friday afternoon on the Loudoun Street Mall in front of El...

Tens of thousands mourn Brazilian country music singer

Nov. 06, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

GOIANIA, BRAZIL (AP) — Struck with grief, tens of thousands of fans gathered Saturday to pay tribute to Marília Mendonça, one of Brazil's most popular singers who was killed a day earlier in an airplane crash at age 26. The Latin Grammy winner and four other...

North Dakota domestic abuse survivor says help is out there

Oct. 02, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — In a year, more than 10 million Americans are abused by their intimate partners. In 2013, there were over 5,000 domestic violence incidents reported to crisis centers in North Dakota and 94 percent of the victims were women. 1 in...

Where women took shelter from abuse, Taliban now in control

Sep. 28, 2021 02:06 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When the Taliban seized power, the operator of the only women’s shelter in a northern Afghan city ran away. Left abandoned were 20 women who had fled a variety of domestic horrors, some abused by husbands or family, others forced into early marriages with older...

Vermont urged to extend emergency motel housing for homeless

Sep. 21, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

As hundreds of homeless Vermonters are expected to lose access to motel rooms paid for by the state during the pandemic, advocates urged officials on Monday to extend the benefit even longer. In July, the state extended the hotel voucher program 84 days for families with...

Indianapolis elder abuse victims have resource to turn to

Sep. 12, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adult protective services workers often face a conundrum: Although they fear it will not be safe for elderly victims of abuse to remain in their homes, there’s no other safe place for them to go. Now in Indianapolis, these seniors who cannot remain...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Sep. 06, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. Sept. 3, 2021. Editorial: The Ohio Redistricting Commission’s shameful duck on constitutional map-drawing deadline In one of the more disgraceful episodes in Ohio politics, seven state officeholders this week failed to do...