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With accounts flush, budget talks come down to schools aid

Jun. 24, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With a week to go until the state's budget deadline, Gov. Tom Wolf and leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature are working through their remaining differences as they try to produce an agreement on a roughly $42 billion budget plan that they say will marshal...

Sweltering streets: Hundreds of homeless die in extreme heat

Jun. 24, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of blue, green and grey tents are pitched under the sun’s searing rays in downtown Phoenix, a jumble of flimsy canvas and plastic along dusty sidewalks. Here, in the hottest big city in America, thousands of homeless people swelter as the summer’s triple digit...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 23, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Advance Media New York. June 16, 2022. Editorial: NY election ‘citizen auditors’ are playing a dangerous game Shame on former state Senate candidate Angi Renna for lending her reputation to a shadowy fringe group challenging the results of New York’s 2020...

Denmark to offers fourth COVID-19 shot to some

Jun. 22, 2022 06:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose will be offered to nursing home residents and people age 50 and over in Denmark later this year, the prime minister said Wednesday. The reason for the move is a rise in cases of the BA.5 coronavirus variant in Europe, and...

Services set to resume at church where shooting killed 3

Jun. 18, 2022 23:19 PM EDT

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — Worship services are set to resume Sunday at the Alabama church where a gunman opened fire and killed three senior citizens at a potluck dinner earlier in the week. Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church announced that members will gather for morning worship...

LGBTQ-friendly housing project breaks ground in Boston

Jun. 17, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston development that’s billed as New England’s first LGBTQ-friendly senior affordable housing project broke ground Friday. The Pryde will convert the former William Barton Rogers Middle School in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood into 74 units of mixed-income...

Care network to make changes after trans discrimination case

Jun. 13, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A network of adult care facilities in Maine will adopt a nondiscrimination policy about the care of transgender people as part of a settlement with a woman who filed a human rights complaint against the company. Advocates described the agreement as a landmark...

Pandemic, staffing challenges cited in nursing home closure

May. 26, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

MOTT, N.D. (AP) — After more than 50 years of providing care to the elderly and others, operators of a nursing home in southwestern North Dakota will soon close their doors for good. The Good Samaritan Society home in Mott plans to close in July, leaving families of its residents...

Russian ties shred German ex-leader Schroeder's standing

May. 23, 2022 02:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Gerhard Schroeder left the German chancellery after a narrow election defeat in 2005 with every chance of a future as a respected elder statesman. His ambitious overhaul of the country’s welfare state was just beginning to kick in and he had won plaudits among...

Australia's would-be PM Albanese shaped by humble start

May. 20, 2022 00:26 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The son of a single mother who raised him on a pension, Anthony Albanese had a humble start to life for a politician who could become Australia’s prime minister on Saturday. His financially precarious upbringing in government-owned housing in Sydney...