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Jun. 29, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. June 23, 2020. No more waiting: Des Moines must approve real changes to policing practices “I think there’s just no acknowledgment that a large segment of the population, this minority population, they have no confidence in law enforcement.” Des Moines attorney Gina...

In this photo taken Saturday, June 20, 2020, Rebecca Nakamanya works at a restaurant near a bus terminal in capital Kampala, Uganda. The COVID-19 pandemic means that millions of women in Africa and other developing regions could lose years of success in contributing to household incomes, asserting their independence and expanding financial inclusion. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)

Women 'on precipice' in developing countries amid COVID-19

Jun. 28, 2020 4:51 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Rebecca Nakamanya rolls her eyes, dismissing a question about school fees. What really worries her is how to feed three children and a jobless partner on a daily wage of less than $3, minus transport to and from her job as a cook. “We have not even started thinking about...

Alaska child care providers to receive $10.5M in virus funds

Jun. 22, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's government has announced that child care providers will receive an additional $10.5 million from the state's portion of federal coronavirus relief funds. State Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum said in a statement that the department and...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website When stock markets are rattled by news events, it’s unsettling for any investor — but especially so for those who are retired (or nearly there). The first thing anyone with an investment portfolio should do is make sure it’s properly balanced, taking both income needs and risk tolerance into account. (NerdWallet via AP, File)

Liz Weston: When parents are the emergency fund

Jun. 15, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

Financial fallout from the pandemic is hitting millennials hard — and many will soon turn to their parents for help, if they haven’t already. Before parents ride to the rescue, financial planners urge them to map out a strategy that doesn’t just plug a short-term need but also makes sense in...

In this Wednesday, June 3, 2020 photo, Feby Cachero Baguisa Dela Pena of Laguna, Philippines, hands out free food to those who need it in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dela Pena, a mother of three, is unemployed, but when she saw people lining up for free meals one night outside her building two weeks ago she decided to use whatever money her family had to help out the countless numbers of Filipinos and others who've lost jobs amid the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Unemployed Filipina feeds other jobless migrants in Dubai

Jun. 10, 2020 2:35 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Feby Dela Peña saw her fellow Filipinos standing in line outside her building in Dubai, waiting for free food. And she was stricken — what if her family, too, had lost their income amid the COVID-19 outbreak? How would she have fed her three children? Dela...

A woman receives a box of food Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at a pop-up pantry in Chelsea, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Court denies bid to release inmates: 50 new COVID-19 deaths

Jun. 2, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ highest court on Tuesday denied a bid to immediately release more prisoners due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Supreme Judicial Court's ruling came in the case brought by Prisoners’ Legal Services seeking to further reduce the number of people behind bars so...

Wyoming food, child care assistance services under pressure

Jun. 1, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Vital social services including child care assistance and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are experiencing growing pressures in Wyoming resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. State Department of Family Services Director Korin Schmidt told lawmakers that additional...

People enjoy the fresh air on benches along Juarez Avenue in central Mexico City, Sunday, May 31, 2020. Mexico's capital plans to reopen certain sectors of the economy and public life beginning Monday, despite the city still being in the most serious

The Latest: S. Korea pushes QR registration for risky venues

May. 31, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Cases steadily rising around South Korean capital....

Workers wearing protective gear disinfect as a precaution against the new coronavirus in a class at a high school in Busan, South Korea, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (Jo Jung-ho/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: South Korea reports 27 new virus cases

May. 30, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — South Korea reports 27 new virus cases, including 21 from...

In this image made from video provided by the office of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Gov. Cuomo updates the media on New York's coronavirus response, Saturday, May 30, 2020 in New York. (Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo via AP)

Cuomo signs bill granting front-line worker death benefits

May. 30, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Saturday granting death benefits to the families of police officers, public health workers and other front-line workers who have died of the coronavirus. “You gave your lives for us, we will be there for your families going forward,”...