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Michigan Republicans OK tougher voting rules; gov to veto

Oct. 14, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature on Thursday approved tougher voter ID requirements and a ban against mass mailing of unsolicited absentee ballot applications, finalizing bills that will be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The...

AP PHOTOS: Concern grows over makeshift Bosnia migrant camp

Oct. 14, 2021 03:47 AM EDT

VELIKA KLADUSA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Hundreds of migrants — including small children, babies and elderly people — have camped out in northwest Bosnia, braving worsening weather and tough Croatian border police for a chance to head on towards Western Europe. ...

UN investigator: North Korea kids and elderly risk starving

Oct. 13, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Koreans living under strict pandemic restrictions are facing a growing food crisis and the most vulnerable children and elderly people in the isolated Asian nation are at risk of starvation, a U.N. investigator said in a report released Wednesday. ...

Social Security checks getting big boost as inflation rises

Oct. 13, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic. The COLA, as...

EXPLAINER: Why the Social Security COLA is jumping next year

Oct. 13, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising inflation has triggered a sizable increase in Social Security's annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for 2022. The Social Security Administration announced the 5.9% COLA on Wednesday after a Labor Department report on inflation during September. ...

'Difficult decisions' as Biden, Democrats shrink plan to $2T

Oct. 12, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

With the calendar slipping toward a new deadline, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is warning that “difficult decisions must be made” to trim President Joe Biden’s expansive plans for reimagining the nation’s social service programs and tackling climate change. ...

EXPLAINER: Why Social Security COLA will jump next year

Oct. 12, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising inflation is expected to lead to a sizeable increase in Social Security's annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for 2022. Exactly how much will be revealed Wednesday morning after a Labor Department report on inflation during September, a data point used in the...

Resident charged with killing 2 at Maryland senior community

Oct. 09, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Maryland police announced first-degree murder charges on Saturday against a resident of a senior living community who fatally shot two staff members inside the facility a day earlier. Roy Batson, 63, remains in custody on a no-bond status,...

The Latest: Alabama Gov. Ivey extends help for hospitals

Oct. 09, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has extended through the end of the October a COVID-19 state of emergency that relaxes some health care regulations to help hospitals with coronavirus patients. The order was scheduled to expire Tuesday. The order was aimed at...

Minnesota long-term care facilities have 23,000 job openings

Oct. 09, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — While much has been made about the stress that COVID-19 has placed on Minnesota hospitals, the state's long-term care industry says it is facing its worst-ever workforce shortage. Leaders from senior living organizations throughout the state say...