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DoorDash's technological know-how offers help to food banks

Nov. 19, 2021 11:34 AM EST

Susan Goodell needed help. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Goodell, CEO of the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank, would look out the window at the long line of clients picking up the food available that day, while she and others answered calls from others...

Mercedes plant in Alabama donating 15 vehicles to schools

Nov. 14, 2021 12:29 PM EST

VANCE, Ala. (AP) — The Mercedes-Benz automotive plant in Tuscaloosa is donating 15 sport-utility test vehicles to Alabama schools for use in classroom training. Mercedes-Benz International, Inc. announced the donations to 13 high schools and two community colleges on...

Food pantry in Mississippi Delta receives refrigerated truck

Nov. 07, 2021 09:52 AM EST

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A health care company, a grocery store chain and a food company teamed up to donate a refrigerated truck to a nonprofit group that fights hunger in the impoverished Mississippi Delta. Hearty Helpings Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen received the...

Ballot drive launched to bypass Whitmer veto of voucher plan

Nov. 01, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A ballot drive was launched Monday to sidestep Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's planned veto of Republican-proposed legislation that would authorize a school voucher-style system in Michigan. Let MI Kids Learn needs to gather about 340,000 valid voter...

Sauce marries the tastes of Louisiana and Buffalo, New York

Oct. 24, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When Randy Mast couldn’t find the chicken wing sauce his wife craved, he decided to make his own. This was in the late 1970s, before Buffalo wings were a thing. And his wife was really missing the sauce that doused the...

Michigan Legislature OKs accounts for private school tuition

Oct. 19, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Children could qualify for scholarships to attend private schools and to cover educational expenses such as tutoring under bills approved Tuesday on party-line votes in the Republican-led Michigan Legislature. The fast-tracked legislation,...

Doorbell cameras donated to domestic violence victims

Oct. 17, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A company is donating up to 1,000 doorbell cameras to a South Carolina organization that helps victims of domestic violence. The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault will give the cameras donated by Ring to 12 local...

Zoo in New Orleans vaccinating apes against COVID-19

Oct. 13, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The zoo in New Orleans is vaccinating great apes against COVID-19, and plans to vaccinate cats, otters and animals related to otters. The Audubon Zoo recently received enough of the two-dose animal vaccine for its four gorillas and four orangutans,...

Detroit museum hosting exhibit on narrative of Black men

Oct. 09, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An exhibit that advances the narrative of Black men through art, photographs and stories is coming to Detroit. The public opening of the “Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.” exhibition is scheduled Sunday at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African...

$15M expansion project adding more space to Space Camp

Oct. 08, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A $15 million expansion will add a lot more space to Space Camp, with Boeing making a $3.5 million donation toward the project at the state-run U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for the more than...