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Denver homeless program struggles to reduce death rates

Oct. 01, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — When people who had been homeless for years moved off the Denver streets and into apartments, they were far less likely to end up in hospital emergency rooms or get locked up in jail. But they still died at the same rate as those who lived outside. ...

DEA: Fake pills containing fentanyl helping drive OD deaths

Sep. 27, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An increasing number of fake prescription pills that contain potentially deadly fentanyl are helping drive overdose death rates to record levels in the U.S., including some now manufactured in rainbow colors designed to look like candy, federal officials said Tuesday. ...

Biden hopes ending cancer can be a 'national purpose' for US

Sep. 12, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday urged Americans to come together for a new “national purpose" — his administration's effort to end cancer "as we know it." At the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Biden channeled JFK's famed moonshot speech 60 years...

UN experts warn of impact of abortion bans on US minorities

Aug. 30, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Independent U.N. human rights experts expressed concerns Tuesday about the adverse impact on the rights of racial and ethnic minorities from the U.S. Supreme Court decision that stripped away constitutional protections for abortion in the United States. The Committee...

NKorea claims no new fever cases amid doubts over COVID data

Jul. 30, 2022 05:53 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday reported no new fever cases for the first time since it abruptly admitted to its first domestic COVID-19 outbreak and placed its 26 million people under more draconian restrictions in May. There have been widespread outside doubts...

Venezuela's alarmingly low vaccine rate among worst in world

Jul. 14, 2022 21:48 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Wails pierced the walls of the walk-in clinic tucked among rundown homes in the heart of Venezuela’s capital. Artemis Parra got one vaccine in each arm, for polio and measles. The shots were free at the government site, and they filled gaps in the 1-year-old’s...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jul. 13, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 12 The Washington Post says the Jan. 6 hearings show that lies can kill “Big protest in D.C. on January 6th,” President Donald Trump tweeted in December of 2020. “Be there, will...

UN projects world population will reach 8 billion on Nov. 15

Jul. 12, 2022 01:32 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations estimated Monday that the world’s population will reach 8 billion on Nov. 15 and that India will replace China as the world’s most populous nation next year. In a report released on World Population Day, the U.N. also said global...