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Indonesian soldiers distribute relief goods for those affected by the earthquake at a stadium in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Rescuers retrieved more bodies from the rubble of homes and buildings toppled by the 6.2 magnitude earthquake while military engineers managed to reopen ruptured roads to clear access for aid relief goods. (AP Photo/Daeng Mansur)

Aid effort intensifies after Indonesia quake that killed 81

Jan. 17, 2021 8:35 PM EST

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Aid was reaching the thousands of people left homeless and struggling after an earthquake that killed at least 81 people on an Indonesian island where rescuers intensified their work Monday to find those buried in the rubble. More rescuers and volunteers were deployed in the...

Colorado: No IDs for vaccine to ensure non-citizens included

Jan. 17, 2021 7:24 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s public health department sent notices Sunday to hundreds of providers directing them not to require government IDs or other documentation for people getting inoculated against the coronavirus. The directive is aimed at ensuring non-citizens and others who might not have an...

Kansas' largest public housing project making plans to close

Jan. 17, 2021 2:46 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Residents of a Kansas's largest housing project have been told they'll have to move because the facility is closing, but officials say that won't happen for roughly two more years. The Housing Authority of Kansas City, Kansas, is making plans to shut down Juniper Gardens partly...

Creighton University gets $25M donation for new program

Jan. 17, 2021 11:42 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton University has received a $25 million donation from an unnamed foundation to create a program at its medical school for students interested in addressing poverty and improving health care in other countries. Creighton President Rev. Daniel Hendrickson said the program will...

In this Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021 photo provided by the Catholic Relief Services, people affected by the conflict in Tigray load food aid provided by USAID and Catholic Relief Services onto a donkey cart to be tansported to their home, outside Mekele, Ethiopia. From “emaciated” refugees to crops burned on the brink of harvest, starvation threatens the survivors of more than two months of fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Authorities say more than 4.5 million people, or nearly the entire population, need emergency food. The first humanitarian workers to arrive after weeks of pleading with Ethiopia for access describe weakened children dying from diarrhea after drinking from rivers, and shops that were looted or depleted weeks ago. (Catholic Relief Services via AP)

'Extreme urgent need': Starvation haunts Ethiopia's Tigray

Jan. 17, 2021 4:08 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — From “emaciated” refugees to crops burned on the brink of harvest, starvation threatens the survivors of more than two months of fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. The first humanitarian workers to arrive after pleading with the Ethiopian government for access...

Indiana's 1st home dedicated to LGBTQ youths set to open

Jan. 17, 2021 12:01 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s first dedicated residential facility for homeless young adults who identify as LGBTQ will open its doors this year in Indianapolis, providing services that advocates say are desperately needed. The initiative is years in the making. Trinity Haven, now an independent...

3 inmates die, many more ill in COVID-19 prison outbreaks

Jan. 16, 2021 6:41 PM EST

UMATILLA, Ore. (AP) — Two inmates at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla and another at Deer Ridge Correctional Institution in Madras have died in the past week after testing positive for COVID-19. That makes it at least five Oregon prisoners who have died since the new year in the latest...

Denver Community Fridge program expands amid pandemic

Jan. 16, 2021 1:11 PM EST

Jim Norris is loving the Denver Community Fridge program — despite having reservations at the start. “Any trepidation I had about (negative) neighborhood reactions or people abusing it are gone,” he said recently on the one-month anniversary of the fridge’s debut outside his store at...

South Carolina town bans sleeping in public spaces

Jan. 16, 2021 10:15 AM EST

PORT ROYAL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina beach town has banned sleeping in public spaces. The Hilton Head Island Packet reports that the town council of Port Royal voted unanimously Wednesday to institute the camping ban. The new ordinance prohibits people from sleeping in public parks, buildings or...

CEO of the Housing Development Fund, Joan Carty, poses for a portrait Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Stamford, Conn.  With many New Yorkers moving to neighboring Connecticut during the pandemic, especially Fairfield County, it's becoming more challenging for people to find affordable homes to buy.  Carty said the region's housing affordability issue is exacerbated by the influx. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Fleeing New Yorkers squeeze surrounding housing markets

Jan. 16, 2021 10:06 AM EST

Angel Garcia, a single father approved for a mortgage loan of $300,000, had high hopes in early 2020 of finding a house he could afford in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Within months, New Yorkers began fleeing the city and the surrounding area, snapping up houses. Home...