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Maine supermarket chain launches school food pantry drive

Nov. 15, 2019 1:40 AM EST

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — A Maine-based supermarket chain says it’s launching a new initiative to tackle hunger and food insecurity in children, starting with a $1 million donation. Hannaford Supermarkets says it’s calling the project “Fuel Kids at School.” The company says it...

Drought parches southern Africa, millions faced with hunger

Nov. 7, 2019 1:38 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An estimated 45 million people are threatened with hunger by a severe drought strangling wide stretches of southern Africa. Emergency food deliveries are planned for parts of South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and other countries hard hit by a combination of low rainfall and high...

The Latest: Lewiston elects Somali-American to City Council

Nov. 5, 2019 11:00 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on Maine's election (all times local): 11 p.m. Residents in Lewiston, Maine, have elected the first Somali American to the City Council. Safiya Khalid, who's 23, soundly defeated a fellow Democrat on Tuesday. The Bangor Daily News reports that Khalid called her campaign...

Migrants endure rape and torture on route through Yemen

Nov. 2, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

RAS AL-ARA, Yemen (AP) — Zahra struggled in the blue waters of the Gulf of Aden, grasping for the hands of fellow migrants. Hundreds of men, women and teenagers clambered out of a boat and through the surf, emerging, exhausted, on the shores of Yemen. The 20-year-old Ethiopian saw men armed with automatic...

Migrants endure rape and torture on route through Yemen

Oct. 30, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

RAS AL-ARA, Yemen (AP) — Zahra struggled in the blue waters of the Gulf of Aden, grasping for the hands of fellow migrants. Hundreds of men, women and teenagers clambered out of a boat and through the surf, emerging, exhausted, on the shores of Yemen. The 20-year-old Ethiopian saw men armed with automatic...

Woman found in wilderness after spelling S-O-S with rocks

Oct. 29, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who vanished on a visit to Sequoia National Park in California was spotted by a low-flying aircraft rescue crew after she spelled S-O-S with rocks in a forest clearing, authorities said Tuesday. Mary Joanna Gomez of Jackson, Mississippi, was cold, thirsty and hungry but otherwise...

Barbarians and nuclear bombs; Carlin explores catastrophes

Oct. 28, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

"The End Is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments, from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses," Harper, by Dan Carlin. This is a book about nasty things: epidemics, famine, sieges, civilizations collapsing and nuclear war. Carlin is fascinated by societal catastrophes. And he's very interested in the...

Zimbabwe says 55 elephants have starved to death in 2 months

Oct. 21, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — At least 55 elephants have starved to death in the past two months in Zimbabwe's biggest national park as a serious drought forces animals to stray into nearby communities in search of food and water, authorities said on Monday. "The problem is real, the situation is dire," said...

Oil industry group starts $1M fund for community projects

Sep. 25, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An oil industry group has established a fund to boost economic opportunities, address child hunger and support science education. The New Mexico Oil and Gas Association announced the Brighter Future Fund during a news conference Tuesday in Albuquerque, saying nonprofit and...