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Tragedies pile up with drug overdoses surging amid pandemic

May. 08, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — It was a Tuesday afternoon, two months into the pandemic, when Theresa Guerrero got the call from her brother-in-law: Her son, Jacob, had been found unresponsive. She was standing in the middle of a Ross store in south Tucson picking out a pillow...

‘Love, welcome and respect’: He advocates for LGBTQ faithful

May. 08, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

Inside Allentown’s Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, with its tall stained-glass windows and sanctuary suffused with a soft golden glow, the man in the black shirt and slacks could be mistaken for a clergyman. He is, in fact, by someone who calls him “Father.”...

Lindor, Mets rally after dugout dustup; blame vermin debate

May. 08, 2021 02:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor blamed his apparent dugout dustup with Jeff McNeil on a runaway rodent. One saw a rat, he claimed, and the other a raccoon. The story stunk like a skunk, but either way, the night ended in a New York Mets victory. ...

Stocks rally to records after grim jobs data undercuts rates

May. 07, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

Stocks rallied to more records on Wall Street Friday as a stunningly disappointing report on the nation's job market signaled to investors that interest rates will likely stay low. The S&P 500 rose 0.7%, topping the previous all-time high set last month. The Dow Jones...

Nevada lawmakers debate public health care option proposal

May. 05, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Hospitals and insurance companies clashed with affordable health care advocates in the Nevada Legislature's first hearing on a proposal to create state-run health insurance plans that could compete with private insurance companies on the state's health insurance...

Educator guides development of Hobbs tech education center

May. 03, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Zeke Kaney has spent all of his teaching career in the Hobbs Municipal School District, and while each position he has held has brought its own excitement with it, the newly announced director of Career and Technical Education is ready to build even more into the...

Blue Ridge Parkway names 1st woman to lead park in 86 years

May. 01, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Tracy Swartout takes on a massive role and makes Western North Carolina history as she becomes the new Blue Ridge Parkway superintendent this spring. Swartout, a 21-year veteran of the National Park Service, takes over reins May 23 of the busiest...

UN calls for return to democracy in Myanmar, end to violence

Apr. 30, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday again demanded the restoration of democracy in Myanmar and the release of all detainees including Aung San Suu Kyi and strongly backed calls by Southeast Asian nations for an immediate cessation of violence and talks as a first step...

Ex-lawmaker faces big job of drafting New Mexico pot rules

Apr. 30, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Linda Trujillo warned her youngest son about the evils of getting caught with marijuana when he went off to college. It could ruin his ability to get student loans, she cautioned. Worse, Trujillo told him, it could destroy his...

Facing severe drought, North Dakotans turn to higher sources

Apr. 26, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Leaders of a Bismarck church last Sunday morning took the first steps in organizing a communitywide prayer effort aimed at ending the state’s drought, which continues to worsen. The timing of that message may have helped their cause. ...