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Top US health official visits Colorado to promote vaccines

Jun. 18, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra visited a mobile vaccine clinic near Denver on Friday to promote COVID-19 shots among underserved communities of color that have some of the nation's lowest vaccination rates. He also met with...

As police are banned from city Pride parade, suburbs beckon

Jun. 13, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police who have been banned from marching in New York City’s Pride parade are instead able to take part in festivities in the suburbs of Long Island. It’s a twist from a previous era when officers often felt more comfortable marching in the...

Florida woman serves as mentor for breast cancer patients

Jun. 12, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Judy Kalb was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998. The suburban Boynton Beach resident recovered only to see the cancer return in 2000. She underwent a bilateral mastectomy and treated with chemotherapy. Kalb had strong...

Activists decry display of flag supporting law enforcement

May. 27, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A flag flown in support of law enforcement at a suburban Minneapolis city hall was a slap in the face to residents in a year dominated by calls for police reform, activists and community members said Thursday while demanding an apology from the city's mayor. ...

Colorado offers to pay hospitals to close free-standing ERs

May. 24, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

Colorado health officials so abhor the high costs associated with free-standing emergency rooms they’re offering to pay hospitals to shut the facilities down. The state wants hospitals to convert them to other purposes, such as providing primary care or mental health...

No bail for former federal agent arrested in Arizona rapes

May. 14, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — A retired Border Patrol agent arrested in connection with rapes two decades ago in at least four Arizona communities has been denied bail following a hearing that included testimony from one distraught victim and details of a struggle during the arrest. ...

Vulture invasion besets residents of Florida neighborhood

May. 12, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Residents of a Florida neighborhood say they are beset by an invasion of turkey vultures that are damaging homes and causing major messes. Resident Judy Oliveri told WFLA-TV that her neighborhood in the Tampa suburb of Westchase is overrun with the...

Police: Maryland man killed 3 neighbors, set house ablaze

May. 09, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

WOODLAWN, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man who neighbors said had a long history of aggression went on a rampage over the weekend, shooting or stabbing three people to death and setting his home on fire before responding officers fatally shot him, police said Sunday. A news...

Massachusetts mom wants outside review of Black teen's death

May. 08, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — Family members and activists are demanding answers in the death of a Black teen whose body was found near her home in a Boston suburb last month. Authorities said they have not determined how 16-year-old Mikayla Miller died. Her body was found on...

GOP seeks a candidate that can end its exile in Virginia

May. 07, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Few places in the country have moved as quickly toward Democrats as Virginia, where Barack Obama ended his party’s 44-year presidential losing streak just 12 years ago. Republicans have won the governor's mansion just once since then. And in...