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Special rescues help ailing owners find pets' next home

Jan. 11, 2022 12:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Who will take your pet when you die? The question often doesn't have an easy answer, especially for ill or older people headed to residential nursing care or assisted living. During the pandemic, specialized rescue, advocacy and adoption services run by volunteers...

Idaho lawmakers try to forecast state's economic future

Jan. 06, 2022 18:25 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers on an economic forecasting committee working on recommendations the entire Legislature can use to set the state’s budget struggled Thursday with factoring in how billions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief money will influence the state’s financial picture...

In Greece, taxis help with race to deliver booster shots

Dec. 22, 2021 12:28 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Long before the pandemic and mobile apps, Greeks took pride in their delivery culture, the ease with which hot meals, repaired items, coffees and cold beers could appear in minutes by motorbike or carried on a hanging tray. This Christmas season, a life-saving...

Fort Valley State receives largest gift in its history

Dec. 19, 2021 12:52 PM EST

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) — An anonymous donor has given $2.5 million to Fort Valley State University — the largest single gift in the school's history, the historically Black university said. The donation will support the Finish Line initiative, a scholarship program that helps...

Indiana elder care providers tap lawmakers for hiring help

Dec. 02, 2021 17:13 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana elder care providers are tapping state legislators to help recruit and retain workers as the coronavirus pandemic continues to exacerbate strains on nursing facility staffs. The number of Indiana residents living in nursing facilities or...

Portugal returns to COVID restrictions despite high jab rate

Nov. 25, 2021 13:28 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is bringing back some tight pandemic restrictions, less than two months after scrapping most of them when the goal of vaccinating 86% of the population against COVID-19 was reached. A recent rise in coronavirus infections compelled the...

Coronavirus infections hit new record high in Czech Republic

Nov. 24, 2021 05:26 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Coronavirus infections in the Czech Republic soared to a new record high, reaching almost 26,000 daily cases, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday. The daily tally hit 25,864 on Tuesday, about 3,000 more than the previous record registered on Friday. ...

House OKs $2T social, climate bill in Biden win; Senate next

Nov. 19, 2021 16:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fractious House handed President Joe Biden a marquee victory Friday by approving a roughly $2 trillion social and environment bill, as Democrats cast aside disputes that for months had stalled the measure and hampered efforts to sell their priorities to voters. ...

House moves toward OK of Dems' sweeping social, climate bill

Nov. 18, 2021 23:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats brushed aside months-long divisions and approached House passage of their expansive social and environment bill late Thursday, as President Joe Biden and his party neared a defining win in their drive to use their control of government to funnel its resources...

South Korea pushes booster shots as COVID-19 spread worsens

Nov. 17, 2021 04:50 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday reported 3,187 new cases of the coronavirus, nearly matching a one-day record set in September, a worrisome development in a country that eased social distancing rules in recent weeks to lessen the pandemic’s economic impact. ...