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Stunts, cats and crime: Sliwa's colorful run for NYC mayor

Oct. 15, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wearing his signature red beret, Curtis Sliwa is on television, stroking one of his 16 rescue cats in a campaign ad. He’s in the subway with his Guardian Angels anti-crime patrol. He's breaking up restaurant brawls in Little Italy and blaming the mafia and the mayor when...

Donors pledge $223M aimed at reducing methane emissions

Oct. 11, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of philanthropic donors said Monday they will spend more than $220 million to reduce global methane emissions, the largest private commitment ever toward this effort. Methane, the main component of natural gas, is one of the most potent...

Philanthropies pledge billions during UN meeting

Sep. 23, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced plans Thursday to spend more than $900 million over the next five years to curb global malnutrition, a move to stem the rise in world hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. It's one of several pledges private donors made this week as world leaders...

Monitor: NYPD officers underreporting use of stop-and-frisk

Sep. 01, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A court-appointed monitor said Wednesday there is “substantial evidence” New York City police officers have underreported the number of times they've stopped and frisked people, likely skewing statistics tracking use of a tactic long scrutinized over racial bias. ...

Springsteen makes Olympic debut, falls short in qualifier

Aug. 03, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

KAMIYOGA, Japan (AP) — Jessica Springsteen had no luck going solo in Tokyo. Perhaps she'll do better with a band. The daughter of famed rocker Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band wife, Patti Scialfa, failed to qualify for the Olympic individual...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jul. 28, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. July 28, 2021. Editorial: A rare and healthy dose of outrage from ethics watchdogs From its earliest days in 1974, the Florida Commission on Ethics has been criticized as too lax in punishing politicians and candidates for...

Maryland man sentenced for threats against Biden, Harris

Jul. 27, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man was sentenced Tuesday to seven months in federal prison for making death threats against U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris when they were candidates during the 2020 campaign. The threats were contained in a...