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Purple Heart veteran U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Travis Vendela, left, his wife, Tiffany, center, their three sons, Kaiden, Quentin and Trayden, and Andrew McClure, Tunnel to Towers national community engagement coordinator, tour the Vendelas' new home in Huntsville, Weber County, on Friday, July 3, 2020. (Laura Seitz/The Deseret News via AP)

Purple Heart veteran moves into donated home with family

Jul. 12, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Utah (AP) — Welcome home. That’s the message friends, family and supporters had for veteran U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Travis Vendela, his wife, Tiffany and their three sons on July 3 as the family was about to enter, for the first time, their brand-new home perched on a hillside above...

Munds Park residents concerned after only post office closes

Jul. 10, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

MUNDS PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Hundreds of residents, mostly senior citizens, living in a small rural town in northern Arizona have raised concerns after losing their only post office amid the coronavirus pandemic. The shuttered post office is in Munds Park, a small town about 20 miles (30 kilometers) south of...

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New this week: 'Stateless,' 'Palm Springs,' The Dalai Lama

Jul. 6, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES “The Old Guard”: The summer movie season may be non-existent this year, but Netflix had a pinch-hitter ready to...

Democratic Senate challenger Gideon outraises Collins again

Jul. 3, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon raised more money between April and June 24 than the incumbent Republican Sen. Susan Collins for the second quarter in a row. Gideon, who is speaker of the House in Maine, brought in $8 million, while Collins' re-election campaign...

Alaska village complains of stigma following COVID tests

Jul. 3, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — An official at one Alaska village says residents have been humiliated and discriminated against after the regional health corporation announced two people who were in the village tested positive for COVID-19. Napaskiak Tribal Administrator Sharon Williams said village residents have...

Lawsuit claims racial discrimination at Frito-Lay in Topeka

Jul. 2, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Black employees at the Frito-Lay plant in Topeka were subjected to ongoing racial harassment and discrimination, including hearing racial slurs and being threatened with lynching by white employees, according to a federal lawsuit. Plant managers tolerated the discrimination and did not...

FILE - In this March 31, 2009, file photo, Connecticut guard Renee Montgomery brings the ball up during the second half of a women's NCAA college basketball tournament regional final against Arizona State in Trenton, N.J. At rear is Connecticut coach Gene Auriemma. Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus on criminal justice reform. The Atlanta Dream guards admit they weren't sure why she couldn't continue keep playing at the same time. Now they have a better understanding. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Trio of former UConn greats leading social justice charge

Jul. 2, 2020 2:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus on criminal justice reform. The Atlanta Dream guards admit they weren't sure why she couldn't continue playing at the...

FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2020 file photo, Barber Mike McAndrew holds a mirror as customer Rob Verrastro looks at his new haircut at Three Saints Barbershop and Shave Parlor in Jessup, Pa. Restaurants, retailers and salons are desperately trying to stay afloat as the U.S. economy reopens in fits and starts after months in a coronavirus lockdown. But billions of dollars allocated by Congress as a lifeline to those very businesses are about to be left on the table when the government's Paycheck Protection Program stops accepting applications for loans Tuesday, June 29. (Christopher Dolan/The Times-Tribune via AP, File)

Billions of dollars in aid for small businesses go unclaimed

Jun. 29, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Billions of dollars offered by Congress as a lifeline to small businesses struggling to survive the pandemic are about to be left on the table when a key government program stops accepting applications for loans. Business owners and advocacy groups complain that the money in the Paycheck...

FILE - In this June 3, 2020 file photo, Stefan Perez, second from left, addresses a crowd at a rally in Detroit over the death of George Floyd. Many have seen on video a consistent drumbeat of deaths of people of color at the hands of police since they were children. They also have native fluency in social media, where information and communication can translate quickly into real-life action. Now, in big cities and small towns, whether liberal or conservative, the new young organizers are taking matters into their own hands and bringing together hundreds or thousands of people to peacefully press for change. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Young novice protest leaders help drive US wave of dissent

Jun. 27, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

Before George Floyd stopped pleading for air beneath a police officer's knee, 19-year-old Weidmayer Pierre was planning to work at Wal-Mart during his summer break from Palm Beach State College. Now his days look completely different. Pierre has quit his retail job to focus on organizing Black Lives Matter...

FILE - In this June 17, 2020, pool file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks in Lansing, Mich. A federal appeals court late Wednesday, June 24, 2020, halted a lower judge's ruling and kept closed gyms and fitness centers that Whitmer ordered shut months ago to curb the coronavirus. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool, File)

Whitmer lifts eviction freeze; $50M in rent aid coming

Jun. 26, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday that a monthslong moratorium on evictions amid the coronavirus pandemic will end in mid-July, when landlords can start applying for $50 million in government assistance if they let people stay in their homes. The initiative will be financed as part of...