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Spain leads Europe in monkeypox, struggles to check spread

Aug. 05, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — As a sex worker and adult film actor, Roc was relieved when he was among the first Spaniards to get a monkeypox vaccine. He knew of several cases among men who have sex with men, which is the leading demographic for the disease, and feared he could be next. ...

Protesters stop construction at Berkeley's People's Park

Aug. 03, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A group of protesters broke through an 8-foot (2-meter) chain fence erected Wednesday around Berkeley’s historic People’s Park and faced off with police officers standing guard as a construction crew began work on a controversial student housing project. The work was...

Canadian PM heart-broken over shootings; motive unknown

Jul. 26, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Police tried to learn why a man gunned down four people in a Vancouver suburb as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday he is broken-hearted over the shootings that left the community shaken. Two people were killed and two were...

Amid spike in shootings, Portland unveils new initiative

Jul. 22, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gripped by gun violence that’s affecting cities across the nation, the mayor of Portland, Oregon, on Thursday issued a new emergency declaration with the goal of reducing gun killings by at least 10% over the next two years. The initiative directs $2.4...

Gun violence leads community groups to take bolder action

Jul. 19, 2022 08:23 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Dominique Davis was inside a Seattle-area church one day in March 2021 when a man with a handgun opened fire during a meeting of Community Passageways, a group he founded that works to curb gun violence. The gunman shot 19-year-old Omari Wallace several times before...

People who experienced homelessness help others in Seattle

Jul. 09, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A new program in King County is tapping people who have experienced homelessness in the past to help currently homeless people get off the street. The King County Regional Homelessness Authority hopes the program will get nearly every person living outside downtown into long-term,...

Hard Rock casino's charitable donations top $1M in 4 years

Jun. 28, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino marked its fourth anniversary on Tuesday by making donations to four local charities, putting the casino's total charitable donations past the $1 million mark. The casino donated $10,000 each to the Atlantic...

Tennessee Education Dept awards $27M in tutoring grants

Jun. 23, 2022 04:08 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee education officials have awarded $27 million in grants for five community organizations to start tutoring programs in the 2022-2023 school year. The state Department of Education says the Tennessee Accelerating Literacy and Learning Corps Community...

No tickets yet from team enforcing Denver's camping ban

Jun. 18, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The temperature ticked upward recently as members of Denver’s Street Enforcement Team talked with two men living in tents and under patio umbrellas near a scrap yard just south of the Auraria Campus. The team, known as SET, had been here before and was looking for a...

National groups flooding local prosecutor races with money

Jun. 10, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A local district attorney's race in Maine wasn't generating much attention until a political action committee linked to a deep-pocketed liberal donor with international name recognition suddenly took an interest. A super PAC funded by George Soros, the...