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In water-stressed Singapore, a search for new solutions to keep the taps flowing

Feb. 25, 2024 08:01 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — A crack of thunder booms as dozens of screens in a locked office flash between live video of cars splashing through wet roads, drains sapping the streets dry, and reservoirs collecting the precious rainwater across the tropical island of Singapore. A team of government employees...

Bears great Steve McMichael returns home after more than a week in hospital

Feb. 23, 2024 21:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bears great Steve McMichael, who is battling ALS, is back home after spending more than a week in the hospital with several ailments, publicist Betsy Shepherd said Friday. The 66-year-old McMichael, who went public with an ALS diagnosis three years ago, was...

Senators urge Biden to end duty-free treatment for packages valued at less than $800

Feb. 23, 2024 17:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. senators looking to crack down on the number of packages from China that enter the country duty-free are calling on President Joe Biden to take executive action, saying U.S. manufacturers can’t compete with low-cost competitors they say rely on forced labor and state...

Wendy Williams has frontotemporal dementia. What is FTD?

Feb. 22, 2024 15:51 PM EST

Wendy Williams has been diagnosed with a form of dementia, according to a statement released Thursday on behalf of her caretakers. The 59-year-old former talk show host was diagnosed last year with with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia “after undergoing a...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Feb. 21, 2024 17:40 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. February 20, 2024. Editorial: Keep An Eye On These Three Bills We’ll know in a couple of weeks, specifically by a March 5 deadline, how serious Mississippi lawmakers are about addressing the problems of unwanted pregnancies and holding...

2 things pet insurance will cover (and 3 it won’t)

Feb. 21, 2024 10:12 AM EST

If you’ve ever spent a fortune at the emergency vet, pet insurance might sound appealing. By paying some of your vet expenses, these policies can save you money and help you make care decisions based on what’s best for your pet rather than what you can afford. But insurance...

New Hampshire lawmakers approve sending 15 National Guard members to Texas

Feb. 16, 2024 15:28 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers approved Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s request Friday to send 15 National Guard volunteers to the Texas border with Mexico after he called fentanyl the state’s most serious health crisis. Along with a dozen other Republican...

Legislature and New Mexico governor meet halfway on gun control and housing, but paid leave falters

Feb. 15, 2024 22:25 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democrat-led Legislature delivered on a handful of the governor's major priorities in her calls for public safety reforms, gun control, housing construction and the use of incentives to forge new solutions to climate change as lawmakers adjourned their 30-day...

Foreign aid drops sharply as Taliban abuses jeopardize the Afghan health system, group says

Feb. 12, 2024 08:56 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Human Rights Watch said Monday that Afghanistan’s public health system has been hit hard following a sharp reduction in foreign assistance, coupled with serious Taliban abuses against women and girls, jeopardizing the right to healthcare of millions of Afghans. ...

New Mexico budget bill would found literacy institute, propel housing construction and conservation

Feb. 10, 2024 19:30 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s strategy for spending and investing a multibillion-dollar annual surplus linked closely to oil production came into sharper focus Saturday, as a legislative panel advanced an annual spending plan toward a Senate floor vote. Legislators are...