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Democratic primary in Ohio emerges as test for progressives

Jul. 12, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Amid relentless sunshine and intensifying humidity, Nina Turner led a small procession of voters last week to a polling place on Cleveland’s east side, guiding the group down a long block to the crosswalk even though darting across the street would have been easier. ...

Idaho groups get $2.4 million to help with housing vouchers

Jun. 14, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Four housing organizations in Idaho are getting coronavirus relief funding to help cover the cost emergency housing vouchers. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $2.4 million total to the Housing Authority of the City of...

Cabinet secretaries launch roadshow to sell the Biden plan

Jun. 14, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marty Walsh remembers what it was like when a Cabinet secretary would come to town. “It really is a big deal. They give you the dates, and you just clear your schedule,” said Walsh, a former mayor of Boston. He recalls 300...

Biden decries 'horrific' Tulsa massacre in emotional speech

Jun. 01, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An emotional President Joe Biden marked the 100th anniversary of the massacre that destroyed a thriving Black community in Tulsa, declaring Tuesday that he had “come to fill the silence” about one of the nation’s darkest — and long suppressed — moments of...

The Latest: Conn. plans 'signing bonus' to boost job seeking

May. 17, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. — As some states set plans to a pandemic $300 weekly supplemental unemployment benefit as a way to encourage people to find work, Connecticut is offering a much different incentive — a $1,000 signing bonus for taking a job. Starting May 24, up to...

8 years after Sandy, $230M Hoboken flood plan gets kickoff

May. 06, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — More than eight years after Superstorm Sandy pushed the Hudson River over its banks and left Hoboken residents without power or water for days, the New Jersey city officially kicked off a large-scale flood prevention project Thursday that it hopes will be a national...

The Latest: Fiji locks down hospital over coronavirus death

May. 05, 2021 22:24 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Soldiers and police in the Pacific nation of Fiji have surrounded and locked down a major hospital. Health authorities say they are quarantining 400 patients, doctors, nurses and other staff within the compound until they can determine who had...