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Poor People's Campaign planning online mass assembly in June

Apr. 19, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The national co-chairman of the Poor People’s Campaign said Monday that the group will conduct an online mass assembly June 21 to focus attention on low wages and other issues. The Rev. William Barber said organizers are planning to have an...

Man who attacked 2 women in SF not guilty of felony assault

Apr. 13, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who attacked two women on San Francisco's Embarcadero was acquitted of felony assault after his attorneys said he suffered a psychotic episode. George Kennedy was acquitted Monday of the felony and convicted only of a misdemeanor charge of...

Family of Wisconsin veteran settles wrongful death lawsuit

Apr. 07, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The federal government has agreed to pay $1 million to the children of an Army veteran who froze to death after he was discharged from a Veterans Affairs hospital in Wisconsin. The family of Vance Perry filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the...

Montana Veterans Affairs to open $12M primary care clinic

Apr. 07, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana VA Health Care System has announced plans to open a $12 million primary care clinic at a medical center in Helena where veterans will remain in a single appointment room and each provider will come to them in a “one stop shop” approach. ...

VA Secretary McDonough tours Montana with Sen. Tester

Apr. 05, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Veteran Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough heard frustrations over high turnover rates among health care providers at the agency as he began a three-day tour of Montana on Monday — his first official trip since being confirmed in February. The...

Sense of hope accompanies Passover, Easter in New England

Apr. 04, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Easter and Passover holidays were accompanied Sunday by more relaxed restrictions on houses of worship and gatherings in New England, along with worries about the spread of COVID-19. Many houses of worship required congregants to RSVP for a limited...

At Don CeSar on St. Pete Beach, the 1920s meet 2020s

Apr. 03, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The landmark Don CeSar Hotel has added a two-story pool bar and rooftop lookout to its sprawling beachfront property, completing a three-year renovation project aimed at connecting the Roaring ’20s to the 2020s. At the Beacon Pool Bar and Lookout, visitors can...

Reversing Trump, Pentagon releases new transgender policies

Mar. 31, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Wednesday swept away Trump-era policies that largely banned transgender people from serving in the military, issuing new rules that offer them wider access to medical care and assistance with gender transition. The new department...

Massachusetts veterans' home superintendent finalists named

Mar. 30, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — The next leader of the Massachusetts veterans care facility at which nearly 80 residents died after contracting the coronavirus will be selected from among two finalists. Rick Holloway, administrator for the Idaho State Veterans Home in Boise,...

North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission leader stepping down

Mar. 22, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The head of North Dakota's Indian Affairs Commission is stepping down, Gov. Doug Burgum announced Monday. Scott Davis has been executive director of the commission since 2009, when he was appointed by then-Gov. John Hoeven. Davis plans to join...