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Hoarse Biden says it's just a cold he caught from grandson

Dec. 03, 2021 15:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has at least one thing in common with thousands of parents and grandparents this winter: He’s picked up a cold from his young grandson. The president has had an unusually low, scratchy voice and an occasional cough all week,...

Biden wishes Americans happy, closer-to-normal Thanksgiving

Nov. 25, 2021 19:58 PM EST

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, in remarks welcoming the resumption of holiday traditions by millions of U.S. families — including his own. ...

Abandoned at birth, she later found her biological family

Nov. 13, 2021 09:14 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shelly Ward-Moore was going through her email on June 16 when she got to The Inquirer’s morning newsletter. The subject line that day was, “Can you help her find her biological parents?” Believing the line referred to an...

WVa families of grandparents, grandkids can get vouchers

Nov. 05, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia grandparents who are the primary caregivers for their grandchildren ages 5 to 11 can receive a $150 school voucher if they are vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Jim Justice said Friday. The program is through the Healthy...

Woman now thought to be Afghanistan's last Jew flees country

Oct. 29, 2021 05:27 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — For years, Zebulon Simentov branded himself as the “last Jew of Afghanistan,” the sole remnant of a centuries-old community. He charged reporters for interviews and held court in Kabul’s only remaining synagogue. He left the country last month for Istanbul after the...

PBS Kids introduces a 6-year-old heroine with 'Alma’s Way'

Oct. 04, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alma has a dilemma: The 6-year-old New Yorker has tickets for a baseball game on Saturday with her grandfather, but she told her uncle she'd help him with a dance recital that day. “I promised I'd help him. I made a commitment,” she says, taking a...

German-born siblings meet for the first time in Lebanon

Oct. 02, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — “I think I found your brother”: German-born siblings meet for the first time in Lebanon Matthew Toth Lebanon Daily News About five years ago, Elizabeth Lynch was looking for information about her birth...

Zimbabwe's older people often sent to homes amid pandemic

Sep. 15, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Banana bread was served at a recent birthday party at Melfort Old People’s home, where a group of residents mustered a raspy happy birthday tune. Just a week after arriving at the facility, Rodrick Bhatare, in his 90s, said he felt a...

Oil boom remakes N. Dakota county with fastest growth in US

Sep. 05, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — First came the roughnecks and other oil field workers, almost all men. Lured by steady wages as the nation climbed out of the Great Recession, they filled McKenzie County’s few motel rooms, then began sleeping in cars, tents, trailers —...