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WVa programs receiving $7.9M in federal funding awards

Sep. 29, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $7.9 million for seven West Virginia programs to address homelessness, health care services and medical research. The awards include $5.8 million to West Virginia Department of Health and Human...

Oregon gubernatorial candidates clash over guns, abortion

Sep. 28, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The three women who want to be Oregon's next governor clashed Tuesday over gun control, abortions and other hot-button issues at an in-person debate, just six weeks before election day. Democratic nominee and former Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek set the tone...

Bosnian Serb separatist leader blasts West, praises Russia

Sep. 28, 2022 08:21 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Facing an election this weekend, Bosnian Serb separatist leader Milorad Dodik blasted the West and praised Vladimir Putin over his policies in the Balkans, boasting that he is a rare European politician who can meet with the Russian president anytime he wishes....

Pakistan appoints new finance minister amid economic crisis

Sep. 28, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan appointed a new finance minister on Wednesday, as the impoverished Islamic nation struggles to recover from an economic crisis worsened by deadly floods. Ishaq Dar, a senior figure in the ruling Pakistan Muslim League party, has been finance minister three...

Lawsuit demands San Francisco stop homeless camp sweeps

Sep. 27, 2022 23:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Homeless people and their advocates sued the city of San Francisco on Tuesday, demanding that it stop harassing and destroying the belongings of people living on the streets with nowhere to go, and with the goal of forcing the city to spend billions of dollars on affordable...

Transitional housing village planned to combat homelessness

Sep. 25, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Salisbury held a community build recently for Anne Street Village, its planned cluster of Pallet homes that will help the city combat the chronic issue of homelessness. Anne Street Village will be located in the East Church Street area, at Anne and Short...

As shelters fill, NYC weighs tents to house migrants

Sep. 23, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's mayor says he plans to erect hangar-sized tents as temporary shelter for thousands of international migrants who have been bused into the Big Apple as part of a campaign by Republican governors to disrupt federal border policies. The tents are among...

Vegas police: Man arrested in 4 stabbings, including 2 fatal

Sep. 22, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a man who was arrested near the scene of a street stabbing that left two people critically wounded also is believed to be responsible for two recent deadly knife attacks on homeless women in a residential area east of the Las Vegas Strip. Christopher...

Shaped by war, Bosnian leader chides UN inaction on Ukraine

Sep. 21, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Bosnia’s leader decried the failure of the United Nations to prevent the war in Ukraine, saying Wednesday it was a chilling repeat of his country's own brutal conflict three decades ago. Addressing the U.N. General Assembly, Sefik Dzaferovic, the chairman of...

$5M in American Rescue Plan funds to help shelters in winter

Sep. 21, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is using $5 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to support homeless shelters across the state this winter. The funds, approved earlier this month by the Executive Council and the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee, will provide one-time...