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Italian court drops charges against migrant rescue ship crews and ends long-running legal battle

Apr. 19, 2024 13:50 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — An Italian court on Friday dismissed a long-running case against rescue ship crews of three humanitarian organizations, dropping charges accusing them of collaborating with smugglers as they helped rescue thousands of migrants at sea. The judges in the Sicilian city of...

Growing demand for minerals sparks Indigenous outcry over 'business as usual' mining practices

Apr. 18, 2024 20:23 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Indigenous representatives from 35 countries issued a declaration Thursday criticizing the fact that they are too rarely consulted about mining that takes place on or near their lands, an issue that has become more acute with increased demand for minerals needed in the...

Shapiro aims to eliminate waiting list for services for intellectually disabled adults

Apr. 17, 2024 19:16 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Josh Shapiro and his top human services official said Wednesday that the administration has a plan to end a waiting list of thousands of families who are considered to be in dire need of help for an intellectually disabled adult relative. Shapiro and...

A neglected burial ground for migrants on Greek island of Lesbos has been given a drastic overhaul

Apr. 17, 2024 13:05 PM EDT

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Most drowned making the hazardous sea crossing from nearby Turkey, while others died of natural causes in migrant camps on the Greek island of Lesbos. After years of neglect, a makeshift burial ground for migrants on the island has been cleaned up and...

Native American-led nonprofit says it bought 40 acres in the Black Hills of South Dakota

Apr. 14, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

A Native American-led nonprofit has announced that it purchased nearly 40 acres (16.2 hectares) of land in the Black Hills of South Dakota amid a growing movement that seeks to return land to Indigenous people. The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced in an April 11 statement that...

Prince Harry scores goal in charity polo match as Meghan, Netflix cameras look on

Apr. 12, 2024 21:16 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, may have given up their royal duties, but not the celebrity life. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex drew a crowd of media and the wealthy on Friday as he played in a celebrity pro-am polo match to benefit Sentebale, the...

Agreement could resolve litigation over services for disabled people in North Carolina

Apr. 12, 2024 12:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's health agency and a nonprofit defending people with intellectual and development disabilities have reached an agreement that could resolve a lawsuit seeking action to help those who can't live at home because services in their communities are lacking. ...

Starting over: Women emerging from prison face formidable challenges to resuming their lives

Apr. 11, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — On a cold and dreary October day, Heather C. Jarvis packed everything she had into a pink duffle and a plastic trash bag and waited for the rest of her life to begin. Sitting in the lobby of the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville, Ohio, she smiled...

FirstEnergy made secret $1 million payment in 2017 to support ‘Husted campaign’ in Ohio

Apr. 10, 2024 16:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Akron-based energy company at the center of a $60 million bribery scheme in Ohio gave a secret $1 million contribution to a dark money group backing Republican Lt. Gov. Jon Husted in his 2018 bid for governor, cleveland.com/The Plain Dealer reported Wednesday. ...

Warren Buffett has left the table. Homeless charity asks investors to bid on meal with software CEO

Apr. 09, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

The California homeless charity that received $53 million over the years from investors who wanted a private lunch with billionaire Warren Buffett has found a new business executive to auction off a meal with. The Glide Foundation said Tuesday that it will hold an auction on eBay...