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Internal emails reveal WHO knew of sex abuse claims in Congo

May. 12, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — When Shekinah was working as a nurse’s aide in northeastern Congo in January 2019, she said, a World Health Organization doctor offered her a job investigating Ebola cases at double her previous salary — with a catch. “When he asked me to sleep...

How to plan an eco-friendly remodel without overspending

May. 12, 2021 07:34 AM EDT

When Cliff and Karen Tyllick set out to install solar panels on their Austin, Texas , home in 2012, their goal was to reduce their carbon footprint. The fact that they also saved thousands of dollars upfront and lowered their bills was a nice bonus. Solar panel...

US doctors group issues anti-racism plan for itself, field

May. 11, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

The nation’s largest doctors group Tuesday released a comprehensive plan aimed at dismantling structural racism inside its own ranks and within the U.S. medical establishment. The American Medical Association's plan has been in the works for more than a year. The...

Judge dismisses National Rifle Association’s bankruptcy case in blow to gun-rights group, victory for New York state

May. 11, 2021 16:38 PM EDT
DALLAS (AP) — Judge dismisses National Rifle Association’s bankruptcy case in blow to gun-rights group, victory for New York state.

Thailand urged not to repatriate reporters who fled Myanmar

May. 11, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Rights organizations and reporters' groups urged Thai authorities on Tuesday not to repatriate three journalists who fled to Thailand from military-run Myanmar, saying they would face arrest and possible physical harm. The journalists work for the...

Principals, health orgs oppose bid for Maine trans sport ban

May. 07, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Health and education associations in Maine have testified against a proposal that would stop transgender students from participating in girls' sports. A group of Republicans led by Rep. Beth O'Connor, of Berwick, proposed the ban, which is called...

Massachusetts nurses on strike back at the bargaining table

May. 06, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Nurses and officials at St. Vincent Hospital are still undergoing negotiations to resolve a strike that has carried into a third month. Both parties restarted negotiations Wednesday morning, with the talks continuing into the evening. ...

$%&@!! Maine rethinks decision to stop vetting vanity plates

May. 04, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Based on crude license plate messages, one may be forgiven for assuming Maine doesn’t give two flips about obscenities. Secretary of State Shenna Bellows wants to change that. Bellows, a former director of the American Civil...

Turkish police seek to prevent being filmed at protests

Apr. 30, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish police have been instructed to prevent citizens from filming them while policing demonstrations, a prominent lawyers group has said, sparking criticism and fears the move could lead to increased human rights violations. The Progressive...

Nurses at Maine's largest hospital vote to unionize

Apr. 30, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Nurses at Maine's largest hospital voted to form a union, meaning about 2,000 nurses will be represented by the Maine State Nurses Association and National Nurses United. The mail-in vote of 1,001 to 750 in favor of a union at Maine Medical...