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Burundi starts COVID jabs; just North Korea, Eritrea remain

Oct. 18, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One of the world’s last three countries to administer COVID-19 vaccines started giving out doses on Monday as the East African nation of Burundi launched its national campaign. The vaccinations started in the commercial capital, Bujumbura, though...

Senators ask for funding to help people pay heating bills

Oct. 17, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. senators from Rhode Island and Maine are asking the Biden administration to quickly send money to states for the program that helps people pay their heating bills. U.S. Sens. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, and Susan Collins, a Maine...

After Ida, ordinance targets senior living facilities

Oct. 17, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new ordinance being proposed in New Orleans is designed to protect residents at apartment complexes for seniors during disasters like Hurricane Ida, which wiped out power to the city and stranded hundreds of people in sweltering apartment complexes for seniors. ...

St. Louis man charged in shooting that killed 2, wounded 1

Oct. 16, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man has been charged with killing two women and injuring another in a shooting last month, police said Saturday. Charles Anderson, 62, is accused of shooting the women Sept. 17 inside a vacant home in the city's Fairground neighborhood, the...

Michigan Republicans OK tougher voting rules; gov to veto

Oct. 14, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature on Thursday approved tougher voter ID requirements and a ban against mass mailing of unsolicited absentee ballot applications, finalizing bills that will be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The...

AP PHOTOS: Concern grows over makeshift Bosnia migrant camp

Oct. 14, 2021 03:47 AM EDT

VELIKA KLADUSA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Hundreds of migrants — including small children, babies and elderly people — have camped out in northwest Bosnia, braving worsening weather and tough Croatian border police for a chance to head on towards Western Europe. ...

UN investigator: North Korea kids and elderly risk starving

Oct. 13, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Koreans living under strict pandemic restrictions are facing a growing food crisis and the most vulnerable children and elderly people in the isolated Asian nation are at risk of starvation, a U.N. investigator said in a report released Wednesday. ...

Social Security checks getting big boost as inflation rises

Oct. 13, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic. The COLA, as...

EXPLAINER: Why the Social Security COLA is jumping next year

Oct. 13, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising inflation has triggered a sizable increase in Social Security's annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for 2022. The Social Security Administration announced the 5.9% COLA on Wednesday after a Labor Department report on inflation during September. ...

'Difficult decisions' as Biden, Democrats shrink plan to $2T

Oct. 12, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

With the calendar slipping toward a new deadline, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is warning that “difficult decisions must be made” to trim President Joe Biden’s expansive plans for reimagining the nation’s social service programs and tackling climate change. ...