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Online grocery Weee's Larry Liu on delivering in a pandemic

Apr. 11, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

Virtual grocery shopping became more popular during the pandemic lockdowns, and Weee, a startup focused on Asian grocery delivery, was no exception. Its founder, Larry Liu, came to the U.S. from China as a young engineer nearly two decades ago. He...

Connecticut issues guidelines for proms, graduation events

Apr. 11, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — High school proms and graduation ceremonies can take place this spring but should have precautions to reduce the possibility of spreading COVID-19, Connecticut's Department of Public Health said. Attendees should wear masks and practice social...

Montana faith groups, advocates show LGBTQ support

Apr. 11, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Shortly after the deadly 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Courtney VonLindern, who is gay and non-binary, was walking through downtown Missoula in a state of dejection when they spotted a pride flag displayed in the window of the United...

Organizations get grants aimed at helping Detroit residents

Apr. 11, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Three dozen community organizations in Detroit will share $2.7 million in grants. The grants are from the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund which provides funding for public services that improve the quality of life for low- and moderate-income residents in...

Museum’s virtual happy hour showcases martinis, masterpieces

Apr. 11, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — One showstopper during last Wednesday’s happy hour was the photo of a Black woman. A spotlight illuminated her everything — her voluminous Afro, her commanding pose, the multicolored frock that flowed over her frame. The other showstopper was the...

Art grows from nature in outdoor sculpture 'Hedgerow'

Apr. 11, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — On a beautiful April morning, one log intended for an art installation proved to be a little too heavy to stay upright. Luckily, no people or pickup trucks were damaged as it toppled. A few deliveries by horse and cart later, Floyd County artist...

Community garden give families a chance to enjoy outdoors

Apr. 11, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Del-Mar-Va Council of the Boys Scouts of America offered the public a chance to maintain a vegetable or flower garden when it opened the Akridge Victory Gardens near the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. It also gave families and...

With key deals, Uganda's nascent oil sector nears maturity

Apr. 11, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda, Tanzania and French oil company Total signed agreements Sunday on building a heated pipeline to carry crude oil from western Uganda to the Indian Ocean coast. Construction of the pipeline, which would be the world’s longest at 897 miles, is expected to begin...

Biologists: More moose hunting will reduce ticks, help herd

Apr. 11, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

Some wildlife biologists in northern New England hope that increasing the number of moose taken by hunters this fall will help protect the herd from ticks and lead to healthier animals. In Vermont, the state is planning to issue 100 permits for the October hunt, up from...

Blackfeet Nation reopens after strict pandemic closures

Apr. 11, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

BROWNING, Mont. (AP) — On March 15, 2020, just two days after COVID-19 entered Montana, the Blackfeet Nation declared a state of emergency. Like many places in Montana, the tribe’s schools adopted remote learning and businesses, bars and restaurants closed. But unlike...