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Gates, Rockefeller warn leaders about pandemic’s impact

Sep. 14, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

Just ahead of the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly that opens on Tuesday, leaders of the Gates and Rockefeller Foundations — grant makers that have committed billions of dollars to fight the coronavirus — are warning that without larger government and philanthropic investments...

Amsterdam to return Kandinsky work to pre-war owners' heirs

Aug. 27, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Amsterdam says it will return a valuable painting by Wassily Kandinsky to the heirs of a Jewish family that originally owned it, ending years of legal wrangling over the work that was sold at auction in 1940. “This is a historic injustice...

Israel condemns Poland restitution law, recalls top diplomat

Aug. 15, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israel on Saturday condemned Poland’s approval of a law that restricts the rights of Holocaust survivors or their descendants to reclaim property seized by the country’s former communist regime and announced it was recalling its top diplomat in protest. ...

New Mexico denies landowners’ push to restrict stream access

Aug. 12, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have rejected the requests of landowners who sought to restrict public access to streams and rivers that flow through their properties, marking just the latest development in a legal battle that likely won't end until the state Supreme Court...

Media, Holocaust bills test Poland's ties with US, Israel

Aug. 12, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is looking at a more difficult relationship with two allies, the United States and Israel, after lawmakers approved separate bills — on foreign ownership of media and affecting the property rights of Holocaust survivors' families — which the Polish...

Advocacy group: Flagstaff land-use measures unconstitutional

Jul. 27, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A housing plan adopted by Flagstaff in 2018 and a land-use regulation approved in March violate property owners' rights under the Arizona Constitution, according to an advocacy group. The Goldwater Institute contends that a zoning code amendment...

Cheers! Florida city may legalize public alcohol drinking

Jul. 19, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The city that is home to the University of Florida may allow people to drink legally from open containers in public places such as sidewalks. The Gainesville Sun reports that the city commission plans a vote Monday on whether to allow open...

Vaccine inequity: Inside the cutthroat race to secure doses

Jul. 18, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — No one disputes that the world is unfair. But no one expected a vaccine gap between the global rich and poor that was this bad, this far into the pandemic. Inequity is everywhere: Inoculations go begging in the United States while Haiti, a short plane ride...

Lego tells US company to stop making guns look like its toys

Jul. 14, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish toymaker Lego said Wednesday it had asked a Utah-based gun company to stop producing a product that makes a pistol look like it is covered with the famous multi-colored building brick. “We have contacted the company and they have...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jul. 12, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. July 6, 2021. Editorial: Critics are wrong in trying to stop conservation easements in Nebraska In our country, people have far-ranging rights to do with their property as they please. Zoning ordinances and environmental...