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Nurses, nonprofits, others take vaccine to homebound people

May. 13, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For months, Victoria McAllister searched online to make a vaccination appointment. Unlike other people who can hop into a car, though, she has ruptured discs that could slice her spinal cord if she hits a pothole or her wheelchair bumps floor molding. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

May. 12, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

(Charleston) Post and Courier. May 10, 2021. Editorial: SC shouldn’t subsidize open carry, but Senate had one good idea about guns A week of debate in the Senate didn’t produce a good reason for South Carolina to let people carry handguns openly...

State health agency cites multiple outbreaks of norovirus

May. 11, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico public health officials say they're investigating multiple outbreaks around the state of highly contagious disease often called the stomach flu. Precautions such as frequent handwashing are advised to prevent norovirus infection, the...

One Good Thing: 98-year-old hosts virtual women's group

May. 11, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic shut down the Levis Jewish Community Center last year, 98-year-old Trudy Berlin sprang into action to keep her weekly women’s group active. For Berlin, who began hosting “The Ladies Room” at the JCC’s Sandler...

Woman dies after senior living apartment fire in St. Louis

May. 11, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a woman pulled from a burning senior living apartment in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis. Firefighters were called to the Park Place Apartments on Forest Park Avenue just before 4 p.m. Monday,...

Job market for new grads: Much hiring but much competition

May. 10, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

After a painful year of joblessness, the future has finally brightened for Alycia St. Germain, a 22-year-old college senior at the University of Minnesota. Having lost a part-time gig at Barnes and Noble last March as the viral pandemic tore through the U.S. economy, she...

Dementia wards in Pennsylvania hard-hit during the pandemic

May. 10, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the weeks before she died of COVID-19 in the dementia unit of a suburban Philadelphia personal care home, Barbara Demech often lamented about the Alzheimer’s disease that began gripping her mind a decade earlier. “She’d say to me, ‘I just...

Man dies in stabbing at Indianapolis senior housing complex

May. 09, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man has died after a stabbing at an Indianapolis senior apartment community, police said Sunday. Authorities were called Saturday around 10 p.m. to Atrium Village Senior Apartments on the city's east side and found an unconscious man. ...

The Robert Frost Interpretive Trail now more accessible

May. 09, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

It’s getting easier for people to tour the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail in Ripton. The trail in the Vermont town where the famous poet spent many summers teaching and writing has seen dramatic upgrades to improve accessibility. It now boasts a...

Ethiopian Orthodox Church patriarch blasts Tigray 'genocide'

May. 07, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in his first public comments on the war in the country’s Tigray region is sharply criticizing Ethiopia’s actions, saying he believes it's genocide: "They want to destroy the people of Tigray.” In a...