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Deep freeze just latest disaster to befall Houston's needy

HOUSTON (AP) — Ernest and Hester Collins already faced their share of hardships before last month's deadly winter storm plunged much of Texas into a deep freeze and knocked out power to millions of ho...

UN says fire in Yemeni migrant detention center kills 8

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. migration agency said a fire broke out Sunday in a detention center for migrants in Yemen’s capital, killing at least eight people and injuring more than 170 others. ...

Mass testing, mask wearing help Detroit slow virus' pace

DETROIT (AP) — It was March 11 last year when Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced that the St. Patrick’s Day parade was canceled because a virus that had already sickened tens of thousands worldwide h...

Nomadland's Empire is a real place in northern Nevada desert

EMPIRE, Nev. (AP) — Each morning, Brandy Wilber wakes up to a sweeping view of the desert and the sound of gypsum being crushed at the plant. This is life in Empire. “It might not s...

US gives hope to previously denied asylum seekers in camp

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a camp at the U.S.-Mexico border, some asylum seekers were told by officials that the U.S. government may reopen their cases and they would eventually be able to enter the U.S. t...

Highlights of the $1.9T COVID bill nearing final passage

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a sweeping pandemic relief package over Republican opposition on Saturday, moving President Joe Biden closer to a milestone political victory that would provide $...

Officer's trial could reopen intersection where Floyd died

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — During a group's recent meeting at the now-vacant Speedway gas station near where George Floyd died, children roasted marshmallows on a fire pit while adults discussed topics rangin...

Bye, Bismarck: 144 cities could lose status as metro areas

Bye-bye, Bismarck. So long, Sheboygan. Those cities in North Dakota and Wisconsin, respectively, are two of 144 that the federal government is proposing to downgrade from the metropo...

State panel: Giving inmates vaccine could be 'PR nightmare'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee advisory panel tasked with deciding in what order residents should receive the COVID-19 vaccine acknowledged that prison inmates in the state were high-risk, but co...

Business Highlights

___ Jump in hiring fuels optimism for US economic recovery WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a surprisingly robust 379,000 jobs last month, a sign the economy ...

Exam finds multiple cracks in part of United jet's engine

Microscopic examination supports early suspicions that wear and tear caused a fan blade to snap inside one engine of a United Airlines plane that made an emergency landing shortly after takeoff last m...

Busloads of asylum seekers arriving in Tucson amid pandemic

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Busloads of asylum seekers have started to arrive in Tucson, Arizona, for the first time since President Joe Biden began reversing border policies implemented by former President ...

Greek militant on hunger strike suffers kidney failure

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A hospital in central Greece said Friday a far-left militant convicted of 11 murders is in critical condition after suffering kidney failure following 56 days of hunger strike. ...

Scandals reveal Cuomo known by New Yorkers to wider nation

It was Andrew Cuomo’s Emmy-winning performance: daily televised coronavirus briefings in which the New York governor projected competence and compassion, helping to calm a nervous nation. ...

California to give 40% of vaccine doses to vulnerable areas

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will begin setting aside 40% of all vaccine doses for people who live in the most vulnerable neighborhoods in an effort to inoculate people most at risk from the c...