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Homeless shelters begin to see value in making room for pets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Being homeless in Los Angeles and struggling with addiction is hard enough, but Rachel Niebur couldn't imagine enduring it without her dog Petey. Niebur credits h...

NY Gov. Hochul hits election hurdle in running mate’s arrest

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One man’s scandal catapulted New York Gov. Kathy Hochul into office. Will alleged misconduct by another man hurt her chances of holding on to the job? Hochul’s pr...

California governor floats $100M plan for tribes to buy land

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday proposed giving Native American tribes $100 million so they can purchase and preserve their ancestral lands. The prop...

Business Highlights: Walmart's results, Tesla investigation

___ Walmart steers through inflation, boosting profit and sales NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart muscled through rising inflation, surging costs related to COVID-19 sick lea...

Ford, battery maker face job requirement for Tennessee plant

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. and a South Korean company would have to create more than 5,000 full-time jobs at a planned electric pickup truck factory and battery manufacturing plant in Tennes...

No. 6 Purdue dominates middle to take down Wright St 96-52

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue forward Trevion Williams used a milestone moment to show off all of his skills Tuesday night. He delivered the usual highlight dunks, strong reboun...

Louisiana senators to review State Police use-of-force rules

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Senate has created a special committee to dig into complaints about the use of excessive force by the State Police, after troopers were documented in a series of ...

Amid air quality concerns, districts embrace electric buses

BOSTON (AP) — For several years, the Miami-Dade County Public Schools had toyed with replacing some of its 1,000 diesel buses with cleaner electric vehicles. But school leaders said the change would b...

Nonprofits gain funding from unusual source: Marijuana sales

Nonprofits have an unexpected new source of funding: State marijuana sales. Over the past two years, California has used some of the fees it collects from the sale of recreational ma...

Businesses tied to Noem family got $600,000 in virus grants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Family members of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem received over $600,000 in funds from a state grant program pushed by the governor that directed federal coronavirus relief funds to ...

US shifts state grant focus to extremism, cyberthreats

WASHINGTON (AP) — State and local governments will be required to spend a portion of nearly $1.9 billion in annual federal public safety grants on the fight against domestic extremism and improved cyb...

Self-driving shuttle debuts in high-traffic Virginia spot

MERRIFIELD, Va. (AP) — The future of transportation arrived in northern Virginia, looking like a big blue toaster on wheels that seats six and drives itself through the region’s notorious traffic. ...

In white Adirondacks, racism may be toughest hill to climb

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Nicole Hylton-Patterson moved to the Adirondack Mountains to help make this vast, and overwhelmingly white, region more welcoming to people who, like her, are Black. ...

Solidarity march against anti-Semitism, acts of hate

NEW YORK (AP) — Throngs of demonstrators joined by elected officials walked solemnly across the Brooklyn Bridge in a solidarity march Sunday against anti-Semitism and all acts of hate. ...

Rhode Island signs agreement with Israeli university

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says she has signed a cooperation agreement with an Israeli research university. The Providence Journal reports that the Democ...