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Argentina Homelessness rises in capital amid crisis

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - A smiling two-year-old Valentina Aleman runs down a sidewalk in Buenos Aires, dodging cardboard boxes, a worn-out sofa and a broken refrigerator without noticing the cars zooming dangerously close to her and others - risks of living on the streets. A makeshift ...

Police in Arizona kick in door to bring sick boy to hospital

PHOENIX (AP) — Officers wielding pistols and ballistic shields kicked in the door of a suburban Phoenix home in the middle of the night to bring a sick 2-year-old boy to a hospital after his mother refused a doctor's advice to get him to an emergency room for what was thought to be a ...

Temple U shots spike to nearly 5,000 amid mumps outbreak

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly 5,000 students and faculty members have taken advantage of free vaccine booster shots at Philadelphia's Temple University as the school tries to contain a mumps outbreak. City health officials say more than 2,500 people were given shots Friday during the second ...

Mozambique cholera cases jump to 139 a day after outbreak

By CARA ANNA Associated Press JOHANNESBURG — Cholera cases in Mozambique among survivors of a devastating cyclone have shot up to 139, officials said, as nearly 1 million vaccine doses were rushed to the region and health workers desperately tried to improvise treatment space for ...

Papers of Billy Graham to be transferred to library

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Papers of the late Rev. Billy Graham and historic records of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association are being transferred to the library bearing his name. The association announced in a news release Thursday that the papers and records will be coming from the Billy ...

Woman convicted of reduced charge in husband’s death

FRAZER, Pa. (AP) — A woman accused of fatally shooting her husband after they had a drunken argument about money, sex and a burned tuna casserole has been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter. Teresa Drum now faces up to 20 years when she's sentenced June 17. She was convicted Thursday in ...

Rare bee species makes a comeback at San Francisco park

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A rare species of sand-loving bees is making a comeback in San Francisco's Presidio for the first time in about a century. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Friday ecologists spotted hundreds of silver digger bees in the park last week while surveying a dune ...

today in history

By The Associated Press On March 30, 1867, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward reached agreement with Russia to purchase the territory of Alaska for $7.2 million, a deal ridiculed by critics as "Seward's Folly." On this date: In 1822, Florida became a United States territory. In ...

Chicago seeks $130K from Smollett for cost of investigation

By AMANDA SEITZ and HERBERT G. McCANN Associated Press CHICAGO — City officials on Thursday ordered Jussie Smollett to pay $130,000 to cover the cost of the investigation into his report of a street attack that police say was staged to promote his career. A letter from the city's ...

New York sues billionaire family behind maker of OxyContin

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK — New York is suing the billionaire family behind the company that created OxyContin, joining a growing list of state and local governments seeking to hold not only the firm but its owners accountable for the nation's ...

US begins organ transplants from living donors who have HIV

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON — Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what's thought to be the world's first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for people with the AIDS virus — and one that could free up space on the transplant waiting list ...

Bump stocks are turned in or destroyed as ban takes effect

By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — The largest supplier of bump stocks turned in its entire remaining inventory to be destroyed — some 60,000 devices. Washington state's buyback program was so popular it ran out of money. One dealer held a "Viking funeral" for his ...

US charges Facebook with high-tech housing discrimination

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government charged Facebook with high-tech housing discrimination Thursday for allegedly allowing landlords and real estate brokers to systematically exclude groups such as non-Christians, immigrants and minorities from seeing ads for houses and apartments. The ...

At least 19 killed by Bangladesh high-rise building blaze

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire swept through a high-rise office building in Bangladesh's capital on Thursday, killing at least 19 people and injuring about 70 others, officials said. The blaze trapped many people inside the building, with some shouting for help from windows on the building's ...

Kraft’s attorneys challenge video taken at massage parlor

By TERRY SPENCER Associated Press JUPITER, Fla. — Attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft want a Florida judge to block prosecutors from using secretly taken video that police say shows him engaging in paid sex acts with female massage parlor employees. In court documents ...

Trump Tower meeting figure: Russia probe ‘not a witch hunt’

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY Associated Press NEW YORK — The music publicist who brokered a meeting between the Trump campaign and a Russian lawyer says Robert Mueller's Russia probe wasn't a "witch hunt." Rob Goldstone requested the lawyer's meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and other senior ...

Judge orders release of documents in Baylor University assault cases

By DAVID WARREN Associated Press DALLAS — A federal judge in Texas ruled Thursday that a law firm must turn over thousands of records that lawyers believe will give a fuller accounting of how Baylor University responded to sexual assault allegations made by students. Judge Robert ...

Leaning tower of Philly? Founding fathers’ church gets grant

By KRISTEN DE GROOT Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Back in the mid-1700s, Benjamin Franklin spearheaded a lottery at Christ Church to help fund the construction of a steeple and supporting tower. As legend has it, he was motivated as much by his love of the church as he was by his ...

Sunoco cuts ties with gas station owner over billboard slur

WORTHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Sunoco has cut ties with a Pennsylvania gas station owner after a digital billboard flashed a racial slur and praised the acquittal of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen. The billboard is owned by John Placek and is about a quarter ...

$2M settlement to victim who was made to confess after abuse

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania has agreed to pay $2 million to a man who was sexually abused as a child by a priest who made him say confession after the assaults. The settlement with the Diocese of Erie was announced Tuesday by the victim's attorney, Mitchell ...