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WARSAW, Poland | Polish leaders to walk with nationalists on Independence Day

WARSAW, Poland— The Polish government and the organizers of a yearly march of nationalists say they have agreed to hold a joint march on Poland’s Independence Day on Sunday. The announcement made late Friday means President Andrzej Duda and other state officials will march in the capital with organizations whose yearly march last year included … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Polish leaders to walk with nationalists on Independence Day

PROVIDENCE, R.I. | No voters showed up to this polling place on Election Day

PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Rhode Island elections officials say one polling place in Providence did not see a single voter during the midterm elections earlier this week. Miguel Nunez, deputy director at the state elections board, told The Providence Journal that Precinct 2807 has just 11 registered voters. None of them showed up Tuesday. The precinct is … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I. | No voters showed up to this polling place on Election Day

WASHINGTON | Trump: Pledge for more career opportunities helped 6 million

WASHINGTON — Four months after signing an executive order creating the National Council for the American Worker, President Donald Trump is set to announce that over 160 companies and organizations are pledging to provide new career opportunities for more than 6 million Americans. The White House says Trump will announce Wednesday that since the unveiling … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump: Pledge for more career opportunities helped 6 million

WASHINGTON | Push to toughen foreign lobbying law stalls amid opposition

WASHINGTON— A push to give the Justice Department more enforcement authority over the lucrative and at times shadowy world of foreign lobbying is stalled amid opposition from pro-business groups, nonprofits and privacy advocates. Organizations that range from the influential U.S. Chamber of Commerce to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers have raised objections to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Push to toughen foreign lobbying law stalls amid opposition

LONDON | The Latest: US charges 7 Russian intel officers with hacking

LONDON— The Latest on a new wave of global cyberattacks blamed on Russia (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The U.S. Justice Department has charged seven Russian military intelligence officers with hacking anti-doping agencies and other organizations. An indictment announced in Washington on Thursday says Russia’s military intelligence agency, known as the GRU, targeted the hacking … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: US charges 7 Russian intel officers with hacking

PARIS | French police seize weapons, detain 3 in anti-terror raids

PARIS — French police detained three people and seized weapons during raids of a dozen homes and the headquarters of a Muslim association based outside the port city of Dunkirk during an anti-terrorism operation early Tuesday, officials said. Authorities froze the funds of the Centre Zahra France, along with those of three other organizations and … Continue reading PARIS | French police seize weapons, detain 3 in anti-terror raids

SALT LAKE CITY | Mormons to stay outdoors after split with Boy Scouts

SALT LAKE CITY— The Mormon church‘s new youth program, which will roll out in 2020 when it cuts all ties with Boy Scouts of America, will still include outdoor and adventure activities even as the initiative becomes more gospel-focused, the faith confirmed Friday. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided a few more … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Mormons to stay outdoors after split with Boy Scouts

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Hundreds of thousands in Ethiopia welcome once-banned group

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians are gathering to welcome returning leaders of the once-banned Oromo Liberation Front amid sweeping reforms to bring opposition groups back to politics. The OLF and two other organizations were removed from a list of terror groups earlier this year after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office. … Continue reading ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Hundreds of thousands in Ethiopia welcome once-banned group

NEW YORK | CBS’ Les Moonves quits after new sex misconduct charges

NEW YORK — CBS Chief Les Moonves resigned Sunday, just hours after six more women accused the long-time television executive of sexual misconduct. The resignation is effective immediately, CBS said in a statement posted on its website Sunday night. The New Yorker magazine reported the latest allegations included Moonves forcing women to perform oral sex … Continue reading NEW YORK | CBS’ Les Moonves quits after new sex misconduct charges

YANGON, Myanmar | Facebook bans Myanmar military chief, others to stop hate

YANGON, Myanmar — Facebook said Monday that it is banning Myanmar’s powerful military chief and 19 other individuals and organizations from its site to prevent the spread of hate and misinformation. The social media giant was heavily criticized for permitting itself to be used to inflame ethnic and religious conflict in the country, particularly against … Continue reading YANGON, Myanmar | Facebook bans Myanmar military chief, others to stop hate

YANGON, Myanmar | Myanmar military chief among those banned by Facebook

YANGON, Myanmar— Facebook said Monday that it is banning Myanmar’s powerful military chief and 19 other individuals and organizations from its site to prevent the spread of hate and misinformation. The social media giant was heavily criticized for permitting itself to be used to inflame ethnic and religious conflict in the country, particularly against minority … Continue reading YANGON, Myanmar | Myanmar military chief among those banned by Facebook

FREEPORT,Maine | L.L. Bean donating $3 million to National Parks Foundation

FREEPORT, Maine — L.L. Bean is providing $3 million to the National Park Foundation’s effort to encourage people to get outside and explore some of the more than 400 national parks. It’s called the “Find Your Park” initiative. L.L. Bean’s great-grandson, Chairman Shawn Gorman, said the partnership makes perfect sense because both organizations are committed … Continue reading FREEPORT,Maine | L.L. Bean donating $3 million to National Parks Foundation

Washington | News organizations push for opioid data to be made public

Washington – News organizations are pushing for the public release of data detailing the distribution of prescription opioids throughout the U.S., information that could show how drug manufacturers and distributors contributed to the nation’s addiction and overdose crisis. Attorneys for The Washington Post and HD Media, which owns The Charleston Gazette-Mail in West Virginia, filed … Continue reading Washington | News organizations push for opioid data to be made public

Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain

Cancer patients often start two battles after diagnosis: They have to fight their disease and avoid financial ruin. Hospitals and patient advocates around the U.S. are rushing to offer more help for the latter as treatment costs soar and insurance coverage shrinks. They say patients who get overwhelmed by bills often delay treatment or cut … Continue reading Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain

CINCINNATI | Mavis Staples to receive Underground Railroad museum award

CINCINNATI | April 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati says it plans to celebrate the life of singer and activist Mavis Staples with one of the museum’s highest honors. The center will present Staples with the Everyday Freedom Hero Award at a reception on Friday. Staples will receive the reward … Continue reading CINCINNATI | Mavis Staples to receive Underground Railroad museum award

Changing Tax Codes Impact Assistance Dog Services for People with Disabilities

SANTA ROSA, Calif./ Dec. 29, 2017 (STL.NEWS) — Big changes are coming for the 2018 tax year after the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, and it may be impacting those organizations that need charitable gifts most—those charities like Canine Companions for Independence® that provide life-changing assistance dogs to children, veterans … Continue reading Changing Tax Codes Impact Assistance Dog Services for People with Disabilities

New York Islanders may be returning from city to suburbs

MINEOLA, N.Y. /December 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The New York Islanders may be returning to the New York suburbs after a move to Brooklyn floundered. Several news organizations including Newsday reported Tuesday that the hockey team won a bid to build a new arena on the grounds of the Belmont Park racetrack, home to the … Continue reading New York Islanders may be returning from city to suburbs

The Latest: Church-politics provision removed from tax bill

WASHINGTON / December 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The Latest on the Republican tax overhaul (all times local): 10:30 p.m. A Democratic senator taking part in talks on the GOP tax package says a provision allowing churches to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status won’t be in the final bill. Oregon Sen. Ron … Continue reading The Latest: Church-politics provision removed from tax bill