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  • 'Things are tough:' Canadian charities struggling as COVID-19 hits their bottom line

    CALGARY - The familiar ringing of handbells has gone silent at many Canadian shopping malls this year as the Salvation Army tries to cope with COVID-19 rules at a time of dropping donations.
  • Pakistani Christian girls trafficked to China as brides

    GUJRANWALA, Pakistan - Muqadas Ashraf was just 16 when her parents married her off to a Chinese man who had come to Pakistan looking for a bride. Less than five months later, Muqadas is back in her home country, pregnant and seeking a divorce from a husband she says was abusive.
  • Correction: NY Fashion Week-Studio 189 story

    NEW YORK - In a story Sept. 11 about a fashion show put on by Studio 189, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Studio 189's clothing line was called Fashion Rising. While it was once called that, it now goes by the name of Studio 189.
  • Farmers protest California water plan aimed to save salmon

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Hundreds of California farmers rallied at the Capitol on Monday to protest state water officials' proposal to increase water flows in a major California river, a move state and federal politicians called an overreach of power that would mean less water for farms in the Central Valley.
  • Iraq bans farming summer crops as water crisis grows dire

    MISHKHAB, Iraq - Iraq has banned its farmers from planting summer crops this year as the country grapples with a crippling water shortage that shows few signs of abating.
  • What goes into a go-bag? How to prepare an emergency kit

    Heather Kretzer, a health consultant for the Florida Department of Health in Panama City, lives near the water. But the most recent call for an evacuation in her area wasn't because of a hurricane but because of an active shooter.
  • Opioids haunt users' recovery: 'It never really leaves you'

    NASHVILLE - It's hard to say whether businessman Kyle Graves hit rock bottom when he shot himself in the ankle so emergency room doctors would feed his opioid habit or when he broke into a safe to steal his father's cancer pain medicine.
  • Workplace accident death rate higher for older workers

    Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics.
  • Pies and freedom: A Father's Day look at a dad who roamed

    MORRISTOWN, N.Y. - A year ago this Sunday, I was making berry pies in the kitchen when I glanced outside: Dad had taken another face-plant in the grass.
  • FDA tests confirm hepatitis A in scallops from Philippines

    HONOLULU - U.S. Food and Drug Administration tests found hepatitis A in scallops from the Philippines, which have been identified as the likely source of an outbreak of the virus in Hawaii.

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