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The GeStamp Stamping Plant-South Charleston (W.Va.) is one of several distribution locations where local residents can pick up bottled water and fill containers. (AP Photo Michael Switzer)

Many worldwide don’t have access to clean water

The chemical that spilled into a major West Virginia river last week forced about 300,000 people in Charleston and surrounding areas not to use their tap water over several days for drinking, cooking, bathing or […]

01/13/2014

In this Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 photo, Typhoon Haiyan survivors play basketball in a destroyed neighborhood in Tacloban, Philippines. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

Signs of life amid misery reveal Filipinos’ spirit

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — They found the hoop in the ruins of their obliterated neighborhood. They propped up the backboard with broken wood beams and rusty nails scavenged from vast mounds of storm-blasted homes. A […]

11/19/2013

Typhoon Haiyan survivors walk amid ruins of buildings in Maraboth, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard on Friday, destroying tens of thousands of buildings and displacing hundreds of thousands of people.  (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

HOW TO HELP THE PHILIPPINES

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The confirmed death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan has taken a major jump. The U.N. says the Philippines’ disaster agency now puts it at 4,460 confirmed dead. President Obama calls the typhoon a “heartbreaking reminder” […]

11/14/2013

Kobe Bryant

Lakers assist Philippines typhoon recovery

The Los Angeles Lakers announced today that they will make a donation to the Philippine Red Cross to assist in the relief efforts for victims of the devastating typhoon that ravaged the eastern and central […]

11/14/2013

This citizen journalism image provided by the Local Committee of Arbeen which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens trying to identify dead bodies, after an alleged poisonous gas attack fired by regime forces, according to activists in Arbeen town, Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Local Committee of Arbeen)

Syrian forces bomb area of alleged chemical attack

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces pressed their offensive in eastern Damascus on Thursday, bombing rebel-held suburbs where the opposition said the regime had killed more than 100 people the day before in a chemical […]

08/22/2013

Russia Prime Minister Vladimir and his wife Lyudmila Putin (AP Photo)

Russian president Putin, wife divorce

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila announced Thursday they are divorcing after nearly 30 years of marriage. The Putins made the statement on state television after attending a ballet performance […]

06/06/2013

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Shakira hosts shower for underprivileged kids

NEW YORK (AP) — Expectant parents Shakira and soccer star Gerard Pique of FC Barcelona are inviting friends and family to join an online baby shower to benefit underprivileged children.

01/16/2013

In Niger, child marriage on rise due to hunger

HAWKANTAKI, Niger (AP) – Each day before the reaping, the 11-year-old girl walked between the stunted stalks of millet with a sense of mounting dread. In a normal year, the green shoots vaulted out of […]

09/16/2012