Human welfare

Former Carolina Panthers NFL football player Rae Carruth, center, exits the Sampson Correctional Institution in Clinton, N.C., Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Former NFL wide receiver Rae Carruth has been released from prison after serving 18 years for conspiring to murder the mother of his unborn child. The Carolina Panthers’ 1997 first-round draft pick was released Monday from Sampson Correctional Institution in Clinton, North Carolina after completing his sentence. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
October 22, 2018 - 10:48 am
Rae Carruth is a free man. The former NFL wide receiver was released from prison Monday after serving more than 18 years for conspiring to murder the mother of his unborn child. The Carolina Panthers' 1997 first-round draft pick was released from Sampson Correctional Institution in Clinton, North...
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A group of Central American migrants gather in the central park of Ciudad Hidlago, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Mexican authorities for a second straight day refused mass entry to a caravan of Central American migrants held up at the border with Guatemala, but began accepting small groups for asylum processing and gave out some 45-day visitor permits that would theoretically allow recipients time to reach the United States. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
October 20, 2018 - 7:33 pm
TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — The Latest on a caravan of Central American migrants hoping to reach the United States (all times local): 5:30 p.m. About 2,000 Central American migrants who crossed a river from Guatemala into Mexico have voted in a show of hands to re-form their caravan and continue...
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In this April 26, 2018, photo a man walks by a closed restaurant along Bergen Street in a so-called "opportunity zone" in Newark, N.J. The Trump administration on Friday, Oct. 19, proposed rules for investors in a new program that it says could have a big impact on economically depressed areas around the country. About 8,700 of the opportunity zones have been set up in all 50 states and to lure investors and developers with tax breaks. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
October 19, 2018 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing rules for investors in a new program that it says could have a big impact on economically depressed areas around the country. About 8,700 so-called "opportunity zones" have been set up in all 50 states to lure investors and developers with tax...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, U.S. Attorney William McSwain is shown at a news conference in Philadelphia. McSwain sent out grand jury subpoenas last week to Pennsylvania dioceses as part of a federal investigation of clergy abuse in Catholic churches. The investigation, which follows a state grand jury probe, was confirmed by multiple sources who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. McSwain wouldn't comment. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)
October 19, 2018 - 1:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two years ago, a federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh considered filing a racketeering lawsuit against a Roman Catholic diocese over its handling of child sex-abuse complaints, but left office before he could make the bold move. A colleague in Philadelphia is now taking new aim at...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2018, file photo, a fighter of Syrian opposition stands at a checkpoint in northwestern city of Idlib, Syria. A Turkish official says Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, that a summit between the leaders of Turkey, France, Germany and Russia will be held in Istanbul this month to discuss the conflict in Syria. Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, in a written statement Friday said a summit will take place on Oct. 27. Russia and Turkey reached an agreement last month to set up a demilitarized zone around the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib preventing a government offensive on the last rebel stronghold in the country.(Ugur Can/DHA via AP, File)
October 19, 2018 - 12:31 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A summit between the leaders of Turkey, France, Germany and Russia will be held in Istanbul this month to discuss the conflict in Syria and efforts for a lasting solution to the war in the Arab country, a Turkish official said Friday. Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, in a...
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Hundreds of Honduran migrants stand at the shore of the Suchiate river on the border between Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Mexico's foreign ministry says government officials at its southern border with Guatemala have started assisting the early arrivals from a caravan of some 3,000 Honduran migrants that has drawn sharp criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump. (AP Photo)
October 19, 2018 - 10:32 am
TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — Members of a 3,000-strong U.S.-bound migrant caravan massed in a Guatemalan border town and prepared to begin crossing the muddy Suchiate River to Mexico Friday, in spite of U.S. President Donald Trump's threats of retaliation. The first members of the group began...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, U.S. Attorney William McSwain is shown at a news conference in Philadelphia. McSwain sent out grand jury subpoenas last week to Pennsylvania dioceses as part of a federal investigation of clergy abuse in Catholic churches. The investigation, which follows a state grand jury probe, was confirmed by multiple sources who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. McSwain wouldn't comment. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)
October 18, 2018 - 4:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation of child sexual abuse inside the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand confidential files and testimony from church leaders, according to two people familiar with the probe. The subpoenas, served...
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Migrants disembark at Motril port after they were rescued by Spanish NGO ProActiva Open Arms at Alboran Sea, about 40 miles (64 km) from Spanish coasts, on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. The Open Arms is now based at Motril port in Spain, in order to start operating in the western Mediterranean area. (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
October 18, 2018 - 1:43 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Thursday to pursue the cooperation of countries in North Africa and to beef up the bloc's external borders to stop large numbers of migrants from entering Europe. A statement from an EU summit in Brussels where the leaders of member countries discussed...
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, photo, sprinklers run as a farmworker walks through a broccoli field in Salinas, Calif. Like many California cities, Salinas, dubbed the "Salad Bowl of the World" because the surrounding farmland produces most of the lettuce on Earth, suffers from a lack of available affordable housing and space to build more. Housing prices have exploded, with the median cost of a home now $549,000, according to Zillow. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 18, 2018 - 12:37 pm
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Middle-school English teacher Maryam Powers doesn't take vacations. To earn additional money, she picks up an extra period of teaching when she can and mentors new hires. But to afford the mortgage on a $330,000 three-bedroom home she purchased in Salinas in 2015, Powers...
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Jean Marc looks at a sample at a cannabis store in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 18, 2018 - 7:30 am
MONTREAL (AP) — Cam Battley is a top executive at one of Canada's biggest marijuana companies, but he isn't sticking around to savor the country's historic pot legalization. He's off to Germany on Friday and Australia next week — a sign of what a leader Canada has become in the global pot industry...
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