Volunteerism

Kim Keenan, President and CEO of the Multicultural Media, Telecom, and Internet Council, talks about an initiative to train volunteers around the country on the best ways to use cell phones to videotape law enforcement in hopes of discouraging police misconduct among minority communities, Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 20, 2017 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights groups are planning to train volunteers around the country on the best ways to use cell phones to record law enforcement. The goal is to discourage police misconduct in minority communities. The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council is spearheading what it...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016 file photo, members of the Iranian Basij paramilitary force reenact the January 2016 capture of U.S sailors by the Revolutionary Guard in the Persian Gulf, in a rally commemorating the 37th anniversary of Islamic Revolution, in Tehran, Iran. Mohsen Dehnavi, an Iranian cancer researcher who was denied entry to the U.S. previously headed a student branch of a volunteer paramilitary militia, footage aired on state television Thursday, July 13, 2017, showed. In comments to the channel at the Tehran airport, he defended his travel to the United States as solely intended for science and research. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
July 13, 2017 - 9:25 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian cancer researcher who was denied entry to the United States previously headed a student branch of a volunteer paramilitary militia, according to footage aired on Iranian state television on Thursday. The TV also showed Mohsen Dehnavi arriving back in Tehran alongside...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2011, file photo, Amber Oestreich, left, and Robert Grodt, who are part of the protest movement Occupy Wall Street, rest on a mattress in New York's Zuccotti Park. People's Protection Units, also known by their Kurdish initials as the YPG, a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia, said Tuesday, July 11, 2017, that two American volunteers were killed fighting the Islamic State group in northern Syria last week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 12, 2017 - 6:48 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former protester who met his partner when she was pepper-sprayed at Occupy Wall Street was one of two American volunteers killed fighting the Islamic State group in Syria last week. A U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia known as the YPG announced Tuesday that Robert Grodt, of...
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This Thursday, June 29, 2017 photo shows a Hawaiian monk seal and her newborn pup on a Waikiki beach in Honolulu. The pup, born late Wednesday or early Thursday, is the first seal to be born in the densely populated tourist district since the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration began keeping track in the 1970s. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
June 29, 2017 - 10:40 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — An endangered Hawaiian monk seal has given birth on a Waikiki beach — the first such birth in at least several decades. The seal was born late Wednesday or early Thursday, said Angela Amlin, coordinator for the Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Program. Mother and pup attracted dozens of...
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FILE--In this Aug. 5, 2010, file photo, No More Deaths volunteer Katie Maloney checks water jugs at the group's camp before heading out to supply water stations for illegal immigrants near Arivaca, Ariz., about 13 miles north of Mexico. Border Patrol agents descended on the medical camp set up in the Arizona desert Wednesday, June 15, 2017, to provide refuge and water for migrants in the scorching summer heat, arresting four migrants who had just crossed into the U.S. from Mexico. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers, file)
June 16, 2017 - 8:43 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Border Patrol agents swept into a medical camp in the Arizona desert to capture four immigrants, an operation that volunteers on Friday called a "staged military siege" as the U.S. government has vowed a crackdown along the border with Mexico. As a helicopter circled overhead, 15...
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FILE--In this Aug. 5, 2010, file photo, No More Deaths volunteer Katie Maloney checks water jugs at the group's camp before heading out to supply water stations for illegal immigrants near Arivaca, Ariz., about 13 miles north of Mexico. Border Patrol agents descended on the medical camp set up in the Arizona desert Wednesday, June 15, 2017, to provide refuge and water for migrants in the scorching summer heat, arresting four migrants who had just crossed into the U.S. from Mexico. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers, file)
June 16, 2017 - 7:45 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Border Patrol agents swept into a medical camp in the Arizona desert to capture four immigrants, an operation that volunteers on Friday called a "staged military siege" as the U.S. government has vowed a crackdown along the border with Mexico. As a helicopter circled overhead, 15...
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Police officers on duty stand next to floral tributes on Southwark Street in London, Sunday, June 4, 2017, near the scene of Saturday's attack. A series of attacks described as terrorism killed several people and injured dozens on Saturday. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 05, 2017 - 8:20 am
LONDON (AP) — The latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Neighbors of one of the dead suspects in the London Bridge attacks say he was trying to radicalize young people, and that they reported him to police. Jibril Palomba said he and his wife worried because...
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Police officers on duty stand next to floral tributes on Southwark Street in London, Sunday, June 4, 2017, near the scene of Saturday's attack. A series of attacks described as terrorism killed several people and injured dozens on Saturday. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 05, 2017 - 4:56 am
LONDON (AP) — The latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Commuters and cyclists were back on the streets of south London Monday morning, elbowing past journalists and camera crews on Southwark Bridge Road's narrow sidewalks. A commuter, Martin Howells, said...
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Police officers on duty stand next to floral tributes on Southwark Street in London, Sunday, June 4, 2017, near the scene of Saturday's attack. A series of attacks described as terrorism killed several people and injured dozens on Saturday. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 05, 2017 - 2:48 am
LONDON (AP) — The latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 7:30 a.m. London police have raided raid two addresses and detained "a number" of people suspected of some connection to the Saturday night car attack and knife rampage on London Bridge. Seven people were killed by...
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FILE-In this Feb. 11, 2016 file photo, Dallas County Mosquito Lab microbiologist Spencer Lockwood sorts mosquitos collected in a trap in Hutchins, Texas, that had been set up in Dallas County near the location of a confirmed Zika virus infection. U.S. health officials have begun enrolling volunteers for critical next-stage testing of an experimental vaccine to protect against Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause devastating birth defects in pregnant women. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
March 31, 2017 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have begun enrolling volunteers for critical next-stage testing of an experimental vaccine to protect against Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause devastating birth defects in pregnant women. The first volunteer was vaccinated Wednesday at Baylor...
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