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Breast cancer survivors create own products to help others

NEW YORK (AP) — Women fighting breast cancer are increasingly seeing more options for bras as well as clean beauty treatments and other products that help them look and feel better. Many of the offerings are coming from female entrepreneurs who have also battled breast cancer themselves and understand what it feels like to lose [...]

By | 2020-02-19T15:14:54+00:00 Friday, February 21, 2020|

LA adopts new ‘war room’ strategy for tackling homelessness

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles city and county officials on Tuesday announced a new strategy to speed the process of getting homeless people into permanent housing that is modeled on the federal government's response to natural disasters. The creation of a "Housing Central Command" marks an overhaul of how agencies work together in addressing [...]

By | 2020-02-19T15:16:02+00:00 Friday, February 21, 2020|

Landscape architects shift emphasis to the ecosystem to adapt to climate change

Landscape architects are finding themselves on the front lines of the climate change crisis, having to come up with creative ways to adapt and help mitigate problems like rising oceans and extreme weather as they design projects across the country. "The focus on sustainability has been building slowly for a long time among landscape architects, [...]

By | 2020-02-19T15:11:52+00:00 Friday, February 21, 2020|

Sanders hopes early strength will prove he can beat Trump

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Terry Reece has long been skeptical that voters would back Bernie Sanders, a 78-year-old self-described democratic socialist who is just months removed from a heart attack. Then the Vermont senator essentially tied for first place in the Democratic Party's Iowa caucuses and won its New Hampshire primary. That forced Reece to [...]

By | 2020-02-19T15:17:13+00:00 Friday, February 21, 2020|

Tech-starved government seeks industry’s best, brightest

Denver (AP) — In this post-impeachment era of divisiveness and deadlock in the nation's capital, Uncle Sam has a message for top technologists: I Still Want You. A Washington-based nerd strike force called the U.S. Digital Service is seeking private-sector coders, programmers and software engineers to make government user-friendly for a tech-savvy American public. Launched [...]

By | 2020-02-21T09:44:41+00:00 Thursday, February 20, 2020|

Bloomberg takes veiled swipe at rival’s aggressive loyalists

CARSON CITY, Nev. — With the Nevada caucuses days away, Democratic presidential candidates campaigning were fixated on a rival who wasn't contesting the state. Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg all went after billionaire Mike Bloomberg and made clear they were eager to take him on in a debate. "He [...]

By | 2020-02-21T09:45:10+00:00 Thursday, February 20, 2020|