“Stray” cat video game brings some benefits to real cats

“Stray” cat video game brings some benefits to real cats

NEW YORK (AP) — The virtual cat hero from the new video game sensation “Stray” doesn’t just wind along rusted pipes, leap over unidentified sludge and decode clues in a seemingly abandoned city. The daring orange tabby is helping real world cats as well. Thanks to online fundraising platforms, gamers are playing “Stray” while streaming … Read more

Long lines are back at US food banks as inflation hits high

Long lines are back at US food banks as inflation hits high

PHOENIX (AP) — Long lines are back at food banks around the U.S. as working Americans overwhelmed by inflation turn to handouts to help feed their families. With gas prices soaring along with grocery costs, many people are seeking charitable food for the first time, and more are arriving on foot. Inflation in the U.S. … Read more

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Launches First in Nation Cleantech Loan Fund to Accelerate Equitable Climate Action | News

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Launches First in Nation Cleantech Loan Fund to Accelerate Equitable Climate Action | News

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun 8, 2022– The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) announced the launch of their nationwide LACI Cleantech Debt Fund, a first-of-its-kind green loan program to scale early stage cleantech startups and accelerate equitable climate action. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220608005341/en/ LACI CEO Matt Petersen gathers with community … Read more

Donors fall well short of UN target for Syria aid

Donors fall well short of UN target for Syria aid

BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors on Tuesday pledged $6.7 billion to help Syrians and neighboring countries hosting refugees but fell well short of a U.N. target for assistance to millions of people from conflict-torn Syria who rely on aid to survive. European Union Neighborhood Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi acknowledged that the war in Ukraine and the … Read more

The AP Interview: BLM’s Patrisse Cullors denies wrongdoing | National News

The AP Interview: BLM’s Patrisse Cullors denies wrongdoing | National News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No, insists Patrisse Cullors, former leader of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation: Despite allegations of financial improprieties, neither she nor anyone else in leadership misused millions of dollars in donations. But in an interview with The Associated Press, Cullors acknowledged that BLM was ill-prepared to handle a tidal wave … Read more