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Europe sets heat records as much of continent sizzles

Jun. 26, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Torrid weather gripped large parts of western and central Europe on Wednesday, setting new June temperature records in Germany and the Czech Republic and forcing drivers to slow down on some sections of the famously speedy German autobahns. Authorities imposed speed limits on some autobahns...

Prince William says he'd be 'absolutely fine" with gay child

Jun. 26, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William says it would be "absolutely fine" if one of his children came out as gay though he'd worry about how the public would respond. William made the comment on Wednesday while visiting a London nonprofit group that works with young LGBT people who are homeless or living...

Oregon city council clarifies rule to stop curbside camping

Jun. 26, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon city council has passed a legal clarification that it hopes will end curbside camping. The Register-Guard reported Monday that city councilors in Eugene voted 6-0 Monday to allow trespass complaints against people who set up tents on strips of land between sidewalks and...

The Latest: 'Jeopardy!' champ loses poker world series debut

Jun. 24, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on "Jeopardy!" champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer playing at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas (all times local): 8:05 p.m. "Jeopardy!" champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer played 14 hands in his debut event at the World Series of...

Bridge housing development planned for Detroit's homeless

Jun. 23, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Pope Francis Center in Detroit is planning a 40-unit development to provide bridge housing for the homeless. The $19 million project would include studio apartments, a cafeteria, gymnasium, classrooms and a public health clinic. Residents would spend 90 to 120 days there before moving on...

Rhode Island House passes nearly $10B budget

Jun. 22, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's House of Representatives passed a nearly $10 billion state budget Saturday that would expand the state's pre-kindergarten program and add six new medical marijuana dispensaries. The Democratic-controlled House approved the budget 64 to 9, voting along party lines...

Congresswoman is 'patron saint of the transgender community'

Jun. 22, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) told the crowd at a recent Capital Pride brunch that she would be delighted if someone opted to portray her in drag. "I don't know if that tradition is going to continue, but this member of Congress would be honored if it did," a beaming Wexton said to...

Connecticut's homeless population declines in 2019

Jun. 21, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new report shows Connecticut's homeless population has dropped to its lowest level since officials started tracking the population in 2007. The Hartford Courant reports that the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness counted 3,033 homeless people in its annual Point-in-Time...

Man gets 27 years for trying to kill Salem homeless men

Jun. 20, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Portland has been sentenced to 26 years and eight months in prison for a series of attacks during which he tried to kill a man with a baseball bat and stabbed another man and forced him to walk into the river. The Statesman Journal reports that at least two of the victims were...

Homeless crisis spurs recall effort against LA mayor

Jun. 20, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayor Eric Garcetti didn't create the homeless crisis in Los Angeles, but he owns it. The two-term Democrat who not long ago flirted with a presidential run has been besieged by complaints about homeless encampments that have gotten so widespread he's facing a potential recall campaign....