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Number of homeless veterans declines across United States

Nov. 12, 2019 2:38 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs say the number of homeless veterans nationwide has declined slightly. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson told reporters Tuesday in New Hampshire that the number of veterans who are homeless fell by...

The Latest: Trump aims to pit black voters vs. immigrants

Nov. 8, 2019 4:24 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's outreach to black voters (all times local): 4:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is trying to pit the black community against immigrants, saying Democrats care more for people who have come to the U.S. illegally than African Americans. Trump says public...

Kentucky governor looks to Trump for campaign-closing boost

Nov. 3, 2019 11:48 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In basketball-crazy Kentucky, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's reelection bid should have been a slam dunk, with a strong economy and an electorate trending hard toward the GOP in recent years. But a series of misplays has damaged the acerbic businessman-turned-politician's prospects. He...

Bevin promotes school-choice efforts during Louisville stop

Oct. 31, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Venturing into a Democratic stronghold with another high-profile surrogate from the Trump administration, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin promoted school-choice efforts Thursday as a way to help urban neighborhoods as he campaigned in Kentucky's largest city. Democratic challenger Andy...

Secular groups decry Carson's church and state comment

Oct. 22, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An opening prayer at Monday's Cabinet meeting by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, who said the separation of church and state "doesn't mean that they cannot work together," has drawn sharp criticism from secular groups who say his words infringe on the principle of...

Editorials from around New York

Sep. 25, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The State Needs To Support Public Defense The Post-Journal Sept. 21 It is important that those accused of crimes receive their due process guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Mandating that prosecutors hand over evidence to defense...

LA considers limits on where homeless can camp

Sep. 24, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A proposal to greatly restrict where homeless people may camp in public places around Los Angeles drew impassioned protest Tuesday at a City Council meeting from demonstrators who say the rules would criminalize homelessness. Council members began discussion on proposed changes to the...

Trump threatens EPA action against San Francisco

Sep. 19, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened to unleash the Environmental Protection Agency on San Francisco Wednesday after a California visit during which he blamed the homelessness crisis on "liberal" policies. Trump accused the city of allowing a tremendous amount of waste, including needles,...

Trump says he will do 'something' about homelessness

Sep. 18, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump began a California visit on Tuesday, saying he will do "something" about homelessness but offering no specifics beyond the mention of creating a task force. "We can't let Los Angeles, San Francisco and numerous other cities destroy themselves by allowing what's...

Trump gives California grief - but also takes its money

Sep. 18, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump rarely passes up the chance to throw a sharp elbow at left-leaning California, but he showed Tuesday he's more than happy to cash in there with a lunch-dinner-breakfast-lunch fundraising blitz expected to scoop up $15 million from wealthy Republicans in...