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No truce: Trump keeps up feud with California during visit

Sep. 18, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump remains on a war footing. With California. Trump's primary mission during his two-day visit to the state was to raise millions from wealthy Republicans. But he also made a point of deriding the state's handling of its homeless crisis, and on Wednesday, he issued a...

The Latest: Trump accuses SF of environmental violations

Sep. 18, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump in California (all times local): 10:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says the Environmental Protection Agency will be "putting out a notice" of violations in San Francisco related to its homeless population. Trump told reporters Wednesday aboard Air Force...

Details lacking: Housing head in LA, addresses homelessness

Sep. 18, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Trump administration continued to show an interest in California's homeless crisis Wednesday but offered little in the way of help or specific solutions as the secretary of Housing and Urban Development toured a Skid Row shelter in Los Angeles and called for cooperation among...

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...

California Democratic donor charged with running drug house

Sep. 18, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A West Hollywood man who made prominent donations to the Democratic Party was charged Tuesday with running a drug house where two men died of overdoses. Edward Buck, who was arrested at his home Tuesday, should be held on $4 million bail because he is a "violent, dangerous sexual...

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...

The Latest: Trump says he'll do something about homelessness

Sep. 17, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to California (all times local): 12:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says the people of San Francisco and Los Angeles are fed up with homelessness and his administration will be "doing something" about it. The president spoke about the problem...

Celebs to read bedtime story to help fight homelessness

Sep. 16, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith and Dame Helen Mirren will read a bedtime story during a one-night fundraising event to help fight global homelessness. Smith and Mirren will each tell their story from different locations during the World's Big Sleep Out on Dec. 7. The campaign will encourage people in 50...

Suspect charged in fire that destroyed Minnesota synagogue

Sep. 16, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday charged a homeless man with causing a fire that destroyed a historic synagogue in northeastern Minnesota. Matthew James Amiot, 36, is charged with two counts of setting a negligent fire. A judge set his bail at $20,000 and Amiot remained in jail. Amiot was...

$2B waterway through Deep South yet to yield promised boom

Sep. 16, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

EPES, Ala. (AP) — More than a century in the making, the 234-mile (376-kilometer) Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway was supposed to fulfill a dream of "orderly growth and prosperity" when it opened in 1985, snaking its way through the poor, rural Deep South. It hasn't worked out that way. Delayed for decades by...